[amsat-bb] Kenwood D74a

Steve Bossert k2gog at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 27 01:47:59 UTC 2017

I agree with Patrick. The TH-D74 and FT-817 make a good SSB satellite combination. I recently posted a review on my local club site below:
The all mode RX on the TH-D74 is pretty good for VHF and UHF use. The built in audio recorder is fantastic. The Kenwood is a good radio for satellite operation in my book for these two reasons.
I find the up/down arrows makes for good tuning rather than the top knob on the D74 also.
Have not tried it yet related to satellite use, but Kenwood also has a nice remote control application for the D74 that may have some satellite use case usability I hope to test my theory out on soon.
I see a few vendors have put the TH-D74 on sale, so hope you pick one up before they go back up to regular price.

Steve K2GOGK2GOG at yahoo.com

  On Sun, Nov 26, 2017 at 8:11 PM, kb2mjeff at att.net<kb2mjeff at att.net> wrote:   Hi Patrick, thanks for the quick reply. That was the answer I was looking for. Also the recording function is a bonus....

73 Jeff kb2m

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I have used the 817/D74 pair for the SSB birds. All-mode RX
in the D74 is much better than the TH-F6A. Just have to 
adapt to a VFO knob that isn't (relatively) large and smooth
turning as the 817. You can also use the D74's recording 
function so you don't forget who you work. Make sure
the recorder is set for the VFO you use for SSB RX.

Good luck, and 73!

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On Sunday, November 26, 2017, <kb2mjeff at att.net> wrote:

  Has anyone paired a D74a with say a FT-817 to work the  linear birds portable? I'm thinking of picking one up to have the SSB receive capability(or visa versa). I remember years ago trying this with a TH-F6A and was really disappointed in the wwiiddddeee receiver performance. Is the D74a able to rx a 3k wide sig properly? Just trying to make sure before I pull the trigger...

  73 Jeff kb2m 

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