[aprssig] D700 owners question
kb8uih at sbcglobal.net
Sat Oct 16 10:40:45 CDT 2004
Reply to my own post:
Unless you mean its message sending and receiving
capability with regard to a BBS capability?
--- Chris Rose <kb8uih at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> I wasn't aware it will act as a BBS. I didn't think
> it will act as a mail box drop point as it won't act
> as a digi. I may not have read all the
> --- Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> > >>> kc5qbc at swbell.net 10/16/04 12:10:14 AM >>>
> > >I'm looking at the D700 to use for a small
> > emergency group.
> > >The expected usage mode is listening to vhf voice
> > on one
> > >side while monitoring the packet vhf side with a
> > laptop.
> > Is surely the way to go!
> > And another real advantage of the radio is that
> > does work at 9600 baud, AND it has a built-in BBS
> > too,
> > so finally after 20 years of people "talking"
> > trying out
> > 9600 baud, now anyone with a kenwood can try it
> > out...
> > We should be doing BBS stuff at 9600 baud anyway,
> > afterall, this is 2004!
> > The only problems you may have heard about are
> > you try to use it on a FULL-DUPLEX 100% constant
> > 9600
> > baud data stream (such as the downlink of a 9600
> > baud
> > satellite running the PACSAT protocol). Then, the
> > 100%
> > dutycycle of packets with zero breaks in between
> > will
> > get too much data that cannot then also get out of
> > the
> > radio's 9600 baud serial port and it will overrrun
> > and choke.
> > But as long as you are not tyring to transfer
> > megabytes
> > at 9600 baud on a full-duplex channel with 100%
> > down,
> > it is perfect...
> > de WB4APR, Bob
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