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Re: TM-D700 problem

John
 

Hi Bill, David and Jeff


Thanks for that info. I have tried cleaning the contacts and even a different cable with no success. I'll see if someone locally has a D700 head I can try
Thanks guys

John

On 4/1/2022 11:07 AM, Bill Simm wrote:
Hi John,
   It may be that something has happened to the connection between the control head and the radio,  check the cable at both make sure it is plugged into the control and radio securely at both ends, it may have come loose or partially unplugged at either end.    It also would not hurt while you were at it,  to get some electrical contact cleaner and clean the plugs on both ends of the cable and the receptacles on the radio and control head. That 115200 bps is the baud rate between the control head and radio and the message is telling you the baudrate is wrong for some reason, which like I said,   could be simply due to a loose connection.

           Bill (va1alw)
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Re: TM-D700 problem

Jeff
 

I had this exact same problem with my former D700 years ago. I sent it to the former Kenwood repair facility in Virginia (which I believe is no longer in operation), and after it came back it worked for a few days and the exact same problem returned. I don't know what the repair facility did or what the cause was. I ended up getting a D710 and sold the D700 as-is to another Ham. I don't know if he ever was able to resolve the issue.

Since then I have read about several D700s experiencing this failure mode. Probably a design flaw or problematic component. Most disappointing.

73,
N5TEV


Re: TM-D700 problem

David Ranch
 


The only time I've seen this type of screen is when my D710 has been put into either firmware upgrade mode via the Kenwood windows firmware program or memories programming mode using the Kenwood MCP-6A programming software.

--David
KI6ZHD




On 04/01/2022 08:07 AM, Bill Simm wrote:
Hi John,
   It may be that something has happened to the connection between the control head and the radio,  check the cable at both make sure it is plugged into the control and radio securely at both ends,   it may have come loose or partially unplugged at either end.    It also would not hurt while you were at it,  to get some electrical contact cleaner and clean the plugs on both ends of the cable and the receptacles on the radio and control head. That 115200 bps is the baud rate between the control head and radio and the message is telling you the baudrate is wrong for some reason, which like I said,   could be simply due to a loose connection.

           Bill (va1alw)


-----Original Message----- From: John
Sent: Friday, April 1, 2022 11:49 AM
To: TMD700A@groups.io
Subject: [TMD700A] TM-D700 problem

My D700 has developed a problem. When I turned it on today the message
on the control head read the following
PROG 115200 bps,
Trying various buttons etc made no difference. Anyone had this problem
or ideas how to fix it. It is a stand alone with no PC connected to it,
is there anyway to see if the problem is in the head or the radio?
Thanks,
John K4AG




Re: TM-D700 problem

Bill Simm
 

Hi John,
It may be that something has happened to the connection between the control head and the radio, check the cable at both make sure it is plugged into the control and radio securely at both ends, it may have come loose or partially unplugged at either end. It also would not hurt while you were at it, to get some electrical contact cleaner and clean the plugs on both ends of the cable and the receptacles on the radio and control head. That 115200 bps is the baud rate between the control head and radio and the message is telling you the baudrate is wrong for some reason, which like I said, could be simply due to a loose connection.

Bill (va1alw)

-----Original Message-----
From: John
Sent: Friday, April 1, 2022 11:49 AM
To: TMD700A@groups.io
Subject: [TMD700A] TM-D700 problem

My D700 has developed a problem. When I turned it on today the message
on the control head read the following
PROG 115200 bps,
Trying various buttons etc made no difference. Anyone had this problem
or ideas how to fix it. It is a stand alone with no PC connected to it,
is there anyway to see if the problem is in the head or the radio?
Thanks,
John K4AG


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TM-D700 problem

John
 

My D700 has developed a problem. When I turned it on today the message on the control head read the following
PROG 115200 bps,
Trying various buttons etc made no difference. Anyone had this problem or ideas how to fix it. It is a stand alone with no PC connected to it, is there anyway to see if the problem is in the head or the radio?
Thanks,
John K4AG


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Re: station list / packets 'heard'

Adam Mahnke
 

Morning Tim,

If you have times when the radio is decoding packets then my first suspect is either the antenna, or interference from another source. Looking at your -9 station on aprs.fi it looks like there's only three stations in your area hearing you directly (this month) I see a lot of D-Star hot spots in your area but not a lot of APRS stations so I'm wondering if you're hearing a distant station that isn't quite clear enough for you to decode and then it doesn't get digipeated again closer to you.

If your 710 is decoding your FT3D then I'd say the radio is probably fine. 

