[aprssig] "Best" Mobile APRS Radio & TNC
hr_gear at charter.net
Mon Aug 20 11:12:03 CDT 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
>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?
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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