The following commands are for the TH-D7(G) upgraded model. In blue are changes from TH-D7A. For Info on the TH-D7A please see Darryl's VK2TDS web page .

Command

Name

Use

AI n

Auto Information

This function will automatically display status information and functions as they are pressed on keypad. This is usefull for monitoring changes, such as squelch opening up, or new station heard, etc. 0=off, 1=on

AIP n

Advanced Intercept Point

0=off, 1=on

AMSG [00-16]

APRS Message

To send a message use AMSG 00,KD6VYV-7,text goes here

To view a message use AMSG n , where n = number of message 01-16

AMGG

Message Group

Enter groups to receive messages for: such as QST,CQ or "*" to receive all

AMR n

Auto Message Reply

0=off, 1=on

APO n

Auto Power Off

0=off, 1=30min, 2=60min

ARL [0000-2500]

APRS Position Limit

0000=off, miles/kilometers in increments of 10, 0010-2500miles

ARLM

Auto Message Reply Text

Sets or displays ARLM text

ARO [0-1]

Auto Repeater Offset

0=off, 1=on

ASC [0-1]

Auto Simplex Check

0=off, 1=on

BAL [0-4]

Ballance A/B band

(n=0 to 4) 0=band a only 2=middle 4=band b only

BC [0-1]

Band A & B

Sets band, or displays current band 0=band A, 1=band B

BCN [0-1]

APRS Beacon

0=off, 1=on , or displays current status

BEL [0-1]

Tone Alert

Turns band A or B tone alert on or off 0=off, 1=on

BEP [0-1]

Key Beep

0=off, 1=on

BEPT [0-3]

Tone Alert

(0=off, 1=mine, 2=all new, 3=all) Produces a distinct tone for APRS events

BUF [0-1]

Buffer

Shows current buffer data, or you can enter new:

BUF [Band selection],[Frequency],[Frequency step size],[Shift],[Reverse],[Tone],[CTCSS],,[Tone frequency],,[CTCSS frequency],[Offset],[FM/ AM]

BY

Busy

Displays busy status 0=not busy, 1=busy

CH [0-1]

Channel Display

Turns the channel display on n=1 or off n=0

CIN

Call Channel Input

Enters the transceiverís displayed frequency into the CALL channel

CNT [01-16]

Contrast

LCD contrast default = 8

CR [0-1],[0-1]

Read Call Channel

Displays call channel status

CR [Band selection],[Split selection],[Frequency],[Frequency step size],[Shift],[Reverse],[Tone],[CTCSS],,[Tone frequency],,[CTCSS frequency],[Offset],[FM/ AM]

Split selection: 0=receive side of split, 1=tx side of split

CT

CTCSS

Turns CTCSS on or off, or displays status

CTD

CTCSS Detection

Displays whether the CTCSS tones match, or don't match

CTN

CTCSS Tone

Selects, or displays a CTCSS tone

CW [0-1],[0-1]

Write to Call Channel

Enters data to the Call channel

Cw [Band selection],[Split selection],[Frequency],[Frequency step size],[Shift],[Reverse],[Tone],[CTCSS],,[Tone frequency],,[CTCSS frequency],[Offset],[FM/ AM]

CW 0,0,00144410000,0,0,0,0,0,,09,,09,000600000,0

Split selection: 0=receive side of split, 1=tx side of split

DL

Dual Band

Selects single or dual band mode, or displays current status

DM

DTMF Memory

Sets the DTMF memory, or displays its current status

DMN

DTMF Memory Name

Sets up the DTMF memory name, or displays it

DS

DCD Sense

Checks for a busy signal on the data band, or displays its current status

0=ignore DCD, 1=Data or TX Band, 2=Both Bands

DTB n

Data Band

0=Band A, 1=Band B, 2=Band A tx - Band B rx, 3=Band B tx - Band A rx

DTX n

Beacon TX Method

0=manual, 1=PTT, 2=auto

DUP n

Duplex Mode

selects duplex or simplex mode, or displays current setting 0=simplex 1=dup

DW

Down (freq)

Frequency moves down one step

ELK n

Tuning Enable

Locks or unlocks rotary encoder knob tuning 0=enabled unlocked, 1=disabled

FQ [freq],band

Frequncy

Returns or sets current frequency

Format= FQ 00144410000,0

frequency,step

GU

GPS Used

0=none, 1=NMEA, 2=NMEA 9600 buad

ICO g,n

Icon

Select Icon

when g=0 graphical icons n=0 to 9 and A-E

when g=1 other icons n=aprs icons such as "/b" etc.

