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Another alternative is the DRAWS™ HAT with Direwolf as the TNC.
On Mon, Oct 21, 2019, 11:39 Steve KC1AWV <smiller@...
At my home, I run BPQ as a packet switch. On top of that, I run the mail and chat applications built in, and have a telnet port for access to a CMS gateway. For access into the switch, I run soundcard packet (direwolf) and ARDOP. There is a AX/IP/UDP port as well for access via AMPR Net. I use an Alinco DR135TMKIII as the primary radio.
You can use a TNC-Pi, and they're great KISS TNCs. However, it is not a requirement. You can also use a Signalink or a RIGblaster as a soundcard interface if you want to use more than just packet. However, from what I can see, you may be limited to just 1200 baud packet on an FTM-3100, since I do not believe that radio has a 'data' port, which you would need for 9600 baud. The Alinco DR135 and DR735 are capable of 9600 with the data port on the back.
On Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 2:25 PM Santiago Roland <cx1dr@...
Hi, i'm new to packet radio. I own an analog Yaesu FTM-3100R VHF which i plan to use on packet radio, maybe set up a packet BBS (bulletin board system). Besides that rig, what else gear do i need to enter the packet arena? I also i'm aware of the raspberry-pi board that can be with a TNC as the TNC-Pi. I may buy one of these, but what else do i need? Does the Yaesu FTM-3100R is a good rig for packet? do i need a cable to connect the TNC-Pi to the Yaesu? Does the cable plug in the mic port or usb port? Maybe a minimal starter kit and steps would be nice from people with experience.