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Description : Basics to get started with simple explanations and Kenwood radio menu settings. Updated Vers. 5.1.K


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Re: New file uploaded to TMD700A

noskosteve
 

 

SORRY.

  I put my updated Lock-Up Fixes document (rev-6) in the wrong place at first. 

 I added Pete's hardware reset procedure to it.

 

Now it is in my folder:

 "K9DCI's Excel CAT & Beginner Guide & Mic quick guide "

 

73, Steve, K9DCI

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Description : Collection of D700 lock-up Fixes including the Radio and the OPENING TNC problem.


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Re: TMD700 "Opening TNC"

noskosteve
 

P.S.  Dave.

 

  Pete said he tried the terminal commands and they didn't work.

 

"...and tried everything suggested (terminal commands, hard reset, soft reset, all sorts of resets) with it still sticking Opening TNC ..."

 

   I've added Pete's solution to my "lock-up cures" document and will upload it to the Files Area in a few minutes...

 

73, Steve, K9DCI



---In TMD700A@..., <davidf4@...> wrote :

Here’s a terminal based reset from my archives

 

-----Original Message-----

From: Dennis Hudson [mailto:n2lbt@...]

Sent: Sunday, June 08, 2003 6:27 AM

To: TMD700A@...

Subject: Re: [TMD700A] "Opening TNC" Fix without reset

 

 

I can confirm that the problem is GPS communication related. I recently 

switched from a moded Tripmate to a Motorola Nextel i88 for my gps. The 

phone GPS stream can do weird stuff while it is in the cradle while the 

D700 is in APRS mode. Once a week it will hang the D700 into the 

"Opening TNC" routine. I will have to try resetting the TNC via the 

serial port, but in the mean time I'll just reset the PM which doesn't 

nearly piss me off as much as doing the hard reset.

 

Dennis, N2LBT

 

 

On Saturday, Jun 7, 2003, at 23:31 America/New_York, Randy Mclean wrote:

 

> Here is a simple fix for the "Opening TNC" hang up without doing a

> reset. I tracked the problem down to the GPS feature. I found I could

> duplicate the problem if it was on and you break the computer serial

> connection while its sending gps data. You will lock up the next time

> you switch back to APRS mode.  You can send the following commands in

> a terminal session to unlock it.

>  

>  

> Open Hyperterm at 9600,8,1,n

> type "TC 1" this means Terminal control on

> Now type "GU 0" This turns the GPS option off

> Now type "TNC 2" this puts the radio in "PKT" or packet mode

> Wait until "Opening TNC" goes away

> Now type "TNC 1" this puts the radio back in APRS mode

> Wait until "Opening TNC" Goes away

> Now type "GU 1" or "GU 2" 1 is 4800 NEMA while 2 is 9600 NEMA

> Finally type "TC 0" to take the radio out of terminal control

>  

>  

 

 

From: TMD700A@... [mailto:TMD700A@...]
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2014 6:36 AM
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: RE: [TMD700A] TMD700 "Opening TNC"

 




I know this is an old thread but no one seemed to find a solution.  I had this happen this week on my D700 and tried everything suggested (terminal commands, hard reset, soft reset, all sorts of resets) with it still sticking Opening TNC when trying to go into TNC mode which is first APRS mode.  I did find a solution that got my D700 back working normally but it takes the ability to take both covers off, slide the front bezel off, and reset the TNC manually.

 

Unplug all cables from the D700.

Remove top and bottom covers and then remove the front bezel (bezel is held on by 3 tabs on the top and 3 tabs on the bottom that latch over the main chassis).

On top under where the back of the bezel used to be is a small circuit board with a flat cable coming out of the top left (as you look at it from the front) that connects it to the main circuit board.  Your goal is to disconnect the cable and reconnect it without breaking the connector or the cable.  This fully resets the TNC and will allow it to work normally.

To remove a flat cable from a circuit board, you have to release it from the connector.  The connector for flat cables is 2 pieces, one that is fixed to the circuit board and a second which is on top of the flat cable and faces the flat cable.  GENTLY use a small screw driver to evenly push this second piece away from the fixed piece of the connector.  It is NOT removable, only push it out far enough to be able to EASILY pull the cable out from the connector.  Once you have fully disengaged the cable, push it full back into place followed by gently pushing the top of the connector back in place.  Once it is secure, put the bezel back on followed by the top and bottom, re-cable, and power on.  You will have to reset the time and date as that was lost with the TNC hard reset.

