[aprssig] D700 or... ? for simultaneous voice and packet

Bruce W. Martin, KQ4TV aprs at almostanywhere.com
Fri Feb 17 13:59:56 EST 2006

On Feb 17, 2006, at 11:28 AM, Randy Allen - KA0AZS wrote:

> I think the (now discontinued) Kenwood TM-V7A would do this with an  
> external TNC.  It was released prior to the TM-D700, and IIRC it  
> would automatically switch to the data band to transmit from the  
> TNC, and hold off transmitting if the voice band was active.

Unfortunately that is not the case. The data band would preempt the  
voice band when it was ready to send a packet. I found this very  
frustrating when I used a V7A both with a KPC-3+ and a TT2. That is  
why I switched to a D700 and have never noticed the problem again.


Bruce W. Martin, KQ4TV
Trustee for AA4VU
Vanderbilt University Amateur Radio Club

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