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[aprssig] 9600 baud capable radios

David Rush david at davidarush.com
Tue Feb 1 22:07:20 UTC 2005


Bob:

How about the Tekk radio?  Crystalled (read: no PLL lockup time!), 2 watts, 
$160.  5-watt flavor for $209.

No display, no knobs, just a BNC for the antenna and a DB9 for 
signals.  Requires 9.6 volts (we once found a source of 7810 regulators and 
used those).

Hmmm... PacComm lists them, but I can't find a price.

I know I've used a couple of these, years ago in the hey day of 
packet.  Wish there was something useful I could do with them.

David, KY7DR

At 12:36 PM 1/31/2005, you wrote:
>Most new radios advertise 9600 baud "auxilliary" ports
>but I remember QST reviewed many of them and said
>most of them were not good performers with an external
>9600 baud TNC.
>
>Does anyone know what is the bottom line?  If I want
>to buy a CHEAP radio but then add an external KPC-9612+
>9600 baud TNC, what radio is known to perform *best* in this
>application.
>
>Bob, WB4APR
>
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