Tactical Value? [was: VX-8R Symbol/SSID (Was Re: [aprssig] YaesuVX-8R)]
archer at eskimo.com
Wed May 21 12:29:53 CDT 2008
On Wed, 21 May 2008, Gregg Wonderly wrote:
> > Nobody remembers Alinco? I think they've had three radios so far
> > which were APRS-capable, maybe more. No, not message-capable.
> > So that makes Alinco, Kenwood, and soon Yaesu in the arena.
> I think you don't understand the difference between a radio having an RF modem
> and being cable of injecting and receiving AX.25 vs being able to provide the
> functionalities that include decoding and encoding packets, displaying
> information from those packets etc.
Naw, not me. They're on my APRS Client Capabilities Chart. ;-)
I'm in the camp that'd rather see capabilities advertised on the air
> And if you want display, and don't like to give your money to kenwood, don't
> like toting a laptop or other "computer", you might go look at the HamHud!
> There are things in the work, including support for D-Star and externally
> attached VGA/NTSC-composite screens.
I've got gear from GLB TNC's through Tracker2's, and even yes, a
HamHUD! I don't have any of the message-capable Kenwoods, but some
APRS radios I use are single-band Kenwood mobiles (OLD ones!).
I'm thinking about going for the Tracker2/Garmin NUVI setup next for
the mobile, with a laptop running Linux/Xastir in the loop at times.
I'm still looking for that ultimate SAR APRS/Voice HT. Haven't seen
one yet but am waiting for more info on the Yaesu!
Curt, WE7U. archer at eskimo dot com
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