[aprssig] PK88 as WIDEn-N Digi ?
archer at eskimo.com
Wed Sep 14 16:35:02 CDT 2005
On Wed, 14 Sep 2005, KB5ILY - Travis W. Burton wrote:
> A couple of years ago I bought an old PK88 and I would like to set it up
> as an WIDEn-N Digi.
> Will it function as WIDEn-N digi:
> as is ?
> with latest PK88 firmware ?
Nope. Not as far as I know anyway.
> with some other firmware swap ? (ie, Ui-digi, other ?)
Nope. This TNC uses different hardware, a Z8530 chip (HDLC
controller chip, dual-channel) instead of a Z80 SIO chip like the
The only alternate firmware I know of for them is perhaps a
standalone KISS firmware and the NordLink firmware. Neither of
which would give you WIDEn-N capability.
Put it in KISS mode and hook it to an old DOS laptop (an old 8088
should work fine) running digi_ned and you'd have it though.
Curt, WE7U. APRS Client Comparisons: http://www.eskimo.com/~archer
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