SUMTER COUNTY
Amateur Radio Emergency Services Association (ARES)

 Sumter County, Florida

APRS - Mobile Radios

 

 
Both Yaesu and Kenwood have a few amateur radios with APRS operation capability.  There are others as well.   For Sumter county, handhelds do not have sufficient power to communicate APRS, nor battery power to last more than a couple of hours when using APRS.
 
Below of some of the mobile radios that can handle APRS
 
Kenwood TM-D710A  144/440 MHz  Mobile Transceiver
  • Dual Receive on same band (V+V, U+U)
  • High RF Power Output (V/U: 5/10/50 watts)
  • 1000 multifunction Memory Channels
  • Crossband capable
  • APRS Ready
  • APRS Weather Station ready
  • KISS II+ (Kenwood Skycommand II+)
  • NMEA 0183 GPS I/O Port
  • Built-in 1200/9600 bps TNC Compliant with AX.25 Protocol
  • Echolink Ready
  • NOAA Weather Alert/RX
  • Voice Guidance & Storage option (VGS-1)
Kenwood TM-D710GE  144/440 MHz Mobile Transceiver (Latest)
  • Dual Receive (V+V, V+U, U+U)
  • High RF Power Output (V/U: 5/10/50 watts)
  • 1000 Multifunction Memory Channels
  • EchoLink Memory (Automatic Dialer)
  • EchoLink Sysop Mode For Node Terminal Operation
  • Multiple Scan
  • Invertible Front Panel
  • Choice of 2 Backlight Colors (Amber/Green)
  • 104-Code Digital Code Squelch
  • Crossband capable
  • APRS Ready
  • APRS Weather Station ready
  • Standalone Digipeater station
  • KISS II+ (Kenwood Skycommand II+)
  • Internal GPS with on/off
  • Waypoint List
  • Target point indication
  • Built-in 1200/9600 bps TNC Compliant with AX.25 Protocol
  • Packet Monitor
  • Weather Information
  • Voice Guidance & Storage option (VGS-1)
Yaesu FTM-400XD C4FM FDMA/FM 144/440 MHz Mobile Transceiver (Latest)
  • Dual Receive (V+V, V+U, U+U) High RF Power Output (V/U: 5/20/50 watts)
  • 500 Multifunction Memory Channels for each A and B bands
  • Digital Modes (V/D, Voice FR, Data FR)
  • Analog FM mode
  • APRS  (1200/9600bps
  • Cross-band capable
  • Built-in GPS receiver and antenna
  • GPS Logging
  • External GPS devices can be connected
  • Snapshot Function
  • Digital Group Monitor
  • Smart Navigation
 

 Last Update:  09/12/2016    Copyright Sumter County ARES. All Rights Reserved.