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Re: HT with full-duplex capability



Ed,

Thanks for confirming I haven't completely lost my mind...

I have a TH-D7A and I could have swore it had full duplex.  I went to check
it for the fellow who asked, but my battery was dead.  Ugh!

Someone at Kenwood should be more than a little embarrassed about this
one...

73,

Marc - N8KWX

>

> Ahem!
> 
> I have a TH-D7A (G), and on page 55 of the TH-D7A manual it states:
> "FULL DUPLEX"
> "This transceiver is also capable of simultaneously transmitting and
> receiving signals.  So it is possible to transmit audio on the current band
> while receiving packet data on another band (data band)."
> PRESS [DUP] to enter the Full Duplex mode."
> 
> I tried it out on my TH-7DA(G) and it transmits on band A while receiving
> on band B...any other questions?  Yes it works duplex for voice, too.  I
> suspect the guy you talked to at Kenwood should go back to serving stereo
> customers and forget ham radios ;-)
> 
> This is a premier Leo satellite radio...not duplex???  Also kind of nice on
> APRS.
> 
> Ed, AL7EB
> 
> At 09:14 PM 7/18/2002 -0500, Adi Linden wrote:
>> Hmmm... thank you for all your input! Interesting that Kenwood (via their
>> online support email address) says the radio will not do cross band
>> duplex.
>> 
>> I looked at the IC-W32 and it looks quite interesting. Seeing it available
>> for purchase leaves me with a choice of IC-W32 vs. TH-D7A...
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Adi
>> va3adi
>> 
>> On Thu, 18 Jul 2002 tmwebb@ionet.net wrote:
>> 
>>> Just a bit of new info, Icom has announced it is bringing the W32 back
> on the
>>> market.
>>> 
>>> Tom Webb, WA9AFM/5
>> 
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