However I did have some confusion on how to transmit APRS info, namely a manual beacon text transmit.
I had set up the GPS, my APRS callsign, the beacon text and I programmed 144.390 in the B VFO.
After I acquired a GPS signal, I tried to press the soft key that would manually transmit my beacon info/text. All I received was an error beep.
I rechecked my settings and everything looked okay.
My Mode was set to FM (with a line over the top of the letters FM) Auto Mode Select (AMS). I decided to switch off the AMS. So now the mode displayed was just the letters FM with no line over the letters.
This worked! I was able to send an APRS beacon text message!
So you can't have AMS enabled when your using APRS. LUCKILY you can set AMS on for the VFO A and have it off on VFO B at the same time.
|Notice the A VFO has AMS on, while the|
B VFO has AMS off.
FT2DR APRS Manual
73 Jay AB1II