ID

Identity of Radio

Returns ID TH-D7G

KILO n

Kilometer/Mile

0=mile increments, 1=kilometer

LIST [01-40]

List

Displays information on received station in APRS

LK

Transciever Lock

Turns off=0, and on=1 the key lock,or displays current status

LMP

Lamp

turns on or off the LCD lamp, or displays its current status

MC [0,1],n

Memory Channel

Selects a memory channel number, or displays current number [Band],000-200

MCL [0,1],n

Lock Memory Channel

[Band],n where n=0 unlock, n=1 lock

MD n

Mode

Sets up the receiver mode, or displays its current status 0=FM, 1=AM

MES

Power up Message

Default Hello! 8 characters max

MIN [000 to 199]

Memory Input

Copies current frequency to desired channel

MNA 0,[000-199],n

Memory Name

Sets or displays a channel memory name

n=name

MNF

Memory Name Frequency

Change between name and frequency 1=freq, 0=name

MON [0,1]

Squelch

Turns on and off squelch, or displays its current status 1=busy

MP [1-3],d

My Postition

Sets, or displays one of three programable positions

MP 1,37001500121349601

where 37deg, 00.150sec 0=north 121deg, 34.960min 1=west

MR 0,[0-1],[mem],d

Memory Read

Recalls the memory channel

example: MR 0,0,001,00440000000,6,0,0,0,0,,09,,09,000000000,0,0

d: [Frequency],[Frequency step size],[Shift],[Reverse],[Tone],[CTCSS],,[Tone frequency],,[CTCSS frequency],[Offset],[FM/ AM],[Lockout]

MSH

Memory Shift

Transfers the displayed memory channel into the VFO

MW

Memory Write

Enters data into the memroy channel - format similar to MR

MYC s

My Call Sign

enters or displays your call sign s=callsign goes here

NSFT

Noise Shift

Can be used to get rid of beat type noise that can be associated with tnc

OS

Offset

Sets up or displays the offset frequency

PAMB

Pos Ambiguous

Sets ambiguity so that others will not know your exact location

Settings: 0=off, 1=1 digit, 2digit, 3 digit, 4 digit

PC [0-1],r

Power Control

Sets or displays the transmit power Band 0 or 1, r: 0=H power, 2=L, 3=EL

POSC

Position Comment

Sets the position comment to use for APRS

0=Off Duty, 1=Enrout, 2=In Service, 3=Returning, 4=Commited, 5=Special, 6=Priority, 7-13=Custom 0-6, 14=Emergency

PKSA

APRS Packet Speed

0=1200 baud, 1=9600 baud

PP

Packet Path

can now use w for wide and t for trace

PT [0-6]

DTMF Pause Time

0=100ms, 1=200, 2=500, 3=750, 4=1000, 5=1500, 6=2000

PV [1-3 or 6]L1,L2

Program VFO

Sets or displays the current VCO

Examle: PV 2,00136,00173

1=118mhz band, 2=2 meter band, 3=sub two meter band, 6=uhf band

L1=Limit1, L2=Limit2

RBN [1-3 or 6]

Set Band

1=118mhz band, 2=2 meter band, 3=sub two meter band, 6=uhf band

REV [0-1]

Reverse

 

RX

Receive

Switches the transceiver to receive mode

SC [0-1]

Scan

Scans current band 0=stop, 1=start

SCR [0-2]

Scan Mode

Sets up or displays current scan mode 0=time, 1=carrier, 2=seek mode

SFT [0-3]

Shift

0=simplex, 1=+, 2=-, 3=-7.6Mhz

SM [Band 0-1],n

Signal Meter

Displays the received signal strength (or battery meter while tx) n=0-5

SQ [Band 0-1],n

Squelch

Displays or sets the squelch level n=0-5

ST [0-9]

Step

0=5, 1=6.25, 2=10, 3=12.5, 4= 15, 5=20, 6=25, 7=30, 8=50, 9=100

STAT [1-3],text

Status Text

Status Text for APRS. There are 3 different memories available

STXR [0-8]

Status Text tx

0=off, 1=1/1, 2=1/2, 3=1/3, 4=1/4, 5=1/4, 6=1/6, 7=1/7, 8=1/8

SV [0-9]

Battery Save

0=off, 1=.2s, 2=.4s, 3=.6s, 4=.8s, 5=1s, 6=2s, 7=3s, 8=4s, 9=5sec

TC/TS

   

TH [0-1]

Transmit Hold

After sending a 1750hz tone, sets or displays status 0=off, 1=on

TEMP [0-1]

Temperature

0=Farenheit, 1=Celcius

TN [00-39]

PLL Tone

Sets subaudible tone

TNC [0-1]

