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Software for the TM700A ??? 11/26/17

WD8ARZ <wd8arz@...>
 

Here is how I do SkyCommand, APRS and Digital modes from my
Mobile & Handy Talkie. It sounds more difficult than it 
actually is. Install and configure one portion of the system
at a time. Test it, and debug as needed. Then do the next .... 
etc etc You can spread out the purchase of the items to manage
costs over time.

I very much enjoy using the features of Kenwood radios. One is
called Kenwood Sky Command
http://www.kenwood.com/i/products/info/amateur/tm_d700ae.html

The other is called APRS. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_Packet_Reporting_System

The radios have built in TNC's for sky-command digital 
interfacing. A Kenwood hf radio in the mobile is cabled to 
the vhf/uhf radio that is controlling its frequency, mode, and
transmit / receive operations.

APRS is part of the Kenwood vhf/uhf dual band radio. GPS may be
external for some vhf/uhf dual band radios such as the TM-D700AG
or internal as in the TM-D710AG.

TMD-700AG needs and external GPS receiver to provide coordinates.
Used an external Deluo Universal model for years. Still have
this unit. It is round with a magnetic base to stick on the roof.
Cable reaches into the vehicle to plug in to the laptop for
what ever program that needs gps data. One model uses a usb
arrangement, and the older version I have for the Kenwood 
TMD-7AG HT to use has the adapter cable that plugs into the 
walkie talkie connector for GPS data. 

Deluo GPS5 Universal Magnetic Puck is still here with the
interface cables needed for use with the Kenwood TH-D7AG.
Yep, still have the HT too .... hi hi

An external navigation map display shows the location of my
station as I drive around, and also shows the locations of
other stations using sky-command. I do configure the mobile
so its transmitted coordinates have the last two digits for
latitude and longitude truncated. That puts my actual position
a few miles from its real position to thwart theft of gear.

Currently I am using the AvMap Navigation model GeoSat G5 
Navigator and it provides the GPS signal to the TM-D700AG and
displays the heard APRS stations on its map display from either 
radio D700 or D710 (no computer needed for either radio control).
http://www.avmap.us/products/terr/geosat_5_aprs-512/introduction

The AvMap model GeoSat G6 can also be used.
http://www.avmap.us/products/terr/geosat_6_aprs-664/introduction

These are the only two models I know of that display the aprs
data from the Kenwood radios to the navigation map display.

Recently I upgraded to using the TMD-710AG vhf/uhf dual bander
which has a GPS unit built in to its control panel. It will
soon replace the radio in the vehicle and I wont have to
use a separate gps puck. However a separate GPS can be
used with the TM-D700AG if you want the outside pickup
of the GPS satellites. So far I have found the built in
GPS part of the TM-D710AG control display panel to work just
fine.

A remote Kenwood dual bander using sky-command links to the 
mobile dual bander sky-command system. Using a walkie talkie
for this remote radio lets me take walks and operate the HF
rig as if I was there with me. I can from the HT change 
modes, frequency, etc of the remote hf radio.... and of 
course controlling the transmit from the HT to the dual 
bander in the vehicle.

Radios Are:
HF: TS-480HX in the mobile, and cabled up to a dual bander
Dual Band at HF mobile site: Kenwood TM-D710AG (with sky-command)
Dual Band at Base operation location: TM-D7100AG (with sky-command)
Dual Band HT: Kenwood TH-D7AG (with sky-command)

Cabling Up For SkyCommand:
-------------------------------------------

 Kenwood TS-480 TM-D700A ** Cable Set ** Sky Command 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kenwood-TS-480-TM-D700A-Cable-Set-Sky-Command-/130322555319

Note these are for the TMD700 Dual band radio

The following link will open a page that has just about all the 
cables you should need.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.XKenwood+TS-480+TM-D710A+**+Cable+Set+**+Sky+Command+.TRS0&_nkw=Kenwood+TS-480+TM-D710A+**+Cable+Set+**+Sky+Command+&_sacat=0

Note these are for the TMD710 Dual band radio

Both radios use a standard straight connected serial cable from
the dual band radio to the hf radio. Standard shielded audio
in and out cables are also needed using the connectors that
your radios require.

Here is what I use for the software so I can save memory data for the
radio. It is much easier to create and modify memory files on the 
computer and upload them to the radio than to create them on the 
radio alone.

KRS-D710G USB Cable & RT Systems Software TM-D710G 
https://www.amazon.com/KRS-D710G-RT-Systems-Software-TM-D710G/dp/B00I7W2Q64/ref=pd_bxgy_107_img_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=946K2DXN8Y2P637A7H6W

    
73 from Bill - WD8ARZ
South Bend, Indiana

On 11/18/2017 9:46 AM, w1ljm@... [TMD700A] wrote:
Could the group recommend any links for software for the TM700A?

