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Re: D700 Won't power on

Philip Salley
 

Jess, Assume you checked the power source including possible fuse condition to include fuse holder corrosion.  These rigs are aging, so look for these things first.  If the head is remoted?  Those connections also need checking for corrosion, etc.  Otherwise remove the head, and check for contact corrosion.  Symptoms hint at one or more of these points.   Regards, Phil / K4PO


Re: D700 Won't power on

Randy Allen
 

Did you check the fuse inside of the control head (F902)?

I've attached a file I found in my collection of D700 documents that might be helpful.

Good luck

73

Randy KA0AZS

On 12/14/2020 21:51, Jess Haas wrote:
I was listening to a repeater on my D700, walked out of the room and came back and it was off. I tried turning it back on and the screen flashed some black momentarily but nothing else happened. No backlight or signs of life from the radio. Any troubleshooting thoughts? Is it possible to get the radio to power up without a control head attached to see if it is control head or radio? All fuses seem fine and power cable appears to be getting power. Powersupply seems fine and is still powering my other radios fine.

Thank You,
   Jess
   K5LLI


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D700 Won't power on

Jess Haas
 

I was listening to a repeater on my D700, walked out of the room and came back and it was off. I tried turning it back on and the screen flashed some black momentarily but nothing else happened. No backlight or signs of life from the radio. Any troubleshooting thoughts? Is it possible to get the radio to power up without a control head attached to see if it is control head or radio? All fuses seem fine and power cable appears to be getting power. Powersupply seems fine and is still powering my other radios fine.

Thank You,
   Jess
   K5LLI


Re: TM-D710A Operation Panel firmware update problem

ricging
 

Still does not work.  I have tried earlier versions of Operation Panel and MCP-2A
Checked Data cable is good but have no audio from TM-D710 feeding EchoLink Sysop.
I believe once MCP full reset after loading TM-D710A Operation Panel firmware V2.15 somehow the menus were rearranged and I do not know why.  Remember my radio did have 923 and 924 besides many other 900s.
Should be able to reverse panel but perhaps MCP is the problem which I have tried earlier MCP versions.  Wasted many hours.  Too bad.  Don't do updates if your radio is still working on Echolink Sysop mode.  73s


Re: Setup guide for the Kenwood D710 for WInlink using the DRA 50 board and VARA

Don Poaps
 

Vara Fm on vhf/uhf Winlink Gateways.

Don Poaps
New Westminster, BC
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On Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 7:39 AM Don Rolph <don.rolph@...> wrote:
Is there a reason you are not going to use the D710 internal TNC?

I have an RMS Packet station set up using a D710GA and the internal TNC.

On Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 10:20 AM Mel - N7GCO - Cheney, WA <teammel@...> wrote:
Does anyone have a setup guide for the Kenwood D710 for WInlink using the DRA 50 board and VARA?



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Re: TM-D700 powering itself off

Philip Salley
 

Check this to assure OFF condition Peter.  I use that feature on in mobile to prevent accidental battery drain.  Phil / K4PO

AUTOMATIC POWER OFF (APO)
Automatic Power Off is a background function that
monitors whether any buttons or keys have been
pressed, or whether the Tuning control has been turned.
After 3 hours pass with no operations, APO turns OFF
the power. However, 1 minute before the power turns
OFF, “APO” appears and blinks, and a series of warning
tones sound.
Access Menu 1–9–3 (APO) and select “ON”.
Note: If any settings are changed during the 3 hour period while APO is
ON, the timer resets. When you stop changing the settings, the timer
begins counting again from 0.


Re: Setup guide for the Kenwood D710 for WInlink using the DRA 50 board and VARA

Don Rolph
 

Is there a reason you are not going to use the D710 internal TNC?

I have an RMS Packet station set up using a D710GA and the internal TNC.

On Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 10:20 AM Mel - N7GCO - Cheney, WA <teammel@...> wrote:
Does anyone have a setup guide for the Kenwood D710 for WInlink using the DRA 50 board and VARA?



