[amsat-bb] Re: Which Handheld...

n1jez@burlingtontelecom.net n1jez at burlingtontelecom.net
Fri Feb 1 12:16:43 PST 2008

Did Kenwood ever fix the KISS mode in the 9k6 TNC?

My D7 has the following:

TASCO Radio Modem
AX.25 Level 2 Version 2.0
Release 08/18/98 2Chip ver 1.00
Checksum $F0

Has there been a newer rev?

Mike N1JEZ
AMSAT #29649
"A closed mouth gathers no feet"

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, February 01, 2008 1:14 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Which Handheld...

>> There are no new full-duplex HTs on the amateur
>> market. The Icom IC-W32a was the last nit to
>> have true full-duplex.
> What?  The TH-D7 is full duplex AND contains 1200 and 9600 baud
> Satelite Packet TNC's to boot... And complete two-way global
> messaging and APRS built in.
>> I overlook the Kenwood TH=D7A(g) because it
>> is a battery hog and much older technology
>> than what is now avalable in amateur HTs.
> Interesting.  If you turn off the TNC when not in use, and set
> power save, it is no different from any other radio I think.
> And nothing has changed in FM "technology" in 30 years...  I
> don't understand your bias...
> Especially, when you can send Email from the TH-D7 anywhere in
> the world via any of the APRS amateur digital satellites.
> See all about using this HT all aloine, in your hand to send an
> Email anywhere, any time...
> http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/sset.html
> If one is going to get an HT for satellites, it makes sense to
> me to get one that also does all the digital satellites too.
> Bob, WB4APR
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