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Author Topic: 340MHz on TS-2000  (Read 302 times)
N1ICS
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« on: December 20, 2007, 07:51:06 PM »

I have a Kenwood TS-2000 and the second VFO has a 340MHz band.  Can't seem to transmit on it, but can yune on it.

What is it for?

73 de N1ICS
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W3LK
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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2007, 08:07:13 PM »

Interesting, considering that's an area used for Part 15 devices such as garage door openers and other remote control devices.

73,

Lon - W3LK
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2007, 10:05:48 PM »


You seem to have a K model, the specs will tell you what it can do.

Owen
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WA3SKN
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2007, 03:58:36 AM »

"340MHz" is not an authorized amateur radio band.  So, don't transmit on it!

-Mike.
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W3LK
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2007, 06:52:20 AM »

<< Can't seem to transmit on it >>

GOOD! You have no need to.

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Lon - W3LK
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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N1ICS
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2007, 09:19:03 AM »

As an Extra class, I realize

1.  It's not an Amateur band
2.  I shouldn't transmit on it (which it won't let me do anyways).

My question is, why is it in there given 1 and 2?  For use with a transverter, which doesn't make sense since TX is blocked by the radio.

Thoughts?

N1ICS
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WA3SKN
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2007, 09:25:10 AM »

Ask Kenwood!

-Mike.
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KT8K
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2007, 11:09:29 AM »

You could listen to wireless weather station transmitters ... might be a bit boring, tho ...
Best rx & 73 de kt8k
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WA9SVD
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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2007, 04:52:38 PM »

Agreed; ask Kenwood.  There may be a reason for some capability in JA-land or other parts of the world.  Interestingly enough, there's a receive mod for their TS-790A (UHF/VHF multimode) that expands receive slightly (don't know if there's a corresponding xmit mod, and don't care...) but the mod lets the receiver go down to 136 MHz (for WxSAT reception) but also implements receive on 340-377 MHz.  Nothing of much interest there, unless they have accessories that aren't available in the U.S.
    Since it uses the 70 cm antenna input, it's not very useful, as few antennas are going to be very useful from 340-450 MHz.
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N1ICS
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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2007, 09:05:35 PM »

Did some more looking around and found a chart of frequencies.  340 is included in Mobile, Mobile Satellite and Fixed.

Another factoid.  The 2nd VFO will also tune down to 118MHz, which appears to be Aviation related (Aeronautical (R)) on the chart.

Chart makes for a nice wall hanging ...
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