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[aprssig] KPC3+ in CMD mode or KISS using XASTIR

Patrick Green pagreen at gmail.com
Fri Apr 29 04:01:03 UTC 2005


Hi All,

  I want to set up my dad with a Xastir setup.  He's 1 1/2 miles away
and would serve extremely well as a fill in digi.  The issue that I'm
worried about is staying on the air.  While XASTIR is a reliable
program, I would like to have fallback capability in case the
application isn't running, power outage, etc.  I have an old MFJ-1270B
but was looking at the KPC3+ as something to purchase that is current
in APRS support without a host program running.  Is it worth $200 to
get a KPC3+?  I'm in awe that they want that much money for "old"
technology.  Wow, it has 128K of memory.  I recently got a 128M USB
flash drive for $5.  I figured that they would have made thousands of
these things as they are 10+ years on the market now.  Let me know if
it's worth the extra money or if running KISS with the MFJ is worth
the risk.  Perhaps I should run VNC server and restart it should it
fail.

73 de Pat --- KA9SCF.




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