Packet Radio TNC Comm Program

Packet TNC - pcplus freeware dos comm program

Hello there and welcome.

Amateur Packet Radio is still alive and well! Yes we know the Internet sure knocked the popularity down in lieu of "on-line" digital operation. Still, there are die-hards along with the introduction of High Speed, Enhanced Mode, Node and APRS with BBS/Internet Email Ports. Packet is making a real comeback steady comeback with the APRS crowd.

Mountaintop Node TNC Operation allows distant users to relay information direct, use Online Packet BBS services and conventional Email. Enhanced Packet BBS Operations now offer Porthole connections to the Internet. The MFJ 1270B is an easily configured AX.25 Terminal Node Controller using a Z-80 Micro Processor. The firmware TAPR TNC-2 equivalent (hardware) and software (programs) allow a user many usable routes to customize operation.

"The Net" firmware (Eprom stored software) operation is a proven node standard. A download of the software is available at this site should you wish to reconfigure your MFJ-1270b TNC for node operation.

A typical Packet TNC communicated with your computer via a standard rs-232 serial comm.-port using a terminal communication program. Some of the Windows and MAC operating systems might contain a built in terminal program like hyper-term. Older DOS systems require something like Procomm-PcPlus. The download file for this page is the freeware zip package version of PcPlus. Use it with your dos computer (or Windows 95/98 in ms-dos mode)(via a standard serial comm.-port) and a TNC to operate your Packet Radio Station.

Please check back with this web site as we hope to add other famous packet programs like yapp (yet another packet program) and some of the PK-232 host mode packages.

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