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[aprssig] "Best" Mobile APRS Radio & TNC

JD hr_gear at charter.net
Mon Aug 20 16:12:03 UTC 2007


At 11:56 AM 8/20/2007, you wrote:
 >I recently had the control head of my Kenwood D700 stolen from my car; the
 >main unit was left behind. (Some advice: Don't leave your car unlocked! Ham
 >radio control heads look like GPS or Satellite Radio units to thieves.)
 >
 >So I need a replacement setup for my D700. I think I have several choices,
 >so I'm looking for opinions:
 >
 >1. Find a replacement D700 control head, but that's not likely.
 >2. Get a new or used D700
 >3. Get a new TM-D710 when they come out
 >4. Get a non-TNC radio and a separate TNC, such as the Tiny Tracker or
 >OpenTracker.
 >
 >Money isn't really an issue -- I'm willing to pay for a new D710.
 >
 >(For a GPS, I'd probably continue using my Garmin GPS 18.)
 >
 >What would you do?
 >
 >73
 >
 >Ralph KC2RLM

Ralph,

I think you will have difficulty buying a replacement control head. 
Seems Kenwood doesn't sell them for _any_ of their products. I asked 
the folks in the booth at Dayton about this and all I got was some 
lame excuses. They just don't sell them as a spare part. I had to 
part out (2) TM-741s because I could not buy replacement control 
heads. This policy has kept me from buying Kenwood products again. I 
hope you have better luck.





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