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Re: FT-736 vs TS-790



I like the 23cm module in my 790, unfortunately, there is no one in my area
that uses 23cm. So I'm just waiting for P3D to see how it really performs.

At 08:55 PM 8/1/00 +0100, "Howard Long" <howard@hanlincrest.co.uk> wrote:
>I'm thinking of purchasing either an FT-736 or a TS-790 primarily for 23cm
>operation.
>
>Of course there's pros and cons to both these radios, but I'm primarily
>interested in using the unit for satellite operation as a TX for mode LS for
>the upcoming P3D. I do have other potential uses, most notably FM ATV on
>23cm.
>
>My primary concern with the FT-736 is the bad 70cm receiver noted in the QST
>review. Was this just a 'bad batch' radio that the ARRL purchased, or is it
>really that bad?
>
>With the TS-790, having the radio beep or mute on frequency change would be
>a bit annoying, especially for digital modes, although I've noticed a mod
>for this.
>
>For ATV, I think the FT736 only supports AM rather than FM as used in
>Europe. Is this correct?
>
>Continuing on the ATV thread, I would guess that I could use any 287MHz
>source, or is the bandwidth of the IF interface restricted?
>
>Any comments welcome...
>
>73, Howard G6LVB
>
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