I love my TM-V71 for FM sats as well.
Easy to use. I've never needed to use a computer to program it, though I will admit when I program the higher memories (it has 1000) it does get tiring to spin the encoder knob for so long.
73, John Brier KG4AKV
On Sat, Feb 2, 2019, 13:58 Scott <[email protected] wrote:
Yes, a 6-pin mini-DIN port for data and another 8-pin mini-DIN for the PC programming connection.
The radio does indeed do full-duplex as long as you have 2m on one VFO and 70cm on the other VFO.
On Sat, Feb 2, 2019 at 12:02 PM Ron VE8RT [email protected] wrote:
will the Kenwood offerings have a data port, and will they do duplex like the FT-8900R?
The price on the Yaesu looks reasonable.
On Sat, 2 Feb 2019 10:58:25 -0500 Scott [email protected] wrote:
I'm sure the FT-8900R is a great radio (I certainly enjoy my FT-857d),
for 2m/70cm FM, I can't say enough good things about my Kenwood
It's done a very good job for me for FM on both bands, as well as for
& 9600 baud data modes - both transmit & receive. Also, the last two
that I've wanted to add a series of doppler-compensating memory channel pairs (odd-offset), I've programmed it manually instead of breaking out
PC program cable. Very easy to do.
I see that the FT-8900R adds 10m & 6m FM capability, but I'd hate to be missing the USB mode on those bands, license permitting.
Just wanted to put in a good word for the TM-V71A.
On Sat, Feb 2, 2019 at 9:39 AM Ron VE8RT [email protected] wrote:
I have a friend in an isolated community working on passing their Canadian Basic Amateur Radio Licence. If they pass with honours they'll have access to the HF bands, otherwise they're restricted to VHF and up. To start them off I was going to suggest getting on the
satellites. I would also like to upgrade my satellite gear to
digital capability and thought I'd look into getting a second of the same radio, easier to mentor them at a distance if we're using the
The model of interest is the FT-8900R and I'm open to suggestions.
And I was thinking of ordering a printed copy of Getting Started
Amateur Satellites 2018 to be sent to them.
For myself, I'd like to explore digital satellites, APRS and store and forward, are there current (quite a few out of date ones have turned up) website for beginners?
Ron VE8RT DP22
-- Ron VE8RT [email protected]
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