The PicoPackets are exciting and innovative TNCs. Inexpensive too! On-Line HELP makes this the perfect beginners' TNC.
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Some Unique features of the PicoPacket
Standard model only 1" x 2.5" x 3.25". An inch shorter than a pack of cigarettes.
Instruction manual, schematic, Quick Command listing, power cord, 2 radio cables , serial cable and DE-9S adapter included.
RJ-45 radio cables are made of "real" copper wire - solders easily to radio connectors (radio connectors not included).
EPROM and RAM are socketed for ease in upgrading firmware and adding the optional 128k RAM. Memory backup battery is socketed.
Personal Message System with all the state-of-the-art features. 64k of message storage area in the 128k RAM model, plus large I/O buffers.
The PicoPacket firmware has many features for convenient operation with a GPS receiver.
Full support for APRS (the Automatic Position Reporting System) built-in. Works with APRS through either the standard single serial port or the optional second serial port.
The PicoPacket and APRS work together so that when the Pico with a GPS receiver (internal or external) is controlled by APRS it sends no location beacons except as commanded by APRS. When the APRS computer is disconnected, the PicoPacket automatically becomes a 'Tracker' sending out location beacons at specified intervals.
PicoPacket GPS Models
The PicoPacket model with the second serial port option is the ideal TNC for use with a handheld GPS receiver, handheld radio, and laptop (or smaller) computer for APRS. activity. One serial port for the computer, a second one for the GPS.
The Second Serial Port option also provides a real-time clock and 128k RAM.
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