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Re: [tracker2] T2-301

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  • Scott Miller
    About 42 or 43. Scott
    Message 1 of 31 , Apr 2, 2009
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      About 42 or 43.


      Keith VE7GDH wrote:
      > 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!"
    • 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.


        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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