APRSis-32 and the Kenwood tmd72 what i learnt


sean grant
 

first of all i must thank everyone for replying to my ask for help

i know have the system working how i want it to work ie track me and show everyone.

while doing this i found some interesting things thanks to all help so let me tell you how i did it 

1. first off all quite simple i loaded the software on to a windows 7 note book then i updated the software i think this was important.

2. i filled in the relevant details  ie call sign  etc( M0XAN-1) 

3.  conected handheld and loaded up the relevent drivers for the notebook to talk to (important) 

4. i went to the config setting and open up a port i used the pre configured KWD710(aprs)and told it what com port to look at mine was 3 

5. now you need to set up the SSID on the handheld (this is were i went wrong and thanks to you all for your help ) mine is M0XAN-7

6. also you need to make sure the settings on the handheld is talking to the computer this is simple just open pc port (menu 350)

7.  set frequency in the UK its 144.800Mhz 

8.  now you should be receiving data 

9. Now comes the hard bit you will find that the handheld and the software will want to beacon both SSID's goto enables tab on in the software drop down the menu and un click beaconing enabled and that will stop the software telling the handheld to stop transmitting the software SSID (in my case M0XAN-1 ) 

now your thinking but it still showing on the screen yes it will but there will be no RF/internet beaconing from that SSID.

10. what will happen is the SSID thats from the handheld (M0XAN-7) will beacon and will show up on the map  and this is the one if you right click and follow will move you round the map with you 


anyway thats is as far as ive got with the software i think next will be how to use the message system but i will leave that for another day 


Again thank you for your help and i hope the above helps others out there too 


73's


Sean 

M3SGO 2E0BTL M0XAN 


Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

On 3/26/2015 11:43 AM, m3sgo@hotmail.co.uk [aprsisce] wrote:

10. what will happen is the SSID thats from the handheld (M0XAN-7) will beacon and will show up on the map and this is the one if you right click and follow will move you round the map with you

anyway thats is as far as ive got with the software i think next will be how to use the message system but i will leave that for another day
Brace yourself because when you transmit a message on RF, the D72 will adopt the APRSIS32 callsign-SSID and then your follow will quit working because M0XAN-7 won't beacon until after the next radio power cycle.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32


Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

On 3/26/2015 11:43 AM, m3sgo@hotmail.co.uk [aprsisce] wrote:


10. what will happen is the SSID thats from the handheld (M0XAN-7) will beacon and will show up on the map and this is the one if you right click and follow will move you round the map with you
I suspect that M0XAN-7 will quit moving when/if you get out of range of any digipeater.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32


sean grant
 

hiya Lynn

thank you for your reply i will check this but i found if i turn off APRSIS SSID  Beacon and just follow the handie SSID it worked ok and it followed me everywhere i went which is what i wanted.

As for the handie SSID disappearing when i get out off range of a digi repeater  i found when the handie transmitted it showed up straight away on the map the handie settings for transmit are smart beaconing so it follows every turn most off the time i will do some more tests just to make sure but i feel it is doing what im asking for 

again thank you for your input 

73

Sean 
M3SGO 2E0BTL M0XAN