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[aprssig] APRS Desert? & Sick sounding Digis, etc...

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Mon Aug 30 05:39:41 UTC 2010

  On 8/29/2010 10:01 PM, Steve Noskowicz wrote:
> --
>   73, Steve, K9DCI   USN (Vet) MOT (Ret) Ham (Yet)
> P.S. To clear my OPENING TNC problem, I used a wireless (XBee) USB-to-Serial setup *similar* to the thing John, W2FS is selling in QST; his Virtual Serial Cable (VSC).  I conveniently and coincidently got a consulting job that was using the modules and got my contact to buy me the Development kit with modules that do the same thing that John's do...sorry John.
> John:   http://www.coastalchip.com/VSC-X/index.htm
> Digi (Xbee Development kit):
>    http://www.digi.com/products/wireless/zigbee-mesh/xbee-digimesh-2-4.jsp#overview

What does all this have to do with recovering from the "OPENING TNC" lockup?

I've had this same lockup numerous times, especially when something crashes on 
my laptop while controlling the Kenwood in "TNC" mode.  (Accidentally 
unplugging a USB<-->serial dongle while a program is talking to the D700 is 
guaranteed to lock it up!)  Even with the TNC hung, you can normally get to the 
radio configuration menus.

All you have to do is wade through the D700 setup menus under 
RADIO->AUX->RESET->"VFO Reset", and OK it.    By choosing "VFO" reset rather 
than "Memory" or "Full", you don't loose anything. The radio re-initializes to 
VFO A on 144.00, VFO B on 440.00, memories untouched, and TNC off.    Then just 
recall a PM previously stored with your customary settings, and you're back in 



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