TNC

Turns TNC on or Off 0=off, 1=on

TO

PL Tone Enable

0=off, 1=on

TSP

DTMF TX Speed

0=fast, 1=slow

TT

Transmit Tone

Transmits 1750hz tone until RX is entered

TX

Transmit

Starts transmitting on current band - can be stopped by RX command

TXD [1-7]

APRS TX Delay

1=100ms, 2=200ms, 3=300ms, 4=400ms, 5=500ms, 6=750ms, 7=1000ms

TXH

TX Hold on/off

Turns TX HOLD on or off

TXI [0-8]

APRS TX Interval

0=.2min, 1=.5min, 2=1min, 3=2min, 4=3min, 5=5min, 6=10min, 7=20min, 8=30min

TXS [0-1]

TX STOP

Inhibits TX

TZ [00-48]

Time Zone

00 is -12 hours from UTC, 10 is -7 ... etc

*UNIT

 

No longer used due to addition of TEMP and KILO

UP

UP

Moves up one memory channel or up one step in VFO mode

UPR

Unproto

Unproto String Default APK002

VMC [0-1],[0-3]

Mode of Band

0=VFO, 2=MR, 3=Call

VR [1-3 or 6]

VFO Read

Reads VFO of specified band

VW

VFO Write

Writes VFO to specified band

WAY [0-6]

Waypoint

0=off, 1=6 digits out NMEA, 2=7, 3=8, 4=9, 5=6 digits out MGN, 6=DGPS

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3/27/00- There is a problem with link7 downloading the TH-D7E. Anyone with an "E" version please wait until the fix has been posted before downloading.

3/26/00- Version 1.0.1.1 Fixed problem running link7 on computers set for languages that use a "," for a decimal point. On entering a field via a mouse click, the entire field is selected.

3/21/00 - inital release Version 1.0.1.0

 



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PinOut Help for the TH-D7A

Thanks to Edward A. Behl - KG4ALG for this newsgroup post

12/28/99 9:38 PM
Subject: [htaprs] Re: Software Programming the
TH-7DATo: "TAPR HT APRS Special Interest Group" <htaprs@lists.tapr.org>
CC: TAPR HT APRS Special Interest Group <htaprs@lists.tapr.org>

Paul-

According to Pages 52 and 63 of the current TH-D7 manual, the GPS and PC
serial ports are identical, though the data rate defaults to 9600 bps
for the PC port, and 4800 bps for the GPS port. You'll find wiring
instructions on page 52 if you have the new enhanced manual (B62-1004-10
on the front cover). The 2.5mm phone plugs have three conductors; tip,
ring, and sleeve, as shown below.

________ sleeve ring tip
/ |_______ __ __
| | | | \
| |_______|__|__/
| | gnd RxD TxD
| /
|_______/
\ /

The sleeve is the signal common for the data lines. Tip is transmit data
*from* the TH-D7. The Ring conductor is receive data *toward* the TH-D7.
On the GPS cable supplied with my TH-D7, the Sleeve contact is connected
to the cable shield braid. Tip is connected to a white wire. Ring is
connected to a red wire.

To make the equivalent of PG-4W cable, connect the GPS cables as shown
in the table below.

Kenwood TH-D7 GPS Cable used for PG-4W Connections
--------------------------------------------------
GPS Cable TH-D7 Signal Direction PC Signal 9-Pin 25-Pin
------------- ------------ --------- --------- ----- ------
Shield (sleeve) Ground <--> Ground 5 7
Red (ring) Rx Data <--- Tx Data 3 2
White (tip) Tx Data ---> Rx Data 2 3

One bit of advice -- as you no-doubt have noticed, the GPS cable
conductors are made with two strands of copper about the thickness of a
human hair (well, not really, but it is a mighty delicate cable). Be
sure to allow plenty of strain relief slack in the cable between the PC
connector pins and the cable clamp in the connector hood so that the
tiny wires aren't easily broken.

As far as the Kenwood MCP-D7 software available on their FTP site, I use
it and it works fine, although Kenwood states clearly on the FTP site
that the software is a *beta* version. If they have released a final
version, it is only available with the CD-ROM included with their PG-4W
cable. I can even cut and paste (channel by channel) between the TM-V7
programmer and the TH-D7 programmer. I presume the same would be true
between any of the Kenwood transceivers that are PC programmable.