Do you have any APRS computer software hooked up to your 710? If you have a way to track stuff over time you could take a drive with the HT and see how far away you get before your 710 stops decoding. If you're looking for something I recommend aprsisce/32 http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/  They also have an active groups.io page. 

Good luck,
Adam
KC2ANT

On Wed, Mar 9, 2022 at 9:21 PM Tim Manwell via groups.io <tmanwell=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hey everyone.
I'm new to this forum.
I've had my Kenwood TM-D710GA for a few months. It basically functions as my base station, but I like to play with APRS...and especially the messaging. I've had it with me on one cabin/hamcation so far, with it connected to a roll up J pole 20ft in the air. Running in packet mode, connected to a tablet with Aprsdroid, was lots of fun.

So, here's what I'm experiencing at my QTH that I don't quite understand.
*Sometimes the rig seems to be decoding packets like crazy and the 'station list' is huge. At other times... I can audibly hear what sounds like the squawks of packet activity, but absolutely nothing is being decoded and the station list is empty. 

That's been my experience this afternoon. As KD9LAI-9, I've been up and beaconing out from 16:00 to present (about an hour). I'm showing up on APRS.FI... I hear 'activity' on 144.390... but no decodes, nothing in the station list.
I'll admit, the weak link in my system is the outside antenna. It's a dual band Tram, but I've only got it up about 15ft. 
Other details, my power level is set to hi (not that that would impact receive), iGPS is blinking, so it's got a sync, the time is displaying accurately.

Note, if I fired up my FT3D and transmitted a beacon, and the 710 heard it perfectly and displayed it in the 'station list,' but.... I'm not sure what that tells me. I'm assuming it didn't go thru a digipeater....since it's right here in the house. 

I guess at this point I don't know if something is wrong, or if it's just the weakness of not having my external antenna up very high [but must be close to high enough cuz sometimes it works great].

Tim, KD9LAI


station list / packets 'heard'

Tim Manwell
 

Hey everyone.
I'm new to this forum.
I've had my Kenwood TM-D710GA for a few months. It basically functions as my base station, but I like to play with APRS...and especially the messaging. I've had it with me on one cabin/hamcation so far, with it connected to a roll up J pole 20ft in the air. Running in packet mode, connected to a tablet with Aprsdroid, was lots of fun.

So, here's what I'm experiencing at my QTH that I don't quite understand.
*Sometimes the rig seems to be decoding packets like crazy and the 'station list' is huge. At other times... I can audibly hear what sounds like the squawks of packet activity, but absolutely nothing is being decoded and the station list is empty. 

That's been my experience this afternoon. As KD9LAI-9, I've been up and beaconing out from 16:00 to present (about an hour). I'm showing up on APRS.FI... I hear 'activity' on 144.390... but no decodes, nothing in the station list.
I'll admit, the weak link in my system is the outside antenna. It's a dual band Tram, but I've only got it up about 15ft. 
Other details, my power level is set to hi (not that that would impact receive), iGPS is blinking, so it's got a sync, the time is displaying accurately.

Note, if I fired up my FT3D and transmitted a beacon, and the 710 heard it perfectly and displayed it in the 'station list,' but.... I'm not sure what that tells me. I'm assuming it didn't go thru a digipeater....since it's right here in the house. 

I guess at this point I don't know if something is wrong, or if it's just the weakness of not having my external antenna up very high [but must be close to high enough cuz sometimes it works great].

Tim, KD9LAI


710 Crossband repeater

Regin
 

when using crossband repeat can the tm d710 id with morse on both bands ?
(not locked band repeater)

TIA
OY1R


Re: Can DXLab's "Commander" control the D710G Frequency?

David Ranch
 


Below is my script.  Btw, you can run the command "rigctl -m 234 -L" to see what are all the commands that your version of Hamlib can control on your radio.

--David
KI6ZHD


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#!/bin/bash

#Change the VFO on a D710
# 03/03/22
#dranch @ trinnet.net

# NOTE: for this program to work, the D710 must *NOT* be in Echolink mode.  If it
#       is, when the serial port initializes, the radio will key up and stay keyed
#
#       EL mode shows an icon for CTCSS between the right side's "PM" and "TNC" text.
#       To enable/disable EL mode, Turn off the radio, hold down the PF2 button
#        on the head, and turn on

# 03/03/22 - Added note about Echolink mode; Get Freq of VFO-B (right side)
# 08/08/12 - original version

# test
# rigctl -m 234 -r /dev/d710-vfo -s 38400 f

#Hamlib type 234 is Kenwood D710
RIGTYPE=234

#Connected serial port - named in UDEV
SERPORT="/dev/d710-vfo"

