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KNOWN KACHINA 505DSP OWNERS

This page is a list of known Kachina 505DSP Owners. If your entry is incorrect or missing, contact the Webmaster (AB8AA). Thanks to Jerry Harley, WA2TTI, for starting and maintaining this list in the past!

Note that 505DSP serial numbers begin with 91900 and followed by 3 more digits. The control head serial numbers begin with 91800 with 3 more digits. They are not necessarily the same last 3 digits as each other as mentioned below in Dan Kimball's memo.

We consider the official serial number for a 505DSP to be the one on the nameplate affixed to the rear panel of the enclosure. The one which appears when polled via a software control program is stored in the battery backed RAM memory on the PC401 module and can be changed (or garbled too!) at will and of course inserting a different PC401 module will show a different serial number.

If additions/deletions/corrections are needed, please email AB8AA so the list is kept up to date (email address is shown under CONTACT). A big THANKS to all who have taken the time to keep this list current!

To date there are 157 known KACHINA's in use. If you know of someone that has one not on the list let us know.


Serial	Call	F/W	H/W	S/W	ATU	Comments &
91900	Sign	ver.	ver.	ver.		other radio SN's
------	----	----	----	----	---	--------

101	W0JWZ	4.49	C1	4.21	Y	first production unit
106	W6ODG	?	?	?	?	Inoperable, 108, 215, 360, 692
108	W6ODG	?	?	?	?	Inoperable, 106, 215, 360, 692
113	M0TMB	3.14	B2	3.14	?	192
122	MM0BPS	4.11	C2	4.11	?	240
132	ON7WP	3.14	B1	4.11	Y	446
135	G3SEM	3.41	?	3.14	Y	
139	W0ODS	3.42	B1	3.14	Y	546
140	WB3IAL	4.49	C2	4.41	Y
152	KI5WK	3.44	B1	4.41	Y	
153	WA5YKK	4.49	C1	4.41	?	503, 713
172	K8BRW	4.29	C1	4.21	Y
178	N6GEO	3.21	B2	3.45	Y
180	WA2TTI	4.49	C2	4.41	Y	
183	W7KSG	3.21	B2	3.25	Y	
184	WB6MMV	3.21	B1	3.23	Y
189	KJ7NW	4.29	C2	3.25	N
192	M0TMB	4.19	C2	4.21	?	113
193	W6JVE	?	?	?	Y	In Storage   498	
195	AB6TD	4.49	C1	4.21	Y	
205	W8KY	4.41	C2	4.41	Y
215	W6ODG	3.21	B1	3.25	Y	106, 108, 360, 692	
217	PY2PLL	1.29	?	3.25	Y	698	
225	VE4KV	3.29	B2	3.25	?
226	OZ1FJB	2.1	B2	4.41	Y
229	PY5ZBU	3.21	B2	?	Y	362
233	AB0TW	3.21	B2	2.21	?	
234	W4WY	4.49	C2	4.21	Y
236	SM2GCR	4.39	?	2.11	Y	Bad Call
240	MM0BPS	4.11	C2	4.11	?	122
242	K4RN	1.49	A1	2.22	Y
244	RK3BL	3.22	B1	3.25	Y	
263	N5JLW	3.29	B1	3.25	Y	
267	DF5TP	4.19	C3	4.11	Y
269	W7SNR	4.49	?	4.21	?
272	K9APW	3.21	B2	3.25	Y	
273	OE3PKA	3.29	B1	3.26	Y	
280	W5UA	4.49	C1	4.41	Y
283	K5TDC	3.24	B2	3.25	Y	
285	WA4GIF	3.42	?	?	Y
286	VK5HK	3.49	B2	3.44	Y	690, 730	
293	WA6DCM	4.49	C1	4.41	Y
296	WA7YFF	4.29	C1	4.41	?
302	N9BHD	3.40	B1	?	Y
309	W9SPC	3.22	B2	3.22	Y	
313	N6TT	4.49	D2	4.41	Y
319	PA0HWB	3.14	B1	4.11	N
324	K5XM	3.23	B1	3.25	Y
327	LU8AJ	4.49	?	4.41	Y	663
331	N0JR	3.21	B1	3.25	?
333	PA0EEU	3.11	B1	3.45
335	HB9JCB	3.11	B1	3.15	Y
340	AB7AA	4.49	C1	4.41	Y
344	N7PHB	3.44	B1	3.43	Y
354	AH6S	4.49	B1	4.41	Y
355	W3FRG	4.49	?	4.41	?
360	W6ODG	4.49	C1	4.41	Y	106, 108, 215, 692
361	W5PK	4.49	C2	4.41	?
362	PY5ZBU	3.21	?	3.21	Y
366	ZS5KJ	3.11	B1	3.11	Y
369	DL7FAI	3.11	B1	3.51	Y
370	KE0ME	3.24	B1	4.41	Y	
371	KB6AH	4.41	?	4.21	?
372	W3KO	4.49	?	4.21	?
378	HB9EWY	3.32	B1	3.25	Y
380	VE3ERQ	3.32	B1	3.32	Y
384	VE3MG	3.29	B2	3.25	Y
388	NW4F	4.49	C2	4.41	Y
391	K2NCC	4.29	C2	4.21	Y
395	W9YT	4.49	C1	4.41	Y
399	W8CYG	3.44	C1	4.41	Y

