Re: [kantronics] Kam plus v8.2
- Jim Shorney wrote:
>On Mon, 28 Nov 2005 20:57:16 -0800, Cortland Richmond wrote:As Kantronics no longer support these older TNCs would they have any
>>If they can't get the old ROM chips, they can't upgrade the firmware
>>anyway, and probably don't even have the old ROM burner in the plant.
>>However, you may be able to find a complete late-rev KAM+ for sale used
>>at a good price.
>I emailed Kantronics once practically begging them to sell me the ROM
>image file of the last KPC3 code. Never got a response, yes, no, or get
>lost. From this experience and what I've heard, I'm not real impressed
>with the customer service.
>I ended up getting a newer (but not latest) revision from another ham
>and burning my own EPROM.
objection to making firmware updates available in the files area here? I
realise that they are still the intellectual property owners and there
might still be license royalties to pay to SCS for the PACTOR protocol.
I have an original KAM and managed to get a V6.1 EPROM from a UK dealer,
and the appropriate docs from mods.dk. I'd be quite willing to upload it
to the files area subject to the moderator's approval.
As I have an EPROM prgrammer here I routinely archive any TNC EPROMs
that look as if they might be interesting.
So far in the Kantronics file I have KAM v5.0, KAM v6.1, Data Engine 2.0
and a WeatherNode.
- Marty, since Kantronics quit supporting the older TNC's, I been able
to get newer proms and memory chips for the KPC-3 from Doug Ferrell,
KD4MOJ. He frequently sells chips for Kantronics TNC's on E-bay.
You might contact him and see if he has a prom for the KAM Plus. I
think he buys TNC's and then sells them for parts. I have bought
from him in the past and have been very pleased with the service he
provides. I don't have his current email address but you should be
able to get it from some place like QRZ.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Marty" <kd4hlv@r...> wrote:
> I was surprised to get a response from Kantronics after what
> else wrote about them, But the same as what you all wrote.
> I managed to fined a Kam Plus with later version software than
> Merry Christmas and Happy and safe New Years!
> Marty - KD4HLV
> (Updates for the old model TNCs, which includes the KAM Plus, have
> discontinued for quite some time, and they are no longer available
> The only major changes after version 7.0, were in the addition of
> capture and beacon (in 8.0) and APRS digipeater (in 8.2).
> Kantronics Technical Service)
- nick@... wrote:
>As Kantronics no longer support these older TNCs would they have anyI suspect they'd rather we bought new instead of upgrading old KAM+'s etc.
>objection to making firmware updates available in the files area here? I
>realise that they are still the intellectual property owners and there
>might still be license royalties to pay to SCS for the PACTOR protocol.