Configuring TM-D710GA for APRS Indoors

That last word “Indoors”is the clue…

The TM-D710GA has a built-in GPS.  Not surprisingly, it does not receive indoors, and it has no provisions for an external antenna (only an external GPS receiver).

I had setup the radio for A-side APRS, and B-side Club Repeater (also on 2 meters).  Diving into the menus I entered a fixed GPS location and time, since I wasn’t receiving the GPS signal.  Try as I might, I could not get a Beacon out of my radio.

Turns out the problem was the lack of GPS sync.  Turning off GPS resolved the issue, and I now have the radio configured to beacon whenever I press the “BCON” button.  Sweet.

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