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[aprssig] D700 or... ? for simultaneous voice and packet

Wes Johnston aprs at kd4rdb.com
Sat Feb 18 22:03:41 UTC 2006


Yikes.... a local ham here (I won't name him, but the other guy here in
my home town knows whom I speak of)..... wanted to make an alt input
digipeater.  So he took two radios and hooked them to a T coax connector
(and one anntena), tuned one to 144.39 and one to 144.99 -600.  Neither
one seems to have been harmed, but I am VERY worried about this.  When I
advised him to NOT do that, he said it hadn't blown up yet, so why stop
now..... wow....  Can you guess who's equipment I will not consider for
purchase when it comes up for sale?

Wes

Andre PE1RDW wrote:
> Actualy it´s niether mute or desense, the d700 turns off the vhf
> reciever when it is transmitting on vhf, it has to or it would blow out
> the forntend, when you operate on vhf/uhf the internal diplexer will
> take care of the protection and the reciever is not turmed off.
> 
> In the end it doesn´t realy matter tough because the result is the same,
> you can´t recieve on vhf when transmiting on vhf.
> 
> 73 de Andre PE1RDW




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