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My First Radio(s)
Posted By Leo On July 20, 2011 @ 6:48 pm In Ham | 5 Comments
These handy-talkies are dual-band: VHF/UHF, the frequencies most suitable for Technicians. And since there are lots of FM repeaters in the mountains near Petaluma, there’s lots I can do with them. Not that I have yet.
I bought the Icom because it does D-Star , a packet-based digital voice and data protocol that’s new and gaining popularity. The Kenwood was Gordon West WB6NOA’s recommendation because it supports APRS, IRLP, Echo-Link and other popular digital technologies.
One of these days I’ll actually give them a try.
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/handheld/92ad/default.aspx
 HRO: http://www.hamradio.com/
 Kenwood TH-D72A: http://www.kenwoodusa.com/Communications/Amateur_Radio/Portables/TH-D72A
 D-Star: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D-STAR