 

Hope this helps you save some money in needless repair costs!  I definitely recommend this only if the other solutions don't work as you can potentially break the connector, cable, etc. if you are not gentle.

 

73,

 

Pete AE5PL




Re: TMD700 "Opening TNC"

noskosteve
 

 

This process is spelled out in a PDF document in a folder (the second one [with my call, K9DCI] on it) in the Files Area. I included some of the other solutions I found.  I'm pretty sure I did not have this hardware solution described by Pete, but should add it.

 

I also wrote macros in an Excel spread workbook that will semi-automaticlly SEND  the steps out a serial port or USB port with a USB-Serial adapter.  If anyone wants it contact me.  I should upload it as well.

 

73, Steve, K9DCI


 


 



---In TMD700A@..., <davidf4@...> wrote :

Here’s a terminal based reset from my archives

 

-----Original Message-----

From: Dennis Hudson [mailto:n2lbt@...]

Sent: Sunday, June 08, 2003 6:27 AM

To: TMD700A@...

Subject: Re: [TMD700A] "Opening TNC" Fix without reset

 

 

I can confirm that the problem is GPS communication related. I recently 

switched from a moded Tripmate to a Motorola Nextel i88 for my gps. The 

phone GPS stream can do weird stuff while it is in the cradle while the 

D700 is in APRS mode. Once a week it will hang the D700 into the 

"Opening TNC" routine. I will have to try resetting the TNC via the 

serial port, but in the mean time I'll just reset the PM which doesn't 

nearly piss me off as much as doing the hard reset.

 

Dennis, N2LBT

 

 

On Saturday, Jun 7, 2003, at 23:31 America/New_York, Randy Mclean wrote:

 

> Here is a simple fix for the "Opening TNC" hang up without doing a

> reset. I tracked the problem down to the GPS feature. I found I could

> duplicate the problem if it was on and you break the computer serial

> connection while its sending gps data. You will lock up the next time

> you switch back to APRS mode.  You can send the following commands in

> a terminal session to unlock it.

>  

>  

> Open Hyperterm at 9600,8,1,n

> type "TC 1" this means Terminal control on

> Now type "GU 0" This turns the GPS option off

> Now type "TNC 2" this puts the radio in "PKT" or packet mode

> Wait until "Opening TNC" goes away

> Now type "TNC 1" this puts the radio back in APRS mode

> Wait until "Opening TNC" Goes away

> Now type "GU 1" or "GU 2" 1 is 4800 NEMA while 2 is 9600 NEMA

> Finally type "TC 0" to take the radio out of terminal control

>  

>  

 

 

From: TMD700A@... [mailto:TMD700A@...]
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2014 6:36 AM
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: RE: [TMD700A] TMD700 "Opening TNC"

 




I know this is an old thread but no one seemed to find a solution.  I had this happen this week on my D700 and tried everything suggested (terminal commands, hard reset, soft reset, all sorts of resets) with it still sticking Opening TNC when trying to go into TNC mode which is first APRS mode.  I did find a solution that got my D700 back working normally but it takes the ability to take both covers off, slide the front bezel off, and reset the TNC manually.

 

Unplug all cables from the D700.

Remove top and bottom covers and then remove the front bezel (bezel is held on by 3 tabs on the top and 3 tabs on the bottom that latch over the main chassis).

On top under where the back of the bezel used to be is a small circuit board with a flat cable coming out of the top left (as you look at it from the front) that connects it to the main circuit board.  Your goal is to disconnect the cable and reconnect it without breaking the connector or the cable.  This fully resets the TNC and will allow it to work normally.

To remove a flat cable from a circuit board, you have to release it from the connector.  The connector for flat cables is 2 pieces, one that is fixed to the circuit board and a second which is on top of the flat cable and faces the flat cable.  GENTLY use a small screw driver to evenly push this second piece away from the fixed piece of the connector.  It is NOT removable, only push it out far enough to be able to EASILY pull the cable out from the connector.  Once you have fully disengaged the cable, push it full back into place followed by gently pushing the top of the connector back in place.  Once it is secure, put the bezel back on followed by the top and bottom, re-cable, and power on.  You will have to reset the time and date as that was lost with the TNC hard reset.

 

Hope this helps you save some money in needless repair costs!  I definitely recommend this only if the other solutions don't work as you can potentially break the connector, cable, etc. if you are not gentle.

