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Kam-xl kantronics all mode tnc

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Kam-xl kantronics all mode tnc

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The Kantronics original KAM (Kantronics All Mode) was a global revolution in digital communication. In Kantronics tradition, the KAM Plus evolved through customer suggestions and years of operating experience, making the Kantronics KAM Plus the most popular TNC on the global market. The KAM XL, Kantronics third generation multi-modem TNC is a state-of-the-art design giving the customer operations on both HF and UHF/VHF, while supporting DSP modems and popular new modes of operation.

Kantronics KAM-XL was designed to operate in many different applications as the digital world continues to change. Engineered for years of dependable performance, the KAM-XL also includes room for new modes and upgrades well into the future. Kantronics, the pioneer in digital communications, now offers you 30 years engineering experience in the Kantronics KAM-XL.

KAM-XL Features

Operating modes and functions include:

Packet (300, 1200 or 9600 bps)










Dual Port Mailbox


GPS NMEA-0183 compatible




Kantronics HOST Mode


Location Tracking/Announcement: With a GPS connected to the KAM-XL, you can automatically announce your position to others via HF, UHF, or VHF. Kantronics KAM-XL is engineered to work with APRS® software and supports advanced UI frame digipeating functions

HF and/or VHF/UHF Operations: With dual radio ports, the flexible Kantronics KAM-XL can be used on HF, UHF and VHF bands. The popular Kantronics KAM "gateway" feature between ports 1 and 2 allows for a local packet to be received on VHF or UHF bands, then transmitted over an HF band.

Large capacity Internal Mailbox: 480K personal mailbox is standard. The KAM-XL mailbox can respond to HF on TOR modes, as well as packet modes.

Versatile Operations: The Kantronics KAM-XL may be used at your base, in the field, or as a mobile. Designed for flexibility, the KAM-XL will function with mobile, base, or hand-held radios.

Detailed Manual: The KAM-XL manual is included on CD-ROM, and is available here in PDF form (1111k).

Made in the USA -- Limited one year warranty to original purchaser

KAM-XL Specifications

Dimensions (H×W×D) 1.4"×8.5"×4.6" (36 mm × 216 mm × 117 mm)

System Control Processor HC12 with 512K Flash and 512K Battery-Backed RAM

DSP Chip ADSP 2185M processor

Power Requirements DC 10 V - 18 V, 150 ma

Power Plug 2.1 mm coaxial, center pin positive

External Connection Ports Radio Ports 1 & 2: DB-9 female

Computer Port: DB-9 female

Aux. Port: DB-9 male

Telemetry Port: DB-15 female

PTT Watchdog Timer Approx. 2.5 minutes

External Carrier Detect Pulldown to ground

Data Rate, Port 1 45-1200 bps

Data Rate, Port 2 300-9600 bps

PTT Output Open drain, max +50 V dc

FSK Output Open drain, max +50 V dc

Audio Output Continuously adjustable 10 mv - 2 V p-p

Output Impedance 600 Ohm, AC coupled

HF Modulation Up to 1200 bps AFSK

VHF/UHF Modulation 1200 bps FSK (Bell 202 ~ 1200/2200 Hz standard)

9600 bps GMSK

Audio Input

Dynamic Range HF: >75 dB

VHF/UHF: >73 dB

Input Impedance 10 kOhm or 620 Ohm

Max input voltage ±12 V dc; 35 v p-p sinusoidal

Operating Modes Packet, PACTOR, GTOR, AMTOR, RTTY,



Other Features HF and VHF PBBS access, KA-Node, Packet Gateway and Cross Connect

LED Indicators Power, Mail, Port 1 (Xmit, Rcv, Lock/Con,

Val/Sta Speed, Tuner Bargraph), Port 2 (Xmit, Rec, Con/Sta)

Remote Control Access All controller functions, user-defined password

External Reset Pulldown to ground

Warranty KAM-XL is protected by a one-year limited warranty to the original owner

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