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[aprssig] NEW! IC-V82 - VHF/APRS Transceiver

Andrew Rich vk4tec at tech-software.net
Thu Mar 3 04:30:46 UTC 2005


Why dont we build one our selves ?

Can be hard to make a GPS / interface / VHF radio



> I talked to one of the Icom guys at DCC about stuff that could be 
done with
> it.  I got the impression from him that Icom's really not interested 
in
> supporting experimentation.  Looks like they just want to sell 
digital voice
> radios with Ethernet ports to appliance operators.  Definitely 
didn't get a
> warm fuzzy feeling from that conversation.
> 
> Scott
> N1VG
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Joe Della Barba
> Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2005 5:03 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] NEW! IC-V82 - VHF/APRS Transceiver
> 
> 
> The brochure says NOTHING about APRS, only that the radios can 
exchange
> position by sending NMEA data to each other. This radio also does 
NOT have a
> GPS built in. Does anyone know why it is that no one will make a 
modern APRS
> radio? Why can I buy a marine VHF with a built in moving map/gps and 
DSC
> position polling but Icom and Kenwood can't figure out putting a GPS 
in a
> radio when every cell phone will soon have one?
> 73 de Joe N3HGB
> 
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