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Re: Where's the [STEP] button?

Randy Allen
 

Steve,

The buttons along the vertical sides of the control head are also context sensitive. (Except for the power button on the top right side)

So, the basic state of the vertical buttons are (from top down):

Left side: CALL, VFO, MR.

Right Side PWR, PM, MNU

Press the [F] button and they are:

Left Side: C.IN, M-V, M.IN.

Right Side: PWR, P.IN, ABC

Press the [F] button 1 second and they are:

Left Side: Blank, Blank, TNC.

Right Side: PWR, Blank, DX

So, in your example, the M.IN button would be at the bottom left side of the display since you had pressed the [F] button earlier in the process..

Hope this helps

73

Randy KA0AZS

On 11/4/2020 10:54, Steve Matzura wrote:

One more question. The manual says this on p37:


STORING SIMPLEX FREQUENCIES OR STANDARD
REPEATER FREQUENCIES
1 Select the desired band.
2 Press [VFO].
3 Select the desired frequency.
4 If storing a standard repeater frequency, select the
following data:
• Offset direction {page 29}
• Tone ON, if necessary {page 30}
• Tone frequency, if necessary {page 30}
If storing a simplex frequency, you may select other
related data (CTCSS ON, CTCSS freq., etc.).
5 Press [F].
• A memory channel number appears and blinks.
• “ ” indicates the current channel is empty while “ ”
indicates the channel contains data.
6 Turn the Tuning control, or press Mic [UP]/ [DWN], to
select the desired memory channel.
7 Press [M.IN].

Unfortunately, the currently showing memory channel number doesn't speak, but I can set that up beforehand with MR. However, what's [M.IN]?


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APRS - random transmit

William Hensley
 

For quite a while now, I have left my TM-D700 listening to APRS, and not transmitting.

Here recently, it will randomly transmit.  What may be doing this?

Tnx & 73, Kim - WG8S


Re: Where's the [STEP] button?

Steve Matzura
 

One more question. The manual says this on p37:


STORING SIMPLEX FREQUENCIES OR STANDARD
REPEATER FREQUENCIES
1 Select the desired band.
2 Press [VFO].
3 Select the desired frequency.
4 If storing a standard repeater frequency, select the
following data:
• Offset direction {page 29}
• Tone ON, if necessary {page 30}
• Tone frequency, if necessary {page 30}
If storing a simplex frequency, you may select other
related data (CTCSS ON, CTCSS freq., etc.).
5 Press [F].
• A memory channel number appears and blinks.
• “ ” indicates the current channel is empty while “ ”
indicates the channel contains data.
6 Turn the Tuning control, or press Mic [UP]/ [DWN], to
select the desired memory channel.
7 Press [M.IN].

Unfortunately, the currently showing memory channel number doesn't speak, but I can set that up beforehand with MR. However, what's [M.IN]?


On 11/3/2020 10:53 PM, Randy Allen wrote:

Looking at page 16 of them Manual (Page 22 of the PDF) you press the function key to change the soft key assignments of the keys along the bottom of the display.

Depending on how you have the menus set up, you might either have to press the [F] Key once to bring up the set of buttons that include Step, or press and hold the [F] key for 1 second to get to the third tier.

The defaults are: F Tone REV Low Mute CTRL

[F] FOFF TSEL SHIFT STEP VISUAL DIM

Press [F]  1 second  FOFF List PMON BCON POS

(Mine is set up so that the APRS functions are the primary those are the ones I use the most daily.  I almost never program a frequency on the go except during an ARES drill or public service event.  Which set of buttons is in which tier is controlled by Menu 1-1-5, Display, KEY FUNC.  Default is Mode 1.  I use Mode 3)

I don't know if the group will pass it, but I put a screen print below from my manual

Hope this helps

73

Randy KA0AZS


On 11/3/2020 15:45, Steve Matzura wrote:
I've owned my TM-D700A for probably fifteen years now, but have never needed to change the default step size ... until now. The manual says:


1 Press the left or right [BAND SEL] to select band A or
B.
• If necessary, press [F], then the same [BAND SEL] to
recall the sub-band.
2 Press [VFO].
3 Press [F], [STEP].
• The current step size appears and blinks.
4 Press [c]/ [d] to select the desired step size.

