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Re: GPS Transmitting???

nmhotair@...
 

Marc
Second thought. Is your D700 have the GPS switched on in the internal menu?
Peter K5HAB

In a message dated 9/20/00 12:44:28 PM Mountain Daylight Time,
bjorkman@... writes:

<<
Thank you everyone for the inputs so far. I looked at my setup again
and was unable to figure out the problem. The following is clear
however:

1) I have activated the BCON correctly.
2) All the settings seem correct. I did change the path to WIDE3-3.
3) The GPS icon is NOT flashing.
4) The POS screen does NOT show any data (just the default 0 degN
and
0 degW).
5) The incoming APRS info from other users is fine, but the
computation of the distance and direction from my station are blanked
out, an obvious indication that it can not do a calculation without a
reference point.
6) The ON AIR message does NOT ever flash.
>>


Re: GPS Transmitting???

nmhotair@...
 

Marc
You have done it!! No GPS flashing = no date from GPS. Make sure the cable
is wired correctly. Real easy to get wires crossed. White to White. Peter
K5HAB

In a message dated 9/20/00 12:44:28 PM Mountain Daylight Time,
bjorkman@... writes:

<< Thank you everyone for the inputs so far. I looked at my setup again
and was unable to figure out the problem. The following is clear
however:

1) I have activated the BCON correctly.
2) All the settings seem correct. I did change the path to WIDE3-3.
3) The GPS icon is NOT flashing.
4) The POS screen does NOT show any data (just the default 0 degN
and
0 degW).
5) The incoming APRS info from other users is fine, but the
computation of the distance and direction from my station are blanked
out, an obvious indication that it can not do a calculation without a
reference point.
6) The ON AIR message does NOT ever flash.

It is pretty obvious to me that the data from my Garmin III+ is not
getting to the D700A unit. In the absence of data, the radio will
not Tx (which makes sense). My first suspicion is the cable. I had
to do the cable splicing myself (a Garmin Data/Cig Lighter power
cable
mated to the 3-wire connector/cable supplied with the D700A, so maybe
there is a short/open or other problem. I can easily check this with
an ohmeter to make sure the radio pin-to-GPS pin connectivity is OK.
If that is not the problem, then I am lost.

Is there something I have to do to the Garmin III+ to make it
transmit
its location to the radio? I have the "Interface" setup set to
"NMEA,
4800 baud". There is no other setting available on the GPS unit
itself that I am aware of. I know the incoming data works fine
because the APRS waypoints show up on the map OK.

Any ideas on anything else to try?

Marc Bjorkman, AA3VT
Newtown, PA USA
>>


Programming A Space for Status Text

Doug Ferrell <kd4moj@...>
 

Call me stupid.... but I don't see how to put a "space" in the status
Text. I'm looking on page 21 of the manual... and it dosen't seem to be one
of the "characters" or numbers in the list. Using the right arrow dosen't
seem to work either...

Hey I'm actually reading both manuals!



...DOUG
kd4moj

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http://www.tallahassee-scanner.com Scanning Tallahassee Florida
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Doug Ferrell (850) 575-7119 |
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| Amateur Radio & Television (ATV), APRS APRS 144.390 Mhz |
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Re: GPS Transmitting???

William Biggs <william@...>
 

Marc,

At the risk of sounding like a complete fool, I found the RX/TX designation
in the Kenwood manual to be ambigious.

So I had them reversed when I constructed my cable for a Garmin 35.

Reversing them fixed the problem.

You might check the connections to be sure they aren't reversed like mine
were. The reversal didn't appear to harm the radio in any way.


73,
Reddy Biggs
KC5JIF
http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?KC5JIF-1
http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/wxpage.cgi?KC5JIF

----- Original Message -----
From: Marc Bjorkman
To: TMD700A@...
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2000 1:39 PM
Subject: [TMD700A] Re: GPS Transmitting???



Thank you everyone for the inputs so far. I looked at my setup again
and was unable to figure out the problem. The following is clear
however:

1) I have activated the BCON correctly.
2) All the settings seem correct. I did change the path to WIDE3-3.
3) The GPS icon is NOT flashing.
4) The POS screen does NOT show any data (just the default 0 degN
and
0 degW).
5) The incoming APRS info from other users is fine, but the
computation of the distance and direction from my station are blanked
out, an obvious indication that it can not do a calculation without a
reference point.
6) The ON AIR message does NOT ever flash.

