[amsat-bb] TH-F6A

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Fri Feb 20 14:53:54 UTC 2015


If you are looking for an inexpensive solution for full-duplex
satellite operations, a FUNcube Dongle Pro+ (about $200 shipped) and
an inexpensive Windows 8.1 tablet (which can be had for as little as
$59) will provide better performance, though you do need a bit of
computer savvy to get it working properly.

The TH-F6A receiver is OK, but the filtering is nonexistent (about 12 kHz wide).

The best option may be to find a used FT-817.


Paul, N8HM

On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 3:11 PM, Lee Ernstrom <lee.ernstrom at rcwilley.com> wrote:
> GA satellite goo-roos.  Today I was scanning the HRO catalogue looking for an inexpensive solution to full duplex contacts for the linear birds and I ran across the Kenwood TH-F6A hand held 144, 222, and 450 MHZ FM with SSB option on receive only.  That sounds to me like a great fairly inexpensive solution.
> Has anyone tried one of these yet for satellite work?
> And I'm wondering if there would be a de-sense problem if used on receive with a 20 watt transmitter on a different band close to it?
> Lee (Doc) Ernstrom
> Syracuse, Ut DN-31xb
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