[aprssig] E Coast 9600 baud backbone 15W radios (firmware?).

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Wed Jun 1 17:51:52 EDT 2016

Friendcom just finished the VHF version of their new FC-302 data radio.  
I've got samples coming soon, and I have a couple of the UHF version.  
Only 5 watts, but they're pretty nice and can be ordered with their 
modems for 1200 to 19200 baud operation (FSK, 4FSK, and GMSK) and we'll 
have a Tracker3 board for it at some point.  Duty cycle is considerably 
improved from the FC-301, with the heavy aluminum case acting as heat 
sink for the PA.


On 6/1/2016 2:26 PM, Erv Heimbuck via aprssig wrote:
> *From:*aprssig [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] *On Behalf Of 
> *Kenneth Finnegan via aprssig
> *Sent:* Wednesday, June 01, 2016 14:04
> *To:* Robert Bruninga; TAPR APRS Mailing List
> *Subject:* Re: [aprssig] E Coast 9600 baud backbone 15W radios 
> (firmware?).
> I'm still a bit unclear; why are you trying to homebrew data radios 
> with out-of-band PAs when you can get 25W UHF CDM1250s on eBay for 
> less than $100 a piece? I've been converting all my packet stations 
> over to CDM750/CDM1250s; the standard Motorola 16 pin IO connector is 
> fantastic for packet.
> --
> Kenneth Finnegan
> http://blog.thelifeofkenneth.com/
> While I agree the Motorola radios make great packet radios at low baud 
> rates, I am not sure how they will handle 9600.  I use the Radius in 
> my Igate with grteat reliability.
> Erv K0OTZ
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