Yaesu VX8gr APRS problem
I took the dog for a walk today, as you do on new years day. We went down to the beach and then up the headland. Usually I don’t take a handheld with me but today I did, my Yaesu VX8gr which has been up quite a few fells with me and has always been very dependable. Today however I noticed a fault, even though the GPS was on and there was a valid fix the beacon refused to accept the co-ordinates and told me I was at home (I checked back when I got home).
This is a bit of an annoying habit.
A full reset and reprogram didn’t seem to get it to work so I’ll have to search around for a way to solve this. A quick search didn’t reveal users with similar faults. This could be very annoying if I’m out on a fell and using the APRS to report back to Mrs g7kse where I am!
I had issues with mine. I just fixed it by removing the -7 from the SSID.
K2TCW-7 didn’t work. K2TCW worked.
I found the details here
This may also be useful
Thanks Jon, I spoke with Yaesu today and they thought that perhaps it needed a physical reset (soldering and de-soldering links). I hope the removing the -7 works instead. I’ll give it a try.