[aprssig] APRS on DSTAR radio

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Aug 20 18:27:33 EDT 2008

- Jeff sent a photo of the 1 uF cap  he added
- to make his RC-D710 plug-n-play compatible 
- with the ICOM 2820 DSTAR radio (analog side).
- Its now on this APRS-DSTAR display page:
- www.aprs.org/DSTARdisplay.html

Still waiting to see if someone can find a source of 300 mA
regulated 10 volts to power the RC-D710 APRS display head from
the ICOM radio to save the $90 bucks for the PG-5J regulator and
interface cable..

> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 2:21 PM
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS on DSTAR
> >> Good news on getting APRS onto the 2820 DSTAR radio!
> >   
> > So really, this has nothing to do with DSTAR 
> > - this would work with any radio with a mini-DIN?
> Yes, as Pete correctly points out,  This is only using the
> ANALOG side of the DSTAR radio for APRS, and has nothing to do
> with DSTAR. [other than giving the DSTAR operator visibility
> to all the APRS info around him without having to add another
> radio]...
> And what Jeff has worked out is that you may have to add the
> capacitor inside the interface on some rigs, and you may have
> adjust the audio level using the MCP program, but otherwise it
> is a nice heads-up plug-and-play heads-up APRS display on most
> modern Japanese radios.
> For $199 if you have a source of regulated 10 volts at 300+ MA
> and are willling to make up your own cables.  Add $90 or so if
> you want to use the PG-5J interface that does it all.
> Bob, WB4APR

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