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Drew Baxter droobie at maine.rr.com
Thu Mar 10 20:06:01 UTC 2005

I own the DR-135TP and it works fine with Xastir.  It also has a built in 
'TinyTrack' device which you can connect a GPS to.  You'll need a computer 
to set it up, but once you save it to the config it'll remember it for the 

It's the radio on K1XVM Igate.  I bought it solely for this purpose.

You can 'add' the Packet modem to a regular T by getting the option 
card.  By default the DB9 is (as you said) wired ready for packet using an 
external TNC.  If you have the TNC option card, it completely overrides the 
passthru PTT/audio lines.

I have not tried the DR-135TP in KISS mode, but I have heard stories since 
it uses a similar Tasco chipset to the D700A, which I also own.  It does 
however work pretty well for what it is, a cheap 2M radio with a TNC.  I 
regret not buying the DR-6XX series now though, since I could've had a 
radio in the house then too. :)

--Droo, K1XVM

At 02:58 PM 3/10/2005, Ron Stordahl wrote:
>The Alinco DR135T has a DB9, which you don't need a microscope to wire, 
>and brings out all needed signals to connect to a standard modem or a 
>TinyTrak.  I have been running one with my TinyTrack for about a year and 
>am very pleased with the radio.  I did also connect it to a MFJ1270C using 
>the rear DB9 and it also worked well.  The audio out on the DB9 is 
>independent of the volume control.  One shortcoming is that there is no
>way to automatically mute the microphone, thus I just pull it when using 
>for APRS, which is most of the time.
>There is a version of the DR135T with a built in TNC, with KISS mode 
>available, but I have heard it's temperamental.
>Ron, N5IN

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