1597Re: [aprsisce] Re: Kenwood D710 Development Release
- May 30, 2010To see some graphs and station lists/packet counts for this mobile
IGate, check out:
There should be more showing up in these graphs tomorrow.
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ
Lynn W. Deffenbaugh wrote:
> The 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
> pseudospark wrote:
>> 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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