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Re: Wanted D-700A Control Head

 

OOPS KENWOOD REMOTE CONTROL HEAD RC-2000


Wanted D-700A Control Head

Mike VE3YF <mike@...>
 

Hi:

I am looking for a D-700A Control Head or the complete radio. Must be Firmware G2.0 revision and a 41 Million + Serial Number.
Tnx

73 De Mike
VE3YF


Re: Menu Structure Document

Steve Matzura
 

I got it all done with menu 1-8-1 and 1-8-5. Took a little sleuthing in the manual, searching for text strings I figured out from looking at the t of c. Made notes. Shouldn't ever happen again. ;-)


On 4/1/2021 10:09 AM, Dave, W8AAS wrote:
Sorry, I mixed up the groups and thought you were talking about the D710.  For the D700, it's  menus 181-184. You can get the manual at http://manual.kenwood.com/files/TM-D700-English.pdf


Re: Menu Structure Document

Steve Matzura
 

Yes, 1-2-4 got me speech. There are I think three choices--speech, none, APRS, possibly a fourth.


On 4/1/2021 10:11 AM, Dave, W8AAS wrote:
Too quick on my reply.  I started browsing the manual and found a note that you want 124 for the VS-3 unit.


Re: Menu Structure Document

Dave, W8AAS
 

Too quick on my reply.  I started browsing the manual and found a note that you want 124 for the VS-3 unit.


Re: Menu Structure Document

Dave, W8AAS
 

Sorry, I mixed up the groups and thought you were talking about the D710.  For the D700, it's  menus 181-184. You can get the manual at http://manual.kenwood.com/files/TM-D700-English.pdf


Re: Menu Structure Document

Steve Matzura
 

I just got some help with this, and the menus only go up to 4. There is no 9-anything.

On 3/31/2021 1:41 PM, Steve Matzura wrote:
Where *EVER* did you find that information? Oh so helpful. Thank you!


On 3/31/2021 11:45 AM, Dave, W8AAS wrote:
It’s 908-911.   Choose the one corresponding to the button you want and set it as needed (VOICE, I assume; I don’t have that feature).

Dave, W8AAS



Re: Menu Structure Document

Steve Matzura
 

Where *EVER* did you find that information? Oh so helpful. Thank you!

On 3/31/2021 11:45 AM, Dave, W8AAS wrote:
It’s 908-911. Choose the one corresponding to the button you want and set it as needed (VOICE, I assume; I don’t have that feature).

Dave, W8AAS



Re: Menu Structure Document

Dave, W8AAS
 

It’s 908-911. Choose the one corresponding to the button you want and set it as needed (VOICE, I assume; I don’t have that feature).

Dave, W8AAS


Menu Structure Document

Steve Matzura
 

I had the need to reset my radio the other day because I got it into some state where I could not set any band to transmit or receive. I went to menu 1-9-7 and did the full reset. I then went to 1-2-4 to get the VS-3 speech chip operational again, but after that, I don't know what else to do to get the MD-53 microphone buttons to speak. I thought perhaps these settings were saved in the programming software, but no such luck. I've looked high and low on the Internet for a complete menu structure document for this radio, also n.s.l. Any hints, suggestions, or (of course) direct links to such a document greatly appreciated, with my thanks in advance. Oh, P.S., I looked in the "Specialized Communications" manual for what I'm looking for, but it has lots of little sections on how to do very specific things, and I haven't found a section that discusses programming the microphone's keypad keys. I'm thinking I'm clearly missing or skipping over something here, because I did this once, I should be able to do it again.


Re: TN-D710E capacitor replacement

Julian
 

Brilliant, Leo. Glad to hear another happy ending story. For me it was a bit more difficult as it was my first adventure into the SMD world.
Mni tks. 73 de J, MØIPU YOЗFCA


Re: TN-D710E capacitor replacement

Leo Bodnar
 

Well done, Julian!
I have replaced 455kHz NFM filter with a sharper slopes one, haven't done much testing either.
Leo


Re: TN-D710E capacitor replacement

Julian
 

Here is some final feedback. Applied this mod ( link ). All is fine now. Strong audio on all VFO-s all modes (FM, NFM). I haven't got the eqp to actually measure anything (uV, dBm etc) , only by smell ( no magic smoke ), visual ( no flames ), touch ( no intense heat ). I have still got Kapton tape attached to my slippers soles. All good.

Tnx and 73, regards de J, MØIPU YOЗFCA


Re: TN-D710E capacitor replacement

Julian
 

Hi agn. Found a bit of a free time tdy and managed to complete the cap job (I still need to put together the TM-D710). Here are some pics. Hot air didn't work in the end, I believe I covered too much area around the cap with Kapton tape (out of fear!). It would not reflow at 350°C (660°F) no matter what. The size of pads are also extremely tiny compared to ones on my test boards (would not heat up, probably). So, I cleaned up with isop, steadied my hand and held the cap on the board (by far the most diff part of the job probably), used a bit of flux, the iron and voila - see pics. Tnx all. I'll probably come back once I'll put together the TM-D710 with some feedback.


Overall pic





Joint view




Matchstick head next to the cap






73, regards de J, MØIPU YOЗFCA






Re: Microphone Replacement

Steve Matzura
 

Noted. Tnx.


On 3/14/2021 2:08 PM, Noel Seeley wrote:
Also, one can obtain a Kenwood commercial microphone which results in excellent audio. 


On Mar 14, 2021, at 12:24 PM, Philip Salley <pcsalley@...> wrote:

If you can find a Motorola HMN3596A palm mic, and re-do the pinout for the Kenwood you will have the finest mobile microphone.   Regards, Phil / K4PO


Re: Microphone Replacement

Steve Matzura
 

Thanks. I'll keep that one at the top of the lookout list.


On 3/14/2021 1:24 PM, Philip Salley wrote:
If you can find a Motorola HMN3596A palm mic, and re-do the pinout for the Kenwood you will have the finest mobile microphone.   Regards, Phil / K4PO


Re: Microphone Replacement

Noel Seeley
 

Also, one can obtain a Kenwood commercial microphone which results in excellent audio. 


On Mar 14, 2021, at 12:24 PM, Philip Salley <pcsalley@...> wrote:

If you can find a Motorola HMN3596A palm mic, and re-do the pinout for the Kenwood you will have the finest mobile microphone.   Regards, Phil / K4PO


Re: Microphone Replacement

Philip Salley
 

If you can find a Motorola HMN3596A palm mic, and re-do the pinout for the Kenwood you will have the finest mobile microphone.   Regards, Phil / K4PO


Re: TN-D710E capacitor replacement

Julian
 

0201. Don't even go there!
Thanks Leo. Let me see how I will be getting on with this one. For me it is also a bit of a challenge/hobby. I like to do this sort of things myself (within limits...). I have also ordered abt 70 electrolytics for my IC820H. Fingers crossed with that free time.
I'll return with some feedback.

73, regards de J, MØIPU YOЗFCA


Re: TN-D710E capacitor replacement

Leo Bodnar
 

If you are struggling, send the PCB over and I will put in for you. I am in Silverstone.  I have 0402 caps.
The smallest caps I have manually worked with are 0201 - they love falling down PCB vias, heh.

By the way I have replaced a filter on my TM-D710E and found that it had bypass caps already designed in - which I have not expected.
Leo

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