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[aprssig] Radio <> TNC Cables

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 1 04:33:58 UTC 2007

Hi Danny,

Where did you find the diagram?  I built half of one (just receive side), 
and want to add transmit.  I know it is not simply 2 wires...  I have a 580 
and an MFJ 1278T TNC.


Greg  KO6TH

----Original Message Follows----
From: "Danny Messano" <danny at messano.net>
Reply-To: danny at messano.net, TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
To: "'John Habbinga'" <kc5zrq at gmail.com>,"'TAPR APRS Mailing List'" 
<aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Subject: RE: [aprssig] Radio <> TNC Cables
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 12:39:09 -0500

Alinco DJ-580T to MFJ TNC.

I just found a decent diagram online, so I am gonna try to roll my own.  So
much for blowing a few extra bucks on a premade cable. ;)


-----Original Message-----
From: John Habbinga [mailto:kc5zrq at gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 11:45 AM
To: danny at messano.net; TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Radio <> TNC Cables

You didn't specify what brand/model TNC or what model Alinco radio you have.

If you are using a Kantronics TNC, then I would recommend searching the
webpages that sell the TinyTracker and OpenTracker (they have the same
connection).  I purchased a cable to connect my Kantronics KPC3+ to my Icom
IC-2200H from Byonics.com.  It was short, well made and has a power lead on
it so I can power the TNC through the DB9 connector.

----- Original Message -----
From: Danny Messano
Subject: [aprssig] Radio <> TNC Cables

Anyone have a good source for Radio <> TNC Cables.

Just tried to do business with Buxcomm, and after getting the improper cable
twice, I was told the common connector on my Alinco was proprietary and
unsupported, given an RMA, and hung up on.

Someone that's pleasant to do business with would be a plus too, but if the
the cable is right, I will take what I can get. :)

Danny Messano

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