...


I've looked through the PDF, I've looked at the control head when in VFO mode, looked at the buttons on the microphone, but cannot figure this one out. Fifteen years, and I don't know where the STEP button is? H'mmm.


Thanks in advance.







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Re: Where's the [STEP] button?

Steve Matzura
 

Thanks so very much for this info. This is most *MOST* valuable. I actually figured it out last night, but by trial and error. That may sound silly considering all I had to do was look at the display, but there's, well, a kind-of sort-of detail I left out--I'm doing this being totally blind. That doesn't affect anything else about the operation of the radio since I have the VS-3 voice chip in it, but I figured the [F] button *MUST* change *SOMETHING*, so I started poking around. When I got to the fourth button from the left (or third from the right if you like counting from the right), that one became the [STEP] button, which of course matches perfectly with what you wrote. I also have the PDF which I can read accessibly and will check out those pages for an apparently much-needed refresher on these controlss. ;-)!


On 11/3/2020 10:53 PM, Randy Allen wrote:

Looking at page 16 of them Manual (Page 22 of the PDF) you press the function key to change the soft key assignments of the keys along the bottom of the display.

Depending on how you have the menus set up, you might either have to press the [F] Key once to bring up the set of buttons that include Step, or press and hold the [F] key for 1 second to get to the third tier.

The defaults are: F Tone REV Low Mute CTRL

[F] FOFF TSEL SHIFT STEP VISUAL DIM

Press [F]  1 second  FOFF List PMON BCON POS

(Mine is set up so that the APRS functions are the primary those are the ones I use the most daily.  I almost never program a frequency on the go except during an ARES drill or public service event.  Which set of buttons is in which tier is controlled by Menu 1-1-5, Display, KEY FUNC.  Default is Mode 1.  I use Mode 3)

I don't know if the group will pass it, but I put a screen print below from my manual

Hope this helps

73

Randy KA0AZS


On 11/3/2020 15:45, Steve Matzura wrote:
I've owned my TM-D700A for probably fifteen years now, but have never needed to change the default step size ... until now. The manual says:


1 Press the left or right [BAND SEL] to select band A or
B.
• If necessary, press [F], then the same [BAND SEL] to
recall the sub-band.
2 Press [VFO].
3 Press [F], [STEP].
• The current step size appears and blinks.
4 Press [c]/ [d] to select the desired step size.

...


I've looked through the PDF, I've looked at the control head when in VFO mode, looked at the buttons on the microphone, but cannot figure this one out. Fifteen years, and I don't know where the STEP button is? H'mmm.


Thanks in advance.


Re: Where's the [STEP] button?

Randy Allen
 

Looking at page 16 of them Manual (Page 22 of the PDF) you press the function key to change the soft key assignments of the keys along the bottom of the display.

Depending on how you have the menus set up, you might either have to press the [F] Key once to bring up the set of buttons that include Step, or press and hold the [F] key for 1 second to get to the third tier.

The defaults are: F Tone REV Low Mute CTRL

[F] FOFF TSEL SHIFT STEP VISUAL DIM

Press [F]  1 second  FOFF List PMON BCON POS

(Mine is set up so that the APRS functions are the primary those are the ones I use the most daily.  I almost never program a frequency on the go except during an ARES drill or public service event.  Which set of buttons is in which tier is controlled by Menu 1-1-5, Display, KEY FUNC.  Default is Mode 1.  I use Mode 3)

I don't know if the group will pass it, but I put a screen print below from my manual

Hope this helps

73

Randy KA0AZS


On 11/3/2020 15:45, Steve Matzura wrote:
I've owned my TM-D700A for probably fifteen years now, but have never needed to change the default step size ... until now. The manual says:


1 Press the left or right [BAND SEL] to select band A or
B.
• If necessary, press [F], then the same [BAND SEL] to
recall the sub-band.
2 Press [VFO].
3 Press [F], [STEP].
• The current step size appears and blinks.
4 Press [c]/ [d] to select the desired step size.

...


