[aprssig] Best mobile APRS rig?

Alexander Sack pisymbol at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 16:38:53 EDT 2011

On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 4:33 PM, Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:
> 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.

I had no idea that was the case.  Thanks for that Stephen.  I had
thought both could be used to access the TNC but apparently not!


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