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- Sep 20, 2008
- Sector 001
I dunno, Kenwood puts DB-25's on the back ends of their radios... That makes it pretty easy to interface with most anything.I will say that the cdm750 makes an excellent repeater. The receiver specifications are a bit better but your mileage may vary. They're easier to interface from the 16 pin accessory port.
I have a friend that insist on Kenwood only. But I caught him in a moment of weakness. In this case he tried a Vertex single board that I had laying around and reported that it was at least an equal if not slightly better than the Kenwood...
Kenwood over Vertex. Although I have not played with the VX-5000/6000 or the VX-7200 mobiles, I have used a few different analogue ones. They are less refined(although the VX92x series are pretty nice) than any of the Kenwood stuff I have used. The Segmented, 8 character displays in most of their mobiles and portables are 1990's stuff. I mean really, dotmatrix displays have been around for MANY years now. Would be nice to see it in their mobiles with out having to go to a VX-7200. The mics are cheap, and the squelch crash when on CSQ is a bit annoying. Performance wise(TX and RX) they are decent, but are about 10 years behind Kenwood on their displays. The hard plastic buttons are pretty annoying as well.