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Kenwood TM-D710A Instruction Manual

Kenwood 144/440 mhz fm dual bander and 144/430 mhz fm dual bander instruction manual model tm-d710a and tm-d710a/tm-d710e.

 
144/440 MHz FM DUAL BANDER
TM‑D710A
144/430 MHz FM DUAL BANDER
TM‑D710A/ TM‑D710E
Only basic operations are explained in this
instruction manual. For a detailed explanation on
the operations, refer to the PDF file supplied on the
CD-ROM.
This equipment complies with the essential requirements of
Directive 1999/5/EC.
The use of the warning symbol
to restrictions of use in certain countries.
This equipment is intended for use in all EU countries and CH, LI,
IS and NO, and requires a license.
© B62‑1986‑00 (K, E, M4)
09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 00
means the equipment is subject

Summary of Contents

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    144/440 MHz FM DUAL BANDER TM‑D710A 144/430 MHz FM DUAL BANDER TM‑D710A/ TM‑D710E Only basic operations are explained in this instruction manual. For a detailed explanation on the operations, refer to the PDF file supplied on the CD-ROM. This equipment complies with the essential requirements of Directive 1999/5/EC.

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    Thank You We are grateful you decided to purchase this Kenwood FM transceiver. Kenwood always provides Amateur Radio products which surprise and excite serious hobbyists. This transceiver is no exception. Kenwood believes that this product will satisfy your requirements for both voice and data communications.

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    Notices to the User One or more of the followng statements may be applcable: FCC WARNING Ths equpment generates or uses rado frequency energy. Changes or modfcatons to ths equpment may cause harmful nterference unless the modfcatons are expressly approved n the nstructon manual.

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    Check the battery polarty and voltage of the vehcle before nstallng the transcever. u Use only the suppled DC power cable or a Kenwood optonal DC power cable. u Do not nsert metal objects nto the coolng fan.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    PREPARATION ... 1 SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES ... 1 MOBILE INSTALLATION ... 2 TX/RX Unt Installaton ... 2 Operaton Panel Installaton ... 3 Power Cable Connecton ... 3 FIXED STATION ... 4 Operaton Panel Installaton ... 4 Power Cable Connecton ... 5 REPLACING FUSES ...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    CONNECTING THE PG-5F EXTENSION CABLE ... 38 INSTALLING THE VGS-1 UNIT... 39 MAINTENANCE ... 40 GENERAL INFORMATION... 40 SERVICE ... 40 SERVICE NOTE ... 40 CLEANING ... 40 TROUBLESHOOTING ... 41 SPECIFICATIONS ... 43 For a detailed explanation on the operation, refer to the PDF file supplied on the CD-ROM.

  • Page 7: Preparation, Supplied Accessories

    SuPPlIEd AccESSORIES Note: A market area code (K, E, or M4) can be found on the label attached to the package box. Item Microphone Microphone hanger DC power cable (with 20 A fuses) Mounting bracket Screw set Modular plug cable (for PANEL jacks) Line filter Cable with a 2.5 mm (/0") 3-conductor plug (for GPS jack)

  • Page 8: Mobile Installation

    MObIlE INSTAllATION n TX/ RX unit Installation Select a safe, convenient location inside your vehicle that will minimize danger to your passengers and yourself while the vehicle is in motion. Consider installing the transceiver under the dash in front of the passenger seat so that knees or legs will not strike the radio during sudden braking of your vehicle.

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    n Operation Panel Installation 1 Clean and dry the installation location. Do not install the bracket close to an air bag. 2 Remove the release paper from the base of the panel bracket, then secure it in place using the 3 supplied self-tapping screws.

  • Page 10: Fixed Station

    Note: If you use the transceiver for a long period when the vehicle battery is not fully charged or when the engine is OFF, the battery may become discharged and will not have sufficient reserves to start the vehicle. Avoid using the transceiver under these conditions. 1 Route the DC power cable supplied with the transceiver directly to the vehicle’s battery terminals using the shortest path from the transceiver.

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    n Power cable connection In order to use this transceiver for fixed station operation, you will need a separate 3.8 V DC power supply that must be purchased separately. The recommended current capacity of the power supply is 3 A. Note: Do not plug the DC power supply into an AC outlet until you make all connections.

  • Page 12: Replacing Fuses, Operation Panel And Microphone Connection

    If the fuse blows, determine the cause, then correct the problem. After the problem is resolved, replace the fuse. If newly installed fuses continue to blow, disconnect the power cable and contact your authorized Kenwood dealer or an authorized Kenwood service center for assistance.

