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Re: TM710G Installation questions

Dennis Yard
 

Thank you for the helpful info.
N1TEN
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On Saturday, February 1, 2020, 05:39:00 PM PST, Lee Besing <lee@...> wrote:


Dennis,  if looking at the rear of the 710, the speaker plug on the right will do both sides. If you plug into the left side, it splits audio and you'll need to run for 2 speakers. I don't remember which side (A or B) gets split off.

I bought a generic dash beanbag mount on Amazon Prime and adhered the fan shaped mount to it. I'll try to attach photos. 

I also bought some black foam board from Hobby Lobby and made a sun shield that I taped up with black matte tape (similar to duct tape).



Lee Besing, N5NTG
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX

-----Original Message-----
From: "Dennis Yard via Groups.Io" <hamandrovers@...>
To: tmd700a@groups.io, TMD700A@groups.io
Sent: Sat, 01 Feb 2020 5:38 PM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] TM710G Installation questions

Good questions.  I always wondered about the two speaker outputs as well.

As for the dashboard mount, I used it successfully on my Land Rover Discovery plastic binnacle. 
I held fine on offroad trips and didn't shake off. 

Dennis Yard
N1TEN

On Saturday, February 1, 2020, 03:29:21 PM PST, Bruce Goldstein <wa3afs@...> wrote:


Just received my 710G which I am going to replace a Yaesu FT400XDR which I found to have lots of poor human factors in the areas of updating firmware and programming in general.

I have 2 questions about installing the 710G:

1. There are 2 speaker plugs on the rear.  If I am only going to use a single remote speaker do I plug it into the left or right plug?  Is there any advantage to using 2 spearate speakers?  The manual does not describe the function of either.

2. Is the sticky stuff on the front panel fan-shaped mount sufficient to hold to a dashboard?  Should I instead use strong velcro?  I do not intend to screw the mount into the dashboard.

Thanks and 73
-- Bruce, WA3AFS
  

Re: TM710G Installation questions

Bruce Goldstein
 

Thanks for all your responses.  Very helpful.

I found out:
 
  • The manual in the box and the manual on the disk in the box are totally different (have the same name!).  The manual on the disk describes the different menu options in sufficient detail so that I determined which plug I should use so that the audio from both sides play through the remote speaker (Would be hard to hear the speaker in the radio since that is installed under the rear seat--which is next to the battery).
  • I went with the velcro to mount the control head (The previous radio in the car had used velcro so I found some compatible velcro and put it on the fan base.). 

Took about an hour and half to install the radio in the car (and uninstall the Yaesu).  Luckily, the power cable from the previous radio (Yaesu) was compatible with the 710G saving me a bit of time. 

Looks like I am going to be a happy user.


-- Bruce, WA3AFS
  

--
73
   Bruce, WA3AFS

Re: TM710G Installation questions

Larry J. Ford K4AEC
 

Gee whiz, man; do you have to attach 12MB worth of pics to one e-mail?  Some folks in remote areas have limited bandwidth and/or storage capability due to limited internet service.

A better alternative is to post them online on one of many available sites, then include in your email a link to that site and the photos you want people to see.

Larry J. Ford
K4AEC
 

------ Original Message ------
Received: 08:39 PM EST, 02/01/2020
From: "Lee Besing" <lee@...>
To: TMD700A@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] TM710G Installation questions


Dennis,  if looking at the rear of the 710, the speaker plug on the right will do both sides. If you plug into the left side, it splits audio and you'll need to run for 2 speakers. I don't remember which side (A or B) gets split off.

I bought a generic dash beanbag mount on Amazon Prime and adhered the fan shaped mount to it. I'll try to attach photos. 

I also bought some black foam board from Hobby Lobby and made a sun shield that I taped up with black matte tape (similar to duct tape).



Lee Besing, N5NTG
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX

-----Original Message-----
From: "Dennis Yard via Groups.Io" <hamandrovers@...>
To: tmd700a@groups.io, TMD700A@groups.io
Sent: Sat, 01 Feb 2020 5:38 PM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] TM710G Installation questions

Good questions.  I always wondered about the two speaker outputs as well.

As for the dashboard mount, I used it successfully on my Land Rover Discovery plastic binnacle. 
I held fine on offroad trips and didn't shake off. 

Dennis Yard
N1TEN

On Saturday, February 1, 2020, 03:29:21 PM PST, Bruce Goldstein <wa3afs@...> wrote:


Just received my 710G which I am going to replace a Yaesu FT400XDR which I found to have lots of poor human factors in the areas of updating firmware and programming in general.

I have 2 questions about installing the 710G:

1. There are 2 speaker plugs on the rear.  If I am only going to use a single remote speaker do I plug it into the left or right plug?  Is there any advantage to using 2 spearate speakers?  The manual does not describe the function of either.

