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Re: TM-D700A Firmware update/upgrades - SkyCommand

ESvalland <n2jhj@...>
 

Bill,

 Thanks for the link and info. Well versed in the site as I have a TM-V7A (yes it still works!) and a TH-D72A for a few years. Used to check it frequently for updates before joining the TH-D72 yahoo group. Revisited the site to download the programming software that was used to update the memory channels on the D700A.


v/r,

 Eric

N2JHJ


On 5/10/2016 6:24 PM, WD8ARZ wd8arz@... [TMD700A] wrote:
 

Eric, you can check for firmware / software versions / updates at Kenwoods web site: 
http://www.kenwood.com/i/products/info/amateur/software_download.html

No updates are listed for this radio. But it was an excellent question to ask about. It is a great radio as is.

Dont forget to explore Kenwoods SkyCommand feature that the TMD-700AG radio does support. Interface it to a Kenwood HF radio such as the TS-480HX that runs 200 watts on hf, and with the Kenwood TH-D7AG or TH-D72AG walkie talkies, you can do HF with your HT. Great for emergency support and  load of fun just to take a walk and check into a twenty meter usb net control station as a pedestrian mobile. This is NOT cross-banding .... the HT will have remote control of the hf radio with a lot of its feature. Change modes, bands, frequency etc etc all from the HT, and no computer is require. You can even turn the hf rig on and off.

73 from Bill - 

     South Bend, Indiana
On 5/10/2016 5:39 PM, n2jhj@... [TMD700A] wrote:
I just cleaned off the dust of a D700A that's been sitting in our Search and Rescue team trailer for years. The individual who programmed it left the team long before I joined. Using the programming software from Kenwood, I was able to update the memory channels with current repeaters in the area. I've searched the internet for a couple of hours and have come away empty handed in locating any information on firmware update/upgrades. Do they exist? If so, can someone kindly point me in the proper direction. Thank you in advance! v/r, Eric N2JHJ


Re: TM-D700A Firmware update/upgrades?

ESvalland <n2jhj@...>
 

Dave,

 Thanks for the quick reply!


v/r,

 Eric


On 5/10/2016 5:55 PM, David Flood davidf4@... [TMD700A] wrote:
 
Short answer - no.  The D700 was never designed to have any firmware upgrades.

The only thing that someone might be able to build, using the Service Manual documentation, would be a replacement TNC mini-card but nobody has even hinted at that either.  So the D700 is what it is...no more, no less...

Dave
KD7MYC

-----Original Message-----
From: "n2jhj@... [TMD700A]"
Sent: May 10, 2016 2:39 PM
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: [TMD700A] TM-D700A Firmware update/upgrades?

. Do they exist?


Re: TM-D700A Firmware update/upgrades - SkyCommand

WD8ARZ <wd8arz@...>
 

Eric, you can check for firmware / software versions / updates at Kenwoods web site: 
http://www.kenwood.com/i/products/info/amateur/software_download.html

No updates are listed for this radio. But it was an excellent question to ask about. It is a great radio as is.

Dont forget to explore Kenwoods SkyCommand feature that the TMD-700AG radio does support. Interface it to a Kenwood HF radio such as the TS-480HX that runs 200 watts on hf, and with the Kenwood TH-D7AG or TH-D72AG walkie talkies, you can do HF with your HT. Great for emergency support and  load of fun just to take a walk and check into a twenty meter usb net control station as a pedestrian mobile. This is NOT cross-banding .... the HT will have remote control of the hf radio with a lot of its feature. Change modes, bands, frequency etc etc all from the HT, and no computer is require. You can even turn the hf rig on and off.

73 from Bill - 

     South Bend, Indiana
On 5/10/2016 5:39 PM, n2jhj@... [TMD700A] wrote:

I just cleaned off the dust of a D700A that's been sitting in our Search and Rescue team trailer for years. The individual who programmed it left the team long before I joined. Using the programming software from Kenwood, I was able to update the memory channels with current repeaters in the area. I've searched the internet for a couple of hours and have come away empty handed in locating any information on firmware update/upgrades. Do they exist? If so, can someone kindly point me in the proper direction. Thank you in advance! v/r, Eric N2JHJ


Re: TM-D700A Firmware update/upgrades?

