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Re: APRS Messaging

Scott KF4NDQ
 

I think alot of us would be happy to see that! Including the
insurance companies :)

Scott


--- In TMD700A@..., nblade@l... wrote:
Well if you get this working, it would be interesting to look at.

--- In TMD700A@..., John Hansen <john@h...> wrote:
At 08:47 AM 8/28/00 -0700, you wrote:
Where would it plug in on the radio? ....the DB9 connector?

Any chance of using a smaller keyboard that can be left or
mounted
in the
vehicle?

-Tim
It goes in the mic line, so you plug the mic into one side of the
board and
a cable from the board to the radio in the other. You could use
the DB-9
connector for message entry, but if you do that, you won't have
the
letters actually display on the screen as you type. That seemed
important
to me (otherwise you really need to provide a second screen) so I
used the
mic connector. You will be able to perform the control functions
necessary
to send messages using the function keys on the PC keyboard so
that
you
won't actually have to touch the panel or the microphone to send
messages. The bad news is that a typical keyboard draws more
current than
can be provided by the 8 volts available on the mic line, so the
unit will
have to be powered separately. :(

I use a really small PC keyboard at home (one by Cherry, which I
love). I
don't think you could make one any smaller that would still
permit
touch
typing. BG micro was blowing them out for $10 and I bought a
couple...
wish I'd bought 50 of them. Dauphin has some cheap small
keyboards
that
have also been showing up at hamfest for $10-15. I wanted to
make
this
generic, so you could plug in any PC keyboard that you happened
to
have. Where else can you buy a "keypad" that has 100+ keys on it
for under
$10?

John


Re: auto off timer

Ron Francois
 

I would consider this an ok behavior. When on a long trip by car, I wouldn't want the radio to stop beaconing every 1 or 2. 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.


phil@... 9/7/00 7:26:07 AM >>>
My experience is the same as yours. If you turn BCON off, the radio
will turn itself off at the prescribed time. I can't think of any
way to do what you asked. (unless you left a computer attached to
talk to the D700 and turn it off later.)
-philip / KG4FOZ




--- In TMD700A@..., "Tim Shephard" <timshephard@e...> wrote:

Does the transmitting of APRS under its own control keep the auto
off timer from turning off the radio?


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Re: auto off timer

philip yanov <phil@...>
 

My experience is the same as yours. If you turn BCON off, the radio
will turn itself off at the prescribed time. I can't think of any
way to do what you asked. (unless you left a computer attached to
talk to the D700 and turn it off later.)
-philip / KG4FOZ




--- In TMD700A@..., "Tim Shephard" <timshephard@e...> wrote:

Does the transmitting of APRS under its own control keep the auto
off timer from turning off the radio?


Re: auto off timer

nblade@...
 

You a similar question was asked on the APRSSIG. The General concenus
was, that the APRS causes the Auto OFF not to work.

--- In TMD700A@..., "Tim Shephard" <timshephard@e...> wrote:
I left the radio on and in APRS mode transmitting my position every
30 minutes.

I had the auto off timer on. My intention was that it would
transmit my position 5 or 6 times then shut off after the 3 hours.
Well, the next morning the radio was still on.

Does the transmitting of APRS under its own control keep the auto
off timer from turning off the radio?

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


auto off timer

Tim Shephard <timshephard@...>
 

I left the radio on and in APRS mode transmitting my position every 30 minutes. 
 
I had the auto off timer on.  My intention was that it would transmit my position 5 or 6 times then shut off after the 3 hours.  Well, the next morning the radio was still on.
 
Does the transmitting of APRS under its own control keep the auto off timer from turning off the radio?
 


Re: Status text on D700

nblade@...
 

The sad fact is, that neither FINDU nor WinAPRS correctly decode the
compressed Altitude of the MIC-E format at this time. I think that
they are both working on it, but I can not say for sure. If your
asking why they don't support this right now. The only thing I can
guess at, is that until the D700 (and the D7A(G) ) came out no one
was using the ALT part of the format, so neither of them wrote the
subroutines to decode the compressed format. This I remind you is
just a guess and I too would love to be enlightened if this guess is
wrong.



--- In TMD700A@..., "Ron Francois" <francois@t...> wrote:
Anyone had luck getting their status text message to be parsed
correctly by winaprs or findu? my status text line is

K0STL-1>S8TQ5V,K0STL,K0PFX-8*:'v7 UU>/]"5v}>K0STL@Q...

but all that is shown for status on winaprs is >/]"5d}

Any thoughts?


