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Re: APRS Problem

Herb
 

OK first things first. UIDIGI should NOT contain RELAY.

UIDIGI should be blank or a term that you want your radio to respond to
during the few times when you have it set for digipeating. In my case, I
like to use the suffix of my call sign which in my case is UVC. That way I
can keep my D700 set for always digipeating but only I know the path that
will trigger it making it my personal digipeater. You do not want to
normally set UIDIGI to digipeat either WIDE1-1 or WIDE2-2, since that would
cause your D700 to digipeat every station that it hears. Not normally a
good thing since it may overload your local RF network.

Keep in mind that the UIDIGI setting has nothing to do with transmitting
your location. It is only a term that will cause your D700 to respond to
whatever path/term is listed in there, if, and only if, the digipeater
function is set.

Now for your real problem. I would suspect from your comments that your
squelch control for your APRS channel is set too low. Your D700 will NOT
transmit until it finds a quiet spot on the frequency. So, if the squelch
is set wide open, then the radio will always hear something and it will
never transmit. So, turn the squelch control up higher than your normal
background noise in your area. I have to keep watching my own setting since
it is easy to turn it down (open squelch) when you adjust your volume knob.

If that does not solve your problem, then turn the BCON off and back on
while watching your signal bar. It should go up as the radio transmits and
you should see MY POS when the radio hears its signal coming back from your
network.

Let us know how you make out,

Herb, KB7UVC
NW APRS Group, West Sound Coordinator
Our WEB Site: http://www.nwaprs.info

-----Original Message-----
From: TMD700A@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TMD700A@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf
Of B.R
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 8:58 AM
To: TMD700A@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] Re:APRS Problem


OK, I just checked the path and that says WIDE1-1 and
WIDE2-2. I also noticed that under the UIDIGI setting
it says RELAY. This doesn't sound right to me for some
reason. I have also noticed that I am not recieving as
many stations as I used to. TNC,BCON and APRS are all
on the screen but I have also noticed that when the
radio beacons it no longer says MY POS on the screen.
I am in Iowa and I know there is a digipeater locally
but I'm not totally sure that the path I have is
right. Any more input would help--Thanks


Re: APRS Problem

Jason D. Triolo <jasonacg@...>
 

You said that TNC, APRS, and BCON are on. What about GPS? If GPS is
flashing, then you are getting valid GPS data from your receiver. If not,
and your GPS data is missing or invalid (say, 0.000N/0.000W, for example),
the packets may not get processed. Check your GPS data by holding [Func]
for one second, then press POS. See what's there.

The UIDIGI is not too important at this point, assuming you are not using
your own unit as a digipeater. To do so as a mobile station is not common.

The use of WIDE2-2 as your path is probably the most widely accepted in
North America. You are okay using WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2. Doing so will make use
of any local "fill-in" digis that may be in your area. There are some
other specialized paths that may be used regionally, but let's get the
basics working first.

Do you know how close you are to your closest digipeater?

73 de Jason, KD4ACG


motastro1@yahoo.com wrote:
OK, I just checked the path and that says WIDE1-1 and
WIDE2-2. I also noticed that under the UIDIGI setting
it says RELAY. This doesn't sound right to me for some
reason. I have also noticed that I am not recieving as
many stations as I used to. TNC,BCON and APRS are all
on the screen but I have also noticed that when the
radio beacons it no longer says MY POS on the screen.
I am in Iowa and I know there is a digipeater locally
but I'm not totally sure that the path I have is
right. Any more input would help--Thanks



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Re: APRS Problem

B.R <motastro1@...>
 

OK, I just checked the path and that says WIDE1-1 and
WIDE2-2. I also noticed that under the UIDIGI setting
it says RELAY. This doesn't sound right to me for some
reason. I have also noticed that I am not recieving as
many stations as I used to. TNC,BCON and APRS are all
on the screen but I have also noticed that when the
radio beacons it no longer says MY POS on the screen.
I am in Iowa and I know there is a digipeater locally
but I'm not totally sure that the path I have is
right. Any more input would help--Thanks



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Re: APRS Problem

 

Yes check your PATH here in Connecticut we use WIDE1-1, or CT2-2 Please DO NOT use RELAY.......

TNX Ron - K1VSC



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Re: APRS Problem

Jason
 

Make sure the Beacon is flashing as well. You have to turn this on.
BCON if I remember correctly. Then it should transmit your position at
the interval that you indicated.

