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[aprssig] TM-D710A Control Program - New Goodies on D710

Mark Cheavens mcheavens at usa.net
Thu Aug 2 13:56:14 UTC 2007


No smart beaconing. "No Purchase by me!"

I have been waiting to find that information out. What a BUMMER. The 
rest is nice, but that is a deal breaker.

Mark
KC5EVE

At 01:19 AM 8/2/2007, you wrote:
>John Habbinga wrote:
>>http://www.kenwood.co.jp/j/products/amateur/mobile/image/M2A200.exe
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>>The help file has some interesting information.
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>After installing the required Microsoft Dot-Net 2.0 sludgeware on a 
>PC, I have installed the control program.   The program uses the 
>Office 2003 look with sculpted 3D looking tool bar and the 
>reduced-legibility pastel XP-style toolbar icons. Browsing though 
>the various menus, I have noted the following changes/additions to 
>the configuration menus.
>1)    COM port settings in the program now support up to COM20 and 
>port speeds from 9600 to 57,600 baud.
>
>2)    The much hyped "Echolink / VOIP" support is merely 10 memories 
>for DTMF sequences that can be labeled and the recognition that the 
>6-pin MiniDIN connector can be used for voice audio as well as 
>external TNCs, sound cards, etc.   These 10 memory slots are 
>apparently separate from another set of "DTMF" memories.
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>3)    External data port (6-pin MiniDin connector audio I/O) can now 
>be locked to either A or B band; i.e. it doesn't follow the selected 
>band for mic as it does on the D700 .
>
>4)    The unit apparently includes a DVR (digital voice recorder) 
>perhaps as an option. An "AUDIO" configuration menu has several 
>options for this device.
>
>5)    A block of 10 memory channels is dedicated to NOAA weather 
>radio freqs already filled in but changeable.
>
>6)    Cross band repeater mode has ID that can be selected in either 
>morse or voice
>
>7)    Four PF keys on the mic and two PF keys on the front panel can 
>be programmed to any of about 10 functions each.
>
>8)    New "Band Mask" menu allows you to skip unwanted bands as you 
>step up or down between bands. Especially welcome is the ability to 
>skip non-ham 200, 300 and 800 MHz ranges.
>9)    "APRS/Navitra" menu (I thought Navitra, the Japanese 
>forerunner to APRS and the original design target of the D700 was 
>now history, but apparently it still lives.) has 6 sub-menus.
>
>Among the APRS options and features:
>
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>1)     Waypoint output on GPS port supports both NMEA and MAGELLAN formats.
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>2)     GPS port now supports Peet Bros and Davis weather stations as 
>an alternative to GPS.
>
>3)     You can filter out (or pass) Weather, Mobile, DIGIpeater, or 
>Object packets and filter by range in 10 mile increments up to 2500 
>miles.   [That would be one hell of a band opening on 2M!)
>
>4)     Proportional pathing selectable, as is manual beaconing with 
>a decaying algorithm.
>
>5)     "New-N Paradigm" selectable as such from pull down menu!
>Default setting is WIDE1-1, WIDE2-1
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>6)     Voice Alert recognized and selectable
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>7)    WX station transmit interval selectable 5/10/30 mins
>
>6)    UIdigi aliases supported in digipeater
>
>7)    UIFLOOD and UITRACE options selectable with definable aliases.
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>8)    Canned autoreply message user-definable.
>
>9)    Units can be displayed multiple formats:
>       MPH, km/h or knots,       Grid Format in either Maidenhead or 
> "SAR Grid" [is this UTM??]
>       Position displayed as either DD MM.mm or  DD MM SS
>
>10)  NO VISIBLE MENU SUPPORT FOR SMART BEACONING !!
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>--
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>Stephen H. Smith    wa8lmf (at) aol.com
>EchoLink Node:      14400    [Think bottom of the 2M band]
>Home Page:          http://wa8lmf.com  --OR--   http://wa8lmf.net
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>NEW!   World Digipeater Map
>  http://wa8lmf.net/APRSmaps
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>JavAPRS Filter Port 14580 Guide
>  http://wa8lmf.net/aprs/JAVaprsFilters.htm
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>"APRS 101"  Explanation of APRS Path Selection & Digipeating
>  http://wa8lmf.net/DigiPaths
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>Updated "Rev H" APRS            http://wa8lmf.net/aprs
>Symbols Set for UI-View,
>UIpoint and APRSplus:
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