David Flood
 

Short answer - no.  The D700 was never designed to have any firmware upgrades.

The only thing that someone might be able to build, using the Service Manual documentation, would be a replacement TNC mini-card but nobody has even hinted at that either.  So the D700 is what it is...no more, no less...

Dave
KD7MYC

-----Original Message-----
From: "n2jhj@... [TMD700A]"
Sent: May 10, 2016 2:39 PM
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: [TMD700A] TM-D700A Firmware update/upgrades?

. Do they exist?


TM-D700A Firmware update/upgrades?

n2jhj@...
 

I just cleaned off the dust of a D700A that's been sitting in our Search and Rescue team trailer for years. The individual who programmed it left the team long before I joined. Using the programming software from Kenwood, I was able to update the memory channels with current repeaters in the area. I've searched the internet for a couple of hours and have come away empty handed in locating any information on firmware update/upgrades. Do they exist? If so, can someone kindly point me in the proper direction. Thank you in advance!

v/r,
 Eric
N2JHJ



Re: 700 UHF output module

rf_specialists
 

I think this is what you are looking for.

https://www.rfparts.com/m57788mr.html

73, Fanis
SV1BGM


To: TMD700A@...
From: TMD700A@...
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 07:48:02 -0700
Subject: [TMD700A] 700 UHF output module



Does anyone know of or have  a UHF Module M57788MR or a cross part number for the module
any other suggestions to get the UHF side back working it is txing just no power out have full drive level to module. Help

Thanks
KB2AHZ


700 UHF output module

Chuckk KB2AHZ
 

Does anyone know of or have  a UHF Module M57788MR or a cross part number for the module
any other suggestions to get the UHF side back working it is txing just no power out have full drive level to module. Help

Thanks
KB2AHZ


Re: Icom IC 7850 & Flex 6300 for sale.,,.

Benny D. Miller Jr.
 

Dave,

 

Just a follow up with PayPal. They DO NOT have an ESCROW AGENT. Some folks have been known to try, and have you pay a PayPal Escrow Agent to hold your money, they will hold it till they get their hands on it and it is gone.

 

 

From: TMD700A@... [mailto:TMD700A@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2016 12:21 PM
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] Icom IC 7850 & Flex 6300 for sale.,,.

 

 

Dave,

 

I have bought and sold thousands of dollars worth of radio equipment online.  Most of my results have been very good. Most hams are honest, but we do have these scammers floating around who probably aren't even hams, who are scamming among us. Be careful and never use oddball payment methods. No Western Union, Bank Transfers etc. PayPal can and will protect you should a sale go badly.

 

First though, go to qrz.com and educate yourself.

 

Steve KA9MOT


"One man with courage makes a majority." ~  Andrew Jackson

 

 

 

 

On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 11:12 AM, Dave Hightower dwhightowe@... [TMD700A] <TMD700A@...> wrote:

 

Steve,

 

Thanks for all that. I feel a little less naive now. 

 

-Dave


On Apr 6, 2016, at 8:52 AM, Steven KA9MOT ka9mot@... [TMD700A] <TMD700A@...> wrote:

 

Hi Dave,

For starters there is close to $20k worth of radios for sale for pennies 9n the dollar.
That's Red Flag number 1.

The user name of the Yahoo group member that posted this ad on multiple Yahoo Groups  and does not match the sellers name or callsign.

Red Flag number 2.

That was all I needed, to be suspicious.  The next step is a quick check of the callsign on QRZ.
We find that Dr. Bob's qrz account has been changed very recently (to change the email to the scammers email). We also see the the radios are listed as owned there, but are not pictured.

So, I don't want to accuse anybody without proof, so I called Dr. Bob this morning and confirmed that he does not have these radios for sale.

Go to qrz.com and look through the Ham to Ham references section as well as the Stolen Radios/Scams section.
Read the stickies,  they will teach you what to look for.

Steve KA9MOT

On Apr 6, 2016 10:43 AM, "Dave Hightower dwhightowe@... [TMD700A]" <TMD700A@...> wrote:

 

I'm new to the ham world. I don't know much about the items offered for sale, but I did do an FCC search on the call sign and got a hit that matched the name. What about this makes it look like a scam?


