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[aprssig] TH-D7A

Doug Ferrell kd4moj at kd4moj.org
Sat Oct 22 22:19:24 UTC 2005


    hHMMmmmmm I guess I have had a different experience.  of all the
handhelds, the D7 has about the best longevity (battery) of all my
handhelds. My experience (just monitoring the frequency) is in the RX
mode... not transmitting my position (what do they call that 80/20??).

    I'm comparing this to my work radio (Motorola MT2000), my Yaesu FT50
(dual bander before the Kenwood D7), my Yaesu/Vertex VX-150, and various
Motorola handhelds.

    Keep in mind, I'm not talking about using the D7 as a tracker, just
using it monitoring the freq. I have the stock battery and the 1800mh
(Batteries America/MR Nicad??) batteries.

    Even in TX mode ( 5 minutes) I think that I had done better than my
other radios..



    Just my experience................ YOUR mileage may vary!


  -----Original Message-----
  From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Patrick Green
  Sent: Saturday, October 22, 2005 2:30 PM
  To: KC2MMi; TAPR APRS Mailing List
  Subject: Re: [aprssig] TH-D7A


  It's useless on APRS unless the local digi is running a high enough TXD.
Those new 1450ma after market batteries work great, I can operate the radio
for a full day at work on APRS without the battery dying.  The 1050ma
battery wasn't good enough.

  73 de Pat --- KA9SCF


  On 10/22/05, KC2MMi <kc2mmi at verizon.net> wrote:
    Enabling the battery saver feature on the D7 makes a huge difference in
the RX
    time of the radio, too. Makes the radio a fraction slower to break
squelch (of
    course) but that's only a problem when the folks calling are rushing
their
    calls.


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