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Packet Stuff to find a new home

I have some Ham Radio TNCs, BayCom Modems and a Radio to find new home. Whether for APRS or setting up a new node, they’re yours for the cost of the postage (and a donation if you’re feeling super generous)! I have weighed each item alone, but there will be a few hundred grams for packing materials and a box to consider, too.

There’s also a working Tait T500 (RX & TX on frequency. Not thoroughly tested, believed to be fine) that is wired for any of the Kamtronics units (radio has 9-pin D). Item #12.

I’ve taken a bit of time to test them quickly. The results are in the table below. These devices come with no guarantee. They’re all older than me! Sold as seen! Pictures below, too! If it explodes when you plug it in, tough!

Contact me if you’re interested in any of these items – first come, first served. I also have a job, so if I don’t reply right away, hold fire!

Testing

IndexMake/ModelConditionWorking?DiagnosticsWeightRecipient
1Kamtronics
KAM
Good
Boxed with Manuals
Yes. Boots OK. Asks for callsign.SN 68462
EEPROM INIT OK
CHECKSUM OK
RAM OK
32K BYTES
(UART 8N1)
836gKanga
2Kamtronics KAMGoodNoConstantly prints ‘junk’ to UART.869g
3AEA PK88FairYesPlease type a star ( * ) for auto-baud routine.
AEA PK-88 Packet Controller
AX.25 Level 2 Version 2.0
Copyright (C) 1986-1990 by
Advanced Electronic Applications, Inc.
Release 19.JUL.90 *
cmd:
(UART 8N1)
1007gG7UVW
4AEA PK88FairNoNo power. Totally dead.1007gG7UVW
5AEA PK88Good + manualYesAEA PK-88 Packet Controller
AX.25 Level 2 Version 2.0
Copyright (C) 1986-1990 by
Advanced Electronic Applications, Inc.
Release 19.JUL.90 *
cmd:
(UART 8N1)
1477g
EI2GYB
6AEA PK80 (FW: Tiny2 Mk2, V3.1)Bare PCB (manual here)YesRAM loaded with defaults
|A
PacComm TINY-2 MARK-2 Packet Controller
(c) Copyright 1985-1993 PacComm
AX.25 Level 2 Version 2.0
Features:
KISS
PERSONAL MESSAGE SYSTEM
CLOCK CHIP SUPPORT
NMEA 183 (GPS) SUPPORT
CWID
Release 3.1 April 12, 1993
Siskin Electronics Ltd. – Hythe, Southhampton UK – 44-703-207-155
cmd:
(UART 8N1)
772g
M5MOW
7AEA PK80 (FW: Tiny2 Mk2, V3.1)Back plate of case missing (manual here)Kind of. See notes.Boots OK, but UART buffer is dead. Needs replacement LM324 (U9?). I used a USB-TTL module to obtain the following Booted with the following:

PacComm TINY-2 MARK-2 Packet Controller
(c) Copyright 1985-1993 PacComm
AX.25 Level 2 Version 2.0
Features:
KISS
PERSONAL MESSAGE SYSTEM
CLOCK CHIP SUPPORT
NMEA 183 (GPS) SUPPORT
CWID
Release 3.1 April 12, 1993
Siskin Electronics Ltd. – Hythe, Southhampton UK – 44-703-207-155
cmd:
(UART 8N1)
1212g
8AEA PK80 (FW: Tiny2 Mk2, V3.1)Bare PCB (manual here)YesbbRAM loaded with defaults
|A
PacComm TINY-2 MARK-2 Packet Controller
(c) Copyright 1985-1993 PacComm
AX.25 Level 2 Version 2.0
Features:
KISS
PERSONAL MESSAGE SYSTEM
CLOCK CHIP SUPPORT
NMEA 183 (GPS) SUPPORT
CWID
Release 3.1 April 12, 1993
Siskin Electronics Ltd. – Hythe, Southhampton UK – 44-703-207-155
cmd:
(UART 8N1)
999gG1BVI
9PacComm TNC-220 + Tuning boardGoodYesbbRAM loaded with defaults
|A
PacComm TNC-220 Packet Controller
AX.25 Level 2 Version 2.0
Features:
KISS
PERSONAL MESSAGE SYSTEM V 2.4
CLOCK CHIP SUPPORT
CWID
Release S1.1.6B3 13/07/89 – 32K RAM
Copyright U.K. by SISKIN ELECTRONICS
Checksum $91
cmd:
(UART 7E1)
859g
EI2GYB
10PacComm TNC-220FairYesbbRAM loaded with defaults
|A
Pac-Comm Packet Radio Systems TNC-220
AX.25 Level 2 Version 2.0
Release 1.1.4 04/20/87
Checksum $3A
cmd:
(UART 7E1)
776g
EI2GYB
11PacComm TINY-2Poor. Missing back of caseNoCPU running (address lines scanning) but does not boot (LEDs hang).496gG1BVI
12Tait 500GoodYesRX and TX both on frequency. CH1:144.850, CH2:144.800. Vol, Squ, speaker toggle all working. Easy to change frequency.1157gM5MOW
13BayCom ModemBare PCBYesHomebrew (not by me) BayCom.40gG1PVZ
14BayCom ModemBare PCBYesHomebrew (not by me) BayCom.38g
15BayCom ModemBare PCBYesHomebrew (not by me) BayCom.40gG7UVD

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