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TM-D700 Coding for Controller Programming.

Kevin
 

Hi All,

I am in need of some help?

I have a repeater controller that has the ability to send out serial (RS-232) coding.
I used to have a Doug Hall RBI-1 interface for remote switching, but have parted with this.
I have a TM-D700 radio that I would like to try and interface.
Looking at the connection I believe this would be possible.
But I need to understand the serial codes that control the radio.
Once I have this I can then make a few macros which can have added data control the radio.

Does anyone have a list of the computer code they would part to me?

Regards

Kevin.

Re: D700A Head

Dave <bluesoftail_98@...>
 

If you power down (with power button) while scanning it will power up scanning. No need to disconnect the head.

--- On Thu, 5/7/09, Steve <noskosteve@...> wrote:

From: Steve <noskosteve@...>
Subject: [TMD700A] Re: D700A Head
To: TMD700A@...
Date: Thursday, May 7, 2009, 6:29 PM





















I first accidently disconnected the control head while the radio was on. The radio powers-down after a few seconds. You hear it clunk in the speaker.



I found that the radio will subsequently power up in the state it was left in when the head was disconnected, if the head is connected before power i.s restored. (This may be due to having Auto-PM Save enabled) I started doing this intentionally since I like to have the radio power up scanning my favorite channels - and never had any problems.

However, there have been reports of this causing a fuse to blow and/or breaking something else. When I heard this, I considered adding a switch to switch off the power lead to the head, but never tried it.



I gotta try sending a Power On command with the head disconnected. I am surprised that works, but is interesting. ..



73, Steve, K9DCI



--- In TMD700A@yahoogroups .com, "Michael Champion" <mikec@...> wrote:

No there is a rumor that unplugging and plugging the head in while it
has power applied to the radio can blow the internal fuse.
From: TMD700A@yahoogroups .com [mailto:TMD700A@yahoogroups .com] On Behalf
Of tablacom
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2009 1:14 PM
To: TMD700A@yahoogroups .com
Subject: [TMD700A] Re: D700A Head
I gather you're saying a fuse might blow on the internal board in the
main unit if the control head is not present when the unit powers up?
Hmmm, odd.

Re: D700A Head

noskosteve
 

I first accidently disconnected the control head while the radio was on. The radio powers-down after a few seconds. You hear it clunk in the speaker.

I found that the radio will subsequently power up in the state it was left in when the head was disconnected, if the head is connected before power i.s restored. (This may be due to having Auto-PM Save enabled) I started doing this intentionally since I like to have the radio power up scanning my favorite channels - and never had any problems.
However, there have been reports of this causing a fuse to blow and/or breaking something else. When I heard this, I considered adding a switch to switch off the power lead to the head, but never tried it.

I gotta try sending a Power On command with the head disconnected. I am surprised that works, but is interesting...

73, Steve, K9DCI

--- In TMD700A@..., "Michael Champion" <mikec@...> wrote:

No there is a rumor that unplugging and plugging the head in while it
has power applied to the radio can blow the internal fuse.



From: TMD700A@... [mailto:TMD700A@...] On Behalf
Of tablacom
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2009 1:14 PM
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: [TMD700A] Re: D700A Head



I gather you're saying a fuse might blow on the internal board in the
main unit if the control head is not present when the unit powers up?

Hmmm, odd.

Re: D700A Head

Dale Blanchard
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Champion" <mikec@...>
To: TMD700A@...
Sent: Monday, May 4, 2009 1:53:16 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: RE: [TMD700A] Re: D700A Head








No there is a rumor that unplugging and plugging the head in while it
has power applied to the radio can blow the internal fuse.




This was caused mostly by defective cables. The frayed shield would short out the 12 V when the cable was unplugged and the cable wiggled.

Dale


I unplug mine all the time and nothing has happened since I fixed the cable .

D700 MCP crashes

sitkabustclub
 

Couldn't find any relevant info while doing a cursory search through the archives.

It's been a while since I've used the MCP to read and write data from and to the D700A, but I seem to be having trouble saving data to file after reading the radio. I can chose the floppy disk icon, save or save as and the MCP software crashes after typing in a name for the file and selecting 'ok' or save. Anyone seen this issue before?

Windows 98 SE is the current OS on a 486 laptop with 128mb of ram.

