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Author Topic: Kenwood TH-F6 vs. TH-F6A  (Read 4966 times)
W9JB
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« on: December 07, 2016, 03:03:25 PM »

Dumb question here, but just wonder if the Kenwood TH-F6 (early version) has a (slightly?) different operating menu than the TH-F6A?

I now own a TH-F6 (without a conventional manual), but was given the Nifty/Quick Reference guide for the TH-F6A.  And some of the instructions in the quick reference guide for the F6A don't seem to work . . . either that, or this "QCWA member X 2" is a very slow learner (quite likely, I admit).

Any guidance will be appreciated, including links to the regular TH-F6 operating guide (if available, and different from the TH-F6A operating guide).

TNX & 73

W9JB
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K6LCS
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2016, 11:42:49 PM »

Not a dumb question at all.

There is no such thing as a TH-F6 ... there is a letter following it.

The TH-F6a is the US version. And I have forgotten what the character is for the European version - but it is on the cover of the Owner's Manual.

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Clint Bradford, K6LCS
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2016, 12:01:37 AM »

Here's the complete manual, you can view it online, or download.

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/86479/Kenwood-Th-F6a.html

European version is TH-F7e (no 220 MHz).
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G8YMW
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2016, 06:34:49 AM »

Most European models have the "e" suffix
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W9JB
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2016, 08:41:14 AM »

Thanks to all.  My HT doesn't have anything other than "TH-F6" identified on it, so I thought there might have been an upgrade modification associated with the TH-F6A quick reference guide I was trying to understand.  Obviously, I'm a slow learner.

And thanks much for the hyperlink to the full operating manual.  I will download/print it, because I need considerable help getting familiar with the HT and all the menus.

73

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K6LCS
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2016, 10:51:17 PM »

I digested that 50+ page manual to less than a page for manually programming the rig. Go to the DOCS page at ...

http://www.k6lcs.com

... and scroll down to the Kenwood HTs file.

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Clint Bradford, K6LCS
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2016, 12:19:01 AM »

Dumb question here, but just wonder if the Kenwood TH-F6 (early version) has a (slightly?) different operating menu than the TH-F6A?

I now own a TH-F6 (without a conventional manual), but was given the Nifty/Quick Reference guide for the TH-F6A.  And some of the instructions in the quick reference guide for the F6A don't seem to work . . . either that, or this "QCWA member X 2" is a very slow learner (quite likely, I admit).

Any guidance will be appreciated, including links to the regular TH-F6 operating guide (if available, and different from the TH-F6A operating guide).

TNX & 73

W9JB

On the front of the HT it says, TH-F6. Manuals and other documentation covering it say TH-F6A/TH-F7E. On the European version, the front of the HT says, TH-F7. The Nifty mini-manual guide for the TH-F6A  http://www.manualman.com/admin/images/products/TH-F6Amini.jpg will provide proper information for your HT.

Pete, wa2cwa
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W9JB
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« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2016, 01:06:16 PM »

TNX K6LCS and WA2CWA, although my malware software advised me not to go to the K6LCS hyperlink (hi hi); happy to have a one page quick start guide for the HT.

I will also print off the entire original manual/operating instructions for the TH-F6, inasmuch as I purchased the radio without one, and should have "the long form" for my records (I'm easily forgetful and slow with menu-driven radios).

73

W9JB
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FORMER_K2OOL
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2017, 08:59:02 PM »

The older F6's had a keypad that the numbers wore off easy and the batteries were 1500mah
The new F6's have a better keypad and a 2000mah battery.Get em while they last.The newer less sensitive D74 is probably going to kill off the F6A's.
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