 

73,

 

Pete AE5PL




Repair success thanks to you folks

Ryan Gardner <ry_guy1977@...>
 

Hi folks-  at the recommendation of several of you on here, I ended up sending my rig into AVVID repair (Clif Holland KA5IPF) and he was able to get things diagnosed and repaired.  Thank you for the suggestion on using him.  Because of you, you saved me from having to fork out the $$$ for a new rig.  The issue turned out to be one of those micro fuses on the circuit board.  Nothing I would have been able to diagnose and repair myself. 



 

Re: TMD700 "Opening TNC"

David Flood
 

Here’s a terminal based reset from my archives

 

-----Original Message-----

From: Dennis Hudson [mailto:n2lbt@...]

Sent: Sunday, June 08, 2003 6:27 AM

To: TMD700A@...

Subject: Re: [TMD700A] "Opening TNC" Fix without reset

 

 

I can confirm that the problem is GPS communication related. I recently 

switched from a moded Tripmate to a Motorola Nextel i88 for my gps. The 

phone GPS stream can do weird stuff while it is in the cradle while the 

D700 is in APRS mode. Once a week it will hang the D700 into the 

"Opening TNC" routine. I will have to try resetting the TNC via the 

serial port, but in the mean time I'll just reset the PM which doesn't 

nearly piss me off as much as doing the hard reset.

 

Dennis, N2LBT

 

 

On Saturday, Jun 7, 2003, at 23:31 America/New_York, Randy Mclean wrote:

 

> Here is a simple fix for the "Opening TNC" hang up without doing a

> reset. I tracked the problem down to the GPS feature. I found I could

> duplicate the problem if it was on and you break the computer serial

> connection while its sending gps data. You will lock up the next time

> you switch back to APRS mode.  You can send the following commands in

> a terminal session to unlock it.

> Open Hyperterm at 9600,8,1,n

> type "TC 1" this means Terminal control on

> Now type "GU 0" This turns the GPS option off

> Now type "TNC 2" this puts the radio in "PKT" or packet mode

> Wait until "Opening TNC" goes away

> Now type "TNC 1" this puts the radio back in APRS mode

> Wait until "Opening TNC" Goes away

> Now type "GU 1" or "GU 2" 1 is 4800 NEMA while 2 is 9600 NEMA

> Finally type "TC 0" to take the radio out of terminal control

 

 

From: TMD700A@... [mailto:TMD700A@...]
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2014 6:36 AM
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: RE: [TMD700A] TMD700 "Opening TNC"

 




I know this is an old thread but no one seemed to find a solution.  I had this happen this week on my D700 and tried everything suggested (terminal commands, hard reset, soft reset, all sorts of resets) with it still sticking Opening TNC when trying to go into TNC mode which is first APRS mode.  I did find a solution that got my D700 back working normally but it takes the ability to take both covers off, slide the front bezel off, and reset the TNC manually.

 

Unplug all cables from the D700.

Remove top and bottom covers and then remove the front bezel (bezel is held on by 3 tabs on the top and 3 tabs on the bottom that latch over the main chassis).

On top under where the back of the bezel used to be is a small circuit board with a flat cable coming out of the top left (as you look at it from the front) that connects it to the main circuit board.  Your goal is to disconnect the cable and reconnect it without breaking the connector or the cable.  This fully resets the TNC and will allow it to work normally.

To remove a flat cable from a circuit board, you have to release it from the connector.  The connector for flat cables is 2 pieces, one that is fixed to the circuit board and a second which is on top of the flat cable and faces the flat cable.  GENTLY use a small screw driver to evenly push this second piece away from the fixed piece of the connector.  It is NOT removable, only push it out far enough to be able to EASILY pull the cable out from the connector.  Once you have fully disengaged the cable, push it full back into place followed by gently pushing the top of the connector back in place.  Once it is secure, put the bezel back on followed by the top and bottom, re-cable, and power on.  You will have to reset the time and date as that was lost with the TNC hard reset.

 

Hope this helps you save some money in needless repair costs!  I definitely recommend this only if the other solutions don't work as you can potentially break the connector, cable, etc. if you are not gentle.

