Reports on mailing lists seem to indicate that the new Kenwood TM-D710 has a properly working KISS mode and works fine with Airmail. So it should work for TCP/IP as well. Not everyone likes all the new ‘features’, however, as the radio is firmware upgradeable it should get ‘better’ over time.
After the Radio Rally, Conor, EI4JN, took away a few copies of the Puppy Linux EMCpup CD and I suggested to him that he try it out himself given he had never used Linux.
He let me know during the week that he had used it for to complete some PSK31 contacts. This is impressive, not that he was able to make the contact, but because he had no experience of Linux before (and ‘afraid’ of it by his own admission) and was able configure the software to suit his specific station with no external help. I’ve suggested to him that he next make his own CD (from the existing one) customised for his own station.
I’m looking forward to getting back home to try it out myself as I’m currently travelling on behalf of WIT/TSSG.