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Re: MICROPHONE ALTERNATIVE

Rick Giguere <rick@...>
 

I'm always "losing" the PTT switch from my hand.

It's too big and of poor quality.


Really the worst piece of the rig.


...Rick

On Tue, 17 Apr 2001 wcartercpa@... wrote:

Does anyone have trouble with size of mic? Hard to keep it keyed?
Is there other Mics that work on the D700 that have up dwn keys? I
wish the mic wasn't so large.

Bill



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Re: MIC Extension using network cable.

Rick Giguere <rick@...>
 

I made my own because I needed very short extensions, so I can't help you
there.

I tossed a mental coin and decided that I'd probably pick up less with the
short home-brews than with all that extra factory-made coiled up
someplace.


...Rick

On Tue, 17 Apr 2001 mfernand@... wrote:

Hi. I have had a TMD700 in hand for about 5 days. I'm looking to
install it in an extended (big 'ol RAM 1500). My question: Is there a
length limit for the mic cable? Actually, is there a length limit for
any of the cables (control head)??? BTW - I did not notice anything
in the posts referencing length limits for these home-brew
extensions. Comments?

Honestly, since reading through some of the problems, I'm almost
tempted to pay the $70 just to get the shielded stuff. I don't know
what noise is present in my "new" vehicle.

Thanks.

Manny Fernandez
N2ITR



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Re: MICROPHONE ALTERNATIVE

Dave Hadler
 

There are two Mics that plug straight into this rig. The MC-53DM and the MC-45DM. One is the standard fat mic and the other is the older slim mic that kenwood always used to use on their rigs. The slim one is full DTMF, works well and if anything is a little too sensitive. Unfortunately my dealer couldn't supply one with my rig so I had to go out and get one. For readers outside the USA (yes there are some of us) the fat mic that people are complaining about is only supplied to some markets - the USA being one. All other markets get the slim mic but not always the DTMF model.

Cheers from ZL land - last stop before the penguins :-)

Dave
ZL3TRX


From: wcartercpa@...
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To: TMD700A@...
Subject: [TMD700A] MICROPHONE ALTERNATIVE
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 16:01:44 -0000

Does anyone have trouble with size of mic? Hard to keep it keyed?
Is there other Mics that work on the D700 that have up dwn keys? I
wish the mic wasn't so large.

Bill
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Re: MICROPHONE ALTERNATIVE

Tom N4NW
 

Bill,

Someone else mentioned removing the foam insert within the spring inside the mic under the PTT bar. Myself and another ham have found that you can remove the foam AND the spring. The caution is that without the spring the weight of the mic is sufficient to key the PTT micro-switch (which has its own internal spring).

Therefore, should you decide to remove both the spring and the foam pad and you do not want your rig keying when you do not intend it to then make sure that you place the mic hanger in such a location that the PTT is clear and that you ALWAYS use the hanger when not using the mic.

I initially removed just the foam pad as suggested in another message - however, found that this still resulted in fatigue in my PTT finger on long commutes. Removing spring and pad make use of the MIC a simple task.

Now if there were a solution to the audio response of the DTMF mic all would be well with this part of the D700.

73's
N4NW

At 16:01 4/17/01 +0000, you wrote:
Does anyone have trouble with size of mic?  Hard to keep it keyed?
Is there other Mics that work on the D700 that have up dwn keys?  I
wish the mic wasn't so large.

Bill


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Re: MICROPHONE ALTERNATIVE

Marc D Smith <mdsmith@...>
 

The mic size doesn't really bother me. I did have a problem keeping it keyed. I read an article somewhere (or maybe it was on a web site) that said there was a little rubber / sponge inside the PTT button spring. So, I took my mic apart and removed the black piece of rubber / sponge. Once I removed it, the mic was a LOT easier to use and keep keyed. As a matter of fact, I don't think I have accidently unkeyed since!

Just some food for thought before you buy a different mic.



Marc

73, de kc8ort

At 04:01 PM 4/17/01 +0000, you wrote:
Does anyone have trouble with size of mic? Hard to keep it keyed?
Is there other Mics that work on the D700 that have up dwn keys? I
wish the mic wasn't so large.

