[amsat-bb] TNC Recommendations

John Marranca, Jr jmarranca at bnsystems.com
Mon Nov 12 17:11:28 PST 2007


I'm sure many will agree with Nate on this one.  It SEEMS that using a
TNC in this day and age is almost like firing up the old Model
20-something RTTY machine that the radio club that I used to belong to
has.  With a soundcard and some good software, we are able to emulate
RTTY, and Packet, and SSTV for that matter.  So...

A good TNC is what...$75...$100...$200?

Sound Card Emulation...umm...we all have them...plus free
software...and MAYBE $45 for a digital interface.

>From what I remember from the heyday of Packet in the 90's, it seems
as thought setting up AGWPE and a UI-type package is VASTLY easier.

BUt...if TNCs are your thing, go for it.  Heck, I'm still trying to
find an old Commodore VIC-20 with the OLD(!!!) MFJ Packet interface
and software.  Call it nostalgia.



John Marranca, Jr
PBX Technician/Shop Steward CWA Local 1122
BN Systems, Inc
Orchard Park, NY

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