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

Joseph M. Durnal joseph.durnal at gmail.com
Fri May 9 20:16:27 UTC 2008


I just spoke with the vendor that will be at my local hamfest and he
didn't know much other than that he has had them on back order for 3
months.  He expects to hear something at Dayton, that something could
be a new product (TH-D71 maybe) or the retirement of the product line.
 His thoughts were that it would be the former, but we'll see.

If they do release a new handheld, I sure hope they put a GPS chip in it!

73 de Joseph Durnal NE3R

On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 4:01 PM, Joseph M. Durnal
<joseph.durnal at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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