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

Tony Langdon vk3jed at gmail.com
Thu May 12 05:14:58 UTC 2016

On 12/05/2016 6:57 AM, Jim Walls wrote:
>  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.

I have a fully optioned 736.  Love the radio.  Yes, there are
limitations, especially with the computer control, being a very early
implementation, but it's still a nice radio.  Power supply died years
ago, but I run it off 13.8V DC, so not an issue for me.
>  With all that said, I really like my 736.

Me too.  I even have a remote base system that works around some of the
limitations of the 736's computer control.

73 de Tony VK3JED/VK3IRL

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