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This is the one I use for my Baofeng UV-5R.


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Here is a Diagram from page 11 of The (Chinese) Radio Documentation Project's Baofeng UV-5R Manual PDF:


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Here's how to repair a Kenwood MC-59 microphone cable (ships with the TM-V71a, probably the 710, and a few LMR radios as well). First, if you didn’t know already, behind the rubber boot at the end of the Kenwood MC-59 mic cable is a regular RJ-45 jack: Step 0. If you want to avoid all this, the cord is part Kenwood E30-7543-18 at PacParts.com. (They also ...


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If you would like to decode Morse code with an existing program: My personal recommendation is Fldigi, which is a software modem that runs on most major operating systems, including Windows and Linux. Fldigi has a modem for "CW" (Continuous Wave), which can both send and receive Morse code. The program uses your sound card to communicate with your radio. To ...


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"Tone", displayed as "T" on the main screen, selects tone encoder + carrier squelch (your HT will send a tone, selected by the TONE Freq menu, and receive any strong-enough signal, regardless of whether it has a tone.) The transmitted tone is necessary to "open up" most repeaters so that you can talk on them. "CTCSS", displayed as "CT" on the main screen, ...


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This image of the bottom side of the bracket was taken with a flatbed scanner. The depicted dimensions were taken separately using a caliper, not by measuring on the image. The white inner area is the paper over an as-yet-unused adhesive pad; the material of the bracket is black-painted metal. Unprocessed image


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Hannu OH1HAQ emailed me the true correct two-step answer: Set VOX GAIN to 0: long press on VOX button, rotate MULTI knob to set the level to 0, long press on VOX button. Enable VOX. With VOX GAIN set to 0, noise picked up by the microphone will not key the transmitter. However, replaying from the voice keyer memory will still key the transmitter if VOX is ...


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First of all, only Band A (left side) can be tuned to the aviation band; if you try to use Band B it will not work. Press the left "BAND SEL" button (volume knob). Then you should be able to use the tuning knob to tune to the frequency you want. If it skips over the aviation band, then the first thing to check is that the aviation band is not masked. This ...


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I found the TM-741A service manual. As shown on page 106, the battery can be seen looking into the case from the front after the display panel is removed. Luckily, the spare batteries from my dive computer will work; now I just have to open the radio and solder in a replacement!


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I found a list of specifications for the TS-480SAT giving the matching range as 16.7 Ω – 150 Ω. Another list of specifications for the TS-870SAT says that model's matching range is 20 Ω – 150 Ω. Both ranges roughly correspond to a 3:1 SWR, which is typical for antenna tuners built into transceivers. External antenna tuners generally offer more tuning ...


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TM-V71A firmware update Ver.2.00 (May 16, 2008) added microphone sensitivity to the Menu (No. 111) so that MCP-2A is not needed to change it.


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Typically a good place to get discriminator audio is the "high" end of the squelch control. Unfortunately the TM-241A does not have a conventional squelch control, making it necessary to tap onto the board itself. Pin 9 of IC1, an MC3372, is the output of the discriminator. If you can locate and solder to this pin it should give you the desired signal. If ...


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I am setting up a B2000, a TH-D72 and a 710GA. The best practice is to set the APRS freq to 144.39 MHz in Band B then configure the data band of the TNC to B-Band. You can lock it as well. Kenwood has "In Depth" Manuals for each model for APRS.


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I assume you have extensively bench tested the kit and have not found any problems. Having several years of experience with high altitude radios in the Alps, I would suspect that you are getting static build-up on the antenna that is glitching the radio. A Polyphasor, or equivalent, to ground can mitigate static build up. Failing that, a couple of megohms ...


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Just give the knob a good flick in the direction you want to go. The radio automatically switches to 1kHz tuning when the knob is moving at a fast pace. Manual page 8, paragraph 22


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The ICOM gateway terminal mode is a unique mode. It allows you to configure the radio to use the radio, tethered to a computer through a USB cable, to route the communications through the computer, out to the Internet, to access a remote gateway. In this mode, the RF signal of the radio is not a factor since all communications are actually going through the ...


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It likely uses the external speaker output because not all rigs (especially older ones) have an RX audio output pin. And even if a rig does, it's possible that the audio output is before de-emphasis is applied so the TNC wouldn't be able to decode reliably. As Mike said, the circles represent the cable shield. As far as the microphone ground, read here: ...


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Unless you tried to transmit without an antenna, it should be fine. If the radio is in receive mode without an antenna, it won't hurt it. But if you transmit without an antenna, especially at high power, the high SWR could damage the final amplifier in the radio.


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According to the manual, it says "Appears while using the External data band", and all of the images of the display in the manual show it only appearing on the B band. However, menu setting (according to the manual, again) 517 allows you to set how the external TNC data band setup is defined (A band, B band, Tx on A and Rx on B, or Tx on B, Rx on A)...


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Echolink allows repeaters to be connected over the internet, and also allows licensed hams with computers to connect to the system directly without using a radio. So there are two ways to participate: Find a local repeater that is connected to the Echolink system, and access that repeater with your radio. Download, install, and run the Echolink software on ...


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I have a TS440SAT, but have not disassembled it. I also have a TS940SAT, which is a larger, I believe slightly newer rig. This answer applied to the TS940SAT. The TS940SAT and the TS440SAT have internal speakers. Foam is used in the speaker system in two ways. The first is as the material which holds the speaker cone into the speaker frame. If this ...


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Have you tried this in memory, program, and vfo mode? If there are no memories saved, it may squawk at you because there's nothing to scan. I suspect it will do the same if you try to scan in 'program' mode without the lower and upper frequency limits saved in memory channels 6 and 7 respectively for PG.S-1 and 8 and 9 for PG.S-2, though the manual doesn't ...


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To disable Repeater AutoShift turn the power off. Press and hold both the VFO and REV keys while turning power on. Do this again to turn Autoshift back on. The manual makes mention of using the SHIFT key to override the autoshift but I am not sure how this works. I have multiples of this radio and have never had the occasion to need to use a non-standard ...


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Use an open source software called CHIRP: http://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Home The software will work for your radio. It is fairly universally used and not that difficult to learn.


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AFO is filtered, squelched audio. DEO is raw discriminator audio. Here is a PDF of the NX-700 pin documentation.


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On most of TNCs you can dump the monitor settings by the "display monitor" (or "display m") command cmd:display monitor BUDLIST OFF NONE CSTAMP ON DAYSTR mm/dd/yy hh:mm:ss FILTER OFF HEADERLN ON LLIST OFF NONE MONITOR ON MALL ON MBEACON ON <---- If on, monitors packets addressed to BEACON and ID MCON ON MCOM ON MHEADER ON MRESP ...


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This fellow mentions that he planned to do this: Install serial cable from TM-D710G in basement to office for a future project - computer control over radio frequency, etc. But he may never have been successful. I do not see the TM-D710G listed in any of the transceiver control software lists: Commander doesn't list Ham Radio Deluxe doesn't list Bonito ...


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Kevin Reid has the most important point-- +/-9.6 kHz is beyond the +/- 7.5 kHz bandwidth of the TS-2000 receive filters. Without first modifying the hardware (replacing filter), I would expect the receive signal to be distorted, quite possibly beyond use.


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Ashish, you should be able to receive this using FM. I'm not sure what the BFSK mode of the TS-2000 is but the data should be visible in FM mode. You will then have an audio square wave (or rounded if there is some bit shaping). If you feed the audio into a computer soundcard, you should be able to record the data with something like Audacity and see ...


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