[amsat-bb] Kenwood D74a

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Mon Nov 27 00:51:45 UTC 2017


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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