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Re: TS-2000 a Sat Rig ??????



Don,

I noticed that the manual from the FCC web site doesn't specify mode L in
its list.

However it looks like there's an enormous amount missing from the manual on
the FCC web site.

For me there'd be zero point buying this radio if it didn't have L band
uplink.

On the model I tried (preproduction), I went up the bands to check that you
could do 23cms on the TX in sat mode, and it would. Didn't try 23cms on the
RX side as that's of little consequence for satellite operations.

73 Howard G6LVB

----- Original Message -----
From: "Howard Long" <howard@howardlong.com>
To: "Don DeJarnette" <ddej@gsa.state.al.us>
Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Friday, December 01, 2000 6:57 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] TS-2000 a Sat Rig ??????


> Hi Don
>
> Yes. It will do the mode L uplink if you purchase the 23cms module. The
> reason I failed to specify this was that I wasn't sure what the old mode L
> downlink was (70cm or 13cm). It will RX at the same time on another band
> whilst you TX on 23cms.
>
> So mode LU is on the cards. You'll need an RXconverter for mode LS. Oh how
I
> wish they could have just gone that little bit further and had S band RX.
>
> 73 Howard G6LVB
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Don DeJarnette" <ddej@gsa.state.al.us>
> To: "Howard Long" <howard@howardlong.com>
> Sent: Friday, December 01, 2000 5:43 PM
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] TS-2000 a Sat Rig ??????
>
>
> > Howard,
> >
> > Would it do Mode L on 23 cms ?
> >
> > 73 de Don KC4YRT
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Howard Long <howard@howardlong.com>
> > To: <robson@medidata.com.br>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> > Sent: Friday, December 01, 2000 9:52 AM
> > Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] TS-2000 a Sat Rig ??????
> >
> >
> > > Hi Robson
> > >
> > > I can assure you that it is a sat rig.
> > >
> > > I had the pleasure of operating one last week.
> > >
> > > You can operate the VFOs in TRACE mode in forward and reverse
(although
> > the
> > > preproduction model I was using had the reverse button, but the VFO
> still
> > > went in the same direction).
> > >
> > > There's two basic modes: Normal operation and Satellite operation.
> > >
> > > When in Normal operation, you can do all modes on all bands on the
main
> > VFO,
> > > but only AM/FM on 2m and 70cm on the sub VFO. This includes dual
> receive.
> > So
> > > you are correct in what you say for the Normal mode.
> > >
> > > In Sat mode however, you can do all modes on all bands, except that
both
> > > VFO's won't work on the _same_ band. And you can't dual RX. One VFO is
> RX
> > > and the other is TX: FULL DUPLEX on ALL MODES, including mixed modes
on
> > > differing bands. Just like an FT-847. My only caveat to this is that I
> > > didn't check if it will do mode K (21MHz up, 28MHz down). It will
> > definitely
> > > do modes A, B, J duplex. Only ten sat memories. (847 has 12).
> > >
> > > In essence, you have all the functionality of an FT-847 (except 2 less
> sat
> > > memories). Add to that dual RX on the subband on AM/FM. An integrated
> TNC.
> > > 23cms capability. Built in ATU. Ugly exterior which grows on you.
> > >
> > > 73 Howard G6LVB
> > > #
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: <robson@medidata.com.br>
> > > To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> > > Sent: Friday, December 01, 2000 3:07 PM
> > > Subject: [amsat-bb] TS-2000 a Sat Rig ??????
> > >
> > >
> > > >
> > > > >The user manual and front/back panel pictures of the new Kenwood
> > > satellite
> > > > >rig are available on the FCC site at:
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
>
http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/oet/forms/reports/Search_Form.h
> > > ts?m
> > > >
> > > > >ode=Edit&form=Exhibits&application_id=98908&fcc_id=K4431201110
> > > > >
> > > > >Richard / N1VXW
> > > > >
> > > > >Richard Lubash
> > > > >rlubash@poco.mv.com
> > > >
> > > > I just downloaded the manual above and noted that the Specifications
> > > > section is missing.
> > > > On the Satellite operation section says nothing about full-duplex
> > > > capability, the text
> > > > only tells about moving the two vfos in sync:
> > > >
> > > > This transceiver has a function that
> > > > automatically keeps the sum or difference between
> > > > the two frequencies identical when you change the
> > > > receive frequency.
> > > >
> > > > The subreceiver is only AM/FM capable:
> > > >
> > > > The TS-2000 transceiver is equipped with 2
> > > > independent receivers. The main transceiver can
> > > > receive from 30 kHz to the UHF band (or 1.2 GHz
> > > > band if the optional UT-XX is installed) while the sub-receiver
> > > > can receive signals in FM or AM mode on
> > > > the VHF (144 MHz) or UHF (430/ 440MHz) band.
> > > >
> > > > So it seems to me that its not really a sat rig.
> > > > Better keep my old, also Kenwood,TS711 and TS811.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > 73 de Robson - PY1DGV
> > > >
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