[CQ-Contest] Re: ts-850
Dennis Younker NE6I
SunGodX at cox.net
Wed Aug 28 22:09:29 EDT 2002
Lots of people yakking about the 570 not being up to snuff as a contest rig.
Oddly, no details are being presented. Anyone care to detail?
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From: "KN5H" <kn5h at earthlink.net>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2002 8:07 PM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Re: ts-850
> For what its worth.
> We took 2 rigs on a contest-pedition 2 years ago, an 850 and a 570.
> The bad news was the 850 went QRT. The worse news was we had to use the
> It sucked.
> The next year I went on another contest-pedition with the same 850 and a
> TS120 backup. The 850 stayed alive and boy was it great.
> 73 de kn5h
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> > Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 22:04:17 -0500
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> > From: Ken Adams <k5ka at earthlink.net>
> > Subject: [CQ-Contest] Re: ts-850
> > At 10:46 PM 8/27/02 -0400, you wrote:
> > >I went out and traded my TS-570 for a TS-850. I feel as though I have
> > the computer age for the stone age. So here are some questions.
> > >
> > First of all, you have acquired a great contest radio!
> > >1. only have one antenna post I have two antennas comming in there is
> > one but I see this recieve antenna mod. Is that just for recieve or can
> > transmit on it?
> > >
> > The receive mod is for a receive only antenna. You only have 1 SO239
> > available for
> > your transmit antenna.
> > >2. To have this hook into computer for like dxbase and have the vfo
> > and mode switched auto matically then what can I use. there is no rs232
> > port so how do you go about hooking it up then is there a box to buy or
> > >
> > Kenwood made an interface called the IF232C, but I recommend you build
> > own.
> > See http://www.qth.com/ka9fox/ts850_mods.txt for some good mods,
> > the
> > computer interface.
> > >3. keying with a contest program what can I use to do this with I have
> > blaster will that do the trick?
> > >
> > Check out the W1WEF parallel port interface. It works great and works
> > all the
> > popular contest logging programs, or you can build your own.
> > >any other useful hints will be usefull thanks much.
> > >
> > Go to Google and do a search on "TS850 mods", then enjoy the reading.
> > Good luck and enjoy the rig.
> > 73, Ken K5KA
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