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[aprssig] Kenwood TH-D7AG Full Duplex?

Joseph M. Durnal joseph.durnal at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 18:18:19 UTC 2008


Thank you Amir.  I am aware of the battery issue and have calculated
that into my budget.  I had a similar issue with the IC-W32A - stock
battery was awful, but charger and a few nimh packs from batteries
America did the trick.

I wonder why Kenwood's official specifications don't list full duplex.
 I haven't read the manual yet - it is on my list of things to do
(everyone should read the manual for a radio they intend to buy,
before they buy it).  But knowing that  the manual will be quite
detailed, I figured I'd ask about the full duplex before hand, and if
it didn't, save myself some time.

73 again Joseph Durnal NE3R

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 2:01 PM, Amir Findling K9CHP
<sarlabs at twcny.rr.com> wrote:
> The TH-D7AG will indeed do full duplex. I've used mine for satellite work
> quite often and it worked well, heading myself (on a headset or external
> speaker to prevent feedback) as well as the other parties on the satellite.
> You know the main shortcoming though, I hope. The battery you get is not the
> greatest and I recommend getting a spare from Batteries America (with the
> rapid charger they sell - no relations, just a satisfied customer). Nothing
> is more annoying when your battery dies in the middle of a satellite QSO...
> Now you realize you'll also may want the programming cables, whether you
> make your own or buy them, still more money out of the kitty. The
> programming software is free though. OTOH, with the D7 you can do
> satellite/ISS APRS and it will also reflect your position on the 710, should
> you be going on a walk in the woods. So it will do much more than the old
> Icom, but at a price tag.
>
>
> 73 de K9CHP Amir Findling, Member ARRL, WAC
> www.K9CHP.net
> Senior K9 Handler, Cayuga County Highland SAR
> K9 Certification Tester, NYS Federation of SAR Teams
> 1st Special Response Group (1SRG)
>
> Joseph M. Durnal wrote:
> I have an Icom IC-W32A that I keep around mainly for working the
> FM
> satellites. I like this rig because I can hear my transmissions on
> the
> 70cm downlink (more operators should do this). Does the Kenwood
> TH-D7AG also
> do full duplex? I'd like to get a D7 but as we all know,
> they aren't cheap,
> and considering that I just bought a 710, I think
> I'd get into a little
> trouble at home if bought the HT too without
> selling something else, so I'd
> have to sell the Icom, but I'll only do
> this if the Kenwood can replace it
> as my portable FM satellite
> station.
>
> Thanks & 73 de Joseph Durnal
> NE3R
>
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