[aprssig] KPC3+ in CMD mode or KISS using XASTIR
pagreen at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 23:15:36 CDT 2005
This is good to know. I saw that a 9612 was $388! I have one here
that doesn't work. I think I should upgrade it and have it fixed. I
think I should get the KISS EPROM (this MFJ-1270B has that KISS bug)
from TAPR and just work with that. Worst case, it's a 10 minute
drive, not a hour trip to a mountain site ;-).
73 de Pat --- KA9SCF.
On 4/28/05, scott at opentrac.org <scott at opentrac.org> wrote:
> I'm not using it as a digi, but I've got Xastir running on a rackmount box
> in the garage and it's currently been up 171 days. That was probably when I
> rebooted for a kernel upgrade.
> I'm with you on the cost of the KPC-3+. Seen what they charge for a ROM
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Patrick Green
> Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2005 9:01 PM
> To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
> Subject: [aprssig] KPC3+ in CMD mode or KISS using XASTIR
> 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
> 73 de Pat --- KA9SCF.
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