[amsat-bb] Re: Kenwood TH-D72a

Clint Bradford clintbradford at mac.com
Mon Dec 6 23:05:53 PST 2010

BOB>> ... I would tend to rephrase the above sentence ...

What an excellent post, Bob!

YES - The new Kenwood HT with all its capabilities is a value at US$500.

And YES, APRS is much more than spitting out my coordinates every five minutes while driving around town.

But from where I am coming from - advising audiences who have never worked a satellite before that they probably already own the equipment necessary to work them AND showing them how to accomplish it - I'll have trouble getting behind the 'D72a for that specific crowd as a "must-have" device.

I'd like Kenwood to do what Yaesu did with their VX-8R: Offer a separate HT without some of the major (expensive) features, and get true dual-band capability to "us" at a lower price point.

But I'm not running the world ... (grin)

Clint, K6LCS

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