Bill



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MICROPHONE ALTERNATIVE

wcartercpa@...
 

Does anyone have trouble with size of mic? Hard to keep it keyed?
Is there other Mics that work on the D700 that have up dwn keys? I
wish the mic wasn't so large.

Bill

MIC Extension using network cable.

mfernand@...
 

Hi. I have had a TMD700 in hand for about 5 days. I'm looking to
install it in an extended (big 'ol RAM 1500). My question: Is there a
length limit for the mic cable? Actually, is there a length limit for
any of the cables (control head)??? BTW - I did not notice anything
in the posts referencing length limits for these home-brew
extensions. Comments?

Honestly, since reading through some of the problems, I'm almost
tempted to pay the $70 just to get the shielded stuff. I don't know
what noise is present in my "new" vehicle.

Thanks.

Manny Fernandez
N2ITR

Re: MIC Extension using network cable.

n0hzn@...
 

I used cat 5 network cable to extend the mike cable and it has worked fine.
It's a relatively short piece. I ran it from under the passenger seat in a
Dodge Caravan to the center console in the dash, maybe 6 ft total. Very cheap
and works like a charm.

John - n0hzn

Re: Strange problem

Jean Pierre Magnan <incendie@...>
 

On 4/5/01 12:26 AM, "Dave Hadler" <dave_hadler@...> wrote:

Your GPS is probably displaying magnetic bearing and the D700 displaying
true bearing. Change your GPS to display TRUE unless your using it with a
compass. If this is the problem then I suspect you have never used your GPS
with a paper map to figure out where you are going:-)

Cheers Dave
Well, as many of you have pointed out, it was definitely the magnetic
bearing that was at fault. Actually, it was me who was at fault 8-))). And
as Dave also pointed out, I have never used my GPS with a paper map to
figure out where I was going. I did attend a compass & map class 15 years
ago but I really never had the chance to use what I had learn at the time.

After setting my GPS to show True North, everything is working as expected.

Now, if only I could find my way back to that road I saw a while back, I
could probably get home in time for supper !!! LOL

As always, thanks for your help and stay safe !

73 de VE2JPT

Jean-Pierre
________________________________
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VE2 JPT (Basic and 5 wpm)
Lieutenant, Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel VFD, Québec, Canada G0X 3J0
email: incendie@...
URL: http://famille_magnan.tripod.com (Go take a look -> Sorry it's in
french for now)

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But I love to share them 8-)

Re: Strange problem

Jean Pierre Magnan <incendie@...>
 

On 4/5/01 7:20 AM, "philip yanov" <phil@...> wrote:

Could the course deviation be explained by the difference between magnetic
north and true north?  I seem to remember my Garmin allows me to choose
which north I want.  My Garmins do not seem to be Daylight Savings Time
aware, (nor is the D700) I have to adjust them myself. So for a couple of
days each year I think about setting everything to UTC.

-philip, K4PJY
UTC-4 (for now.)

Deviation: That would make sense. I didn’t think about  this one before.  I’ll take a look and I’ll let you know.

As far as setting everything to UTC, that also makes sense. And since my car clock is always set to the correct local time, I do not have to rely on my GPS clock to arrive on time for my appointments !!! I’ll think about this one also...

Stay safe !

73 de VE2JPT

Jean-Pierre
________________________________
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VE2 JPT (Basic and 5 wpm)
Lieutenant, Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel VFD,  Québec,  Canada   G0X 3J0
email: incendie@...
URL: http://famille_magnan.tripod.com (Go take a look -> Sorry it's in french for now)

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Re: Strange problem

philip yanov <phil@...>
 

Could the course deviation be explained by the difference between magnetic
north and true north? I seem to remember my Garmin allows me to choose
which north I want. My Garmins do not seem to be Daylight Savings Time
aware, (nor is the D700) I have to adjust them myself. So for a couple of
days each year I think about setting everything to UTC.

-philip, K4PJY
UTC-4 (for now.)


