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9729Re: [tracker2] Re: OT2m version 2.0a

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  • wyoming_semi_driver@hotmail.com
    Jan 2, 2010
      and the mobile cable I'm using is the R2C from byonics with yaesu FT-2700RH
      25w.

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      From: <wyoming_semi_driver@...>
      Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2010 2:11 PM
      To: <tracker2@yahoogroups.com>
      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
      > about
      > the type of cable, it has the mic input. it’s the same cable at byonics
      > that’s
      > 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
      > message
      > 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
      > lol.
      > K7CDL
      > Ron
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      > From: "James Ewen" <ve6srv@...>
      > Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2010 1:53 PM
      > To: <tracker2@yahoogroups.com>
      > 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
      >>> asap
      >>> and the PTT lights come on the top of the HT and then after a wile of
      >>> waiting
      >>> sometimes it will let go of the HT mode and go back to the mobile mode
      >>> on
      >>> 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
      >>> only
      >>> 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
      >> well?
      >>
      >>> 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
      >> solution.
      >>
      >> We're just working on finding the cause before we all go batty! 8)
      >>
      >> James
      >> VE6SRV
      >>
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