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Re: Alinco DR-135 or Kenwood TH-D700?

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  • tbanks204
    I have been using a Alinco DR-135/Tracker2 combo as a digipeater for over a year and have had no problems as of this date. KC0WNY
    Message 1 of 7 , Jun 29, 2011
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      I have been using a Alinco DR-135/Tracker2 combo as a digipeater for over a year and have had no problems as of this date. KC0WNY

      --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, Bob Burns W9RXR <w9rxr_@...> wrote:
      >
      > If I was building a wide area digi, I'd be hesitant to use an Alinco
      > DR-135/T2-135 combo because I don't think the DR-135 would stand the
      > abuse. It might work for some folks, but I think I'd rather have a
      > commercial-grade radio in that application.
      >
      > If I was building a fill-in WIDE1-1 or a TEMP digi that doesn't get
      > much traffic, the Alinco DR-135/T2-135 combo will work just fine. I
      > have one running right now as W9RXR-1.
      >
      > My experience using the Alinco DR-135/T2-135 as a tracker and local
      > information monitor was mixed. As a dumb tracker, it works great. But
      > you don't have two-way interaction with the APRS world that way.
      > You'll need some sort of external display, whether it be a mapping
      > GPS receiver that can display data from the T2 or a laptop running an
      > APRS client. I think Scott also has a way to drive an external LCD
      > display with the T2 ala HamHUD. This is where the Kenwood
      > TM-D700/TM-D710 and Yaesu FTM-350 really shine in that you get a nice
      > display and user interface so you can interact with the APRS world around you.
      >
      > Bob...
      >
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