[amsat-bb] Re: Kenwood THD7AG availability

Ronald Nutter rnutter at networkref.com
Tue Jun 3 14:10:42 PDT 2008

I have been told that HRO or AES has it in stock.  Previous discussion 
on this reflector indicate that a replacement model is in the works but 
wont be available for a while.


joe cassano aka jmario wrote:
> All
> I've wanted to purchase a Kenwood THD7AG for several weeks but the place 
> that I usually purchase from has been saying (on their web site) that 
> the D7 is out of stock for more than a month.  I called them and I was 
> told that Kenwood is basically noncommittal and perhaps even evasive 
> when asked about future THD7 shipments.  Did anyone who attended Dayton 
> happen to engage any Kenwood reps in a conversation about the THD7?  If 
> so would you tell us what you heard?
> The THD7AG is presently listed on the Kenwoodusa'a web site.
> Inquiring minds would like to know what is going on here...
> My list of possibles are RoHS compliance issues (aka tin whiskers are in 
> your future), someone is trying to avoid the classic Osborne-I to 
> Osborne-II sales and marketing debacle prior to introducing a follow on 
> to the D7, or perhaps the market is too small to justify continued 
> manufacturing...
> JoeC  K3FMA
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