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[aprssig] Dayton Reports?

K7FTP k7ftp at commtechreview.net
Sat May 17 14:15:07 UTC 2008

That's a lot more information than we had before, and it seems to back up 
what a lot of vendors are listing - they expect to be able to meet existing 
orders but are not taking new ones.  Thank you for taking the time to check 
and to post this.

AES had a few left in stock, so I ordered two of those.  My wife is going to 
like it, and it's kind of ideal for our radios to be identical in terms of 
memory, software, etc.  I'll pick up a couple of the 6-cell AA packs next 

Thanks again for the information and 73!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alan P. Biddle" <APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET>
To: "'TAPR APRS Mailing List'" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 17, 2008 7:14 AM
Subject: RE: [aprssig] Dayton Reports?

> On thing I find is when it comes to rumors, they really depend on who you
> talk with.  Friday morning, I talked with a Kenwood guy about the HT.  It
> seems the problem, as with so many rigs, is that parts are drying up,
> necessitating a new design.  In the case of the D-7, it is a tiny
> transistor.  They have enough for repair, but not enough to continue
> production beyond what is in the pipeline.  There is a replacement, 8-12
> months at best, and not officially approved for production.
> Of course you may hear something completely different on Saturday, and 
> again
> something different on Sunday.
> Alan
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