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Author Topic: Simplify shack with Kenwood TS-2000?  (Read 10654 times)
W5ZZT
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« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2013, 11:31:32 PM »

The Ts-2000 is an ok radio for HF.  The receiver is a little noisy to my ear.  I will keep mine for a long time because I like the skycommand feature. I use the thD7a talkie to control the radio remotely.  I like to listen and operate remote HF around the house or while out for a walk.  It works quite well.  The D700/710 will also allow you to remote it also from your car.  It's really cool.  I also have it hooked up to a remoteshack (www.remoteshack.com) so I can call it and operate it from my cell phone or contact it from skype via another computer.  If the remote operation/skycommand does not interest you then you can probably do better with something like a Yaesu FTDX-1200 for about the same price and use your vhf/uhf radio that you have now.

I have had mine for several years and never a problem.

Hope this helps.
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W8JX
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« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2013, 08:48:49 AM »

The Ts-2000 is an ok radio for HF.  The receiver is a little noisy to my ear.  I will keep mine for a long time because I like the sky command feature. I use the thD7a talkie to control the radio remotely.  I like to listen and operate remote HF around the house or while out for a walk.  It works quite well.  The D700/710 will also allow you to remote it also from your car.  It's really cool. 

I do agree this is a very nice feature. Its a shame that there is not a new and updated version of rig.
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« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2013, 05:38:23 AM »

I've owned a TS-2000 since 2002 and can't seem to part with it.  I have to grin when  I see the comments about it being "old technology".  That's because I enjoy my TS-820 as much if not more than the TS-2000.   Cheesy
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VE3TMT
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« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2013, 05:27:01 AM »

I had Kenwood TS870 and TR751A at one time and sold both and bought a TS2000. While I had fun with it working satellites and packet, the HF receiver was lousy and VHF SSB receive was even worse, even after I did the gain mod. It would have been nice if Kenwood had came out with an updated 2000 instead of the 990. But even if they did, it would probably be out of the reach of most hams anyway. For casual use the 2000 is a good radio, but don't expect too much from it.
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W8JX
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« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2013, 11:36:37 AM »

I've owned a TS-2000 since 2002 and can't seem to part with it.  I have to grin when  I see the comments about it being "old technology".  That's because I enjoy my TS-820 as much if not more than the TS-2000.   Cheesy

Because you have not had a modern DSP rig you do not know any better. Even 480 has a way better receiver than 2000. I have a 830 too and still a good rig but 480 does better with interference
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