Re: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Re: PI TNC Availability
- John,Count me in for a kit.Randy. K7AGEOn Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 2:32 AM, John Wiseman <john.wiseman@...> wrote:Sorry, I should have included the cost. It has not yet been finalized, but is expected to be similar to, and maybe sightly less that the TNC-X, which is $50 for the kint, and another $35 for a built and tested boardThanks for the suggestions of other groups to post to. I had originally seen the TNC as primarily of interest for those who already have a PI, but it could well encourage more people to look at the PI.73, John
From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Max
Sent: 04 January 2013 03:39
Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Re: PI TNC Availability
You left out a key piece of information, what is the expected cost.
If the price is right I'll take at least one.
For a much larger audience I would suggest posting a message on the APRS Yahoo group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/APRS/
the TNC-X Yahoo group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tnc-x/
and the APRS SIG http://www.tapr.org/pipermail/aprssig/
You can join the APRS SIG here
Most of the APRS developers are on the APRS SIG.
--- In Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com, "John Wiseman" wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I've been working on a TNC for the PI. It is based on the TNC-X, shrunk to
> the same size as the PI, and with the RS232 interface replaced by a 26 way
> stackable header. The TNC communicates with the PI via the i2c bus, which
> allows more than one to be connected to the PI, or via the PI's async port.
> It can be used with any PI packet software that supports a KISS TNC. For
> i2c, I've written a driver the converts from the i2c protocol to standard
> KISS over a virtual serial (pty) port.
> John Hansen W2FS, who produces the TNC-X, has agreed to supply the PI
> version..It will be available both as a kit and assembled and tested. It
> will take a few weeks to get boards made, but it would be helpful to know
> roughly how many people are interesting in purchasing it. If you are
> interested, please email me, off-list if you prefer.
> For those new to the group who haven't seen them, there are photos at
> 73, John G8BPQ
- Hi folks.The pi port of BPQ32 is about ready for testing. There are sure to be problems with it still, but if anyone is willing to try it please let me know. At least to start, I suggest testers should be familiar with BPQ32, and have a basic knowledge of linux commands - this isn't really something for those new to either BPQ or linux to play with at this stage.The basic features are:Has been tested on Raspberry PI and Ubuntu running on a PC.BPQ32 compatible Node, includng the APRS Digi/Igate featureUses standard bpq32.cfgDrivers for KISS, AXIP, BPQEther, Telnet, SCS Tracker, SCSPTC. I2C Driver for PITNC on the PI. Others to follow.Includes the BBS part of BPQMailChat (not chat).BBS Configuration and BBS/Node monitoring via a Web interface.The instructions for installing BPQ on linux can be downloaded from https://dl.dropbox.com/u/31910649/InstallingLINBPQ.htm73,John G8BPQ