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[aprssig] Re: Help setting up Kenwood D700A

Vic Fraenckel victorf at windreader.com
Tue Sep 13 18:45:41 UTC 2005


As the original poster of this subject let me comment on some of the GPS oriented posts. I wrote:


>I have been struggling for two days to get my 700A on the air. I have it interfaced to a >laptop running APRSPoint. 

I have a Garmin GPS35 (sort of a streamlined hockeypuck) attached to my D700. It is not a HOME station. APRSPoint is a moving map system and is meant to be mobile. The GPS35 is spewing out NMEA sentences as verified by having a look at it's output on a communications terminal program. This is not in question. 

I am concerned because I am not seeing my position showing up on the map nor have I found my station on findu. I am quite sure there are enough Digipeaters in range to have gated my position reports to the internet.

My question concerned possible problems with the D700 setup. I am running in TNC PKT mode and here are what I consider the germaine radio setup parameters listed by D700 Menu numbers:

1- 6-1  DATA BAND A
1-6-2   DCD Sense A and B Bands
1-6-3   TNC Time <blank>
1-6-4   TNC DATE <blank>
1-6-5   TIMEZONE UTC-4

1-9-5   COM PORT 9600bps
1-9-6   DATA SPEED 1200bps

3-1   CALLSIGN KC2GUI-1
3-2   GPS UNIT NMEA
3-3   WAYPOINT OFF
3-4   MY POSITION <blank>
3-5   POSITION AMBIGUITY <blank>
3-6   POSITION COMMENT IN SERVICE
3-7   POSITION LIMIT OFF
3-8   STATION ICON car
3-9   STATUE TEXT <blank>
3-A   STATUS TX RATE 1/5
3-B   PACKET PATH WIDE2-2
3-C   PACKET TX AUTO
3-D   TX INTERVAL 2 MIN
3-E   UNPROTOCAL APK101
3-F   BEEP MINE
3-G   MILES/KILOMETERS MILES
3-H   TEMPERATURE <blank>
3-G   DATA BAND A
3-H   PACKET SPEED 1200bps
3-I    DIGIPEATER OFF
3-L   UIDIGI <blank>
3-M  AUTO MSG REPLY <blank>
3-N   REPLY MSG <blank>
3-O   BLN GROUP <blank>
3-P   MSG GROUP <blank>

What have I done wrong. I would like to see my position on findu and hopefully on my map.
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Victor Fraenckel - The Windman         
victorf ATSIGN windreader DOT com
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