[aprssig] Detailed review of APRS-capable HTs

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Mon Apr 30 22:42:51 CDT 2012


One oversight in the reviews is that the Yaesus have no equivalent of the 
Kenwood "PACKET" mode where the radio's internal APRS firmware drops out of the 
picture, allowing an APRS application on an external computer to run things. 
(I.e. just like a conventional radio with external TNC.)

Not being able to run an external APRS mapping application like APRSis32 or 
UIview on a laptop connected to the Yaesu is a serious shortcoming, and for me 
is a deal-breaker.


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High-Performance Software-Only Packet TNC
    http://wa8lmf.net/miscinfo/UZ7HO-Soundmodem-Install-Ver-0.44-Beta.exe

High Quality Calibrated Static Maps for Any APRS App
    http://wa8lmf.net/aprs/PM9_StatiicMap_Export.htm

  Vista & Win7 Install Issues for UI-View and Precision Mapping
     http://wa8lmf.net/aprs/UIview_Notes.htm#VistaWin7


"APRS 101"  Explanation of APRS Path Selection & Digipeating
   http://wa8lmf.net/DigiPaths







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