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[aprssig] Overlooked TM-D710 Features

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sat May 10 01:14:02 UTC 2008


Jason KG4WSV wrote:
> On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 5:58 PM, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
>
>   
>
>> F) This TNC/Display head can be used like any other TNC for any
>> packet application but not only for 1200 but also 9600 baud with
>> any radio.
>>     
>
> This would be interesting if it were available for a reasonable price
> without the radio - again, I'm not gonna spend $600 on a radio and not
> use the radio part, and given the obscene cost of a D700 control head
> replacement, I don't see it being offered separately at a reasonable
> price.
>
>   


Actually they DO sell the display head/TNC/APRS terminal separately for 
about half the price of the radio.  Think of it as a commercially-built 
Ham Hud.   You can "upgrade" a TM-71 to a D710 (RF chassis is 
identical),  or with any other radio where the RF control functions are 
lost but the APRS functions remain.  




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