One other note: Although I did not buy one, I have studied the Kenwood
PG-4W package, which includes a cable with molded connectors on each
end. This cable assembly is MUCH more rugged than the frail GPS cable
supplied with the radio. It also is equipped with clamp-around ferrite
RF chokes at each end of the cable to trap stray RF traveling between
the radio and PC. At $54.95, it's a little (no, on second thought, a
lot) steap for a cable alone (and this one contains no electronics), but
it does include a CD-ROM with a copy of the MCP-D7 software and a PDF
version of the new TH-D7 user manual. (Now, if it included a PDF of the
service manual, it would be a great deal!)

I hope this helps.

73 and have a Happy New Year!

Edward A. Behl - KG4ALG

 

 

 

A Review: The Kenwood
TH-D7A dual-band data HT

By Alan Crosswell, N2YGK

I recently gave myself the opportunity to buy the new Kenwood TH-D7A HT: I killed my old HT
trying to repair it. I had heard about the TH-D7 from the APRS special interest group Internet
mailing list (You can subscribe by following the links at http://www.tapr.org). Besides being a
modern dual-band (2m/70cm) HT with the usual features, it also contains a 1200/9600 baud packet
TNC, including special support for APRS, DX PacketCluster, SSTV, and Kenwood Sky
Command remote base control. MSRP is $499. Current street prices are around $439-469.

The Usual and Some Unusual HT Features

As with comparable voice-only VHF/UHF HT's the TH-D7 has 200 memories, selectable bands on
the two VFOs: V/U, V/V, U/U, automatic repeater offset selection, and wide-band receive features,
including AM airband. Memories can be used for either band -- they are not split into a group for
each band like on some rigs. Alphanumeric, mixed-case names of eight characters can be assigned
to each memory.

One unusual feature, or at least new to me, is the well-designed menu system. This is a pleasant
surprise from a manufacturer with a reputation for hard-to-remember multi-key combinations for
programming (owners of the TH-79 and TM-733 will know what I mean). All functions can be
performed one-handed, mostly with your thumb, while holding the radio in the palm and have
keypad shortcuts as well as menus that are scrolled through using a 4-way arrow key: up, down, left
(also used as Escape or back), and right (also used as Enter or confirm). All menus have text
prompts that guide you through the choices. There are only two functions that require holding a key
down more than briefly: power on/off and keypad lock. Of course, many functions do require
multiple key presses, but the most common are on single keys.

Another strange feature is that the one knob on top of the radio controls tuning (can be used
interchangeably with the up/down arrows) and volume for both bands; Squelch level is a function
key combination (F key followed by hitting the monitor button and then scrolling up or down using
the arrows or tuning knob). Also, there is only one volume knob for both bands: use the BAL key
to adjust the balance between the two.

In a return to HT basics after a couple years of 1/2 watt HTs being the norm, the standard supplied
9.6V NiCD battery pack develops 5 watts out. Low power settings of 2 and 1/2 watt are also
available. The anntena uses the now-common SMA threaded connector
rather than a BNC, so you can't just use your BNC after-market duck. Screwing the antenna on is
somewhat stressful if you're afraid of cross-threading it like me. The supplied antenna is pretty good,
but as usual, an 18-inch extended duck from Comet or Diamond works better. And, you'll want to
get an SMA-to-BNC adapter so you can connect to a magmount or other antenna. These adapters
are not so hard to find once you realize that Yaesu sells one for their newer HTs that use the same
SMA connector.

As I'll get to below, the TH-D7 has serial ports for RS-232 communications. Using free Windows
software available on the Kenwood web site (http://www.kenwood.net) you can program all the
memories and other options and save your configuration in a file. The user interface for this software
is quite nice, and the configuration files are plain text that can easily be hand-edited if you pref not to
use the gooey interface:-) The same web site has a PDF version of the user manual so you can use
the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to have a backup copy of the printed manual.

Packet Stuff

Here's where the TH-D7 gets very different from other HTs. The TH-D7 has a built-in dual-speed
packet Terminal Node Controller (TNC) very much like a Paccomm, MFJ, Kantronics or other
TAPR TNC-2 clone that includes a GPS connection.

The TNC has two modes: one that is like a TAPR APRS Mic Encoder and more. The other that is
like a conventional TNC-2. In the Mic Encoder mode, you don't need anything else besides the
radio to participate as a full two-way APRS user -- you can send and receive position reports and
short text messages: Text is entered using the keypad in a somewhat tortuous manner: To get the
lowercase "c" simply press the ABC/2 key six times (ABCabc)!. However, those familiar with the
Mic Encoder know that it has seven canned status messages (Off duty, Enroute, In Service,
Committed, Special, PRIORITY, EMERGENCY) that are selectable from a menu so it works quite
well for public service.

