[amsat-bb] Re: Best HT's for sats?

Jim Jerzycke kq6ea at pacbell.net
Fri Apr 4 16:03:33 PST 2008

I agree with Bob. Mine's been banged around more than
a little bit, and keeps working just fine. As far as
the battery life "issue", I bought a replacement PB39
100mAH NiMH pack from the NiCd Lady for $45, and it
lasts quite a while.
I'm very satisfied with it.
Jim  KQ6EA

--- Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:

> > A lot of folks seem to like the Kenwood TH-D7A,
> but
> > the price tag is quite high for a radio that is
> "very
> > delicate," "extremely difficult to program," and
> "poor
> > battery life".
> I donno. I've drop kicked mine a number of times. 
> It is trivial
> to program either with the TEXT menus, and full
> 4-way joy stick,
> or the PC program.  Poor battery life only if you
> have evrything
> running to the max:
> 1) Both internal radios on
> 2) Internal TNC on
> 3) Battery saver off
> 4) Transmitting APRS beacons evey minute at high
> power
> But then that's why most people bought the radio to
> do all those
> things..
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