Re: Bluetooth w/ Kenwood TH-D74

Rob Giuliano

If (*@ has a KISS option I'd set it there, and start with Simply(KISS) as it removes all Open and Close commands and expects the radio to be in KISS mode on start.  Check the port log and if you see missing <C0>  (or something like that), then you know the radio is not in KISS mode and you will need to place it in KISS mode.

If not, Mitch will have to look at his port settings
  >Menu > Configure > Ports  
The box should say the {name}(KISS) or {name(Simply(KISS)).
Answer I would say is self explanatory.

Robert Giuliano

On Monday, August 24, 2020, 10:15:27 PM EDT, Mitch Smith <pxls2prnt@...> wrote:

Sorry, I can't figure out how to check that. I set this up a couple of years ago, so I'm going off memory when I say "KISS" sounds familiar.

—Mitch Smith, N7USU
On Aug 24, 2020, 19:56 -0600, Arnold Harding. - KQ6DI <kq6di@...>, wrote:

Is the Port in APRSIS32 set for "Simply(KISS)" or "KISS".

Arnold, KQ6DI
On 08/24/2020 6:40 PM Mitch Smith <pxls2prnt@...> wrote:

Okay, I did some searching on my radio as well as my laptop. As a disclaimer, these are the settings I use for my setup. Your mileage/use case may vary from mine. This is what I have set for use with both APRSIS32 as well as connecting my TH-D74 to a Raspberry Pi for Winlink (Pat) use, so I don't know if you need all these settings set the same, but I imagine you do for use with APRSIS32.

These are the MENU settings on my radio for it to connect over Bluetooth and report my location. etc:
  • 400-Built-in GPS: ON
  • 405-PC Output: ON
  • 580-PC Output: Raw Packets
  • 930-Bluetooth: ON
  • 981-PC Output (GPS): Bluetooth
  • 982-PC Output (APRS): Bluetooth
  • 983-KISS: Bluetooth

In APRSIS32, on the port I have the following settings checked/filled out:
  • RF to IS
  • Enabled
  • Bulletin/Obj
  • Messages
  • Telemetry

Once you have that all set up make sure you have the radio TNC on and set to APRS 12. If you haven't already, you should be able to now connect the radio to the PC over Bluetooth.

Hopefully this can at least get you heading in the right direction. Sorry if there is any confusion. Feel free to reach out with any questions or if you need any clarification on anything.

—Mitch Smith, N7USU

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