[aprssig] ic-2200h and DR-135T
Stephen H. Smith
WA8LMF2 at aol.com
Thu Aug 19 01:53:43 CDT 2004
Joe Della Barba wrote on 8/18/2004, 6:59 PM:
> The Alinco would seem to be an ideal low cost APRS rig either with or
> tthe built-in TNC, but I never hear about them. Does anyone use them?
The Alinco uses the same TASCO TNC-on-a-chip as the Kenwood TH-D7 and
D700, but lacks the Kenwood's APRS-specific firmware and front panel
By itself, the Alinco TNC can only act as a dumb transmit-only tracker.
It doesn't provide the message RX and TX capability, or menu-driven
configuration system of the Kenwoods. To get any kind of receive or
messaging operation, you have to connect an external terminal or
computer to the Alinco's serial port.
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