  • Page 13: Antenna Connection, Accessory Connections, External Speakers

    ANTENNA cONNEcTION Before operating, you must first install an efficient, well-tuned antenna. The success of your installation will depend largely on the type of antenna and its correct installation. The transceiver can give excellent results if the antenna system and its installation are given careful attention. Use a low-loss coaxial feed line that also has a characteristic impedance of 50 Ω, to match the transceiver input impedance.

  • Page 14: Getting Acquainted, Operation Panel (front)

    OPERATION PANEl (FRONT) IN NORMAl MODE q CALL Press [CALL] to select the Call channel. Press [CALL] (1s) to start Call scan. w VFO Press [VFO] to enter VFO mode , then rotate the Tuning control to select an operating frequency. Press [VFO] (1s) to start VFO scan. e MR Press [MR] to enter Memory Channel mode, then rotate the Tuning control to select a Memory channel. Press [MR] (1s) to start Memory scan. r Tuning Control Rotate to select an operating frequency or Memory channel, change the scan direction, etc. Press the Tuning control to enter MHz mode (while in VFO or Call mode) or to toggle the display between the channel name and frequency (while in Memory Channel mode). Press Tuning control (1s) to start MHz scan or Group scan. t KEY Press [KEY] to turn the APRS key function ON and OFF. y F Press [F] to enter Function mode. Press [F] (1s) to turn the transceiver key lock function ON and OFF. GETTING ACQUAINTED...

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    u TONE Press [TONE] to turn the Tone function ON. Each time you press [TONE] to toggle the functions as follows: Tone ON >> CTCSS ON >> DCS ON >> OFF. i REV Press [REV] to turn the Reverse function ON or OFF. Press [REV] (1s) to turn the Automatic Simplex Checker ON. o LOW Press [LOW] to toggle the transmit output power as follows: High Power (K, E types only) –> Middle Power –> Low Power. !0 PF1 Press [PF1] to activate its programmable function. The default function is “Frequency Band Select”. !1 PF2 Press [PF2] to activate its programmable function. The default function is “Operation Band Select”. !2 BAND SEL (VOL) Control Rotate the [BAND SEL] control to adjust the speaker volume. Press the left [BAND SEL] to select the A band. Press the right [BAND SEL] to select the B band. Press [BAND SEL] (1s) to toggle between single and dual-band mode. !3 SQL Control Rotate the [SQL] control to adjust the squelch level. Clockwise opens the squelch and counterclockwise tightens the squelch.

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    IN FUNCTION MODE q C.IN Press [C.IN] to store the current operating frequency to the Call channel. w M>V Press [M>V] to copy the current Memory channel or Call channel to the VFO (memory shift). e M.IN Select a Memory channel, then press [M.IN] to store the current operating frequency in the Memory channel. r Tuning Control Press the Tuning control to enter Menu mode. t F OFF Press [F OFF] to return Normal mode. y T.SEL While Tone, CTCSS, or DCS is ON, press [T.SEL] to enter CTCSS or DCS setup mode. u SHIFT Press [SHIFT] to enter Offset Direction selection mode. Each time you press [SHIFT], the offset direction toggles as follows: plus (+) direction –> minus (–) direction –> –7.6 MHz (E type only) –> OFF. i MUTE Press [MUTE] to turn the Mute function ON or OFF. o VISUAL Press [VISUAL] to turn the Visual Scan function ON and OFF.

  • Page 17: Operation Panel (rear & Left)

    !1 SQL Control Rotate the [SQL] control to adjust the squelch level. Clockwise opens the squelch and counterclockwise tightens the squelch. !2 DX Press [DX] to turn the DX PacketClusters Monitor ON and OFF. !3 P.IN Press [P.IN] to enter PM Channel registration mode. !4 Press [ ] to turn the transceiver power ON and OFF. OPERATION PANEl (REAR & lEFT) q GPS Connect the GPS receiver or the Weather Station to this jack with using supplied cable with a 2.5 mm (1/10") 3-conductor plug. w COM This terminal is for connecting to a PC. Use a PG-5G (option) cable when connecting the built-in TNC to a computer D-SUB terminal. e Panel jack Connect the TX/ RX unit to this jack with using supplied Modular plug cable.

  • Page 18: Display

    DIsPlAy < A Band > Indicator Clock display (Setting Time: Menu 525) Appears when there is a transmission band available. Blinks when the cross-band repeater is ON (K type only). Appears when there is an operation band available. Blinks when the wireless remote control is ON (K type only). Appears when the Tone function is ON. Appears when the CTCSS function is ON. Appears when the DCS function is ON. Appears when the Shift function is set to plus. Appears when the Shift function is set to minus. Appears when the Reverse function is ON. Appears when the ASC function is ON. Blinks when the ASC function is performing an OK check. Appears while in AM mode. Appears while in FM mode. Appears while in Narrow FM mode. Appears when the selected channel is registered while in Memory Input mode. < B Band > Description...

