[aprssig] Interesting setup ... but will it work?

Rich Garcia k4gpsc at gmail.com
Fri Nov 28 17:39:51 EST 2008

Artie I have no idea about the P-38 but the PCB-88 I think you are out of
luck on.
Back in the old days the PK-88 and PCB-88 would NOT do aprs BUT you may be
in luck, since
those days more APRS clients now do KISS mode. If the PCB-88 will do KISS
you may be able
to get that working using a client like UI-View in KISS.


-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org]On
Behalf Of Arte Booten
Sent: Friday, November 28, 2008 10:56 AM
Subject: [aprssig] Interesting setup ... but will it work?

Hi all,

     I have the following two interesting pieces of hardware, which I bought
specifically to set up a computer dedicated to APRS.  The first is an A.E.A.
PCB-88 TNC (the equivalent of a PK-88, with a twist).  The other is from HAL
Communications, a P-38 HF modem (precursor to their DXP-38).

     The twist with both of them is that they're each full-length ISA cards,
taking their own com ports and IRQ's.

     My intent is to have an HF>VHF gateway which will not transmit at all -
I am, after all, a Technician, not General - , have the VHF port retransmit
HF packets addressed via GATE, as well as being a WIDE1-1 "fill-in" digi.

     I also want it to be able to connect to a TCP-IP server to pass what I
hear there.

     Is this feasible for someone that does not know how to write his own
programming code?  I am flexible in setting up this machine with Linux, DOS
or Windows 2000 or earlier.

     Or am I just suffering from wishful thinking  8-{)>  73

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