- Scott - as mentioned over on the APRS SIG, I've been able to enter
SETPOWER 0 to 99 in a T2-301 without any problems this time around with
build 54740. On your bench, what setting corresponds to the nominal 5W
out from a 14V supply?
73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"
- 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.