[amsat-bb] Re: TNC settings for Kenwood TM-D700

n3wwn@futuretek.cx n3wwn at futuretek.cx
Tue Mar 27 08:26:47 PST 2007

Hi Jordan!

Make sure you're using a straight through serial cable (2-2, 3-3, etc).

Then, confirm that the PC and D700 are using the same parameters:  9600 
baud, No parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit and hardware flow control.  If 
your settings aren't the same as this, make sure both the PC and D700 

>From non-TNC operations, press and hold F for 1 sec and then press the 
TNC soft button.  Do this twice.  The D700 display should have TNC PKT in 
the upper left.

If the display shows TNC APRS, you just have to press and hold F for 1 sec 
and TNC once.

Hit CTRL-C to return to a cmd prompt if you're stuck in converse mode (you 
shouldn't be since you just put the D700 into TNC PKT mode).

At this point, you should be communicating with the D700 at the cmd 

Check out the Kenwood Specialized Communications Manual:


Good luck!

73 de Rich N3WWN (FN00fh)

On Tue, 27 Mar 2007, Jordan Woolley wrote:

> Hi all,
> Was just wondering if there is anyone out there with any experience setting up a D700 for Packet operation. I do not seem to be able to get my terminal program to speak to the TNC. I can't even get a cmd prompt or any semblance of a connection. It seems to be physically connected fine but still no luck. I have set the baud rate for the port to match the TNC (9600) but am not having any luck. I am just using HyperTerminal. Any ideas?
> Thanks
> Jordan
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