Kantronics KAM-98 All-Mode Radio Modem/TNC

Kantronics KAM-98 All-Mode Radio Modem/TNC
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Overview
The KAM '98 is an advancement in
the state of the art of digital
communication. Built on the proud
heritage established by the KAM
and KAM Plus, KAM '98 offers more
flexibility to the digital operator.
The original KAM (Kantronics All
Mode TNC) was a revolution in the
art of digital communication.
The KAM '98 takes that concept forward, refining and enhancing your capabilities. It is a single-port
unit that can be used on either HF or VHF frequencies. HF operators can now enjoy 1200 bps
communications on 10 meters, or copy WEFAX feeds without cable swapping. Telemetry and remote
control operations are now possible, through the use of two A/D inputs accessed through an AUX port
and two control line outputs.
KAM-98 Features
The KAM-98 has so many features and functions, it will take even experienced operators time to
explore them all. In addition, Kantronics engineers have designed the KAM '98 for future applications,
by building in a capacity for upgradable firmware. Operating modes and functions include:
GTOR™
PACTOR
AMTOR ARQ, FEC, SELFEC
CCIR 476 & 625
PACKET 300 or 1200 bps
RTTY
NAVTEX / AMTEX
ASCII
WEFAX
EMWIN
HF e-mail
CW
GPS NMEA-0183 compatible
TELEMETRY
REMOTE CONTROL
REMOTE SYSOP ACCESS
HOST Mode
KISS
Explore New Modes: If you haven't tried GTOR™, PACTOR or other HF text modes, the KAM98 can open new worlds of operation enjoyment. Copy NAVTEX bulletins and monitor
communications with ships or aircraft. Download WEFAX weather maps (requires optional
software) for up-to-the-minute information. Receives, decodes and sends Morse Code from your
computer!
GPS Compatible: Connect a GPS to the KAM-98 (NMEA-0183 format required) and beacon your
position to others. Great for mobile and marine operators. The KAM-98 is engineered to work
with APRS© geolocating software and supports advanced UI frame digipeating functions.
HF or VHF Operation: The KAM-98 is flexible in that it can be used on HF or VHF/UHF bands.
The 1200bps packet function can work on bands 10 meters and above. Operators can also
experiment with digital modes other than packet on VHF frequencies.
Large Capacity Internal Mailbox: 100k personal mailbox is standard, expandable with
optional 512k memory chip. Free Signal Detection supports HF e-mail function, a feature popular
with marine operators.
Remote Access AND Remote Control: The KAM-98 can be remotely accessed and controlled
with user-defined password protection. It can also control other devices through the use of its
A/D input/outputs. Using the A/D feature, it can also gather and report telemetry. There are
many possibilities, including remote temperature sensing, battery voltage monitoring, opening
/closing relays to operate other devices, security device monitoring and more! A dedicated DB-9
/closing relays to operate other devices, security device monitoring and more! A dedicated DB-9
port allows for easy connections.
KAM-98 Specifications
Dimensions (H×W×D)
1.2"×6.7"×6.9" (31 mm × 170 mm × 175 mm)
Weight
18 oz. (0.5 kg) (approximate)
Power Requirements
5.5 - 17 VDC, 110 ma (LED's on, unit active)
Power Plug
2.1 mm coaxial, center pin positive
External Connection Ports
Radio Port: DB-9 female
Aux A/D Data (REMOTE port): DB-9 female
Computer/GPS port: DB-25 female
Watchdog Timer
Approx. 2.5 minutes (jumper setting option)
Analog Measurement Inputs
(A/D Converter)
Two inputs; 0 ~ 5 VDC, 8-bit accuracy, Zin= 20 kOhm
External Carrier Detect
Pulldown to ground
Data Rate (radio port)
45-1200 bps
PTT Output
Open drain, +50 VDC max, 200 ma max
Audio Output
Continuously adjustable 1 mv - 5 V p-p
Output Impedance
600 Ohm AC coupled
Modulation
AFSK
Audio Input
Dynamic Range
>75 dB
Input Impedance
10 kOhm or 620 Ohm, user selectable by jumper
Max input voltage
±12 VDC; 35 V p-p sinusoidal
Operating Modes
Packet, PACTOR, GTOR, AMTOR, RTTY,
ASCII, CW, WEFAX, NAVTEX/AMTEX, KISS,
XKISS, HOST, GPS, EMWIN
LED Indicators
Power, Xmit, Rcv, Connected, Status, Mail,
Tuner Centering Bargraph, Speed
Remote Control Access
All controller functions, user-defined password
External Reset
Pulldown to ground
Compliance
FCC Class B; Europe - CE Conformity
Warranty
The KAM-98 is protected by a one-year limited warranty to the
original owner
Specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.
APRS® is a registered trademark of Bob Bruninga, WB4APR.
All registered trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.
Kantronics • 14830 West 117th • Olathe, Kansas 66062
Phone (913) 839-1470 • Fax (913) 839-8231 • sales@kantronics.com
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