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New Kenwood TH-D72 APRS 2m/440 receives FCC certification

Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by Moleculo, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Moleculo

    Moleculo Administrator Staff Member

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    On October 18, 2010, the FCC issued the Kenwood TH-D72 certification. This is the new 2m/440 APRS HT that Kenwood has been promising for almost 2 years. Here is a picture of the HT shown with the FCC certification sticker below the battery power tabs:



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    Based on this information, we should see this radio in stores very soon! (y)
     
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    Good news, one step closer to this long awaited radio being available for sale. Think they will be available before the end of the year?
     
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    I wonder if this one has "Skycommand" capability.
     
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  4. Moleculo

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    Yes, It's supposed to.
     
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    Hard to say, but usually as soon as they get the certification, they're on the shelves within weeks.
     
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    Does this one rx HF SSB?
     
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  7. Moleculo

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    I'm not sure. I don't recall hearing anything about that at Dayton.
     
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    The Kenwood TH-D72A Data Communicator is equipped with a built-in TNC (1200/9600) and provides APRS® (Automatic Packet/Position Reporting System) and there is an integrated GPS! And the TH-D72A can employed as part of Kenwood’s Skycommand System II+ when used with the TS-2000 series. The TH-D72A also offers EchoLink® memory compatibility and a mini-USB connector for enhanced computer connectivity. Features include: 1000 alpha memory channels, 9 scan modes (VFO, Program, MHz, Memory, Memory Group, Call, Tone, CTCSS, DCS), 42 CTCSS frequencies, 104 DCS (Digital Code Squelch) codes, Cross-tone, Waypoint export, DX cluster tune, Clock (date/time), Band mask, Call channel, Monitor, Auto power-off, MHz mode, Selectable frequency step, Shift, VOX, Auto repeater offset, Automatic simplex checker, and DTMF memory (10 channels, 16 digits). New advanced innovations include:1200/9600 bps packet TNC,SkyCommand APRS Firmware, Stand-alone Digipeater, Built-in High performance GPS (with KML file support from the free MCP-4A software), GPS logging – memory for up to 5000 points of track data, EchoLink Ready, MIL-STD810 and IP54 weatherproofing, 1200/9600 bps packet communications, Kiss mode, Stand-alone Digipeater and the TH-D72A can even function as an iGate when properly connected! This transceiver is sure to make ham radio operations easier and more fun for all.

    Thinking we shall see people selling their VX8 soon.

    BUILT IN GPS! TNC! SKYCOMMAND! FREE MCP-4A iGate

    I like the fact they include all this with the Kenwood, the others though,,,,,,,buy this radio then add another $500 in accessories to make it work, that is BULLSHIT!
     
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