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Re: Kenwood TS-2000



Hi Jerry:

I was getting pretty excited about the TS-2000, until I checked out the photo
on the link that you listed.  I hope the photo is a joke, but doubt that it
is.  I do not care how well it may work, that's the ugliest rig that I have
ever seen.  I wonder what kind of drugs the designers were taking?  I would
not put it in my shack, regardless of its price.  "Coyote-ugly" is quite an
understatement.

73,

Woody
KJ4SO



----- Original Message -----
From: <K5OE@aol.com>
To: <na9d@mindspring.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2000 11:59 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Kenwood TS-2000


> The brochures available on the Kenwood site make it much clearer the 2 m/70
> cm is for dual-receive only (like the IC-820H/821H/910H), not necessarily
sat
> operation (which is separate port like the FT-847):
> http://216.133.235.165/Amateur/Current_Brochures/TS-2000%20Specs.pdf
>
> It appears to be the most comprehensive and capable rig ever!  It has all
the
> features of the FT-847, plus IF-DSP, a built in HF tuner, a PC interface
that
> actually works, a built in TNC (with APRS functions), a built in memory
> keyer, built in SWR meters, 23 cm capability, a remotable head (or complete
> PC control like the Kachina/Pegasus).  Unfortunately, it's coyote-ugly and
> likely to cost $3k with 23 cm.  ... and why doesn't it have 220 MHz?????
> What it really needs to be the perfect rig is a voice keyer (like the
> IC-756Pro) and 200 W on HF (like the Mark V).... oh well, maybe on the
> TS-2001 :-)
> 73,
> Jerry, K5OE
>
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