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[aprssig] HamHUD II New Firmware RELEASE

Wes Johnston, AI4PX wes at ai4px.com
Sat Aug 25 15:11:52 UTC 2007


awesome!!!!  Wow... kiss mode finally! yay!
Wes


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):
>
> http://www.hamhud.net/hh2/HH2%2028000.zip
>
> Release Notes here seperately:
>
> http://www.hamhud.net/hh2/HamHUD%20II%20Firmware%20v2.8.000%20Release%20Notes.pdf
>
> 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!
>
> 73,
>
> Steve Bragg KA9MVA
> HamHUD Nichetronix
>
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