80’s Vintage Packet Radio Questions

Discussion in 'Computers, Hardware, and Operating Systems' started by KN6HRT, Jul 31, 2021.

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  1. WA9SVD

    WA9SVD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Sorry, web site glitch caused dupe.:(
  2. KB0MNM

    KB0MNM Ham Member QRZ Page

    The AEA PK-232 line was purchased by Timewave, along with other similar products. See www.timewave.com for some info, and the Facebook PK-232 group for more. Used units are typically found for $50.00 without the MBX or other upgrades. Coin-cell batteries for CR20xx 3VDC cells frequently need a bit of replacement in used equipment. With a manual ( online if not paper ), this is a great way to learn and use AX.25 packet and/or A.P.R.S.(APRS tm Bob Bruninga).
    Like the old Apple equipment, clones ( eg. Heathkit ) were produced due to popularity. I have no financial stake in Timewave(TM/R/etc.) nor Apple(TM/R). I do own some AEA equipment, including a pair of IDR-96 and an PK-232.
  3. W5UAA

    W5UAA Ham Member QRZ Page

    It doesn't hurt to at least become familiar with the protocol also.

    http://www.ax25.net/AX25.2.2-Jul 98-2.pdf

    I became very familiar with version 1.0. I still have the hard copy booklet I bought back in the early 80's. I haven't kept up with it, but there may be some backward compatibility issues to be at least aware of.

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