Think of setting your D-700 as a 2M radio with a UHF
wireless microphone (HT). Caution: if other members of your team are
using Cross-Band, UHF frequency coordination is required!
(Before starting, assure the TNC mode is OFF.)
Setting the transmission frequency:
Select Band A (left side).
Select 2M repeater or 2M simplex frequency you
plan to transmit to other stations with.
Setting the "wireless microphone (HT)":
Select Band B (right side).
Select a UHF simplex frequency or memory
Set your HT to the same simplex frequency.
Double check both radios are set for simplex!
Set D700 UHF to LOW power (5W).
Set your HT radio to its lowest power setting.
Set PTT on Band A (left side).
Select MENU 1-7-6 (Radio, Repeater, Repeater).
Dial, Up Arrow, or Down Arrow to CROSS-BAND.
Press OK, then ESC.
Your display will only show LOW and MENU keys active.
You will only be able to adjust the power on the
transmission Side A.
Use MENU 1-7-6 to turn Cross-Band OFF.
If you are using a repeater for your
transmission frequency, you must let any squelch tail drop before
pressing PTT on your HT. This can be quite annoying, but your radios
are "working as designed".
If you plan regular use of Cross-Banding,
consider saving your settings in a PM location, thus saving the 1st 9
If you want to use UHF for transmission and VHF
for your "wireless microphone (HT)", you will need to "re adjust" some
of the above. Remember, the VHF must be on Side A (left) and UHF must
be on Side B (right) of early D700's for split mode operation.
Your D700 Time-Out Timer is locked at 3 minutes. If
you are listening to a repeater conversation where other's never let
the squelch tail drop, you will time out!
Space Station (ISS)
the ISS Tx/Rx frequencies:
Set any memory location with the ISS upload frequency
of 144.990 MHz simplex.
I use memory name (MENU 1-4-4) "ISS.up".
Set another memory location with the ISS download
frequency of 144.800 MHz simplex;
I use memory name "ISS.down" and leave my usual "CT" tone off
can hear 'em coming.
the ISS APRS operation:
Start from any existing aprs configuration (satellites aren't for
Select MENU 3-I (APRS, DATA BAND). Set to either "A:TX:B:RX"
Select MENU 3-B (APRS, PACKET PATH). Set path to "ARISS".
Exit menu steps via pressing OK, then ESC.
Dial the "ISS.up" memory to the "TX" side and set power to
Dial the "ISS.down" memory to the "RX" side.
Leave your BCON off, until you hear and/or see the ISS's
When you see your "MY POS" reply; turn your BCON off
again to reduce uplink traffic congestion.