11-21-2011, 05:30 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2002
Originally Posted by kd0fqx
Why the distaste for the GR?
For me it's not a matter of distaste, but a preference for the better durability of the 8DR. Durability was one of his requirements. I also like some of the extra features of the 8DR, however if you don't need them then there's no need to pay the extra price for them.
Does that mean the Yaesu's lack of PC TNC does not work with UI-View or APRSPoint? |
Or does the lack of TNC control mean you can't control the radio from the PC, using the PC as the radio's user interface?
I really enjoy looking at a map of all the APRS units in the area.
I also would like to use the radio's GPS to connect to my PC for navigation.
You won't be able to use the Yaesu GPS for navigation on your PC. I'm not sure that the GPS chip used is better in one radio vs. the other; they both work for me. The lack of PC control in the Yaesu means that you cannot use a program like UI-View or APRSPoint to set up an IGATE, relay messages, etc. You should
be able to use the VX-8GR to display stations on a map, but I have not personally done it with that radio.
Hope that helps.