Best regards,

Bruce
nw5s

Re: D700A Head

Michael Champion <mikec@...>
 

No there is a rumor that unplugging and plugging the head in while it
has power applied to the radio can blow the internal fuse.



From: TMD700A@... [mailto:TMD700A@...] On Behalf
Of tablacom
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2009 1:14 PM
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: [TMD700A] Re: D700A Head









on the CB
the CB?

I gather you're saying a fuse might blow on the internal board in the
main unit if the control head is not present when the unit powers up?

Hmmm, odd.

--- In TMD700A@... <mailto:TMD700A%40yahoogroups.com> ,
"w0web" <w0web@...> wrote:

no but it's a good way to kill your radio, there were a few problems
with the FUSE in the radio on the CB would blow if you REMOVED the head
while power was APPLIED...

Not something I would try if you ask me.......

----- Original Message -----
From: tablacom
To: TMD700A@... <mailto:TMD700A%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2009 12:00
Subject: [TMD700A] Re: D700A Head





ok, jumping in here...I have a D700 ready to deploy for
digipeating. I'd rather not leave the head on the unit,
but remove it for safe keeping. When I tried that and
removed the head, the radio cut power.

Is there any way to operate the unit (everything is set up),
disconnect the head so it continues to operate (I'd still have
serial port control as well). Maybe there's a pin voltage the
unit expects? there's only four wire/lines to the control head,
interesting.

Thought? possible?

-T

--- In TMD700A@... <mailto:TMD700A%40yahoogroups.com> ,
"Michael Champion" <mikec@> wrote:

Congratulations, you now have a headless tnc with built in radio.
Sorry
for your loss but the heads are hard to come by.



From: TMD700A@... <mailto:TMD700A%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:TMD700A@... <mailto:TMD700A%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
Behalf
Of Mike Manny
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2009 8:52 AM
To: TMD700A@... <mailto:TMD700A%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [TMD700A] D700A Head







Re: D700A Head

tablacom
 

that actually worked... tho, radio won't auto-restart after a power cycle. would require having serial device push "PS 1" command on the comm port then

could be done, unless say some igate software already hogs the port or something.

interesting trick. thanks.

--- In TMD700A@..., "Michael Champion" <mikec@...> wrote:

Yes you have to turn on the radio via the serial port though. You have to
send PS 1 about 4 to 5 times to get it to come on.

Refer to http://www.qsl.net/k7jar/pages/D700Cmds.html for more serial
commands.



From: TMD700A@... [mailto:TMD700A@...] On Behalf Of
tablacom
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2009 12:00 PM
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: [TMD700A] Re: D700A Head








ok, jumping in here...I have a D700 ready to deploy for
digipeating. I'd rather not leave the head on the unit,
but remove it for safe keeping. When I tried that and
removed the head, the radio cut power.

Is there any way to operate the unit (everything is set up),
disconnect the head so it continues to operate (I'd still have
serial port control as well). Maybe there's a pin voltage the
unit expects? there's only four wire/lines to the control head,
interesting.

Thought? possible?

-T

--- In TMD700A@... <mailto:TMD700A%40yahoogroups.com> , "Michael
Champion" <mikec@> wrote:

Congratulations, you now have a headless tnc with built in radio. Sorry
for your loss but the heads are hard to come by.



From: TMD700A@... <mailto:TMD700A%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:TMD700A@... <mailto:TMD700A%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
Behalf
Of Mike Manny
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2009 8:52 AM
To: TMD700A@... <mailto:TMD700A%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [TMD700A] D700A Head






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Re: D700A Head

tablacom
 

on the CB
the CB?

I gather you're saying a fuse might blow on the internal board in the main unit if the control head is not present when the unit powers up?

Hmmm, odd.


--- In TMD700A@..., "w0web" <w0web@...> wrote:

no but it's a good way to kill your radio, there were a few problems with the FUSE in the radio on the CB would blow if you REMOVED the head while power was APPLIED...

Not something I would try if you ask me.......

----- Original Message -----
From: tablacom
To: TMD700A@...
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2009 12:00
Subject: [TMD700A] Re: D700A Head





ok, jumping in here...I have a D700 ready to deploy for
digipeating. I'd rather not leave the head on the unit,
but remove it for safe keeping. When I tried that and
removed the head, the radio cut power.