Serial	Call	F/W	H/W	S/W	ATU	Comments
91900	Sign	ver.	ver.	ver.
------	----	----	----	----	---	--------
401	WA1WXL	4.49	C2	4.21	Y	329
403	K1ND	4.41	C2	4.41	Y
405	KC5EVZ	?	?	?	?
406	KB4IJ	4.41	C3	4.41	?
414	ZL1IE	4.49	C1	4.21	?
423	ON6IS	4.49	C1	4.41	Y
430	CT1AXG	3.11	B2	3.14	Y
436	DL8KP	4.49	C3	4.21	?
440	W5JI	4.49	?	4.21	N
446	ON7WP	3.14	B1	4.11	N	132
447	W9ICZ	4.29	C2	4.21	?
448	PA0JPM	3.14	B1	4.11	N
450	AH6S	4.49	C2	4.21	Y
451	N7DZ	3.29	B1	3.25	?
463	VE3HPL	4.49	C1	Kcat	Y
469	N7PHB	4.49	C1	4.21	Y
486	K8UOU	4.29	C1	4.21	Y
494	VE3BNB	3.40	B2	3.45	Y
496	N7PHB	3.29	B2	3.25	Y
497	WA0DYJ	4.49	C1	4.41	?
498	W6JVE	4.49	D2	Kcat	Y	193
503	WA5YKK	4.49	C1	4.41	?	153, 505, 713
504	KX4P	3.29	?	3.24	Y
516	CT4UE	3.40	B1	3.44	Y
518	W1UEA	4.49	C2	4.21	Y
519	W1HKJ	4.49	C2	4.21	Y
529	WA1WXL	3.25		4.41	Y	401
531	W4VV	4.49	C2	4.21	?
533	WB8SOC	4.41	C2	4.41	Y
539	VE3LAW	4.49	C1	4.41	Y
546	W0ODS	3.21	B1	3.14	Y	139
552	AE5K	4.49	?	kcat	Y	695
553	N6MV	3.21	B1	3.25	Y
556	W3FRG	4.49	C1	4.41	Y	355
557	AA4ZZ	4.49	C1	4.21	Y	701
560	WA6BTH	4.49	C2	4.41	Y
570	K0DEZ	3.4	B1	3.45	Y
572	K5LKS	3.25	B1	3.25	?
576	WA6FDI	4.29	C2	4.21	Y
581	W9TAD	4.49	C2	4.41	Y
583	RV3APM	4.29	C1	4.21	Y
585	K8WHB	4.1	C2	4.1	Y
587	W6JC	3.21	B1	3.25	Y
594	KF2X	4.29	C3	4.21	?
596	AA3PS	4.29	C2	4.21	Y

Serial	Call	F/W	H/W	S/W	ATU	Comments
91900	Sign	ver.	ver.	ver.
------	----	----	----	----	---	--------
603	DU1EIB	4.49	B?	4.41	?
607	WA8ULG	4.49	C2	3.25	Y	625, 627
612	N9GUE	4.49	C1	4.41	Y
614	N4FS	4.49	C2	4.21	Y
622	N4WC	4.49	C2	4.21	y	
625	WA8ULG	4.29	C2	3.25	Y	607, 627	
627	WA8ULG	4.29	C4	3.24	Y	607, 625
633	K4CFW	4.49	C1	4.21	?
642	K8WHB	4.49	C2	4.41	Y
643	N3MCE	4.21	?	4.21	y
648	KA9CAR	4.29	C2	4.21	?
649	KF5JHL	4.29	C1	3.25	?	
651	W4DK	4.49	C3	4.21	Y
653	K7LRB	4.49	D2	4.41	y
658	K0UAS	4.49	D2	4.21	Y	
662	K6HS	4.29	C2	3.25	Y	
663	LU8AJ	3.49	B2	3.44	?	327		
665	WA2JTW	4.29	C2	4.21	Y
667	EA2CAR	4.11	C1	4.41	Y	
675	HB9LGA	4.19	C2	4.11	?
684	WA8ULG	4.49	C2	3.24	Y
686	N5DHB	4.49	C1	4.21	Y	505TVR VHF Transverter	
689	KD8PQK	4.21	C2	4.21	Y
690	VK5HK	4.49	C2	4.31	Y	286, 730	
691	WA6NUT	4.49	D2	4.41	Y
692	W6ODG	4.49	C2	4.41	Y	215, 360	
695	AE5K	4.21	C2	kcat	Y	552
696	WA2DGI	4.21	C2	4.21	Y	
698	PY2PLL	4.21	?	4.21	?	217	
701	AA4ZZ	4.21	C2	4.21	?	557	
703	WD4NGG	4.49	C2	3.25	Y	
713	WA5YKK	4.49	C1	3.4	?	153, 503	
714	N2ZM	4.21	C2	4.21	Y
715	VE6MRT	4.29	C2	4.41	Y	 
719	EA2SN	4.49	C2	4.21	Y	
730	VK5HK	4.49	C2	4.41	?
	

Serial Number Information

Some information regarding serial numbers (originally in an email from Dan Kimball, repair tech at Kachina, slightly edited):

When the unit was assembled, the serial numbers were entered via the proprietary calibration software and should match the serial number on the rear of the chassis by the antenna ports. The serial number on the control heads are just for tracking of the control head and don't have to match the unit number. Some do some don't. The Radio serial numbers won't change with a change of firmware or software. They will however change if the calibration data becomes corrupt, usually to a random arrangement of integers. At one time PC401 boards were inadvertantly swapped after a serial number was entered during production. Also several boards were sent thru mail as replacements without a serial number change. Considering the way some of the dealers and Hams swap equipment and boards from unit to unit it is surprising to me to find a unit with a corresponding serial number, but believe it or not, most match. Non matching serial numbers usually will not effect the function of the radio, non matching firmware and software versions will cause problems of variable severity, however, depending on the type of mismatch. Another concern with board swaps are the HARDWARE versions. Some are not totally compatible!!!