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Re: Changing From VHF to UHF on the VFO

agcme2002
 

Make sure your B side is on UHF when you try to switch.  The valid combinations of band versus side is A=VHF/B=UHF, A=VHF/B=VHF, and A=UHF/B=UHF (sometimes written as V/U, V/V, and U/U in the manual and online).  You can not set A to UHF when B is VHF.

Changing From VHF to UHF on the VFO

Milford Craig
 

I have trouble changing the D700 A side from VHF to UHF.  I followed the book and was able to change the VFO to but it went to the 220 MHz band.  Now I cannot get it back.   Is there something I am missing?

For Sale TM-D700A

Bob Myers
 

Very nice unit, was mobile inside my Dodge Magnum until I sold(2 years ago) the car, non=smoker, clean radio works well. Used it for primarily the APRS feature $250.00 plus shipping. Will ship in the original box, inside another well padded larger box. Located in Richmond Ky. Look me up if you wish, I am good on all reporting call sign data bases. 
 N4RWM, Robert Myers

Re: TM-D710GA APRS Settings

Lee Besing
 

Thanks for the clue. I scrolled thru the soft keys on the bottom row until I found BCON as a choice to press.  Now it appears to be working.

N5NTG-7 is tracking.

Also, I found this helpful YouTube video online about the 710GA APRS settings.

https://youtu.be/i_uHaf8CdFQ


Lee Besing, N5NTG
San Antonio TX


-----Original Message-----
From: Lee Besing <lee@...>
To: TMD700A@groups.io
Sent: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 11:44 PM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] TM-D710GA APRS Settings

I do not see the BCON on the display. Back to the manuals for me, I guess.  The GPS is tracking my speed, direction of travel, coordinates, etc.  But not beaconing apparently.


Lee Besing
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX

-----Original Message-----
From: "BDale via Groups.Io" <n2rhv@...>
To: TMD700A@groups.io
Sent: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 9:09 PM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] TM-D710GA APRS Settings

Yes BCON needs to be on and watch the squelch setting.  Too low and you will never transmit.

--
William L. Dale, Jr. N2RHV
--


On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 7:31:57 AM CDT, Mike Rees <n6yskmike@...> wrote:


Is the BCON icon on display

On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 8:28 PM Lee Besing <lee@...> wrote:
I've got a cheap 15w Chinese 2mtr mobile radio connected to a TinyTrak3+ unit in the same vehicle, using the same type of antenna, mounted on the opposite side, that IS getting picked up by the multiple iGates and digipeaters in San Antonio.  N5NTG-4 is its SSID.

So signal isn't the issue in my case. Voice reports are fine using the 710GA on Band B.

But thanks for considering my problem.


Lee Besing
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX

-----Original Message-----
From: "Dennis Yard via Groups.Io" <hamandrovers=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: TMD700A@groups.io
Sent: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 9:32 PM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] TM-D710GA APRS Settings

Lee,

I had a hard time of showing up on APRS.fi until I figured out my signal wasn't being heard on a gateway from inside the house.

Had to go outside or stick on a outside mounted antenna.

Dennis Yard
N1TEN

On Monday, March 25, 2019, 05:41:43 PM PDT, Lee Besing <lee@...> wrote:


Now that I got my radio back from Kenwood, repaired, I'm trying to set up the aprs on it. I set up the A band as the data band, which was the default, and I inserted my call sign where it said no call, then added an SSID of - 7 only because I've got other tiny tracker units using some of the other numbers. But for some reason, I can't seem to get it to show up on APRS.FI.

I have the GPS! icon turned on & it is flashing. It updates the time upon first link.

Should the radio time be set to my local time, CDT, or to UTC time? I can see where that would keep something from showing up in a timely manner if the date is wrong. I left the oyher default settings alone.


Suggestions?

De N5NTG Lee

I tried Smart beaconing & timed beaconing. I set up text msg #1 to transmit every other time.



--
73
Mike
N6YSK

And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worth while, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: "I served in the United States Navy."

Re: TM-D710GA APRS Settings

Lee Besing
 

Thanks for the clue. I scrolled thru the soft keys on the bottom row until I found BCON as a choice to press.  Now it appears to be working.

