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[aprssig] PK88 as WIDEn-N Digi ?

Wes Johnston aprs at kd4rdb.com
Wed Sep 14 22:33:10 UTC 2005


Can you put it in KISS mode and use John Hansen's yet to be released
TNCx digipeater daughter board?  with a max232 rs232 level converter and
that board, it'd work for sure.

Wes

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.
> 
> On the eprom lable is:
> 	(c) AEA 1989
> 	PK 88 E 1646
> 
> I know it isn't the latest firmware version, however the latest version
> costs $50, which is several times what I paid for the PK88 itself.  I have
> yet to connect it to a radio, so not sure if the RF side works.  However,
> I have tested the computer side and it is working between the tnc and my
> laptop.
> 
> I do not have any manual or supporting documents on the PK88, my past work
> has all been with MFJ tncs, so I know nothing about AEAs.
> 
> Will it function as WIDEn-N digi:
> 			as is ?
>     with latest PK88 firmware ?
> with some other firmware swap ?  (ie, Ui-digi, other ?)
> 
> Thanks and 73 de Travis KB5ILY
> 
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