[aprssig] Need Help Using APRS/CE with Kenwood D700

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sat Jun 23 19:12:15 EDT 2007

Allen Shuff wrote:
> I am trying to use APRS/CE with the following: Kenwood D700, Garmin 
> StreetPilot 1, and an IPAQ 4705.  Here is my configuration:
> ·                     The D700 is connected to the D700 serial port 
> using a Socket Cordless Serial Adapter (CSA).GPS input.
> ·                     StreetPilot connected to D700.
> ·                     D700 in TNC PKT mode.
> ·                     Communication settings are:  com1, 9600 baud 
> rate, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit (Note: TNC Type shows "None" and I can 
> not select anything else from the pull-down menu.
> ·                     GPS setting is Data from TNC Automatically
> When using the D700 and CSA with APRS +SA, my position is reported 
> correctly on APRS +SA on my laptop; however, after attempting to send 
> my position,  see a message similar to:  
> TNC>232036z0000.00N/0000.00W>000/000 followed by no digipeat of your 
> packet was heard.

This query as  posted, makes no sense.  

o     What does "The D700 is connected to the D700 serial port" mean???    

o     What is a Socket Cordless Serial Adapter?  Is it a bluetooth-type 
dongle?  A serial-to-USB converter? or what?

o     "(Note: TNC Type shows "None" and I can not select anything else 
from the pull-down menu."  in what program or application? 

o     Does the Street Pilot have a serial port?    

o     Is it connected to the dedicated GPS port on the D700?


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