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[aprssig] The best resolution of --- Kenwood

Drew Baxter droobie at maine.rr.com
Thu Jan 5 18:46:57 UTC 2006


At 01:36 PM 1/5/2006, Bill Vodall WA7NWP wrote:
>It finally dawned on me that we're talking to the wrong Kenwood 
>folks. We need to get Kenwood marketing in a headlock.  Explain to 
>them how some tweaks and fixes to the D700 would result in the first 
>ever dual band frequency agile programmable 9k6 data radio for 
>Amateur Radio. They would sell by the (tens of?) thousands to the 
>Winlink folks and probably more thousands to we APRS and legacy 
>packet users that could use them.
>
>I paid $1200 (I think) for a IC-821 simply because it was one of the 
>few rigs that would really do 9600 baud.  A rig with a built in TNC 
>at half that price (that really does 9600) would be incredible.
>
>Bill - WA7NWP

The D700's Tasco TNC is an accessory board attached by a ribbon cable 
too.. This is one thing that could be improved upon.

I'd be willing to pay 100-150$ to get a 'refresh' for my D700 
hardware.  I do like it, but it'd be nice to have the opportunity to 
move forward in some form.

--Droo, K1XVM





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