[aprssig] KENWOOD TM-D710G

Steve Dimse steve at dimse.com
Sat Dec 14 19:12:16 CST 2013


On Dec 14, 2013, at 8:01 PM, Steve Daniels <steve at daniels270.eclipse.co.uk> wrote:

> And in the UK it's £180 more for a built in GPS and and a compass rose
> essentially. Planning to buy a 719 soon but it will be an E rather than G
> version
> 
The US differential looks like $165, which is a ridiculous markup for a GPS chip and antenna. Furthermore the only HRO stock is demos, sounds like Kenwood plans to kill the non-GPS models. Bad move IMHO.

Steve K4HG

> Steve Daniels
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> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
> Of Lawrence LaBranche
> Sent: 15 December 2013 00:39
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> Subject: [aprssig] KENWOOD TM-D710G
> 
> I was looking through the HRO and checked what's new. Kenwood came out with
> an upgrade for the 710. Built in GPS and newer firmware. Go figure after I
> decide to get a 710 over the summer. Uses the same interface cables, so no
> USB direct cable. I think that is a good thing. $679.95. I do not remember
> seeing it on the list here though.  
> 
> Lawrence LaBranche KI6ZQY
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