[aprssig] D700 dP bug
noskosteve at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 5 19:37:30 CDT 2008
--- Alex Carver <kf4lvz at yahoo.com> wrote:
In response to Steve's comment that:
> > Going DIRECT D7 to D700...
> > I *was* changing the Position of the D7 by
> > switching between the three (POS1, POS2, POS3)
> > [but] the D700 ALWAYS said dP !
> It means an identical position packet is heard.
Nope! Not on my D700. I was changing the position by changing between the three
in the D7. The D700 always showed dP and I went up to 50 miles away.
The d700 _did_ show the new distance, however, on the detail screen.
Probably like many others, I "thought" dP meant duplicate *position*, but it doesn't.
It means duplicate STATUS TEXT. The Spec Comm manual says "Position _comment_" Pg 14.
I did the experiment, as suggested by Bob, and it takes a change
in STATUS TEXT. Posit can change and it says dP.
> It certainly does on mine. If I'm driving around,
> I hear lots of stations. Those that aren't moving
> show up on my screen as dP's.
On mine, it's Because the STATUS TEXT hasn't changed, not the posit.
> Those that are moving show up on the screen as nP's
> and the new data.
Mine doesn't have nP. The frequency display is changed to the
CALL-SSID with a flashing triangle on its left then the
STATUS TEXT below on two lines. But it takes a S-TEXT change.
> Perhaps there was a small firmware change
Must be. My D700 is quite old. I got it used 5-6 years ago.
73, Steve, K9DCI
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