[aprssig] Ideal Radio Question
scott at opentrac.org
Thu Oct 27 13:27:37 CDT 2005
> N1VG discovered that the U.S. version does have the contact pads for the
> jack on it's PCB; it's just that the connector isn't installed. You
Mod info on the front page here: http://n1vg.net/
> can tack wires from an external PS/2 female connector "pigtail" cut from a
> mouse extension cord to the pads --OR-- order a "replacement" PS/2 jack
> for the Euro model from Kenwood and install it yourself.
It just occured to me that I've got a box full of PS/2 female pigtails, cut
from Deluo GPS units during the DB9 mod process. I'll have to see if
they're long enough for that.
> Once the jack or other connection is installed, the TM-271 works very well
> on packet, including a very fast keyup time on TX, allowing you to use a
> very short TXD in packet devices.
Yep, no complaints. It's also got an alphanumeric channel display. The
Alinco DR-135T looks more like what you'd expect from a ham rig, nice big
display and everything, but the TM-271A looks more like a commercial rig,
probably a little more rugged. I've got mine modified so I can monitor our
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