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Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Jun 7 11:41:18 UTC 2005


Sorry, I thought it had been well discusssed
here.  The original 9.0 rom does not do proper dupe
checking on digipeats and since eliminating dupes
is fundamental to how the APRS network works,
they should not be used.  Yes it will digipeat, but
it also genertes numerous dupes...  Bob 

>>> Matt Werner <kb0kqa at gmail.com> 06/06/05 9:45 PM >>>
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
KB0KQA

On 6/6/05, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> >>> Matt Werner <kb0kqa at gmail.com> 06/06/05 8:17 PM >>>
> >Bob - I have a similar question as Bill did.
> > I don't think you really answered his question though.
> >He already HAS a 9.0 ROM.  Is this usable as a digi?
> 
> Let me try again.  To use a KPC-3+ as a digi, plan
> on getting a new 9.0+ ROM.   Kantronics will be
> announcing how to get new ROMS soon....
> 
> On 6/6/05, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> > For a digi, plan on getting a new 9.0+ ROM.
> > Kantronics will be announcing how to get new
> > ROMS soon.... BOb
> >
> >
> > >>> ne1b at adelphia.net 06/06/05 8:04 PM >>>
> > I am located in a rural area of NH where mobile tracking is marginal, so I
> > acquired a KPC 3+ with Ver. 9.0. for a "fill-in" digi.
> >
> > While reading your latest recommendations for setting this up, I read this
> > item below that Version 9.0 should not be used at a DIGI.  Is that true?  I
> > was all set to type in APN390.
> >
> > Your TOCALL in both the UNPROTO and the LTP's should use the
> > TOCALL of APN383 where APN identifies it as digipeater firmware.   The
> > "3" identifies it as a KPC-3 and the "83" identifies it as ROM version.
> > NOTE, that settings for -early- version 8.2 ROMS are different and in
> > a different file, and that version 9.0 should not be used at a DIGI, or
> > should be upgraded to the next Kantronics release.  See the APRS list of
> > TOCALL versions for details of this naming convention.
> >
> > Bill
> > NE1B
> >
> >
> >
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