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[aprssig] Re: PCB-88

Arte Booten n2zrc at earthlink.net
Fri Dec 30 02:35:29 UTC 2005


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Hi all,

Bob D. wrote:

>As a former AEA customer support staffer,  I'm not aware of any after-market
>firmware that can be plugged into a PCB-88 to improve  its capabilities in a
>way that improves APRS operations.   However, by running DigiNED on the com-
>puter that the PCB-88 is installed into you can have about  the most capable
>APRS digipeating software in existence.

     Looking at my PCB-88,  it would appear that the chip containing  firmware
is simply  inserted into the socket.   Why,  then,  could one not burn another
chip with modern code,  such as is available for MFJ's and other TNC-2 clones?
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