[aprssig] Chinese radios for APRS?

John Gleichweit smokeybehr at sbcglobal.net
Fri Oct 9 12:26:02 EDT 2015

If you're looking for something that will store a DTMF "dialing string", you're not going to find it in any of the cheap Chinese radios, and not very many of the real radios from the usual manufacturers. 
      From: Robert Bruninga via aprssig <aprssig at tapr.org>
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