[aprssig] Best mobile APRS rig?

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Thu Jun 2 16:33:43 EDT 2011

On 6/1/2011 9:17 AM, Alexander Sack wrote:
> Hello:
> So I see most folks use the Kenwood D710A as their APRS mobile
> transceiver of choice (I see Bob does!).
> Is this THE unit to own (most complete APRS implementation)?  Any
> other notables?
> 73
> -aps (KC2ZSX)

If you want to use the internal TNC with an external computer or mapping GPS 
like the AVmap, it's the only choice.

The Yaesu APRS mobiles and handhelds have what I consider a seriously critical 
design oversight:   The radio's serial port only allows you to load/backup the 
radio memories and configuration.   It does NOT allow you to access the 
internal TNC data for use with external devices.   You are limited to APRS 
interaction exclusively through the front panel.



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