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Re: D700A & GPS III +

Wayne Joyner <joyner@...>
 

Plug and Play. Just go into the GPS and set the NEMA and baud and you're
having fun! Don't forget to turn on GPS in the Radio - :)

Wayne Joyner
Nebraska Scanner Pages - Omaha, NE
Web Site : http://www.wjoyner.com/scanner/SCANNER.htm
Email : neweb@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Howard Breitbart [mailto:howitser@...]
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2000 01:19 PM
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: [TMD700A] D700A & GPS III +

Just got a GPS III +, was wondering if the serial cable that came
with
it would work to hook it up to my 700, or if I need a different one.

Thanks!

73,

Howard, N2JIH




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Re: D700A & GPS III +

Stewart Lewis <lewis@...>
 

It will work just fine!

CUL....Stew
w0shl@...


D700A & GPS III +

Howard Breitbart <howitser@...>
 

Just got a GPS III +, was wondering if the serial cable that came
with
it would work to hook it up to my 700, or if I need a different one.

Thanks!

73,

Howard, N2JIH


Memory Scan

jlesage@...
 

Is there anyway to have a priority while in the memory scan?

73s
kb9tsg


Re: GPS & 700A

Jim Murray <james31@...>
 

I'm using the Rand McNally. $79.00@ best-buy and they printed a $20 rebate
at checkout. Works OK with my 700. I posted the interconnect a week or so
ago. So far it is working great and seems to be accurate.

Jim Murray KC5QWG


Re: GPS & 700A

Rick Giguere <rick@...>
 

I'm using my GPS III+ .... I love it.


...Rick

On Fri, 21 Jul 2000, Howard Breitbart wrote:

What GPS units have people found to work the best with the 700A?
With
those units, what features do they have? I'd like the positioning
info, but also like to use mapping features for navigation. I'm
looking at the GPS III Plus adn the Street Map units. If anyone has
input, I'd appreciate it!

73,

Howard, N2JIH


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Re: GPS & 700A

N1FLO@...
 

I can not say that it is the best but the GPS III+ works for me. I also have
US roads and recreation, maps are good only drawback 1 to 3 counties at a
time. A GPS like the III+ gives you a lot more than just your position.

Hope this helps

73

John N1FLO
Attleboro MA


GPS & 700A

Howard Breitbart <howitser@...>
 

What GPS units have people found to work the best with the 700A?
With
those units, what features do they have? I'd like the positioning
info, but also like to use mapping features for navigation. I'm
looking at the GPS III Plus adn the Street Map units. If anyone has
input, I'd appreciate it!

73,

Howard, N2JIH


Re: GPS & 700A

nmhotair@...
 

The street pilot does not listen to the 700. The III+ does. Peter Naumburg
K5HAB

In a message dated 7/21/00 3:12:12 PM Mountain Daylight Time,
howitser@... writes:

<< What GPS units have people found to work the best with the 700A?
With
those units, what features do they have? I'd like the positioning
info, but also like to use mapping features for navigation. I'm
looking at the GPS III Plus adn the Street Map units. If anyone has
input, I'd appreciate it!

73,

Howard, N2JIH
>>


Re: APRS and the VS-3

Rick Giguere <rick@...>
 

I've never been able to get it to work with APRS at all, and some of the
things I think it should do for "voice" don't happen, either.

It just seems like a very, very buggy firmware implimentation.



... Rick / KB1CHV

On Fri, 21 Jul 2000, Todd Ellis wrote:

Even though I am telling the radio to use the voice chip for APRS ONLY, it
is not announcing incoming messages. I received a lot of nice assistance
from folks on htaprs, but most did not own a D700 and read my manual for me.
I know how it is supposed to work, why DOESN'T it work? Anyone have a clue?

Todd Ellis, N2XL
Raleigh, NC


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Re: APRS and the VS-3

Todd Ellis <ellistr@...>
 

<snip>start vent<snip>

I KNOW THIS. YOU CAN READ THE MANUAL TOO, JUST LIKE ME. Again, MINE
doesn't work this way. I'm trying to find out why. It SHOULD work
this way, but it DOESN'T. sheesh! I'm sorry, but this is like the
eighth message with exactly the same information that won't help me.

<snip>end vent<snip>
Just like I have no idea what you have tried and what responses
you have received; you also have no idea how many times (over a
dozen) that people have asked me how the voice stuff works and
still don't get it. (they expect it to talk for _everything_). I
understand your venting need because I just happened to be the
latest person to reply to your cry for help.

Beyond calling kenwood (which it sounds like you should),
I did!

does the voice work at all?
Yes.

