[aprssig] status text on kenwood aprs-capable radios

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Sun Jul 17 18:33:21 EDT 2011

The selected frequency doesn't tell others in the world which 
EchoLink/IRLP node you're monitoring. That goes in the fixed portion of 
the text and is selected by PM. At least, I believe that's what Dave is 

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

On 7/17/2011 5:54 PM, Bob Bruninga 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: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
> Of David Dobbins
> Sent: Sunday, July 17, 2011 5:10 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: [aprssig] status text on kenwood aprs-capable radios
> 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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