On Apr 6, 2016, at 12:49 AM, Steven KA9MOT ka9mot@... [TMD700A] <TMD700A@...> wrote:

 

We all know that this is probably a scammer, correct?

Steve KA9MOT

On Apr 6, 2016 2:36 AM, "larry_rj73@... [TMD700A]" <TMD700A@...> wrote:

 

FLex 6300

Flex 6500

 

Icom IC 7850

Icom IC 7600

 

Elecraft kx3

Elecraft K3/P3

 

Pls contact me with your offers.

Prices are very competitive.

 

 

73

K9FS

k9fs73@...

Dr. Bob Kieffer

,.

 

 


Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: Icom IC 7850 & Flex 6300 for sale.,,.

Bill Seward <bill.seward@...>
 

For me, it's that I've seen it with a number of other call signs on various other amateur related groups.  It started out with prices listed, now it's morphed to asking for offers.

Bill
KG4SAQ

On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 11:43 AM, Dave Hightower dwhightowe@... [TMD700A] <TMD700A@...> wrote:
 

I'm new to the ham world. I don't know much about the items offered for sale, but I did do an FCC search on the call sign and got a hit that matched the name. What about this makes it look like a scam?

On Apr 6, 2016, at 12:49 AM, Steven KA9MOT ka9mot@... [TMD700A] <TMD700A@...> wrote:

 

We all know that this is probably a scammer, correct?

Steve KA9MOT

On Apr 6, 2016 2:36 AM, "larry_rj73@... [TMD700A]" <TMD700A@...> wrote:
 

FLex 6300

Flex 6500


Icom IC 7850

Icom IC 7600


Elecraft kx3

Elecraft K3/P3


Pls contact me with your offers.

Prices are very competitive.



73

K9FS

k9fs73@...

Dr. Bob Kieffer

,.




Re: Icom IC 7850 & Flex 6300 for sale.,,.

Steven KA9MOT <ka9mot@...>
 

Dave,

I have bought and sold thousands of dollars worth of radio equipment online.  Most of my results have been very good. Most hams are honest, but we do have these scammers floating around who probably aren't even hams, who are scamming among us. Be careful and never use oddball payment methods. No Western Union, Bank Transfers etc. PayPal can and will protect you should a sale go badly.

First though, go to qrz.com and educate yourself.

Steve KA9MOT

"One man with courage makes a majority." ~  Andrew Jackson




On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 11:12 AM, Dave Hightower dwhightowe@... [TMD700A] <TMD700A@...> wrote:
 

Steve,

Thanks for all that. I feel a little less naive now. 

-Dave

On Apr 6, 2016, at 8:52 AM, Steven KA9MOT ka9mot@... [TMD700A] <TMD700A@...> wrote:

 

Hi Dave,

For starters there is close to $20k worth of radios for sale for pennies 9n the dollar.
That's Red Flag number 1.

The user name of the Yahoo group member that posted this ad on multiple Yahoo Groups  and does not match the sellers name or callsign.

Red Flag number 2.

That was all I needed, to be suspicious.  The next step is a quick check of the callsign on QRZ.
We find that Dr. Bob's qrz account has been changed very recently (to change the email to the scammers email). We also see the the radios are listed as owned there, but are not pictured.

So, I don't want to accuse anybody without proof, so I called Dr. Bob this morning and confirmed that he does not have these radios for sale.

Go to qrz.com and look through the Ham to Ham references section as well as the Stolen Radios/Scams section.
Read the stickies,  they will teach you what to look for.

Steve KA9MOT

On Apr 6, 2016 10:43 AM, "Dave Hightower dwhightowe@... [TMD700A]" <TMD700A@...> wrote:
 

I'm new to the ham world. I don't know much about the items offered for sale, but I did do an FCC search on the call sign and got a hit that matched the name. What about this makes it look like a scam?

On Apr 6, 2016, at 12:49 AM, Steven KA9MOT ka9mot@... [TMD700A] <TMD700A@...> wrote:

 

We all know that this is probably a scammer, correct?

Steve KA9MOT

On Apr 6, 2016 2:36 AM, "larry_rj73@... [TMD700A]" <TMD700A@...> wrote:
 

FLex 6300

Flex 6500


Icom IC 7850

Icom IC 7600


Elecraft kx3

Elecraft K3/P3


Pls contact me with your offers.

