Re: Now that coastal Chipworks is gone


My point was that I expected them to do the same thing with the TNC PI. I expect an MFJ near clone to be a daughter card shield like the TNC PI.  I also expect it to be more expensive than coastal sold it for. But if somebody else is taking over the Coastal Chipworks business and will run it in a similar way, that would make me happy.  

The TARPN offering is almost the same size as a TNCPI. It uses a USB connector however. 

Tadd --- Sent from Planet X

On Feb 2, 2020, at 9:35 PM, Dan Dicke via Groups.Io <res0xgcr@...> wrote:

Mfj‘s tnc-x is bigger than my raspberry pi, 7” raspberry pi touch screen monitor with two Tnc pi’s mounted on the rpi all put together!  Defeats the purpose!  We already have all this functioning with a laptop, radios, KPC3 TNCs!  We are trying to make the system small and light weight for field use!

Dan Dicke Electric
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On Feb 2, 2020, at 18:25, Tadd KA2DEW in NC via Groups.Io <tadd@...> wrote:

Interesting.  I heard MFJ was going to take the designs and sell them at a higher price. see MFJ’s version of TNC-X   

Our packet group decided to make our own.
we intend to deliver for cost to support packet radio and get our name out there.  

Tadd --- Sent from Planet X

On Feb 2, 2020, at 9:13 PM, Doug Henry <doug.henry1@...> wrote:

I spoke to John last week. He said someone is taking over his firm and new units should be available in March. They will advertise somewhere I assume.

Doug VE1ZG

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