RE: [tracker2] Re: T2-301
- Received an email from Scott with the RMA this afternoon. Thanks Scott for your help.
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Subject: [tracker2] Re: T2-301
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.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.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.
- I always disable SmartBeaconing for testing - it makes things a lot
clearer when you're looking at the logs.
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.