Prices are very competitive.



73

K9FS

k9fs73@...

Dr. Bob Kieffer

,.




Re: Icom IC 7850 & Flex 6300 for sale.,,.

David Hightower
 

Steve,

Thanks for all that. I feel a little less naive now. 

-Dave

On Apr 6, 2016, at 8:52 AM, Steven KA9MOT ka9mot@... [TMD700A] <TMD700A@...> wrote:

 

Hi Dave,

For starters there is close to $20k worth of radios for sale for pennies 9n the dollar.
That's Red Flag number 1.

The user name of the Yahoo group member that posted this ad on multiple Yahoo Groups  and does not match the sellers name or callsign.

Red Flag number 2.

That was all I needed, to be suspicious.  The next step is a quick check of the callsign on QRZ.
We find that Dr. Bob's qrz account has been changed very recently (to change the email to the scammers email). We also see the the radios are listed as owned there, but are not pictured.

So, I don't want to accuse anybody without proof, so I called Dr. Bob this morning and confirmed that he does not have these radios for sale.

Go to qrz.com and look through the Ham to Ham references section as well as the Stolen Radios/Scams section.
Read the stickies,  they will teach you what to look for.

Steve KA9MOT

On Apr 6, 2016 10:43 AM, "Dave Hightower dwhightowe@... [TMD700A]" <TMD700A@...> wrote:
 

I'm new to the ham world. I don't know much about the items offered for sale, but I did do an FCC search on the call sign and got a hit that matched the name. What about this makes it look like a scam?

On Apr 6, 2016, at 12:49 AM, Steven KA9MOT ka9mot@... [TMD700A] <TMD700A@...> wrote:

 

We all know that this is probably a scammer, correct?

Steve KA9MOT

On Apr 6, 2016 2:36 AM, "larry_rj73@... [TMD700A]" <TMD700A@...> wrote:
 

FLex 6300

Flex 6500


Icom IC 7850

Icom IC 7600


Elecraft kx3

Elecraft K3/P3


Pls contact me with your offers.

Prices are very competitive.



73

K9FS

k9fs73@...

Dr. Bob Kieffer

,.



Re: Icom IC 7850 & Flex 6300 for sale.,,.

Steven KA9MOT <ka9mot@...>
 

Hi Dave,

For starters there is close to $20k worth of radios for sale for pennies 9n the dollar.
That's Red Flag number 1.

The user name of the Yahoo group member that posted this ad on multiple Yahoo Groups  and does not match the sellers name or callsign.

Red Flag number 2.

That was all I needed, to be suspicious.  The next step is a quick check of the callsign on QRZ.
We find that Dr. Bob's qrz account has been changed very recently (to change the email to the scammers email). We also see the the radios are listed as owned there, but are not pictured.

So, I don't want to accuse anybody without proof, so I called Dr. Bob this morning and confirmed that he does not have these radios for sale.

Go to qrz.com and look through the Ham to Ham references section as well as the Stolen Radios/Scams section.
Read the stickies,  they will teach you what to look for.

Steve KA9MOT

On Apr 6, 2016 10:43 AM, "Dave Hightower dwhightowe@... [TMD700A]" <TMD700A@...> wrote:
 

I'm new to the ham world. I don't know much about the items offered for sale, but I did do an FCC search on the call sign and got a hit that matched the name. What about this makes it look like a scam?

On Apr 6, 2016, at 12:49 AM, Steven KA9MOT ka9mot@... [TMD700A] <TMD700A@...> wrote:

 

We all know that this is probably a scammer, correct?

Steve KA9MOT

On Apr 6, 2016 2:36 AM, "larry_rj73@... [TMD700A]" <TMD700A@...> wrote:
 

FLex 6300

Flex 6500


Icom IC 7850

Icom IC 7600


Elecraft kx3

Elecraft K3/P3


Pls contact me with your offers.

Prices are very competitive.



73

K9FS

k9fs73@...

Dr. Bob Kieffer

,.



Re: Icom IC 7850 & Flex 6300 for sale.,,.

David Hightower
 

I'm new to the ham world. I don't know much about the items offered for sale, but I did do an FCC search on the call sign and got a hit that matched the name. What about this makes it look like a scam?