It is pretty obvious to me that the data from my Garmin III+ is not
getting to the D700A unit. In the absence of data, the radio will
not Tx (which makes sense). My first suspicion is the cable. I had
to do the cable splicing myself (a Garmin Data/Cig Lighter power
cable
mated to the 3-wire connector/cable supplied with the D700A, so maybe
there is a short/open or other problem. I can easily check this with
an ohmeter to make sure the radio pin-to-GPS pin connectivity is OK.
If that is not the problem, then I am lost.

Is there something I have to do to the Garmin III+ to make it
transmit
its location to the radio? I have the "Interface" setup set to
"NMEA,
4800 baud". There is no other setting available on the GPS unit
itself that I am aware of. I know the incoming data works fine
because the APRS waypoints show up on the map OK.

Any ideas on anything else to try?

Marc Bjorkman, AA3VT
Newtown, PA USA


Re: GPS Transmitting???

nblade@...
 

if your GPS isn't flashing, then your GPS either isn't sending data ,
the D700 isn't recving the date, or the GPS is not getting a lock.

If you select P.MON, it will displaying the incoming data stream,
which will include the data that is being sent from the GPS. If your
not getting NMEA sentances, then your wiring for the plug may be
wrong. The pins might be reversed, I think I remember the diagram in
the manual being wrong.

Also check to see if the Garmin is setup to output NMEA sentances,
its default out of the box is GARMIN/GARMIN I think. It should read
either NMEA/NMEA or NMEA/None depending on if you plan on using the
upload waypoint feature or not. Personally, unless I need the data, I
turn it off on the D700.

Those are the only things can think of you can try to check.

Jeff Brissette
nblade@...
KD7JNY


Re: GPS Transmitting???

Marc Bjorkman <bjorkman@...>
 

Thank you everyone for the inputs so far. I looked at my setup again
and was unable to figure out the problem. The following is clear
however:

1) I have activated the BCON correctly.
2) All the settings seem correct. I did change the path to WIDE3-3.
3) The GPS icon is NOT flashing.
4) The POS screen does NOT show any data (just the default 0 degN
and
0 degW).
5) The incoming APRS info from other users is fine, but the
computation of the distance and direction from my station are blanked
out, an obvious indication that it can not do a calculation without a
reference point.
6) The ON AIR message does NOT ever flash.

It is pretty obvious to me that the data from my Garmin III+ is not
getting to the D700A unit. In the absence of data, the radio will
not Tx (which makes sense). My first suspicion is the cable. I had
to do the cable splicing myself (a Garmin Data/Cig Lighter power
cable
mated to the 3-wire connector/cable supplied with the D700A, so maybe
there is a short/open or other problem. I can easily check this with
an ohmeter to make sure the radio pin-to-GPS pin connectivity is OK.
If that is not the problem, then I am lost.

Is there something I have to do to the Garmin III+ to make it
transmit
its location to the radio? I have the "Interface" setup set to
"NMEA,
4800 baud". There is no other setting available on the GPS unit
itself that I am aware of. I know the incoming data works fine
because the APRS waypoints show up on the map OK.

Any ideas on anything else to try?

Marc Bjorkman, AA3VT
Newtown, PA USA

--- In TMD700A@..., "Tim Shephard" <timshephard@e...> wrote:
Make sure the BCON is on. Set the GPS setting to NEMA, set the TX
interval.
Make sure you GPS unit is set to output the standard NEMA at 4800
baud.
Also on the D700, turn the beep on to MINE. That way when it beeps
you can
look at the display and see MY POS pop up. That means your radio is
receiving your position report being resent by a digi.

The GPS icon on the D700 should be flashing when it is receiving
good info
from the GPS.

Also you can try tracking yourself on www.findu.com

http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?AA3VT*

I just checked and there hasn't been any position report from AA3VT.

-Tim


----- Original Message -----
From: "Marc Bjorkman" <bjorkman@v...>
To: <TMD700A@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2000 4:03 AM
Subject: [TMD700A] GPS Transmitting???



