Thanks very much Don – great information! It’s funny you mention the two Kenwoods as those are exactly the two radios I’m thinking about. Another pro I have for the V71 is the face place it a bit smaller and I think it would just be easier to fit somewhere in my truck. The D710GA looks to be about 3cm or so taller and I feel like it would take a bunch more real estate on my dash. Maybe it’s not as big as I feel… but I have an older Tundra so it’s not a monster truck 🙂
Good point about the APRS taking one of the two channels. Seems like it could be a bit wasteful if you want two voice channels. Hmmmm more to think about but your advice has helped a lot! I think I’m still leaning towards the V71.
I found this on the Heritage Acres website: “Dogs must be under control and on leashes and please pick up after them, including on the trails, which are maintained by volunteers.” So my guess is that they should be ok but I don’t know how the Field Day coordinators feel.