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Brian Riley brianbr at mac.com
Sat Oct 22 09:05:41 UTC 2005


  I think it has been universally agree that the Kenwood supplied  
PB39 NiCad is pretty lame. I usually recommend people to get the Maha  
NimH PB39H replacement. There's two versions a hivoltage moderate  
capacity and a 6 volt hicapacity. With the six volt version the  
hipower output seems to run about 3 -3.5 watts as opposed to 5 watts  
with a 7.2 or more with  9.6 volt battery. BUT, I fid if  the 3 watts  
isn't enough, 5 usually isn't either and the extra capacity is awesome.

I run very often run my D7s on EL (milliwatt) or L (1 watt I think)  
settings with my D700 in the truck set as a digipeater the 6v hicap  
maha battery gives me hours and hours of usage.



cheers ... 73 de brian  riley,  n1bq , underhill center, vermont
   <n1bq at wulfden.org>



On Oct 21, 2005, at 10:07 PM, Charles Doughtie wrote:

>
> I agree about the stock battery - and agree about
> BatteriesAmerica's NiMH battery and their charger.
> If I had to do it again, I would buy another D7AG.
>
> 73 de Charlie, N5EXY
> South Suburban Greater Hutto, Texas
>
>
> --- Ian <ik7565 at verizon.net> wrote:
>
>
>> The TH-D7A works great with a Garmin Foretrex 101
>> for motorcycle mobile! My
>> only complaint is the stock battery is pretty lame.
>> www.BatteriesAmerica.com
>> has the solution for that however.





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