2. Is the sticky stuff on the front panel fan-shaped mount sufficient to hold to a dashboard?  Should I instead use strong velcro?  I do not intend to screw the mount into the dashboard.

Thanks and 73
-- Bruce, WA3AFS
  

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Re: TM710G Installation questions

Jim Andrews
 

Welcome to the world of the D710 😊

 

In reply to (1)

 

A single external speaker in SP1 will cut off the internal speaker and everything comes out the external.

 

A single external speaker in SP2 sends the right-hand band to external, left-hand stays internal.

 

A two external speakers in SP1 and SP2 also splits the left and right bands, into separate speakers.

 

Note that the menu item Audio – 002 (Ext.Speaker) swaps the split audio (Mode 1 is as described above, Mode 2 left/right bands are swapped).

 

Oddly this is not described in the D710 manual. If you download the TM-V71 manual and look at page 71, there is a good explanation of it all (if you weren’t aware, the V71 and D710 are the same radio body, just different heads).

http://manual.kenwood.com/files/B62-1926-40.pdf

 

Is there any advantage – YES! I have speakers left and right side of the car, so when receiving I know which band the signal is being received on.

 

 

 

Jim

 

 

From: TMD700A@groups.io <TMD700A@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bruce Goldstein
Sent: 01 February 2020 21:51
To: TMD700A@groups.io
Subject: [TMD700A] TM710G Installation questions

 

Just received my 710G which I am going to replace a Yaesu FT400XDR which I found to have lots of poor human factors in the areas of updating firmware and programming in general.

 

I have 2 questions about installing the 710G:

 

1. There are 2 speaker plugs on the rear.  If I am only going to use a single remote speaker do I plug it into the left or right plug?  Is there any advantage to using 2 spearate speakers?  The manual does not describe the function of either.

 

2. Is the sticky stuff on the front panel fan-shaped mount sufficient to hold to a dashboard?  Should I instead use strong velcro?  I do not intend to screw the mount into the dashboard.

 

Thanks and 73

-- Bruce, WA3AFS

  

Re: TM710G Installation questions

Lee Besing
 

Sorry Bruce, you were the one that asked the question about the mounting and the speaker connection. Hopefully my previous message answered that, if it goes through with the photos that I attached.


Lee Besing
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX


-----Original Message-----
From: "Dennis Yard via Groups.Io" <hamandrovers@...>
To: tmd700a@groups.io, TMD700A@groups.io
Sent: Sat, 01 Feb 2020 5:38 PM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] TM710G Installation questions

Good questions.  I always wondered about the two speaker outputs as well.

As for the dashboard mount, I used it successfully on my Land Rover Discovery plastic binnacle. 
I held fine on offroad trips and didn't shake off. 

Dennis Yard
N1TEN

On Saturday, February 1, 2020, 03:29:21 PM PST, Bruce Goldstein <wa3afs@...> wrote:


Just received my 710G which I am going to replace a Yaesu FT400XDR which I found to have lots of poor human factors in the areas of updating firmware and programming in general.

I have 2 questions about installing the 710G:

1. There are 2 speaker plugs on the rear.  If I am only going to use a single remote speaker do I plug it into the left or right plug?  Is there any advantage to using 2 spearate speakers?  The manual does not describe the function of either.

2. Is the sticky stuff on the front panel fan-shaped mount sufficient to hold to a dashboard?  Should I instead use strong velcro?  I do not intend to screw the mount into the dashboard.

Thanks and 73
-- Bruce, WA3AFS
  

Re: TM710G Installation questions

Lee Besing
 

Dennis,  if looking at the rear of the 710, the speaker plug on the right will do both sides. If you plug into the left side, it splits audio and you'll need to run for 2 speakers. I don't remember which side (A or B) gets split off.

I bought a generic dash beanbag mount on Amazon Prime and adhered the fan shaped mount to it. I'll try to attach photos. 

I also bought some black foam board from Hobby Lobby and made a sun shield that I taped up with black matte tape (similar to duct tape).



Lee Besing, N5NTG
210-771-7075
San Antonio TX


-----Original Message-----
From: "Dennis Yard via Groups.Io" <hamandrovers@...>
To: tmd700a@groups.io, TMD700A@groups.io
Sent: Sat, 01 Feb 2020 5:38 PM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] TM710G Installation questions

Good questions.  I always wondered about the two speaker outputs as well.

As for the dashboard mount, I used it successfully on my Land Rover Discovery plastic binnacle. 
I held fine on offroad trips and didn't shake off. 

Dennis Yard
N1TEN

On Saturday, February 1, 2020, 03:29:21 PM PST, Bruce Goldstein <wa3afs@...> wrote:


Just received my 710G which I am going to replace a Yaesu FT400XDR which I found to have lots of poor human factors in the areas of updating firmware and programming in general.

