[OZAPRS] ebay HT
ronk at ncable.com.au
Mon Jan 5 16:46:17 EST 2009
One thing to remember that some modern handheld's receiver have a
"sleep" mode to save power. This could affect it's ability to be used
hooked up to a TNC or AGWPE.
On Sun, 2009-01-04 at 22:14 +1000, Andrew Rich wrote:
> Thanks David
> Do they power up to a power failure ?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Dave Ingram
> To: Australian APRS Users
> Cc: vk4tec at tech-software.net
> Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2009 7:50 PM
> Subject: Re: [OZAPRS] ebay HT
> Andrew Rich wrote:
> > Anyone had success with these cheap handhelds on ebay for APRS ?
> > Andrew
> > ______________________________
> I've used a couple as 70cm rigs and the 'higher band'. I used the Puxing
> PX-777 VHF as the transmitter in my 'track in the box' APRS system. Any
> activity for VK4TDI-9 in the last year has been from the PX-777.
> It is cheap (around US$70 inc. shipping) from Hong Kong. I've used
> 409shop.com and found them reasonable to deal with, including one prompt
> replacement of a radio that had a stuffed spk/mic socket. They have the
> R-SMA adapters and lots of other goodies too.
> I have gone with the PX-777 for a few reasons. Firstly the build quality
> is better than some of the other chinese handhelds. The rotary encoder
> actually works and so do the keys. Secondly it uses the standard Kenwood
> connector for the mic, so I bought a Kenwood lead from Argent Data when
> I got my Opentracker 1+. Alternatively, a Kenwood adapter cable for a
> full headset is not to expensive from Mr Chan at 409shop.
> A 12V eliminator is available for the PX-777, but the battery supplied
> lasts quite a long time. Standby (turned off) time is much longer if the
> battery is removed.
> David Ingram (VK4TDI)
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