I've looked through the PDF, I've looked at the control head when in VFO mode, looked at the buttons on the microphone, but cannot figure this one out. Fifteen years, and I don't know where the STEP button is? H'mmm.


Thanks in advance.







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Re: Looking for a better mic suggestion

Randy Allen
 

Hmm, I've owned at least one of these radios for almost 20 years and never had any issue with the supplied MC-53 mics or received any bad signal reports.  (I currently have 3 in the family, one each in my XYL and Harmonic vehicles, and one in my go-kit).

When I inherited a TM-D710A I was somewhat miffed that the microphone supplied with the 710 did not include the user programmable function buttons.  I promptly put the D710 Mic in my go-kit (on the assumption that the D700 would be used in a fixed/portable location during deployment) and put the D700 mic on my 710 in the truck to have access to the Programmable buttons in mobile use.

So,  since you don't seem worried about the control functions, you might look at the one that comes with the D710 (MC-59),  I can attest it is entirely interchangeable.

Hope this helps.

73

Randy KA0AZS

On 11/3/2020 15:49, Steve Matzura wrote:
As any owner of this radio learned after about a minute of using it, the control microphone with which the package comes is not a stellar performer. It has its own distinctive sound, and since I'm using my radio a lot more than I have over the pat five years, I'd like to replace it. I realize that by replacing it, I'll probably lose the functions of the control pad, but I can probably live with that. Any suggestions for stock (no rewiring required) replacements?


TIA

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Re: Where's the [STEP] button?

Steve Matzura
 

Sorry, my menu structure only goes to 4, and the Special Communications menu makes no mention of altering the default step size via the menu system.


On 11/3/2020 7:02 PM, Rich Cite Tow wrote:
I've got a TM-D710GA, not an D700A. My manual says:

Select VFO mode (press the VFO button on the left side of the display)
Enter Menu Mode (for 710, Press the F key and the channel select knob)
Rotate the channel select knob to RX/TX and press the knob
Rotate the channel select knob to menu 101 - Step size
Rotate the channel select knob to your desired step size
Press back and escape to retain the new setting.

I know your radio is different. The reason I sent this is if you can get into your menu, you should be able to find the step size menu. I don't think its a button.
Good luck
Rich KK6CCR
Rotate the channel select knob to view/select the step size.

On Tue, Nov 3, 2020 at 2:14 PM Steve Matzura <number6@...> wrote:
I've owned my TM-D700A for probably fifteen years now, but have never
needed to change the default step size ... until now. The manual says:


1 Press the left or right [BAND SEL] to select band A or
B.
• If necessary, press [F], then the same [BAND SEL] to
recall the sub-band.
2 Press [VFO].
3 Press [F], [STEP].
• The current step size appears and blinks.
4 Press [c]/ [d] to select the desired step size.

...


I've looked through the PDF, I've looked at the control head when in VFO
mode, looked at the buttons on the microphone, but cannot figure this
one out. Fifteen years, and I don't know where the STEP button is? H'mmm.


Thanks in advance.







Re: Where's the [STEP] button?

Keith Kaiser
 

The large tune button is a push button, push it and you'll change the MHz mode.


Re: Where's the [STEP] button?

Rich Cite Tow
 

I've got a TM-D710GA, not an D700A. My manual says:

Select VFO mode (press the VFO button on the left side of the display)
Enter Menu Mode (for 710, Press the F key and the channel select knob)
Rotate the channel select knob to RX/TX and press the knob
Rotate the channel select knob to menu 101 - Step size
Rotate the channel select knob to your desired step size
Press back and escape to retain the new setting.

I know your radio is different. The reason I sent this is if you can get into your menu, you should be able to find the step size menu. I don't think its a button.
Good luck
Rich KK6CCR
Rotate the channel select knob to view/select the step size.

On Tue, Nov 3, 2020 at 2:14 PM Steve Matzura <number6@...> wrote:
I've owned my TM-D700A for probably fifteen years now, but have never
needed to change the default step size ... until now. The manual says:


1 Press the left or right [BAND SEL] to select band A or
B.
• If necessary, press [F], then the same [BAND SEL] to
recall the sub-band.
2 Press [VFO].
3 Press [F], [STEP].
• The current step size appears and blinks.
4 Press [c]/ [d] to select the desired step size.

