[aprssig] Info about Kantronics KPC-3+

Wes Johnston, AI4PX wes at ai4px.com
Fri Oct 22 10:50:32 EDT 2010

The kpc3 is an expensive option, but it will allow long TCP packets... like
1024 bytes in a frame.  it is very dependable and draws little power.

But for aprs use, why not get an open tracker from argent data?  The newer
TNCs from argent and byonics have better digipeating features than the kpc3
does.  You can set a hop limit for example.  They can report voltages and
temperatures over the air in aprs format.

So the answer depends on your use... for TCP/IP or packet radio, the kpc3 is
a great choice.  For aprs the OT2 and byonics tncs would be better.

God help those who do not help themselves.

On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 04:27, Guido Tedeschi <guidoted at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have to buy a TNC for a stand-alone APRS digi, and, if needed, that
> can be also used in Kiss mode connected to a PC.
> Is it possible, with KPC-3+, to have the TNC working, at the same
> time, as Widen-N digi and as Kiss TNC?
> Any comment about using the KPC-3+ as stand-alone digi?
> Is it rugged enough?
> Is it decoding fine all packets (even the under modulated beacons sent
> by my VX-8G...)?
> Any cons?
> Thanks and 73
> Guido, ik2bcp
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