Hope that helps.

Jason
N9MSM

--- In TMD700A@yahoogroups.com, "B.R." <motastro1@...> wrote:

I have some sort of problem with my D-700. I have a GPS unit hooked
up
to it and the settings are correct but I am not showing up on any of
the APRS websites like FindU. The GPS icon is flashing so I assume
that
it is working. Any suggestions how to verify that it is working for
sure? Any help is appreciated.--Thanks


Re: APRS Problem

Amir K9CHP <sarlabs@...>
 

The GPS flashing means that the D700 is receiving data from your GPS. Which
is good, but that does not mean it is transmitting APRS.

Is your D700 in APRS mode or in packet mode? You need to be in APRS mode.
One way t know is whether you are receiving APRS data and it is displayed on
your screen.
Try transmitting manually by pressing the beacon button twice, do that when
the frequency is clear. Did you receive the acknowledgement as in "my
position" on the screen?

Do you know how far you are from the nearest digi-repeater? Are you within
line of sight more or less.



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From: TMD700A@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TMD700A@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
B.R.
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 2:35 AM
To: TMD700A@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [TMD700A] APRS Problem

I have some sort of problem with my D-700. I have a GPS unit hooked up
to it and the settings are correct but I am not showing up on any of
the APRS websites like FindU. The GPS icon is flashing so I assume that
it is working. Any suggestions how to verify that it is working for
sure? Any help is appreciated.--Thanks


Re: APRS Problem

Robert Gould
 

First check to see if your path is correct. Every area is a little different. Wide2-2 shoudl work but check with guys in your area for the correct settings.

Bob
N1WJO-14

"B.R." <motastro1@yahoo.com> wrote:
I have some sort of problem with my D-700. I have a GPS unit hooked up
to it and the settings are correct but I am not showing up on any of
the APRS websites like FindU. The GPS icon is flashing so I assume that
it is working. Any suggestions how to verify that it is working for
sure? Any help is appreciated.--Thanks






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APRS Problem

B.R. <motastro1@...>
 

I have some sort of problem with my D-700. I have a GPS unit hooked up
to it and the settings are correct but I am not showing up on any of
the APRS websites like FindU. The GPS icon is flashing so I assume that
it is working. Any suggestions how to verify that it is working for
sure? Any help is appreciated.--Thanks


Re: Computer Cable

py2xb@...
 

Chip, it is a regular "Modem cable" or "straight cable". The one people
use to use with external (US robotics for instance) modens for PCs few
years ago, to access internet. If you have any gender issue or DB9-DB25
issue, use an adapter. Radio Shack should have the cable and adapters if
it is the case Fred PY2XB

I'm looking for a computer cable to go to the TM-D700A. This seems
like it should be easy, but it's proving more challenging then I
though it would be. I need it to be female on both ends. What is a
"null modem" cable? Will that do? The owners manual talks about a
"straight cable", which I think I can decipher, I just don't know if
it's the same as a "null modem" cable.


-- Chip
new email: n1mie@ct.metrocast.com









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Re: Computer Cable

Jason
 

It is a Male Connector. The way I remember is if I can see the pins,
it is male, if I can't see the pins, just a hole, it is female.

I use a usb adapter that is Male and the Radio is Male. So I need a
Female to Female DB9 Connector.

--- In TMD700A@yahoogroups.com, "Rod,VE1BSK" <rodpadmore@...> wrote:

I understand that the serial port on the D700 is actually a
female connecter, the gender being determined by the shell, not the
9 pins and sockets , hence the purist would say the cable will need a
male connection at the D700 end.
I recently found that a cable with male ends did not work when
attached to my D700 but an ordinary male-female with male-male gender
bender did work so I have been meaning to test the pins to see if the
results are the same or is there a deceptive "cross over" factor
that makes them different (or did I just have a faulty male-male
cable). If there is a difference, this would be an appropriate
occasion to point out the difference. Could someone clarify this,
please, and forgive me for being lazy and not doing the test myself.
73 de Rod,VE1BSK.
----- Original Message -----
From: Jason Rasmussen
To: TMD700A@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2007 9:21 PM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] Computer Cable


There are a fair amount of db9 serial "female to female" cables
on ebay if you care to take that route.