I was specifically looking for programming software to set up the database of local repeaters and

for firmware upgrades.

I did some online reading an saw that Kenwood did have free software for both, but I can not find

any links that have valid downloads.

Thank you, - Frank "73's"  Posted by: w1ljm@...


Re: Software for the TM700A ???

Rick Coles <rick.coles@...>
 

I am running both the Chirp and the native Kenwood software MCP-4A and MCP-6A on a number of Windows 7, 10 and Server 2012 boxes without issue.

 

Rick

 

Rick Coles

VA7RKC

 

Cowichan Valley Amateur Radio

     SARComm Team Leader

 

Cowichan Valley Regional District

     Emergency Communications Team

 

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     Comms Officer

 

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From: TMD700A@... [mailto:TMD700A@...]
Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:15 AM
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] Software for the TM700A ???

 

 

Mine runs on Windows7 just fine. Haven't tried it on Windows10.

Comparability mode?

The software for my TH-D7A works just fine on Windows10, and that is basically the same thing. 

 

Steve KA9MOT 

 

On Nov 18, 2017 9:55 AM, "LeonardKeepers Leonard.Keepers@... [TMD700A]" <TMD700A@...> wrote:

 

i like chirp also,but it will not let me enter and save pl tones on my
700a and the ken-wood programming software will not t run on windows 7
through 10.anyone have any ideas on how to make it run on windows 7 and 10.

thank you

Leonard


Re: Software for the TM700A ???

ESvalland <n2jhj@...>
 

Works fine. Have used it on a Win7x86 netbook, and a Win10 laptop with Win7 compatibility mode checked if memory serves me right.


v/r,

 Eric

de N2JHJ


On 11/18/2017 15:07, LeonardKeepers Leonard.Keepers@... [TMD700A] wrote:
 

thank you for the help. i will have to try it again.has anyone tried
using a usb to db 9 adapter with this software

Leonard



Re: Usb to db 9 adapter 11/18/17

LeonardKeepers
 

thank you i have an adapter that works just asking how it would do with the 700a programming.

Leonard


Usb to db 9 adapter 11/18/17

WD8ARZ <wd8arz@...>
 

Yes, have used usb to db9 adapters with the TMD-700AG and it works just fine. You should be able to find most any cable / adapter you want here:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DYNNUS8?ref_=ams_ad_dp_asin_img

On 11/18/2017 3:07 PM, LeonardKeepers Leonard.Keepers@comcast.net [TMD700A] wrote:
thank you for the help. i will have to try it again.has anyone tried
using a usb to db 9 adapter with this software.

Leonard KB3NL


Re: Software for the TM700A ???

LeonardKeepers
 

thank you for the help. i will have to try it again.has anyone tried using a usb to db 9 adapter with this software

Leonard


Re: Software for the TM700A ???

Steven KA9MOT <ka9mot@...>
 

Mine runs on Windows7 just fine. Haven't tried it on Windows10.
Comparability mode?
The software for my TH-D7A works just fine on Windows10, and that is basically the same thing. 

Steve KA9MOT 

On Nov 18, 2017 9:55 AM, "LeonardKeepers Leonard.Keepers@... [TMD700A]" <TMD700A@...> wrote:
 

i like chirp also,but it will not let me enter and save pl tones on my
700a and the ken-wood programming software will not t run on windows 7
through 10.anyone have any ideas on how to make it run on windows 7 and 10.

thank you

Leonard


Re: Software for the TM700A ???

LeonardKeepers
 

i like chirp also,but it will not let me enter and save pl tones on my 700a and the ken-wood programming software will not t run on windows 7 through 10.anyone have any ideas on how to make it run on windows 7 and 10.

thank you

Leonard


Re: Software for the TM700A ???

Steven KA9MOT <ka9mot@...>
 

An interesting thing about CHIRP is it programs the radio real time. Something I initially found unsettling but I came to like.
If I remember correctly, I quit using CHIRP because it wouldn't allow programming of any of the radio's menus. 

The Kenwood Software works fine.

Steve KA9MOT 

On Nov 18, 2017 9:09 AM, "Jess Haas km6gvw@... [TMD700A]" <TMD700A@...> wrote:
 

You can also use chirp for programming. It is also free.

-Jess
K5LLI

On Nov 18, 2017 7:52 AM, "Ron Wenig rwenig@... [TMD700A]" <TMD700A@...> wrote:
 

Frank,

The memory program is still on the Kenwood Amateur Radio support site.  Here's a direct link to the program.

http://www.kenwood.com/i/products/info/amateur/tmd700a_700e_soft.html

I don't think there are any more firmware updates for the radio.  It's been out of production for a while now.

