[aprssig] Looking for a couple of beta testers for XDigi

Ed L. Locklear, KF4CHG kf4chg at earthlink.net
Thu Aug 18 23:11:30 EDT 2005

John Hansen wrote:

> XDigi is a forthcoming digipeater daughter board for TNC-X 
> (www.tnc-x.com), based loosely on the UIDigi implementation.  It seems 
> to be working ok at this point, but I'd like to find a couple of people 
> who might be willing to beta test it for me.  I would, of course, supply 
> you with a free XDigi which would be yours to keep after the testing.  
> Ideally testers would be:
> 1. Folks who have the time to spend evaluating it.  I'm trying to get 
> this done before the DCC in late September... I promised a bunch of 
> people they'd be available by then.
> 2. Folks who already own a TNC-X. (I only have 2 kits left and it will 
> be 3 weeks or so before I get more).
> 3. Folks pretty familiar with APRS and how APRS digis currently work.
> 4. The ideal person would own a PIC programmer that would allow them to 
> burn updated code into an 18F2525.... though I don't really expect to 
> get volunteers who can do this. (no, I've not implemented a boot loader 
> in it at this point... yes, it would be a good idea to do so).
> To get an idea of what's involved with XDigi you can have a look some 
> documentation I put together for beta testers at:
> http://www.coastalchip.com/Xdigi.doc
> Thanks in advance.
> John W2FS


I am game for beta testing.  I already own 2 of your units with 
interface cables for Icom mobiles RJ45 jack, RS HTX-252, and Kenwood TR-751.

Also have the Picstart Plus from Leap Start with Microchip MPLAB IDE 


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