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

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Mon May 12 20:40:45 UTC 2008


Did anyone else catch this?  JVC and Kenwood are merging...

http://www.reuters.com/article/mergersNews/idUST23591020080512

Scott
N1VG

Joseph M. Durnal wrote:
> 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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