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Author Topic: ANYONE KNOW THE KENWOOD F6  (Read 479 times)
KC9LKW
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« on: May 14, 2007, 04:34:27 PM »

I am getting a Kenwood F6 and wonder how good it is over all. And how hard it is to use?
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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2007, 06:09:13 PM »

Did you go play with one at your dealer's showroom? That's the best way to get an untainted view.

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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2007, 08:21:10 PM »

Try going to Kenwood's website and download the manual in PDF format. That way you can read the complete instruction manual and gage the level of dificulty on operating the radio for yourself.

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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2007, 06:15:30 AM »

Well actually i am not buying it,a friend is lending me one. Me and my wife just got out license and a friend we met is nice enough to lend us one.. I did download the manual , thanks good idea..


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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2007, 07:53:20 AM »

The Kenwood TH-F6a is an excellent HT.

1. Is there any 220 activity in your region?

2. Do you really need a radio that will receive two broadcasts at once?

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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2007, 08:16:56 AM »

not sure,but like i said,a friend is lending it to us,i thought if i liked it,i may get one later. I know the majority of repeaters here are 2M . When you say 2 at once , do you mean it will split frequency? Transmit one one while receiving on another?
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2007, 08:35:46 AM »

>>...When you say 2 at once , do you mean it will split frequency? Transmit one one while receiving on another?

The Kenwood TH-F6a is a tri-band - 2M, 220, and 440 - unit, with dual receive capability. You can set it up to listen to two different freqs on different (or the same) bands...

YES - It can be programmed for "split freqs" - for working amateur satellites, for example.

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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2007, 06:37:27 AM »

Thanks for the info. I will download the manual and take a look at it. That way i will be a little aquainted with it before it gets here..

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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2007, 01:27:54 PM »

I have a THF6A and I love it.  It not only makes a great tri-band HT but it makes an excellent scanner too.  It receives HF to 1.2Ghz In AM/FM/USB/LSB/CW modes.  Cellular blocked but now a days that doesn't make much difference  since almost everything is digital.  Hope this helps.  
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