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Re: Comparing rigs TS-2000 vs FT-897D --> IC-820H



Doesn't SO41 require a PL tone?  I remember getting on
that satellite with a TS2000 I had, so it must have
been possible to use a PL tone while set up in
satellite memories.

73s John NE0P

--- K5OE@aol.com wrote:

> Hi Mark (nice to hear from you),
> 
> N8MH writes:
> 
> >Hi Jerry,
> >
> >Can you elaborate on the firmware upgrade that
> fixes the PL tone/satellite mode issue?  This is the
> first reference to a "fix" that I've heard of
> (although many have asked Kenwood about it via
> email, including me!).
> >
> >I wasn't aware of any new firmware releases.
> >
> >73,
> >
> >Mark N8MH
> 
> Kenwood released this notice (to K9FL) about 2 weeks
> ago:
>
---------------------------------------------------------
> Dear Kenwood Customer:
> 
> Presently the TS-2000, TS-B2000, and TS-2000X is
> unable to access or operate with PL/TONE when in
> satellite mode. Please remember the
> TS-2000,TS-B2000, and TS-2000X has been on the
> market for the last 3 years.  It
> took almost three years for Kenwood to bring this
> marvelous
> transceiver to market. Back at that time no
> satellites required a PL/TONE.  Perhaps in the near
> future there will be update for the TS-2000 to
> implement PL/TONE in satellite mode.
> 
> If you need further assistance, please e-mail us
> again.
> 
> Sincerely,
> 
> Kenwood Amateur Radio Customer Support
>
------------------------------------------------------------
> Rumor (it wouldn't be amateur radio without rumors)
> has it the "fix" is already in testing at a well
> known sat ops shack, but I cannot confirm that.
> 73,
> Jerry, VK8OE
> 
> >At 08:17 PM 1/23/2005 -0500, K5OE wrote:
> >>Art, Emily, Keith, et al,
> >>//From what I hear, Kenwood is (or has) addressed
> the TONE issue for AO-51 use (firmware upgrade, a
> nice feature of the rig), but they have nevered
> offered anything but silence on the 436.800 birdie
> issue.  I//
> >>73,
> >>Jerry, VK8OE
> >
> >
> >Mark L. Hammond  [N8MH]
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