[aprssig] Best mobile APRS rig?

Andrew Rich vk4tec at tech-software.net
Sat Jun 4 03:23:30 EDT 2011

That is why I buy kenwood . I can access the tnc for satellites and emergency work 

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Andrew Rich

On 03/06/2011, at 6:38, Alexander Sack <pisymbol at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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!
> -aps
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