Is there any way to operate the unit (everything is set up),
disconnect the head so it continues to operate (I'd still have
serial port control as well). Maybe there's a pin voltage the
unit expects? there's only four wire/lines to the control head,
interesting.

Thought? possible?

-T

--- In TMD700A@..., "Michael Champion" <mikec@> wrote:
>
> Congratulations, you now have a headless tnc with built in radio. Sorry
> for your loss but the heads are hard to come by.
>
>
>
> From: TMD700A@... [mailto:TMD700A@...] On Behalf
> Of Mike Manny
> Sent: Friday, April 10, 2009 8:52 AM
> To: TMD700A@...
> Subject: [TMD700A] D700A Head
>
>
>





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Re: D700A Head

Howard K4QB <k4qb@...>
 

Ask Kenwood!!!

To: TMD700A@...
From: tablacom@...
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 19:00:23 +0000
Subject: [TMD700A] Re: D700A Head

ok, jumping in here...I have a D700 ready to deploy for
digipeating. I'd rather not leave the head on the unit,
but remove it for safe keeping. When I tried that and
removed the head, the radio cut power.

Is there any way to operate the unit (everything is set up),
disconnect the head so it continues to operate (I'd still have
serial port control as well). Maybe there's a pin voltage the
unit expects? there's only four wire/lines to the control head,
interesting.

Thought? possible?

-T


--- In TMD700A@..., "Michael Champion" <mikec@...> wrote:

Congratulations, you now have a headless tnc with built in radio. Sorry
for your loss but the heads are hard to come by.



From: TMD700A@... [mailto:TMD700A@...] On Behalf
Of Mike Manny
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2009 8:52 AM
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: [TMD700A] D700A Head




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Re: D700 voltage limiter?

Kilgore
 

Here's an Automatic Shutoff Switch:
http://byonics.com/apo3/

Doug KD5OUG

Michael Champion wrote:

That's in firmware and not changeable. You could build a low voltage cutout
circuit though that will cut the radio at a certain voltage and then allow
power back to the radio at a higher setpoint. Otherwise the radio will
switch on and off when the voltage is low.


Re: D700 voltage limiter?

Michael Champion <mikec@...>
 

That's in firmware and not changeable. You could build a low voltage cutout
circuit though that will cut the radio at a certain voltage and then allow
power back to the radio at a higher setpoint. Otherwise the radio will
switch on and off when the voltage is low.



From: TMD700A@... [mailto:TMD700A@...] On Behalf Of
tablacom
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2009 12:03 PM
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: [TMD700A] D700 voltage limiter?









The unit cuts out around 8 volts on low power... it will drain a battery
lower than preferred. Is there a way to make that 10 or 11 volts? Internal
setting?

-T

Re: D700A Head

Michael Champion <mikec@...>
 

Yes you have to turn on the radio via the serial port though. You have to
send PS 1 about 4 to 5 times to get it to come on.

Refer to http://www.qsl.net/k7jar/pages/D700Cmds.html for more serial
commands.



From: TMD700A@... [mailto:TMD700A@...] On Behalf Of
tablacom
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2009 12:00 PM
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: [TMD700A] Re: D700A Head








ok, jumping in here...I have a D700 ready to deploy for
digipeating. I'd rather not leave the head on the unit,
but remove it for safe keeping. When I tried that and
removed the head, the radio cut power.

Is there any way to operate the unit (everything is set up),
disconnect the head so it continues to operate (I'd still have
serial port control as well). Maybe there's a pin voltage the
unit expects? there's only four wire/lines to the control head,
interesting.

Thought? possible?

-T

--- In TMD700A@... <mailto:TMD700A%40yahoogroups.com> , "Michael
Champion" <mikec@...> wrote:

Congratulations, you now have a headless tnc with built in radio. Sorry
for your loss but the heads are hard to come by.



From: TMD700A@... <mailto:TMD700A%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:TMD700A@... <mailto:TMD700A%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
Behalf
Of Mike Manny
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2009 8:52 AM
To: TMD700A@... <mailto:TMD700A%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [TMD700A] D700A Head


Re: D700A Head

w0web <w0web@...>
 

no but it's a good way to kill your radio, there were a few problems with the FUSE in the radio on the CB would blow if you REMOVED the head while power was APPLIED...

Not something I would try if you ask me.......