73, Ron NY3J

On 11/18/2017 9:46 AM, w1ljm@... [TMD700A] wrote:
 

Could the group recommend any links for software for the TM700A?


I was specifically looking for programming software to set up the database of local repeaters and

for firmware upgrades.


I did some online reading an saw that Kenwood did have free software for both, but I can not find

any links that have valid downloads.


Thank you,

Frank "73's"



Re: Software for the TM700A ???

Jess Haas
 

You can also use chirp for programming. It is also free.

-Jess
K5LLI

On Nov 18, 2017 7:52 AM, "Ron Wenig rwenig@... [TMD700A]" <TMD700A@...> wrote:
 

Frank,

The memory program is still on the Kenwood Amateur Radio support site.  Here's a direct link to the program.

http://www.kenwood.com/i/products/info/amateur/tmd700a_700e_soft.html

I don't think there are any more firmware updates for the radio.  It's been out of production for a while now.

73, Ron NY3J

On 11/18/2017 9:46 AM, w1ljm@... [TMD700A] wrote:
 

Could the group recommend any links for software for the TM700A?


I was specifically looking for programming software to set up the database of local repeaters and

for firmware upgrades.


I did some online reading an saw that Kenwood did have free software for both, but I can not find

any links that have valid downloads.


Thank you,

Frank "73's"



Re: Software for the TM700A ???

rickzero64@...
 

The K9DCI D700 CAT Sheet Ver 2-I from the files section works great for programming.

73
Rick VK6RK


Re: Software for the TM700A ???

 

Frank,

The memory program is still on the Kenwood Amateur Radio support site.  Here's a direct link to the program.

http://www.kenwood.com/i/products/info/amateur/tmd700a_700e_soft.html

I don't think there are any more firmware updates for the radio.  It's been out of production for a while now.

73, Ron NY3J

On 11/18/2017 9:46 AM, w1ljm@... [TMD700A] wrote:
 

Could the group recommend any links for software for the TM700A?


I was specifically looking for programming software to set up the database of local repeaters and

for firmware upgrades.


I did some online reading an saw that Kenwood did have free software for both, but I can not find

any links that have valid downloads.


Thank you,

Frank "73's"



Software for the TM700A ???

Mr Frank Sheputa
 

Could the group recommend any links for software for the TM700A?


I was specifically looking for programming software to set up the database of local repeaters and

for firmware upgrades.


I did some online reading an saw that Kenwood did have free software for both, but I can not find

any links that have valid downloads.


Thank you,

Frank "73's"


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rickzero64@...
 

I'll give it a try, thanks.


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Re: TM-D700 with Falconsat-3

royldean@...
 

Well, it's a hack - but one way around the DCD is to tune the Rx "off frequency" for a split second.   If you have yours set to Data Rx, it should effectively fool the TNC into thinking it's clear to transmit.

This works on the D710, might want to give it a shot on the D700.


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Kenwood TM-D700a Radio, works fine.
Includes long telephone cable for the control head.
$300 cash gets it.
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Re: TM-D700 with Falconsat-3

rickzero64@...
 

HI Roy,

Yes, I posted the question at QRZ but no replies.

The D700 menu structure and some functions are different to the D710 annd D72/4.
I have tried, but getting nowhere really.  It's setup as you mentioned but no go.
One thing that can't be set is DCD Sense off.  Only options are Data RX or Both RX.


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

Rick, might want to try posting in the Satellite forum of QRZ.   There was some discussion there as to how to set up various Kenwood HT's and mobile rigs.

I'm not familiar with the D700's capabilities, but several of us have had good luck with the D710.  Essentially you switch the TNC into APRS mode, 9600, path of PFS3-1.   TNC Rx on one side of the radio, and Tx on the other - and it should work.

Have you attempted it yet?


Re: TM-D700 with Falconsat-3

royldean@...
 

Rick, might want to try posting in the Satellite forum of QRZ.   There was some discussion there as to how to set up various Kenwood HT's and mobile rigs.

I'm not familiar with the D700's capabilities, but several of us have had good luck with the D710.  Essentially you switch the TNC into APRS mode, 9600, path of PFS3-1.   TNC Rx on one side of the radio, and Tx on the other - and it should work.

Have you attempted it yet?


TM-D700 with Falconsat-3

rickzero64@...
 

Has anyone been able to use the TM-D700 for Falconsat-3?

I just can't get it going.
Any help would be appreciated.


73,

Rick VK6RK

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