ModernHam: Old School Packet Radio With The SX-64 And MFJ-1278 TNC


In this episode of ModernHam, the host delves into a project focused on reviving vintage hardware to establish a classic packet radio BBS node. The video features a Commodore SX-64, the first “portable” computer with a color monitor, originally released in 1983. Attached to this setup is an MFJ-1278 TNC2, functioning as an HF packet node connected to an FT-891. The TNC2 is capable of handling RTTY and SSTV modes as well. During the episode, they successfully connect to another user’s JNOS BBS node and leave a message.

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