Kenwood D7 cables - info and website
- View SourceThis was mentioned on the national APRS group. Thought I would share if anyone needed some of these. This same website also sells the APRS Opentracker kit. This is what I run in my mobile as KB4YTM-14. He also sells the Kenwood D700 serial cable to connect to your laptop. I know these are hard to find also. I will paste the entire message below so you can check out his website if you want.
POSTED ON APRS SIG by N1VG SCOTT
I quickly used up the one GPS/data cable that came with my D7 and was a
little shocked to see HRO charging $19.95 for 'em separately. Ok, it's a
Kenwood part, so I'm not *that* surprised, but anyway...
I've added a suitable substitute to my inventory, at
for $2.50 each. They're basically the same thing, but longer (6 feet), with a
heavier-duty cable (3.7mm vs. 2mm), so they're not as flexible but I'm also
not nearly as afraid of them falling apart after a little flexing. They're
actually lower profile and stick out about 2mm less when inserted, but still
have plenty of clearance.
Not sure if anyone else is carrying these cheap, but I wanted to have a
bunch on hand anyway, so what the heck. I've still got plenty of
pFranc-style Garmin connectors, so you can get parts for a GPS-to-D7 cable
for under $8.50, shipping included.
Sorry for the lack of pictures - I'll drag out the photography setup once
the speaker/mic cables get here.