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Re: T2-301

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  • k7ybz
    Scott was on board yesterday. It sounds like you have done about all you could do. You will need an RMA from Scott before you ship it back though. Larry K7YBZ
    Message 1 of 31 , May 5 10:42 AM
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      Scott was on board yesterday. It sounds like you have done about all you could do. You will need an RMA from Scott before you ship it back though.

      Larry
      K7YBZ

      --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "curtisbidulock" <curtis@...> wrote:
      >
      > I have tried getting in touch with Scott via email but he has been down with the flu and might be a little behind. Will try asking hear to see what I should do.
      >
      > I purchased a T2-301 about a month ago and it worked well for about 2 weeks. Then all of a sudden it stopped decoding packets. I swapped in another working OT2/FT1500 on the same antenna/power connections and verified that this unit was working. The T2-301 will still beacon and I can see the digi'd packets and all other packets appear with the green receive light. However when in console I do not see anything decode and then of course nothing will show up through KISS/APRSIS32 or GARMIN/Nuvi 350. I have inspected the drop in T2 board and it appears to be sitting ok on the pins. I was thinking perhaps it wasn't getting any audio from the radio portion of the unit.
      >
      > I even tried reloading the firmware and starting with a blank configuration, but still no go on decoding.
      >
      > I am stumped and am prepared to ship the unit back to Scott for inspection.
      >
      > Anyone else encounter this with their 301? Any other tips on things to try.
      >
    • Scott Miller
      I always disable SmartBeaconing for testing - it makes things a lot clearer when you re looking at the logs. Scott
      Message 31 of 31 , Apr 9, 2012
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        I always disable SmartBeaconing for testing - it makes things a lot
        clearer when you're looking at the logs.

        Scott

        On 4/9/2012 4:52 PM, TomC wrote:
        > >> One more thing you could try... you could turn the power on
        > >> the D710 down all the way and connect it to the antenna that
        > >> is normally connected to the T2-301 and see if can be decoded
        > >> by the distant digi.
        > >
        > > Getting the 710 out of the car will be a real pain but I may
        > > give that a try after I confirm that the T2-301 is working
        > > correctly as a tracker next week.
        >
        > Well, I took the T2-301 out for a drive (after switching to my N4AOF-8
        > tracker profile). The battery pack I had running it didn't last very
        > long and it didn't make it into KY4KY-3 (the nearest digi) before the
        > battery died. It's going to take more troubleshooting, especially since
        > while driving I couldn't watch to see when (if!) it transmitted. There
        > may be a problem with the gps that is connected to it. I'm going to
        > recharge the battery pack and try it briefly tomorrow with a fixed
        > location instead of expecting the gps to update its position.
        >
        > I did drag the D710A out of the car and set it up in the shack. With the
        > D710A connected to my discone at 40' above local ground it makes it into
        > KY4KY-3 on high power but not on low or medium power. It won't make it
        > at all from the other antenna at about 20', so it does seem that my
        > location is the major obstacle to getting a signal out due to the high
        > ridgeline to the east of me.
        >
        > Now that we finally have another APRS station in the general area
        > (K4GDB), I'm hoping that between us we can work out some way to provide
        > a path over the (*&^(* ridge.
        >
        >
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