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[aprssig] Alinco or ??? + DSC/AIS questions

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


By Connected Mode I more or less mean talking to a Packet BBS.  You 
need to have a buffer, something that the Alinco and the D700 seem to 
have very little of.

You can use the DR135TP as a standalone tracker by plugging a GPS 
directly into it and plugging it into a computer long enough to 
program the tracker (It'll remember its settings after that).  I've 
never actually tried it, but it's mentioned in the Alinco manual if I recall.

The DR135TP will work with XASTIR, because that's what we use 
here.  It also worked fine for me with UI-View (I was working PCSAT 
with it at one point).  I have no reason in the world why it won't 
support APRS+SA, however the DR135TP does not seem to like KISS.  It 
works momentarily if I recall, but it tends to suffer a seizure and 
then it won't work after that.  It does however, work fine in 
standard connected mode.

For APRS, either the D700 or DR135TP (the P comes with the EJ-41U TNC 
accessory built in) will work fine.  Neither seem to work very well 
for Packet BBS, and 9600 is probably suspect on both last I read too.

Hope this clears that up.

--Droo, K1XVM

At 07:59 PM 11/9/2005, Joe Della Barba wrote:
>By 'connected mode", do you mean connected to a computer or do you 
>mean two packet stations in connected mode on the air?
>If you mean the latter, does that mean the DR135TP will work fine as 
>a tracker or with APRS+SA or other APRS software?
>BTW, has anyone ever tried exporting DSC or AIS data to APRS as objects?
>
>Thanks,
>73 de N3HGB





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