packet radio

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I hear a fair amount of packet radio on 2 meters around here. Since the 6700 works so well with digital modes, is their a plug in or "waveform" I can add to copy and transmit VHF or HF packet?
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Peter
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There is no waveform or plugin for packet. You can either try soundcard packet 1k2 on VHF with the packet engine https://www.sv2agw.com/downloads/ or pc/flexnet http://www.afthd.tu-darmstadt.de/~flexnet/flex32.html with Paxon as the PR program or - better use a TNC like the SCS tracker for 1k2/9k6 packet on VHF and robust packet on HF. I use PACTOR with a SCS PTCII-pro with my Flex-6k5 on HF, which has better error correction. It still is quite expensive and I recommend a FM TRX, like the ICOM ID-5100, the Kenwood TM-D710G or the Kenwood TS-2000X for PR with a TNC. You can get used TNC's on eBay or here https://www.eham.net/classifieds/?view=all.
This is a lot of info and if you really want to go into error correcting modes like PR, RPR or PACTOR you'll have to read the available info on the net.
Vy 73, Alex - DH2ID