Message: 4
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2001 22:05:25 -0400
From: Jean Pierre Magnan <incendie@...>
Subject: Strange problem

I have finally hooked up my Garmin II+ to my rig earlier this week.
Everything works just perfectly except for a slight difference (20 degrees)
in the direction I am going (bearing). For example, when I'm coming home,
the bearing is 60 deg (east of course). On my TM-D700, it shows 40 degrees.
Everywhere I go, the TM-D700 will show 20 degrees less than my GPS.

I have tried to figure this on out but I can't. Has it happened to someone
else on the list ?

Also, this one is off topic but I thought I ask anyway. How do I get my
Garmin II+ to compensate for the daylight saving time ? I tried to find a
way in the menus but I didn't see it. I thought of changing my time zone but
it just doesn't seem the right solution. Any idea out there ?

Stay safe !

73 de VE2JPT

Jean-Pierre
________________________________
Jean-Pierre Magnan
VE2 JPT (Basic and 5 wpm)
Lieutenant, Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel VFD, Qu�bec, Canada G0X 3J0
email: incendie@...
URL: http://famille_magnan.tripod.com (Go take a look -> Sorry it's in
french for now)

Re: Strange problem

Dave Hadler
 

Your GPS is probably displaying magnetic bearing and the D700 displaying true bearing. Change your GPS to display TRUE unless your using it with a compass. If this is the problem then I suspect you have never used your GPS with a paper map to figure out where you are going:-)

Cheers Dave



From: Jean Pierre Magnan <incendie@...>
Reply-To: TMD700A@...
To: <TMD700A@...>
Subject: [TMD700A] Strange problem
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2001 22:05:25 -0400

I have finally hooked up my Garmin II+ to my rig earlier this week.
Everything works just perfectly except for a slight difference (20 degrees)
in the direction I am going (bearing). For example, when I'm coming home,
the bearing is 60 deg (east of course). On my TM-D700, it shows 40 degrees.
Everywhere I go, the TM-D700 will show 20 degrees less than my GPS.

I have tried to figure this on out but I can't. Has it happened to someone
else on the list ?

Also, this one is off topic but I thought I ask anyway. How do I get my
Garmin II+ to compensate for the daylight saving time ? I tried to find a
way in the menus but I didn't see it. I thought of changing my time zone but
it just doesn't seem the right solution. Any idea out there ?

Stay safe !

73 de VE2JPT

Jean-Pierre
________________________________
Jean-Pierre Magnan
VE2 JPT (Basic and 5 wpm)
Lieutenant, Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel VFD, Qu�bec, Canada G0X 3J0
email: incendie@...
URL: http://famille_magnan.tripod.com (Go take a look -> Sorry it's in
french for now)

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But I love to share them 8-)
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Strange problem

Jean Pierre Magnan <incendie@...>
 

I have finally hooked up my Garmin II+ to my rig earlier this week.
Everything works just perfectly except for a slight difference (20 degrees)
in the direction I am going (bearing). For example, when I'm coming home,
the bearing is 60 deg (east of course). On my TM-D700, it shows 40 degrees.
Everywhere I go, the TM-D700 will show 20 degrees less than my GPS.

I have tried to figure this on out but I can't. Has it happened to someone
else on the list ?

Also, this one is off topic but I thought I ask anyway. How do I get my
Garmin II+ to compensate for the daylight saving time ? I tried to find a
way in the menus but I didn't see it. I thought of changing my time zone but
it just doesn't seem the right solution. Any idea out there ?

Stay safe !

73 de VE2JPT

Jean-Pierre
________________________________
Jean-Pierre Magnan
VE2 JPT (Basic and 5 wpm)
Lieutenant, Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel VFD, Québec, Canada G0X 3J0
email: incendie@...
URL: http://famille_magnan.tripod.com (Go take a look -> Sorry it's in
french for now)

The opinions expressed above are mine, all mine.
But I love to share them 8-)

Re: Digest Number 232

hasan schiers <schiers@...>
 

Bob,

Any tnc inititalization file is going to be closely tied to the software you
are using. There is no "generic" initialization that will work with every
piece of software you use, whether it be a terminal program (although those
would be fairly similar), or a full blown aprs program.

