HP Pavilion dm4 laptop and Yeasu FT-3000M [ if busy with family, read after Thanksgiving ]
I would like to use my laptop as my TNC for next years bike tour(s). Can I use the sound device as a TNC for aprsis?
I have a HP Pavilion dm4-1160us laptop with win 7. The sound device info says that I have a: IDT HD audio CODEC default device.
I plan on buying a data cable from buxcomm (data to usb). But I am not sure which one to get.
I did read your info on compatible hard/software. My Yeasu FT-3000M is not listed, does that mean it will not work?
- Keith N4TRN wrote...
> I would like to use my laptop as my TNC for next years bike tour(s).I'm sure the buxcomm cable would do the job, but if I were going
> Can I use the sound device as a TNC for aprsis?... I plan on buying
> a data cable from buxcomm (data to usb).
to use a software TNC, I think I would be inclined to use a SignaLink
USB instead of the laptop's own sound card. Yes, it's an extra piece
of hardware, but it leaves the laptop's speaker and sound card for
other things like reading APRS messages out to you. It probably
isn't priced much higher than a buxcomm cable. One cable to the
radio. One USB cable to the laptop. No power cable needed.
No need to fiddle with the radio's volume control. Besides, you
can use it for many other modes too.
> I did read your info on compatible hard/software. My YaesuThe FT-3000M will be just fine. It has a 6 pin mini-Din "data"
> FT-3000M is not listed, does that mean it will not work?
connector on the back. This is the best way to interface with any
radio that has this connector. No messing around with multiple
cables, mic connectors, speaker out, setting the volume control
just right, and so on.
73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"