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Unread 05-09-2019, 01:21 PM   #4
05sport4x4
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Here are my thoughts.
I have a dual band with APRS. Like Andries I used the second band for either the ARPS feature or to monitor a second channel/repeater. I liked the idea of APRS and bought the same Kenwood as Ed hoping more people would get the feature. I really only used it is a group a few times and normally there was only a couple of others with it. One interesting thing with the APRS it can be viewed on a web site based on your call sign. I have done that for my wife a few times when I was out.

I do a lot more monitoring a second channel with the radio. I have not tried the cross band repeater mode either. I would buy another dual band just for the monitoring ability but I don't think APRS is worth it unless more people got one.

Again because of the groups I go out with I have only used simplix mode.
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