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Author Topic: Kenwood TH F6A  (Read 2874 times)
KJ4SKP
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« on: January 31, 2014, 06:47:58 AM »

I saw a youtube vid of the TH f6A in which the operator was monitoring 15M. Can the  TH F6A transmit on HF frequencies?  I'm also curious about accessing public safety bands on the radio  any idea how to get to those PS bands?
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K5BBC
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2014, 06:58:13 AM »

Transmits on 6m, 2m, and 70cm. No HF transmit. Very wide receive. LF to 1.2 gig.
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M6GOM
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2014, 06:58:36 AM »

It can receive on HF frequencies including SSB but cannot TX on them. It can receive from 100kHz to 1300MHz.

>  I'm also curious about accessing public safety bands on the radio  any idea how to get to those PS bands?

Legally you can't transmit on them but you can receive them just in general receive mode.
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KJ4SKP
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2014, 10:48:16 AM »

how about public safety bands?
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NZ4ZN
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2014, 03:23:57 PM »

Public Service Frequencies?

1) Go to RadioReference.Com (https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/)
2) Search for public services in your area.
3) Either tune directly to the desired frequency or program the radio to scan the frequencies in your area.
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N6AJR
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2014, 12:33:30 PM »

receivers can be broad banded, but transmitters are band specific, and the th f6a  will not transmit on HF, and is not legal to modify to use on public safety band, although probably modifiable for them.
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KJ4SKP
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2014, 06:49:27 AM »

I ordered a usb connection cable for my TH F6A to manage programming etc. The box arrived from HRO with a wouxon cable that has the same connections as the speaker mic for the Kenwood.  Will this cable work with my Kenwood, or did HRO send the wrong cable?
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KJ4SKP
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2014, 07:00:49 AM »

 I'm getting a "radio is invalid" message when I try to write info to the transceiver.  What gives?
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KJ4SKP
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2014, 12:57:39 PM »

I got it figured out.  My computer wasn't reading the USB cable (had no driver) for it.  Downloaded the driver now I'm all set.
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M6GOM
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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2014, 02:14:22 PM »

I ordered a usb connection cable for my TH F6A to manage programming etc. The box arrived from HRO with a wouxon cable that has the same connections as the speaker mic for the Kenwood.  Will this cable work with my Kenwood, or did HRO send the wrong cable?

They're the same cable. I use a Kenwood cable on my Wouxun.
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N7IOH
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« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2014, 06:17:30 AM »

There is NO transmit on 6 meters.  The radio is a 2 meter, 220mhz and a 440 mhz radio with wide receive. 

    Al, n7ioh
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KK4MRN
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« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2014, 08:32:46 AM »

I agree with N7IOH.

The Kenwood TH-F6A can only transmit (Band A) on: 2 meters ( 144-148 MHz), 1.25 meters (222-224 MHz), and 70 centimeters (430-450 MHz).

It has a wide receiver (Band B) which can receive from 100 KHz thru 1299 MHz.  This means it can only receive on 6 meters (50-54 MHz).

http://www.kenwoodusa.com/Communications/Amateur_Radio/Portables/TH-F6A

Great little radio.  I recommend to get at least an extra or 2 rechargable battery packs.   Or get their DC cable to hook up to a regulated linear power supply.
And by a third-party antenna from Diamond or Comet for the radio.
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K5BBC
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« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2014, 09:28:25 AM »

Transmits on 6m, 2m, and 70cm. No HF transmit. Very wide receive. LF to 1.2 gig.

Yup, I miss-spoke. 220, not 6.
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