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    Indicator Description Displays the Memory channel and Menu number. Appears when the Memory Channel Lockout function is ON. Appears while using High output power. Blinks when the temperature protection circuit turns on (K, E types only) . Appears while using Middle output power. Blinks when the temperature protection circuit turns on. Appears while using Low output power. Displays the operating frequency. Appears when receiving a busy signal. Performs as an S meter when receiving a signal and displays the selected power level while transmitting. Appears while transmitting. Appears while using the External data band. Appears while using the Internal data band. Appears when the data terminal is set as 600 (bps). Appears when mute function is ON. Appears while making a conversation recording. Appears while in EchoLink Sysop mode. Appears when the Key Lock function is ON. Blinks when recalling a PM channel. Appears when Weather Alert is ON. Blinks when receiving a signal (K type only).

  • Page 20: Tx/ Rx Unit Rear Panel, Tx/ Rx Unit Sub-panel

    TX/ RX UNIT REAR PANEl q ANT Connect an M-type (TM-D710A) or N-type (TM-D710E) external antenna to this terminal. When making test transmissions, connect a dummy load in place of the antenna. The antenna system or load should have an impedance of 50 Ω. w DATA This is the data input/output terminal. Use a PG-5H (option) data communications cable when connecting to the PC voice input/output terminal. e PC This terminal is for connecting to a PC. Use a PG-5G (option) cable or a PG-5H (option) serial communications cable when connecting to a computer D-SUB terminal. r SP (SP 1/ SP 2) If desired, connect 1 or 2 external speakers for clearer audio. These jacks accept 3.5 mm (1/") diameter, 2-conductor plugs. TX/ RX UNIT sUb PANEl q MIC Connect the supplied microphone to this jack. w PANEL Connect the Operation panel to this jack with using supplied Modular plug cable.

  • Page 21: Microphone (mc-59)

    MICROPhONE (MC-59) q PTT switch Press and hold, then speak into the microphone to transmit. w DTMF keypad Press these keys to make DTMF calls, enter frequencies, or enter characters. e CALL/ A Functions the same as the transceiver front panel [CALL] key. This is also the PF4 key and can be reprogrammed with a programmable function. r VFO/ B Functions the same as the transceiver front panel [VFO] key. This is also the PF3 key and can be reprogrammed with a programmable function. t MR/ C Functions the same as the transceiver front panel [MR] key. This is also the PF2 key and can be reprogrammed with a programmable function. y PF/ D Press to toggle between bands A and B. This is also the PF1 key and can be reprogrammed with a programmable function. u UP/ DWN Functions the same as the transceiver Tuning control. Microphone Jack Keypad serial data No Connection MIC, 600 impedance GND (MIC)

  • Page 22: Basic Operations, Switching The Power On/ Off, Adjusting The Volume

    SwITChINg ThE POwER ON/ OFF Press the [ ] switch to switch the transceiver ON. • The power on message momentarily appears on the display. • If the transceiver power on password has been activated {Menu No.998}, you must first enter your password before you can operate the transceiver.

  • Page 23: Adjusting The Squelch, Selecting A Band

    AdjuSTINg ThE SQuElCh Squelch is used to mute the speaker when no signals are present. With the squelch level set correctly, you will hear sound only while actually receiving a signal. The higher the squelch level selected, the stronger the signals must be in order to hear them.

  • Page 24: Selecting Dual Band Mode/ Single Band Mode

    Pressing [PF2] allows you to switch the operating band between bands A and B, while maintaining the original band as the transmit band. Band A is the transmit band and band B is the operating band: Band A is both the transmit and operating band: SElECTINg duAl BANd mOdE/ SINglE BANd mOdE You can switch the transceiver between dual band operation and single band operation by pressing [BAND SEL] (1s) of your selected band.

  • Page 25: Selecting A Frequency Band

    Single band mode (band A only): Note: You can also turn the center partition bar display off {Menu No. 527}. SElECTINg A FREQuENCy BANd You can change the default frequency bands for bands A and B. 1 Select band A or B by pressing the [BAND SEL] control or [PF2]. 2 Press [F], [BAND SEL] of your selected band.

  • Page 26: Selecting An Operating Mode, Vfo Mode

    SElECTINg AN OPERATINg mOdE There are 3 operating modes available to choose from: VFO mode, Memory Channel mode, and Call Channel mode. ■ VFO mode VFO mode allows you to manually change the operating frequency. 1 Press [VFO] to enter VFO mode. 2 Rotate the Tuning control to select your desired operating frequency.

