Originally Posted by Hants
The Kenwood TM-V71A has all of the features of the TM-D710A, except for the TNC for APRS. It does support Remote Control (via DTMF) and self-identification in CBR mode. It is about the same price as the Yaesu FT-8800R.
The TM-V71A was my radio-of-choice until I asked Caroline. I showed her this link:
then asked her if it was worth the price difference to be able to tell where the rig is when we're in the backcountry. Her response : "<puzzled look> That's a safety feature. Of course its worth it.... as long as its not $1000 more or something."
Bingo -- budget increase!
- hmm...wonder if that approach will work for me
- That is a slick deal that could come in handy for the folks at home. Think Rubithon (assuming it works there). Those that don't go can watch the progress of the group, down to a pretty detailed level