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Re: Tm-d710g manual query

David - AA6RV - Vancouver, WA
 

I found out that to get the computer to work with the Radio, you don't connect the cable to the back of the radio.  You connect the Din connector to the back of the control head.  I saw a Youtube video before I did anything.   Having never read the manual, I had my radio working both Packet Radio and Winlink in about 10 minutes from setup.  I would have been pissed had I not seen this.  I haven't tried the back of my radio myself, because once it's working why bother. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sk8JqGl8vbQ

David, aa6rv

Re: TM-D700A #'s

Charles Doughtie
 

I have the 55 page TM-D700A Specialized that I downloaded.  You should be able to find all the manuals online.



From: Bob Myers via Groups.Io <rwmyers125@...>
To: TMD700A@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2019 10:54 AM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] TM-D700A #'s

On Sunday, February 24, 2019, 11:52:22 AM EST, Gene WO2W <genewo2w@...> wrote:


Hello,

  I am looking for the specialized manual that has the APRS setup information. I have the regular manual for regular usage. Please let me know if you have one.Please email me at wo2w@...

Thank you,

gene


Re: TM-D700A #'s

Gene WO2W
 

I found one in our group.

Thank you
Gene
 
WO2W


On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 1:17 PM Charles Doughtie via Groups.Io <n5exy=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have the 55 page TM-D700A Specialized that I downloaded.  You should be able to find all the manuals online.



From: Bob Myers via Groups.Io <rwmyers125=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: TMD700A@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2019 10:54 AM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] TM-D700A #'s

On Sunday, February 24, 2019, 11:52:22 AM EST, Gene WO2W <genewo2w@...> wrote:


Hello,

  I am looking for the specialized manual that has the APRS setup information. I have the regular manual for regular usage. Please let me know if you have one.Please email me at wo2w@...

Thank you,

gene


FOR SALE

 

TMD-700A (G) fair mobile condition, mount, mic, power cord, key board, key-board-to-radio converter, used mainly on APRS, $300 for all plus shipping of your choice! Photos available 

Re: FOR SALE

R. Patrick Ryan
 


Kenwood TMD-700A (G) - does  (G) Model mean it has a built in GPS?  
What is the serial number if you do not know?
73  de Pat

R. Patrick Ryan
ARS: KC6VVT  Grid: EN51lf, 
email: kc6vvt@...
Facebook for ham related:  http://www.facebook.com/KC6VVT/info


On Mon, Feb 25, 2019 at 10:40 AM Ron Pariseau via Groups.Io <k1vsc=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
TMD-700A (G) fair mobile condition, mount, mic, power cord, key board, key-board-to-radio converter, used mainly on APRS, $300 for all plus shipping of your choice! Photos available 

Re: FOR SALE

Kd4spw
 

FROM PETE, KD4SPW.
 
TMD-700A NEVER HAD A GPS OPTION.
 
(G) MEANS RADIO WITH FIRMWARE UPGRADE.
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: R. Patrick Ryan <kc6vvt@...>
To: TMD700A <TMD700A@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Feb 25, 2019 11:52 am
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] FOR SALE


Kenwood TMD-700A (G) - does  (G) Model mean it has a built in GPS?  
What is the serial number if you do not know?
73  de Pat

R. Patrick Ryan
ARS: KC6VVT  Grid: EN51lf, 
email: kc6vvt@...
Facebook for ham related:  http://www.facebook.com/KC6VVT/info


On Mon, Feb 25, 2019 at 10:40 AM Ron Pariseau via Groups.Io <k1vsc=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
TMD-700A (G) fair mobile condition, mount, mic, power cord, key board, key-board-to-radio converter, used mainly on APRS, $300 for all plus shipping of your choice! Photos available 

Re: FOR SALE

 

The TMD-700A (G) DOES NOT have internal GPS as in the 710G, it has a port for a GPS to be attached! Any GPS with NEMA output with work! I have several Garmin and another company that work great! My favorites are the  276C and 478C! When using a small handheld GPS, I use my laptop to see what's going on!



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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

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

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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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

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: 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.

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.

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

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.



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73
Mike
N6YSK

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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@...
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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

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: 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