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Hi guys,

Here is the response I got back from Kenwood on the new radio.  They say it
will do split all mode operation.

>From what I can tell the sub-RX is basically an FM dual bander stuck in
there as well.  Interesting stuff.

Thought y'all would like to know this.

73,

Jon
NA9D
----- Original Message -----
From: "Leo Fahmie" <LFahmie@kenwoodusa.com>
To: <na9d@arrl.net>
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2000 11:36 AM
Subject: RE: Request for help Jon Ogden


>
>
> Dear Kenwood Customer:
>
> Thank you for your e-mail.  The NEW Kenwood HF/50/144/440/1200 radio WILL
be
> a fully functioning ALL MODE split operation satellite radio in the main
> band. Just think for one moment your FT-847 does not have 2 separate
> receivers, neither did the Kenwood TS-790A satellite radio. This is the
> radio you have been waiting for... More information to follow once we
> receive it......73
>
>
>
>
>
> If you need further assistance, please e-mail us again.
>
> Sincerely,
> Kenwood Customer Care
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: na9d@arrl.net [mailto:na9d@arrl.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2000 6:30 PM
> To: Leo Fahmie
> Subject: Request for help Jon Ogden
>
>
>
>
> Jon Ogden at na9d@arrl.net had the following request for help:
> Name: Jon Ogden
> Address: 905 Surrey Lane
> City: Algonquin
> State: IL
> Zip: 60102-2058
> Country: USA
> Phone: 847-458-0123
> Email: na9d@arrl.net
>
> Sirs,
>
> I was going over your Data Sheet for the new All Band All-Mode transceiver
> that was introduced at the Dayton HamVention.
>
> I have discovered a SERIOUS flaw with this radio and one that will
> definitely keep me from purchasing this radio.  This flaw is that the
sub-RX
> can ONLY receive FM and AM in the VHF/UHF bands.  Perhaps the data sheet
> isn't clear and INSIDE the ham bands you can receive SSB and CW as well.
>
> If you cannot receive or operate ALL MODES in the sub band, this radio is
> worthless as a satellite radio.  It is completely useless as a VHF/UHF
weak
> signal radio.
>
> I currently have a Yaesu FT-847.  I was going to sell that after I saw
this
> radio and buy this radio when available.  If this doesn't get changed, I
> think I will keep the Yaesu and not buy the Kenwood.
>
> You've come out with a lot of great products lately: TH-D7A, TM-D700A and
> VC-H1.  I own them all.  I would like to add this radio, but not as I now
> understand it to be.  Please clarify the amateur band operations of the
sub
> receiver.
>
> Please clarify this for me.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jon Ogden
> NA9D
>
> NA9D@arrl.net
>
>
>

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