[aprssig] D700 Digipeater settings

William McKeehan mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net
Fri May 6 14:10:14 EDT 2005

If I have a Kenwood (specifically a TS-2000) that is at a permanent location,
is it OK to set it up as with a UITRACE of WIDE or should this be avoided?

We have a number of hospitals in East TN that have recently added ham
equipment to their facilities; many of them are running the TS-2000; these
machines sit idle most of the time. I think it would be nice to see them
operational as digi's.


On Fri, May 6, 2005 12:55 pm, Robert Bruninga said:
>>>> aprssig at ei7ig.org 5/6/2005 11:21:02 AM >>>
>>I had another question re the UIFLOOD/UITRACE
>>parameters in the Kenwood TM-D700,
>>Do the UITRACE/UIFLOOD parameters operate
>>completely independently of the Digipeater setting
>>on the radio?
> You cannot change the settings of the UIFLOOD and
> UITRACE parameters from the front panel, but the
> menu command to turn off digipeating should disable
> all digipeating modes including them.
>>I could set UITRACE to WIDE and if I were on an
>> event requiring a 'fill in' digi, any device already
>> programmed with a  WIDE2-2 path would have its
>>packets decremented and digi-ed correctly.
> Using an extermal PC to set the D700 UITRACE
> or UIFLOOD paramter to support WIDEn-N is
> dangerous because of the potential for these
> thousands of mobiles to then be accidentally
> left with DIGI on and cause unnecessary QRM.
> My recommendation for the D700 is simply:
> 1) Permanently set the UITRACE paramter to
> TEMP to support TEMPn-N routing for special
> events and field day but that even if forgotten
> and left on, is still usable, but does not cause
> any added unintentional QRM.
> 2) To support local events, use the front panel
> UIDIGI alias list to add WIDE1-1, WIDE2-2
> and WIDE2-1 for the duration of the event,
> and then after the event, use the front panel
> to remove them and turn DIGI off.
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William McKeehan
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