...


I've looked through the PDF, I've looked at the control head when in VFO
mode, looked at the buttons on the microphone, but cannot figure this
one out. Fifteen years, and I don't know where the STEP button is? H'mmm.


Thanks in advance.







Re: Looking for a better mic suggestion

Steve Matzura
 

Thanks, Noel. I like the switching idea a lot.


I don't use the mic buttons for programming often, and I could easily switch it in or out, not with a switch but by simply unplugging one and plugging in the other for the few times I need those buttons. If I need to do major programming, I bring up the RT Systems programmer. But I definitely need some better audio, so I'll look into those other options.

On 11/3/2020 5:25 PM, Noel Seeley wrote:
Steve,

In my situation, I use a commercial Kenwood microphone. I have four Kenwood radios (two commercial, two amateur) in my vehicle and use an eight pin switch box connected to each. That way, I can have only one microphone for all four by turning a switch. The audio reports have all been good, especially on the amateur radios. I did find a commercial mic with DTMF keypad (eBay was my friend), so I only lost the four extra buttons on the face and two buttons on top of the original. You might look into that. YMMV.

73 de K5NES

Noel


On 11/3/2020 2:49 PM, Steve Matzura wrote:
As any owner of this radio learned after about a minute of using it, the control microphone with which the package comes is not a stellar performer. It has its own distinctive sound, and since I'm using my radio a lot more than I have over the pat five years, I'd like to replace it. I realize that by replacing it, I'll probably lose the functions of the control pad, but I can probably live with that. Any suggestions for stock (no rewiring required) replacements?


TIA


Re: Looking for a better mic suggestion

Noel Seeley
 

Steve,

In my situation, I use a commercial Kenwood microphone. I have four Kenwood radios (two commercial, two amateur) in my vehicle and use an eight pin switch box connected to each. That way, I can have only one microphone for all four by turning a switch. The audio reports have all been good, especially on the amateur radios. I did find a commercial mic with DTMF keypad (eBay was my friend), so I only lost the four extra buttons on the face and two buttons on top of the original. You might look into that. YMMV.

73 de K5NES

Noel

On 11/3/2020 2:49 PM, Steve Matzura wrote:
As any owner of this radio learned after about a minute of using it, the control microphone with which the package comes is not a stellar performer. It has its own distinctive sound, and since I'm using my radio a lot more than I have over the pat five years, I'd like to replace it. I realize that by replacing it, I'll probably lose the functions of the control pad, but I can probably live with that. Any suggestions for stock (no rewiring required) replacements?


TIA





Where's the [STEP] button?

Steve Matzura
 

I've owned my TM-D700A for probably fifteen years now, but have never needed to change the default step size ... until now. The manual says:


1 Press the left or right [BAND SEL] to select band A or
B.
• If necessary, press [F], then the same [BAND SEL] to
recall the sub-band.
2 Press [VFO].
3 Press [F], [STEP].
• The current step size appears and blinks.
4 Press [c]/ [d] to select the desired step size.

...


I've looked through the PDF, I've looked at the control head when in VFO mode, looked at the buttons on the microphone, but cannot figure this one out. Fifteen years, and I don't know where the STEP button is? H'mmm.


Thanks in advance.


Looking for a better mic suggestion

Steve Matzura
 

As any owner of this radio learned after about a minute of using it, the control microphone with which the package comes is not a stellar performer. It has its own distinctive sound, and since I'm using my radio a lot more than I have over the pat five years, I'd like to replace it. I realize that by replacing it, I'll probably lose the functions of the control pad, but I can probably live with that. Any suggestions for stock (no rewiring required) replacements?


TIA


D710G & SignaLink Configuration?

Charles Jessee
 

I'd like to use a SignaLink with my TM-D710G rather than the TNC. Other than turning off the TNC and cabling the SignaLink to the DATA jack, are there other settings on the radio to configure differently than with the internal TNC? I figure there are and I'm missing some. Thanks!

