[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] - [Date Index][Thread Index][Author Index]

Re: Thoughts on Kenwood TS-2000?



Hello Mike,

Consider the exhaust fan noise of the new TS-2000.

Go to HRO and give it a listen..

as each day goes by, I see more merit to the TS-2000 with the 1.2 GHZ
option.
I only hope the price plummets within 6 months to a more reasonable
figure.

Stan, WA1ECF



Mike Murphree wrote:
> 
> There are some gotchas that don't jump out at you at first
> though.  The FT-847 and my other Kenwood need crystal
> filters to be usable on HF.  Neither came with an antenna
> tuner.  The FT-847 doesn't have many faults but there are
> a few that come to mind like the volume control and the
> buttons that have always been too small for my fingers.
> The FT-847 wasn't designed for full duty (only half) operation
> like the Kenwoods are.  That little fan is still noisy.  The
> DSP in the FT-847 is not in the IF and it's pretty crappy
> compared to my DSP599zx. It's pretty clear that Kenwood
> copied the good features from the FT-847 and fixed the
> things that people didn't like.  Yaesu has had the satellite
> radio market tied up for a long time.  It's good to see they
> are getting a little competition.  Cost isn't really an issue
> for me since I can trade a slightly used FT-847 and a
> mint TS-690S for almost the full value of a TS-2000.
> Likewise, my TM-742A and FT-530 may get replaced
> by a single FT-817 at little additional cost.  The FT-817
> looks like a right-sized Drake TR33C that does 10X more.
> 
> 73
> Mike N4CNW
> 
> On Monday 19 February 2001 03:34 pm, you wrote:
> > I was recently thinking about getting a satellite ready radio also.
> > I was considering the FT-847 and the TS-2000.  At $1000 less, the
> > FT-847 fit the budget better.  I got it for $1289.99 new.  I think
> > the TS-2000 is $2299.  I can get several transverter kits for the
> > $1000 difference.
> > 73
> >
> > >Was sitting here pondering the benefits of the Kenwood TS-2000
> > >staring at me from the back cover of this month's QST.
> > >
> > >Anyone have any comments on this radio relative (or otherwise)
> > >to the radios I have (FT-847,TS-690S, DSP599zx).
> > >
> > >The transverter interface and IF DSP look awfully tempting...
> > >
> > >73
> > >Mike N4CNW
> > >----
> > >Via the amsat-bb mailing list at AMSAT.ORG courtesy of AMSAT-NA.
> > >To unsubscribe, send "unsubscribe amsat-bb" to Majordomo@amsat.org
> ----
> Via the amsat-bb mailing list at AMSAT.ORG courtesy of AMSAT-NA.
> To unsubscribe, send "unsubscribe amsat-bb" to Majordomo@amsat.org
----
Via the amsat-bb mailing list at AMSAT.ORG courtesy of AMSAT-NA.
To unsubscribe, send "unsubscribe amsat-bb" to Majordomo@amsat.org



AMSAT Top AMSAT Home