Re: Alinco DR-135 or Kenwood TH-D700?
- 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 email@example.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.