[aprssig] HamHUD II New Firmware RELEASE
Wes Johnston, AI4PX
wes at ai4px.com
Sat Aug 25 10:11:52 CDT 2007
awesome!!!! Wow... kiss mode finally! yay!
On 8/25/07, Steve Bragg <steve at hamhud.net> wrote:
> HamHUDders and APRS Enthusiasts,
> It's ready! Version 2.8.000 Firmware for the HamHUD II Rev E kits has
> been tested and is released at the HamHUD website (www.hamhud.net).
> Get the zipfile here, which contains everything you need to upgrade
> (including the Windows Loader program and release notes):
> Release Notes here seperately:
> Major features of this upgrade:
> * KISS TNC SUPPORT. In fact, this version ONLY supports KISS TNCs (see
> release notes, we do plan to bring back TAPR/Kantronics mode). Low-cost
> KISS TNCs such as the TNC-X (www.tnc-x.com), TinyTrak 4
> (www.byonics.com), and OpenTracker+ (http://www.argentdata.com/catalog/)
> have been tested to work well with this firmware version. Your KPC-3+
> works, too, in KISS mode!
> * FRAM-BASED TX/RX BUFFERING. No more missed packets, and no need for
> handshaking (software or hardware).
> * GPS WAYPOINT OUTPUT. See APRS stations plotted on your GPS! Outputs
> the $GPWPL sentence for stations, objects, even HamHUD waypoints.
> Selectable range circle, name truncation, and baud rate.
> * "RUNS RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX!" HamHUD kits with previous firmware
> versions had to be connected to a PC just to prepare the firmware for
> operation. No longer. Build a HamHUD II kit, plug in a KISS TNC and
> GPS, enter your callsign and icon using the WhizWheel interface, and you
> are operating APRS mobile! The default settings work fine in most APRS
> networks, but are fully customizable from the front panel.
> * WB4APR PROPORTIONAL PATHS WITH SMARTBEACONING. Selectable direct path
> for high-rate tracking. Reduces digipeater QRM in dense networks, while
> preserving the general shape of the track through "corner-pegging".
> Read the release notes to learn about the new Graphical DigiMeter,
> Day/Night/Stop brightness modes, display of packet/object comments, and
> lots more!
> Don't have a HamHUD yet? Order one today:
> http://www.hamhud.net/webstore.html. They are so popular, we are
> starting another kit build already!
> Steve Bragg KA9MVA
> HamHUD Nichetronix
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