Is the TNC on? Is the squelch closed? By default Data Carrier Detect (DCD) is enabled and that won't let you send packets if the squelch is open.

73, John Brier KG4AKV

On Mon, Oct 18, 2021, 14:10 Philip Jenkins <> wrote:
I should add that the internal GPS is turned on, and I've left the rig outside with a clear path to the sky for several minutes to get a GPS lock. Hasn't made any difference to BCON showing up on the display

On Mon, Oct 18, 2021 at 12:34 PM Philip Jenkins <> wrote:
Had some glitches with my 72A, so I did a hard reset on the unit.

Now, when pressing the BCON button on the keypad, BCON does not appear on the display screen.

I've gone through the set-upĀ  for adding callsign, date/time, etc, but still no luck in enabling the BCON icon. (Unit receives APRS just fine.)

Am I overlooking something simple?

Thank you
Philip N4HF


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