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[aprssig] Re: Help setting up Kenwood D700A

Andy Gonzales KG6RWO at comcast.net
Wed Sep 14 03:34:54 UTC 2005


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Vic Fraenckel 
  To: APRS Sig 
  Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 11:45 AM
  Subject: [aprssig] Re: Help setting up Kenwood D700A


  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:

  Here are my comments with respect to using software such as UIVIEW or WinAPRS or APRSPoint

  1- 6-1  DATA BAND A  OK
  1-6-2   DCD Sense A and B Bands   I would switch to Data Rx

  1-6-3   TNC Time <blank>  software will provide the date, but for if no software I would add the time
  1-6-4   TNC DATE <blank> software will provide the date, but for if no software I would add the time
  1-6-5   TIMEZONE UTC-4  OK, but you also need to enter timezone in software
  1-9-5   COM PORT 9600bps  OK
  1-9-6   DATA SPEED 1200bps  OK

  3-1   CALLSIGN KC2GUI-1 OK but you also need to tell software  
  3-2   GPS UNIT NMEA this is a must
  3-3   WAYPOINT OFF OK
  3-4   MY POSITION <blank> GPS provides position
  3-5   POSITION AMBIGUITY <blank> OK
  3-6   POSITION COMMENT IN SERVICE enter comment in software but if no software this will be used
  3-7   POSITION LIMIT OFF  I would enter something here AND in the sofware
  3-8   STATION ICON car  enter in software, but if no software this will be used
  3-9   STATUE TEXT <blank> enter status in software but if no software this will be used
  3-A   STATUS TX RATE 1/5  enter in software, but if no software this will be used
  3-B   PACKET PATH WIDE2-2 enter in software, but if no software this will be used
  3-C   PACKET TX AUTO   I would use MANUAL under the theory that the software should be "MANUALLY" sending your beacons
  3-D   TX INTERVAL 2 MIN doesn't make a difference, its the software thats in control
  3-E   UNPROTOCAL APK101 enter in software, but if no software this will be used
  3-F   BEEP MINE OK
  3-G   MILES/KILOMETERS MILES enter in software, but if no software this will be used
  3-H   TEMPERATURE <blank> OK
  3-G   DATA BAND A  OK
  3-H   PACKET SPEED 1200bps OK
  3-I    DIGIPEATER OFF OK
  3-L   UIDIGI <blank> OK 
  3-M  AUTO MSG REPLY <blank> enter in software, but if no software this will be used
  3-N   REPLY MSG <blank> enter in software, but if no software this will be used
  3-O   BLN GROUP <blank> enter in software, but if no software this will be used
  3-P   MSG GROUP <blank> enter in software, but if no software this will be used

  What have I done wrong. I would like to see my position on findu and hopefully on my map.

  Vic, I have to suggest again that you use UIVIEW
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  Victor Fraenckel - The Windman         
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