 

73,

 

Pete AE5PL




Re: TMD700 "Opening TNC"

Pete AE5PL
 

I know this is an old thread but no one seemed to find a solution.  I had this happen this week on my D700 and tried everything suggested (terminal commands, hard reset, soft reset, all sorts of resets) with it still sticking Opening TNC when trying to go into TNC mode which is first APRS mode.  I did find a solution that got my D700 back working normally but it takes the ability to take both covers off, slide the front bezel off, and reset the TNC manually.


Unplug all cables from the D700.

Remove top and bottom covers and then remove the front bezel (bezel is held on by 3 tabs on the top and 3 tabs on the bottom that latch over the main chassis).

On top under where the back of the bezel used to be is a small circuit board with a flat cable coming out of the top left (as you look at it from the front) that connects it to the main circuit board.  Your goal is to disconnect the cable and reconnect it without breaking the connector or the cable.  This fully resets the TNC and will allow it to work normally.

To remove a flat cable from a circuit board, you have to release it from the connector.  The connector for flat cables is 2 pieces, one that is fixed to the circuit board and a second which is on top of the flat cable and faces the flat cable.  GENTLY use a small screw driver to evenly push this second piece away from the fixed piece of the connector.  It is NOT removable, only push it out far enough to be able to EASILY pull the cable out from the connector.  Once you have fully disengaged the cable, push it full back into place followed by gently pushing the top of the connector back in place.  Once it is secure, put the bezel back on followed by the top and bottom, re-cable, and power on.  You will have to reset the time and date as that was lost with the TNC hard reset.


Hope this helps you save some money in needless repair costs!  I definitely recommend this only if the other solutions don't work as you can potentially break the connector, cable, etc. if you are not gentle.


73,


Pete AE5PL

Davis Data Logger

Burt N Sammis
 

I have a Davis Vantage Pro 2 Wx station.  I am currently running the Wx to CWOP using a  laptop connected to the Internet.
I also have an unused Davis WeatherLink Data Logger that can be connected to my D700 which permits the WX to go to the local digi-peater, to  CWOP and the Internet.
Does anyone have detailed instructions on how to make this hook-up work.  I have tried once before and was unsuccessful on how to get it done.
 
Thank,
Burt
AF5AA      

Re: TM-D700A GPS

noskosteve
 

 

 

 

That's obviously "Files Area"...

 

73, Steve, K9DCI

Re: TM-D700A GPS

noskosteve
 

Re: TM-D700A GPS

Bob Myers
 

yep, you're right, on both accounts. And since my memory isn't what it used to be correct me when I state this wrong, the end conductor gets the GPS output and the first ring is ground. Right?

 


Bob Myers
N4RWM


From: "agcme2002@..."
To: TMD700A@...
Sent: Saturday, May 3, 2014 12:14 AM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] TM-D700A GPS

 
The GPS jack on the D700 is 3/32" (2.5mm) stereo.  A 1/8" (3.5mm) jack will not fit.  A mono plug will short circuit the serial driver in the D700.  You must use a stereo plug.


Re: TM-D700A GPS

agcme2002
 

The GPS jack on the D700 is 3/32" (2.5mm) stereo.  A 1/8" (3.5mm) jack will not fit.  A mono plug will short circuit the serial driver in the D700.  You must use a stereo plug.

Re: TM-D700A GPS

Bob Myers
 

You can buy a cable from Garmin called a "fleet control cable". There is none listed for the Nuvi 350 any longer but as best I remeber any of the cables they sell as fleet cable will work. With this cable all is needed is to add a 1/8" mono plug on the end and plug it into the GPS and into the KW700
 With the Byonics GPS II you must provide a 5volt input to the unit and terminate the cable with same 1/8" plug for radio. I called Byonics when first doing this and was told the proper cable was out of stock. Being impatient as I am I made a cable, went to Radio Shack and bought a DB9 connector and plastic hood for the connector. Then an LM 7805 voltage regulator. Making the cable is easy, you provide 12v to the regulator(which will fit inside the plastic hood for DB9) and tap 2 pins on the connector to cable to the radio. Took all of 10 minutes, and worked first time I plugged it in(scared me).
  I too have 2 of the 700, I would be very interested in selling either or both.
 I just acquired a second FTM 350 and should probably sell at least one of these before the wife figures out I have bought yet another radio


Bob Myers
N4RWM


From: N4DBR - David Roberts
To: TMD700A@...
Sent: Thursday, May 1, 2014 9:56 AM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] TM-D700A GPS

 
Can you tell me more about this cable that is needed to connect the gps to the radio?  Are there instructions for making it and are there some already made for purchase?

