[aprssig] D710G external Progrmming Volunter?

KF4LVZ aprssigZbr6 at acarver.net
Thu Aug 27 15:42:34 CDT 2015


If he didn't want to have the programming change I would wonder if it
might be worth investigating possible surgery on the radio itself to
enable write protection on the flash chip.  Put a switch on the write
enable pin so it can be reprogrammed then flip the switch so it can't be
changed.

On 2015-08-27 11:58, Greg Clark via aprssig wrote:
> Shouldn't a simple microcontroller /  Arduino with the correct interface be
> able to do this fairly easily ?
> 
> Greg K7RKT
> 
> On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 11:27 AM, Chuck Gooden via aprssig <aprssig at tapr.org
>> wrote:
> 
>> My guess is that Bob wants something simpler so an astronaut could
>> reliabale reprogram the radio to a known setup without knowing very much
>> about the setup.
>> Again, this is only my guess.
>>
>> Chuck Gooden
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 8/27/2015 1:16 PM, Stephen H. Smith via aprssig wrote:
>>
>>> On 8/27/2015 9:18 AM, Robert Bruninga via aprssig wrote:
>>>
>>>> We need someone who is familiar with external programming the D710G AND
>>>> who has
>>>> Microcontroller programming experience to make us a BLACK BOX “Radio
>>>> Configurator”.  Just plug it into a D710G and it dumps everything to the
>>>> radio,
>>>> all PMS, TNC, everything.
>>>>
>>>> Apparently the serial data protocol between the normal programming
>>>> software and
>>>> the radio is “obvious” once you look at it.
>>>>
>>>> This is a high value project.  We have many months to get it together.
>>>> RasberryPi  might work.  Others too, depending on the choice of the
>>>> volunteer.
>>>>
>>>> Contact me direct. Bruninga at usna.edu <mailto:Bruninga at usna.edu>
>>>>
>>>> Bob
>>>>
>>>>
>>> What's wrong with the standard off-the-shelf Kenwood Memory Config Pgm
>>> for the D710 running on a cheap $60-$80 Windows 8 tablet?
>>>
>>> See review of MicroCenter Winbook TW-700 tablet here on my website:
>>>
>>> <http://WA8LMF.net/WinbookTablet>
>>>
>>> I currently have over a dozen standard Windows ham apps including
>>> soundcard programs running on this device including the programming
>>> utilities for the D700 and TH-D72.
>>>
>>> The so-called Kenwood "MCP" (Memory Control Programs) do far more than
>>> just load the memories.  they can save and reload all the defaults and
>>> current settings like TNC settings, current data band, the contents of the
>>> PMs and which one is currently active, VFO or memory on at power-up, etc.
>>>
>>>
>>> Additionally, I have UIview/Precision Mapping, APRSpoint/MapPoint, FLdigi
>>> multimode soundcard pgm, mmSSTV, mmTTY, EasyPal digital SSTV, VOAprop,
>>> UZ7HO Soundmodem soft TNC, Echolink, and the ARCP-2000 Control program for
>>> the TS-2000 running on this device. I.e. pretty much anything that will run
>>> on a standard desktop PC will run on these sub-$100 devices.
>>>
>>> __________________________________________________
>>>




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