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[aprssig] MFJ Fill-In Digi setup

Cap Pennell cap at cruzio.com
Thu Feb 19 22:04:38 UTC 2009


For dedicated fill-in digis, _why not_ swap in the free UIDIGI eproms to
those MFJ/TAPR-2 TNCs to allow _traceable_ (fill-in) digipeating?  
The VHF network is more readily improved when all the digis operate
traceably.
73, Cap KE6AFE

For example:
http://www.argentdata.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=24


> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On
> Behalf Of Bob Bruninga
> Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 7:58 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] MFJ Fill-In Digi setup
> 
> > I am only 10 miles west of the WIDEn
> > and am ready to put a Wide 1-1
> > fill-in digi on the air at home....
> > I have numerous TNC's ... but do not
> > ... intend on changing out the micro
> > processor chip with UIdigi if I can
> > keep from it.
> 
> That's the beauty of the WIDE1-1.  Absolutely ANY TNC can do it.  Just
> set its ALIAS to WIDE1-1.
> 
> Also set:
> * BTEXT to show its POSIT, PHG and "W1-1..."
> * Beacon every 10 minutes
> * UNPROTO to APNMFJ  (SIMPLEX DIRECT)
> Done.
> 
> The only downside is that it will not do callsign insertion.
> But it ID's every 10 minutes so it is easy to locate.
> 
> Bob, Wb4APR
> 
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