I have 2 700s that I haven't even tried using yet.  I'd like to start.

73,
N4DBR - David in Lenoir, NC


On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 12:27 AM, Charles Doughtie <n5exy@...> wrote:
 
I agree with the Nuvi350 and the Argent cable. Any unit that "talks NMEA" will work - I started out with a Garmin eTrek. The Nuvi350 is available on eBay, etc., as well as lifetime maps. Garmin hesitated to register a used one to me until they verified it was not stolen. They will accept a memory card and feed MP3 to your car sound. The navigation instructions mute the music so you don't hear both.

My next choice would be an AvMap unit but they are much more expensive.

You're gonna enjoy that D700. I have two of them in vehicles.

de Charlie, N5EXY, Grid EM10fl,
South Suburban Greater Hutto


From: Benny D. Miller Jr. <w4qed@...>
To: TMD700A@...
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 11:00 PM
Subject: RE: [TMD700A] TM-D700A GPS

 
Dave,
 
My vote goes to the Nuvi 350 and argent data systems cable for the Kenwood TM-D700A. I have a Wordpress article on that setup in case you have any trouble with it. Those Nuiv’s should be fairly cheap these days and gives a good display of other stations around you, if you need a display. There are other Garmin units that use the same fleet management cable conversion for the GPS. There is a link on that article to the Argent Data Systems cable and nice folks, written to them about a couple other devices. If you do not need the display, I recently used the BR-355S4 for a GPS. I used it for my IC-7100, but checked it out with the Kenwood also. Took a couple other cables/adapters, used a USB to old mouse adaptor PS2 connecter to power the GlobalSat BR-355S4 and a 2.5mm cable to the pins 3 & 2 and 7 for the ground.
 
 
Ben ARS w4qed
 
 
From: TMD700A@... [mailto:TMD700A@...] On Behalf Of Ken Short
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 10:26 PM
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] TM-D700A GPS
 
 
Nuvi350
Ken
Ve3oks
On Apr 30, 2014 10:07 PM, <dj207@...> wrote:
 
Greetings All,
I am using a TM-D700.  Can anyone recommend a good GPS for APRS use? I am new to APRS and am fumbling my way through it :)

Thank you!

-Dave
 



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Re: TM-D700A GPS

Bob Myers
 

when in "fleet mode" as it is when using as an input device it shows normal screen. Garmin will sell you updated maps, for app what a new unit cost. They do not support, the last time I loaded firmware for mine(I have 3 of those) it was over a year old. 
   Looking at this from an automotive view, if you want a no frills GPS unit and want to output for your KW then this would be a good option. If you don't care about looking at a GPS screen then the Byonics unit will be more "stealth" and cost a couple dollars less to setup.
 


Bob Myers
N4RWM


From: "dj207@..."
To: TMD700A@...
Sent: Thursday, May 1, 2014 9:50 AM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] TM-D700A GPS

 
Hi Bob, 
Does the Nuvi show you other APRS objects on the screen?  It is not easy trying to find a GPS that outputs NMEA these days.  Looks like an older model, does Garmin still support it?   Thanks for the info. 

-Dave


Re: TM-D700A GPS

N4DBR - David Roberts
 

Can you tell me more about this cable that is needed to connect the gps to the radio?  Are there instructions for making it and are there some already made for purchase?

I have 2 700s that I haven't even tried using yet.  I'd like to start.

73,
N4DBR - David in Lenoir, NC


On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 12:27 AM, Charles Doughtie <n5exy@...> wrote:
 

I agree with the Nuvi350 and the Argent cable. Any unit that "talks NMEA" will work - I started out with a Garmin eTrek. The Nuvi350 is available on eBay, etc., as well as lifetime maps. Garmin hesitated to register a used one to me until they verified it was not stolen. They will accept a memory card and feed MP3 to your car sound. The navigation instructions mute the music so you don't hear both.

My next choice would be an AvMap unit but they are much more expensive.

