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But I never knew what the word or acronym meant. Can someone please touch on what it means now? I've been away from 2-way for 25 years.
BTW, I've read some threads and it seems like you have a pretty civilized group here. Thanks!
Your reply surely brought a big smile to my face, to learn others had been puzzled by this word's origin. I have fond memories of my first job and those I worked with at the big M, so I guess they surface now and then to remind me of questions never answered. Thanks again, all of you, for indulging my nostalgia. Kinda glad I did not find the answer with the search, as it enticed me to register.
I've always been curious about the meaning of TANAPA too. I've also always been to afraid to ask in public for fear of being labeled a dumbat.....
Thanks for the link to the old thread Victor Xray.
Don't know how they came up with the name or acronym, whatever it is, but it started with the original resource planning bills that become Bills of Materials. The chain of part numbers required to complete a part in the planning chain is the resource planning number. For instance, if it's a complete circuit board assembly ready to install, the part numbers will include the circuit board part number and the part numbers of all the components mounted on the finished board. This completed assembly is then given its own "complete assembly" part number that represents the parts and materials and manufacturing costs and the pricing structure. That's the number listed in the parts breakdown for the replacement board. The individual components on the board retain their individual part numbers for those parts that are available individually.
To install this completed board in a radio being built on the assembly line will require various and sundry pieces/parts like attaching hardware, wiring harness(es), standoffs, etc. This bunch of stuff plus the board becomes the "kit" number.
If a radio is built of several parts and kits manufactured in different places and by different vendors or company locations and then assembled in another location, the whole radio gets a "kit" number representing all the completed assemblies and parts that are required to complete a radio in the final assembly location.
All these multiple part numbers, assembly numbers, and kit numbers are the way they track how many of each of the individual parts they need, how many of the assemblies and how many of the kits will be required to supply the assembly lines and spare parts orders.
Sometimes the part may only be available as a kit because its easier and cheaper in many cases to stock only one part number, especially if the additional pieces are of minimal cost and they're buying it that way from a vendor or pre-assembling the kits. Sometimes towards the end of product support, you can tell when stock is getting low by the fact that individual completed circuit board is no longer available under its old part number, and now you get to buy the assembly line kits that weren't available under their resource planning part or kit numbers, but now the kit number previously not available is the "new" part number.
That was a simplified version of the real process, but hopefully it will get the idea across.
to make this even more fun
the pro series mobiles and portables (super tanapa boards that come from penang) can have multiple FCC type ID numbers since each radio has its own ID despite them all having the same guts
Ordering parts a few years ago I saw many of the identical parts that came in two different formats (AAA1234C or 12-45678A) and a bunch of surveillance items that came with up to 3 different item #s marked on the same unit.
When it comes to part#s they're the King, must have many millions assigned.
BIM in consoles 1 and 2 carry the same unit and revision numbers, so one could assume they are interchangeable, and apparently they are.
BIM circuit boards in console 1 and console 2 look identical and have the same part number.
BIM in console 1 has a proprietary Motorola IC on the board and carries service part number A.
BIM in console 2 has a proprietary Toshiba IC on the board and carries service part number B.
When checking parts application reference, the application list is the same, so that sorta confirms they are interchangeable.
Gotta be a sourcing thing, otherwise, who knows.
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