Status text on D700

Ron Francois
 

Anyone had luck getting their status text message to be parsed correctly by winaprs or findu? my status text line is

K0STL-1>S8TQ5V,K0STL,K0PFX-8*:'v7 UU>/]"5v}>K0STL@...

but all that is shown for status on winaprs is >/]"5d}

Any thoughts?


Re: Software use

Ron Francois
 

I concur. A straight through 9 pin is fine. To make sure everything is ok, you should be able to put your terminal at 9600 8N1 and go to TNC mode and see the copyright information on your terminal. If not, something isn't like you think it is.

kpurves@... 9/3/00 4:19:05 PM >>>
Hi from a new TM-D700 user here in Sydney,

I have downloaded the Kenwood software to load memories in to the
radio but can't get it to work. What type of cable to you need (plain
serial or null modem) and is there a particular mode the radio must
be in to write a file to it.

The hand book doesn't appear to have any helpfull info on the
subject, but what a great radio :-)

Kev VK2KEV


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Re: Software use

Rick Giguere <rick@...>
 

I just use a "regular" 9-pin serial cable with a gender-changer on it.

I don't even tell the radio anything ... I just fire up the software and
off it goes.


...Rick / N1BOI

On Sun, 3 Sep 2000, Kevin wrote:


Hi from a new TM-D700 user here in Sydney,

I have downloaded the Kenwood software to load memories in to the
radio but can't get it to work. What type of cable to you need (plain
serial or null modem) and is there a particular mode the radio must
be in to write a file to it.

The hand book doesn't appear to have any helpfull info on the
subject, but what a great radio :-)

Kev VK2KEV


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Software use

Kevin <kpurves@...>
 

Hi from a new TM-D700 user here in Sydney,

I have downloaded the Kenwood software to load memories in to the
radio but can't get it to work. What type of cable to you need (plain
serial or null modem) and is there a particular mode the radio must
be in to write a file to it.

The hand book doesn't appear to have any helpfull info on the
subject, but what a great radio :-)

Kev VK2KEV


Re: Extended transmit, but no receive above 450 mhz

Daniel McDonald <ka2toc@...>
 

I removed the green wire and the resistor. (I believe clipping the
green wire only affects the MARS / CAP capability).


Re: Extended transmit, but no receive above 450 mhz

Todd Ellis <ellistr@...>
 

I tried the green wire and removing the resistor trick, and had what sounded
like the data coming from my Garmin GPS12 crosstalking on my audio. I
reconnected everything. Which mod did you try? PS. I did not try just
cutting the green wire.

Todd Ellis, N2XL
Raleigh, NC

-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel McDonald [mailto:ka2toc@...]
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2000 12:02 PM
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: [TMD700A] Extended transmit, but no receive above 450 mhz



I've performed the extended tx/rx on my radio. On the "A" side, I
can transmit and receive above 450 mhz.

On the "B" side, it will transmit above 450 mhz, but will not receive
anything above 450 mhz.

Has anyone else run into this situation. I'm wondering if there is a
fix, or if it's just a quirk of the radio.

73's Dan McDonald
ka2toc@...



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Extended transmit, but no receive above 450 mhz

Daniel McDonald <ka2toc@...>
 

I've performed the extended tx/rx on my radio. On the "A" side, I
can transmit and receive above 450 mhz.

On the "B" side, it will transmit above 450 mhz, but will not receive
anything above 450 mhz.

Has anyone else run into this situation. I'm wondering if there is a
fix, or if it's just a quirk of the radio.

73's Dan McDonald
ka2toc@...


Re: Microphone PTT Failures

daltow <DALTOW@...>
 

I had a failure of my microphone within the first month. This happened when
I was on a trip and far from home or anyplace that might be able to help me
repair or replace it. Fortunately, I was able to take it apart myself and
the problem just seemed to disappear after reassembly. So far it's continued
to work fine, but when will it fail again? Probably when I'm on the road and
unable to find a replacement.

73's Dale (N5VX)

----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Murdock <wx2nj@...>
To: <TMD700A@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2000 4:48 PM
Subject: [TMD700A] Microphone PTT Failures



Three out of the four MC-53DM microphones that I own have had
failures of the PTT button within the first year of operation. This
is the keypad microphone which is supplied with the D700, G707, 261,
etc. Just wondering if anyone else has been plagued with these
failures. The solder-in switch and entire spring mechanism seem to be
very built very flimsy. Nothing like the old Kenwood MC-47 microphone
PTT switch, which was built to take years of service and felt solid.

73, Bob, WX2NJ



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Microphone PTT Failures

Bob Murdock <wx2nj@...>
 

Three out of the four MC-53DM microphones that I own have had
failures of the PTT button within the first year of operation. This
is the keypad microphone which is supplied with the D700, G707, 261,
etc. Just wondering if anyone else has been plagued with these
failures. The solder-in switch and entire spring mechanism seem to be
very built very flimsy. Nothing like the old Kenwood MC-47 microphone
PTT switch, which was built to take years of service and felt solid.

