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Re: TH-D7A (G)



SORRY KENWOOD,  You only list this radio as "WORKING" 438-450, so I, as I'm
sure others have just passed it by.  I'd rather buy a radio where the
manufacturer is confident it works on the ham frequencies I need to work.

JON and GARY:  Thanks for the update.   Hopefully I haven't wasted a lot of
other people's bandwidth, but I can't believe I'm the only person in the
world who didn't know this.   It would be interesting to know exactly what
frequencies a stock, out of the box, D7A(G) will transmit and receive.

Alf - W4ADS


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Ogden" <jono@enteract.com>
To: "alf sauve" <alf.sauve@wcom.com>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2000 4:49 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] HUH? New! Satellite Digital Messaging


> The 438 to 450 range is probably the range over which the specs are
> guaranteed.  The radio transmits without a problem in the range of 430 to
> 450 MHz.  I wish it would transmit on 420 to 430 as well, but oh well.
>
> Yes, satellite downlinks are below 438 MHz.
>
> I am not sure how much the performance degrades below 438 MHz.  Anyone
done
> any real studies or testing on it?
>
> Also, I'd expect the news link to be broken as they probably are updating
> it.  The (G) model exists (I have it) and it will be available shortly.
>
> 73,
>
> Jon
> NA9D
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "alf sauve" <alf.sauve@wcom.com>
> To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2000 1:58 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] 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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