[aprssig] Linking digipeaters

Eric Hansen skyssx at gmail.com
Wed Mar 9 08:31:44 EST 2011

I could not be happier with my OTUSB and internal GPS module. I got a
response to my e-mail at 10PM EST the day I received the pair. It works only
about 5% of the time, but the problem is with my HT and a moderately crowded
4.39 in this area. In the next month or so, i'm going to hook it to a
FT-2900 into a larsen 2/70NMO. I expect 100% performance then.

On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 7:33 AM, Randy Love <rlove31 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I had one of those.
> It was the microTNC from the guys over in Greece that were working with
> George, SV2AGW, of the AGWpe, AGWTracker fame.
> I spent $250 for it 3 years ago at Dayton. I was a tracker, KISS mode tnc,
> and had on-board gps and battery, and a built-in USB interface. But, the
> battery would never take charge, even when following their directions to the
> T, and it would be very flaky to set using either the configuration software
> or the command line prompts, which the command line prompts would have been
> easier to deal with *if* the commands had been documented somewhere.
> Responses to repeated efforts to get support were abysmal if they where
> answered at all.
> That little thing has a slightly smaller form factor and similar case to
> the OT+, but since I couldn't ever get the thing to take a charge ( wanted
> to use it with an HT without having to have a power source for it ), it
> spends it's time in a zip lock bag with its interface cable in a dark corner
> of my operating desk as a reminder that sometimes you *don't* always get
> what you pay for.
> That's why Scott's stuff and support are top of the world in my book. Sure,
> he may have production delays of weeks or even months, but by gosh, if you
> need help with it, even if it means replacement, he's there for you.
> Randy
> WF5X
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