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I use an Alinco DR-235 MkIII for 220 packets and it's just ok. It is not
supported by Hamlib for rig ctrl & doesn't use a mDin6 connector for
data (DB9). I use 3 TM-V71a's for packet & they are great.
Although the TM-TM71a isn't listed in Hamlib rigctl -l it works ok if
you specify a TM-D710 as the rig ID. So another plus for the Kenwood.
If you haven't used rig ctrl on a vhf/uhf radio check out:https://github.com/n7nix/auto-rmsgw-find
It automatically finds & tests all RMS Gateways on 2M/440,
runs on a Raspberry Pi with DRAWS or UDRC II and paclink-unix.
It is fairly TNC independent unless you want to programmatically change
between 1200 & 9600 baud packet
John D Hays - K7VE <@john_hays
The Alincos are fine, but if you want true discriminator output (say for
GMSK) a mod should be applied.
On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 11:28 AM Keith Williamson <hkwilliamson@...>
I've had good luck with the Alinco DR135's. They're only $165 but are 2m
only. You do have to deal with the DB-9 data port.
I've used them for APRS digipeating and as AllstarLink simplex nodes.
I am tempted to get a TM-V71A based on what I'm reading here though. Seems
like the best fit for fldigi on RPi/DRAWS/DigiLink stack.
On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 10:30 AM Keating Floyd <kc4hsi@...> wrote:
I'll pile in positively on Ham Made Parts <https://hammadeparts.com/>
(no affiliation, just a happy customer.)
Nice and easy to deal with.
On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 1:13 PM John D Hays - K7VE <@john_hays> wrote:
I believe Ham Made Parts have a cable for this.
On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 10:01 AM Steve, N9VW <steve@...>
You missed one vendor, Bridgecom. They make a series of single band
radios that have a 15 pin connector for interfacing. These are
priced ($240) units. I will be setting one up for evaluation with the
DRAWS unit in the coming weeks.
73 de Steve, N9VW
On 5/24/2019 9:53 AM, Bill Vodall wrote:
Is there a list of known compatible (or at least community aware
Here's a start of list where I was attempting to organize our options.control..
Oh if only we had a modern Kantronics D4-10 with agile frequency
Until then, the V71 is the winner for VHF/UHF.
John D. Hays