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[aprssig] D700 or... ? for simultaneous voice and packet

Rich Mulvey aprs at mulveyfamily.com
Sat Feb 18 13:55:03 UTC 2006


AE5PL Lists wrote:
> The Icom 2720 supports running a data on one side with voice on the
> other.  Its not "cheap", but it is about $100 cheaper than the D700.  Of
> course you will have to supply your own tracker.
>
>
>   


   I'd considered the 2720, but when I was doing some investigation, 
there are reports that way too many of them have problems with blown 
finals, and switch issues - much more so than other rigs.  Whereas with 
the V7a, usually you only need to worry about the display degrading in a 
more gradual fashion.  ;-)

- Rich


>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Rich Mulvey
>> Posted At: Friday, February 17, 2006 9:09 PM
>> Subject: Re: [aprssig] D700 or... ? for simultaneous voice and packet
>>
>>    I really wish other manufacturers would come out with a 
>> cheap dual bander where you can dedicate one side to data, 
>> and the other to VHF or UHF....
>>     
>
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