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Re: Kenwood TS-2000



Hi Mark,

I think the 1.2 GHz comes standard on the rig.

73...

Tim Pickett KG8OC
Michigan AMSAT Area Coordinator
kg8oc@amsat.org http://www.qsl.net/kg8oc

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark L. Hammond" <hammond@surrealnet.net>
To: "Jon Ogden" <na9d@mindspring.com>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2000 10:10 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Kenwood TS-2000


> I have a hard time swallowing the wording on some of those adds.  Maybe
I'm
> naive, but I would think Kenwood would provide for mode L abilities, etc.
>
> I'm guessing that the wording suggests the use of a second receiver that
> can be used at the same time as the primary receiver, and maybe we are
> reading it too literally.  Or perhaps something has been lost in the
> translation :)
>
> SURELY the radio will run one band on one VFO/main band and another on the
> other VFO/sub band?  AND do it with any mode, with any band.  Although, I
> certainly would want to go play with one before I dropped $2k for the rig
> plus another $500 (guessing) for 1.2GHz!
>
> 73,
>
> Mark N8MH
>
>
> At 06:26 AM 10/31/00 -0600, Jon Ogden wrote:
> >Hey guys,
> >
> >I am back after my marriage and honeymoon to CT3 (Oh how I wished I had
my
> >TH-D7A and Arrow antenna with me to give a very rare satellite grid out,
but
> >I was told very firmly that I was to bring no radios I could talk into on
my
> >honeymoon! - Quick trip to divorce court otherwise!).  CT3 (Madeira
Island)
> >btw is quite awesome.
> >
> >Anyhow, back to the subject at hand.  Last night I was looking at the add
> >for the Kenwood TS-2000 in my new AES catalog.  What dismayed me was that
> >1.2 GHz is NOT available for satellite operations!  Only 2m and 70 cm are
> >available meaning that the rig is not mode L capable.  Now why put that
band
> >on a satellite rig and not make it usable in satellite mode???
> >
> >Perhaps this was discussed while I was gone (I'd left the reflector) so
> >sorry to bring up a possibly old discussion.
> >
> >Any comments?
> >
> >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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