[aprssig] status text on kenwood aprs-capable radios

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 17 18:25:03 EDT 2011

But the status 'message' doesn't change with the auto-QSY feature, right? 
Wouldn't this be a PM use?  Put the appropriate things in PMs and change PMs for different regions.
 73, Steve, K9DCI   USN (Vet) MOT (Ret) Ham (Yet)
--- On Sun, 7/17/11, Bob Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:

> I don’t follow.
> In the D710 and D72 and FTM-350, the frequency that you have selected on the
> VOICE band is automatically inserted into your status text.  This way,
> others on APRS can instantly see what frequency you are on by looking at
> your status text which is automatically updated.
> The only caveat is that in the D710, only STATUS 5 will do this.  SO status
> 5 is the only one I ever use!
> Bob, WB4APR
> From: David Dobbins
> I was configuring several status text lines in my TH-D7A and TM-D710 radios,
> and thought it would be a good future feature to associate
> a particular status text to one or more programmed frequencies in the
> radio.
> For example, on my drive to work I pass through the coverage area for two
> different repeaters. One repeater has an IRLP node #3300, and the other has
> an Echolink node #99946. I have the two freqs already programmed into the
> D710. 
> I have several status text messages, one with QSY
> information, one a generic
> >HOWDY FROM DAVE, one says >On Echolink 99946 and
> another >On IRLP 3300.
> I would like to see a feature added that when I QSY to the
> IRLP node
> frequency in programmed memory, it then automatically
> selects status text #x
> and includes that information. This way, as I drive through
> town and switch
> frequencies, the status text gets updated automatically,
> rather than me
> having to fumble through the menu items to reselect the
> desired status text.
> It seems like this could be done w/o too much effort.
> Perhaps just a mod to
> the MCP software to make this happen???
> Would it be useful to others?
> Dave K7GPS
> Tucson
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