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HUH? New! Satellite Digital Messaging



This is cool, but boy am I dense or something.  I even went to the Kenwood
site TODAY (5/23) and downloaded the manual for the TH-D7A.  It only covers
438-450Mhz.  So, I went to the latest AMSAT bulletin to check.   Most all
the satellites operate BELOW 438MHz.  Out of range of the TH-D7A.
(UO-14-435.07; AO-27-436.795, SO-35-436.291.)

So either, Kenwood isn't publishing all the specs correctly (Hey Kenwood!)
OR
I have the frequencies all wrong for the birds.  (wake up Alf)
OR
I can spend $450+ for this fancy radio and then have to make a mod to it,
voiding the warranty, in order to use it. (again HEY KENWOOD!)

Alf - W4ADS
p.s..  I saw no announcement on the (G) model.  In fact their "news" link
(http://www.kenwood.net/news/) is broken (3pmEDT 5/23)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Ogden" <jono@enteract.com>
To: "Bob Bruninga" <bruninga@nadn.navy.mil>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Cc: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga@arctic.usna.edu>
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2000 8:08 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] New! Satellite Digital Messaging


> on 5/21/00 11:07 PM, Bob Bruninga at bruninga@nadn.navy.mil wrote:
>
> > At Dayton, Kenwood revealed the 9600 baud upgrade to their existing
> > 1200 baud APRS handheld,
>
>
> It's not ONLY a 9600 baud upgrade to the TH-D7A, it ALSO is now capable of
> operating cross band so it is no longer just a RECEIVER for the birds.
Now
> you can work the birds with the TH-D7A.  They also made it KISS compliant.
>
> For those who don't know, it's now called the TH-D7A(G).  It will be
> available from Kenwood probably after June 1st for $60.  It adds a BUNCH
of
> good stuff to the radio.
>
> 73,
>
> Jon
> NA9D
>
> -------------------------------------
> Jon Ogden
> NA9D (ex: KE9NA)
>
> Member:  ARRL, AMSAT, DXCC, NRA
>
> http://www.qsl.net/ke9na
>
> "A life lived in fear is a life half lived."
>
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