[amsat-bb] Re: Kenwood THD7AG availability
Alan P. Biddle
APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET
Tue Jun 3 17:00:21 PDT 2008
>From something posted on the APRS BB:
Friday morning, I talked with a Kenwood guy about the HT. It
seems the problem, as with so many rigs, is that parts are drying up,
necessitating a new design. In the case of the D-7, it is a tiny
transistor. They have enough for repair, but not enough to continue
production beyond what is in the pipeline. There is a replacement, 8-12
months at best, and not officially approved for production.
I will add that the sales have ticked up recently, so the chances are good
For a replacement to be approved.
Usual caveats about rumors, even ones from Kenwood USA reps.
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