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Author Topic: IC 706 MkII G and APRS  (Read 325 times)
VK4KX
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« on: November 15, 2004, 06:21:12 PM »

How do I interface the IC-706 MkII G to run APRS from my mobile?
Anyone have a diagram on connecting the radio to modem and GPS, PC etc etc
I have never run APRS, and know ZIP about it, but as usual we find out as much as we can and teach ourselves as we stumble through.

Thanks for your help on this and my last one as well.
73 de VK4KAC, Bernie
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KL7IPV
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2004, 10:52:51 PM »

There is a page that shows how to hook up the 706 to a TNC and PC. Tell us what TNC you are using.
73
Frank
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KC9AXZ
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2004, 08:50:03 AM »

You need a TNC or sound card interface (ie. RigBlaster), or a TinyTrak3 unit from Byonics. You will also need a GPS unit. If you don't plan to run mobile you can do without the GPS unit as long as you know your LAT/LON. You may also want to add a PC and some software. There are a lot of different configurations, you need to know what you want to do exactly.

Jon KC9AXZ
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KC8VWM
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2004, 10:14:43 AM »

connecting APRS is almost identical as setting up a "Packet Station"

Each configuration is going to depend on the hardware you intend on using.

For example: Are you going to use a TNC or just a Soundcard interface? Do you want to use a laptop or a palmpilot?

Are you going to use a live mobile GPS or have a home based "fixed" position to report? (ie: home based weatherstation) What model GPS? What kind of serial output port does it have?  Can it communicate with your APRS software in the same language?

Are you going to use a laptop in your car for "reading" other people's position while travelling, or do you just want a way to send out and report your position only?

These and many other considerations will determine how everything is going to be connected together.

I would suggest reading the following website and consider your available options before moving ahead:

http://www.tapr.org/tapr/html/pktf.html

73

Charles - KC8VWM
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