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73,
AB1PH
Don Rolph


Re: Setup guide for the Kenwood D710 for WInlink using the DRA 50 board and VARA

Don Poaps
 

Touch base with Scott Currie on Winlink. Scott does work for Master Communications in building the kits etc. He helped me get mine to work with my DRA 36.

73
Don Poaps
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On Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 7:20 AM Mel - N7GCO - Cheney, WA <teammel@...> wrote:
Does anyone have a setup guide for the Kenwood D710 for WInlink using the DRA 50 board and VARA?


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Don 
VA7DGP/VA7QU


Setup guide for the Kenwood D710 for WInlink using the DRA 50 board and VARA

Mel - N7GCO - Cheney, WA
 

Does anyone have a setup guide for the Kenwood D710 for WInlink using the DRA 50 board and VARA?


Re: TM-D700 powering itself off

Suryono Adisoemarta
 


Check the head cable, mine might turn itself off if I wiggle the cable. I plan to make my own replacement cable.

73 de Yono YD0NXX 



On Dec 11, 2020, at 1:52 AM, Peter <Ve9nps@...> wrote:

Lately my D700 has started powering itself off.  Radio is in shack, powered by good PS.  I hear the speaker pop as if the power button has been touched and the radio powers itself down.  Yesterday heard the "pop" from the speaker and turned around in time to see the display go out.  

Radio is APRS mode with 30min TX interval, no GPS attached as POS is known in shack.

I looked around for "Power off" subjects in the list an don't immediately see anyone with the same concern.

Is there a known issue that could be contributing to this?  Radio was purchased in approx. 2006/2007 and used by my father until is passing in 2015.  I've had it in the shack next to my TS-480 since then with no other issues.  

I do leave a RT-Systems USB cable attached as I use the radio for WINLINK and that stays attached to the laptop.  Potential issue there?

Any insight would be appreciated!

73 Peter VE1PS/VE9NPS


Re: TM-D700 powering itself off

LeonardKeepers
 

Hello Group i would check the interface cable between the control head and the main body of the radio.i have found the interface cable between my control head and the  main body of my radio causes the same problem.positioning my cable a certain way into the control head my radio will power on and off.

k3orw

On 12/10/2020 4:21 PM, Randall ~ AE7RJ wrote:
If it is power connection quality, it could happen at APRS transmit time.  When the radio pulls more current, voltage to the radio drops to the point where it shuts off ...  Maybe.

On 12/10/2020 10:52, Peter wrote:
Lately my D700 has started powering itself off.  Radio is in shack, powered by good PS.  I hear the speaker pop as if the power button has been touched and the radio powers itself down.  Yesterday heard the "pop" from the speaker and turned around in time to see the display go out.  

Radio is APRS mode with 30min TX interval, no GPS attached as POS is known in shack.

I looked around for "Power off" subjects in the list an don't immediately see anyone with the same concern.

Is there a known issue that could be contributing to this?  Radio was purchased in approx. 2006/2007 and used by my father until is passing in 2015.  I've had it in the shack next to my TS-480 since then with no other issues.  

I do leave a RT-Systems USB cable attached as I use the radio for WINLINK and that stays attached to the laptop.  Potential issue there?

Any insight would be appreciated!

73 Peter VE1PS/VE9NPS


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Re: TM-D700 powering itself off

Randall ~ AE7RJ
 

If it is power connection quality, it could happen at APRS transmit time.  When the radio pulls more current, voltage to the radio drops to the point where it shuts off ...  Maybe.

On 12/10/2020 10:52, Peter wrote:
Lately my D700 has started powering itself off.  Radio is in shack, powered by good PS.  I hear the speaker pop as if the power button has been touched and the radio powers itself down.  Yesterday heard the "pop" from the speaker and turned around in time to see the display go out.  

Radio is APRS mode with 30min TX interval, no GPS attached as POS is known in shack.

I looked around for "Power off" subjects in the list an don't immediately see anyone with the same concern.

Is there a known issue that could be contributing to this?  Radio was purchased in approx. 2006/2007 and used by my father until is passing in 2015.  I've had it in the shack next to my TS-480 since then with no other issues.  

