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Kenwood is a audio/radio manufacturer. Some of their amateur radio transceivers contain GPS receivers for APRS operations.


Also sold as TH-D72E (Europe) and TH-D72A (Americas).

  • Price: around CA$500
  • Trackpoints: 50000
  • Battery life: 3-4 hours
  • Connection: Serial, USB
  • Chipset: SiRFstarIII
Good things
  • Can transmit positions over 2m amateur radio band.
  • The SiRFstarIII chipset gives a good accuracy
Bad things
  • Very slow to acquire on startup. Seems to do cold start on the receiver every time.
  • Large
  • Heavy
  • Expensive
  • Needs an amateur radio licence to operate.

It's a very nice handheld VHF/UHF radio, but only a middling GPS for OSM use.