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Re: VHF UHF Rig



Hi All,

My Kenwood TS-790E has absolutely no "birdies" in 2 m ,70 cm and 23 cm
and this is why I like it very much.

Tanks very much the OM that sold it to me as used to buy a new TS-2000X
and his "birdies" !

73" de

i8CVS Domenico

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Price" <n4qwf1@gmail.com>
To: "Andrew Glasbrenner" <glasbrenner@mindspring.com>; <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 4:54 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: VHF UHF Rig


> My 847 has a number of birdies in the satellite band. I use a magic
> notch to silence them. It is
> not the perfect solution but it works.
>
> 73's << John
>
> On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 10:32 AM, Andrew Glasbrenner
> <glasbrenner@mindspring.com> wrote:
> > The TS2000 generates an internal signal (a "birdie") on the downlink of
> > SO-50 and AO-27. This signal overwhelms the satellite signal in most
cases,
> > making it difficult if no impossible to use on those two very popular
> > satellites.
> >
> > 73, Drew KO4MA
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Terry Dillard" <tdillard@gmail.com>
> > To: <AMSAT-BB@amsat.org>
> > Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 9:55 AM
> > Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: VHF UHF Rig
> >
> >
> >> Pardon my ignorance, but what the heck is a "birdy problem"?
> >>
> >> --
> >> Terry Dillard, KI4YZI
> >> www.ki4yzi.com
> >> "Veritas Vos Liberabit"
> >>
> >>
> >> On 7/24/08, Sebastian <w4as@bellsouth.net> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Oh boy, and here I just bought a used dual band mobile on the cheap
> >>> (no transmit) to take care of the birdy problem.
> >>>
> >>> Do you have any idea why the birdy would show up on a different
> >>> radio?  Could it be a matter of a lack of shielding?  It just doesn't
> >>> make any sense to me why a different rig would get that interference
> >>> on receive, and even when using a different antenna.
> >>>
> >>> Others have suggested using a preamp on 440, and turning off the
> >>> 2000's internal preamp and lowering the rf gain, therefore using the
> >>> preamp to get rid of most of the birdy.
> >>>
> >>> But I guess I'll find out for sure when my other rig gets here.
> >>>
> >>> 73 de W4AS
> >>> Sebastian
> >>>
> >>> On Jul 24, 2008, at 7:00 PM, Bruce Robertson wrote:
> >>>
> >>> > On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 11:31 PM, Mike Miller <mmiller@nctc.com>
> >>> > wrote:
> >>> >> Thinking about selling 847.....Which rig is best for
> >>> >> satellite..work.?
> >>> >>
> >>> >> ICOM 910 H
> >>> >> Kenwood 2000
> >>> >>
> >>> >> opinions ....your 2 cents
> >>> >
> >>> > I own a TS-2000. The birdie problem on SO-50 and AO-27 is quite
real,
> >>> > and there is no fix I know of. I find that the birdie is so bad that
> >>> > even if I use a different receiver on UHF, I pick up the birdie on
it
> >>> > as well! So it is a worse radio regarding satellite work than the
ICOM
> >>> > if you care to work these birds.  However, if you consider the fact
> >>> > that a fine HF radio is thrown in at no extra cost, that there is
> >>> > continuously adjustable filtering also at no cost, you might prefer
> >>> > that trade-off. I'm reasonably pleased with mine.
> >>> >
> >>> > However, if money were no issue, I would get the ICOM for satellite
> >>> > work and a different HF radio with even better characteristics.
> >>> >
> >>> > HTH,
> >>> >
> >>> > 73, Bruce
> >>> > VE9QRP
> >>>
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