[aprssig] Best mobile APRS rig?
jason at ke4nyv.com
Thu Jun 2 17:44:12 EDT 2011
If you are looking for a radio with internal TNC, strongly consider an Alinco DR-135 with the Argent Data internal Tracker2 module:
With this combo you can either hook up a display-less GPS, to run a tracker or add on just about any serial based GPS with a display and you can also have a live map view.
Since the Tracker2 speaks native Garmin binary, you can also use a Nuvi 350 and get full mapping and messaging.
You other option is to hook up an external unit like a HamHUD II and have messaging.
My point, there is more out there than the Kenwood radios.
Jason Rausch - KE4NYV
RPC Electronics, LLC
--- On Thu, 6/2/11, Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:
> From: Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Best mobile APRS rig?
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011, 4:33 PM
> On 6/1/2011 9:17 AM, Alexander Sack
> > 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
> 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.
> Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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