[aprssig] KPC3+

Herb Gerhardt hgerhardt at wavecable.com
Mon Jun 6 23:56:17 CDT 2005

Yes, the KPC3+ V9.0 will work as a digi.  The problem is that it will not do
dupe checking when using the WIDEn-N path.  This is presently a drawback to
their latest version of an otherwise great TNC.  Version 8.3 does the dupe
checking correctly.

I think what Bob is saying is that he is working on Kantronics to get them
to release an updated version that will have this dupe check problem fixed.

If yours does not digipeat and you set it up correctly, then your unit has a
problem.  I would suggest doing a hard reset and seeing what that does for
you.  I have seen some KPC3's do some strange things at times but the
problem has always cleared after doing a hard reset.  You can check our web
site below for our recommended settings for KPC3 TNC's for the new paradigm
set up.

Herb, KB7UVC
NW APRS Group, West Sound Coordinator
Our WEB Site:  http://www.nwaprs.org

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Matt Werner
> Sent: Monday, June 06, 2005 6:45 PM
> To: Robert Bruninga; TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] KPC3+
> I'm trying to help a fellow ham figure out why his KPC3+ w/9.0 doesn't
> digipeat at all.
> Instead of beating around the bush, can you just tell me if 9.0
> digipeats at all?  All you say is to plan on getting the new firmware.
>  Why?  What's wrong with the old?  Does it not function at all?  Does
> it not function correctly?
> I've searched your fix144.39 page but I didn't see anything there
> (forgive me if I missed it), other than "Kantronics 8.2, 8.3 and 9.0
> ROMS all have to be treated differently."
> Can someone please explain what is wrong with the 9.0 ROMs for those
> of us that may have missed it?
> Thanks and 73 - Matt

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