Jason

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Re: Computer Cable

Rod,VE1BSK
 

I understand that the serial port on the D700 is actually a female connecter, the gender being determined by the shell, not the 9 pins and sockets , hence the purist would say the cable will need a male connection at the D700 end.
I recently found that a cable with male ends did not work when attached to my D700 but an ordinary male-female with male-male gender bender did work so I have been meaning to test the pins to see if the results are the same or is there a deceptive "cross over" factor that makes them different (or did I just have a faulty male-male cable). If there is a difference, this would be an appropriate occasion to point out the difference. Could someone clarify this, please, and forgive me for being lazy and not doing the test myself.
73 de Rod,VE1BSK.

----- Original Message -----
From: Jason Rasmussen
To: TMD700A@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2007 9:21 PM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] Computer Cable


There are a fair amount of db9 serial "female to female" cables on ebay if you care to take that route.

Jason


Re: Computer Cable

Chip G. <n1mie@...>
 

On Mar 3, 2007, at 20:33, Jason wrote:

The transmit and receive lines are crosslinked.
That was the piece I needed. I knew it was different in my heart, but was having trouble getting it all worked out.

I found a place that sold them, and I ordered one. I may drift by RS tomorrow and pick up one anyway if I get a chance (depends if I make a second trip since they aren't open when I make my normal Sunday trip out).


73,
--de Chip (N1MIE/AE) FN41bn


Re: Computer Cable

Herb
 

Yes, these are hard to find but here is a web site for a nice ready made
cable at very reasonable price.

http://www.argentdata.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=25

Make sure you get the straight through cable and not the configuration cable
which is a null modem cable. A null modem cable switches a couple of the
wires between the ends.

Herb, KB7UVC
NW APRS Group, West Sound Coordinator
Our WEB Site: http://www.nwaprs.info

-----Original Message-----
From: TMD700A@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TMD700A@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf
Of Chip G.
Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2007 5:14 PM
To: tmd700a@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [TMD700A] Computer Cable


I'm looking for a computer cable to go to the TM-D700A. This seems
like it should be easy, but it's proving more challenging then I
though it would be. I need it to be female on both ends. What is a
"null modem" cable? Will that do? The owners manual talks about a
"straight cable", which I think I can decipher, I just don't know if
it's the same as a "null modem" cable.


-- Chip
new email: n1mie@ct.metrocast.com


Re: Computer Cable

Jason
 

Null modems are used for file transfer between computers, PCanywhere
uses this, or remote operation for connecting to remote systems via a
modem. The transmit and receive lines are crosslinked.

Straight through is like its name. Pin 1 goes to Pin 1, Pin 2 goes to
pin 2.

I bought mine at Radio Shack for around $15.

Hope that helps.

Jason
N9MSM

--- In TMD700A@yahoogroups.com, "Chip G." <n1mie@...> wrote:

I'm looking for a computer cable to go to the TM-D700A. This seems
like it should be easy, but it's proving more challenging then I
though it would be. I need it to be female on both ends. What is a
"null modem" cable? Will that do? The owners manual talks about a
"straight cable", which I think I can decipher, I just don't know if
it's the same as a "null modem" cable.


-- Chip
new email: n1mie@...




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Re: Computer Cable

Randy Pierce
 

Chip,

I bought mine at the local radio shack. Don't remember how much it was.
Hope that helps a little.

Randy

----- Original Message ----
From: Chip G. <n1mie@ct.metrocast.net>
To: tmd700a@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, March 3, 2007 7:13:33 PM
Subject: [TMD700A] Computer Cable

I'm looking for a computer cable to go to the TM-D700A. This seems
like it should be easy, but it's proving more challenging then I
though it would be. I need it to be female on both ends. What is a
"null modem" cable? Will that do? The owners manual talks about a
"straight cable", which I think I can decipher, I just don't know if
it's the same as a "null modem" cable.

-- Chip
new email: n1mie@ct.metrocast. com








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Re: Computer Cable

Jason Rasmussen <jmrasmussen@...>
 

There are a fair amount of db9 serial "female to female" cables on ebay if you care to take that route.

Jason


Re: Computer Cable

KF4YMJ <kf4ymj@...>
 

Chip

You definately do not want a null modem cable. You need a straight through serial cable and if you cannot find one on the internet female to female buy a gender bender.

