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[aprssig] Re: BUSTED TM-D700 - 2nd time

Andy Gonzales KG6RWO at comcast.net
Sun Jan 22 01:59:20 UTC 2006


I haven't cycled the plug more than a couple of times. I have attempted to
strain relieve the plug which simply hangs off the back.  I will certainly
try the paperlip fix.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Arte Booten" <n2zrc at earthlink.net>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2006 5:24 PM
Subject: [aprssig] Re: BUSTED TM-D700 - 2nd time


> Hi all,
>
> Andy G. wrote:
>
> >The problem manifests as an inability for the GPS signal to get to the
TNC.
> >Troubleshooting confirms that it is not the GPS or the cabling.
>
>       Are you sure that it's not a problem with the contacts in the GPS
plug in
> the D700?  Sometimes  they get a little bent  from plugging and unplugging
the
> jack from the GPS cable.  I've had this problem with both the D700 and D7.
The
> fix is to bend the end of a paper clip to make a little barb, then stick
it in
> the hole and bend back (gently!) the contacts.  Unfortunately, these plugs
are
> enclosed in their own little plastic enclosure, so opening up the radio to
fix
> the bent contacts isn't a viable option.
73
>
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