#Serial port speed as configured on the D710 : menu 519
SERSPEED=38400

#Some common frequencies
DEFAULTFREQ="145050000"
NEWFREQ="145070000"

#switch to the left VFO (VFO-A: packet TNC side)
#  NOTE: this changes both the selected radio AND moves it into VFO from Memory mode
rigctl -m $RIGTYPE -r $SERPORT -s $SERSPEED V VFOA

#show current frequency
#echo -e "Current VFO-A freq: "
#rigctl -m $RIGTYPE -r $SERPORT -s $SERSPEED f

if [ -n $1 ]; then
   case $1 in
      status)
      ;;
      new)
         #Change the frequency
         rigctl -m $RIGTYPE -r $SERPORT -s $SERSPEED F $NEWFREQ
         echo -e "Read New VFO-A freq: "
         rigctl -m $RIGTYPE -r $SERPORT -s $SERSPEED f
      ;;
      144.390)
         #Change the frequency
         rigctl -m $RIGTYPE -r $SERPORT -s $SERSPEED F 144390000
         echo -e "Read New VFO-A freq: "
         rigctl -m $RIGTYPE -r $SERPORT -s $SERSPEED f
      ;;
      144.990)
         #Change the frequency
         rigctl -m $RIGTYPE -r $SERPORT -s $SERSPEED F 144990000
         echo -e "Read New VFO-A freq: "
         rigctl -m $RIGTYPE -r $SERPORT -s $SERSPEED f
      ;;
      default)
         #Change the frequency
         rigctl -m $RIGTYPE -r $SERPORT -s $SERSPEED F $DEFAULTFREQ
         echo -e "Defaulting to 145.050 - Verify New VFO-A freq: "
         rigctl -m $RIGTYPE -r $SERPORT -s $SERSPEED f
      ;;
      *)
         echo -e "\nHelp:"
         echo -e "   d710-qsy.sh <default | 144.390 | 144.990 | default>\n"
         #Change the frequency
         echo -en "Current VFO-A freq: "
         rigctl -m $RIGTYPE -r $SERPORT -s $SERSPEED f
         rigctl -m $RIGTYPE -r $SERPORT -s $SERSPEED V VFOB
         echo -en "Current VFO-B freq: "
         rigctl -m $RIGTYPE -r $SERPORT -s $SERSPEED f
      ;;
   esac
fi
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On 03/04/2022 03:55 AM, KD7YZ Bob wrote:

Hello David Ranch:

Thursday, March 3, 2022, 3:55:21 PM, you chiseled out:


Hello Bob,

      I was able to get both Flrig 1.4.4 a
I have a working example Hamlib shell script if you'd like to see it.

_._,_
Yes, thank  you, I'd like to try it here!





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Best regards,

Bob KD7YZ EM88LL



Re: Can DXLab's "Commander" control the D710G Frequency?

NR4U Bob AFMARS
 

Hello David Ranch:

Thursday, March 3, 2022, 3:55:21 PM, you chiseled out:


Hello Bob,

      I was able to get both Flrig 1.4.4 a
I have a working example Hamlib shell script if you'd like to see it.

_._,_
Yes, thank  you, I'd like to try it here!





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Bob KD7YZ EM88LL


Re: Can DXLab's "Commander" control the D710G Frequency?

David Ranch
 


Hello Bob,

I was able to get both Flrig 1.4.4 and Hamlib 3.3 working with my Linux setup (and the MCP-2A program in windows too) .  The supported functionality of Flrig is pretty basic where it only supports:

   - Change the frequency of VFO-A or VFO-B
   - Change the active VFO for the microphone
   - Change the mode of the VFO (FM, NFM, AM)


I have a working example Hamlib shell script if you'd like to see it.

My specific problem was that my D710 was in Echolink mode shows a little icon between the right-side "PM" and "TNC" indicators.  When it's in Echolink mode, if a serial port initializes to it and asserts the RTS line, the D710 keys up the transmitter and won't respond to CAT commands.

--David
KI6ZHD


On 03/02/2022 03:38 AM, KD7YZ Bob wrote:

seems I can get the Green "Init"

 


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Re: Can DXLab's "Commander" control the D710G Frequency?

NR4U Bob AFMARS
 

Hello Philip Salley:

Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 8:59:12 AM, you chiseled out:

Bob, You may have a CAT port conflict.

 

Always a possibility; I also run APRS off the "A" side of the D710G.

However, in this case, I have already stopped the APRSIS32 program dealing with it.

 

thanks though for the reminder.

