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Re: TS-2000 for digital birds?

This has been a major concern for me (more than looks ;-).  As I recall, 
one of the literature pieces said 9k6 ready.  Big deal.

Why can't Kenwood have the foresight to make it 76k digital ready?  If a 
small board like the Symek module can add the function, surely Kenwood can 
design and integrate a similar solution.  I remember the look on my wife's 
face when I plugged in the soldering iron, unpacked my new TS-790A, and 
started taking the screws out to add 9k6 capability.  She was like "you 
have GOT to be kidding!  $2000 and you have to "fix" it before you can even 
use it?"

She's right, you know...if I'm going to cough up $2-3k for a rig, adding 
another $100-200 to make it 76k digital ready is basically a small drop in 
a pretty big bucket.

Does anybody have Kenwood's ear on topics like this?  Maybe it's not too 


Mark N8MH

At 07:20 PM 10/31/00 -0800, you wrote:
>Anyone know if the TS-2000 will accommodate data communications via the
>birds? And at what speeds?
>Will the IF DSP generate audio acceptable to standard modems such as
>PacComm NB-96 and PSK-1? Or will an outboard device such as the Symek
>IFD be needed?

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