I have 2 questions about installing the 710G:

1. There are 2 speaker plugs on the rear.  If I am only going to use a single remote speaker do I plug it into the left or right plug?  Is there any advantage to using 2 spearate speakers?  The manual does not describe the function of either.

2. Is the sticky stuff on the front panel fan-shaped mount sufficient to hold to a dashboard?  Should I instead use strong velcro?  I do not intend to screw the mount into the dashboard.

Thanks and 73
-- Bruce, WA3AFS
  

Re: TM710G Installation questions

Mike Hickerson
 

Hi Guys
The speaker jack that is closest to the outer edge of the radio deck will pllay "Both" sides of the radio through it.  That is the same as the built in speaker.
If you plug the external speaker into the 2nd speaker jack, that will play only the "B" side of the radio.
If you have two speakers plugged in, then the Left side will play the 2m side and the Right speaker will play the 440 side.  That way with two speakers,
you can tell which side is active.

No the sticky stuff is not strong enough to hold the control head.  There is double stick tape available at hardware stores that "IS" strong enough to hold.
I don'r remember the name of that, but that stuff is out there.

Mike WBØMH


From: TMD700A@groups.io <TMD700A@groups.io> on behalf of Bruce Goldstein <wa3afs@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 1, 2020 2:50 PM
To: TMD700A@groups.io <TMD700A@groups.io>
Subject: [TMD700A] TM710G Installation questions
 
Just received my 710G which I am going to replace a Yaesu FT400XDR which I found to have lots of poor human factors in the areas of updating firmware and programming in general.

I have 2 questions about installing the 710G:

1. There are 2 speaker plugs on the rear.  If I am only going to use a single remote speaker do I plug it into the left or right plug?  Is there any advantage to using 2 spearate speakers?  The manual does not describe the function of either.

2. Is the sticky stuff on the front panel fan-shaped mount sufficient to hold to a dashboard?  Should I instead use strong velcro?  I do not intend to screw the mount into the dashboard.

Thanks and 73
-- Bruce, WA3AFS
  

Re: TM710G Installation questions

Dennis Yard
 

Good questions.  I always wondered about the two speaker outputs as well.

As for the dashboard mount, I used it successfully on my Land Rover Discovery plastic binnacle. 
I held fine on offroad trips and didn't shake off. 

Dennis Yard
N1TEN

On Saturday, February 1, 2020, 03:29:21 PM PST, Bruce Goldstein <wa3afs@...> wrote:


Just received my 710G which I am going to replace a Yaesu FT400XDR which I found to have lots of poor human factors in the areas of updating firmware and programming in general.

I have 2 questions about installing the 710G:

1. There are 2 speaker plugs on the rear.  If I am only going to use a single remote speaker do I plug it into the left or right plug?  Is there any advantage to using 2 spearate speakers?  The manual does not describe the function of either.

2. Is the sticky stuff on the front panel fan-shaped mount sufficient to hold to a dashboard?  Should I instead use strong velcro?  I do not intend to screw the mount into the dashboard.

Thanks and 73
-- Bruce, WA3AFS
  

TM710G Installation questions

Bruce Goldstein
 

Just received my 710G which I am going to replace a Yaesu FT400XDR which I found to have lots of poor human factors in the areas of updating firmware and programming in general.

I have 2 questions about installing the 710G:

1. There are 2 speaker plugs on the rear.  If I am only going to use a single remote speaker do I plug it into the left or right plug?  Is there any advantage to using 2 spearate speakers?  The manual does not describe the function of either.

2. Is the sticky stuff on the front panel fan-shaped mount sufficient to hold to a dashboard?  Should I instead use strong velcro?  I do not intend to screw the mount into the dashboard.

Thanks and 73
-- Bruce, WA3AFS
  

TM-D710GA - iGPS appears, then goes off

shedberg
 

I am hoping someone can provide some insight I am having with my TM-D710GA.

When the radio is powered on, the iGPS indicator will come on for two or three seconds, the turn off. I can press the function key "GPS" and the iGPS indicator will come on, but then turn off again.

Both A and B radios are working and I can receive APRS packets.

Any idea what is happening here?

73 Scott N0ZB

Re: Reverse not working on VFO B

Hans , PA3HGT
 

Hi Michael,

Thx for reply. I use the original software and i can work the programmed repeaters. 
When i use VFO A (left) then everything works,VFO B , same mem channel, reverse does not work.
I mailed Kenwood Belgium already because i suspecting a bug.

