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[aprssig] MFJ 1270B

Fred Atkinson, WB4AEJ fred at wb4aej.com
Sun Jan 1 00:23:47 UTC 2006


Bruce,

    Yes, I have already installed UIView on my PC, though I haven't yet
mastered its use (and I say that tongue in cheek).

    I popped the cover.  I see the firmware in one of three DIP sockets in a
row.  The middle one is empty.

    In that case, is the TAPR firmware upgrade worth the cost or should I
let it ride?

    I would like to stick a little more memory in there, though.  Maybe I
can find some on Ebay.  Or maybe you folks know what I need and where to
find it at a good cost.

    73,



Fred, WB4AEJ


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce & Leigh Coates" <bruce.coates at sasktel.net>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2005 7:19 PM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] MFJ 1270B


> Hi Fred
>
> Good news although it may depend on which APRS program you're using for
your
> gateway.  If it's something like UI-View that can communicate with the TNC
> in converse mode, it will work without any changes.  From what the MFJ
> firmware supported KISS starting with version 1.2.6 so 1.2.9 should work
> fine in KISS mode for programs that only work in KISS mode.  Running the
TNC
> like this doesn't require any more than 32k of ram either.
>
> 73, Bruce -  VE5BNC
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Fred Atkinson, WB4AEJ" <fred at wb4aej.com>
> To: "APRS" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
> Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2005 6:03 PM
> Subject: [aprssig] MFJ 1270B
>
>
> >    I just pulled my old TNC out.  It is an MFJ 1270B with version 1.2.9
> > firmware.
> >
> >                        MFJ ENTERPRISES INC TNC-2
> >                        AX.25 Level 2 Version 2.0 + FAX
> >                        Release 1.2.9  12/23/92 - 32K RAM
> >                        Checksum $17
> >
> >    I have three questions.
> >
> >                        1.    Can I run an IGATE at home with this TNC?
> >
> >                        2.    Will this version of firmware do (I suspect
I
> > need to upgrade it)?
> >                    If so, should I get the 1.1.9 with KISS from TAPR or
is
> > there another
> >                    version?
> >
> >                        3.    Is 32k enough memory or should [or can] I
add
> > more?
> >
> >    The manual is in PDF format (I downloaded the 1270C manual from the
MFJ
> > site).  It's difficult to find things having to scroll through nearly
300
> > pages.
> >
> >    I'll keep looking.  But if any of you can answer this, I'd appreciate
> > hearing from you.
> >
> >    73,
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Fred, WB4AEJ
> >
> >
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