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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."

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.

--
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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

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

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

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
 

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."

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

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?

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.

Problem with AV Map GPS

AB4WS - Jack
 

I have used an AVMap 6 connected to my Kenwood TH-D710 in the car for APRS for years but today the screen of the AVMAP 6 no longer responds to touch, and therefore I cannot after turning it on get to the GPS function of the device. 
Anyone else have one of these and have had this issue? 
Any Solution? 
Anybody else using any GPS Map based system connected to their Kenwood TM-D710 for mobile APRS?
Ideas, help, and other solutions requested!
Thanks,
73 de AB4WS,
Jack

Copy PM to PM

JeffH
 

Hello,

I am a relatively new TM-D710GA owner. I haven't been using the 5 PM slots, but with some of the APRS work I'm looking to do, I think I've hit the point where I need to start using them.

Is there a way to copy the settings from the default PM to the other PM slots so I only have to change the one or two settings I'm interested in? Or do I have to manually configure each setting to match up?

I have both the standard MCP-6A software and the RT Systems software if that changes the answer. :-)

Thanks!

-JeffH

Jeff Hochberg
W4JEW
Atlanta, GA
jeff@...

GPS for TMD700A

Keith Kaiser
 

I'm looking for a recommendation of a  GPS (no display) that I can use with my Kenwood TMD700A, something similar to but NOT the Radio Shack DigiTraveler GPS of days gone by.
Thoughts?

Re: Copy PM to PM

walt
 

Jeff:

Just make the changes and save it in another PM slot.

walt, w7prb

On 7/29/19 7:33 PM, JeffH wrote:
Hello,
I am a relatively new TM-D710GA owner. I haven't been using the 5 PM slots, but with some of the APRS work I'm looking to do, I think I've hit the point where I need to start using them.
Is there a way to copy the settings from the default PM to the other PM slots so I only have to change the one or two settings I'm interested in? Or do I have to manually configure each setting to match up?
I have both the standard MCP-6A software and the RT Systems software if that changes the answer. :-)
Thanks!
-JeffH
Jeff Hochberg
W4JEW
Atlanta, GA
@w4jew <mailto:@w4jew>
--
----- Walt Jamison, W7PRB w7prb@...

Re: Copy PM to PM

Randy Allen
 

Jeff,

You simply use your current settings (say PM1 for example), make whatever changes you want, and then save it to whatever PM you wish (say PM5)

I have several presets;  1: normal APRS/Voice ops, 2: Voice only ops, 3: external PC APRS ops, 4: As needed for temporary operations (such as a Public Service event) APRS/Voice, and 5: Parked (APRS beacon every 20 minutes, voice (band B) off, backlight Off, beeps Off). 

When setting up for a Public Service Event I save my PM1 to PM4, then make changes (voice frequency, APRS comment/status text etc) and then save again to PM4.

Hope this helps.

73

Randy KAØAZS

On 7/29/2019 22:33, JeffH wrote:
Hello,

I am a relatively new TM-D710GA owner. I haven't been using the 5 PM slots, but with some of the APRS work I'm looking to do, I think I've hit the point where I need to start using them.

Is there a way to copy the settings from the default PM to the other PM slots so I only have to change the one or two settings I'm interested in? Or do I have to manually configure each setting to match up?

I have both the standard MCP-6A software and the RT Systems software if that changes the answer. :-)

Thanks!

-JeffH

Jeff Hochberg
W4JEW
Atlanta, GA
jeff@...

Virus-free. www.avast.com

Re: GPS for TMD700A

harvey_hutchison
 

Check Byonics GPS2; used one & had no problems

 

Hutch, NK0S

(OA4/NK0S, HL9HP, YS9HH, HP1XHH)

 

ARRL Incoming QSL Bureau Sorter for:

K4W, N4W & W4W

 

From: TMD700A@groups.io [mailto:TMD700A@groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith Kaiser
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 12:39 PM
To: TMD700A@groups.io
Subject: [TMD700A] GPS for TMD700A

 

I'm looking for a recommendation of a  GPS (no display) that I can use with my Kenwood TMD700A, something similar to but NOT the Radio Shack DigiTraveler GPS of days gone by.
Thoughts?

Re: GPS for TMD700A

Randy Allen
 

Wife and daughter have customized GPS-18 GPS units for their D-700s. If you don't want to attach your own connectors (my source no longer sells them that way)  Byonics  sells an adapter for their GPS5 for the Kenwoods.

Hope this helps

Randy KAØAZS

On 7/30/2019 12:38, Keith Kaiser wrote:
I'm looking for a recommendation of a  GPS (no display) that I can use with my Kenwood TMD700A, something similar to but NOT the Radio Shack DigiTraveler GPS of days gone by.
Thoughts?

Virus-free. www.avast.com

Re: GPS for TMD700A

Herb
 

I use my old Garmin V and even older Garmin III+ units.  I would suggest looking for an old used Garmin V on eBay or other sites that you can get for a reasonable price.  I see one on there for $35 shipped which I would consider reasonable.

 

 

Herb, KB7UVC

NW APRS Group, West Sound Coordinator

Our WEB Site:  http://blog.nwaprs.info/

 

 

 

From: TMD700A@groups.io [mailto:TMD700A@groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith Kaiser
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 9:39 AM
To: TMD700A@groups.io
Subject: [TMD700A] GPS for TMD700A

 

I'm looking for a recommendation of a  GPS (no display) that I can use with my Kenwood TMD700A, something similar to but NOT the Radio Shack DigiTraveler GPS of days gone by.
Thoughts?