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Using the D700 without the control head. (Was RE: [aprssig] "Best" Mobile APRS Radio & TNC)

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 23 05:00:05 UTC 2007


 Dave,
  Are you sure it controls a head-less radio?    That
page doesn't say.
  Disconnecting the D700 head shuts down he radio.  It
appears that there is an "are-you-connected" watchdog.
   A fella has done this for the 706 to talk with the
control-head interface on the radio.  That requires
custom hardware as well as specially timed keep-alive
responses from the phantom-head. 
  Or does it just control the radio via the serial
port, but the head is still connected?

73, Steve K9DCI

--- Dave Baxter <dave at emv.co.uk> wrote:

> http://www.btinternet.com/~g6odt/d700.html
> 
> Shows a program to do the rig control trick without
> the head unit.
> 
> Like the page says, still in beta state, but my
> contact says it's
> reasonably reliable.
> 
> Though you may have to put the power up command in
> UiView's (or
> Xastir's?) setup script several times for example.
> 
> 
> Thanks to Dean, G7PKF for the info, not sure if he's
> on this list.
> 
> 73.
> 
> Dave G0WBX.
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