[amsat-bb] Re: more about the TH-D72A for satellites
Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Mon Dec 6 12:54:26 PST 2010
> Great preliminary report. One question. I haven't been able to locate the
> size of the stock battery. The accessory is an 1800 MaH battery. Is that
> the typical larger battery, or just a spare the same size? A friend who is
> more interested in the APRS side asked me.
There is - so far - only one rechargeable battery pack for this radio: the
PB-45L, 7.4V/1800 mAh. The accessory pack is the same model and
capacity as what came with the radio.
I give credit to Kenwood for not saddling the radio with a smaller battery
pack like Yaesu has done with the VX-8 series, and then offering the
higher-capacity battery as an accessory. It might be up to someone like
Maha or Batteries America to come out with an after-market battery pack
with still larger capacity. Or maybe Kenwood will do that in the future.
Kenwood has done that with the TH-F6A; originally it came with a
7.4V/1550 mAh pack, but the new one I just picked up last month came
with a Kenwood 7.4V/2000 mAh pack.
> As for myself, I would like one, but I have a full up Flex-VU5K and a new
> HDTV on order, so enough expensive toys, at least until Dayton.
Do you have the VHF/UHF module for your Flex radio? ;-)
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