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by VK4UH
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: SEQ-9700 Sequencer OFFICIAL Forum
Topic: Survey - IC-9700 transverter operation
Replies: 16
Views: 829

Re: Survey - IC-9700 transverter operation

Thanks Adam

Yes
Yes
Yes

To all questions

Looking forward to trying a module myself

KJ
by VK4UH
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Icom IC-9700 users topic
Replies: 149
Views: 18639

Re: Icom IC-9700 users topic

Actual measurements today after installation of the newest Firmware upgrade to the IC9700 with 10MHz sync-lock Unmodified and unopened IC9700, stabilized after 2 hours warm-up Explanation. On-air reception of Brisbane 1296 beacon VK4RBB on 1296.440. GPS locked 2 minute cycles of JT4-CW-constant carr...
by VK4UH
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Icom IC-9700 users topic
Replies: 149
Views: 18639

Re: Icom IC-9700 users topic

Why oh why wouldn't they supply the appropriate 8 pin din plug in the spares kit?

Of course the other format from Kenwood 8 pin.

Had a real scrabble around in the junk last night to make up the amplifier interface lead in time for the Meteor Scatter net this morning
by VK4UH
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: MAD - Sunday February 24, 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 4610

Re: MAD - Sunday February 24, 2019

Well all very disappointing - it has turned into a glorious day, no rain coming and wind is “very modest”. Such a shame after a lot of pre-planning for the MAD by lots of guys. Anyway I still plan to do something. I have a new 5.7GHz system to test and compare with the existing system. I can get on ...
by VK4UH
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's on your Workbench?
Replies: 609
Views: 70777

Re: What's on your Workbench?

VK3JUG wrote:Does it have a partner and family? Time for a new shack!

What am I missing here?
by VK4UH
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's on your Workbench?
Replies: 609
Views: 70777

Re: What's on your Workbench?

My ZL-PLL configured as a signal source for testing the microwave gear in the field to ensure the antennas and receivers are working properly.

Preprogrammed spot frequencies on each microwave band.
by VK4UH
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction
Replies: 45
Views: 7787

Re: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction

Latest advice suggests VK release of IC-9700 has been delayed from Feb to the end of April 2019
by VK4UH
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction
Replies: 45
Views: 7787

Re: Video: IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base introduction

Would have been “unfortunate” if it hadn’t lit up when switched on Hi Hi

Looking forward to the release here
by VK4UH
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: 2019 Summer VHF-UHF Field-Day Contest
Replies: 17
Views: 4292

Re: 2019 Summer VHF-UHF Field-Day Contest

VK4IF/p Summer FD 2019
Brisbane VHF Group portable from Ocean View SE Queensland
by VK4UH
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: The Spectrian Amp for 2.4 GHz
Replies: 46
Views: 6675

Re: The Spectrian Amp for 2.4Ghz

Very timely that this string appeared right now. We have a number of these boards here in VK4. Information received - but I stress not acted upon yet - suggested that significant improvement in performance was possible by snowflaking the input circuit for 2.4. I understood that the output tuning was...
by VK4UH
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Icom IC-9700 2.4 GHz band addition
Replies: 5
Views: 2312

Re: Icom IC-9700 2.4 GHz band addition

Whats this about - sounds very interesting??????
by VK4UH
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: 2019 Summer VHF-UHF Field-Day Contest
Replies: 17
Views: 4292

Re: 2019 Summer VHF-UHF Field-Day Contest

Brisbane VHF Group will be active in the Summer FD using VK4IF/p from QG62jv (Ocean View). Planning on the 8 hour, multi-op, 4-band (50-1296MHz) distance based sections in both Phone and Digital sub-categories. Will be active on logger and contest radar - assuming mobile Internet works Kevin VK4UH f...
by VK4UH
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: TS2000 2m PA device Type
Replies: 5
Views: 2360

Re: TS2000 2m PA device Type

Thanks to Adam.

My model has the the bipolar devices almost certainly judging from the serial number and date of manufacture. The FET version did not come out until much later

KJ
by VK4UH
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: TS2000 2m PA device Type
Replies: 5
Views: 2360

TS2000 2m PA device Type

Hello Brains Trust The Kenwood TS2000 series of transceivers used different output devices in the 2m PAs on different production runs. I believe Kenwood moved to FETs in later models. Can anyone help to identify which was used in my model from a serial number? Or direct me to where this info might b...
by VK4UH
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Kenwood TS2000 Low Output 2m
Replies: 4
Views: 2063

Re: Kenwood TS2000 Low Output 2m

Thanks Jason
Yes I did conform this - but the logical first step

KJ VK4UH
by VK4UH
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: Kenwood TS2000 Low Output 2m
Replies: 4
Views: 2063

Kenwood TS2000 Low Output 2m

Thanks for reading this A new fault has developed on one of my TS2000X with low RF output on 2m. Only about 30 watts being developed Output on all other bands seems unchanged and all receive functions appear normal I have seen reports of low output on 2m and HF on interweb but not this problem Has a...
by VK4UH
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Beacons
Topic: VK5RSE NEW 6m beacon 50.458MHz
Replies: 0
Views: 4047

VK5RSE NEW 6m beacon 50.458MHz

New 6m beacon on test from Mt Gambier VK5RSE as new addition to SERG beacon chain
Received at S8 in SE VK4 today on 50.458MHz
beacon GPS locked and identing with CW (OOK) and JT65a
10 watts on test
by VK4UH
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FT8 version 2 is coming
Replies: 38
Views: 6904

Re: FT8 version 2 is coming

6m has been open well today across the Tasman and further north. 80% of the FT8 station heard today were successfully running the new Ver 2.0 I respectfully urge everyone to be patient during this transition as the two modes are not compatible which means we wont get a decode from stations running t...
by VK4UH
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Transceivers, Transmitters & Receivers
Topic: XRef - 10MHz-Locked Reference Oscillator
Replies: 84
Views: 15220

Re: XRef - 10MHz-Locked Reference Oscillator

Yes, the XRef-VS for a TS-2000 has been used on a TS-590S. The rig didn't have the optional TCXO but the XRef was to be always used with 10MHz supplied. Just change the output coupling capacitor to 47pF, inject at the TCXO output and you should get the right level. You'll need to break the power fe...
by VK4UH
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's on your Workbench?
Replies: 609
Views: 70777

Re: What's on your Workbench?

Nice one Peter, You've woken us from our slumber. I don't get much time in the shack any more but I still enjoy building when I can. Here's the starting stages of my W1GHZ 5.7GHz and 10GHz transverters. The plan for these is to make a small portable system with not much power but easy to deploy in ...