Re: Kenwood TM-V71
The V71 works great. I have one of my nodes on one. I replaced the stock fan for a very quiet Noctua fan I got on Amazon.
I keep mine running 5 watts typically, so it does not get hot. If you run more power I would recommend a Noctua NF-F12 premium fan to put on the heat sink.
The cabling is easy. I use DB9 connectors that have terminal connectors so no soldering needed...then use the appropriate connector for the radio side. The manual does a great job of explaining the radio side.
The radio can also be used locally when disconnected from the IRLP if you connect the microphone.
Good luck with the project!
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From: IRLP@irlp.groups.io <IRLP@irlp.groups.io> on behalf of Ramon Gandia <rfg8io@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:55:31 PM
To: IRLP@irlp.groups.io <IRLP@irlp.groups.io>
Subject: [IRLP] Kenwood TM-V71
I am interested in the TM-V71 by Kenwood. It would allow me to purchase
a few of these radios, and deploy them in VHF, UHF mode.
What IRLP resources pertain to this radio? Does anyone have experience
1. Does RAS work? I mean the so-called COS signal follow the CTCSS tone
instead of just carrier?
2. Is audio before the volume control available?
3. Is there a connector that has all the signals; audio in, out, ptt, RAS?
4. How does the radio perform in a dirty RF environment?
5. Overheating issues?
Ramon Gandia, AL7X 3288, 3289, 7254