I do leave a RT-Systems USB cable attached as I use the radio for WINLINK and that stays attached to the laptop.  Potential issue there?

Any insight would be appreciated!

73 Peter VE1PS/VE9NPS


Re: TM-D700 powering itself off

Randy Allen
 

I had a similar issue years ago, but it was with a D-700 in a truck, with the attendant vibrations.  Fix was re-doing the power connector on the power cable feeding the radio for a tighter connection.

So if  nothing else, I'd look at the power connectors to make sure they are tight and maybe clean their contacts.

Hope this helps

73

Randy KA0AZS

On 12/10/2020 13:52, Peter wrote:
Lately my D700 has started powering itself off.  Radio is in shack, powered by good PS.  I hear the speaker pop as if the power button has been touched and the radio powers itself down.  Yesterday heard the "pop" from the speaker and turned around in time to see the display go out.  

Radio is APRS mode with 30min TX interval, no GPS attached as POS is known in shack.

I looked around for "Power off" subjects in the list an don't immediately see anyone with the same concern.

Is there a known issue that could be contributing to this?  Radio was purchased in approx. 2006/2007 and used by my father until is passing in 2015.  I've had it in the shack next to my TS-480 since then with no other issues.  

I do leave a RT-Systems USB cable attached as I use the radio for WINLINK and that stays attached to the laptop.  Potential issue there?

Any insight would be appreciated!

73 Peter VE1PS/VE9NPS
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TM-D700 powering itself off

Peter
 

Lately my D700 has started powering itself off.  Radio is in shack, powered by good PS.  I hear the speaker pop as if the power button has been touched and the radio powers itself down.  Yesterday heard the "pop" from the speaker and turned around in time to see the display go out.  

Radio is APRS mode with 30min TX interval, no GPS attached as POS is known in shack.

I looked around for "Power off" subjects in the list an don't immediately see anyone with the same concern.

Is there a known issue that could be contributing to this?  Radio was purchased in approx. 2006/2007 and used by my father until is passing in 2015.  I've had it in the shack next to my TS-480 since then with no other issues.  

I do leave a RT-Systems USB cable attached as I use the radio for WINLINK and that stays attached to the laptop.  Potential issue there?

Any insight would be appreciated!

73 Peter VE1PS/VE9NPS


Re: TM-D710A Operation Panel firmware update problem

ricging
 

Apparently menu item locations have changed after Operation Panel firmware v2.13 installed.

AUX 522 Remote ID   (was 923),
AUX 523 Remote Answer Back  (was 924)

Have not tested but thought to post these findings. 

73s
Rick


TM-D710A Operation Panel firmware update problem

ricging
 

I have Kenwood TM-910A radio SN906xxxxx with Panel firmware v2.13

This older firmware was working fine.  Had all Aux 900 menu  items ie 923 REMOTE ID

 

Today decided to update.  Went on Kenwood website and downloaded Operation Panel firmware 2.15 which installed and did the full reset after.

 

Now only have 998 and 999 items.  All other 900s are GONE.

 

So tried to reinstall my v2.13 again but the needed 900 items still GONE.

 

So tried to install earlier v2.11 but again but the needed 900 items still GONE.

 

Bottom line is this update has removed Remote ID and Remote answer back needed for Cross band control.

 

Is there a way to revert my control panel to earlier version?  I have the earlier zip files.

 

73

VE7 BYN

 

 

 

 


Re: How to use internal tnc D710GA

David Ranch
 


Hello Joe,

Thank you  very much for your reply.  Thankfully I think I am now on my way thanks to you and others on the list.  I am using YAAC and according to the manual the Kenwood port on the program can only receive packets, which I am able to do.  The program provides an alternative serial port which you can use with the radio in packet12 mode and Kiss on the serial port. 

Ok.. that's the two common ways APRS programs can interact with the D710 TNC.  I have read some programs attempt to toggle the D710 from APRS12 mode to PACKET12 to transmit a UI packet and toggle back to APRS12 mode but it's a bit of a kludge.  This approach gives you better leverage the native APRS display on the D710 but I don't know how well it works in reality.


