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[aprssig] Re: D7 Problem

Robert Michaud Michaud at ispwest.com
Thu Sep 28 19:42:35 UTC 2006


Andrew,

I think I would like to check the connection before I send it in for repair.
Is it hard or tricky to open up the D7?   Any thing to be cautious about?


Robert

----- Original Message ----- 
>
> Message: 3
> Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 17:12:19 +1000
> From: "Andrew Rich" <vk4tec at tech-software.net>
> Subject: RE: [aprssig] D7 Problem
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
> Message-ID: <LGEKIKIAKJPNFGILGJBBGEEDDCAA.vk4tec at tech-software.net>
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> I lost the GPS on mine, opened it up and found a broken connection
>
>
>
> -----------------------------------------
> Andrew Rich
> Amateur radio callsign VK4TEC
> email: vk4tec at tech-software.net <mailto:vk4tec at tech-software.net>
> web: http://www.tech-software.net
> Brisbane AUSTRALIA
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Michaud [mailto:Michaud at ispwest.com]
> Sent: Thursday, 28 September 2006 4:45 PM
> To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
> Subject: [aprssig] D7 Problem
>
>
> I have been using my Kenwood D7 with UI-View for several years.  A couple
of
> days ago it stopped working; the TNC did not initialize.  I have sent my
> question to this sig and not the UI-view group because I don't thnk it is
a
> UI-View problem.
>
> What does work?
> - ARPS works correctly for both Tx & Rx. (TNC otherwise works properly)
> - The serial cable has continuity and it worked correctly last week (No
> spare to double check)
> - UI-View works properly with other TNC/radio combinations. (Not a
software
> problem)
>
> I used a new copy of the UI-View CMD file for the D7 and noticed something
> odd.  When UI-View tried to initializes the TNC the D7 responded by
> (correctly) changing frequency but UI-View did not receive any response
from
> the D7 and timed out with an error message.
>
> My guess is one of the connections on the D7's serial port is broken.  Has
> anyone had a similar experience?  Or is there some other possible problem?
>
>
> Robert, KD6INI
>
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> Message: 4
> Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 09:03:01 +0100
> From: "Dave Baxter" <dave at emv.co.uk>
> Subject: RE: [aprssig] PCSAT-1 Recovery and OPS
> To: <bruninga at usna.edu>, "TAPR APRS Mailing List"
> <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
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> Bob...
>
> Just curious.  Does PCSAT-1 only tx on .390 when over North America etc,
> quiet at other times, or is it active world wide on that frequency?
> Only ask, as it may explain some "odd" noises heard in the past in what
> is our SSB segment of the UK/EU 2m band.
>
> Dave G0WBX.
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Robert Bruninga [mailto:bruninga at usna.edu]
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 9:03 PM
> > To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
> > Subject: [aprssig] PCSAT-1 Recovery and OPS
> >
> > PCSAT-1 has been recovered as it entered better sun angles.
> > You may even see it in your mobile since it does have a
> > downlink on 144.39.  The uplink for that digipeater is not
> > published but is available for special needs if desired.
> > Otherwise the PCSAT-1 digipeater is on 145.825 up and down.
> >
> > PCSAT-1 should remain NORMAL OPS for the next few weeks until
> > it experiences an overload and resets.  Then we lose it till
> > December.  So we ask that all users please adhere to these
> > fundamental principles:
> >
> > 1) No unattended operations
> > 2) No connections to or through PCSAT-1
> > 3) UI digipeating and APRS packets only typically at 1 minute
> > rates or so
> > 4) Watch pcsat.aprs.org for live activity
> > 5) Use the path of VIA PCSAT-1 or VIA ARISS
> > 6) No operations after dark!
> >
> > Enjoy PCSAT-1 and APRS! Make contacts, QSO, enjoy!
> >
> > Just remember that ACKS are pretty useless and only add QRM
> > to the channel.
> > So do not expect ACKS via the satellite.  If you see your
> > outgoing packet digipeated by PCSAT-1 a few times then you
> > should ASSUME that the other person got it and delete it
> > yourself.  By the same token, if someone sends you a message,
> > then ANSWER him in kind, so that he knows you got it.
> >
> > See web page PCSAT.APRS.ORG  or Google for PCSAT.
> >
> > De WB4APR, Bob
> > US Naval Academy Satellite Lab
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 5
> Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 00:24:51 +1000
> From: "Andrew Rich" <vk4tec at tech-software.net>
> Subject: [aprssig] MAXON DM-2550
> To: "TAPR List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
> Cc: Ozaprs <ozaprs at marconi.ics.mq.edu.au>
> Message-ID: <LGEKIKIAKJPNFGILGJBBGEEIDCAA.vk4tec at tech-software.net>
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> Gudday
>
> Maxon DM-2550 VHF radio in die cast box.
>
> Manual says 10.2 Volts, one web site says 11.2 Volts, another says 5 volts
> for VCC.
>
> Confused.
> -----------------------------------------
> Andrew Rich
> Amateur radio callsign VK4TEC
> email: vk4tec at tech-software.net
> web: http://www.tech-software.net
> Brisbane AUSTRALIA
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