Re: [aprsisce] Re: KD5NJR-10 worked with TH-D72 HT
- there are a couple of fairly good youtube video's to get you up and running on aprs, just type Kenwood TH-D72A in the search box!73Stevekf6waxOn Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 11:21 AM, n7tek1g <n7tek1@...> wrote:
Scott, KD5NJR (or anyone else in the group):
I received a Kenwood TH-D72A as a gift a few days ago and I loaded APRSIS32 on my WinXP laptop last night (THANK YOU to all those that helped create APRSIS!!!!). I've searched through this groups posts looking for details on how to connect the Kenwood TH-D72A to APRSIS but this email that I'm replying to seems to be the only one that hints that it is possible and has been done. Sorry if this is a simple process - I'm still working my way through figuring out how everything on the Kenwood TH-D72A works in my spare moments (if someone knows of a good source for info on the Kenwood TH-D72A HT please share it with me off the group).
Thank you & 73 de N7TEK
John Blackham, N7TEK
E-MAIL: n7tek1 -at- gmail
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "kd5njr" <kd5njr@...> wrote:
> Friday evening, I putted around with my Kenwood HT and got it to work with APRSIS. Using the D710packet profile as suggested in the archives of this group.
> Things weren't looking good at first, but once I removed and reloaded the serial port driver software, the MCP-4 software worked (most of the time) and then APRSIS started to act right.
> A couple questions :
> Q1 : Is there a "best practice" around in what order to fire up APRSIS, turn on the Kenwood, switch on the TNC, and change it to packet mode ? Of course, all these things must be done, but sometimes I get some error messages in the TNC log that look like the COM port isn't working.
> Q2 : I noticed that to make this work I have to sometimes unplug, then plug back in my USB cable. I assume this resets the virtual serial port driver.
> Anyway, most of the time working well. When it's not, I just unplug then plug in the USB cable and I'm good. Using the HT and the laptop, I probably won't leave this in-service full time. Just now and again when I'm monitoring the local repater on the weekend. Or when going out of town....
> Thanks for an interesting piece of software.