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Re: Thoughts on Kenwood TS-2000?



At 08:01 2/20/01 -0500, K5OE@aol.com wrote:
>John,
>I thought the problem the FCC had with the original Sky Command was the 
>control signals on 2 m.  As you note, only the HF audio is on 2 m now, and 
>the control signals are all on 70 cm.  The radio is type accepted by the 
>FCC.  What else can I say???  See page 83 of the on-line manual on 
>Kenwood's site.
>73,
>Jerry, K5OE

I'd like to see the specific FCC ruling on this.  The risks of  widespread 
QRM to existing 2M operations in somewhere like California seems pretty 
high. If the FCC allows it, I can see plenty of trouble ahead.

John


>In a message dated Tue, 20 Feb 2001  1:41:04 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
>John Rice <rice@vx5.com> writes:
>
><< At 22:54 2/19/01 -0600, Jon Ogden wrote:
> >on 2/19/01 9:50 PM, K5OE@aol.com at K5OE@aol.com wrote:
> >
> > >>> This is a new system (SC II) that uses 70 MHz for control.  The FCC
> > >> approved
> > >>> it.  Just think, you could operate RS-12/13 with a dual-band HT, miles
> > >> from
> > >>> home.
> > >>
> > >> I didn't realize 70 MHz was a ham band........
> > >
> > > OOPS... sorry, 70 cm.
> > > 73,
> > > Jerry, K5OE
> >
> >OK.  So it uses 70cm as one band, what does it use for the second band?  The
> >problem with the original Sky Command was that while all the commanding was
> >done on 70cm, the base radio would send audio back to the remote.  The ARRL
> >saw this as a control link and so did the FCC when Kenwood petitioned them.
> >What is the second band now for the link back to the handheld/mobile?
>
>It still transmits the HF audio on 2M, which still makes it illegal.
>
>John - K9IJ
>
>
>rice@vx5.com
>Webmaster, Network Admin, Janitor
>
>
>  >>

rice@vx5.com
Webmaster, Network Admin, Janitor

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