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[aprssig] Help setting up Kenwood D700A

Robbie - WA9INF mwrobertson at comcast.net
Wed Sep 14 18:02:56 UTC 2005


Scott,

There is also a Kenwood D-700 forum on Yahoo I believe.. I'm thinking, 
if it's APRS related, this is the correct forum... Not like using 
UI-View group and asking for general APRS questions not directly related 
to UI-View32..

Robbie

Scott Miller wrote:
> Seems like we see a lot of D700 help requests here.  I'm not saying that 
> this isn't a good place for them - we have lots of experts here - but 
> I'm curious, does Kenwood provide any technical support directly?  I'd 
> hope so, but the only radio manufacturer I can think of that has EVER 
> answered an email I sent was Ten-Tec.  They replied promptly and were 
> extraordinarily helpful.  No one else even sent so much as an automated 
> reply.
> 
> Scott
> N1VG
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Robbie - WA9INF" 
> <mwrobertson at comcast.net>
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:47 AM
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Help setting up Kenwood D700A
> 
> 
>> Vic,
>>
>> Does the display also show that you have BCON enabled? Several times 
>> friends of mine have run into this situation and then they think to 
>> enable it, or I remind them, :-)
>>
>> The display will have a BCON displayed just left of the flashing GPS 
>> (indicating valid NMEA input)
>>
>> Robbie
>>
>> Vic Fraenckel wrote:
>>
>>> Steve, K9DCI
>>>  You wrote:
>>>  >Scanning this thread, I didn't see anyone say that when you have 
>>> the GPS >connected correctly and the sentences are being received by 
>>> the D700 , the "GPS" >at the top of teh D700 display blinks.
>>>  Yes, the GPS is blinking. I have disconnected the computer and set 
>>> the radio to APRS mode. What controls the reporting of MY POS? 
>>> Doesn't get sent automatically in this mode at the interval (Mine set 
>>> to 2 minutes) set in menu 3-D? I have PACKET TX set to AUTO in 3-C 
>>> and BEEP set to MINE in 3-F. I was out and about for a couple of 
>>> hours and saw MY POS on the terminal once (can't drive and watch 
>>> terminal) and findu only shows one position report. I expected a slew 
>>> of them.
>>>  Let me take this opportunity to apologize for accidently sending a 
>>> post to this group without deleting some of my signature.
>>>  Also, I want to thank all of you who are helping me get it together 
>>> on my D700A. This has been wonderfully helpful.
>>>  Vic
>>>
>>> ________________________________________________________
>>>  Victor Fraenckel - The Windman        victorf ATSIGN windreader DOT com
>>>
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