[aprssig] Newbie Question

William McKeehan mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net
Mon Jun 6 20:33:43 CDT 2005

I'll agree with everyone else; With the D700, you get two radios and a TNC and
an APRS display.

The Cross-Band repeater is a nice thing for working events - an HT on low
power will run much longer than it does on high power.

Compare the radio to a dual-band, dual-receive radio + TNC. I found the cost
is very close in this comparison.

Good luck!

On Mon, June 6, 2005 7:37 pm, Christopher Long said:
> Hi all.  I've been reading this list for a while with
> some interest, but I confess a lot of it is a bit over
> my head.  I'm still trying to unravel all the finer
> points of APRS.  But here's my question.  I'm about to
> buy my first mobile rig.  I'm quite interested in the
> Kenwood 700D because of the built in APRS features.
> Personally I love technology, whether it has a
> practical purpose or not.  I have APRSpoint loaded on
> my work computer and though I have no radio there I
> watch APRS movement around me just out of sheer
> interest.  However, my wife doesn't share the
> "technology for technology sake" ethic.  She wants to
> see practical uses.  So here's my quandry.  How can I
> justify the $200+ extra that the Kenwood costs over a
> basic 2M mobile rig.  What practical uses can I use to
> win over my wife?
> Thanks in advance for your input.
> Chris
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