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Vintage TNC

Jul 8th 2012, 05:40


Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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I have a Kantronics KPC-3 (not KPC-3+) that i would like to use. The primary issue is identifying the software should I need get to run on my computer? I will be using Windows 7 or 8.

My understanding is the lap top computer will not have a DB-9 port so I will need either a cable that goes from the DB-25 connector on the TNC to a USB connector or a cable that goes from the DB-9 on the existing cable to a USB connector. My understanding is that this is a common part so do not expect this to be a problem.

I will be operating on 2M or 440 using a hand held radio.
Jul 8th 2012, 21:21


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The typical solution is to use a USB to serial port adapter with the appropriate driver software. The software is needed to create a virtual serial port required by old software.
Kantronic has a FAQ on their vintage products.

Zack Lau W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Enginner

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