Also, I found this helpful YouTube video online about the 710GA APRS settings.

https://youtu.be/i_uHaf8CdFQ


Lee Besing, N5NTG
San Antonio TX


-----Original Message-----
From: Lee Besing <lee@...>
To: TMD700A@groups.io
Sent: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 11:44 PM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] TM-D710GA APRS Settings

I do not see the BCON on the display. Back to the manuals for me, I guess.  The GPS is tracking my speed, direction of travel, coordinates, etc.  But not beaconing apparently.


Lee Besing
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX

-----Original Message-----
From: "BDale via Groups.Io" <n2rhv@...>
To: TMD700A@groups.io
Sent: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 9:09 PM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] TM-D710GA APRS Settings

Yes BCON needs to be on and watch the squelch setting.  Too low and you will never transmit.

--
William L. Dale, Jr. N2RHV
--


On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 7:31:57 AM CDT, Mike Rees <n6yskmike@...> wrote:


Is the BCON icon on display

On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 8:28 PM Lee Besing <lee@...> wrote:
I've got a cheap 15w Chinese 2mtr mobile radio connected to a TinyTrak3+ unit in the same vehicle, using the same type of antenna, mounted on the opposite side, that IS getting picked up by the multiple iGates and digipeaters in San Antonio.  N5NTG-4 is its SSID.

So signal isn't the issue in my case. Voice reports are fine using the 710GA on Band B.

But thanks for considering my problem.


Lee Besing
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX

-----Original Message-----
From: "Dennis Yard via Groups.Io" <hamandrovers=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: TMD700A@groups.io
Sent: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 9:32 PM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] TM-D710GA APRS Settings

Lee,

I had a hard time of showing up on APRS.fi until I figured out my signal wasn't being heard on a gateway from inside the house.

Had to go outside or stick on a outside mounted antenna.

Dennis Yard
N1TEN

On Monday, March 25, 2019, 05:41:43 PM PDT, Lee Besing <lee@...> wrote:


Now that I got my radio back from Kenwood, repaired, I'm trying to set up the aprs on it. I set up the A band as the data band, which was the default, and I inserted my call sign where it said no call, then added an SSID of - 7 only because I've got other tiny tracker units using some of the other numbers. But for some reason, I can't seem to get it to show up on APRS.FI.

I have the GPS! icon turned on & it is flashing. It updates the time upon first link.

Should the radio time be set to my local time, CDT, or to UTC time? I can see where that would keep something from showing up in a timely manner if the date is wrong. I left the oyher default settings alone.


Suggestions?

De N5NTG Lee

I tried Smart beaconing & timed beaconing. I set up text msg #1 to transmit every other time.



--
73
Mike
N6YSK

And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worth while, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: "I served in the United States Navy."

Re: TM-D710GA APRS Settings

Lee Besing
 

I do not see the BCON on the display. Back to the manuals for me, I guess.  The GPS is tracking my speed, direction of travel, coordinates, etc.  But not beaconing apparently.


Lee Besing
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX


-----Original Message-----
From: "BDale via Groups.Io" <n2rhv@...>
To: TMD700A@groups.io
Sent: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 9:09 PM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] TM-D710GA APRS Settings

Yes BCON needs to be on and watch the squelch setting.  Too low and you will never transmit.

--
William L. Dale, Jr. N2RHV
--


On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 7:31:57 AM CDT, Mike Rees <n6yskmike@...> wrote:


Is the BCON icon on display

On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 8:28 PM Lee Besing <lee@...> wrote:
I've got a cheap 15w Chinese 2mtr mobile radio connected to a TinyTrak3+ unit in the same vehicle, using the same type of antenna, mounted on the opposite side, that IS getting picked up by the multiple iGates and digipeaters in San Antonio.  N5NTG-4 is its SSID.

So signal isn't the issue in my case. Voice reports are fine using the 710GA on Band B.

But thanks for considering my problem.


