[aprssig] TM-D700 gps connector mod

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 1 23:45:56 EDT 2009

--- Dave Baxter wrote:

> Con:    Pin's 1 & 9, Hmmmmm.  
> Hope nothing clashes when a PC is connected ...
> and something bangs heads...  Kenwood's serial drivers 
> have not exactly been proved particularly rugged ...

 DCD and RI are INPUTs on the computer.
  Any trouble would be due to the computer software paying attention to those lines (which are Modem control signals).  This is a port control issue, not a hardware smoke issue.  RS-232 inputs should handle 12 volts.
Famous last words, eh? 

> Please mark up the back of your radio, so 
> (if you sell or loan it) people will know it's been
> mod'd.   Even to remind you, some years from now.


73, Steve, K9DCI


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