[aprssig] THD74 first impressions
vk4tec at internode.on.net
Thu Aug 10 06:51:13 CDT 2017
I recently purchased a Kenwood THD74A with the intent of running it as a
satgate and also do some connected packet as well.
I saw it only had KISS, yeah ok.
I saw it could do kiss on USB or Bluetooth.
I tried to get the most popular and basic program ui-view to talk to the HT
, no joy
Neither on windows 10 via blue tooth or USB did I get a connection.
I then worked out that you can output received packets via the USB, ok and
it is also mixed in with radio messages about the squelch.
So I had APRS RX only packets mixed in with Radio command messages.
Sort of what I wanted.
I tried KISS with UI-VIEW UI-VIEW just hangs
So I have now sold my nice shiny new THD74A because Kenwood missed the mark
with a simple usable TNC with a command prompt.
I have had aTHD72 and that had a workable TNC
What has kenwood done ?
It works great stand alone but falls down when you try and connect it to a
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