[amsat-bb] Kenwood TM-V71A or DM-710 for Satellite Work

Les Rayburn les at highnoonfilm.com
Mon Sep 9 10:10:48 PDT 2013

Continuing on my thread with questions about mobile transceivers for use 
with FM satellites, I should have looked no further than my own shack. I 
have a Kenwood TM-V71 that is full duplex that I'm currently not using. 
Does anyone on the lists have any experience with this transceiver for 
satellite operation?

I'm particularly interested in hearing how sensitive the receiver was 
with the satellites, or experiences using it for mobile satellite 
operation. The D710 with APRS functionality is an identical radio in 
terms of the RF hardware, so experiences with that radio would also be 

I'll be a passenger in my upcoming trip so no worries about my trying to 
operate a full-duplex radio while driving. (Ha, Ha)


Les Rayburn, N1LF
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