Lee Besing
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX

-----Original Message-----
From: "Dennis Yard via Groups.Io" <hamandrovers=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: TMD700A@groups.io
Sent: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 9:32 PM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] TM-D710GA APRS Settings

Lee,

I had a hard time of showing up on APRS.fi until I figured out my signal wasn't being heard on a gateway from inside the house.

Had to go outside or stick on a outside mounted antenna.

Dennis Yard
N1TEN

On Monday, March 25, 2019, 05:41:43 PM PDT, Lee Besing <lee@...> wrote:


Now that I got my radio back from Kenwood, repaired, I'm trying to set up the aprs on it. I set up the A band as the data band, which was the default, and I inserted my call sign where it said no call, then added an SSID of - 7 only because I've got other tiny tracker units using some of the other numbers. But for some reason, I can't seem to get it to show up on APRS.FI.

I have the GPS! icon turned on & it is flashing. It updates the time upon first link.

Should the radio time be set to my local time, CDT, or to UTC time? I can see where that would keep something from showing up in a timely manner if the date is wrong. I left the oyher default settings alone.


Suggestions?

De N5NTG Lee

I tried Smart beaconing & timed beaconing. I set up text msg #1 to transmit every other time.



--
73
Mike
N6YSK

And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worth while, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: "I served in the United States Navy."

Re: TM-D710GA APRS Settings

BDale
 

Yes BCON needs to be on and watch the squelch setting.  Too low and you will never transmit.

--
William L. Dale, Jr. N2RHV
--


On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 7:31:57 AM CDT, Mike Rees <n6yskmike@...> wrote:


Is the BCON icon on display

On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 8:28 PM Lee Besing <lee@...> wrote:
I've got a cheap 15w Chinese 2mtr mobile radio connected to a TinyTrak3+ unit in the same vehicle, using the same type of antenna, mounted on the opposite side, that IS getting picked up by the multiple iGates and digipeaters in San Antonio.  N5NTG-4 is its SSID.

So signal isn't the issue in my case. Voice reports are fine using the 710GA on Band B.

But thanks for considering my problem.


Lee Besing
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX

-----Original Message-----
From: "Dennis Yard via Groups.Io" <hamandrovers=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: TMD700A@groups.io
Sent: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 9:32 PM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] TM-D710GA APRS Settings

Lee,

I had a hard time of showing up on APRS.fi until I figured out my signal wasn't being heard on a gateway from inside the house.

Had to go outside or stick on a outside mounted antenna.

Dennis Yard
N1TEN

On Monday, March 25, 2019, 05:41:43 PM PDT, Lee Besing <lee@...> wrote:


Now that I got my radio back from Kenwood, repaired, I'm trying to set up the aprs on it. I set up the A band as the data band, which was the default, and I inserted my call sign where it said no call, then added an SSID of - 7 only because I've got other tiny tracker units using some of the other numbers. But for some reason, I can't seem to get it to show up on APRS.FI.

I have the GPS! icon turned on & it is flashing. It updates the time upon first link.

Should the radio time be set to my local time, CDT, or to UTC time? I can see where that would keep something from showing up in a timely manner if the date is wrong. I left the oyher default settings alone.


Suggestions?

De N5NTG Lee

I tried Smart beaconing & timed beaconing. I set up text msg #1 to transmit every other time.



--
73
Mike
N6YSK

And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worth while, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: "I served in the United States Navy."

Re: TM-D710GA APRS Settings

Gary KC3PO
 

How is the squelch for channel A set? If it's low enough that it's breaking and therefore considered "busy" by the TNC, it'll never send a beacon.

Here's some good tips to go through in case you're missing something else:  http://www.aprs.org/D7xx/d710-setup.txt

- Gary  KC3PO

Re: Mobile Control Head Mounting Idea #'s

Lee Besing
 

I'm using the Garmin 2699 GPS and no reason to connect with the radio. I have the newer TM-D710GA model radio with supposedly the built in GPS.


