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Re: RE: TH-D7A(G) vs W32-A for Easy Sats?



 I own both  a D7 and a W32a. I prefer the D7 over the Icom mainly because 
it has a slightly better receiver, and also can also do more like  APRS 
email text messaging. I don't see why pushing the  A/B button to move the RX 
is considered a big deal, as both HT's need two hands to operate. I would 
recommend the D7 over the W32a...

73  Jeff kb2m

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bruce Robertson" <broberts@mta.ca>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, December 09, 2005 4:02 PM
Subject: Fwd: RE: [amsat-bb] TH-D7A(G) vs W32-A for Easy Sats?


> Quoting Emily Clarke <emily@clarke-design.com>:
>
>> Unfortunately no - at least as far as I can see from the programming
>> software or the radio itself.  Each VFO has to be programmed
>> independently.
>>
>> 73,
>>
>> Emily
>
> I only own the THD7A, but Emily's comments seem spot on to me. I bought 
> the
> radio for its digital capabilities, but I've been satisfied with its use 
> on
> analog satellites. The little dance you have to do each time you shift the
> receive frequency in mode V/U is annoying, and it is easy to forget the
> last step so that you transmit on UHF and can't figure out why your signal
> is lost.
>
> But these failings are easy to forgive. Today I used the THD7A for the
> first time to decode Echo's telemetry, following the instructions on p. 72
> of Smith, G. Gould, _AO-51: Development, Operation and Specifications_ 
> (put
> it on your holiday list if you haven't got it yet!) All that's required is
> a data cable to the computer: a 9600 baud modem is built into the radio.
>
> I wonder if anyone knows of CAT software that will do real-time doppler
> correction on this radio. That would greatly improve the reliability of
> doppler correction, but I'm not sure if it is possible, given that the 
> same
> comm port will be used for data from the radio and instructions from the
> computer.
>
> 73, Bruce
> VE9QRP
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