[amsat-bb] Kenwood TM-710 for Falconsat?

Tony dxdx at optonline.net
Fri Nov 3 21:02:45 UTC 2017


> I'm going to be trying the BBS, not the digipeater. Please feel free 
> to leave me a message!

That makes things easier - just finished typing up a short message. I 
should make the 23:00z pass.
> I'll be using a laptop with Linux and PB/PG, but when i figure it all 
> out and get some scripts written to automate the lengthy number of 
> commands you have to type in to get it all working, I'm going to be 
> trying it with my PocketCHIP. An extremely portable way of sending and 
> receiving messages via FalconSAT! 73, Paul, N8HM

PocketChip looks interesting - certainly small enough for portable work. 
Any chance of recording a short video while accessing Falconsat with 
this setup?

Tony -K2MO

> On Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 4:17 PM, Tony <dxdx at optonline.net 
> <mailto:dxdx at optonline.net>> wrote:
>     Paul:
>         The TM-D710 can do full duplex with it's internal TNC. Include
>         "FU ON" in the KISS initialization string (which essentially
>         just turns off DCD sense).
>     Sounds similar to how the TS-2000's internal TNC to worked when I
>     used it to work Pacsats years ago. I guess the only obstacle would
>     be tuning steps i.e., does the TM-710 allow small tuning steps in
>     5 KHz or less on 70cm.
>         I plan to attempt this with my TH-D72 either tonight or later
>         this weekend. The TH-D7A will do full duplex in standalone
>         APRS mode, but not in packet mode. 73,Paul, N8HM
>     If you specify which pass, I'll send you a short APRS message Paul.
>     Tony -K2MO

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