Kenwood TH-F6A

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I have a TH-F6A and just got the Arrow Antenna with Duplexer. I can't set my offset to 1.31 according to Kenwood this radio doesn't do that.

Anyone got any ideas to how I can listen to the ISS? I want to see if I can do it and I can work on talking later.

I have not had any luck contacted any sats or ISS yet. I am trying the AO 51 pass over Hawaii tonight.

Thanks and 73s

KH6OWL – Wed, 2008 – 10 – 29 22:48


Hello WH7LH (sorry my english). I have a th-f6a too, using a homemade Arrow antenna and a duplex. I've done contact with satellites AO16, AO51, SO50, VO52 and I was already heard by ISS, and have heard the AO7 (not transmit). This radio has two inconvenience: 1 - FM steps are 5 on 5 kHz, 2 - is not full duplex. So to operate the ISS in repeater mode takes into account the Doppler on the uplink UHF (it is more critical than the downlink) use the reception - 145.800MHZ (downlink) in "A" and transmission - 437.800MHZ (uplink + - Doppler) in "B" not forgetting the squech. This procedure can also be used for operation of the other satellite. Good luck, anything send me an e-mail and we exchange some ideas. 73 de PU9WIL - WILMAR

Submitted by PU9WIL on Thu, 2008-10-30 08:38.

You can try for cross-band duplex mode

Hi Stacy, Since the ISS is now in cross-band duplex, you can try to program for that also. You might have to program two consecutive memory channels to do it. Ron Hashiro, AH6RH [url][/url]
Submitted by AH6RH on Thu, 2008-10-30 00:36.


You always get the trivia correct on the net.

What do you mean by in cross-band duplex? What are the freqs for that?
I did, I think, get the radio set up by using the off-set repeater mode.

Submitted by KH6OWL on Thu, 2008-10-30 04:28.

Problem solved

Will try this tomorrow. But here is what I did.
Storing Odd-Split Repeater Frequencies:
For example, if you want to store a 1.31 offset to talk
to the ISS. (This is a - offset with a 1.31 and this radio
will not do this, it will only go to 1.30 and 1.35)

The Down-link Freq is 145.800
The Up-Link Freq is 144.490
Press VFO
Turn the turning control to the down-link (Receive) freq
Press F
Select a blank channel to store the down-link freq in.
Press MR to store the freq in the channel.
Turn the tuning control to select the desire Up-Link freq
(Transmit) freq.
Press F
Turn the tuning control to select the memory channel you
programmed for the Down-Link
Press PTT + MR or PTT + MNU
To check to see if it is correct, Press REV

Submitted by KH6OWL on Sat, 2008-11-01 03:21.

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