Your position (latitude and longitude) is entered either manually, via the menu system, or by attaching
a GPS receiver to the GPS jack on the side of the HT. Once you've entered your position, received
APRS reports are displayed along with a compass direction and distance from you. This is where
the TH-D7 is more than a Mic-Encoder: The Mic-E only transmits APRS reports on the end of
your voice transmissions. The TH-D7 does this and can also receive reports and messages and
respond to them. Typically, in this two-way mode you would operate on 144.39 but without the
typical computer, TNC, radio and rats nest of interconnecting cables. Some APRS TH-D7 users
are sending each other two-way text via the APRS RF-to-Internet (and back) gateways.
Furthermore, if your GPS supports waypoint display, the TH-D7 uploads received APRS position
reports to your GPS so the callsigns of other APRS users can be mapped for you. To avoid clutter,
a distance filter is available that ignore reports containing a position outside a given radius.

While in the APRS mode, the TH-D7 will also decode and display DX Packet Cluster spots.
Again, this is just the HT alone -- with no computer attached.

If that weren't enough, the TH-D7 has a computer serial port on the side. Plug in your computer and
you get a TNC-2 clone that operates at 1200 and 9600 baud. The TNC-2 implementation is fairly
complete and even includes
an undocumented KISS mode. At this point documentation of the full feature set and limitations of
the TNC is not available so there's been a lot of guess work. For instance, since the serial port
requires software flow control, it is unclear how this interacts with KISS which usually uses
hardware flow control. Also, the AX.25 window size is one packet. "Real" TNCs usually allow 3-7
outstanding packets. And, digipeating is not available. The worst feature of this TNC is it does not
remember any settings other than MYCALL. So your computer will have to reconfigure the TNC
each time you use it and, you can't configure the TNC once and then connect a dumb peripheral like
a printer and have it just work.

1200 and 9600 baud do work though! I've used it to connect to Rich's BBS (BBSQJA) and to a
9600 baud user node on Long Island. I'm sure there will be more to come on this aspect of the
TH-D7.

There were a few software bugs discovered in the first lot of TH-D7's sold. Among other things,
they fail to work with other than Garmin and Eagle Explorer GPS -- actually, any GPS that sends
positions with other than three decimal places of precision. Kenwood has announced that a
firmware upgrade program is in the works and will be available shortly as a warranty-covered repair.

SSTV and Sky Command

The TH-D7A also has special features to support the VC-H1 Slow-Scan TV camera that Kenwood
came out with a few months ago. You'll probably want to talk to Anthony, N2NWZ, about the
SSTV features of the TH-D7 since he's got one along with the VC-H1!

Finally, Sky Command, is a remote base feature for some Kenwood rigs. If you can afford a pair of
TH-D7's and a base rig that supports Sky Command, please adopt me!

The TH-D7 on the Internet. Check out Dave Van Horn's unofficial Kenwood TH-D7 page at
http://www.cedar.net/users/dvanhorn/kenwood.html and the
"APRS HT" special interest group at Tucson Amateur Packet Radio: http://www.tapr.org..

 

 

APRS Menu

Use this:

To do this:

My Callsign

MYC

Checks MYCall for the TNC

MYC N0RMO-8

Set MYCall to xxxxx

GPS Unit

GU 0

NOT USED

GU 1

NMEA

GU 2

NMEA96

Waypoint

WAY 0

OFF

WAY 1

6 DIGITS NMEA

WAY 2

7 DIGITS NMEA

WAY 3

8 DIGITS NMEA

WAY 4

9 DIGITS NMEA

WAY 5

6 DIGITS MAGELLAN

WAY 6

DGPS

My Position

MP 1,data

MP 1,41213570095593351

MPNA 1,name

MPNA 1,Home

 

MP 1,data sets My Position #1 to 41 21.35N 95 59.33W, and you must use MPNA x,name to set the desired name for that position memory. Please substitute your own position as the weight of all those icons over my home will no doubt collapse my walls. It appears that the 0 or 1 in the 8th and 17th digit indicate N S E or W (I think you get the idea).

Position Ambiguity

PAMB 0

OFF

PAMB 1

1 DIGIT

PAMB 2

2 DIGITS

PAMB 3

3 DIGITS

PAMB 4

4 DIGITS

Position Comment

POSC 00

Off Duty

POSC 01

Enroute

POSC 02

In Service

POSC 03

Returning

POSC 04

Committed

POSC 05

Special

POSC 06

PRIORITY

POSC 07

CUSTOM 0

POSC 08

CUSTOM 1

POSC 09

CUSTOM 2

POSC 10

CUSTOM 3

POSC 11

CUSTOM 4

POSC 12

CUSTOM 5

POSC 13

CUSTOM 6

POSC 14

EMERGENCY !

