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[aprssig] Alinco or ???

Ron Stordahl ron.stordahl at digikey.com
Wed Nov 9 22:39:59 UTC 2005


I failed to mention that my DR135T is without the internal modem.  I had 
read before I bought the radio that the internal TNC left a lot to be 
desired.

Ron, N5IN

Ron Stordahl wrote:
> I believe it's called the Alinco DR135T.  I have one and am very 
> pleased with it.  I use it with a TinyTrack3.  I have also used it 
> with a MFJ1270C and a lap top running it as a mobile in my car and it 
> worked well.  The TNC connection is on the rear (a DB9 connector) 
> which is easy to wire, unlike the tiny little plugs used in other radios.
>
> The radio could be improved...for example the microphone remains 
> active when the TNC transmits, thus I have to pull the mic plug so as 
> to keep the data free of car noise.  That should be a programmable 
> option, but isn't.
>
> I had considered the built in TNC, but it appears to be plagued with 
> problems.  If Alinco would take some interest in fixing this it would 
> be nice.
>
> But Alinco isn't alone in paying very little attention to their 
> customers suggestions.
>
> Ron, N5IN
>
> joe at dellabarba.com wrote:
>> Is it worthwhile buying the Alinco DT135 radio with the built-in TNC to
>> sue as a tracker and/or with APRS+SA? I have been reading a bit about
>> the TNC has some issues with KISS commands. Would it be better to just
>> buy the radio and use my Tiny Trak or PK-12 on it? Does the TNC-X work
>> well with APRS+SA and the Alinco?
>> Thanks,
>> 73 de N3HGB
>> Joe
>>
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