Have you tried a different voice module (if
available)?
Nope. I would have tried this except that the doggone thing works in other
ways, therefore my conclusion is that the module is working.

Have you tried putting your voice module in another
D700?
Nope, not too many out yet. There are about a dozen of them here in
Raleigh.

Have you tried setting it to always use voice?

Yep, no workie-workie.

Have you
checked the connector for the chip? (I'll assume you got it in the
right way, cuz I don't think it fits the wrong way), etc.
Yep, no problem there - also , remeber the voice synth DOES work...

Other than that, it's up to kenwood (or someone else on the list).
yepperdo. Check my other relay from D700@egroups for more info. Thanks for
the support though!!

Todd Ellis, N2XL
Raleigh, NC


Re: APRS and the VS-3

Todd Ellis <ellistr@...>
 

Nope, tried that.

On another note, I called Kenwood this morning and spoke with a Clifford
fellow who was very helpful. He suggested that I reset the microprocessor,
and re-program the EEPROM using the PC software package. No one else has
reported the problem. I mentioned that I had a low serial number (bought it
in January), and he said that there haven't been any rev changes at this
time. I'll let you all know how that works...when I can find time to grab
one of my laptops and run it. Off to Anchorage in a few hours for a few
days. Oh, for a D7G for the weekend...

Todd Ellis, N2XL
Raleigh, NC

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stewart Lewis" <lewis@...>
To: <TMD700A@...>
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2000 1:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] APRS and the VS-3


Try turning the Beep on!

Stew...W0SHL



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Re: APRS and the VS-3

Aaron <ae4ko@...>
 

<snip>start vent<snip>

I KNOW THIS. YOU CAN READ THE MANUAL TOO, JUST LIKE ME. Again, MINE
doesn't work this way. I'm trying to find out why. It SHOULD work
this way, but it DOESN'T. sheesh! I'm sorry, but this is like the
eighth message with exactly the same information that won't help me.

<snip>end vent<snip>
Just like I have no idea what you have tried and what responses
you have received; you also have no idea how many times (over a
dozen) that people have asked me how the voice stuff works and
still don't get it. (they expect it to talk for _everything_). I
understand your venting need because I just happened to be the
latest person to reply to your cry for help.

Beyond calling kenwood (which it sounds like you should), does
the voice work at all? Have you tried a different voice module (if
available)? Have you tried putting your voice module in another
D700? Have you tried setting it to always use voice? Have you
checked the connector for the chip? (I'll assume you got it in the
right way, cuz I don't think it fits the wrong way), etc.

Other than that, it's up to kenwood (or someone else on the list).


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Re: APRS and the VS-3

Stewart Lewis <lewis@...>
 

Try turning the Beep on!

Stew...W0SHL


Re: APRS and the VS-3

Todd Ellis <ellistr@...>
 

<snip>start vent<snip>

I KNOW THIS. YOU CAN READ THE MANUAL TOO, JUST LIKE ME. Again, MINE
doesn't work this way. I'm trying to find out why. It SHOULD work this
way, but it DOESN'T. sheesh! I'm sorry, but this is like the eighth
message with exactly the same information that won't help me.

<snip>end vent<snip>

Something is not right...it's a VS-3...again, it should work, but it
doesn't...it won't announce an incoming message to me/for me/addressed to
N2XL, or for that matter anything other than a frequency or menu setting.
Bottom line, it's useless for APRS to me. Why won't it work as the manual
suggests? Are there different versions of the VS-3?? Maybe I really just
need to call Kenwood.

Thanks to anyone that can help.

Todd Ellis, N2XL
Raleigh, NC

----- Original Message -----
From: "Aaron" <ae4ko@...>
To: "Todd Ellis" <ellistr@...>
Cc: <TMD700A@...>
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2000 10:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] APRS and the VS-3


Even though I am telling the radio to use the voice chip for APRS
ONLY, it is not announcing incoming messages. I received a lot of
nice assistance from folks on htaprs, but most did not own a D700 and
read my manual for me. I know how it is supposed to work, why DOESN'T
it work? Anyone have a clue?

Todd Ellis, N2XL
Raleigh, NC
The D700 will only announce messages destined for you. And then
it will announce the call of the sending station.


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Re: APRS and the VS-3

Aaron <ae4ko@...>
 

Even though I am telling the radio to use the voice chip for APRS
ONLY, it is not announcing incoming messages. I received a lot of
nice assistance from folks on htaprs, but most did not own a D700 and
read my manual for me. I know how it is supposed to work, why DOESN'T
it work? Anyone have a clue?

Todd Ellis, N2XL
Raleigh, NC
The D700 will only announce messages destined for you. And then
it will announce the call of the sending station.


