9729Re: [tracker2] Re: OT2m version 2.0a
- Jan 2, 2010and the mobile cable I'm using is the R2C from byonics with yaesu FT-2700RH
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2010 2:11 PM
Subject: Re: [tracker2] Re: OT2m version 2.0a
> found out the message problem all has to do with deviation problems, I can
> talk to gillette but none of my stuff can get into sheridan where n7hri is
> and we are trying to work on this. the digi systems in sheridan are being
> ran by motorola radios and I cant seem to get the right deviation to drive
> the sound on them. there is only 2 stations that can drive them right.I'm
> using a maha rexon rl-112 that is fully open for all freq I don’t know
> the type of cable, it has the mic input. it’s the same cable at byonics
> the HT1C cable but without the power. you have this right about me getting
> batty. there is something intermittent issue. I was able to get your
> on my gps. I don’t know what I'm doing here. I wish know more about solder
> and stuff, I'm just a dumb little truck driver out here in lonely wyoming
> From: "James Ewen" <ve6srv@...>
> Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2010 1:53 PM
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: [tracker2] Re: OT2m version 2.0a
>> On Sat, Jan 2, 2010 at 12:46 PM, <wyoming_semi_driver@...> wrote:
>>> because I have a HT that has very bad RFI problems but I can use it to
>>> test stuff.
>> Okay, what HT is it? Which cable do you have from RPC?
>>> when the tracker2 stops TX on my mobile I hook up the HT to the tracker2
>>> and the PTT lights come on the top of the HT and then after a wile of
>>> sometimes it will let go of the HT mode and go back to the mobile mode
>>> it by
>>> itself but now it is staying in HT mode and NO the HT jumper isnt
>>> installed at all.
>> Okay, so you change the radio and the cable. Does the cable have the
>> resistor and capacitor included in it? The PTT line could be tied into
>> the audio line in the cable rather than using the internal jumper. If
>> this is the case, then the assumption that the HT jumper is magically
>> being enabled is untrue.
>>> I'm able to change the commands on my tracker2 via my nuvi 350 duh.
>> Your posts do not make it clear as to what it is that you are changing
>> on the OT2. You state that you can change settings, and it can be
>> inferred that these changes being made somehow fix the issue at hand.
>> Of course the reverse could be true, and that you are just adding in
>> superfluous information as a red herring to throw people off track.
>>> I can hear the sound coming from the HT with using
>>> another radio I don’t need a scope to know this.
>> So from this, you can assume that the OT2 is driving the HT properly,
>> but you can not assume that the HT jumper is enabled without knowing
>> more about the cables you are using.
>>> but I'm also not much into trying to fix stuff I don’t know much about,
>>> when you do this you just mess it up even wost.
>> This is a good idea, however, you're not trying to fix stuff as in
>> repair components, but rather identify an issue, find a cause, and
>> then from there implement a solution.
>>> I have been able to get a opentracker and a TT4 working so I do know
>>> how to do some stuff.
>> Yes, you have purchased parts, and plugged them in. It sounds like
>> there may be an intermittent issue somewhere in the mix, and we are
>> attempting to help you identify where the intermittent issue might be
>> located. To do that, we need to know what you have, what you are
>> doing, and what the symptoms are. Partial information, mixed up
>> results, and unrelated information provided just makes it that much
>> more difficult to help you.
>>> I guess I could always find the 2.2k resistor you talk about and take
>>> it out of there sience I don’t need HT use at all,sience this is the
>>> problem I'm having is it wont stay out of HT mode but again why do
>>> this and risk really messing up the unit.
>> Well, if you took the OT2 out of the mix, that would get rid of the
>> problem as well, but that's not really a good solution, is it? As for
>> that being the only problem, I don't think so. Have you determined why
>> you weren't able to get messaging working? I sent a message that you
>> obviously received, and replied to. Have you gotten messaging working?
>> Looks like a lot of attempts from you to send messages to N7HRI, but
>> not successfully.
>>> I was thinking just maybe I was doing something wroung until I seen
>>> this past email from this person and I took the unit out of the box and
>>> did seen a lot of solder points just about touching each other and I
>>> can see how they would touch each other very easy.
>> Yes, Scott has had some issues with contract manufacturer quality
>> control, but that does not mean that every unit has the exact same
>> issue. If I ran mine over with my truck, and said that the board was
>> cracked, would you automatically assume that your board is cracked as
>>> but I'm noting going to get upset or try to start any fights on group.
>>> the easy fix is have someone that knows what they are doing take
>>> a look at it, I have already made plans to go home tuesday to get
>>> the box and packing and get it mailed out.
>> Okay, so you take the OT2 box it up, send it to Scott, and he looks at
>> it. Best case scenario, he finds some solder bridges, or long
>> component leads that are shorting out on you. The other option is that
>> he checks it all out and finds no issues. He sends it back to you, and
>> now we are right back where we are now.
>> Systematic experimentation now might save you the time and expense of
>> sending a perfectly good unit back to Scott.
>> There are a lot of little twiddly bits to deal with, and niggly little
>> details that can cause issues. When everything is working, everyone is
>> happy. When things don't work, it can be annoying, but you can usually
>> find the problem and rectify it. However, when the issue is
>> intermittent, it can drive you batty trying to find the cause and
>> We're just working on finding the cause before we all go batty! 8)
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