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Re: How to use internal tnc D710GA

 

On Sat, Nov 7, 2020 at 06:00 PM, David Ranch wrote:
Hello Joe,

The serial connection on the back of the main radio body of a D710 is for programming the memories of the radio, to be used with Echolink, and also use the working-but-not-Kenwood-supported CAT control.   It's the connector on the back of the D710 head that is used for packet work.
Also worth noting that the same cable should work for both applications.

BTW I just recently purchased a cable for my D710GA. I about to buy the Kenwood cable with the DIN connector on one end and a DB-9 connector on the other when I realized that
RT Systems makes a cable that has a USB adaptor already built in (USB-K5G) for about the same price as the Kenwood cable with the DB-9 (requiring a USB-serial adaptor for
most applications).

Cheers

Michael VE3WMB  


Re: How to use internal tnc D710GA

Jeff
 

Also, I think I read somewhere that the D710GA does *NOT* pass the GPS data out the connector on the head with APRS data if you are using the built-in GPS in the D710GA. For that, I think you have to use an external GPS in the same manner as with the D710A.

I don't have a 710G, but only a 710, so I can't verify this myself. Can anyone confirm my understanding on this?

Jeff
N5TEV


Re: How to use internal tnc D710GA

David Ranch
 


Hello Joe,

The serial connection on the back of the main radio body of a D710 is for programming the memories of the radio, to be used with Echolink, and also use the working-but-not-Kenwood-supported CAT control.   It's the connector on the back of the D710 head that is used for packet work.

Once you connect to the D710's head, use a serial terminal program like say Putty running at a serial speed of 9600bps, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, tap the lower right soft-key on the D710's control head labeled "TNC" until the Upper left of the display says "PACKET12".  At that point, you should see the TNC boot up in your serial terminal program.  That will prove that things are at least talking.  From there, you can start configuring your APRS program.  It's also worth mentioning that the D710 has it's own internal APRS functionality that's enabled by putting the TNC into "APRS12" mode using the "TNC" soft-key mentioned above.

If your interested in trying classic packet as well, I have a cheatsheet below:

   http://www.trinityos.com/HAM/CentosDigitalModes/misc/D710-TNC-setup.txt

--David
KI6ZHD


On 11/07/2020 01:53 PM, Joseph LaFerla wrote:
Hi

I have just obtained a D710GA and am trying to use the internal tnc to do aprs. Can someone help me with how to connect the radio to the computer which runs my aprs software?  I have the kenwood provided serial cable that plugs into the 9 pin mini din on the back of the main body of the radio (not the control head).  When I tune the radio, I can hear the packets coming in but nothing shows up on the computer.  I have activated the internal tnc and tried it in both aprs mode and packet mode with no difference.  I am able to connect an external tnc to the data port and that works fine.

Thanks in advance

Joe VA3JLF


How to use internal tnc D710GA

Joseph LaFerla
 

Hi

I have just obtained a D710GA and am trying to use the internal tnc to do aprs. Can someone help me with how to connect the radio to the computer which runs my aprs software?  I have the kenwood provided serial cable that plugs into the 9 pin mini din on the back of the main body of the radio (not the control head).  When I tune the radio, I can hear the packets coming in but nothing shows up on the computer.  I have activated the internal tnc and tried it in both aprs mode and packet mode with no difference.  I am able to connect an external tnc to the data port and that works fine.

Thanks in advance

Joe VA3JLF


Re: Where's the [STEP] button?

Steve Matzura
 

Thank you. The MR scan works just great--press and hold MR, wait for the second beep, and off it goes. I did have a little trouble configuring its behavior in menu 1-9-1 because the book says pres OK, but it's really press [F] that you want to do. The CTCSS/DCS scan isn't a big deal, but I just thought I'd give it a half-a-go to see if I could find the PL for a particular repeater without simply scrolling through the choices until I hit the right one, which I've definitely done before.

On 11/4/2020 8:02 PM, Randy Allen wrote:
Hopefully someone else has experience as I've never used any of the scan functions (Tone, DCS or frequency) on any of my radios.

