[aprssig] Kenwood TH-D7 Camera mounting?
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Sun Aug 10 12:17:04 EDT 2008
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> Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2008 23:44:00 -0700
> From: Greg D.
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Kenwood TH-D7 Camera mounting?
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> So, if the Kenwood camera isn't designed to mount on
> the D7, why do they have those nice 1/8" round notches
> at the top of the belt clip? I thought they'd be for
> mounting something... I guess they were just for me!
> Sounds like I get to invent something myself.
Those little slots are for routing a microphone cable through to eliminate stress on the connectors. You plug in the cable into the D7, route it up over the top of the radio, down through the nearest slot, under the belt clip, and then back up the other side. It locks the cable in place and won't yank on the connectors if the radio happens to fall while you're holding the microphone. Page 3 of the manual, lower right corner illustrates the attachment method.
> It's an interesting idea to use the Foretrex, except
> that I'm really getting tired of stringy wires
> everywhere. I currently use an old Garmin GPS-III, and
> while it does work, the wire catches on things and makes the
> combination not very portable. It's also too big to
> mount on top of the D7, though to be fair, I can't put
> it on my wrist either.
> Greg KO6TH
> > Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2008 22:17:06 -0400
> > From: wa8lmf2 at aol.com
> > To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
> > Subject: Re: [aprssig] Kenwood TH-D7 Camera mounting?
> Additional Thoughts
> > Greg D. wrote:
> >> Hi folks,
> >> Ok, time to build a D7-mounted GPS. I have a nice
> little GPS block
> that I want to mount on top of the D7, and tie into the
> D7's AA-based battery pack. The GPS will need a
> TTL->RS-232 level shift, and some way to mount it.
> > Just after I hit send on the last message, I realized
> that I should have
> > mentioned this as well.
> > 3) The tidiest way to deal with GPS on a TH-D7 is
> to use the Garmin
> > Foretrex 201 wrist-wearable GPS. It works perfectly
> when connected to
> > the D7 with a 2.5mm-to-2.5mm stereo mini-plug cable.
> The Foretrex
> > contains it's own rechargeable lithium-ion battery
> and a quite legible
> > display. If you set the D7 to send RECEIVED posits as
> NMEA waypoints TO
> > the GPS, it will plot them on a rudimentary map labled
> with callsigns.
> > [The ForeTrex appears to have the same basic
> capabilities, firmware and
> > display as the basic yellow Etrex but in a much more
> > package. A full review of the Garmin ForeTrexFull
> with screen shots
> > of it's display are here on my website:
> > http://wa8lmf.net/Foretrex
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