[aprssig] Magic string to force D700 to power up?

Wes Johnston, AI4PX wes at kd4rdb.com
Fri Feb 9 10:19:45 CST 2007

the magic string is

PS 1    for on
PS 0    for off.


On 2/9/07, J T <w0jrt at yahoo.com> wrote:
> *Jason Winningham <jdw at eng.uah.edu>* wrote:
> > You know, sometimes when I plug my d700 in, it comes on, and other >
> times it does not...
> Mine is consistent: it never does.
> I put together a little microcontroller circuit that sends the magic
> string for powering on to the D700 serial port.
> My list of things to do includes building a new circuit that watches
> vehicle power and turns the D700 off and on as appropriate. I may
> not get to that one for a while, since what I have now works. (:
> I have done this using a relay with a time delay and also had the problem
> of the D700 not coming on consistently when power is applied to it.
> Eventually it became consistent like yours, never coming on.  It was fixed
> by doing a full reset.  Thankfully all of the memories and menu settings
> were easily restored thanks to MCP-D700.
> What is the magic string?  That might be useful information to have in the
> future if it acts up again.
> -Jerome, W0JRT
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