[amsat-bb] FT-736R vs. TS-2000X

Jim Walls jim at k6ccc.org
Wed May 11 20:57:14 UTC 2016

 The 736 also allows full duplex on FM or SSB birds.
 The computer control on the 736 is far more limited as it is one way only 
- computer to the radio only.  You can't tune the radio with the knob and 
have the computer know what you are doing.
 The 736 has a history of power supply failures.
 With all that said, I really like my 736.
 Jim - K6CCC

 -------- Original Message --------
> From: "Christopher Maness" <christopher.maness at gmail.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 1:42 PM
> To: "amsat-bb at amsat.org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] FT-736R vs. TS-2000X
> I have recently picked up both a TS-2000X and a FT-736R in a sale. I plan 
on selling one as I already have too many radios. I am not real active on 
the birds, but I occasionally get on, and usually work them for my club on 
FD. I have done some pro/con research on these radios, and I am slightly 
leaning towards the TS-2000X. I have heard that the FT-736R is a better 
radio, but is it so much better that it beats all the features that the 
TS-2000X has. I like the fact that it has a sub receiver so that I can work 
the FM birds full duplex, and I also like that it has a full 100W on 2m. I 
am thinking that if the receiver on the 2000 is deaf on VHF/UHF, I can add 
a preamp. Also, I have worked the June VHF/UHF contest in the bast an am 
considering working it again this June.
> Any thoughts?
> Regards,
> Chris KQ6UP
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