Originally Posted by MtnGoat
2010 we worked with conventional USMC and used their 152's. I would have to go along with what Whitetip1115 is saying. Yes a bit heavier, but a far superior radio than the 148. 117 had always killed the PSC-5.
HPW with it's Outlook interface is what made the 117F better than the PSC-5.
Unfortunately, HPW only really works on Harris stuff and is address based. The new PDA-184 software from DISA is IP based, works on almost every radio platform and is free to government users.
The transistion from HPW to PDA is meeting resistance, but will probably happen eventually. I prefer PDA-184 because it works cross platform, ie and MBITR can pass data to a 117F and PSC-5, so it pretty much does away with stovepipe'd systems.