[aprssig] Re: GPS Intgrated Engine -- Rinos
Stephen H. Smith
wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Tue Mar 28 11:50:58 CST 2006
WS5N at mindspring.com wrote:
> Has anyone tried the Garmin Rino 5xx series? How is the audio? I have seen a few reviews on the Rino 1xx series that reported terrible audio.
> I am looking for something to keep track of my grandkids when they visit. A ham APRS with multiple pieces, wires and antennas just will not work on an 11 year old!
> J. Gary Bender, WS5N
> Tijeras, New Mexico USA
> Fence Lake, New Mexico USA
Other than the audio issue, will the maximum usable range with these
devices of about a block actually be useful? Remember these radios are
transmitting with about the power of an Alinco credit card transceiver
(1/4 watt) and NO digipeaters !
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