1594Re: [aprsisce] Re: Kenwood D710 Development Release
- May 30, 2010The radio worked very well as KJ4ERJ-12 which was my phone and also the
D710 whose KJ4ERJ-10 gets modified on the first beacon from
APRSISCE/32. It was interesting to see beacons switching between the
two symbols (phone and Kenwood).
If you check the tracks for KJ4OVQ-9 and KJ4DXK-9 for 5/30/2010, you
should see that most of their packets were gated through KJ4ERJ-12.
This was the D710 in APRS mode receiving them and passing them to
APRSISCE as KJ4ERJ-12 on my phone. KJ4OVQ-9 was the Safari van in which
the D710 was mounted (2 antennas, of course) and KJ4DXK-9 was my son's
Honda meeting us for lunch and following us home from Sea World.
It was a great day and good test of the software/hardware. We'll be
going out again tomorrow back into the same neck of the woods
(literally, it's a hike in the woods this time), so I'll be running the
same setup then.
I'll let you know how it all works out along with what I determine from
a report from James VE6SRV that didn't work out so well based on the
logs he sent me.
To anyone that tries this at home, the D710's TNC needs to be turned off
(not in Packet and not in APRS mode) when you open APRSISCE/32 and
enable the communications port. The program will then fire the
configured setup commands to set the proper mode. If it doesn't work
the first time, sometimes you can disable and re-enable the port to get
it to initialize properly. And sometimes it just decides to start
working after a beacon or two.
The mode switches being done by the configuration commands are soft at
best. I don't believe there's any way to know what mode the radio is in
nor are the commands to get it to a known mode the same depending on
where you're coming from. They really didn't make this one easy.
Also, you need to turn ON the Comm Port in APRS menu 604 for the GPS
pass-through to work. You may also need to change the GPS baud rate in
the <OpenCmd>GB 9600</OpenCmd>.
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ
> Hi Lynn,
> Great to see the progress with the D710. Of course I want my radio back but please be sure that you complete the development (not that software is ever completed.........). A few more days won't matter. Really looking forward to trying it out.
> Steve, KB1TCE
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