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[aprssig] VX8GR

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 27 20:09:10 UTC 2010



It is, and will be, on my site (below), but has nothing on the '8' since I don't own one.

--
 73, Steve, K9DCI   USN (Vet) MOT (Ret) Ham (Yet)

Up to date APRS Beginner Guide - updated Apr-2010
  http://K9DCI.home.comcast.net 
    Click 'APRS Beginner INFO' under Contact

Manage Radio Memories with an Excel Spreadsheet !
Click to tune. Click to capture Radio freq.
All Memories on one page. Cut, Copy, Paste, Print 'em, etc...
For:
TM-D700 |         TH-F6A      |   TS-2000    |   Icom 706MkIIG
All PMs |Real-time & memories | Sat mems too | Loads Mem Tones!
NOT D710

More Details, Features and Downloads at:
  http://k9dci.home.comcast.net/

Time and reality always catch up with stupidity.
--


--- On Tue, 7/27/10, Lee Mushel <herbert3 at centurytel.net> wrote:

> Steve,
> 
> I bought my XYL (KC9NGY) a VX8GR for Mother's Day.   
> Please let me know when you "publish" this Beginner Guide!
> 
> 73,  Lee   K9WRU
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Steve Noskowicz" <noskosteve at yahoo.com>
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 12:46 AM
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] VX8GR
> 
> 
> >
> >
> > Jayne,
> >
> > I'd like any of this "difficult to figure out"
> information.  I'll put in 
> > into my "Beginner Guide". for those less fortunate.
> (;-)
> >
> > --
> > 73, Steve, K9DCI   USN (Vet) MOT (Ret)
> Ham (Yet)
> >
> > Up to date APRS Beginner Guide - updated Apr-2010
>http://K9DCI.home.comcast.net
> >    Click 'APRS Beginner INFO' under Contact
> >
> > Manage Radio Memories with an Excel Spreadsheet !
> > Click to tune. Click to capture Radio freq.
> > All Memories on one page. Cut, Copy, Paste, Print 'em,
> etc...
> > For:
> > TM-D700 |     
>    TH-F6A     
> |   TS-2000   
> |   Icom 706MkIIG
> > All PMs |Real-time & memories | Sat mems too |
> Loads Mem Tones!
> > NOT D710
> >
> > More Details, Features and Downloads at:
>http://k9dci.home.comcast.net/
> >
> > Time and reality always catch up with stupidity.
> > --
> >
> >
> > --- On Mon, 7/26/10, Jaye Inabnit ke6sls <ke6sls at arrl.net>
> wrote:
> >
> >> From: Jaye Inabnit ke6sls <ke6sls at arrl.net>
> >> Subject: Re: [aprssig] VX8GR
> >> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> >> Date: Monday, July 26, 2010, 8:40 PM
> >> On Monday 26 July 2010 18:00:42 Tom
> >> Kinahan wrote:
> >> > Some questions:
> >> >
> >> > 1) The GPS seems to take about 15-20 minutes
> to lock
> >> in clear sky. Does
> >> > anyone else see this, or have any suggestions
> to speed
> >> it up?
> >> > 2) Has anyone bought the serial cable (or
> made one, I
> >> think it's straight
> >> > RS232) to access the device? Is there a way
> to access
> >> the TNC only for
> >> > other modes like Winlink (doing KISS)?
> >>
> >> Hi Tom:
> >>
> >> Congrats on the HT--I'm going to sell mine as soon
> as there
> >> is another model
> >> to replace it--lots of bugs and the manual omits
> much
> >> information that is
> >> needed to use the rig.
> >>
> >> I had same issue. I turned off the GPS power in
> the
> >> APRS menu (if this is
> >> unknown to you, please let me know and I'll
> explain
> >> further), charged the
> >> until to full charge, then went outside and turned
> on the
> >> unit, then turned
> >> on the GPS in the APRS menu--took about 10-15
> seconds to
> >> lock onto satilites
> >> at that point. I've had some luck getting it to
> lock
> >> on inside too, but
> >> structures are your enemy. I also replaced the
> stock
> >> battery with the larger
> >> battery (gives about 12 hours use this way).
> >>
> >> I haven't messed with the serial cable yet. I was
> >> sort of surprised you can't
> >> use it in standard packet mode--so you will have
> to test
> >> and report back.
> >>
> >> Further, I used this rig, living in one of my
> saddle bags,
> >> on a USA wide
> >> motorcycle trip. I added 12VDC outlet to the bag
> and
> >> then used the DC power
> >> cable which also will charge the battery. This
> worked
> >> well. I added a 5/8~
> >> whip and a 3' TNC-to-UHF adapter cable to feed
> the
> >> antenna. Each night, I
> >> would check my progress on APRS-IS and was mostly
> pleased
> >> at the excellent
> >> coverage it gave me.
> >>
> >> I had a bear of a time setting a digipath for
> WIDE1-2,
> >> WIDE2-2. Like I said,
> >> your manual will not explain this at all. If you
> need
> >> help setting alternate
> >> paths, feel free to post back and I'll share what
> I learned
> >> with
> >> trial-n-error with this rig.
> >>
> >> BEST O LUCK, 73
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> -- 
> >> jaye, ke6sls
> >>
> >> How much does free cost?
> >> How much is free worth?
> >>
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