 

I bought the D710 used and it did not come with the original cd which contains basic but important setup information and I could not find the cd files on the Kenwood website. The other day further googling enabled me to find them and guess what, in the packet section it clearly mentions the 9 pin serial port on the control head!  Anyway, now I am glad that I found the cd files.  I was surprised that they are not prominently contained in the kenwood site. 


The newest manuals and firmware are always on kenwood's website.  It's also worth mentioning that you should check your D710 is running the newest firmwares (yes, there are multiple).  These firmwares have bugfixes, new features, etc.

--David
KI6ZHD


Re: How to use internal tnc D710GA

Joseph LaFerla
 

Hi David

 

Thank you  very much for your reply.  Thankfully I think I am now on my way thanks to you and others on the list.  I am using YAAC and according to the manual the Kenwood port on the program can only receive packets, which I am able to do.  The program provides an alternative serial port which you can use with the radio in packet12 mode and Kiss on the serial port.  I am using the D710 as a base station; I guess if I had it mounted in my car, then I would put it in aprs12 mode and it would be able to receive and transmit packets.  I now see the difference.

 

I bought the D710 used and it did not come with the original cd which contains basic but important setup information and I could not find the cd files on the Kenwood website. The other day further googling enabled me to find them and guess what, in the packet section it clearly mentions the 9 pin serial port on the control head!  Anyway, now I am glad that I found the cd files.  I was surprised that they are not prominently contained in the kenwood site. 

 

Thanks again.

 

Joe VA#JLF

 

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From: David Ranch
Sent: November 9, 2020 1:11 AM
To: TMD700A@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] How to use internal tnc D710GA

 

Hello Joe,

The APRS12 mode on a D710 can definitely transmit but only the TNC will create the required packets for position, objects, and even be a digipeater.  If you're looking for your computer-based program to be the packet creator, then yes, you'll want the D710 to be in PACKET12 mode to have the program put the D710's TNC into "KISS" mode or leave the TNC in COMMAND mode and use it in a hybrid way.

If you can tell us the program you're wanting to use and what you're trying to do, we can help you more.

--David
KI6ZHD

On 11/08/2020 07:12 PM, Joseph LaFerla wrote:

Thanks David.  You explained this perfectly for me and I now have got the 710 working as it should.  Regarding the aprs mode, I understand that I am only able to read packets but cannot transmit.  The only way to transmit is to use the packet12.

 

Joe

 

 

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From: David Ranch
Sent: November 7, 2020 6:01 PM
To: TMD700A@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] How to use internal tnc D710GA

 


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

 

 

 

 


Re: How to use internal tnc D710GA

David Ranch
 

Hello Joe,

The APRS12 mode on a D710 can definitely transmit but only the TNC will create the required packets for position, objects, and even be a digipeater.  If you're looking for your computer-based program to be the packet creator, then yes, you'll want the D710 to be in PACKET12 mode to have the program put the D710's TNC into "KISS" mode or leave the TNC in COMMAND mode and use it in a hybrid way.

If you can tell us the program you're wanting to use and what you're trying to do, we can help you more.

--David
KI6ZHD


On 11/08/2020 07:12 PM, Joseph LaFerla wrote:

Thanks David.  You explained this perfectly for me and I now have got the 710 working as it should.  Regarding the aprs mode, I understand that I am only able to read packets but cannot transmit.  The only way to transmit is to use the packet12.

 

Joe

 

 

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From: David Ranch
Sent: November 7, 2020 6:01 PM
To: TMD700A@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] How to use internal tnc D710GA

 


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

 

 



Re: How to use internal tnc D710GA

Joseph LaFerla
 

Thanks David.  You explained this perfectly for me and I now have got the 710 working as it should.  Regarding the aprs mode, I understand that I am only able to read packets but cannot transmit.  The only way to transmit is to use the packet12.

 

Joe

 

 

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From: David Ranch
Sent: November 7, 2020 6:01 PM
To: TMD700A@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] How to use internal tnc D710GA

 


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

 

 

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