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Temporarily lock out a memory channel

Milford Craig
 

I would like to lock out a memory channel but am having difficulty getting it to happen.  Is there a quick and easy answer how to solve this problem on a temporary basis?

Going simplex on a repeater output temporarily

Milford Craig
 

How to I configure my D700 to transmit on the output of our local repeater?.  Our repeater went down and everyone was instructed to go simplex on the repeater output freq.  this is for a temporary basis.

Re: Show "details" automagically?

DH7LK
 

I like to pop up this question again. Would be nice to immediately see the Weather Screen
without the need to push the details and -> buttons. 
de DH7LK, Lutz

Re: programming with mcp700

LeonardKeepers
 

hello group thank you for the reply Noel.on the windows 10 box in device manager i get the connection is com 4 will try to change it to something other than com 5 on the windows 7 laptop.i do wonder why i get a communications error 0 on the windows 10 box.is there a way to program the radio via computer if the db 9 connector is bad on the radio.i am visually impaired to program the radio manually.

Leonard

Re: programming with mcp700

Noel Seeley
 

The MCP does not support ports greater that #4. You will have to change your port to 4 or under in your device manager. When you do this, restart Windows and then select the port number in MCP that you chose before restart. Please reply to the group so that other users will have a complete picture of this from start to finish.

 

Thanks

 

Noel

K5NES

programming with mcp700

LeonardKeepers
 

hello group i am trying to program my 700a with the mcp700 software.i am trying to use a db9 cable to a keyspan usb adapter.the key span driver is properly installed,the mcp700 software is properly installed,but when trying to download from the radio i get a communications error 0.checked the com poet.tried doing this on a windows 7 laptop and windows 10 desktop.get the same error message.checked to make sure all connections were properly connected.on the laptop when checking device manager it says the device is on com5,no com 5 appears in the port settings in mcp 700 on the windows 7 laptop. would anyone have any suggestions please. thank you
Leonard

Re: Com port to USB failure

Don Poaps
 

I can use a soundcard as long as it has VOX. IE Signalink 

73

Don va7qu 

On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 19:37 Joe Dietrick <kc0nox@...> wrote:
Technical failure.

Is there any way to use the 6-pin data port to a PC virtual TNC, instead of an external TNC?

Thanks, Joe

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Re: Com port to USB failure

Joe Dietrick
 

Technical failure.

Is there any way to use the 6-pin data port to a PC virtual TNC, instead of an external TNC?

Thanks, Joe

Need Fuse 901 for TMD-700A

Kilgore
 

I need to replace fuse 901 part # F53-0108-05 on my TMD700A.  It's blown.

I am not used to working with surface mount devices.   I would like to use a wired fuse to solder over the existing surface mount fuse. I don't know the value to look for.  Where can I buy it?

Doug  KD5OUG

Re: Com port to USB failure

David Ranch
 

Hello Joe,

When you say you installed the driver that came with the USB cables, are you sure you're using it?  Newer versions of Windows allow multiple drivers to be installed and you select which one is to be used.  You'll want to either disable or REMOVE the Microsoft ones to be sure you're using your driver.  The Miklor site will take you through all that.

If you've done all that, it was worth a try.  WIndows XP is very much dead, doesn't get updates, etc. so my speculation was that it had the old drivers that work with all the knockoff Prolific chips.  I would generally agree that new FTDI based adapters from reputable vendors should work.  FTDI chips were also counterfited but not to the level like Prolific ones. 

Can you connect pins 2 & 3 together, start a terminal program (Putty has serial port support) and see if you can see what you type?  Maybe connect the serial port to anything else like maybe an old dial up modem (Hayes, USR, etc) and get output?   Maybe you can test the serial port on the D700 like how this HAM did and see if you can get any output?

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7CTzc3AfBs

--David
KI6ZHD

Re: Com port to USB failure

Joe Dietrick
 

David,

Thank you. If I understand your response correctly:  I had rolled back the driver using  the original serial-USB adapter (which worked with the XP) without success - several times w/another adapter as well.  I also purchased an Rs-232<-->USB cable w/FTDI chip from BlueMax49ers - thinking perhaps my original RS-232 cable was bad, and a W10 compatible adapter from USConverters.com.  I would have though both would have legitimate chipsets.

No joy.

Re: Com port to USB failure

David Ranch
 


Check your USB to serial adapter's drivers.  You might be a victim of a counterfit Prolific chip but work arounds are available:

   http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_Drivers.php

--David
KI6ZHD


On 07/06/2018 01:46 PM, Joe Dietrick wrote:
My D700 attached to a Windows XP ran UI-View32 and programming via the MCP without issues via an RS232/USB adapter. That laptop died, and I can't make a connection with either my Windows 7 or Windows 10 laptops.  This includes the RS 232/USB adapter and a cable with the USB connector on it.

I don't know what the difference between the COM & DATA ports are in this regard.

Any help in solving this issue is appreciated.

Thank you.

Joe, KC0NOX

Com port to USB failure

Joe Dietrick
 

My D700 attached to a Windows XP ran UI-View32 and programming via the MCP without issues via an RS232/USB adapter. That laptop died, and I can't make a connection with either my Windows 7 or Windows 10 laptops.  This includes the RS 232/USB adapter and a cable with the USB connector on it.

I don't know what the difference between the COM & DATA ports are in this regard.

Any help in solving this issue is appreciated.

Thank you.

Joe, KC0NOX

FOR SALE: Working TM-D700a

k1lpi
 

Includes
Mic
Radio
Power cable
Mobile mounting bracket
NO CONTROL HEAD
$225 shipped to any US zipcode.
email me direct k1lpi@...
Paypal or Zelle for payment.

Re: Value of TM D700A

k1lpi
 

Going rate on eBay for full radio with control head and cables is $300 plus or minus.
Radio without control head $200 to $225

Re: Value of TM D700A

John Huggins
 

The value of something is what someone is willing to, and capable of,
paying for it.

On Sun, Jun 10, 2018 at 9:34 PM, <merlin@...> wrote:
The value of something is what someone is willing to pay for it.

Re: Value of TM D700A

merlin@...
 

The value of something is what someone is willing to pay for it.

Re: D710ga questions

K9ROD
 

Stephen,  Send me an email at k9rod@...  and I'll send you a copy of the manuals.  Rod

Re: D710ga questions

Bill Simm
 

Hi Stephen,
    You should always have your DCD on,  otherwise your radio will transmit position beacons and digipeat  other traffic immediately,  whether the frequency is busy or not,   if busy they will crash with other packets being transmitted and be lost and just cause a lot of RFI on the channel.    When on the tnc will only transmit when the channel is clear reducing packet crashes and RFI.  
    I just turn the squelch up a little bit and turn the volume down on the databand.    You need to turn the squelch up a little to cut out the background noise static or the DCD will interpret the static noise as traffic on the channel and the tnc will never transmit.
 
              Bill (va1alw)
 

D710ga questions

Stephen Brown
 

Hi all, 
     Picked one of these up at Dayton this past weekend and got it installed in my vehicle. 

Have a few questions: 

- If I am in memory mode, is there a way to display the memory name vs. the frequency? I see the memory name in small letters on the display, but would rather see the name if possible. 

- With APRS, if I set DCD to ignore and run the squelch open with the volume down, am I gaining anything from a decoding perspective? I've run APRS years ago this way in the past, just not sure it's optimal. 

I've been considering one of these for a while now, I've never had a Kenwood mobile transceiver in this series, but have had plenty of portables. I've had the TH-D7, D72, and now a D74. Fantastic radios, I suspect my experience will be the same with the D710 ;) 

73
Stephen 
K1LNX