[amsat-bb] Re: Recommended TNC

Sean Cavanaugh seanc at unixgeeks.ca
Tue Feb 2 10:37:48 PST 2010

On 02/02/2010 11:12 AM, Michael Wolthuis wrote:
> Can anyone point me to the recommended TNC for adding to an FT-847 for
> digital satellite work?  Are there special modifications needed?  What
> connector does it use on the FT-847?
> Thanks,
> Mike
> kb8zgl

I can't speak to any specific "recommended TNC", but I've been using my 
old PacComm Tiny-2 MK2 for years. It uses a 5-pin DIN (think ancient 
AT-style keyboard connector) and I connected it the packet port on my 
FT-847 (6-pin mini-din, like the slightly newer PS/2 keyboards) and have 
copied the ISS using this. The connections were fairly trivial to make 
following the manuals for the radio and TNC.

Years ago I used the same TNC with my old radio shack HTX-242 to post 
messages to the BBS on the Mir.

With a different TNC, I could also do 9600, but I don't have that 
capability at the moment. I'd think most any TNC should work.

Sean - VA5LF

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