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[aprssig] KPC 3

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Fri Jan 27 04:18:56 UTC 2006


I've got a copy of what I think is 8.2 for the KPC-3 here.  That's not to
say it's the same thing as 8.2 for the KPC-3+.  I'm sure they're totally
different ROM images, since the processors are different.

Scott
N1VG 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Brian Riley
> Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2006 8:12 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] KPC 3
> 
> I have a copy of 8.2 running in a KPC3 here for two years. Someone  
> from this list, I forget who, but, thank you again ,sent it to me.  
> otherwise I had a KPC3 with a 5. something ROM thats was next to  
> useless unless I had a reason to run it in plain KISS.  Its my  
> 'backup' digi box ,the main TNC for N1BQ-3 is a KPC3+
> 
> On Jan 26, 2006, at 10:54 PM, Stan - N0YXV wrote:
> 
> >
> >> Kantronics has steadfastly refused to support the older models in  
> >> any way,
> >> shape or form. Many have asked, apparently, and always been told
> >> that there
> >> are *no* copies of the 8.2 firmware available through them.
> >
> > Kantronics told me that not only was it not available but that it  
> > wouldn't
> > work. They claimed that 8.2 wouldn't work on the older KPC3 but it  
> > would
> > work on a KPC3+ if you could find it. The reason it wouldn't work,  
> > "they"
> > said, had to do with differences in chips used between the 
> KPC3 and  
> > the
> > KPC3+. Their suppliers stopped making some of the chips they used  
> > in the
> > KPC3 so they had to rework it and that's when they came up 
> with the  
> > KPC3+. I
> > know it's not true though because my buddy got 8.2 to work 
> in a KPC3.
> >
> >> Quite a few people have burned copies of the 8.2 firmware, but  
> >> generally
> >> don't advertise them publicly because Kantronics tend to bitch.
> >> They really,
> >> really don't want anybody with the old KPC3 units to upgrade them  
> >> through
> >> any means.
> >
> >
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