On Apr 6, 2016, at 12:49 AM, Steven KA9MOT ka9mot@... [TMD700A] <TMD700A@...> wrote:

 

We all know that this is probably a scammer, correct?

Steve KA9MOT

On Apr 6, 2016 2:36 AM, "larry_rj73@... [TMD700A]" <TMD700A@...> wrote:
 

FLex 6300

Flex 6500


Icom IC 7850

Icom IC 7600


Elecraft kx3

Elecraft K3/P3


Pls contact me with your offers.

Prices are very competitive.



73

K9FS

k9fs73@...

Dr. Bob Kieffer

,.



Re: Icom IC 7850 & Flex 6300 for sale.,,.

Steven KA9MOT <ka9mot@...>
 

We all know that this is probably a scammer, correct?

Steve KA9MOT

On Apr 6, 2016 2:36 AM, "larry_rj73@... [TMD700A]" <TMD700A@...> wrote:
 

FLex 6300

Flex 6500


Icom IC 7850

Icom IC 7600


Elecraft kx3

Elecraft K3/P3


Pls contact me with your offers.

Prices are very competitive.



73

K9FS

k9fs73@...

Dr. Bob Kieffer

,.



Icom IC 7850 & Flex 6300 for sale.,,.

LARRY R JOHNSON
 

FLex 6300

Flex 6500


Icom IC 7850

Icom IC 7600


Elecraft kx3

Elecraft K3/P3


Pls contact me with your offers.

Prices are very competitive.



73

K9FS

k9fs73@...

Dr. Bob Kieffer

,.



Base / Mobile / Portable Operation Off RV Battery by WD8ARZ

WD8ARZ <wd8arz@...>
 

Here is my thinking on a ham radio station and other equipment on battery operation.

The battery system must have the capability to be operational 24 / 7 - Therefore  I dont rely on just commercial power source. Even though my vehicle has a standard engine twelve volt battery system, last thing I would want to happen is drain the vehicle battery and not be able to start the vehicle. Also draining a standard lead acid battery reduces the number of recharges it can do, and also shortens its life capacity. It is intended  for short term high current drain as in starting the vehicle.

RV batteries on the other hand are designed to provide twelve volts at lower current drain over a longer period of time and not to be damaged if the RV battery is over discharged. RV batteries shouldnt be used as a vehicle starting battery. That is why I put in a separate battery system to operate my TS-480HX ham gear in my vehicle. Battery system used for all the ham radio gear operation in the vehicle was duplicated for the home hf system. The FT-1000MP used next to my easy chair in the living room was reconfigured so it wasnt using its internal AC to DC power supply. That keeps that internal supply isolated but available if some future circumstances would need it .... where the radio goes that internal power supply of course goes with it.

To protect the battery and to charge it properly, I use a PG40S Power Gate that uses the Anderson Power Pole connector standard. Here is a link to identify this unit properly, but of course shop around for your best deal.
http://www.westmountainradio.com/product_info.php?products_id=pg40s
 
When a car or RV battery is not being charged, its operating voltage will drop from the alternator level of around 13/14 bolts to around 12+ something ... and after some use to start dropping below twelve volts. Some HF gear might not transmit clean audio when the source voltage drops much below twelve volts. Check out your own gear, as this is not always the case ...... Alternators Are Not Heavy Current Drain Capable Like Batteries, they are short duty cycle for heavy current drain charging.

That covers an external source to operate / charge an hf radio operation battery system.

However....
.... it is also important to pay attention to power distribution from the battery to the gear that is going to operate from that battery. RIGrunner utilizes a 13.8 VDC power panel with simple-to-use Anderson Powerpole connectors.... and these are the standard power connectors the ARRL recommends all amateur radio gear use. This allows compatibility among amateur equipment when used in the field and to be able to interface with other hams gear quickly and safely. There are several versions of the RIGrunner depending on how many connectors you want it to have to feed your expected gear load. I use this version: 40 amp 12 VDC continuous duty with 8 outlets with a sample link at: http://www.westmountainradio.com/rigrunner.php  and the manual is at:
http://www.westmountainradio.com/pdf/RRmanual.pdf


