[amsat-bb] Re: Question about radios

Dee morsesat at optonline.net
Tue May 3 07:46:39 PDT 2011

Being in this end of the hobby for "many" years, I have learned that
sometimes the choice comes down to what you can afford.  While the TS2000 is
a nice radio, with the birdie problem, it leaves a question.  Ihave had 2
Icom 910's for many years and even have one of them adapted with the 1.2ghz
module.  Both have worked flawless and have been more than adequate.  The
new ICOM 9100 (which you ask about) is a bit pricey for the bands provided.
I have been following the production of the 9100 and it has become out of an
average hams price range.  While the specs are very good, you can achieve
the same effect with a TS2000 - Icom 910- Yaesu 847 and even the older icom
820 (?) -
Once again, I have always advised sat ops to spend the money on the antennas
and coax as this is where you'll find the most advantage for your operation.
Good luck and go to the AMSAT website to obtain a truck load of info
pertaining to satellite station construction and operating advice.
Dee, NB2F
NJ AMSAT Coordinator 

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Alvaro Gaviria
Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 4:51 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Question about radios

Hello all,


Can someone tell what is better for satellite work, the Kenwood TS-2000X or
the Icom IC- 9100 ??


Best regards






algaviri1 at une.net.co 



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