Lee Besing
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX


-----Original Message-----
From: James Bradley <bradleyjab@...>
To: TMD700A@groups.io
Sent: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 11:19 AM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] Mobile Control Head Mounting Idea #'s

Hay Lee,

Which Garmin are you using and is it connected to the D710

Thanks 
Jim 

On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 2:09 AM Lee Besing <lee@...> wrote:
I was trying to figure out how to mount the control head / panel for my TM-D710GA or TM-D700 radios in a mobile situation where a permanent mount was not optimal. Due to theft precautions, I wasn't willing to permanently mount it on my dash, especially with the heat that we experience in South Texas.

I found this GPS dash mount on Amazon and thought it might be adaptable for the OEM mount provided by Kenwood.  $9.61 plus tax via Amazon Prime.

AmazonBasics GPS Dashboard Mount for Garmin, Tomtom, Magellan and Other Portable GPS Navigators https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0772CR74K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_tdCMCbCDT47CX

The black hard plastic circle is designed for a suction cup mount, but lended itself for a solid adhesion by the sticky tape that came on the bracket.  The beanbag weighted base keeps it from sliding around under most driving circumstances, but if you slam on the brakes, all bets are off.

I hope this info might give other owners of these radios,  an idea or two.  I frequently work larger bicycle events in rental vehicles, so temp installation is the only option.

Re: Mobile Control Head Mounting Idea #'s

James Bradley
 

Hay Lee,

Which Garmin are you using and is it connected to the D710

Thanks 
Jim 

On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 2:09 AM Lee Besing <lee@...> wrote:
I was trying to figure out how to mount the control head / panel for my TM-D710GA or TM-D700 radios in a mobile situation where a permanent mount was not optimal. Due to theft precautions, I wasn't willing to permanently mount it on my dash, especially with the heat that we experience in South Texas.

I found this GPS dash mount on Amazon and thought it might be adaptable for the OEM mount provided by Kenwood.  $9.61 plus tax via Amazon Prime.

AmazonBasics GPS Dashboard Mount for Garmin, Tomtom, Magellan and Other Portable GPS Navigators https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0772CR74K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_tdCMCbCDT47CX

The black hard plastic circle is designed for a suction cup mount, but lended itself for a solid adhesion by the sticky tape that came on the bracket.  The beanbag weighted base keeps it from sliding around under most driving circumstances, but if you slam on the brakes, all bets are off.

I hope this info might give other owners of these radios,  an idea or two.  I frequently work larger bicycle events in rental vehicles, so temp installation is the only option.

Re: Mobile Control Head Mounting Idea #'s

Don Poaps
 

I have a D710 and I have been looking for non expensive gps unit similar to what is shown. Is there one out the other than the AV Map units. 

73

Don va7dgp  

On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 23:09 Lee Besing <lee@...> wrote:
I was trying to figure out how to mount the control head / panel for my TM-D710GA or TM-D700 radios in a mobile situation where a permanent mount was not optimal. Due to theft precautions, I wasn't willing to permanently mount it on my dash, especially with the heat that we experience in South Texas.

I found this GPS dash mount on Amazon and thought it might be adaptable for the OEM mount provided by Kenwood.  $9.61 plus tax via Amazon Prime.

AmazonBasics GPS Dashboard Mount for Garmin, Tomtom, Magellan and Other Portable GPS Navigators https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0772CR74K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_tdCMCbCDT47CX

The black hard plastic circle is designed for a suction cup mount, but lended itself for a solid adhesion by the sticky tape that came on the bracket.  The beanbag weighted base keeps it from sliding around under most driving circumstances, but if you slam on the brakes, all bets are off.

I hope this info might give other owners of these radios,  an idea or two.  I frequently work larger bicycle events in rental vehicles, so temp installation is the only option.

--
Don Poaps
New Westminster, BC
VA7DGP DATA
VA7QU   VOICE


Winlink: va7qu@...
Subject://wl2k           



                    
  




 

Re: TM-D710GA APRS Settings

Mike Rees
 

Is the BCON icon on display


On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 8:28 PM Lee Besing <lee@...> wrote:
I've got a cheap 15w Chinese 2mtr mobile radio connected to a TinyTrak3+ unit in the same vehicle, using the same type of antenna, mounted on the opposite side, that IS getting picked up by the multiple iGates and digipeaters in San Antonio.  N5NTG-4 is its SSID.

