Bulletins from the Pacific Packet Radio Society - page 098

Publicity Chairman, and Heather Johnson N7DZU, a member of the Publicity Committee.

These tests culminate hundreds of hours of effort on WA.7GXD's part, who has spearheaded the design of the TNC as Hardware Chairman. Completion of modifications to the on-board modem next week will allow Lyle to release a final version of the TNC to a local Compute r-Assisted Design firm for the artwork and construction of TAPR TNC Beta boards, which are slated for a July release.

In parallel with the hardware efforts are those of WA7PXW, who has been using a Point Four minicomputer as the development system for TAPR TNC software. Marc has completed the simulation of interfaces between the TNC and an attached terminal, as well as between the device and the radio link. On the link side, normal user operations, net control functions and digipeater operations have all been successfully simulated.

The FORTH software will be loaded into an Apple microcomputer for final debugging, and then loaded into an AIM65 micro for PROM-burning. Expected arrival of TAPR Beta systems into the first ten U.S. and Canadian cities for phase one of beta test is due in five to eleven weeks.

KD2S, President
Tucson Amateur Packet Radio Corporation



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According to most commentators, Ulysses Sandor Ascii was born in Rahway, New Jersey on February 2, 1903. His date of birth remains uncertain due to the unfortunate fact that two commentators, Hilda B. Ascii and Bruno Lollomalopalado are now deceased.

Miss Ascii continually claimed that she was the eminent Dr. Ascii's daughter, but no evidence has surfaced to legitimize her claim. Prof. Lollomalopalado is remembered by some as the foremost historian of Hawaiian culture in New Jersey.

Ulysses' parents were by all accounts immigrants from the Breaker on Yllivvin in Walse. With all their earthly belongings and four ham sandwiches, they boarded the ill-fated steamer H.M.S. Bempley some time in 1889 and traveled steerage to the Port of New York. Legend has it that an immigration official recorded the family name as "Ascii" as a truncated derivation of the actual name, recorded in the register of the St. Fidgetals Church, Breaker on Yllivvin as "Askew". The father is recorded in the same place as Pellew D., named his son for Ulysses S.

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