Hans 

Re: Reverse not working on VFO B

Mike Heskett WB5QLD
 

I remember hearing about some programming software (not Kenwood’s) messing up the offset. Please check what the offset is and which direction to see if it could be out of band. This may not be your problem, but I seem to remember hearing something like this – but I have slept since then. Since you are talking about a 710, you might get more answers in the 710 group. Kenwood-radios | TM-D710-and-TM-V71

 

HNY

 

Michael Heskett

WB5QLD

 

From: TMD700A@groups.io <TMD700A@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Wolff
Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 2:48 PM
To: TMD700A@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] Reverse not working on VFO B

 

Sorry then Hans, out of my range as every misdeed on mine has been solved by a reset, at least thus far.

 

I fear it may be time to contact Kenwood Tech Support and inquire there.  Perhaps there is a known issue with the firmware update or somesuch.

 

Best of luck with it.


MW / N4MEW

Re: Reverse not working on VFO B

Mark Wolff
 

Sorry then Hans, out of my range as every misdeed on mine has been solved by a reset, at least thus far.

I fear it may be time to contact Kenwood Tech Support and inquire there.  Perhaps there is a known issue with the firmware update or somesuch.

Best of luck with it.

MW / N4MEW

Re: Reverse not working on VFO B

Hans , PA3HGT
 

HI Mark,

Yes i did the full reset. I have this since my last display firmware upgrade 1.03 . I have looked into the menu etc. but i can't find it.

Hans

Re: Reverse not working on VFO B

Mark Wolff
 

Hans, apologizing in advance if you have tried this already, but have you reset the radio lately?

My 710 (installed mobile) acts up maybe once or twice a year.  Last time it refused to go into Cross Band mode and required a reset and stuffing the programmed repeaters back in it to completely restore functionality.  These rigs are pretty much computers these days and once in a while need to be rebooted apparently.

73

MW / N4MEW._,_._,_

Reverse not working on VFO B

Hans , PA3HGT
 

Hello all,

I have a odd problem with my TMD710GE with the latest firmware.
When i am on memorychannels on both vfo's,only VFO B is not going in reverse when the channel is programmed in repeater.
VFO A is not a problem but VFO B the reverse function is not working. I did the full reset and reprogrammed it.
The reverse is not working with the knob "rev" on the display and on the original mike where i programmed the PF key for reverse.
When i press one of the buttons for the function when i am on VFO B , the conformationbeep sounds as not programmed/not possible.
On VFO A the conformationbeep sounds good and the reverse works.

Anyone has a cleu about this ?
Thanks in advance !

Hans,PA3HGT
 
 

Re: d-710 group scan/link

Pat Bryhan
 

Thanks for the info.  Now I guess I'll have to do some rearrangements.  Wish there was a good way to edit the channel numbers.  I tried doing that in MCP2 and they just reverted back to the original number.
73, Pat, KA9VRK

On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 11:18 AM AzEagleEye <kd7cac@...> wrote:
Hi Pat,

This is from my post to the group back in 2015:

Kenwood has a different approach to memory groups - they are determined while saving memories, not after the fact. So, any frequencies you save to memory channel numbers 0 through 99 will automatically be in Group 0, those saved to memory channels 100-199 will be in Group 1 and so on. See page Scan 2 of the CD owner’s manual.

73 de Dennis KD7CAC
Scottsdale, AZ


On Dec 3, 2019, at 8:22 AM, Pat Bryhan <pbryhan@...> wrote:

Hello, I have an older d-710a that I recently acquired.  I am having trouble figuring out the group scan/ group link features.  The manuals are less helpful than I need.  Anyone have experience with these features?    73, KA9VRK

Re: d-710 group scan/link

AzEagleEye
 

Hi Pat,

This is from my post to the group back in 2015:

Kenwood has a different approach to memory groups - they are determined while saving memories, not after the fact. So, any frequencies you save to memory channel numbers 0 through 99 will automatically be in Group 0, those saved to memory channels 100-199 will be in Group 1 and so on. See page Scan 2 of the CD owner’s manual.

73 de Dennis KD7CAC
Scottsdale, AZ


On Dec 3, 2019, at 8:22 AM, Pat Bryhan <pbryhan@...> wrote:

Hello, I have an older d-710a that I recently acquired.  I am having trouble figuring out the group scan/ group link features.  The manuals are less helpful than I need.  Anyone have experience with these features?    73, KA9VRK

d-710 group scan/link

Pat Bryhan
 

Hello, I have an older d-710a that I recently acquired.  I am having trouble figuring out the group scan/ group link features.  The manuals are less helpful than I need.  Anyone have experience with these features?    73, KA9VRK

What "modem" program to use on D710GA to decode BricSat2 on 437.605 @ 9600b ?

KD7YZ Bob
 

set Ch B to that QRG and 9600b but was running through AGWPE and figured that was wrong protocol.

Or I set the Rig up incorrectly.

I can ask over on AMSAT but thought there may be another D710 using for Sats, here.
--
--
Bob KD7YZ
TM-D7100GA