So signal isn't the issue in my case. Voice reports are fine using the 710GA on Band B.

But thanks for considering my problem.


Lee Besing
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX

-----Original Message-----
From: "Dennis Yard via Groups.Io" <hamandrovers=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: TMD700A@groups.io
Sent: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 9:32 PM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] TM-D710GA APRS Settings

Lee,

I had a hard time of showing up on APRS.fi until I figured out my signal wasn't being heard on a gateway from inside the house.

Had to go outside or stick on a outside mounted antenna.

Dennis Yard
N1TEN

On Monday, March 25, 2019, 05:41:43 PM PDT, Lee Besing <lee@...> wrote:


Now that I got my radio back from Kenwood, repaired, I'm trying to set up the aprs on it. I set up the A band as the data band, which was the default, and I inserted my call sign where it said no call, then added an SSID of - 7 only because I've got other tiny tracker units using some of the other numbers. But for some reason, I can't seem to get it to show up on APRS.FI.

I have the GPS! icon turned on & it is flashing. It updates the time upon first link.

Should the radio time be set to my local time, CDT, or to UTC time? I can see where that would keep something from showing up in a timely manner if the date is wrong. I left the oyher default settings alone.


Suggestions?

De N5NTG Lee

I tried Smart beaconing & timed beaconing. I set up text msg #1 to transmit every other time.



--
73
Mike
N6YSK

And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worth while, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: "I served in the United States Navy."

Mobile Control Head Mounting Idea #'s

Lee Besing
 

I was trying to figure out how to mount the control head / panel for my TM-D710GA or TM-D700 radios in a mobile situation where a permanent mount was not optimal. Due to theft precautions, I wasn't willing to permanently mount it on my dash, especially with the heat that we experience in South Texas.

I found this GPS dash mount on Amazon and thought it might be adaptable for the OEM mount provided by Kenwood.  $9.61 plus tax via Amazon Prime.

AmazonBasics GPS Dashboard Mount for Garmin, Tomtom, Magellan and Other Portable GPS Navigators https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0772CR74K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_tdCMCbCDT47CX

The black hard plastic circle is designed for a suction cup mount, but lended itself for a solid adhesion by the sticky tape that came on the bracket.  The beanbag weighted base keeps it from sliding around under most driving circumstances, but if you slam on the brakes, all bets are off.

I hope this info might give other owners of these radios,  an idea or two.  I frequently work larger bicycle events in rental vehicles, so temp installation is the only option.

Re: TM-D710GA APRS Settings

Lee Besing
 

I've got a cheap 15w Chinese 2mtr mobile radio connected to a TinyTrak3+ unit in the same vehicle, using the same type of antenna, mounted on the opposite side, that IS getting picked up by the multiple iGates and digipeaters in San Antonio.  N5NTG-4 is its SSID.

So signal isn't the issue in my case. Voice reports are fine using the 710GA on Band B.

But thanks for considering my problem.


Lee Besing
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX


-----Original Message-----
From: "Dennis Yard via Groups.Io" <hamandrovers@...>
To: TMD700A@groups.io
Sent: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 9:32 PM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] TM-D710GA APRS Settings

Lee,

I had a hard time of showing up on APRS.fi until I figured out my signal wasn't being heard on a gateway from inside the house.

Had to go outside or stick on a outside mounted antenna.

Dennis Yard
N1TEN

On Monday, March 25, 2019, 05:41:43 PM PDT, Lee Besing <lee@...> wrote:


Now that I got my radio back from Kenwood, repaired, I'm trying to set up the aprs on it. I set up the A band as the data band, which was the default, and I inserted my call sign where it said no call, then added an SSID of - 7 only because I've got other tiny tracker units using some of the other numbers. But for some reason, I can't seem to get it to show up on APRS.FI.

I have the GPS! icon turned on & it is flashing. It updates the time upon first link.

Should the radio time be set to my local time, CDT, or to UTC time? I can see where that would keep something from showing up in a timely manner if the date is wrong. I left the oyher default settings alone.


Suggestions?

De N5NTG Lee

I tried Smart beaconing & timed beaconing. I set up text msg #1 to transmit every other time.

