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Re: Re: Best HT for UO-14 ?

On Fri, 8 Feb 2002, Mike Branda wrote:

> I thought that the D7 allowed simultaneous receive, but not simultaneous
> transmit and receive.

Lots of people have been confused over that.  Its "internal TNC" is not
full duplex, but the radio is.  So you can talk on 2m and listen on the
other bands at the same time.  But you cannot transmit packets on one band
and reecive packets on another band at tthe same time.

Prior to the THD7(G) model the TNC was one band only.  With the G model
the TNC can listen on one band and TX on the other and can operate at
either 1200 or 9600, but still when it TX's PACKET on one band, then
the tiny internal TNC cannot simulateousely process RX packets at the same
instant.  This has no imact on any digital satelltie operatiosn other than
the old PACSAT protocol where you will loose a few packets in the downlink
each time you TX on the uplink.   But for all other UI digital satellites,
it is perfect.

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bob Bruninga" <bruninga@usna.edu>
> Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> Sent: Friday, February 08, 2002 1:19 PM
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: Best HT for UO-14 ?
> > > The best HTs for UO-14 (and AO-27) that I've seen are the Yaesu FT-530
> > > and its predecessor, the FT-470, because, when used with headphones or,
> > > better yet, a boom-mic headset, they allow you to monitor the downlink
> > > while transmitting... Unfortunately, neither is in current production...
> >
> > If you are going to buy new, consider the Kenwood D7 which not only does
> > all the above, but also has built in TNC's for 1200 and 9600 baud  AND
> > built-in displays of APRS and DX cluster and possibley IRLP formatted data
> > directly on the  HT.  Thus you more than triple the number of satellites
> > you can work from your shirtpocket by  adding the digital ISS, PCsat,
> > Sapphire, and UO22.
> >
> > In addition, you can do these things:
> > 1) QSY to your local DX cluster and see all DX spots!
> > 2) QSY to 144.39 in North America and communicate with the world on APRS
> > 3) On 144.39 your radio will show AZ, dist, & Freqs of any sats in view
> > 4) On 144.39 once evy 10 mins you will get a sat sked for the next 80 mins
> > 5) Send one-line EMAIL anywhere in the world via 144.39 or the APRS Sats
> > 6) QSY to your local IRLP frequency and the radio *will be able to*
> >    display the NODE status of all the IRLP nodes recently accessed from
> >    your node! (This is experimental, see the AVRS web page)
> >
> > *Satellites          see:  http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/pcsat.html
> > #2,3,4,5             see:  http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/astars.html
> > #3 covers many areas see:  http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/satinfo.html
> > #6 under development see:  http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/avrs.html
> >
> > Think of these digital display HT's as HAM radio's WIRELESS TINY WEB PAGES
> > and think of the worldwide APRS system as the worldwide HAM RADIO
> > INTERNET.  As long as you format data to fit on the screen, you can send
> > ANYTHING of interest to the end user...
> >
> > de WB4APR@amsat.org, Bob
> >
> >
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de WB4APR@amsat.org, Bob

PCsat WEB  page     http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/pcsat.html
ISS-APRS FAQ:       http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/iss-faq.html
CUBESAT Designs     http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/cubesat.html
APRS LIVE pages     http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/aprs.html
APRS SATELLITES     http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/astars.html
MIM/Mic-E/Mic-Lite  http://www.toad.net/~wclement/bruninga/mic-lite.html

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