The new TH-D72 is a dandy radio, with APRS and a built-in GPS engine. But I was a bit dismayed to see that the CAT commands are somewhat different from those for the TH-D7G, since I'd put quite a bit of time into programming for those. Guessing that Kenwood wouldn't rewrite this software for each rig, I took a look at this list of commands for the most recent similar radio, the TM-D710, and sure enough, it seems they work. Phew.
In addition, if we want a micro-controller to talk to this thing, then I suppose it will need to have USB host mode on it, since the rig acts as a USB device, of course. The CUI32 apparently provides the hardware for this connection, so we'll see how that works.
DARK SIDE TO THE MAX: WA7HRG's Android Tablet SDR (with a question) - Jim's experience with the Android tablet SDR was very similar to mine. But he used a "Ham It Up" up converter ahead of the RTL-SDR while I used an RTL-SDR...
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