Re: NEW BPQ32 & the parallel port?
- Hi John,
The BAYCOM team have been selling the new PCI version (four modems
daughter board plug ins) of their BUS cards for USCC for some time
now. Newer PCs still have PCI slots I think. So your DRSI/USCC driver
would be of use to people who have those cards.
Fewer PCs come with serial ports, so the Parallel port might become
more desired for BPQ32 in future?
I use Win98se myself. I didn't want to "rent XP" as it isn't (now
replaced by VISTA) available to buy unconditionally. All use has to
be approved by a telephone call centre & requires renewing after any
hardware change. Used copies of Win2k are becoming available at a
price I can manage, so I may move up to that in time.
I think there are now some TNCs equipped for direct connection to the
USB ports on newer PCs. I haven't any of those sort of TNCs myself.
I don't know if those USB TNCs are for 9k6.
The BAYCOM web site talks about UBER PACKET MODEMS for 76KBPS using
the parallel port?
Definitely beyond the ratings for the serial port.
I don't know anybody in ZL with such a high data rate Packet modem.
The ZL KIWISAT under developement in Auckland is to have 9k6 standard
G3RUH & getting 9k6 Packet going for the launch is desireable.
Other 70cm band 9k6 uses are for APRS data links between 2m APRS
nodes. The local BBS has a 9k6 port on 70cm besides the 1k2 2m port &
the 1k2 70cm port.
A one to many digipeater function would be an advantage over Xrouter
(it has only a one to one port digipeater function). UI_View has a
Many to Many digipeater, which is great, but it isn't a node or
router itself like BPQ32 or Xrouter are.
73 de Michael ZL1ABS
--- In BPQ32@yahoogroups.com, "John Wiseman" <john.wiseman@...> wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> BPQ32 does not support any parallel port modems. I think I have a
> PAR96 lying around somewhere, so if there is sufficient interest, I
> able to develop a driver.
> I did develop a driver for the DRSI card on Windows 98, but not
> It should work with Baycom and other HDLC cards, but I no longer
> machine with an ISA bus to test it on. I wasn't aware of PCI
> HDLC cards. If they are still available I could write a driver for
XP - it
> didnt seem worth doing one for ISA cards, as the chances of an ISA
> having having enough power to run XP seemed remote.