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[aprssig] AEA PK232-MBX & Reverse gating packets

Ron Tonneson ron.tonneson at gmail.com
Wed Oct 31 12:12:42 UTC 2007


The PK232-MBX will not work with UI-DIGI.  For UI-DIGI you need a TNC-2 or one of it's clones 
such as Pac-Comm Tiny-2 or Mark-2 or MFJ 1270 series.

Ron - K0QVF

Adam Ploessl wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've been messing with APRS for the past month and have found that there 
> is almost no local usage or coverage in my town.   I now have an IGate 
> operating and would like to set up a digipeater on the opposite side of 
> town.
> Will the PK232-MBX run UI-DIGI and act as a standalone TNC?  If so, is 
> there any place online with a tutorial on how to set it up? I have a 
> location, but it can't support a PC running UI-View.
> Also, I've been reading a lot up on running APRS and IGates, but most 
> all of the information is about getting packets to the internet.  I 
> would like to use APRS while storm chasing and have the weather warnings 
> and watch boxes and such gated back to RF so they show up on my laptop.  
> Is there an easy way to set this up in UI-View?
> I asked elsewhere any they all complained that it would clog up the 
> airwaves with unneeded information.  I've had my IGate up for over a 
> month and a half and have had only 1 other user that passed through 
> town.  The rest of the RF packets received were WIDE3s digied in from 
> users 100+ miles up into Wisconsin.  I don't think congestion would be a 
> problem.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> -Adam
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