I have the 700A and a Garmin GPS III+. I have everything
connected
together and I know I am receiving waypoints into my GPS unit,
but
I
have no idea if I am transmitting my position. I don't see it
pop
up
on the list ever and I can't seem to find a positive indication
that
it is Tx'ing. Is there a way to confirm that my unit is
transmitting?

I have set the unit to the following settings: 144.390 MHz, Band
A,
NMEA, 1200 bps, Relay,Wide, Auto Packet Tx, Status Tx 1/8, Tx
Interval
1 min.

In addition, I have tried Manual Packet Tx.

I would appreciate any suggestions. Please be kind ... I just
installed the radio 2 days ago and got my license yestewrday and
subscribed to this list 5 minutes ago!

Marc Bjorkman
AA3VT



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Re: GPS Transmitting???

Tim Shephard <timshephard@...>
 

Make sure the BCON is on. Set the GPS setting to NEMA, set the TX interval.
Make sure you GPS unit is set to output the standard NEMA at 4800 baud.
Also on the D700, turn the beep on to MINE. That way when it beeps you can
look at the display and see MY POS pop up. That means your radio is
receiving your position report being resent by a digi.

The GPS icon on the D700 should be flashing when it is receiving good info
from the GPS.

Also you can try tracking yourself on www.findu.com

http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?AA3VT*

I just checked and there hasn't been any position report from AA3VT.

-Tim

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marc Bjorkman" <bjorkman@...>
To: <TMD700A@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2000 4:03 AM
Subject: [TMD700A] GPS Transmitting???



I have the 700A and a Garmin GPS III+. I have everything connected
together and I know I am receiving waypoints into my GPS unit, but I
have no idea if I am transmitting my position. I don't see it pop up
on the list ever and I can't seem to find a positive indication that
it is Tx'ing. Is there a way to confirm that my unit is transmitting?

I have set the unit to the following settings: 144.390 MHz, Band A,
NMEA, 1200 bps, Relay,Wide, Auto Packet Tx, Status Tx 1/8, Tx
Interval
1 min.

In addition, I have tried Manual Packet Tx.

I would appreciate any suggestions. Please be kind ... I just
installed the radio 2 days ago and got my license yestewrday and
subscribed to this list 5 minutes ago!

Marc Bjorkman
AA3VT



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Re: GPS Transmitting???

Rick Giguere <rick@...>
 

Make sure the beacon is enabled.

On the radio press and hold the F key until the packet menu appears, then
press bcon.


...Rick / N1BOI

On Wed, 20 Sep 2000, Marc Bjorkman wrote:


I have the 700A and a Garmin GPS III+. I have everything connected
together and I know I am receiving waypoints into my GPS unit, but I
have no idea if I am transmitting my position. I don't see it pop up
on the list ever and I can't seem to find a positive indication that
it is Tx'ing. Is there a way to confirm that my unit is transmitting?

I have set the unit to the following settings: 144.390 MHz, Band A,
NMEA, 1200 bps, Relay,Wide, Auto Packet Tx, Status Tx 1/8, Tx
Interval
1 min.

In addition, I have tried Manual Packet Tx.

I would appreciate any suggestions. Please be kind ... I just
installed the radio 2 days ago and got my license yestewrday and
subscribed to this list 5 minutes ago!

Marc Bjorkman
AA3VT



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GPS Transmitting???

Marc Bjorkman <bjorkman@...>
 

I have the 700A and a Garmin GPS III+. I have everything connected
together and I know I am receiving waypoints into my GPS unit, but I
have no idea if I am transmitting my position. I don't see it pop up
on the list ever and I can't seem to find a positive indication that
it is Tx'ing. Is there a way to confirm that my unit is transmitting?

I have set the unit to the following settings: 144.390 MHz, Band A,
NMEA, 1200 bps, Relay,Wide, Auto Packet Tx, Status Tx 1/8, Tx
Interval
1 min.

In addition, I have tried Manual Packet Tx.

I would appreciate any suggestions. Please be kind ... I just
installed the radio 2 days ago and got my license yestewrday and
subscribed to this list 5 minutes ago!