Re: TM-D710GA APRS Settings

Dennis Yard
 

Lee,

I had a hard time of showing up on APRS.fi until I figured out my signal wasn't being heard on a gateway from inside the house.

Had to go outside or stick on a outside mounted antenna.

Dennis Yard
N1TEN

On Monday, March 25, 2019, 05:41:43 PM PDT, Lee Besing <lee@...> wrote:


Now that I got my radio back from Kenwood, repaired, I'm trying to set up the aprs on it. I set up the A band as the data band, which was the default, and I inserted my call sign where it said no call, then added an SSID of - 7 only because I've got other tiny tracker units using some of the other numbers. But for some reason, I can't seem to get it to show up on APRS.FI.

I have the GPS! icon turned on & it is flashing. It updates the time upon first link.

Should the radio time be set to my local time, CDT, or to UTC time? I can see where that would keep something from showing up in a timely manner if the date is wrong. I left the oyher default settings alone.


Suggestions?

De N5NTG Lee

I tried Smart beaconing & timed beaconing. I set up text msg #1 to transmit every other time.

TM-D710GA APRS Settings

Lee Besing
 

Now that I got my radio back from Kenwood, repaired, I'm trying to set up the aprs on it. I set up the A band as the data band, which was the default, and I inserted my call sign where it said no call, then added an SSID of - 7 only because I've got other tiny tracker units using some of the other numbers. But for some reason, I can't seem to get it to show up on APRS.FI.

I have the GPS! icon turned on & it is flashing. It updates the time upon first link.

Should the radio time be set to my local time, CDT, or to UTC time? I can see where that would keep something from showing up in a timely manner if the date is wrong. I left the oyher default settings alone.


Suggestions?

De N5NTG Lee

I tried Smart beaconing & timed beaconing. I set up text msg #1 to transmit every other time.

Re: Keyboard with D-710G

bobsayers2000
 

Thanks very much for that, Mark. It's a pity, he has some nice, and obviously fairly recently introduced, products on there, but the site certainly seems designed to avoid contact with potential purchasers!

I'm on the case, though, and will try and make contact by other means. 

Many thanks, 

Bob, G8IYK



On Wed, 27 Feb 2019 at 3:33, Mark Wolff
<N4MEW.Mark@...> wrote:
It took a bit of searching my old email records, appears I picked up one of the these kits back in 2012 for my 700 go kit:


W2FS still has a web site up:  http://coastalchip.com/

But nothing there about his old 700 keyboard interface kit.  Too bad, it's compact and works great.  I'm far from my house and rigs for the next several months or I'd offer at least a photo of the PCB, perhaps he might be persuaded to at least share the schematic if one asks nicely?

73
MW / N4MEW

Re: Keyboard with D-710G

Mark Wolff
 

It took a bit of searching my old email records, appears I picked up one of the these kits back in 2012 for my 700 go kit:


W2FS still has a web site up:  http://coastalchip.com/

But nothing there about his old 700 keyboard interface kit.  Too bad, it's compact and works great.  I'm far from my house and rigs for the next several months or I'd offer at least a photo of the PCB, perhaps he might be persuaded to at least share the schematic if one asks nicely?

73
MW / N4MEW


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APRS and GPS

bobsayers2000
 

The GPS navigation message contains date and time information in the form of a sequential week and seconds counter, which first started on 6th January 1980. As the week counter rolls over every 1024 weeks, it will do so on 6th April 2019 for the second time in history.
 
Systems using GPS for obtaining date and time are required to ensure that a correct progressive week count is maintained.
 
EASA has issued a bulletin on the subject which you can find here.
 
 
 
Best regards, 
 
 
 
Bob, G8IYK

Keyboard with D-710G

bobsayers2000
 

Looking back through Messages I can see that a number of people have enquired over some years about the availability of a keyboard to use with the 710, and have always been advised that this third-party accessory was only ever available for the 700.

Were such an accessory be available for the 710, I wonder what the level of interest would be? 

Would someone who still owns and uses the original 700 model be able to provide any information on the manufacturer or distributor? 

Best regards, 


Bob, G8IYK