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[aprssig] D700 owners question

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Sat Oct 16 16:38:08 UTC 2004


The D700 will both act as a digi and as a BBS
and it can work at 9600 baud.  Just dont enable
UIFLOOD with NOID.  Set UIFLOOD to NONE,ID
and set UITRACE to WIDE if you will use it as a digi.

>>> kb8uih at sbcglobal.net 10/16/04 11:38:32 AM >>>
Bob,
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 instructions?

Thanks,
Chris 
KB8UIH

--- 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 it
> does work at 9600 baud, AND it has a built-in BBS
> too,
> so finally after 20 years of people "talking" about
> 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 when 
> 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% key
> down,
>  it is perfect...
> 
> de WB4APR, Bob
> 
> 
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