[aprssig] D7's,D700's and TinyTrak (Rod,VE1BSK)

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 6 14:46:38 CST 2007

    Where there's a will...
    Another idea FWIW.  Would probably require an additional 555 timer, but...
     The top row of buttons on the D700 Mic are hardware inputs to the radio.   I use the one set
to BCON to force a skwawk when I want.  The radio skwawks when BCON is first turned on.  The TT
could be interfaced there also.   The correct resistor value is needed.
 Set one of these mic buttons to the BCON function ( I don't recall if that is one of the defaults
or a custom setting) , then have the TT turn on BCON when it needs to skwawk -- then shortly
after, turn it off (the 555's job).
73, Steve, K9DCI

> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 19:24:46 -0400
> From: "Rod,VE1BSK" <rodpadmore at ns.sympatico.ca>
> Subject: [aprssig] D7's,D700's and TinyTrak
> To: <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
> Could a TinyTrak or other device with SmartBeaconing be harnessed to one of the Kenwood rigs in
> the PTT mode of Beacon Transmit Method so that a Kenwood's beaconing would be under the control
> of SmartBeaconing. I wonder what would be done with the data from the TT as that would already
> be available from the Kenwood? Could the GPS signal be split between the two radios? I presume
> this idea has been considered and discarded but I would like to know more details, if available,
> Thanks,73 de Rod.
>  To see where I am click here:<http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?ve1bsk-9>  
> ------------------------------
> Message: 2
> Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 17:44:07 -0600
> From: Jason Winningham <jdw at eng.uah.edu>

> On Mar 5, 2007, at 5:24 PM, Rod,VE1BSK wrote:
> > Could a TinyTrak or other device with SmartBeaconing be harnessed  
> > to one of the Kenwood rigs [...snip]
> Not practically, unless you want to dedicate both sides of the D700  
> to APRS.  Both the mic input and the audio input on the mini-DIN  
> connector are on the band currently selected (the one flagged "PTT"  
> on the display).
> Another way to accomplish this is to use a dedicted microcontroller  
> than takes the GPS input and tells the d700 when to beacon vis the  
> d700's (non-GPS) rs232 port.
>   [snip]
> -Jason
> kg4wsv

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