AMRAD & 6m Packet mod Project
Tom Azlin, N4ZPT
n4zpt at cox.net
Thu Jan 10 21:40:50 CST 2008
Sorry I missed the meeting. I was down at the Mount Vernon club giving a
D-Star briefing. Do you use a high voltage DC/DC converter to get the
primary battery down to 12Vdc? And did you put in a lithium primary
73, Tom n4zpt
Robert Bruninga wrote:
> Hope to see some of you tonight at AMRAD.
> I got a rare kitchen pass. Will bring my
> solar-powered-Prius/FieldDay-Power system too...
> Will someone beacon an APRS posit from the parking lot, so I can
> find it.
> Bob, WB4APR
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: tacos-bounces+bruninga=nadn.navy.mil at amrad.org
>> [mailto:tacos-bounces+bruninga=nadn.navy.mil at amrad.org] On
>> Behalf Of Robert Bruninga
>> Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 2:58 PM
>> To: 'Michael Chisena'; 'tacos AMRAD'; 'Evan Alford';
>> '5361NVFMA member'
>> Subject: RE: Got to meet Mr. Robert Bruninga & 6m Packet mod
>> I havent looked yet at your TNC mod, but the best way to
>> interface a TNC is to make provision for connecting the TNC
>> permanently to the discriminator audio output that is
>> unsquelched. This way, the TNC is always connected and the
>> volume on the speaker can just be turned down if needed.
>> I would think this would be a much simpler connection and not
>> need the switch and drill bits, etc?
>> Bob, WB4APR
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: tacos-bounces+bruninga=nadn.navy.mil at amrad.org
>>> [mailto:tacos-bounces+bruninga=nadn.navy.mil at amrad.org] On
>>> Behalf Of Michael Chisena
>>> Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2008 9:49 PM
>>> To: tacos AMRAD; Evan Alford; 5361NVFMA member
>>> Subject: Got to meet Mr. Robert Bruninga & 6m Packet mod
>>> All, I handed a modified radio off to Mr B last night. Cool
>>> dude, very sharp. This is going to be one heck of a project.
>>> The mod was to make simple the process of hooking up the
>>> radio to the TNC. I'm in the process of documenting the
>>> conversion of the Midland 6m radio to connect with a Packet
>>> TNC. Will post photos and comments on Flickr, the Yahoo
>>> service. All the mods live in the control head of the
>>> radio. Switch, wire, heat shrink tubing, screw drivers, and
>>> drill bits. I add a switch to select between sending the
>>> receive audio from the speaker or to the un used pin on the
>>> microphone jack. Packets are useful things to have, but I
>>> for one don't find them music to the ears. A couple of data
>>> blatts and I'm looking for something else to listen to.
>>> That way one wire interfaces the radio to the TNC. Keep
>>> safe Mike
>>> "You are, what you do, when it counts"
>>> The Masso
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>>> You go and get a mop so you can clean up your mistake.
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>>> If you drop a broken egg you will not get an egg that's
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