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[aprssig] Alinco or ???

Drew Baxter droobie at maine.rr.com
Thu Nov 10 00:28:31 UTC 2005


I second this.. I have the DR135TP for the IGate and for APRS it does 
the job fine and can even act as a standalone tracker without 
additional hardware.  It can't do KISS mode and it's not useful for 
connected packet, but for a cheap radio for APRS it definitely does well.

I have the D700 in the truck.  The D700's revision of the TASCO TNC 
chip seems to be a little better (I think KISS actually works on it 
properly), but it isn't useful for connected mode either.

I'd love to see a TNC that supports KISS as a replacement part for 
the TNC that's in the DR-135.  In the meantime though I can't 
complain in the least, it's provided reliable service.

--Droo, K1XVM

At 07:22 PM 11/9/2005, Robert Bruninga wrote:
>Such rumors without qualifications are missleading.
>The radio and TNC are perfect for APRS which they
>were designed for.  Its what I use in the shack.
>
>The TNC should not be expected to do CONNECTED
>packet or anything other than APRS very well, since
>it can only do one packet at a time. (such as APRS).
>
>Just clarifying..





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