[aprssig] D700 GPS connection

Andrew Rich vk4tec at tech-software.net
Mon Oct 2 15:21:16 CDT 2006

I made up a 5 volt reg off the 12 volts to run my gps hocky puck.

Andrew Rich
Amateur radio callsign VK4TEC
email: vk4tec at tech-software.net <mailto:vk4tec at tech-software.net>
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-----Original Message-----
From: scott at opentrac.org [mailto:scott at opentrac.org]
Sent: Tuesday, 3 October 2006 6:07 AM
To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
Subject: [aprssig] D700 GPS connection

How's everyone powering their GPS receiver when used with the TM-D700A?
Would have been nice if Kenwood had provided a 5 volt power output like
Alinco did, but oh well.  I'm thinking about trying to come up with some
sort of simple adapter that wouldn't require a cigarette lighter socket or

You could get power from the mic connector (using a little inline 'T' to
split it), but a GPS and lighted microphone might be pushing the 200 mA
limit.  Seems like the easiest way would be to have it tap in to the radio's
power connection, also using an inline splitter.

Any ideas?  I'd like to get something going before Dayton next year.  I lost
count of how many times I had to explain that the Deluo GPS receivers
couldn't connect directly to the D700 without some external source of power.


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