 


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Re: Can DXLab's "Commander" control the D710G Frequency?

Philip Salley
 

Bob, You may have a CAT port conflict.  You won't be able to run two or more apps accessing the CAT port at a time without a com port share app.  Regards, Phil / K4PO


Re: Can DXLab's "Commander" control the D710G Frequency?

NR4U Bob AFMARS
 

seems I can get the Green "Init"

 


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Re: Can DXLab's "Commander" control the D710G Frequency?

David Ranch
 


Hmmm.. I just tried with Flrig 1.4.4 and can't even get the "Init" indicator to go green.  Does anything in Flrig work for you on the D710? 

Alternatively, I tried using hamlib v3.3's rigctl but that's just giving me timeouts and I'm having a hard time getting v4.4 to compile and package up on Ubuntu 20.04.

--David
KI6ZHD




On 03/01/2022 09:16 AM, KD7YZ Bob wrote:

forgot to add the screenshot.

 

the current  frequency on D710g is 144.390



Re: Can DXLab's "Commander" control the D710G Frequency?

NR4U Bob AFMARS
 

forgot to add the screenshot.

 

the current  frequency on D710g is 144.390


Re: Can DXLab's "Commander" control the D710G Frequency?

NR4U Bob AFMARS
 

Hello David Ranch:

Monday, February 21, 2022, 12:38:30 PM, you chiseled out:

 


There are a bunch of programs out there that leverage the Hamlib,
Flrig, OmniRig subsystem to control a D710's CAT interface to control it:


    Flrig           - http://www.w1hkj.com/flrig-help/


I have FLRig.

Sadly it does not control the D710G one bit.

 


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Bob KD7YZ EM88LL


Re: Can DXLab's "Commander" control the D710G Frequency?

NR4U Bob AFMARS
 

Hello David Ranch:

Monday, February 21, 2022, 12:38:30 PM, you chiseled out:

+ Added one more new GUI toolwow!

I seriously had no idea to use FLRig, which I use on the IC9700

Duh .. never occurred to me.

 

I am going to try that out on my D710G right now. will let u know.




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Bob KD7YZ EM88LL


Re: Can DXLab's "Commander" control the D710G Frequency?

David Ranch
 

+ Added one more new GUI tool


Hello Bob,

There are a bunch of programs out there that leverage the Hamlib, Flrig, OmniRig subsystem to control a D710's CAT interface to control it:

   Flrig           - http://www.w1hkj.com/flrig-help/
   CatRadio       - https://www.pianetaradio.it/blog/catradio/
   Wizkers        - http://www.wizkers.io/wizkersradio
   Grig           - https://github.com/fillods/grig/

Do a search for "hamlib gui" for finding many other tools that you might prefer.  There are lots of command line tools too:

   AG7GN's tools   - https://github.com/AG7GN/kenwood
   tmd710_tncsetup - https://github.com/fmarier/tmd710_tncsetup
   There are many others

--David
KI6ZHD


On 02/21/2022 05:02 AM, KD7YZ Bob wrote:
I (( still )) would like to be able to move the frequency of my Kenwood D710G around .... read it.... and so forth.
The only control I have had so far, in a year or two, is AGWPE (packet engine pro) and that is only for PTT and receiving audio through a SignaLink device.
That all works fine. I'd like to be able to change frequency to the ISS.

Anyone out there moving QRG on their D710G b y way of a PC program?

thanks



Re: Can DXLab's "Commander" control the D710G Frequency?

David Ranch
 


Hello Bob,

There are a bunch of programs out there that leverage the Hamlib, Flrig, OmniRig subsystem to control a D710's CAT interface to control it:

   Flrig           - http://www.w1hkj.com/flrig-help/
   Wizkers        - http://www.wizkers.io/wizkersradio
   Grig           - https://github.com/fillods/grig/

Do a search for "hamlib gui" for finding many other tools that you might prefer.  There are lots of command line tools too:

   AG7GN's tools   - https://github.com/AG7GN/kenwood
   tmd710_tncsetup - https://github.com/fmarier/tmd710_tncsetup
   There are many others

--David
KI6ZHD


On 02/21/2022 05:02 AM, KD7YZ Bob wrote:
I (( still )) would like to be able to move the frequency of my Kenwood D710G around .... read it.... and so forth.
The only control I have had so far, in a year or two, is AGWPE (packet engine pro) and that is only for PTT and receiving audio through a SignaLink device.
That all works fine. I'd like to be able to change frequency to the ISS.

Anyone out there moving QRG on their D710G b y way of a PC program?

thanks


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