[aprssig] MFJ 1278

J. Lance Cotton joe at lightningflash.net
Sat Dec 24 06:30:45 CST 2005

Stephen H. Smith wrote:
> The TNC version/firmware version is much more critical if you want to 
> run a TNC as a standalone digipeater with no computer involved.    The 
> only TNCs that are APRS-savvy by themselves for a full WIDEn-N type 
> digipeater are:
> o     Kantronics KPC3+ Ver 8.3 or higher.
> o     TNC2 clone such as an MFJ127x with the UI-digi firmware 
> replacement eprom.
> o     TNC-X with it's optional digipeater daughterboard. 

Don't forget the "micro TNC Plus" from ElcomSoft, http://www.elcom.gr/

I don't have one yet, but they get good reports. The plus version is a 
full, regular TNC with a USB interface, and can operate as a digipeater 
or APRS tracker completely separate from a PC.

It supports firmware updates by flash, KISS mode, and all that good 
stuff we want :-) And it's cheaper than a KPC-3+

-Lance KJ5O

J. Lance Cotton, KJ5O
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