Marc Bjorkman
AA3VT


Re: GPS Transmitting???

nmhotair@...
 

Marc
Unless you are testing your transmission rates seem a bit high. Try 10 min
and 1/2. You may piss fewer people off for not pranging the system. Try a
path of wide3-3. Is the GPS flashing on your D700 screen? Does the screen
show TNC APRS on the top left? Is the Beacon show on the top of the screen?
Does the on air below the FREQ come on? These are some places to start
looking.
Peter K5HAB

In a message dated 9/20/00 5:04:23 AM Mountain Daylight Time,
bjorkman@... writes:

<<
I have the 700A and a Garmin GPS III+. I have everything connected
together and I know I am receiving waypoints into my GPS unit, but I
have no idea if I am transmitting my position. I don't see it pop up
on the list ever and I can't seem to find a positive indication that
it is Tx'ing. Is there a way to confirm that my unit is transmitting?

I have set the unit to the following settings: 144.390 MHz, Band A,
NMEA, 1200 bps, Relay,Wide, Auto Packet Tx, Status Tx 1/8, Tx
Interval
1 min.

In addition, I have tried Manual Packet Tx.

I would appreciate any suggestions. Please be kind ... I just
installed the radio 2 days ago and got my license yestewrday and
subscribed to this list 5 minutes ago!

Marc Bjorkman
AA3VT
>>


Re: 1 more Question

nblade@...
 

You know I always wondered what the tone feature was for. I read the
manuals a few times and really could tell exactly what the use of it
was.

--- In TMD700A@..., "philip yanov" <phil@p...> wrote:

tone = tx pl only
ctcss = tx pl & rx pl

Enjoy your new radio. For me, part of the fun has been many happy
hours discovering new features of the radio as I read the manuals.
I
hope you have as much fun with yours as I have had with mine.

-KG4FOZ


--- In TMD700A@..., Richard M Waite II <rwaite@i...> wrote:
I have 1 more question, how to program a channel to have a tx pl
not
have a rx pl


Re: Welcome to TMD700A

Rick Giguere <rick@...>
 

I really enjoy my radio, and have much fun with APRS.

The only real problem that I have with it is with the front-end. Kenwood
did a truly horrible job of making this a wide-band receive without making
the front-end too "loose". I find that in major metro areas the radio is
all but useless because it gets "intermoded to death."


... Rick / N1BOI

On Sun, 17 Sep 2000, Richard M Waite II wrote:


I will be getting my TM monday, as I have not so patiently tracked
it's every move in the UPS system.

Just curious as to what everyone has found out about their radios..

--
Richard M Waite II
Kentucky Department of Corrections
Blackburn Correctional Complex, Fire & Safety Officer
Madison County Rescue Squad, Dive Rescue Team
Blue Knights, KY III
AOL IM: YardDogBCC



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Re: 1 more Question

philip yanov <phil@...>
 

tone = tx pl only
ctcss = tx pl & rx pl

Enjoy your new radio. For me, part of the fun has been many happy
hours discovering new features of the radio as I read the manuals. I
hope you have as much fun with yours as I have had with mine.

-KG4FOZ


--- In TMD700A@..., Richard M Waite II <rwaite@i...> wrote:
I have 1 more question, how to program a channel to have a tx pl
not
have a rx pl


1 more Question

Richard M Waite II <rwaite@...>
 

I have 1 more question, how to program a channel to have a tx pl not
have a rx pl

when I clicked off of simplex, a 2nd pl box did not appear
--
Richard M Waite II
Kentucky Department of Corrections
Blackburn Correctional Complex, Fire & Safety Officer
Madison County Rescue Squad, Dive Rescue Team
Blue Knights, KY III
AOL IM: YardDogBCC


Re: Welcome to TMD700A

Richard M Waite II <rwaite@...>
 

Well, I already have my first question. I was trying to get my
programming ready for my radio before it got here, and I am not sure
how to..

I see you have the first tab with the channel #'s. is this for both or
is their another for the other side?
--
Richard M Waite II
Kentucky Department of Corrections
Blackburn Correctional Complex, Fire & Safety Officer
Madison County Rescue Squad, Dive Rescue Team
Blue Knights, KY III
AOL IM: YardDogBCC


Re: Welcome to TMD700A

Richard M Waite II <rwaite@...>
 

I will be getting my TM monday, as I have not so patiently tracked
it's every move in the UPS system.