In the mobile I use another gadget that is not needed on the base system, an APO3. It protects the battery from starting transients, and from over draining the starting battery if it is being used for the ham gear.That is because a vehicle system has a risk that the base station does not. If a vehicle has a bad starting battery and your operating from that battery, when starting the vehicle the battery doesnt protect the ham gear from the starting transients the starter system could have, especially if that starting system is going bad. The APO3 is a black box designed to prevent a vehicle battery from being discharged and damaged by a DC load. Typically it is used to switch a radio transceiver off 10 minutes after the vehicle is shut off. The APO3 is designed for 12 volt vehicle electrical systems with negative ground. It can switch up to 20 amps and carry up to 30 amps. The shutdown voltage can be set to one of four pre-programmed voltages (11.8, 12.1, 12.7, 13.05 volts) using two DIP switches; the shutdown delay can be set to one of four pre-programmed times (0, 5, 10, 20 minutes). The device is housed in a sturdy ABS plastic case.  The APO3 is ideal for use with mobile APRS / AVL stations. It allows the radio to transmit a few position reports after the vehicle is shut off before turning off the radio and GPS. This reduces clutter on the APRS / AVL channel and prevents the vehicle battery from discharging.


Connect the transceiver right across the battery, fusing all radio cable leads. Check out the information about  connecting transmitters right to the battery as detailed by W1ZR.
http://www.westmountainradio.com/pdf/Emergency%20Power%20at%20W1ZR1.pdf

Previous mobile battery here was a GEL 70 a/Hr battery.
http://www.westmountainradio.com/product_info.php?products_id=M24SLDA

Replaced the 70 a/hr battery I used for 24/7 over the last six years with a 12 Volt Group 31 Gel AGM Werker Battery WKG12-100DT 100 a/hr from Batteriesplus. http://www.batteriesplus.com/product_search/39603-12Volt-Group-31-Gel-AGM-Werker-Battery-WKG12--100DT.aspx

Am considering a bit larger capacity battery for the base .... even thought about two six volt batteries hooked up in series. That way I could physically lift a 70 or 80 pound six volt battery and move it around. Limiting a 12 volt battery to that weight limits the capacity of the battery .... ugh

Well, that should cover how I operate full time from an RV battery be it the mobile or the base station.

73 from Bill - WD8ARZ


See my Geiger Counters Located in South Bend, Indiana at this
map ... my two stations are in the N.W. section of Indiana:
http://www.radiationnetwork.com/


Re: GMC install?

agcme2002
 

Some people need to remove face plates and other electronics every time they get out of the car.  Hard to do with permanent double-sided tape.  In some areas you can't even leave the bracket visible because the assumption is that the item that sits on the bracket is in the car (same thing for the suction cup ring on the windshield.)

However, there are velcro products from 3M that use the same adhesive as their VHB tape (this is the same tape that all-glass skyscrapers use to hold the windows to the building.)  It holds quite well even in bright sun over many years.


Re: GMC install?

Steven KA9MOT <ka9mot@...>
 

OK, That was Scotch brand not 3M. SOme deal. Awesome stuff.

Steve KA9MOT

"One man with courage makes a majority." ~  Andrew Jackson




On Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 3:51 PM, Steven KA9MOT <ka9mot@...> wrote:
Seriously? Velcro strips on the dash? Have we warped back into the 1980s? The sun shines on it, heats it up, the adhesive gives up the ghost and you have your expensive faceplate hanging by its control cable, plus a nasty, very hard to clean mess left behind.

Use 3M Double sided foam tape instead  It comes in a variety of sizes and it will not cry, "Uncle" the first tie the sun heats the dash up. It holds well and is easily removeable but is not reusable.  When removed it leaves no hard to remove adhesive behind.

I love the stuff and I always have a roll or two handy.


Steve KA9MOT

"One man with courage makes a majority." ~  Andrew Jackson




On Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 3:38 PM, n4mew@... [TMD700A] <TMD700A@...> wrote:
 

Well, there is plenty of room in the console of my '05 Chevy 2500 for both the transmitter of my '710 and another small radio as well. I mounted the head unit to the console via some doublesided velcro on a small piece of hardboard and used a short length of Cat 6 cable with a female to female connector to extend the mic. 10 g wire fused (both ground and positive) at the batteries under the hood thru an existing grommet under the dash for power, used same grommet hole to route the 8X coax out and back under the chassis to the antenna mount. I leave the USB/serial cable attached so all I need to do to program the 710 is pull up the plastic cup holder tray and connect up a laptop.