You're gonna enjoy that D700. I have two of them in vehicles.

de Charlie, N5EXY, Grid EM10fl,
South Suburban Greater Hutto


From: Benny D. Miller Jr. <w4qed@...>
To: TMD700A@...
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 11:00 PM
Subject: RE: [TMD700A] TM-D700A GPS

 
Dave,
 
My vote goes to the Nuvi 350 and argent data systems cable for the Kenwood TM-D700A. I have a Wordpress article on that setup in case you have any trouble with it. Those Nuiv’s should be fairly cheap these days and gives a good display of other stations around you, if you need a display. There are other Garmin units that use the same fleet management cable conversion for the GPS. There is a link on that article to the Argent Data Systems cable and nice folks, written to them about a couple other devices. If you do not need the display, I recently used the BR-355S4 for a GPS. I used it for my IC-7100, but checked it out with the Kenwood also. Took a couple other cables/adapters, used a USB to old mouse adaptor PS2 connecter to power the GlobalSat BR-355S4 and a 2.5mm cable to the pins 3 & 2 and 7 for the ground.
 
 
Ben ARS w4qed
 
 
From: TMD700A@... [mailto:TMD700A@...] On Behalf Of Ken Short
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 10:26 PM
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] TM-D700A GPS
 
 
Nuvi350
Ken
Ve3oks
On Apr 30, 2014 10:07 PM, <dj207@...> wrote:
 
Greetings All,
I am using a TM-D700.  Can anyone recommend a good GPS for APRS use? I am new to APRS and am fumbling my way through it :)

Thank you!

-Dave
 



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Re: TM-D700A GPS

dj207@...
 

Hi Bob, 
Does the Nuvi show you other APRS objects on the screen?  It is not easy trying to find a GPS that outputs NMEA these days.  Looks like an older model, does Garmin still support it?   Thanks for the info. 

-Dave

Re: TM-D700A GPS

Bob Myers
 

I have 2 of the KW 700 as does other folks here, I run one with a Nuvi 350($50 for the unit+shipping, $30+shipping for the fleet cable)and then have the problem of mounting both on my motorcycle. I did it, but not terribly happy with having  2 items to cover if it rains. Nuvi has screen issues, but works fine otherwise, for now.
  The other motorcycle has a tm d700 and the Byonics gps II receiver. it is magnetic, looks like a Sirius antenna and is bad weather friendly, it cost a few bucks less brand new than the used(and failing) Nuvi and cables.
 


Bob Myers
N4RWM


From: Ken Short
To: TMD700A@...
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 10:25 PM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] TM-D700A GPS

 
Nuvi350
Ken
Ve3oks
On Apr 30, 2014 10:07 PM, <dj207@...> wrote:
 
Greetings All,
I am using a TM-D700.  Can anyone recommend a good GPS for APRS use? I am new to APRS and am fumbling my way through it :)

Thank you!

-Dave



Re: TM-D700A GPS

Robin <g4jdo.robin@...>
 

Hi Ben

 

Do you think this one will do the trick

 

Data Cable (Mini B to Serial Pigtail) Garmin Part Number: 010-10813-00

I think maybe this one is too simple.

 

Thanks

Robin

 

From: TMD700A@... [mailto:TMD700A@...] On Behalf Of Benny D. Miller Jr.
Sent: 01 May 2014 05:00
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: RE: [TMD700A] TM-D700A GPS

 

 

Dave,

 

My vote goes to the Nuvi 350 and argent data systems cable for the Kenwood TM-D700A. I have a Wordpress article on that setup in case you have any trouble with it. Those Nuiv’s should be fairly cheap these days and gives a good display of other stations around you, if you need a display. There are other Garmin units that use the same fleet management cable conversion for the GPS. There is a link on that article to the Argent Data Systems cable and nice folks, written to them about a couple other devices. If you do not need the display, I recently used the BR-355S4 for a GPS. I used it for my IC-7100, but checked it out with the Kenwood also. Took a couple other cables/adapters, used a USB to old mouse adaptor PS2 connecter to power the GlobalSat BR-355S4 and a 2.5mm cable to the pins 3 & 2 and 7 for the ground.

 

 

Ben ARS w4qed

W4qed.wordpress.com under the title “Garmin Nuvi 350 Argent Data Systems Cable with TM-D700

 

 

From: TMD700A@... [mailto:TMD700A@...] On Behalf Of Ken Short
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 10:26 PM
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] TM-D700A GPS

 

 

Nuvi350
Ken
Ve3oks

On Apr 30, 2014 10:07 PM, <dj207@...> wrote:

 

Greetings All,
I am using a TM-D700.  Can anyone recommend a good GPS for APRS use? I am new to APRS and am fumbling my way through it :)

Thank you!

-Dave

 

 


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