yes it is a 700 group. I aswell as most others are curous to hear how it performs. I have my d700 in a 18 wheeler and thinking of moving it to the shack and getting the 710. thanks for the review. keep me/others posted on the echolink feature as im interested in that!
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From: g7pkf <dean@...
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2007 4:20:45 PM
Subject: [TMD700A] 710
well i am aparrently the first person that ML&s in the Uk have sold
the radio to.
I actually arrived in store as chris was sending out sms's to say they
were in and caught them moving the boxes from the warehouse into the
shop so i was the first customer to actually get one here in the UK.
The installation went easy got gps etc connected up.
After finding the cable i had made did not work i purchased the
kenwood cable(i was fitting radio in the car park!) the software
loaded up the raduio and away i went.
aprs worked fine messages are received and sent, the WX bit on the
radio is great.
Audio reports were good through the local repeater,
still playing with it now.
If i still had a 700 i don't know if i would have been so quick to
buy the upgraded radio.
And to be absolutely perfectly honest if i still had my 700 (which i
do but no control head-its being used under computer control to run
MB7USH) I have not found a single good point to justify upgrading. Now
i haven't tried echolink yet maybe that would persuade me i don't know.
yes it has a lot of new features, yes the green backlight matches my
car backlights, yes it is a very nice radio. BUT as i said before if i
had a 700 i don't think i could have justified the upgrade on just
works well, so far impressed and still finding new features.
Dean G7PKF SySop MB7USH
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