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[aprssig] Alinco or ???

scott at opentrac.org scott at opentrac.org
Thu Nov 10 02:12:45 UTC 2005


> command but just doesn't work right.. The D700 TNC is also on 
> a header by the 
> way, but it's a standard flat ribbon cable.   I'm not sure but your 
> idea might apply to that as well.

I'd been almost certain that was the case, but someone told me the D700 was
all one board.  Hmmm... very interesting.  Flat ribbon is much easier to
deal with for production - for most common pitch and conductor count
configurations I can get off-the-shelf parts.

Too bad you can't replace the APRS brains of the D700.  Though I guess you
could do a certain amount of translation to support new message types.

It's still a very expensive rig, though.  The DR-135T has the advantage of
being at the low end of the price range for 2 meter mobiles.  Sure, it
doesn't have all the bells and whistles... I just see that as the place
where I can add the most value.

Maybe I'll finally pick up a D700 to play with when I get my ARM TNC
running...

Scott, N1VG
http://n1vg.net/opentracker







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