[aprssig] APRS / SkyCommand Progress Since and Tips
wd8arz at ix.netcom.com
Mon Oct 28 14:07:22 CDT 2013
Hey, its not you. Kenwood's poor documentation is to blame .... hi
I wanted to be able to operate at the base, mobile, portable and with
skycommand. The TS2000 series is not conveniently a mobile rig, and its
hf performance is not quite as good as the TS480 series.
Three separate units gives quite a bit of flexibility and reduce the
impact for the over all system if one of the three doesnt work .... hi
However the TS-2000 on the base with the other moduals, yepper thats a
73 from Bill - WD8ARZ
On 10/28/2013 2:54 PM, Steve Noskowicz wrote:
> I'm sorry. I mis understood. You are using two radios at the HF end
> not just the TS-2000 alone. Mention of the TS-480 should have
> tipped me off, but I was confused and stupidly dismissed it. I was
> completely focused on the RS-2000. SOmehow I convinced myself that
> this was from a TS-2000 group, not tapr. DOH!
> Of course, two radios (or anything else) communicating must have the
> same baud rate.
> I'ver done cross band repeat, but haven't done SkyC...
> Ignore the man behind the curtain...
> 73, Steve, K9DCI
> *From:* WD8ARZ <wd8arz at ix.netcom.com>
> *To:* Steve Noskowicz <noskosteve at yahoo.com>; TAPR APRS Mailing List
> <aprssig at tapr.org>
> *Sent:* Monday, October 28, 2013 1:42 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [aprssig] APRS / SkyCommand Progress Since and Tips
> It isnt the APRS baud rate that is the issue. It is the serial cable
> between the dual bander and the hf rig.
> Kenwood was way to shy on providing complete workable instructions
> for the first time user to setup and get working SkyCommand ....
> especially the difference in setup between different radios and the
> differences in the keypad operation of SkyCommand.
> A null modem serial cable is connected between the db9 connector on
> the TS-480 and the TMD700A / TMD710A. This is where the lack of info
> and incorrect info for the baud rate settings keep most folks from
> getting past the initial sync of the dual bander to the TS-480. Until
> you get that sync, not nothing else is going to happen with SkyCommand.
> Try it out, its fun.
> 73 from Bill - WD8ARZ
> On 10/28/2013 2:22 PM, Steve Noskowicz wrote:
>> I haven't done SkyCommand yet, but it seems that the
>> data-rate-same should refer to the APRS (command and control) data
>> rate, right? This makes sense. The radios' serial port data rate
>> shouldn't come into play if I understand this.
>> 73, Steve, K9DCI
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