Rhino Comms & GPS System......

Discussion in 'Survival Communications' started by BTPost, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator


    Rhiino B.

    Kenwood TM-D710A & AvMap V GPS/Plotter makes an APRS Mobile System......
  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Nice set-up BT!! What kind of range do you get with the Kenwood?
  3. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    50 Watts for both VHF and UHF, so it covers everything within say 30 miles LOS, with ease, and has 1000 Memory Channels, and can operate on ANY Frequency between 108Mhz-170Mhz Am/Fm and 400Mhz-512Mhz Fm..... I have programmed a few more than 500 Frequencies, in it already... I put Aluminum Tape on the underside of the Top, to make an RF Ground, for the Dual Band Antenna. Seems to work good...
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2014
  4. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Well, a neighbor wants to buy the AvMap5/APRS/Plotter from me, and the Trading Post made a few extra Bucks, this summer, and I ordered the AvMap6/APRS/Plotter. With what I get for the AvMap5, the Upgrade will only cost me $200US. A belated Birthday Present to myself, I guess. Pictures to follow once the swap is made.
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2014
  5. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

  6. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Exactly, Makes Firewood Logging a One Man Operation. It also saves on Saw Chains, as you can get the Logs up to "Belly Hight" when "Chunking" instead of down in the dirt, where the chain gets dull, very quickly with "Dirt Strikes".... I designed and built the Parts, in the Cannery's Fab Shop, and then got the Foreman to weld them together, and weld the Mounting Tabs on the Front Bumper Tubes.
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  7. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Work smart, not hard.
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