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

Mark Spencer mspencer12345 at yahoo.ca
Thu May 12 21:53:12 UTC 2016

Hi, I've owned a FT-736 for years and have several acquaintances who have (or used to have) TS 2000's.

For satellite work I was happy with my FT736 (That being said I haven't been on the Hamsats in years..)

I seem to recall it worked nicely with sat32PC (and also seem to recall helping test a program change that enhanced the functionality with PL tones.  I may be miss remembering this..) 

As others have mentioned the built in AC supply on the FT736 can be a weak spot but the radio will run from an external DC power supply.  

If I ever get back into working the Hamsats I would plan on using my FT736 along with Sat32pc.  

I mostly use my FT736 for 222 and occasionally 1.2 GHz weak signal work.   It's performance on 144 and 432 is okay in my view but not spectacular.   It's my only SSB / CW radio for 222 and 1.2 GHz so I have nothing else to compare it to on those bands.   

The existence of the optional 222 module may make the FT736 fairly desirable to those who want to use SSB / CW on that band.   

If I was mostly into Hamsats and had a fT736 and a TS2000 I'd be inclined to try both of them and if I was happy with the TS2000 I'd look at selling the FT736.

Hope this helps 

Mark S

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