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10212Re: [tracker2] Re: decode issues - only decoding digipeated packets

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  • Rudy Benner
    Mar 31, 2010
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      This almost sounds familiar. Maybe you will have 2 of these on the bench.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Scott Miller" <scott@...>
      To: <tracker2@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 9:39 PM
      Subject: Re: [tracker2] Re: decode issues - only decoding digipeated packets


      > Could be the demodulator on the T2-135 is marginal and it's only
      > decoding the digi'd packets because the digi is the only thing it hears
      > with the deviation level and (lack of) twist that it needs. How old is
      > this unit? You can send it back if you want and I'll check it out.
      >
      > Scott
      >
      > vk2abp wrote:
      >>
      >>
      >> Since I am having the problem stated I already have the radio and
      >> T2-135. Even if I use it as a mobile tracker i would want the ability
      >> for it to decode direct signals rather than only those that have been
      >> digipeated (this is afterall the problem i am facing) - Perhaps I should
      >> not have put in the other info in the beginning...
      >>
      >> It is actually quite frustrating this problem. i have tried the remote
      >> access thing for the radio - sending it a message from my TH7DAG
      >> handheld. If i turn on my home digipeater the T2-135 decodes the
      >> digipeated message, direct it does not. Using another opentracker device
      >> - same deal.
      >>
      >> The problem is that it only decodes packets that have come from a
      >> digipeater - mobile stations that have been nearby that my handheld
      >> decodes no problem - the T2-135 gets good signal strength, but no
      >> decode. If through a digipeater - no problem.
      >>
      >> Any help would be greatly appreciated as i am quickly becoming a balder
      >> man hihi
      >>
      >> --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>,
      >> "Keith VE7GDH" <ve7gdh@...> wrote:
      >> >
      >> > Bob VK2ABP wrote...
      >> >
      >> > > the IGate/fill-in that I am currently running is not the T2-135
      >> based
      >> > > solution. I am looking at that for a remote / solar setup on a
      >> friend's
      >> > > property.
      >> >
      >> > For solar, I would consider instead the T2-301 unless you need more
      >> > than 5W from the transmitter. Out of the box, it is 5W, but I believe
      >> you
      >> > can tweak it up to about to about 9W. The T2-301 is a 5W transceiver
      >> > with a modified version of the OT2m built into it.
      >> >
      >> > I would save the T2-135 for some other use. Using a T2-301 instead on
      >> > a solar powered site would reduce the power needs considerably. The
      >> > T2-135 in a DR-135T would make a nice mobile tracker, or for use
      >> > with a laptop, or for an IGate or digi where AC power was available.
      >> > It could also see dual use for voice or APRS, but one at a time.
      >> >
      >> > On the other hand, if you need more than 5W and you have large enough
      >> > solar panels to run the Alinco radio, and already have the radio,
      >> then the
      >> > T2-135 does give you the equivalent of a high powered version of the
      >> > T2-301.
      >> >
      >> >
      >> > 73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
      >> > --
      >> > "I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"
      >> >
      >>
      >>
      >
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