73, Bob, WX2NJ


Re: APRS Messaging

Tim Shephard <timshephard@...>
 

Thanks. I will try it again...

-Tim

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Francois" <francois@...>
To: <TMD700A@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2000 5:09 PM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] Re: APRS Messaging



I have tried it and it works fine. I used a straight through db9 to my
ibm thinkpad I think you need to turn on local echo to see what you are
typing if I remember. 9600 8N1 is right.

Make sure the radio is in APRS mode, not TNC or vfo.

To make sure you have it set right, hook up your cables and go to TNC
mode. If you see the welcome banner when you turn on TNC mode, then you've
got it right. If no welcome banner, then something is a miss.

timshephard@... 8/29/00 5:24:33 PM >>>
Has anyone actually tried this? I tried it lunch time with my palmtop set
to 9600 N-8-1 and couldn't get anything to happen.

Anyone have any pointers?

-Tim

PS: I tried a null and straight cable....
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Francois" <francois@...>
To: <TMD700A@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2000 2:23 AM
Subject: [TMD700A] Re: APRS Messaging


Another method is to use a serial terminal on the db9 port.

When in aprs mode on the d700, type on your terminal

AMSG 00,K0STL-1,HELLO FROM D700

check this link for all the commands

http://www.radiohound.com/command.htm

-Ron K�STL

nblade@... 8/28/00 11:40:48 AM >>>
Well if you get this working, it would be interesting to look at.

--- In TMD700A@..., John Hansen <john@h...> wrote:
At 08:47 AM 8/28/00 -0700, you wrote:
Where would it plug in on the radio? ....the DB9 connector?

Any chance of using a smaller keyboard that can be left or mounted
in the
vehicle?

-Tim
It goes in the mic line, so you plug the mic into one side of the
board and
a cable from the board to the radio in the other. You could use
the DB-9
connector for message entry, but if you do that, you won't have
the
letters actually display on the screen as you type. That seemed
important
to me (otherwise you really need to provide a second screen) so I
used the
mic connector. You will be able to perform the control functions
necessary
to send messages using the function keys on the PC keyboard so that
you
won't actually have to touch the panel or the microphone to send
messages. The bad news is that a typical keyboard draws more
current than
can be provided by the 8 volts available on the mic line, so the
unit will
have to be powered separately. :(

I use a really small PC keyboard at home (one by Cherry, which I
love). I
don't think you could make one any smaller that would still permit
touch
typing. BG micro was blowing them out for $10 and I bought a
couple...
wish I'd bought 50 of them. Dauphin has some cheap small keyboards
that
have also been showing up at hamfest for $10-15. I wanted to make
this
generic, so you could plug in any PC keyboard that you happened to
have. Where else can you buy a "keypad" that has 100+ keys on it
for under
$10?

John


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Re: APRS Messaging

Ron Francois
 

I have tried it and it works fine. I used a straight through db9 to my ibm thinkpad I think you need to turn on local echo to see what you are typing if I remember. 9600 8N1 is right.

Make sure the radio is in APRS mode, not TNC or vfo.

To make sure you have it set right, hook up your cables and go to TNC mode. If you see the welcome banner when you turn on TNC mode, then you've got it right. If no welcome banner, then something is a miss.

timshephard@... 8/29/00 5:24:33 PM >>>
Has anyone actually tried this? I tried it lunch time with my palmtop set
to 9600 N-8-1 and couldn't get anything to happen.

Anyone have any pointers?

-Tim

PS: I tried a null and straight cable....
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Francois" <francois@...>
To: <TMD700A@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2000 2:23 AM
Subject: [TMD700A] Re: APRS Messaging


Another method is to use a serial terminal on the db9 port.

When in aprs mode on the d700, type on your terminal

AMSG 00,K0STL-1,HELLO FROM D700

check this link for all the commands

http://www.radiohound.com/command.htm

-Ron KØSTL

nblade@... 8/28/00 11:40:48 AM >>>
Well if you get this working, it would be interesting to look at.

--- In TMD700A@..., John Hansen <john@h...> wrote:
At 08:47 AM 8/28/00 -0700, you wrote:
Where would it plug in on the radio? ....the DB9 connector?

Any chance of using a smaller keyboard that can be left or mounted
in the
vehicle?

