Tnx Jim, good info.
Explains why the PK96 talked to the Spirit-2's (real G3RUH modem) better than the 9612+ does.
EQ tweaking is on my "to do" list ;-)
--- In BPQ32@yahoogroups.com, "Jim WU3V" <james@...> wrote:
> The PK96 is a better match to the G4RUH spec than the 9612 is,
> If you carefully set the eq and deviation for minimum bit error rate test it
> will probably do better
> James Moore NH0E
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jeff - WA4ZKO" <wa4zko@...>
> To: <BPQ32@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 15:18
> Subject: [BPQ32] Re: Timewave PK-96
> >I had an PK96 in service for a couple years on a 9.6k port. Never had any
> >issues with it under BPQ32 and we beat up on it at times. Took the KP96 it
> >out of service when I put a 9612+ in as I wanted the two ports, one box
> > My unscientific "gut" feeling is the PK96 did 9.6k a bit better than the
> > 9612+'s modem does. Granted I only set deviation and did not take the time
> > to go through the TNC<>radio equalization tweaks for the 9612...so that
> > could be some of it (to do list item).
> > 73
> > Jeff
> > WA4ZKO
> > Packet: WA4ZKO@WA4ZKO.#NKY.KY.USA.NOAM
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> > --- In BPQ32@yahoogroups.com, "Howard Z" <Howard_Z@> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> Does the Timewave PK-96 work well with BPQ32?
> >> I ask because it will exit KISS mode if it receives
> >> three control-c bytes.
> >> This is different than the Kantronics which exit KISS
> >> mode upon receiving C0 FF C0.
> >> I need to replace my TNC-X tnc and am considering:
> >> 1. KENWOOD D710A WITH BUILT-IN TNC -
> >> I can use another radio, and it looks like a nice radio.
> >> It does not stay in KISS mode when power cycled.
> >> Some people complain about filter failure causing
> >> the radio to become deaf
> >> 2. KANTRONICS KPC3+
> >> 3. KANTRONICS 9612
> >> 3. TIMEWAVE PK96 - A good value.
> >> 4. SCS TRACKER - probably very durable.
> >> It does not stay in KISS mode if power cycled.
> >> For now I am using a PACTOR-3 TNC for 1200 baud packet.
> >> Howard
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