Position Limit

From 0 to 2500 Miles, in 10 Mile steps only.

ARL 0000

Off

ARL 0010

10 Miles

ARL 0020

20 Miles

ARL 0030

30 Miles
etc...

ARL 2500

2500 Miles

 

From 0 to 2500 Miles, in 10 Mile steps only.

Station Icon

ICO 0,0

"W" Kenwood Logo Icon

ICO 0,1

House

ICO 0,2

Tent

ICO 0,3

Sailboat

ICO 0,4

SSTV

ICO 0,5

Airplane

ICO 0,6

Boat

ICO 0,7

Car

ICO 0,8

Motorcycle

ICO 0,9

Car????

ICO 0,A

Bus???

ICO 0,B

Pickup

ICO 0,C

Van

ICO 0,D

18-Wheeler

ICO 0,E

DIGI Star

ICO 0,xx

Others

example
ICO 0,\L

Where xx= \x or /x depending on the table and symbol you want. See APRS documentation or the radio user's manual.

Status Text

   

STAT 1,text

STAT 1,This is my status text n0rmo@qsl.net
28 character maximum. Use STAT X with X being the number of the status (1 to 5) you want to program.

UMSG 1
or
UMSG 2
etc.

Use UMSG X where X is the status number (1 to 5) you want to USE or "make active".

Status TX Rate

   

STXR 0

OFF - do not send a status text

STXR 1

1/1 - Send a status text every posit.

STXR 2
etc.

1/2 - Send a status text every 2nd posit.
etc.

STXR X

1/X - Where X is from 1 to 8

Packet Path

PP x,x,x
etc.

PP RELAY,WIDE,WIDE etc
PP sets the path; substitute the text of the path you want to set.

Packet TX

DTX 0

Manual - Sends beacon manually only

DTX 1

PTT - Sends beacon after PTT only after INTERVAL expires

DTX 2

AUTO - Send beacon every INTERVAL

TX INTERVAL

TXI 0

0.2 Minutes

TXI 1

0.5 Minutes

TXI 2

1 Minute

TXI 3

2 Minutes

TXI 4

3 Minutes

TXI 5

5 Minutes

TXI 6

10 Minutes

TXI 7

20 Minutes

TXI 8

30 Minutes

 

These are the only settings available, just as in the TH-D7A.

Unprotocol

UPR APK101

This is the default setting. Substitute your desired Unprotocol for APK101 if necessary. Remember that APRS software requires AP as the first two characters to properly decode it as APRS traffic (I think - Authors, correct me on this one if wrong).

Beep

BEPT 0

OFF

BEPT 1

MINE

BEPT 2

ALL NEW

BEPT 3

ALL

Mile/Kilometer

KILO 0

MILE
Unsure whether MILE is
Statute or Nautical Mile. Guess I need to RTFM.

KILO 1

KM

Temperature

TEMP 0

Degrees Farenheit

TEMP 1

Degrees Celsius

 

Sorry, no Kelvin for you Martians traveling the Universe.

Data Band

DTBA 0

A only

DTBA 1

B only

DTBA 2

A: TX B:RX

DTBA 3

A: RX B:TX

 

See also RADIO Menu TNC Submenu. Don't know why there are two separate commands for the same function.

Packet Speed

PKSA 0

1200 bps

PKSA 1

9600 bps

Digipeater

DIG 0

OFF

DIG 1

ON

UIDIGI

UDIG X

UDIG X where X is the list of callsigns you want to DIGI by.

Example:
UDIG EVENT,WIDE
Will digi packets with EVENT or WIDE in the path. Use this smartly... see
TAPR APRSSIG or manual for further info.

Auto Msg Reply

AMR 0

OFF

AMR 1

ON

 

In APRS mode, if you get a message addressed to MYC, and this command is ON, your radio will respond with the ARLM (see below).

Reply Msg

ARLM TEXT

ARLM I'm driving - will respond later

You could possibly also use AA: to conform to the WinAPRS method of autoreply, to make it clear that this is in fact an automatic reply, not manually typed. 64 characters maximum. Example:

ARLM AA:I'm driving - will respond when parked 73 de Jim

BLN Group

ABLG TEXT

Substitute TEXT for desired strings... see radio manual for more information.

MSG Group

AMGG TEXT

Substitute TEXT for desired strings... see radio manual for more information. Also can use

AMGG *

to enable ALL messages in the message list, whether they are to you or not. Handy for "reading the mail" when traveling. Thank you Bob B. for this suggestion.

