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Author Topic: TNC modem and a laptop  (Read 1928 times)
KD7WPQ
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« on: December 18, 2004, 11:35:28 PM »

I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to what TNC modem to use?

I'm looking for portability with a laptop and something I can interface with my TH-F6A.
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AA4PB
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2004, 06:34:09 AM »

The PicoPacket

http://www.paccomm.com/
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Bob  AA4PB
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2004, 07:14:42 PM »

You can build your own Packet modem and run Baycom software with it. The software loads the TNC program in memory and uses a MX-COM MX614P Modem Chip as a modem. The power source for the modem is via the serial port it's connected to. It's for 1200 baud AX-25 packet. The chip and data sheet in available on the TAPR web site at
http://www.tapr.org/tapr/html/Ffirmware.html
The Baycom software is free at http://www.baycom.org/
It's so small you can load DOS boot files and the program on a 1.44 floppy so your laptop is the TNC with a built in screen and keyboard!
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2004, 02:14:53 PM »

Hi Patrick,

If you use Mixw, you do not need the tnc.

http://www.mixw.net/

73 james
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KD7WPQ
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2004, 03:24:53 PM »

I understand that you don't need a TNC, but how can I get my TH-F6a to communicate? I've tried all the settings I know to change and nothing, all it does is act like a beacon, transmitting for a split second about every second or so.

   So being you don't need a TNC with MixW, how do you make it work my my Kenwood. I've looked through the help files and tride to find forums and I can't find anything.
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