[aprssig] Possible auto-reply bug in the Kenwood TM-D700 and/or TM-D710

Guido Trentalancia iz6rdb at trentalancia.com
Fri Jul 22 06:05:23 EDT 2011

On Wed, 2011-07-20 at 18:43 +0200, Guido Trentalancia wrote:
> Hello !
> Another possible bug in Kenwood radios could be that the APRS Auto-Reply
> function not only automatically replies to incoming messages but also to
> incoming bulletins, which clearly is not supposed to do for obvious
> reasons.
> Unfortunately, I cannot check/verify this any further, therefore I am
> not even sure, but apparently it's truly happening to somebody.
> I am not even sure whether it is eventually affecting the TM-D700, the
> TM-D710 or both...
> The device that is experiencing such problem is being identified by
> aprs.fi as:
> Kenwood: TM-D700 version 02 (rig)
> However, when it's not compressed, the string in raw packets appears to
> be APK102, which should be the same one used by the D710.

I confirm it's a TM-D710. Sometimes aprs.fi is tagging it as "TM-D700
version 02" but it's a TM-D710.

> If this bug is confirmed and at the same time the device proves to be a
> TM-D700, it might not even be possible to upgrade to a new firmware, I
> suppose.
> Does anyone have any better insight into this ?

So, nobody has ever seen this before ?

> Thanks.
> 73,
> Guido IZ6RDB

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