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[aprssig] The best resolution of --- Kenwood

William McKeehan mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net
Thu Jan 5 19:00:12 UTC 2006


Imagine a Kenwood radio with an enhanced TNC, a keyboard and a display that
you could turn into a "terminal"; then you could do a lot of basic packet
stuff without having a computer at all...

On Thu, January 5, 2006 1:36 pm, Bill Vodall WA7NWP said:
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>> Two years ago at Dayton, I talked to multiple Kenwood reps
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> Bill - WA7NWP
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