[aprssig] PIC processor for APRS info for D-STAR mobiles?
bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Jul 30 11:35:30 CDT 2008
* Jeff, KB2M has connected his D710 APRS display head
* to his 2820 ICOM DSTAR radio just by plugging it into
* the external DIN audio jack. Its plug-n-play!
See his photo about 25% down my web page:
Issues he is still working is how to get the 2820 configured to
transmit the RC-D710 TX audio and he still has to split his GPS
data to both the RC-D710 and 2820 at the same time.
But for $199, using the RC-D710 detachable Display Head is a
great way to get any radio onto APRS and give the mobile
operator a full view into the surrounding APRS situational
awareness. If anyone else is working these details, let us
> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 3:26 PM
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] PIC processor for APRS info for D-STAR
>>> Correction to... displays on D-STAR radios...
>>> ID-800 and IC91-AD will display lat/long when they
>>> hear GPS messages (not GPS-A)....
>>> IC-2820 and IC-92A will additionally display the
>>> distance and bearing of the received position...
> Twisting two threads together... the Full APRS display
> capability can be added to a DSTAR radio by just
> connecting the RC-D710 Display Head to the Speaker
> and Mic audio of the analog side of the DSTAR radio
> and tuning it to 144.39. A $199 solution that gives
> the DSTAR radio all the capabilties of the D710
> (except for the tune button and auto-freq-in-status TX).
> If regulated 10 volts was available from the radio,
> then the $87 external regulator/cable kit could be
> avoided. Has anyone done this? Photos?
> I think others had mentioned something like this,
> but not until today had I realized the RC-D710 display
> head had dropped to under $200. (though as Phil points
> out, the 10v regulator and matching cables can add
> another $87, though it is only an 8 pin RJ45 (I think)...
> Bob, WB4APR
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