[aprssig] How to deal with DTMF keypad differences betweenmanufacturers
Stephen H. Smith
wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Wed Oct 1 20:47:39 CDT 2008
Brian B. Riley wrote:
> 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
Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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