Just curious as to what everyone has found out about their radios..

--
Richard M Waite II
Kentucky Department of Corrections
Blackburn Correctional Complex, Fire & Safety Officer
Madison County Rescue Squad, Dive Rescue Team
Blue Knights, KY III
AOL IM: YardDogBCC


Re: TM D700A and Tripmate

Tim Shephard <timshephard@...>
 

You can get them straight from Delorme for $50. make sure you get the
Tripmate as the Earthmate will not send standard NEMA.

http://www.delorme.com/user/bargains.htm#gpstripmate

-Tim
tim.shephard@...
tims.phone@...
http://www.bigfoot.com/~tim.shephard/tim/ha
eFax (508) 590-0302

----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott " <gringoguns@...>
To: <TMD700A@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2000 7:36 PM
Subject: [TMD700A] TM D700A and Tripmate



Success! With the help of this site
http://www.qsl.net/kd4rdb/tripmate.htm and some simple testing I was
able to get the tripmate to pass info to the TM D700A.

Complete the modifications to get the TRIPMATE to act as a standard
NMEA GPS.

I did not do the 12v modification to the serial cable as the
Radio/TNC does not have pinouts for 12v. I did however build the
regulator and cap setup to wire to a 1/8 jack that will cut batteries
when a plug wired to 12V is inserted.

Wire the GPS cable that comes with the radio like this:
GPS cable-----Male DB9
RED to Pin 2
WHITE to Pin 3
SHEILD to Pin 5

Tripmates are good 12 channel recievers and the are cheap and easy to
find...

http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?
MfcISAPICommand=GetResult&ht=1&SortProperty=MetaEndSort&query=tripmate

Good luck!
Scott
KF4NDQ


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TM D700A and Tripmate

Scott KF4NDQ
 

Success! With the help of this site
http://www.qsl.net/kd4rdb/tripmate.htm and some simple testing I was
able to get the tripmate to pass info to the TM D700A.

Complete the modifications to get the TRIPMATE to act as a standard
NMEA GPS.

I did not do the 12v modification to the serial cable as the
Radio/TNC does not have pinouts for 12v. I did however build the
regulator and cap setup to wire to a 1/8 jack that will cut batteries
when a plug wired to 12V is inserted.

Wire the GPS cable that comes with the radio like this:
GPS cable-----Male DB9
RED to Pin 2
WHITE to Pin 3
SHEILD to Pin 5

Tripmates are good 12 channel recievers and the are cheap and easy to
find...

http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?
MfcISAPICommand=GetResult&ht=1&SortProperty=MetaEndSort&query=tripmate

Good luck!
Scott
KF4NDQ


Re: auto off timer

Dale Blanchard <bolero@...>
 

philip yanov wrote:


Of course, there is no speed based beacon-rate feature, but I use the
Program Memories for that feature. I set PM1 to all of the defaults
I use for a moving vehicle and PM2 for stopped. As I step out of the
vehicle, I press PM, 2 and it changes my status position comment,
status text, status text transmit rate, transmit interval, and auto-
reply settings. It isn't automatic, but it sure does give me quite a
bit of control over the personality of the radio.
I just plug mine into my ign switheed cirduirt, when I turn the key off
it quits, when I turnit on every thing comes back to where I left it.>


Re: auto off timer

philip yanov <phil@...>
 

Of course, there is no speed based beacon-rate feature, but I use the
Program Memories for that feature. I set PM1 to all of the defaults
I use for a moving vehicle and PM2 for stopped. As I step out of the
vehicle, I press PM, 2 and it changes my status position comment,
status text, status text transmit rate, transmit interval, and auto-
reply settings. It isn't automatic, but it sure does give me quite a
bit of control over the personality of the radio.


--- In TMD700A@..., "Ron Francois" <francois@t...> wrote:
The next feature I would like to see is adjustment of beacon rate
based on your speed. Or perhaps, the ability to set auto power off
for an hour after no movement or something like that.