[amsat-bb] Re: new station cn87 and Kenwood TH-F6A

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Thu Jan 10 12:50:15 PST 2013

You could always cut off the internal mic and use the PTT as a crude
CW key since an on/off keyed unmodulated FM carrier is theoretically
identical to a CW signal. I think some people have done this, or at
least have contemplated it.

The TH-F6A works fine for receiving the linear satellites. A few weeks
ago, I listened to an FO-29 pass and was able to copy signals
horizon-to-horizon with an Arrow. The receiver bandwidth is quite
wide, so you can often hear multiple signals at once. This isn't
always a bad thing, because you can understand a SSB or CW signal
without tuning for Doppler over the wider range.

I have only managed one QSO on the linear birds using the TH-F6A and
FT-817 (on VO-52), but I hope to try again soon.


Paul, N8HM

On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 3:29 PM, WILLIAMS MICHAEL
<k9qho6762 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> My mind is running wild.
> I received an email some time back from a ham (I think it was Jarred) who said
> he copied my CW on FO-29 using the TH-F6A or similar hand held.
> My immediate thought was that Kenwood could add a miniature CW  jack and turn
> this rig into a rig that operates on both the linear and FM birds.
> Very little engineering cost to implement this.
> Just Thinking,
> Mike K9QHO
> Message: 6
> Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 09:14:11 -0700
> From: KERRY LA*DUKE <kladuke1144 at msn.com>
> To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] new station cn87
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> All,
> Had  a great qso and first contact for WA7GNP this morning on SO-50. Jarred  is
> running a Kenwood TH-F6A and home brew yagi's on a tripod. Jarred has  also been
> listening on the analog birds.
> 73
> WC7V
> Kerry
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