[aprssig] Re: Help setting up Kenwood D700A
victorf at windreader.com
Tue Sep 13 13:45:41 CDT 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.
Victor Fraenckel - The Windman
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