PK-96: This is the 9600/1200 bps version of the PK-12 TNC. Includes all the features of the PK-12, plus you can use the BPSK satellites. There is special optional X-1J TheNet firmware for mountaintop node BBS configurations.
PK-232 and PK-900: Now includes APRS compatible GPS firmware for VHF and HF operation and new DAMA support. Call AEA's Upgrade Hotline to place your order.
DSP-232: Digital Signal Processor, Two Radio Ports, All HF/VHF Modes, 9600bps capable.
AEA SWR-121 Antenna Analysts: Two models are available: SWR-121 V/U: 120-175, 200-225, and 400-475MHz and the SWR-121 HF: 1-32MHz. Both units are compact, battery powered, and tough. AEA's Antenna Analysts display a plot of the VSWR curve for your antenna on a LCD graphic display. Enter the desired frequency and bandwidth on the keypad, connect your antenna, and see the plot of your SWR vs. frequency and return loss displayed in dB. With the optional software and cable package, AACOM, both units can be connected to a computer for remote controlling, viewing, saving to disk, and printing your antenna's plots. Commercial versions are also available: 30-137 MHz, 150-400 MHz, and the CellMate (806-960MHz) for testing cellular antenna systems and sites.
Log Windows 3.0: Log Windows, AEA's logging and award tracking program just keeps getting better and better. This latest version includes some great features. Popular radios, TNCs, and antenna rotors can be controlled via Log Windows. There is an internal QSL Manager database, as well as access to CD ROM QSL manager databases. There is a TNC window for use with the Packet Cluster, and for those that do not use a TNC, the window can be replaced with a full-time Database Browser. The Database Browser can be brought up at any time to query logs--you can query by any criteria you wish. Operator notes can be saved for each call sign and edited whenever you like. More information is contained in AEA's 1996 catalog, get your copy by calling the 24-hour Literature Request Line.
AEA FAX III: The AEA FAX III software and demodulator package lets you decode HF WeFax, RTTY, NAVTEX, and CW using your HF receiver. With AEA FAX III you can receive highly detailed WeFax images in 16 shades of gray, then colorize the image with the 256-color pallet. The program can be configured to control your radio so you can receive WeFax images while you are away from your station. The Fax Station Database will help you keep track of all the transmitting stations. You can even export your images to .PCX or .GIF files--this is what was done to the picture shown here. If you have questions about AEA FAX III, don't hesitate to call AEA direct. DSP-232 and PK-900 owners -- You have the AEA FAX III hardware built into your data controllers. All you need is the software-only version of AEA FAX III, called AEA FAX III 900. With this program, you get all the features described previously -- at a reduced cost.
PC PakRatt for Windows 2.0: This terminal control program was developed by AEA, for AEA data controllers. It runs under Windows 3.1 and Windows '95. It controls all AEA data controllers with August 1991 firmware or better. This is the easiest way to unleash the full power of your AEA data controller. You can operate two TNCs at once, and if you have two simultaneous dual port TNCs (like the PK-900 and DSP-2232) you can operate four ports at the same time with PC PakRatt for Windows. Mail editing, sending, and saving are easy--just point, click, and drag. There are too many features to list here, get the new 1996 AEA catalog for more information or see you favorite amateur radio dealer.
AEA ACARS: This is a brand new program for decoding the air-to-ground digital communications of airplanes. The AEA ACARS package consists of DOS-based software and a demodulator which plugs into your computer and to you scanner. Call AEA's 24-Hour Literature Request
AEA MacRatt III: This is our newest TNC control program designed for those with an AEA TNC and a newer Macintosh computer. This program allows you to use the full power of your AEA TNC. Call AEA's 24-Hour Literature Request Line for more information.
Excellent filtering is a hallmark of AEA multi-mode data controllers, but the DSP-232 goes a step beyond. Incoming analog signals are decoded and converted into digital data in the Digital Signal Processing chip. Now, this step is nothing new -- this is in essence a DSP "front-end". What is revolutionary about the DSP-232 is that the actual modems are coded into the Digital Signal Processor chip. So, where other manufacturers take a digitized signal then run it through an analog modem; AEA takes a digitized signal and runs it through a digital modem. Using digital modems provides higher HF and VHF performance compared to analog modems. Why do other TNCs digitize data and then run it through an analog modem? Lack of processor speed.
AEA can fully utilize Digital Signal Processing technology because of the chips we chose to use. The DSP-232 was designed using the fast 32-bit Motorola 68340 as the host processor and the Analog Devices 2105 DSP processor. This powerful combination will allow the DSP-232 to handle new digital modes, like PACTOR II in the future. Combined with hardware memory ARQ, HDLC, and state machine DCD, the DSP-232 offers unmatched performance for HF or VHF digital communication. There are even powerful new commands, like TWIST, which optimize modem performance and the AUTOTHR command which automatically adjusts the threshold for you. These are just a few examples of what a DSP-based data controller can do and AEA has many other features in the works. For more information call AEA 24-Hour Literature Request Line. Stay tuned here for future DSP-232 information.
DSP-232 Modes of Operation:
9600 & 1200 bps VHF Packet HF Packet
RTTY (ASCII and Baudot) NAVTEX
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