I am currently setting up the SSB/CW radio
station on 2-Blue our 37ft Elite Prout. I had extensive experience of using the KAM modems years ago
(in the 1990's from my home) so I am a little behind the times with later technology.
After much thought I am thinking of using a Windows7 O/S Laptop
running "RMS Express" connected to the "Kantronics KAM XL". The radio
will be an
Alinco SR8 and the antenna
a Shakespeare vertical with EDXII tuner.
I am going to use AX25 packet over HF instead of Pactor
, mainly because other than emails I only wish to download GRIB files and provide position reports.
To read the GRIB files I download I am going to use UGriB.
I assume the RS232
lead from the KAM will requires a Serial
to USB interface to operate with the Laptop
Can anybody see any potential problems or concerns with this setup?
All comments welcomed.