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Re: TNC Quirks

Steve Matzura
 

I have the same problem that you do with issue #1. I'm using APRSIS/32 on a Windows machine with the 710 connected via the RT Systems cable, and all I ever get is comm errors that the port can't be opened.

On 5/22/2021 1:51 PM, Joshua KJ7LVZ wrote:
I am a couple decades behind for packet radio (apart from APRS) but I'm having fun anyway.  I have a TM-D710G and I connect to its TNC through my Macbook and an RT Systems serial to USB converter.  It's simple to connect to the TNC through the Mac's Screen program and I am able to connect to another radio I have setup and enter converse mode. However, I'm running into so quirks I can't overcome.

1. I establish a connection from the Kenwood (KJ7LVZ-9) to the handheld (KJ7LVZ-2) which is connected to a Raspberry Pi running linBPQ and Simple KISS.  But when I try and connect to KJ7LVZ-9 from KJ7LVZ-2, I get no response.  The Kenwood never transmits; never responds to the connect request.  CONOK is set to ON on both TNCs.  Can't figure that one out.

2. When I am trying to write a message on the Kenwood using the W command, it's all fine and dandy until I want to exit the body using (return), (CTRL+C), (return).  All I get is new lines, the message never finishes.  The only way for me to exit the message is to restart the TNC.

3. What's the importance of PACLEN?  The TNC on the handheld defaults to 236 even though I have the config file set to 128 and the Kenwood defaults to 128.  They connect fine with different PACLENs.  I can set them the same and everything is still kosher.


Re: TNC Quirks

Joshua KJ7LVZ
 

#1 seems to be a problem with the implementation of Simple KISS from linBPQ.  I set up a BBS and Chat server on the Pi with a web interface and I could connect to my Kenwood fine through the included terminal.  


TNC Quirks

Joshua KJ7LVZ
 

I am a couple decades behind for packet radio (apart from APRS) but I'm having fun anyway.  I have a TM-D710G and I connect to its TNC through my Macbook and an RT Systems serial to USB converter.  It's simple to connect to the TNC through the Mac's Screen program and I am able to connect to another radio I have setup and enter converse mode.  However, I'm running into so quirks I can't overcome.

1. I establish a connection from the Kenwood (KJ7LVZ-9) to the handheld (KJ7LVZ-2) which is connected to a Raspberry Pi running linBPQ and Simple KISS.  But when I try and connect to KJ7LVZ-9 from KJ7LVZ-2, I get no response.  The Kenwood never transmits; never responds to the connect request.  CONOK is set to ON on both TNCs.  Can't figure that one out.

2. When I am trying to write a message on the Kenwood using the W command, it's all fine and dandy until I want to exit the body using (return), (CTRL+C), (return).  All I get is new lines, the message never finishes.  The only way for me to exit the message is to restart the TNC.  

3. What's the importance of PACLEN?  The TNC on the handheld defaults to 236 even though I have the config file set to 128 and the Kenwood defaults to 128.  They connect fine with different PACLENs.  I can set them the same and everything is still kosher.


Re: TM-D700 fire up issue

 

I neveruse thepowersupply to power on/offense radio, many because of power supplyspikesat startup. That can damage a radio. Use radio power on button, that's what it's for! Just my$0.02


TM-D700 fire up issue

Gundolf
 

Hello, 
I own a TM-D700 for long time. I always keep the unit switched on. Switch off will be taken place by power supply. When I switch PS back on, in the past the TM-D700 came up again. Now, suddenly,  it will not power up. I have to manually switch it on. Then it fires up.
Does anybody have any idea what causes this issue? 
Thank you for any help.

73 de 
DF8FS, Gundolf


Re: Wanted D-700A Control Head

 

RC-350 sent in error it is RC-2000 sorry

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Wanted D-700A Control Head

Dave, W8AAS
 

Check the software download page on the Kenwood web site.  If they have new firmware for your radio, just follow the instructions they have (also on that page) to install it.  Basically, just connect a Windows computer to your radio and run the installer program.  Kenwood makes it easy.


Re: Wanted D-700A Control Head

Mike VE3YF <mike@...>
 

Ron:

I think I would have a better chance finding a D700 Control Head than the RC-2000 Control Head. I am not sure where you heard of a RC-350 Control Head.
--

73 De Mike
VE3YF


Re: Wanted D-700A Control Head

 

RC-350 (?) Control head from Kenwood is compatible, it's the control head for the B2000


Re: Wanted D-700A Control Head

Bob Myers
 

How does one go about updating firmware, if it is indeed out of date?


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.

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