Kenwood TS 2000/X
The next radio that I want to try is a Kenwood TS 2000/X, this is an all-Mode Multi-Band Transceiver – HF/50/144/430/1200 MHz Bands Dual-Channel Receivers DX-Cluster Reception via Built-In TNC IF-DSP (Main Band) and AF-DSP (Sub Band) Satellite Mode with Dual Tracking and CTCSS Tones Built-In ATU Built-In Computer COM Port 300 Memory Channels and Free Downloadable Windows Memory Management Software.
After connecting the TS-2000/X to SatPC32 I noticed that the cat controle wasn’t working properly. Because the serial controle is changed in version 12.8c the following has to be changed in the radio controle setup. “TS-2000/X CAT problem with SatPC32 vers. 12.8c. With SatPC32 and SatPC32ISS version 12.8c DK1TB used a new component to manage the serial ports. The old component supported only COM port numbers up to 15. The new USB-to-Serial adapters generate often virtual port numbers > 15, however. Steering the TS-2000 with SatPC32 and SatPC32ISS vers. 12.8c requires the option “RTS+12V” (SatPC32 menu “Setup” > “Radio Setup”) to be checked. That imitates hardware handshaking the TS-2000/X expects. Source: SatPC32 FAQ“
Icom IC-910H ( no longer in use )
The IC-910H offers 0.11µV of high sensitivity (at 10db S/N on SSB, CW mode), while the image and spurious responses are minimized for good signal fidelity. Used with the optional preamplifiers for each band, indispensable for obtaining weak signals in DX or satellite communication, you will experience top class receiving characteristics in the VHF/UHF bands. By installing the optional UX-910 1200MHZ BAND UNIT, the IC-910H becomes an all mode tri-band transceiver. You can also enjoy cross band and full duplex operation. A powerful 100W of output power is provided by the newly designed power amplifier circuit, which employs bipolar transistors in parallel.
YAESU FT-847 ( no longer in use )
With this radio you get 100 watt output on HF and 6 Meters, plus 50 watts on both 2 Meters and 430 MHz bands. Additional features include: Cross-band Full Duplex operation, Normal/Reverse Tracking, CTCSS/DCS Encode and Decode, 0.1 Hz tuning steps, DSP Notch, DSP NR and DSP BPF, Shuttle Jog Tuning Dial, Carry Handle and Keypad Entry. The FT-847 is also 1200/9600 bps Packet ready.
The 2 meter multimode transceiver with advanced features such as DCS digital Code Squelch, 10 Hz dual digital VFOs, 40 multifunction memories, memory scan, sweep, IF shift, noise blanker and all-mode squelch. Power output is continuously adjustable from 2 to 25 watts.
The 70 cm multimode transceiver with advanced features such as DCS digital Code Squelch, 10 Hz dual digital VFOs, 40 multifunction memories, memory scan, sweep, IF shift, noise blanker and all-mode squelch. Power output is continuously adjustable from 2 to 25 watts.