  • Page 27: Memory Channel Mode, Call Channel Mode

    ■ memory Channel mode Memory Channel mode allows you to quickly select a frequently used frequency and related data which you have saved in the transceiver memory. 1 Press [MR] to enter Memory Channel mode. 2 Rotate the Tuning control to select your desired Memory channel. ■...

  • Page 28: Transmitting

    TRANSmITTINg 1 Select your desired band and frequency/channel. 2 Press and hold the microphone [PTT] switch and speak into the microphone to transmit. • The icon and the RF power meter appear on the display for the selected transmit band. The RF power meter shows the relative transmit output power. •...

  • Page 29: Menu Mode, Menu Access

    Many functions on this transceiver are selected or configured through the Menu instead of physical controls. Once you become familiar with the Menu system, you will appreciate the versatility it offers. MENU AccEss 1 Press [F], Tuning control to access the Menu. •...

  • Page 30: Menu Configuration

    MENU cONfigUrAtiON Menu Display KEY BEEP BEEP VOLUME EXT.SPEAKER ANNOUNCE ANNOUNCE LANGUAGE ANNOUNCE VOLUME ANNOUNCE SPEED PLAYBACK REPEAT PLAYBACK INTERVAL CONTINUOUS RECORDING Menu Display PROGRAMMABLE STEP MODULATION VHF AIP UHF AIP S-METER SQUELCH S-METER SQL HANGUP TIME MUTE HANGUP TIME AUDIO Description Beep sound...

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    Menu Display BEAT SHIFT WEATHER ALERT Menu Display MEMORY NAME RECALL METHOD LOCKOUT GROUP LINK EchoLink MEMORY EchoLink SPEED Menu Display DTMF HOLD DTMF MEMORY DTMF SPEED DTMF PAUSE DTMF KEY LOCK TX/RX Description Beat shift Time-out timer Weather alert MEMORY Description Memory name setup...

  • Page 32

    Menu Display OFFSET FREQUENCY Offset frequency AUTO REPEATER OFFSET 1750 TX HOLD REPEATER MODE REPEATER TX HOLD REPEATER ID REPEATER ID TX Menu Display POWER ON MESSAGE BRIGHTNESS AUTO BRIGHTNESS BACKLIGHT COLOR CONTRAST DISPLAY REVERSE MODE PANEL PF1 PANEL PF2 MIC PF1(PF) REPEATER Description...

  • Page 33

    Menu Display MIC PF2(MR) MIC PF3(VFO) MIC PF4(CALL) MIC KEY LOCK SCAN RESUME VISUAL SCAN EXT. DATA BAND EXT. DATA SPEED PC PORT BAUDRATE SQC SOURCE AUTO PM STORE REMOTE ID REMOTE ANSWER BACK DATE Description Microphone PF2 key programmable function value Microphone PF3 key programmable function...

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    Menu Display TIME TIME ZONE DISPLAY PARTITION BAR COM PORT BAUDRATE INT. DATA BAND (PACKET) Description Clock time Time zone Display partition bar COM terminal baud rate speed Internal TNC data band (PACKET) Setting Default Values Setting – explanation UTC + 14:00 ~ UTC −...

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    100/ 150/ 200/ 300/ 400/ 500/ 200 ms 750/ 1000 ms 2400/ 4800/ 4800 bps 9600 bps OFF/ GPS/ WEATHER(Da vis)/ WEATHER (PeetBros) OFF/ WAYPOINT/ DGPS NMEA/ MAGELLAN/ NMEA KENWOOD 6-CHAR ~ 9- 6-CHAR CHAR ALL/ LOCAL/ FILTERED OFF/ ON...

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    Off Duty explanation − explanation OFF/ 1/1 ~ 1/8 explanation WHEATHER/ DIGI/ MOBILE/ OBJECT/ Checked all NAVITRA/ OTHERS explanation (KENWOOD icon) MANUAL/ PTT/ MANUAL AUTO 0.2/ 0.5/ 1/ 3/ 5/ 3 min 10/ 20/ 30 min OFF/ ON OFF/ ON...

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    Menu Display TYPE NETWORK VOICE ALERT CTCSS FREQUENCY TX INTERVAL DIGIPEAT TIME UIDIGI ALIASES UIFLOOD ALIASES SUBSTITUTION UITRACE ALIASES USER PHRASES REPLY TEXT REPLY TO APRS Description PACKET PATH Packet path type NETWORK Network VOICE ALERT Voice alert CTCSS frequency WEATHER STATION Weather TX Weather TX interval time...