BRET/N4SRN


Re: Input to tnc

Joseph Shynn
 

Hi Joe,

Looking at your map view I don’t see any iGates anywhere near you. 
How are you getting to the interweb thingy?

Joey


On Sep 30, 2020, at 07:46, Joseph LaFerla <joe@...> wrote:



Hi Joey

 

Thanks for getting back.  Actually that was the question I had that I perhaps did not phrase correctly.   I could not find any audio gain settings in the D700.  I am surprised that the 710 has audio gain settings but not the D700.  However I obtained a deviation meter the other day and, if I read it correctly, it gave me about 3 Khz.  I went into the D700 alignment menu and raised the deviation closer to 5.  I am today going to check on my packet path.

 

What do you mean by list?  Should we put this back to the list?  I will post my deviation findings on the list.

 

Joe VA3JLF

 

 

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From: Joseph Shynn
Sent: September 30, 2020 5:07 AM
To: tmd700a
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] Input to tnc

 

Hi Joe,

Then I have reached my limit.

I own D710s and was running YAAC as the receiver of off-air APRS packets and independent GPS data.

Does the D700 have audio gain settings as does the D710?

Perhaps low deviation out of the 700?

Wish I could help more.

List?

Joey VA3GOC

 

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Re: Input to tnc

Joseph LaFerla
 

Hi Joey

 

Thanks for getting back.  Actually that was the question I had that I perhaps did not phrase correctly.   I could not find any audio gain settings in the D700.  I am surprised that the 710 has audio gain settings but not the D700.  However I obtained a deviation meter the other day and, if I read it correctly, it gave me about 3 Khz.  I went into the D700 alignment menu and raised the deviation closer to 5.  I am today going to check on my packet path.

 

What do you mean by list?  Should we put this back to the list?  I will post my deviation findings on the list.

 

Joe VA3JLF

 

 

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From: Joseph Shynn
Sent: September 30, 2020 5:07 AM
To: tmd700a
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] Input to tnc

 

Hi Joe,

Then I have reached my limit.

I own D710s and was running YAAC as the receiver of off-air APRS packets and independent GPS data.

Does the D700 have audio gain settings as does the D710?

Perhaps low deviation out of the 700?

Wish I could help more.

List?

Joey VA3GOC

 


Re: Input to tnc

qp2trz
 

Hi Joe,

Then I have reached my limit.

I own D710s and was running YAAC as the receiver of off-air APRS packets and independent GPS data.

Does the D700 have audio gain settings as does the D710?

Perhaps low deviation out of the 700?

Wish I could help more.

List?

Joey VA3GOC


Re: Input to tnc

Thomas Moss
 

I ran into a similar issue where we finally determined the radio drifted off frequency enough the packet was effected but not noticed on voice.

73 Thomas KC5KCT

On Mon, Sep 28, 2020, 7:17 PM Joseph LaFerla <joe@...> wrote:
no Joey.  I am running the kenwood in tnc-pkt mode using yaac.  I do not have a gps.

Joe VA3JLF


Re: Input to tnc

Joseph LaFerla
 

HI Joey

No I am not trying to run a digipeater.  According to the yaac manual, putting the d700 in aprs mode only allows for receiving packets because the d700 is not able for whatever reason to transmit.  If I want to transmit, according to the manual, I have to put the tnc in packet mode and use a serial tnc interface on yaac.  I have not tried to connect the d700 in aprs mode in yaac.  I know that the d700 has a separate tnc and the d710 has an integrated tnc.

I have connected everything as it should be.  My antenna is a dual band and it checks out with my analyzer.  It is at about 35 feet and that is the only thing that may be the issue,  I have a fellow coming over to do some antenna work so I will try and get that antenna higher up.  Anyway, do you want to go off list now?

Joe VA3JLF


Re: Input to tnc

qp2trz
 

Hi Joe,

I'm familiar with YAAC.

Are you trying to run a digipeater?

If the D700 is close to the 710 in functionality shouldn't the TNC settings be set to APRS mode?

I can't quite wrap my head around your end result.

Oh, the cabling.

Anyway please enlighten me.

Then we'll go off list.

Joey VA3GOC

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