[aprssig] How to set up a radio

Bill Vodall WA7NWP wa7nwp at jnos.org
Wed Oct 19 16:01:51 CDT 2005

>> We were fortunate to have a D700 handy for the JOTA operation last 
>> weekend.  It was quick and easy to turn on as a fill in WIDE1-1 digi. 
>> Saved the day for our APRS operation.
> Sorry, I meant to qualify that as sucking at more than fill-in 
> operation. They WILL do that, but they don't have the brains to do much 
> more on their own, and they don't have the buffer to play well with a 
> PC. 

Yes.  Exactly!  Kenwood missed out (and is still missing out) on 
providing the magic silver bullet of a frequency agile, multiband 9k6 
data radio by leaving 25 cents of silicon out of their D7 and D700 radios.

> They're perfectly fine for what they do

Unless we consider the TXD on the D700...   :-(

> TASCO-bashing, but I don't think anyone's going to run a WIDE digi with 
> one.

Scary thing is -- folks have...

The basic radio is very good.  Almost works well at 9k6 with an external 

> Scott


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