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[aprssig] Kenwood Status - Thinking about TH-D7AG purchase

KG4LNG kg4lng at vordemberge.net
Fri May 9 18:09:45 UTC 2008

That would explain why I can't find any Kenwood HT's at my favorite ham 

Tacker, KG4LNG

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From: "K7FTP" <k7ftp at commtechreview.net>
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Sent: Friday, 09 May, 2008 11:45
Subject: [aprssig] Kenwood Status - Thinking about TH-D7AG purchase

> Howdy all,
> I'm looking to get a pair of HT's now that my wife is getting her ticket. 
> She likes the APRS features of the D700A in the Project Jeep, and I am 
> leaning towards a pair of TH-D7AG radios.  My old HT is so worn I don't 
> really want to replace the case and keyboard.
> I was in our local ham radio store (not AES or HRO) and the owner said 
> that Kenwood is essentially out of the game.  He didn't have any Kenwood 
> radios, and he told me that the general perception is that they are 
> getting out of amateur radio.
> I'm just curious to see what others think.  I checked with AES in Las 
> Vegas and they said that some Kenwood stuff has been a bit harder to get 
> but that they didn't know anything as I had been told.  I noted that 
> Digikey didn't have any HT's from Kenwood, and I have seen others that 
> list them as backordered.
> Any word?
> Anyone know of a really good mail order deal?  So far, $369 with free 
> shipping seems to be the best from HRO.
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