---
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Concerto (n): a fight between a piano and a pianist.


Re: APRS and the VS-3

Todd Ellis <ellistr@...>
 

Even though I am telling the radio to use the voice chip for APRS ONLY, it
is not announcing incoming messages. I received a lot of nice assistance
from folks on htaprs, but most did not own a D700 and read my manual for me.
I know how it is supposed to work, why DOESN'T it work? Anyone have a clue?

Todd Ellis, N2XL
Raleigh, NC


ARRL DCC & Kenwood D-700 APRS Speech Contest

Keith Sproul <ksproul@...>
 

===================================================================
==== Kenwood D700 APRS(tm) Speech Message Contest ====
===================================================================

The Kenwood TM-D700 Radio has the ability to have a speech synthesizer
added to it. If you add this option, you can make the D700 'SPEAK' or
actually 'SPELL' APRS messages.

When you send a message to a D700 with the VS-3 Speech chip, it will SPELL
the call sign of the station that sent the message.

In addition to this, if you put a percent sign '%' as the FIRST character
of a message, it will SPELL the letters and numbers of the message.

For example, if I send the following message from WU2Z to WB4APR,

%ICU2

Bob will hear:

DOUBLE-YOU YOU TWO ZED I SEE YOU TOO


We are announcing a contest to see what kind of messages people can come
up with for using this neat feature of the Kenwood TM-D700 radio and the
VS-3.

===================================================================
Rules for the contest:

* There will be three categories:

The LONGEST message that makes sense.

The MOST TECHNICAL message.

The most original or funniest message.

* The winners will be announced at the ARRL Digital Communications
Conference in Orlando, FL, September 2000.

* Each winner will receive a $50 gift certificate from Kenwood Radio.

* APRS Authors and Kenwood employees are not eligible.

* The judges will be the APRS Authors and Kenwood personnel that are
present at the September 2000, ARRL DCC in Orlando, FL.

* All decisions of the judges will be final.

* All entries must be sent by email ksproul@... by September
1st, or delivered in person at the DCC.

* PLEASE put D700 CONTEST as the subject of the email!!!

* You must have a valid Amateur Radio License to enter.

* You do NOT need to own a Kenwood D700 or VS-3 to enter.

* You do NOT need to be a registered user of any version of APRS to enter.

* You do NOT need to be present at the ARRL DCC to win.

* In case of a tie, i.e. exact or very similar duplicate message the
earliest received entry will win.

* In case of other ties, the judges opinions will determine the winner.

* All entries can be used by Kenwood and/or the APRS authors for demo
and/or advertising purposes. All entries will be posted on the Web after
the contest, with your call sign to give you credit.

* Entries that imply profanity or inappropriate content will be ignored.

===================================================================


The documentation for the Speech functions of the D700 are at:

http://aprs.rutgers.edu/D700Voice.html

There is also a copy of it at:

http://dorm.rutgers.edu/~ksproul/D700Voice.html

(If one is down, try the other, I will keep them both updated)

If you have questions about this contest, or how the Voice option works,
please send email to me at: ksproul@...

As questions come in, I will update the documentation if needed.

You may distribute this announcement to other places, but you must leave
it exactly as is.


Keith Sproul 732 445-3695 Office
mailto:ksproul@... 732 821-4828 Home
http://aprs.rutgers.edu/ WU2Z
http://wu2z.rutgers.edu/aprs.html Live APRS system


Re: APRS

Samuel Barker <srbarker@...>
 

Take a look at the ARRL website, you should be able to find some good information there.  www.arrl.net.

 

Also, the AMSAT-NA site has loads of good info on most of the birds, take a look there.  www.amsat.org.

 

There is an article in the newest QST magazine that lays out some simple operating procedures on UO-14, and has some info on SO-35 as well.  I highly recommend that article.  I’ve had pretty good luck with SO-35, and not so good with UO-14. 

 

I would suggest starting with SO-35.  It’s a pretty easy bird to work, so the frustration level will be a little lower.  Good satellite to cut your teeth on (I’m still in that mode myself).  The best place to go for SO-35 info is the SunSat web page.  http://sunsat.ee.sun.ac.za/index.html.  You’ll find some pretty detailed operating instructions there, as well as the voice pass schedule.

 

Samuel, W7YYY

 

-----Original Message-----

From: jlesage@... [mailto:jlesage@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2000 9:05 AM
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: [TMD700A] APRS

 

I am looking for information for the beginner on tx and aprs through
Sats.  Any suggestions on where to look?  Need the very basic first
steps.  I am doing great on 2meter land base now want to expand.


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I am looking for information for the beginner on tx and aprs through
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