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[aprssig] How to deal with DTMF keypad differences betweenmanufacturers

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Thu Oct 2 01:47:39 UTC 2008


Brian B. Riley wrote:
>   Stephen,
>
>    I am afraid you are wrong .... yes, the dial will 'spin' through   
> the alphabet like a Dymo tool, BUT the keypad on the face of  the D7  
> and on the back of the mike of the D700/D710 operates like a  
> cellphone, with multiple presses cycling through the number plus 3  
> letters and cases assigned to that key.
>
> On Sep 30, 2008, at 10:57 PM, Stephen H. Smith wrote:
>
>   
>> On a TH-D7 or D700, the keyboard does not do text entry.  For each
>> character position in a message, you spin the click-stop tuning knob  
>>     


Robert Bruninga wrote:
>   
>> On a TH-D7 or D700, the keyboard does not 
>> do text entry. 
>>     
>
> Not true.
>
>   
>> For each character position 
>> in a message, you spin the click-stop 
>> tuning knob (or use the cursor up/down arrows) 
>>     
>
> I don't.  I have always used the key pad and find I can use the
> key pad much faster for enteing messages and email...
>   

Whadya Know!    I've had both a D700 and a TH-D7  for over 5 years and 
never realized the keypads would do that!  

I always thought the spin wheel or cursors were the only way --- which I 
always avoided anyway by either having the radio under control of an 
APRS program on my mobile Toughbook laptop  -OR- by using Hanson's 
keyboard adapter!



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