Bulletins from the Pacific Packet Radio Society - page 125

the TXD and RXD leds track each other (Both should be on or off at the same time!). The carrier detect lamp stay on continuously.

To make a quick test of the RTS delay circuitry, you can toggle t he RTS line between 12V and ground and watch the RTS and CTS indicator LEDs. You should see a short delay between RTS becoming TRUE and CTS becoming TRUE. To test the send hang timeout circuitry, leave RTS TRUE for a long period (over 1 minute) and you should see CTS go false after 30 seconds to a minute.

Good luck,
Bill N6FQR


To all packeteers de W3IWI, KD2S, KA6M:

The files listed below contain the edited outputs from the Packet Radio Meeting held by AMSAT earlier in October. Hope they are of use.

Special to AMSAT Satellite Report
de Hank Magnuski, KA6M 12 October 82
(minor editorial revisions de W3IWI)


As part of the October 10th, 1982 AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corp.) general meeting, president Tom Clark, W3IWI, invited a number of leaders of active packet radio groups to come to a special working group meeting on Friday, October 8th, to discuss the future developments in packet radio activities; specifically, this meeting was intended to discuss AMICON (the AMSAT International Computer Network) for the Phase-3B spacecraft and to discuss a new project (tentatively called PACSAT) involving a low-altitude orbit, all digital store-and-forward transponder. To Tom's pleasure and surprise, the ' meeting was well supported and a number of people showed up, representing these groups:

New Jersey - Phil Karn, KA9Q;

Tucson Area Packet Radio (TAPR) - Den Connors, KD2S and Lyle Johnson, WA7GXD;

St. Louis Area Packet Radio (SLAPR) - Pete Eaton, WB9FLW;

Washington (AMRAD) - Paul Rinaldo, W4RI, Dave Borden, K8MM0, Terry Fox, WB4JFI and Eric Scace, K3NA;

Pacific Packet Radio Society (PPRS) - Hank Magnuski, KA6M;

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