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RE: Kenwood B2000

Greata comments.

On Fri, 10 Jan 2003, Howard Long wrote:

> Hi Bob
> > I just fell into some money for our ground station and think that a
> > black-box Kenwood TS-B2000 on the roof with Computer control would solve a
> > lot of problems (150' to the roof).  It is just the TS-2000 without a
> > front panel.
> >
> > Has anyone seen any limitations of trying to use the TS-2000 under only PC
> > control without being able to touch any knobs?
> You're not going to like this, but personally I find it a awfully difficult
> to use without the proper front panel when operating satellites in
> particular the linear transponder birds.
> The RC-2000 remote head option doesn't really improve things much either.
> Also consider that if you want to use automatic Doppler correction through
> the serial port, you won't be able to use the ARCP Front Panel software at
> the same time.
> If you can get the version with the proper front panel, I'd recommend it.
> 73 Howard G6LVB

de WB4APR@amsat.org, Bob

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