IRLP revisited

Tom Azlin, N4ZPT n4zpt at
Tue Aug 7 07:13:01 CDT 2007

Hi Maitland,

I have an Alinco DR-135 with two broken pins on the TNC connector 
inside.  It is set aside to get fixed one of these days. Would this be
workable as is?  Or do you need the serial connector on the back to work?

If so, or if you want to fix the radio, then consider it donated.  I 
have another DR135 with the aftermarket OpenTracker installed.

73, Tom n4zpt

A. Maitland Bottoms wrote:
> To avoid the recent hot weather, I retreated to the basement
> to fire up the IRLP box. Good news, it booted, and I was
> able to take a backup up pgp keys, etc. before anything
> bad happens. Also, upgrading both OS and IRLP seems to have
> worked and should be good to go.
> On the other hand, I have doubts about just putting the
> system into service. The motherboard is 12 years old. The
> hard drive is a whopping 2.5 Gig Quantum Scirrocco, of 
> similar vintage. After running much of the weekend the
> machine hung. It seems OK when restarted, but it doesn't
> last long running memtest86. (The "runs fine until you
> really use the CPU" symptom I've seen before, indicating
> failure of the CPU heatsink assembly.)
> I've got some newer motherboards and disks to migrate,
> that seems like a really good idea. I'll get to that
> Real Soon Now.
> It's also time to come up with a rig to interface, needs
> a COR (tone or squelch signal detect indication) as well
> as clean audio in/out and PTT. Getting a new Alinco
> DR-135 (or DR-635) wouldn't be a bad idea, but maybe
> someone has a rig around that could go for the cause.
> -Maitland
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