Setup and pairing the TH-D74 with APRSIS32 mapping/tracking for i-gate via bluetooth APRS ISS & PSAT (NO-84) Satellite Operations. TH-D74 GPS Menu=400 Built-in GPS=on Menu=401 My Postion=GPS Menu=403 Operating Mode=normal Menu=404 Battery Saver=off Menu=405 PC Output=on
Method=manual Menu=580 PC Output=Raw Packets Menu=581 Network=APRS [APk004]
Configuration Menu=930 Bluetooth=on Menu=981 PC Output (GPS)=Bluetooth Menu=982 PC Output (APRS)=Bluetooth Menu=983 Kiss=Bluetooth Bluetooth symbol should be showing idle (not illuminated) in top of TH-D74 screen Turn on GPS so that it is flashing top left of screen to enable aprs beacon manually with
push button-6 Install Kenwood TH-D74A/E Virtual Com Port Driver from http://www.kenwood.com/i/products/info/amateur/software_download.html With Bluetooth enabled on radio and pc: Pair TH-D74 with Windows Bluetooth APRSIS32 (Dev Version 2016/08/24 14:36) Recognize D74 (need to change APRSIS32.XML file to download and run new development version to work) (using Notepad edit this statement in APRSIS32.XMLfile 0(change 0 to 1 to make the change)
From APRSIS32 menu/About download and restart to update. Configure/Ports/New Port Type=KWD710/APRS Name=TH-D74 Port Type=Bluetooth/Device=TH-D74 Untick box IS to RF Do not tick box for GPS/NIMEA Accept APRSIS32/Menu/Enables/Ports make sure TH-D74 is ticked APRSIS32/Menu/Enables and turn off Beaconing When starting APRSIS32 TH-D74 radio screen should show 'Connected Bluetooth Device' for short period with the Bluetooth symbol and APRS 12 continuously on indicating the communication over the serial port. When exiting APRSIS32 the Bluetooth symbol and APRS 12 indicator should go off. Note:When updating Kenwood's TH-D74 firmware bluetooth will no longer work and will need to be paired with pc again even though it says it is.