----- Original Message -----
From: tablacom
To: TMD700A@...
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2009 12:00
Subject: [TMD700A] Re: D700A Head





ok, jumping in here...I have a D700 ready to deploy for
digipeating. I'd rather not leave the head on the unit,
but remove it for safe keeping. When I tried that and
removed the head, the radio cut power.

Is there any way to operate the unit (everything is set up),
disconnect the head so it continues to operate (I'd still have
serial port control as well). Maybe there's a pin voltage the
unit expects? there's only four wire/lines to the control head,
interesting.

Thought? possible?

-T

--- In TMD700A@..., "Michael Champion" <mikec@...> wrote:
>
> Congratulations, you now have a headless tnc with built in radio. Sorry
> for your loss but the heads are hard to come by.
>
>
>
> From: TMD700A@... [mailto:TMD700A@...] On Behalf
> Of Mike Manny
> Sent: Friday, April 10, 2009 8:52 AM
> To: TMD700A@...
> Subject: [TMD700A] D700A Head
>
>
>

D700 voltage limiter?

tablacom
 

The unit cuts out around 8 volts on low power... it will drain a battery lower than preferred. Is there a way to make that 10 or 11 volts? Internal setting?

-T

D700 voltage limiter?

tablacom
 

The unit cuts out around 8 volts on low power... it will drain a battery lower than preferred. Is there a way to make that 10 or 11 volts? Internal setting?

-T

Re: D700A Head

tablacom
 

ok, jumping in here...I have a D700 ready to deploy for
digipeating. I'd rather not leave the head on the unit,
but remove it for safe keeping. When I tried that and
removed the head, the radio cut power.

Is there any way to operate the unit (everything is set up),
disconnect the head so it continues to operate (I'd still have
serial port control as well). Maybe there's a pin voltage the
unit expects? there's only four wire/lines to the control head,
interesting.

Thought? possible?

-T

--- In TMD700A@..., "Michael Champion" <mikec@...> wrote:

Congratulations, you now have a headless tnc with built in radio. Sorry
for your loss but the heads are hard to come by.



From: TMD700A@... [mailto:TMD700A@...] On Behalf
Of Mike Manny
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2009 8:52 AM
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: [TMD700A] D700A Head


Re: USB CONVERTER ISSUES

Bernard <cruiserdude@...>
 

The program is called "Driver detective" what it dose is checks all the drivers in your PC for currency and then suggest updates that you download and update allowing your system to work properly.
I found I had so many out of date drivers and when they were all updated my devices and system worked much better, including my USB-Serial adaptor which now works for me.
I can now use it with Link700 and my TMD700A on the Laptop also can use Ham Radio Deluxe and control the TS 480HX as well.

www.DriverDetective.com



73 de VK4KAC, Bernie

----- Original Message -----
From: Steve
To: TMD700A@...
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2009 10:20 AM
Subject: [TMD700A] Re: USB CONVERTER ISSUES






More info about just what is does and perhaps the cost. Or a URL?

73, SWteve

--- In TMD700A@..., "Bernard" <cruiserdude@...> wrote:
>
> I downloaded and paid for "Driver Detective" and wow what a difference it has made to my computer let alone getting the driver right for the serial adptors, it was worth the money I tell you.
>
>
>
> 73 de VK4KAC-9, Bernie
>
>
>

Re: USB CONVERTER ISSUES

noskosteve
 

More info about just what is does and perhaps the cost. Or a URL?

73, SWteve

--- In TMD700A@..., "Bernard" <cruiserdude@...> wrote:

I downloaded and paid for "Driver Detective" and wow what a difference it has made to my computer let alone getting the driver right for the serial adptors, it was worth the money I tell you.



73 de VK4KAC-9, Bernie


Re: USB CONVERTER ISSUES

Bernard <cruiserdude@...>
 

I downloaded and paid for "Driver Detective" and wow what a difference it has made to my computer let alone getting the driver right for the serial adptors, it was worth the money I tell you.



73 de VK4KAC-9, Bernie

USB trouble.

 

Yeah! I have several USB converters that are trouble. I use the Radio Shack and Mahattan series without issue.
 
I am not telling to go buy more USB converters, believe me I know from experience you will go broke.
 
I use both the Kenwood and LINK700 programs. The Link program does many things better than the Kenwood software, but don't count the Kenwood out just yet.
 
Ron K1VSC




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