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[aprssig] D700 owners question

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Sat Oct 16 14:31:29 UTC 2004


>>> kc5qbc at swbell.net 10/16/04 12:10:14 AM >>>
>I'm looking at the D700 to use for a small emergency group. 
>The expected usage mode is listening to vhf voice on one 
>side while monitoring the packet vhf side with a laptop.

Is surely the way to go!  

And another real advantage of the  radio is that it
does work at 9600 baud, AND it has a built-in BBS too,
so finally after 20 years of people "talking" about trying out
9600 baud, now anyone with a kenwood can try it out...

We should be doing BBS stuff at 9600 baud anyway,
afterall, this is 2004!

The only problems you may have heard about are when 
you try to use it on a FULL-DUPLEX 100% constant 9600
baud data stream (such as the downlink of a 9600 baud
satellite running the PACSAT protocol).  Then, the 100%
dutycycle of packets with zero breaks in between will
get too much data that cannot then also get out of the
radio's 9600 baud serial port and it will overrrun and choke.

But as long as you are not tyring to transfer megabytes
at 9600 baud on a full-duplex channel with 100% key down,
 it is perfect...

de WB4APR, Bob





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