[amsat-bb] Re: Kenwood TS-2000 Birdies

Nathaniel S. Parsons nsp25 at cornell.edu
Tue Sep 15 07:15:21 PDT 2009

Thanks for the quick replies, and esp. with the answer I was hoping for!


On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 6:09 AM, Nick Pugh K5QXJ <quadpugh at bellsouth.net>wrote:

> Your radio will work fine at 437.405 that is the radio in our ground
> station
> Nick UL CAPE Team
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> Subject: [amsat-bb] Kenwood TS-2000 Birdies
> Hi all,
> I am a student on CUSat <http://cusat.cornell.edu>, one of Cornell
> University's satellite project teams. You may remember me from my previous
> call for help to resolve our antenna crises. I don't think I sent a
> follow-up to the bb, but we were able to recover from that crisis in large
> part due to your help, so thank you.
> Recently, it has come to my attention that the TS-2000, the transceiver in
> our ground station, has a birdie at 436.800MHz. To me, this seems very
> close
> to the frequency coordinated for our satellite by the IARU, 437.405 MHz.
> Should we worry about this, or will we be fine with the TS-2000?
> If the consensus is that it's best to switch radios, what would be best for
> us? We don't need anything more than VHF/UHF, and computer control.
> Thanks,
> Nate Parsons
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