KENWOOD Corporation
VHF/UHF FM Dual Bander Data Communicator TH-D7A/E

Kenwood´s TH-D7 A/E is equipped with a TNC and provides the Ham radio enthusiast with a wide range of data communications options. As well as simple packet operation using the AX.25 protocol, there´s APRS (Automatic Packet/ Position Reporting System), which is rapidly gaining popularity world-wide for the transmission of positional data and messages. You can also send and receive SSTV images using KENWOOD's VC-H1 Visual Communicator, which offers more advanced functions in conjunction with the TH-D7 A/E.

Features at a glance:

APRS (Automatic Packet/Position Reporting System)
Positional/directional data
Versatile messaging
Powerful performance
Station list

TH-D7A/E in detail:

APRS (Automatic Packet/Position Reporting System)
Using APRS, the TH-D7 A/E lets you transmit your co-ordinates to a friend, who can then pinpoint your position using a map on a computer. APRS software has been developed for a variety of platforms; however, what makes the Data Communicator so special is that it enables APRS operation without requiring a computer. And when you receive your friend´s positional data, you can display latitude/longitude, direction and distance on your own Data Communicator.

Positional/directional data
Just hook up to a GPS receiver (NMEA-0183 compatible) and you can transmit your position for automatic calculation of distance, current speed and heading with icons, short comments or fixed messages. Manual input of latitude/longitude is also permitted.

Versatile messaging
Transmit alpha messages (up to 45 characters) and bulletins. Alternatively, short comments (up to 20 characters) and fixed messages (8 patterns) can be sent together with your positional data.

Station list
Store received APRS data in up to 40 memory channels.

Other Features:

Grid square locator display
TX interval (0.5/1/2/3/5/10/20/30 min.)
Packet pass selection for DigiPeat
Weather station, PHG* data (fixed stations) & Object data reception
Built-in 1200/9600bps TNC (1 packet, 1 frame, 256 bytes) compliant with AX.25 protocol
High-speed (9600bps) PC-based packet communications for chat, BBS, etc
Monitoring DX cluster
Dual receive on same band (VHF only) for both voice and data (two frequencies simultaneously)
1750Hz tone burst (TH-D7E only)
MCP Software
Free download (1.03MB)
*PHG (P=Power, H=Height, G=Gain)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

54 x 119.5 x 35.5 (2.1 x 4.7 x 1.4 x in.) with PB-38

Please note that not all features and options may be available for the model sold in your region.
Operation of DTSS, Pager, DTMF, and CTCSS is subject to local regulations.

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Updated 02/11/05 (C) 2001 KENWOOD Corporation