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Re: No Fuss IRLP Node Radio Suggestions?

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  • ipscone
    Ok, I will post it over there. Thanks, Mike
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 4, 2011
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      Ok, I will post it over there.

      Thanks,
      Mike

      --- In irlp-embedded@yahoogroups.com, "David Cameron (IRLP)" <dcameron@...> wrote:
      >
      > This is better posted to the general IRLP mailing list. You will get a
      > much bigger audience there.
      >
      > I have a Kenwood D710A which I think makes a good all around radio, both
      > as a node radio and as a mobile with APRS.
      >
      > Dave Cameron
      > VE7LTD
      >
      > On 2/4/2011 7:04 AM, ipscone wrote:
      > > I have two nodes up and running. Both use Motorola radios. But I am thinking about switching my fixed station to a modern dual-band radio. This would give me more flexibility in using my station.
      > >
      > > Requirements:
      > >
      > > 1) Must be no fuss (i.e. have audio in, audio out, COS, PTT, GND at a connector. No cuts or jumpers required).
      > >
      > > 2) Dual band, such that I can operate IRLP node on one band and also use the 2nd band for VHF/UHF normal radio use.
      > >
      > > 3) I would prefer to stay with ICOM, Yaesu or Kenwood
      > >
      > > I have a Yaesu FTM-350 and it has connections for:
      > > 1) Packet data in (1200) (Note: Would this work for audio in)
      > > 2) Gnd
      > > 3) PTT
      > > 4) Packet data out (9600)
      > > 5) Packet data out (1200) (Note: Would this work for audio out)
      > > 6) Squelch Control (Note: Is this the same as COS)
      > >
      > > These seem to be the standard 6 pin din signals and seem like they should work. However, I'm not sure that the "packet data" makes them suitable. I really don't know if this is just an audio in/out.
      > >
      > > The other issue is the FTM-350 will occasionally lock up (freeze) and needs a reset, so I'm not sure it's a good choice for a node radio.
      > >
      > > Question 1:
      > >
      > > But, does anyone know if these signals are the same type of interface that would work with IRLP? I could at least test using it.
      > >
      > > Question 2:
      > >
      > > Any other suggestions on such a radio? I'd prefer to have suggestions from people who have actually used one, to avoid getting one and finding out that there are some limitations.
      > >
      > > Mike
      > > KC7VE
      > > Node: 4581 (Jeep)
      > > Node: 7681 (Fixed)
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
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