[amsat-bb] Kenwood TH D72A and packet TNC

John Brier johnbrier at gmail.com
Wed May 4 18:55:18 UTC 2016

You do beakon using the BCON button. I believe you need the TNC set to
APRS since that is the type of communications most people do on the
ISS digipeater.


On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 2:50 PM,  <ingejack at cox.net> wrote:
> John: Thanks for the info> I have the path to OTHERS  and also set to ARISS  However I didn't press the  * key and also didn't know about the squelch having to be closed.. I will try that and see what happens. Do I beacon using the Beacon button as with APRS and do I change the TNC to show Packet12 ?? Thanks again  Jack-KC7MG
> ---- John Brier <johnbrier at gmail.com> wrote:
>> You have to set the path right. Here is Patrick, WD9EWK's explanation:
>> "Besides using different frequencies (145.825 for the ISS, vs. 144.390 for
>> the terrestrial APRS), you will need to define a path that is different
>> than the WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 that the HT will use by default. Look for menu
>> option 3H0 to set up the new path. Press MENU, select APRS, then spin the
>> VFO knob until you see PacketPath. You will want to use the 4-way button to
>> get over to the Type field. Change that from New-N to Others, then move to
>> the PATH field and enter ARISS. When you change the path fro New-N to
>> Others (or one of the other paths available in the HT), you have to press
>> the * key to confirm you are choosing that particular path. This will let
>> you move between terrestrial and ISS packet/APRS."
>> Another issue I have run into is when you beacon to the ISS you have to
>> have the squelch closed or else it won't TX at all.
>> Apparently some TNCs require this, including the Kenwood TNCs.
>> 73,
>> John KG4AKV
>> On May 4, 2016 2:17 PM, <ingejack at cox.net> wrote:
>> > I am trying to set my internal packet tnc in my Kenwood TH D72A  to
>> > contact ARISS to no avail !! I have tried AGWPE and UISS to work with the
>> > radio but no luck. I was wondering if anyone out there has been able to
>> > contact ARISS with The TH D72A TNC ?? If so, how are you hooking up the
>> > radio to the computer to work ?? I am about to order the Siganlink Usb that
>> > comes with the cables set up for this radio but hesitate to do so if the
>> > built in TNC can work!! Any help will be appreciated  Thank You  JACK-KC7MG
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