[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
>  -and-
> Fence Lake, New Mexico USA
> O
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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