RE: [TMD700A] gsp displaying TM-D700 data?
- My Garmin 276C displays the entire callsign. My Magellan used to display
a truncated callsign. Hope this helps.
From: TMD700A@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TMD700A@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf
Of Jason D. Triolo
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 11:46 PM
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] gsp displaying TM-D700 data?
>First, make sure that your GPS cable is fully wired for send and receive
> sorry if this has been posted but couldnt find it on the site
> I read somewhere that some GPS units can display location data received
> from the TM-D700 and think it might be the GPS-III and up units
> can someone confirm if this is true and if the Garmin Etrex can also do
> it? It has a data input but dont see anything in the manual about
> reading in data other than from differential GPS devices. Also dont see
> anything in Kenwood manual about sending data over GPS port, assume it
> might have to be sent thru TNC/data port if true
(in other words, don't make the mistake I was making for six months...)
Next, there are two menu options within the APRS menu on your D700. One
sets the GPS type (NMEA or NMEA96). If you're receiving position data on
your D700, then this one is set right. The other item is the "Waypoint"
setting. Since I use a Magellan, I must use "6-Digit Magellan" but you
would select one of the other formats from the list. Try them all to see
what works best for you. Assuming the Garmin units work like the
Magellan units, setting a 6-digit mode would mean that a station like
KD4ACG-9 would be displayed as a waypoint called "4ACG-9," using the
last six characters of the callsign. If your unit supports 8-character
waypoints, then you should be able to view the full callsign of any
station as a waypoint.
If done correctly, the single GPS cable will handle data in both
directions. There's no need for the serial port. And you're right...the
Kenwood manual makes very little mention of this feature. It's there,
but it's more of an afterthought.
Hope that helps you. Good luck.
73 de Jason, KD4ACG