If no one rogers up I'll try to dig into the manual and see what I can find

Sorry

Randy KA0AZS

On 11/4/2020 16:59, Steve Matzura wrote:
Sorry, but with all this great success, I went down yet another rabbit-hole and found one more. Sure hope it's the last! ;-) - I decided I'd try a CTCSS/DCS scan. I got it all correct but for one thing. From the manual:

1 Press [TONE] to switch ON the Tone function.
• “T” appears when the Tone function is ON.
2 Press [F], [T.SEL].
• The current tone frequency appears and blinks.
3 Press [SCAN] to activate the Tone Freq. ID.
“T SCAN” appears and blinks.
4 Press [OK] to program the identified frequency in
place of the currently set tone frequency.

The [SCAN] button--does this mean the "VISUAL SCAN" button that appears when [F] is pressed?


On 11/4/2020 4:12 PM, Randy Allen wrote:
Glad I could Help

On 11/4/2020 14:12, Steve Matzura wrote:
Fan-TASTIC! Thanks again! Added to my documentation! And of course,it worked as described.


On 11/4/2020 12:11 PM, Randy Allen wrote:
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]?









Re: Where's the [STEP] button?

Randy Allen
 

Hopefully someone else has experience as I've never used any of the scan functions (Tone, DCS or frequency) on any of my radios.

If no one rogers up I'll try to dig into the manual and see what I can find

Sorry

Randy KA0AZS

On 11/4/2020 16:59, Steve Matzura wrote:
Sorry, but with all this great success, I went down yet another rabbit-hole and found one more. Sure hope it's the last! ;-) - I decided I'd try a CTCSS/DCS scan. I got it all correct but for one thing. From the manual:

1 Press [TONE] to switch ON the Tone function.
• “T” appears when the Tone function is ON.
2 Press [F], [T.SEL].
• The current tone frequency appears and blinks.
3 Press [SCAN] to activate the Tone Freq. ID.
“T SCAN” appears and blinks.
4 Press [OK] to program the identified frequency in
place of the currently set tone frequency.

The [SCAN] button--does this mean the "VISUAL SCAN" button that appears when [F] is pressed?


On 11/4/2020 4:12 PM, Randy Allen wrote:
Glad I could Help

On 11/4/2020 14:12, Steve Matzura wrote:
Fan-TASTIC! Thanks again! Added to my documentation! And of course,it worked as described.


On 11/4/2020 12:11 PM, Randy Allen wrote:
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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Re: Where's the [STEP] button?

Steve Matzura
 

Sorry, but with all this great success, I went down yet another rabbit-hole and found one more. Sure hope it's the last! ;-) - I decided I'd try a CTCSS/DCS scan. I got it all correct but for one thing. From the manual:

1 Press [TONE] to switch ON the Tone function.
• “T” appears when the Tone function is ON.
2 Press [F], [T.SEL].
• The current tone frequency appears and blinks.
3 Press [SCAN] to activate the Tone Freq. ID.
“T SCAN” appears and blinks.
4 Press [OK] to program the identified frequency in
place of the currently set tone frequency.

The [SCAN] button--does this mean the "VISUAL SCAN" button that appears when [F] is pressed?

On 11/4/2020 4:12 PM, Randy Allen wrote:
Glad I could Help

On 11/4/2020 14:12, Steve Matzura wrote:
Fan-TASTIC! Thanks again! Added to my documentation! And of course,it worked as described.


On 11/4/2020 12:11 PM, Randy Allen wrote:
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]?






Re: Where's the [STEP] button?

Randy Allen
 

Glad I could Help

On 11/4/2020 14:12, Steve Matzura wrote:
Fan-TASTIC! Thanks again! Added to my documentation! And of course,it worked as described.


On 11/4/2020 12:11 PM, Randy Allen wrote:
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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Re: Where's the [STEP] button?

Steve Matzura
 

Fan-TASTIC! Thanks again! Added to my documentation! And of course,it worked as described.

On 11/4/2020 12:11 PM, Randy Allen wrote:
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]?



Re: APRS - random transmit

Randy Allen
 

Check to see if you have Digipeat turned on.

In the Menu, APRS 3-K, Digipeater.

If it's on, then it will digipeat heard packets of any station local to you (such as mobile passing through) whether you have BCON on or not.

73

Randy KA0AZS

On 11/4/2020 11:19, William Hensley wrote:
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

_._,_._,_



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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.


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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

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