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

Eric Hilding dx35 at hilding.com
Sat Jan 22 08:55:07 EST 2005

Barry, W2UP wrote:

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.

Tnx for the very interesting tip, Barry.  However, I have one related 

How on earth (or otherwise) do I then get rig control from the Kenwood 
RS-232 to the computer logger?  I'm also thinking now I should have 
indicated I use TR on CW and WriteLog on SSB.

Hmmm...maybe this will help:

Dear Santa Claus:

Do you make "early" deliveries?  I hope so, 'cuz I'd really like a whiz 
bang SO2R setup with 2 radios and ALL the necessary "stuff" all wrapped in 
to one lightweight enclosure about the size of a briefcase that weighs no 
more than 5 pounds.  This would make it very convenient for 
CONTEST-Pedition travel.  Any time within the next week would be fine.

Tnx very much, Santa.


Rick, K6VVA

P.S. BTW, do you like Chocolate chip cookies with those new colored M&M's, 
and whole milk or 2% (in case you're on a diet)?

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