RADIO Menu
DISPLAY submenu


Use this:


To do this:

Power-On MSG

MES TEXT

Substitute TEXT for desired string... see radio manual for more information. 8 characters maximum.

Contrast

CNT 01

Level 1

CNT 02

Level 2

CNT 03

Level 3
etc...

CNT 16

Level 16

 

Between 1 and 16; 8 is the default. Somewhere between 7 and 10 is probably readable for you. See manual or your radio.

Reverse Mode

NP 0

POSITIVE

NP 1

NEGATIVE

 

Maybe NEGATIVE is easier to read at night?
YMMV. Literally, I suppose.

Auto Dimmer

AD 0

OFF

AD 1

ON

Key Func
(Key Function)

FUNC 1

FUNC 1 is default, FUNC 3 sets the APRS buttons as the "front" buttons in the soft menu on the front of the radio. I leave mine on FUNC 3 for convenience. Your choice. See the radio and your manual.

FUNC 2

FUNC 3

RADIO Menu
AUDIO submenu


Use this:


To do this:

Beep Volume

BVOL 0

OFF

BVOL 1
to

LEVEL 1
...

BVOL 7

LEVEL 7

Key Beep

BEP 0

OFF

BEP 1

ON

Speaker

SSEL 1

MODE1

SSEL 2

MODE2

 

Combines or seperates the audio from each band into the same or seperate speakers. See manual.

RADIO Menu
TX/RX submenu


Use this:


To do this:

1-3-1

 

The first option is not available in the radio menu... don't know why.

S-Meter Squelch

SSQ 0,0

OFF - left band

SSQ 0,1

ON - left band

SSQ 1,0

OFF - right band

SSQ 1,1

ON - right band

Squelch Hang Time

SHT 0

OFF

SHT 1

125 ms

SHT 2

250 ms

SHT 3

500 ms

FM/AM Mode

MD 0

FM

MD 1

AM

 

This option only available for certain frequency ranges... and I think only on the left side band. Correct me if I wrong.

VHF AIP
(Advanced Intercept Point)

AIP 0

OFF

AIP 1

ON

RADIO Menu
MEMORY submenu


Use this:


To do this:

Auto PM Store

PMM 0

ON

PMM 1

OFF

Channel Display

CH 0

OFF

CH 1

ON

 

Changing this option will cause the radio to spit out a whole bunch of channel information, which causes the radio's display to show the type of information you have selected. More later on exactly what the radio is spitting out. BUT, if you turn Channel Display ON, you won't be able to see the frequencies - only the channel number.

Lockout

MCL 0,0

OFF - for current channel on left band

MCL 0,1

ON - for current channel on left band

MCL 1,0

OFF - for current channel on right band

MCL 1,1

ON - for current channel on right band

 

NOTE: affects the currently selected memory channel on the currently selected band. If you are intending to remotely change this option for a specific memory channel, you MUST change to the specific band and channel remotely before you issue the MCL command. See HERE** for more information. (**section to be developed soon)

Memory Name

MNA X,XXX,TEXT

MNA 0,001,APRS

For example, programs channel 001 to the Memory Name Text APRS. I don't think you have to previously select the proper band and channel before you issue this command... using the proper 3 digit channel number programs the correct memory.

In the absense so far of specific software to program the D700, this command is a MAJOR help when going through and setting your memory names. It took me a long time to do it through the keypad until I found this. Can you say Major Timesaver? I knew you could.

RADIO Menu
DTMF submenu


Use this:


To do this:

Store

DMN 00,X

Sets the DTMF Name for specific DMTF memory location 00-09.

DM 00,X

Sets DMTF string for the specific memory location of 00 through 09. See manual.

TX Speed

TSP 0

SLOW

TSP 1

FAST

Pause

PT 0

100 ms

PT 1

250 ms

PT 2

500 ms

PT 3

750 ms

PT 4

1000 ms

PT 5

1500 ms

PT 6

2000 ms

RADIO Menu
TNC submenu


Use this:


To do this:

Data Band

DTB 0

A only

DTB 1

B only

DTB 2

A: TX B:RX

DTB 3

A: RX B:TX

 

See also APRS Menu. Don't know why there are two separate commands for the same function, unless if separate for APRS mode and TNC mode.

DCD Sense

DS 0

DATA (RX) BAND

DS 1

A AND B BANDS

Time

TIME XXXX

TIME 0130 sets 1:30am
TIME 2130 sets 9:30pm etc etc.

Date

DATE XXXXXX

DATE 000109 sets January 9 2000. etc etc.

