[CQ-Contest] Kenwood ts-850sat RFI issues
rtnmi at sbcglobal.net
Thu Mar 25 19:33:36 PDT 2010
Wanted everyone to know:
I finally resolved the RFI issue with the TS-850sat and Drake L-7 setup.
I had to end up regrounding everything and then the computer to the same
ground as all the other equipment.
After a generous ferrite treatment which resolved nothing but the
interference to my keyboard, the computer grounding gave me a final solution
and am active again on cw at full power out along with rtty and psk, etc.
Still don't understand why I had no trouble with all the other rigs I had in
here before the Kenwood 850. I had everything from Icom 756 orig to a Yaesu
FT-1000MP MKV and even a Kenwood TS-2000.
Maybe it works better HIHI
Oh well all's well that ends well.
Thanks to everyone for the help
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:cq-contest-
> bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Bob AD5VJ
> Sent: Sunday, March 14, 2010 11:03 PM
> To: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Kenwood ts-850sat RFI issues
> I have had no RFI issues using the same antennas and setup with any
> rig and computer control for over 5 years until setting up this Kenwood
> Anyone using a Kenwood ts-850sat please email me off list if you have
> an issue with rf interference interrupting your computer control.
> Present interface cable with built-in level converter is from:
> If there is a known problem with this cable also please let me know as
> I really don't want to invest in filtering it up and modifying it for
> contesting if it has an inherent problem living in a ham shack.
> Bob AD5VJ
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