-Tim
It goes in the mic line, so you plug the mic into one side of the
board and
a cable from the board to the radio in the other. You could use
the DB-9
connector for message entry, but if you do that, you won't have
the
letters actually display on the screen as you type. That seemed
important
to me (otherwise you really need to provide a second screen) so I
used the
mic connector. You will be able to perform the control functions
necessary
to send messages using the function keys on the PC keyboard so that
you
won't actually have to touch the panel or the microphone to send
messages. The bad news is that a typical keyboard draws more
current than
can be provided by the 8 volts available on the mic line, so the
unit will
have to be powered separately. :(

I use a really small PC keyboard at home (one by Cherry, which I
love). I
don't think you could make one any smaller that would still permit
touch
typing. BG micro was blowing them out for $10 and I bought a
couple...
wish I'd bought 50 of them. Dauphin has some cheap small keyboards
that
have also been showing up at hamfest for $10-15. I wanted to make
this
generic, so you could plug in any PC keyboard that you happened to
have. Where else can you buy a "keypad" that has 100+ keys on it
for under
$10?

John


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Re: APRS Messaging

Tim Shephard <timshephard@...>
 

Has anyone actually tried this? I tried it lunch time with my palmtop set
to 9600 N-8-1 and couldn't get anything to happen.

Anyone have any pointers?

-Tim

PS: I tried a null and straight cable....

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Francois" <francois@...>
To: <TMD700A@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2000 2:23 AM
Subject: [TMD700A] Re: APRS Messaging


Another method is to use a serial terminal on the db9 port.

When in aprs mode on the d700, type on your terminal

AMSG 00,K0STL-1,HELLO FROM D700

check this link for all the commands

http://www.radiohound.com/command.htm

-Ron K�STL

nblade@... 8/28/00 11:40:48 AM >>>
Well if you get this working, it would be interesting to look at.

--- In TMD700A@..., John Hansen <john@h...> wrote:
At 08:47 AM 8/28/00 -0700, you wrote:
Where would it plug in on the radio? ....the DB9 connector?

Any chance of using a smaller keyboard that can be left or mounted
in the
vehicle?

-Tim
It goes in the mic line, so you plug the mic into one side of the
board and
a cable from the board to the radio in the other. You could use
the DB-9
connector for message entry, but if you do that, you won't have
the
letters actually display on the screen as you type. That seemed
important
to me (otherwise you really need to provide a second screen) so I
used the
mic connector. You will be able to perform the control functions
necessary
to send messages using the function keys on the PC keyboard so that
you
won't actually have to touch the panel or the microphone to send
messages. The bad news is that a typical keyboard draws more
current than
can be provided by the 8 volts available on the mic line, so the
unit will
have to be powered separately. :(

I use a really small PC keyboard at home (one by Cherry, which I
love). I
don't think you could make one any smaller that would still permit
touch
typing. BG micro was blowing them out for $10 and I bought a
couple...
wish I'd bought 50 of them. Dauphin has some cheap small keyboards
that
have also been showing up at hamfest for $10-15. I wanted to make
this
generic, so you could plug in any PC keyboard that you happened to
have. Where else can you buy a "keypad" that has 100+ keys on it
for under
$10?

John


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Re: APRS Messaging

Karl G6ODT <g6odt@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Francois" <francois@...>
To: <TMD700A@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2000 2:23 AM
Subject: [TMD700A] Re: APRS Messaging


Another method is to use a serial terminal on the db9 port.

When in aprs mode on the d700, type on your terminal

AMSG 00,K0STL-1,HELLO FROM D700

check this link for all the commands

http://www.radiohound.com/command.htm

-Ron K�STL
Or another option would be to look at the D700 page on my website
where I have written a program that does a lot of the controls of
the radio and also does messaging. The only thing you have to do
is press the OK button when a message arrives to prevent the memories
from filling up.
Plus it has a virtual display.

When I get a little time I'll finish the new version I've been
working ok but a full install will be needed as the computer
now has VisaulBasic 6 as well as 5 that the original program was
written in so the controls have been updated to VB6 ones.

The current one I have here doesn't have the Radio Menus options
as the Kenwood program does it all and is more suitable.

Have fun.

73 Karl G6ODT
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24hr Relay/Wide/TraceN-n enabled

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Re: APRS Messaging

Tim Shephard <timshephard@...>
 

This sound like a good way to go. I already have a palmtop HP200lx....

I will give it a try, thanks!

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

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Francois" <francois@...>
To: <TMD700A@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2000 2:23 AM
Subject: [TMD700A] Re: APRS Messaging


Another method is to use a serial terminal on the db9 port.

When in aprs mode on the d700, type on your terminal

AMSG 00,K0STL-1,HELLO FROM D700

check this link for all the commands

http://www.radiohound.com/command.htm

-Ron K�STL