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

K7FTP k7ftp at commtechreview.net
Mon May 12 22:00:08 UTC 2008


That has been reported since (I believe) June of 2007.  It looks like they 
are still moving ahead.

I'm not sure what it might mean for the amateur radio side of Kenwood.  JVC 
is more into video-related products, at least that's my experience with 
them.  I'm really curious to hear any news that folks pick up from them at 
Dayton.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Miller" <scott at opentrac.org>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Monday, May 12, 2008 2:40 PM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Kenwood Status - Thinking about TH-D7AG purchase


> 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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