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RE: [BPQ32] Re: RMS Express via BPQ (pi)

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  • John Wiseman
    Mark, You shouldn t define RIGCONTROL on both - I m suprised it works! Use INTERLOCK to connect the ports., as described in my other reply. 73, John _____
    Message 1 of 89 , Jul 6, 2013
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      You shouldn't define RIGCONTROL on both - I'm suprised it works! Use INTERLOCK to connect the ports., as described in my other reply.
      73, John

      From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of n5mdt
      Sent: 06 July 2013 14:28
      To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [BPQ32] Re: RMS Express via BPQ (pi)


      John (and anyone else..)

      I figured this out after reading some more.

      I only had RIGCONTROL defined in the Winmor port. Not in the Pactor port. (I never once thought you could even define it twice without conflicts.) RIGCONTROL must be defined in both (or all ports) I assume.

      Attach the port first. In the RADIO command do not use the port number as you would if you were in a terminal window.

      TIMES 1200-2359
      ATTACH 3
      RADIO 3.5945 USB
      C N5TW

      This worked. Changing it to port 3 worked also. Thanks John. And apologies to Darryl for hijacking the thread.

      The only question remaining (and I can find this out with trial and error, and error, and error...) is do all frequencies have the be defined in both or can just the radio set up info without the scanning command be in one definition? Or, do both RIGCONTROL definition have to be identical?


      --- In BPQ32@yahoogroups.com, "Mark Taylor" <mtaylor@...> wrote:

      > John, that's what I thought it should
      do but it is not. I have tried a
      > couple of different command orders but
      only one seems to actually make the
      > connect, but only if I add a
      scanstop to the connect string. Here are the
      > different connect strings
      that I have used.

    • Mike Nettles
      Hi Dave, glad I could help. 73 Mike kb5wbh From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dave Webb Sent: Monday, July 15, 2013 4:34
      Message 89 of 89 , Jul 15, 2013
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        Hi Dave, glad I could help.


        Mike kb5wbh



        From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dave Webb
        Sent: Monday, July 15, 2013 4:34 PM
        To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: Re: [BPQ32] Re: TNC Reset



        Mike ,
        I found your package in the mail when I got home today and I just installed it.
        Powered up and it worked. I didn't even have to reset the BBS or node.
        Thank you very much

        On 7/6/2013 2:04 PM, Mike Nettles wrote:



        Hi Ron, yes that is it, JKISS. I bought a TNC-MB96 (A Tiny2 with 9600baud) off Ebay a few years ago just because it had a 9600 baud modem. It had a push button switch on the back to switch between DED and Paccomm firmware. I ended up putting JKISS and the Paccomm software on the same eprom and using it that way. The Paccomm firmware had GPS support and I thought I might need that one day.


        Mike kb5wbh



        ----- Original Message -----

        Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2013 10:31 AM

        Subject: Re: [BPQ32] Re: TNC Reset



        Mike / Dave


        I assume you meant 'JKISS' eprom.  I have been using these in MFJ1720C's forever.  No resetting needed.  My 'coin' (lithium) batteries are likely dead, but it doesn't matter.  Just replace the TNC2 eprom with JKISS and never have any reset issues.


        Ron, AE5E


        From: Mike Nettles <Mike_Nettles@...>
        To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2013 10:04 AM
        Subject: Re: [BPQ32] Re: TNC Reset



        Dave, I can burn you a KISS Eprom if you want. I use one in one of my MFJ's and it works fine with BPQ32. Let me know and I'll get it in the mail on Monday.


        Mike kb5wbh

        ----- Original Message -----

        From: Dave Webb

        Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2013 9:34 AM

        Subject: Re: [BPQ32] Re: TNC Reset



        Thanks for all the replies.
        I have found that sometimes when I unplug or turn off the TNC which happens to be an MFJ 1270C, it drops out of kiss mode but retains all the other parms, so it appears the BU Batt is still good.
        I have started by getting an extension cord and hooking the TNC power up to the UPS that I use for the computer. If that doesn't work, I'll start going through each of all your suggestions until I get this fixed.
        I use Hyperterm in XP to bring it into KISS mode using KISS ON then RESTART.
        I have Outpost and use it's tools for working with BPQ over my LAN using my Laptop which has Win8.

        The HTML access it a wonderful tool when I am traveling. It's almost like being at the console. The only thing missing is the ability to restart everything in the event the BBS locks up. This has happened twice to me in the past where the node continued to work and the BBS locked up. I haven't seen it happen since the latest upgrade though, which is good.

        On 7/6/2013 7:38 AM, KU4GW Cliff wrote:


        When my MFJ 1270B TNC 2 drops out of KISS mode like it has a couple times, just the other day when I called my daughter and had her to unhook coaxes on my HF station because of a approaching thunderstorm, she also unplugged the TNC power cord from the wall and when I restarted everything when I got home it was out of KISS mode and wouldn't connect to anything on my RF port 1. KF4LLF Seth showed me this a while back. You can download Outpost Packet Message Manager and go to the start menu in Windows under All Programs and click on Outpost, Ipserial, and then just type KISS ON in the window and hit the enter key and it puts the TNC back in KISS mode. You don't actually see what your typing when you type KISS ON, but after you do and hit enter it displays KISS mode on in the Outpost Ipserial window. Then just close Outpost and restart the BPQ software. Works like a charm!

        Very 73,
        Cliff KU4GW
        Sysop: BRTMTN:KU4GW-7

        --- In BPQ32@yahoogroups.com, Dave Webb <druliefw@...> wrote:
        > My TNC 2 which is on the VHF port, keeps dropping out of KISS mode.
        > Is there any way to reset the TNC without taking down the whole BBS?
        > 73
        > Dave
        > WB2HVF




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