- Hi Paul, I used to use TNC Tiny 2 s but upgraded to the Kenwood TMD700E with the built in 1k2 and 9k6 modem, I still have my Tiny 2 but it has a 1994 chip inMessage 1 of 2 , Dec 25, 2006View Source
MessageHi Paul, I used to use TNC Tiny 2's but upgraded to the Kenwood TMD700E with the built in 1k2 and 9k6 modem, I still have my Tiny 2 but it has a 1994 chip in and the battery has most probably died by now. The only thing you can use these devices for now is APRS on 144.800, most radio bbs ops are done via telnet now on the internet, there are no more radio bbs's active in this area. The most knowledgeable person I know locally is Paul G4APL who lives in Caterham and runs a packet radio switch, he may be contactable via www.qrz.com .73 Happy XmasPhil G1LKJ-----Original Message-----
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Paul
Sent: 24 December 2006 22:25
Subject: [guildfordhamradio] Tiny-2 TNC connection to FT-857D
I've never used packet before and I've come by a cheap Tiny-2 TNC. Are
these still useful or do you need newer models with exotic new modes
now? I'm PacComm say that it's $65 for a new EPROM (the software in
the unit is well out of date) and a new backup battery.
The TNC came with two cables: one which works with my FT-290-II and
another one which has the correct connector on it for the FT-857D's TNC
port. With the FT290 cable the DCD light illuminates when the radio
squelch opens. I've tried connecting the TNC to the 857 with the
supplied cable but I get no DCD when the squelch opens.
Could the cable be wired wrongly (for a different radio? I checked the
IC706 but that cable appears to be the same) or is there some software
gotcha or setting I may have got wrong that would stop it working
please? Should I be using FM or PKT mode?
Thanks in advance - 73s and merry Christmas,