Time Zone

TZ 00

UTC minus 12 hours

TZ 01

UTC minus 11 hours 30 minutes

TZ 02

UTC minus 11 hours

TZ 03

UTC minus 10 hours 30 minutes
etc. etc. every 30 minutes

TZ 24

UTC

TZ 25

UTC plus 30 minutes

TZ 26

UTC plus 1 hour

TZ 27

UTC plus 1 hour 30 minutes
etc. etc. up to

TZ 48

UTC plus 12 hours

RADIO Menu
REPEATER submenu


Use this:


To do this:

Offset Frequency

OS 005000000

Offset Frequency 5.00 MHz

OS 000600000

Offset Frequency 0.60 MHz

 

Indicated in Hz, with zeros padded before the desired number, for a total of 9 digits. NOTE: affects the currently selected BAND and CHANNEL. See elsewhere in this web for how to change to a different band or channel remotely (coming soon).

Auto Offset

ARO 0

OFF

ARO 1

ON

 

Not band-specific.

1750 Key

CKEY 0

CALL

CKEY 1

1750

 

See radio manual.

TX Hold

TH 0

OFF

TH 1

ON

 

Possibly applies only for crossband repeater. See manual.

Repeater Hold

REPH 0

OFF

REPH 1

ON

 

Possibly applies only for crossband repeater. See manual.

Repeater

REP 0

OFF - turns cross band repeater off.

???

LOCKED-BAND

???

CROSS-BAND

 

Haven't messed with these yet... apparently you must cycle radio power to make the change... and since I am working diligently on finding all the codes first that will have to wait.

RADIO Menu
MIC submenu


Use this:


To do this:

PF1(PF)

PF 1,XX

PF1 button set to XX, see table below

PF2(MR)

PF 2,XX

PF2 button set to XX, see table below

PF3(VFO)

PF 3,XX

PF3 button set to XX, see table below

PF4(CALL)

PF 4,XX

PF4 button set to XX, see table below

For X use the button number 1 through 4 from left to right for the Function button you want to program.

   

PF X,01

A/B

PF X,02

MONITOR

PF X,03

ENTER

PF X,04

VOICE

PF X,05

1750

PF X,06

PM

PF X,07

MENU

PF X,08

VFO

PF X,09

MR

PF X,10

CALL

PF X,11

MHz

PF X,12

TONE

PF X,13

REV

PF X,14

LOW

PF X,15

MUTE

PF X,16

CTRL

PF X,17

PM. IN

PF X,18

A.B.C

PF X,19

M>V

PF X,20

M. IN

PF X,21

C. IN

PF X,22

LOCK

PF X,23

T. SEL

PF X,24

SHIFT

PF X,25

STEP

PF X,26

VISUAL

PF X,27

DIM

PF X,28

SUB-BAND SEL

PF X,29

DX

PF X,30

TNC

PF X,31

LIST

PF X,32

P. MON

PF X,33

BCON

PF X,34

MSG

PF X,35

POS

Mic Control

MCNT 0
MCNT 1

OFF
ON

DTMF Monitor

DTM 0
DTM 1

OFF
ON

RADIO Menu
AUX submenu


Use this:


To do this:

Scan Resume

SCR 0

TIME

SCR 1

CARRIER

SCR 2

SEEK

Visual Scan

VSM 1

MODE 1: 31ch

VSM 2

MODE 2: 61ch

VSM 3

MODE 3: 91ch

VSM 4

MODE 4: 181ch

APO (Auto Power Off)

APO 0

OFF

APO 1,0

ON

TOT (Time Out Timer)

TOT 0

3 Minutes

TOT 1

5 Minutes

TOT 2

10 Minutes

Com Port

CP 0

9600 bps (default)

CP 1

19200 bps

CP 2

38400 bps

CP 3

57600 bps

 

The speed at which the radio talks to a computer on its' serial port.

Data Speed

   

DATP 0

1200 bps

DATP 1

9600 bps

 

See Also: APRS Menu- Packet Speed. Don't know why there are two commands for the same thing, unless APRS Menu- Packet Speed is for the APRS mode only, and Data Speed is for TNC mode only. Will have to research.

RESET

 

I haven't gotten in to this one... I suggest you don't either, unless you want to spend all night reprogramming everything.

RADIO Menu
REMOTE CON submenu


Use this:


To do this:

Code

RCC XXX

Where XXX is the three digit number you want to set your remote control password code to.

Answer Back

RCA 0

OFF

RCA 1

ON

Control

RC 0

OFF

I haven't gotten further into this one. More later when I have to time play with it. See radio manual.

SSTV Menu

 

Haven't worked on yet. More later. See radio manual.

SKY COMMAND Menu

 

Haven't worked on yet. More later. See radio manual.

 


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