Mine is a 4 door model w/ a fiberglass topper. Mounted a 5/8 wave NMO mount dual band antenna on the topper on a metal bracket between the cab roof and the topper and grounded the bracket well.

Some have said the Cat cable causes issues w/ the mic but no problems reported here to date.

Hope there is similar room in the newer model console.
Mark / N4MEW
Mark@...

______________________________
>To: TMD700A@...
>From: TMD700A@...
>Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2016 18:56:02 -0700
>Subject: [TMD700A] GMC install?
>
>
>I have a 2014 GMC Sierra SLT with a center console. Looking for any advice on install of a D710. Looks like there is room under the front of the console with access via the side panel.
>
>
>Thanks,
>
>
>Joe, KC0NOX
>
>




Re: GMC install?

Steven KA9MOT <ka9mot@...>
 

Seriously? Velcro strips on the dash? Have we warped back into the 1980s? The sun shines on it, heats it up, the adhesive gives up the ghost and you have your expensive faceplate hanging by its control cable, plus a nasty, very hard to clean mess left behind.

Use 3M Double sided foam tape instead  It comes in a variety of sizes and it will not cry, "Uncle" the first tie the sun heats the dash up. It holds well and is easily removeable but is not reusable.  When removed it leaves no hard to remove adhesive behind.

I love the stuff and I always have a roll or two handy.


Steve KA9MOT

"One man with courage makes a majority." ~  Andrew Jackson




On Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 3:38 PM, n4mew@... [TMD700A] <TMD700A@...> wrote:
 

Well, there is plenty of room in the console of my '05 Chevy 2500 for both the transmitter of my '710 and another small radio as well. I mounted the head unit to the console via some doublesided velcro on a small piece of hardboard and used a short length of Cat 6 cable with a female to female connector to extend the mic. 10 g wire fused (both ground and positive) at the batteries under the hood thru an existing grommet under the dash for power, used same grommet hole to route the 8X coax out and back under the chassis to the antenna mount. I leave the USB/serial cable attached so all I need to do to program the 710 is pull up the plastic cup holder tray and connect up a laptop.

Mine is a 4 door model w/ a fiberglass topper. Mounted a 5/8 wave NMO mount dual band antenna on the topper on a metal bracket between the cab roof and the topper and grounded the bracket well.

Some have said the Cat cable causes issues w/ the mic but no problems reported here to date.

Hope there is similar room in the newer model console.
Mark / N4MEW
Mark@...

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>To: TMD700A@...
>From: TMD700A@...
>Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2016 18:56:02 -0700
>Subject: [TMD700A] GMC install?
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>I have a 2014 GMC Sierra SLT with a center console. Looking for any advice on install of a D710. Looks like there is room under the front of the console with access via the side panel.
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>Thanks,
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>Joe, KC0NOX
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Re: GMC install?

Mark Wolff
 

Well, there is plenty of room in the console of my '05 Chevy 2500 for both the transmitter of my '710 and another small radio as well. I mounted the head unit to the console via some doublesided velcro on a small piece of hardboard and used a short length of Cat 6 cable with a female to female connector to extend the mic. 10 g wire fused (both ground and positive) at the batteries under the hood thru an existing grommet under the dash for power, used same grommet hole to route the 8X coax out and back under the chassis to the antenna mount. I leave the USB/serial cable attached so all I need to do to program the 710 is pull up the plastic cup holder tray and connect up a laptop.

Mine is a 4 door model w/ a fiberglass topper. Mounted a 5/8 wave NMO mount dual band antenna on the topper on a metal bracket between the cab roof and the topper and grounded the bracket well.

Some have said the Cat cable causes issues w/ the mic but no problems reported here to date.

Hope there is similar room in the newer model console.
Mark / N4MEW
Mark@DuvalARES.org

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To: TMD700A@yahoogroups.com
From: TMD700A@yahoogroups.com
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2016 18:56:02 -0700
Subject: [TMD700A] GMC install?


I have a 2014 GMC Sierra SLT with a center console. Looking for any advice on install of a D710. Looks like there is room under the front of the console with access via the side panel.


Thanks,


Joe, KC0NOX

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