[amsat-bb] Re: thd72a

Jeff Moore tnetcenter at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 23:23:35 PST 2010

Hi Bruce,

You need to spend some time with the manuals (both the printed and cd-rom 
versions).  This is an extremely complex radio system do not be fooled by 
it's size.

Date/Time is set automatically when you turn on the internal GPS (page GPS-2 
cd-rom).  You have to set the time zone manually via menu 196.

Page 33 of the printed manual tells you how to input text/data to the menu 

It's likely that most of the APRS defaults will work, but spend some time 
with the manuals and the APRS web-sites to figure out what options are 
needed/required in your particular area.  Contacting a local APRS Elmer 
would be helpful as well.

Have fun!

Jeff Moore  --  KE7ACY

----- Original Message ----- From: "Bruce" <kk5do at arrl.net>

oh, boy, got a thd72a. however, this is my first kenwood radio and i got
it to turn on and figured out how to put it on a local repeater. that

next i thought i would give the aprs a try. i have never used aprs
before. i put my callsign in. but have no idea what to do next. the
manual isn't really any help as i don't know what values need to go into
the aprs fields or where to program in the aprs frequency. which i don't
have either.

i may have bit off more than i can chew with all the features of this
radio. also, how do you set the time/date. looks like there is a place
for it at the bottom of the screen but can't figure out what to punch to
get it to do something.


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