[CQ-Contest] RE: SO2R with KENWOOD Radios +++

Barry w2up at mindspring.com
Sat Jan 22 07:50:52 EST 2005

My setup is not exactly the same (FT1000/FT990, Top Ten Band Decoders 
and Six Ways, NQN bandpass filters, homebrew SO2R audio switching).  
However, I have one related suggestion:
Connect your Band info decoders to the radios, not the computers.  
Why?  Suppose you want to do a little operating and the computer is 
not turned on.  Your antennas won't switch.  Let the radios supply 
the band info.  Don't require an extra loop where it's not needed.
Barry W2UP

On 21 Jan 2005 Eric Hilding wrote:

> (Re-threaded again for clarity of what appears to be the main culprit:
> KENWOOD Radios)
> Mark, N7MQ wrote:
>  > Be nice to see a posted summary of info you recvd.
> I plan to do this when the solution is found.  Perhaps I should have
> specified the DXD-Decoder-Dunestar lineup connected to a KENWOOD.
> In the interim, it seems most ops are using only 2 of the 3 items in
> the equip lineup.  Bottom line seemed to be, FT-1000's and;
> 1. Either connecting the Band Decoders to the rig via the "Band Data"
> port; or,
> 2. Connecting the Band Decoders to the computer via the computer
> parallel ports (most likely an FULL ISA or PCI card slot used)
> Although not clarified, my suspicions are that desktop computers were
> involved.
> So, my revised question will now be:
> Is anyone successfully doing SO2R with ALL *FIVE* of the following
> connected in the equipment chain:
> 1. ONE - TopTen DXD
> 2. TWO - TopTen Band Decoders
> 3. TWO - Dunestar 600 Bandpass filters
> 4. TWO - Kenwood Radios
> 5. ONE - Notebook Computer (with or without a Docking station)
> If so, I view this as a SO2R Contesting "Miracle", and would like to
> know exactly how you pulled it off.  Others would too!
> Tnx & 73...
> Rick, K6VVA
> Cc: kcc-amateur at kenwoodusa.com  ("KENWOOD")
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Barry Kutner, W2UP              Internet: w2up at mindspring.com
Newtown, PA                     Frankford Radio Club

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