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

Joseph M. Durnal joseph.durnal at gmail.com
Fri May 9 20:01:58 UTC 2008


Hmm, that isn't good for me.  I'm planning on buying a TH-D7Ag at my
local hamfest in June.  I'll be sure to contact our vendor.

73 de Joseph Durnal NE3R

On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 3:17 PM, K7FTP <k7ftp at commtechreview.net> wrote:
> That's kind of what got me wondering.  He did say that Kenwood also owes him
> some money, so I was not sure if that perhaps tainted his view.  But they
> seem to be in shorter supply, and some places don't even list them anymore.
>
> He has a lot of Icom gear, and is setting up a D-Star repeater.  I know you
> can do something similar to APRS via their system, but APRS works really
> well around here.  I have also heard that the Icom system won't do their
> APRS simplex (has to go through a D-Star repeater), but I just called him
> and he said it does wok simplex.
>
> I'd like our radios to be able to give bearing and distance when we hook up
> GPS units.  I have one with a cable all ready to go to give to her (a
> Lowrance iFinder), and there are digipeaters near all of the areas she tends
> to go.  I have the D700A in the Jeep and it works from almost everywhere.
>
> I was hoping maybe Bob (WB4APR) is familiar with the situation at Kenwood...
>
> BTW- the Jeep page for those that have asked is at
> http://www.commtechreview.net/jeep
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jason KG4WSV" <kg4wsv at gmail.com>
> To: "KG4LNG" <kg4lng at vordemberge.net>; "TAPR APRS Mailing List"
> <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
> Sent: Friday, May 09, 2008 12:16 PM
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Kenwood Status - Thinking about TH-D7AG purchase
>
>
>> Maybe something new to be announced at Dayton?  Seems odd for so many
>> folks to be out.  Gigaparts doesn't even list the D7 as a valid item
>> anymore.
>>
>> Given the disappointing advancement of the 710 over the 700, I
>> wouldn't get my hopes up for a true improvement.
>>
>> -Jason
>> kg4wsv
>>
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