[aprssig] TM-D700 bug?

Andrew Rich vk4tec at tech-software.net
Sat Nov 6 15:31:18 CST 2004

on another note, just talking to a mate

u need to remove the double sided tape on the main board (and clean it)

that holds a wire. the sticky pad can cause grief to main pcb

surface. he has done this in x2 radios with no programming at all

Seem the glue is doing nasties to pcb

-----Original Message-----
From: bpsmicro.com [mailto:lists.nospam at bpsmicro.com]
Sent: Sunday, 7 November 2004 3:19 AM
To: vk4tec at tech-software.net; TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] TM-D700 bug?

Yeah, I got bitten by that this past week. I did the full reset, but I later
checked the Yahoo groups (there are two dedicated to the D700) and found an
easier way. I haven't personally tried this, but all the responses in the
group said it worked. I printed the following out and will be leaving it in
my car. You need a PC connected to the radio for this, though:

- Open Hyperterm at 9600,8,1,n
- type "TC 1" (terminal control on)
- type "GU 0" (GPS option off)
- type "TNC 2" (Packet mode)
- wait until "Opening TNC" goes away
- type "TNC 1" (APRS mode)
- wait until "Opening TNC" goes away
- type "GU 1" or "GU 2" (GPS on, NMEA 4800 or NMEA 9600)
- type "TC 0" (terminal control off)

The problem apparently stems from the TNC getting confused if you disconnect
the serial port while the GPS (attached to the GPS port) is in the middle of
a packet.
I'd assume a preventative mechanism is to turn off or disconnect the GPS
*first*, before disconnecting your computer from the serial port.
If, in fact, you don't have a GPS or an attached PC, there may be another
cause of the problem (the above definitely matched my episode). In that case
the above may not work.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Rich" <vk4tec at tech-software.net>
To: "TAPR APRS Special Interest Group" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Sat November 06, 2004 10:39
Subject: [aprssig] TM-D700 bug?

>I have owned x2 TM-D700's now.
> Sometimes the radio will get "stuck" opening the TNC
> This is fixed by a reset.
> Comments ?

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