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[aprssig] Overlooked TM-D710 Features

Ben Lindner vk5jfk at activ8.net.au
Sat May 10 00:24:42 UTC 2008


H) The D710 Display head can be a WX station.  Just plug in a
Peet Bros or DAVIS WX station and set it to WX mode.

The above is what I am most interested in. I have a Davis Vantage Pro2 
Wx station. Unless it has a RJ45 connection ( which is what the Davis 
has from the data logger )  the Wx station will not just plug in.

cheers
Ben Lindner
VK5JFK

Robert Bruninga wrote:
>> [for] improvements... the 710 had nothing substantial.
>> ... the big new things with the D710 seem to be 
>> a) the ability to tune to a freq [in an APRS packet]
>> b) sort the list of APRS reports.
>>     
>
> I think you are quite ill-informed...
>
>   
>> My wish list of serious improvements would include: 
>> c) ...flash upgrade capability
>>     
>
> IT DOES!  New Download will be available at dayton.
>
>   
>> d) ability to use the TNC with an APRS application 
>> and still use the control head in APRS mode...
>>     
>
> IT DOES!
>
>   
>> locking serial connectors of the correct gender 
>> (the D700 DB9 is backwards);
>>     
>
> IT CHANGED.  It changed the serial connector to a data DIN.
>
> IN addition, here are other improvements that you did not
> mention:
>
> E) The display head can be detached and used stand-alone with
> ANY radio, scanner, HT or anything with audio RX or TX since the
> entire APRS functionality and TNC and serial port is totally
> contained in the display head, not the radio.  Take it inside an
> plug into any old HT for continuing operation in doors.
>
> F) This TNC/Display head can be used like any other TNC for any
> packet application but not only for 1200 but also 9600 baud with
> any radio.  
>
> G) The D710 outputs the full APRS symbol set out the GPS port so
> that GPS devices such as the AVMAP G5 will display all other
> APRS stations with their full APRS symbol set, not just a
> WAYPOINT symbol.
>
>
>
> I) The D710 can not only sort the 100 deep station list by CALL,
> by TIME, by Distance, but it can also FILTER by TYPE.  SO if you
> want to see JUST the digipeaters, or just the WX stations or
> Just the mobiles, or just the objects, that is only a few
> buttons away.
>
> J) You can FILTER by the same above types.  This lets you
> capture an entire 100 deep list of just the selected TYPE  you
> are interested in....
>
> K) The D710 defaults to New-N Paradigm settings.
>
> L) The D710 has Smart beaconing, and Proportional pathing, and
> Decay to vastly reduce network loading.
>
> M) The D710 has multiple user defined message phrases that can
> be easily edited into messages with a few key strokes.
>
> N) The D710 uses a microphone with RJ45's on BOTH ends so you
> can remote the mic any distance.  The control head uses RJ45's
> so you can remote it any distance with common pre-fab RJ45
> cables...
>
> O) The D710 has a new button to avoid the old push-n-hold
> Function key to make it much easier to access all data and
> menus.
>
> P) The D710 display is 8 bytes wider than the D700
>
> I am sure there is much more that I am not remembering.  Plus it
> has been out for a year, and I sure do enjoy using all of the
> above features! 
>
> Bob, WB4APR
>
>
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