----- Original Message -----
From: Chip G.
To: tmd700a@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2007 8:13 PM
Subject: [TMD700A] Computer Cable


I'm looking for a computer cable to go to the TM-D700A. This seems
like it should be easy, but it's proving more challenging then I
though it would be. I need it to be female on both ends. What is a
"null modem" cable? Will that do? The owners manual talks about a
"straight cable", which I think I can decipher, I just don't know if
it's the same as a "null modem" cable.

-- Chip
new email: n1mie@ct.metrocast.com


Computer Cable

Chip G. <n1mie@...>
 

I'm looking for a computer cable to go to the TM-D700A. This seems
like it should be easy, but it's proving more challenging then I
though it would be. I need it to be female on both ends. What is a
"null modem" cable? Will that do? The owners manual talks about a
"straight cable", which I think I can decipher, I just don't know if
it's the same as a "null modem" cable.


-- Chip
new email: n1mie@ct.metrocast.com


Re: Programming Software

hardlyevrhom
 

not only can you receive on the 222 band, but if you can hear a 222
band packet station you can going into TNC Packet mode and then
packet monitor and watch/read the packet traffic.

Kurt
KC8RWD

--- In TMD700A@yahoogroups.com, "n2mu_1" <hmlong@...> wrote:

Hold on a second - The TMD700 does receive 220Mhz, "on the left
side."
The sensitivity is pretty good too...
Hank N2MU ...-.- ..


--- In TMD700A@yahoogroups.com, John K9IJ <k9ij@> wrote:

At 06:46 PM 2/26/2007, you wrote:
Is there a specific help or read me file for the programming
software
for D700 available?
The MCD-700 programming software (free) from Kenwood includes a
built in
help file.

Also does the D700 receive in the 220mhz ham band?
The D700 does NOT receive in the 220mhz band.

73
John - K9IJ

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k9ij@
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Re: Why Limited 900 MHz Reception?

Justin L. Ogden <n3thc@...>
 

Maybe someday that will change. Keep in mind this radio was designed in
1999/2000. Analog was still very relavant then. There may be other
reasons, too. There is also a band blocked between 1213 and 1229. I
can't come up with much on this.

Justin

-----Original Message-----
From: TMD700A@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TMD700A@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of ke4rws
Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2007 10:19 AM
To: TMD700A@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [TMD700A] Re: Why Limited 900 MHz Reception?



Wow, that's really a shame an FCC legally allocated amateur band
would be blocked to prevent us from overhearing someone ordering a
pizza. Funny thing to have a ham radio and one of the ham radio bands
it covers are blocked. The ECPA of 1986 is very outdated,
as most current cell phones are digital and conversations can't be
heard. What a backwards enforcement method . . .

Randy

--- In TMD700A@yahoogroups <mailto:TMD700A%40yahoogroups.com> .com,
"Justin L. Ogden" <n3thc@...> wrote:

Some manufactures block the image frequency of the cellular band.
This
may be the case. If the image frequencies were not blocked, you
could
tune there and receive the cell phone call (with reduced sensivity
based
on the RF front end filters). That's my guess on why its blocked.

Justin
N3OG


-----Original Message-----
From: TMD700A@yahoogroups <mailto:TMD700A%40yahoogroups.com> .com
[mailto:TMD700A@yahoogroups <mailto:TMD700A%40yahoogroups.com> .com] On
Behalf
Of Jason D. Triolo
Sent: Friday, March 02, 2007 10:48 PM
To: TMD700A@yahoogroups <mailto:TMD700A%40yahoogroups.com> .com
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] Why Limited 900 MHz Reception?



ke4rws wrote:


Greetings everyone,

I realize sensitivity on the 900 MHz range is likely not great
but I
was wondering why Kenwood would have deliberately ommitted
reception
of
the 900 MHz band from 913-935 MHz? This is smack dab in the
middle of
a US allocated amateur band (33cm) so this makes no sense. I
notice
other models that offer 900 MHz reception don't have this block
(such
as the Kenwood TH-G71A). Again, the sensitivity isn't wonderful
but
does allow reception of most local 33cm repeaters in my area.
I wonder if some of it might be an extension of the cellular block.
I
know cell phones aren't there, but paging, for example, occupies
the
929-931 neighborhood, which might have been considered
questionable. And

I'm not sure where consumer 900MHz cordless phones fall within the
band.

I know it doesn't excuse the fact that they excluded a legal
amateur
band, but I can't think of any other reason.

Any other theories?

73 de Jason, KD4ACG







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