I recently accepted a donation of a Kenwood TH-7D7A handi-talkie for use in the NOARC “loaner pool”. (We currently have three Baofengs which can be checked out by new hams to get on the air quickly while they are deciding what hardware to buy.) This is an older HT, but still very capable — dual 2m/0.7m FM with built-in APRS capability and the long-life battery.
Unfortunately, it was donated without a charger or reprogramming cable. Both are available on eBay, but before I spend $50 for a charger and $25 for a cable, I’d like to know if the radio in fact still works. I have no idea how long it has been since it was operational, since it came from the estate of a silent key.
Does anyone have a Kenwood BC-19 or BC-17 charger, or a PG-4W programming cable, which I could borrow to test out this new-to-us HT?