  • Page 38

    Menu Display MESSAGE RX BEEP SPECIAL CALL APRS VOICE DISPLAY AREA AUTO BRIGHTNESS CHANGE COLOR SPEED, DISTANCE ALTITUDE, RAIN TEMPERATURE POSITION GRID FORMAT GROUP MODE GROUP CODE MESSAGE APRS Description GROUP FILTERING Message group BLN group SOUND RX Beep Special call APRS voice INTERRUPT DISPLAY Display area...

  • Page 39

    Menu Display COMMANDER CALLSIGN TRANSPORTER CALLSIGN TONE FREQUENCY SKY COMMAND Menu Display POWER ON PASSWORD RESET Available only when the optional VGS-1 unit is installed in the transceiver. Available only for K type models. Available only for K and E types models. SKY CMD Description Commander call sign...

  • Page 40: Character Entry

    chArActEr ENtry Certain menus require you to enter characters, such as the power on message and memory names. When character entry is required, a cursor will appear on the display. 1 Press the Tuning control. • The cursor will blink. 2 Rotate the Tuning control to select your desired character.

  • Page 41

    n Microphone Keypad character Entry The microphone keys can also be used to enter characters. Refer to the table below for characters corresponding to microphone keys. Character Display (with each press of the key) For a memory name, status text, and message: Character Display (with each press of the key) (space) &...

  • Page 42: Options, Memory Control Program Mcp-2a

    • Print/export memory and various settings in html (TravelPlus for Repeaters is a trademark of ARRL.) To download the MCP-2A software, go to: http://www.kenwood.com/i/products/info/amateur/software_download.html Note: This URL may change without notice. n Using the McP-2a Software 1 Follow the directions of the installer to install the software.

  • Page 43: Connecting The Pg-5g/ Pg-5h Interface Cables

    cONNecTINg The Pg-5g/ Pg-5h INTerface cableS The PG-5G package comes with cable w (below). The PG-5H packages comes with cables q and w (below). DaTa terminal pin Pc/ cOM terminal pin Note: When connecting the regular cable in your vehicle, the terminal may disconnect due to vibrations.

  • Page 44: Connecting The Pg-5f Extension Cable

    cONNecTINg The Pg-5f exTeNSION cable Using two PG-5F kits, you can extend the cables to the maximum length. (Components marked with an asterisk * are included in the PG-5F kit.) n connecting Using a Single extension Kit microphone * extension connector * extension operation panel...

  • Page 45: Installing The Vgs-1 Unit

    INSTallINg The VgS-1 UNIT Follow the instructions below to install the VGS-1 unit. Note: The VGS-1 is sold depending upon area. 1 Remove the 8 screws from the cover of the base unit, then remove the cover itself from the unit. 2 From the 5 black cushions supplied with the VGS-1, select the thickest rectangular cushion (20 x 30 x 12 mm) and attach it to...

  • Page 46: Maintenance, General Information, Service, Service Note, Cleaning

    Don’t return accessory items unless you feel they are directly related to the service problem. You may return this product for service to the authorized Kenwood dealer from whom you purchased it, or any authorized Kenwood service center. Please do not send subassemblies or printed circuit boards;...

  • Page 47: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING The problems described in this table are commonly encountered operational malfunctions and are usually not caused by circuit failure. Problem The transceiver will not power up after connecting a 13.8 V DC power supply and pressing [ ]. Nothing appears on the display.

  • Page 48

    Problem “MCP ERR” appears on the display. (MCP-2A communications error) Concerning the received frequency display, an unmodulated signal may be received. This is according to the set intrinsic frequency form. <A band> (144 MHz + 45.05 MHz) x 2 – (430 MHz - 49.95 MHz) VxU reception (144 MHz + 45.05 MHz) x 4 –...

  • Page 49: Specifications

    Frequency stability Current Without projections Dimensions (W x H x D) With projections Weight (approx.) SPECIFICATIONS TM-D710A TM-D710E K Type E Type 144 ~ 148 MHz 438 ~ 450 MHz 118 ~ 524 MHz 136 ~ 524 MHz 800 ~ 1300 MHz...

  • Page 50

    300 ~ 349.995 MHz 350 ~ 399.995 MHz 400 ~ 499.995 MHz 500 ~ 523.995 MHz 800 ~ 1239.99 MHz 1240 ~ 1299.99 MHz TM-D710A K Type Approx. 10 W TM-D710A K Type Less than 0.16 µV (-16 dBµ) More than 2 W (at 5% distortion)

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