The initthd7tnc file I have is for APRS+SA....I have no idea what it might
do (or totally screw up) for you, so I'm not sending it, unless you are
using it with APRS+SA. (In which case you should have it already, as it
comes with aprs+sa.

I only caught the fragment of your comments...not the thread, but when I saw
that filename/extension it caught my eye. Make sure you're using the right
file for the right purpose or you could really get confused. (I know, I've
been there <grin>). Good luck. 73


hasan schiers, N�AN
schiers@...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Brandel" <rbrandel@...>
To: <TMD700A@...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 8:10 PM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] Digest Number 232


This is the second reference to a "INITTHD7.TNC" file, please email
it to me or give me a web site to get it from, is this part of the
aprspc software?? What software are you using when you use the TNC
functions of the D7/D700... For my normal packet usage I use a KAM
with a Yaesu mobile in base config and have used the D700 with
hyperterm also.
--
Bob Brandel
Sr Engineer
EE, MS, RCDD
Owner, LWS

(540)785-9334
Cell (571)213-2790


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Re: Garmin GPS3+ verses Etrex Vista

philip yanov <phil@...>
 

I don't know if the Vista has two way NMEA, but I doubt it. You can
probably check this out on the Garmin website. I would download the manual
and read it. The patch antenna in the Vista will be significantly less
sensitive than the antenna for the GPS III+. I have a GPS III+ and etrex
and my etrex has a far more difficult time locking in on satellites in
difficult situations. (e.g. around tall buildings, in an airplane, even in
a vehicle.) For use with a mobile D700, I would recommend the versatility
of the III+ over the etrex line.

Message: 1
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2001 17:20:50 -0000
From: rtrimbach@...
Subject: Garmin GPS3+ verses Etrex Vista

I'm planning on purchasing a new Garmin Etrex Vista and I'm wondering
if this should show waypoints like the III+. The Vista is a new unit
that has mapping, 24MB, etc. I understand that the Street Pilot does
not accept waypoints from the TMD700 but the III+ does.

Hopefully someone might have an opinion on whether this will work.
TIA.

Re: aprs w/laptop

beachgeek1@...
 

Well, I tried this and am still having trouble. How do I send my beacons with
the radio in the packet mode as opposed to the APRS mode?
Thanks for the help.
Dan

Re: Digest Number 232

Bob Brandel <rbrandel@...>
 

This is the second reference to a "INITTHD7.TNC" file, please email it to me or give me a web site to get it from, is this part of the aprspc software?? What software are you using when you use the TNC functions of the D7/D700... For my normal packet usage I use a KAM with a Yaesu mobile in base config and have used the D700 with hyperterm also.
--
Bob Brandel
Sr Engineer
EE, MS, RCDD
Owner, LWS

(540)785-9334
Cell (571)213-2790

Re: aprs w/laptop

beachgeek1@...
 

Thanks for the help. Now all I have to do is figure all that out. I'm pretty
much a novice at all this.
Dan

Re: aprs w/laptop

Chuck Beams <chuckbeams@...>
 

You need to set the tnc on the 700 into "packet" mode...not "aprs".  Use the INITTHD7.TNC file for TNC configuration.  Put
your Port 1, on the Main tab of Setup into "MODE7" which is the Kenwood TH-D7/TM-D700 mode to get GPS data from the Radio into APRS+SA.
 
73's
Chuck Beams
KG4EER---Tuscaloosa, AL
 

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 12:04 AM
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] aprs w/laptop

I need some help please. I am trying to run APRS on my 700 with a laptop to
watch others. I am using a Gamin III+, APRS + SA. How do I do it? When I set
the 700 to beacon, data seems to stop going to the laptop. If I turn beacon
off, the laptop works finn. Help!
  

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Re: aprs w/laptop

beachgeek1@...
 

I need some help please. I am trying to run APRS on my 700 with a laptop to
watch others. I am using a Gamin III+, APRS + SA. How do I do it? When I set
the 700 to beacon, data seems to stop going to the laptop. If I turn beacon
off, the laptop works finn. Help!