[aprssig] GPS 18x PC for Kenwood radios
scott at opentrac.org
Mon Jun 18 16:20:15 CDT 2012
> 1) From the page linked above:
> "This version of the GPS 18x includes a cigarette lighter adapter and
> a 3.5mm plug that allows it to be connected directly to the Kenwood
> TM-D700, TM-D710, TH-D7, and TH-D72 radios. The data cable is
> approximately 15 feet (5 meters) in length. "
> The Kenwoods need a 2.5mm plug! Or is this a typo?
That was indeed a typo - good catch. They're most definitely the
annoying little difficult to solder 2.5mm plugs.
> 2) What would a scanner do with a GPS?
Look up your location in a database and pre-load lists of known
frequencies, apparently. I borrowed one of the scanners for testing and
found it a little infuriating to work with, but I think that's because
the owner had only his local stuff loaded and it couldn't find anything
nearby. It seemed to have a manual scan mode, but it was not obvious.
Nonetheless they seem to be very popular, and every year at Dayton I
have a few people ask if I have a GPS receiver to work with them. I'm
already testing a version of the GTRANS with the 4-pin connector. Saves
having to buy an $18 adapter and have one more pair of connectors in the
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