12678Re: [tracker2] Re: PC to OT2 Serial Connection
- Jul 2 11:32 PMYour cables are back to front, normally the serial extension is M to F or to
be PC, plug to socket, & null, in this case 3 wire crossover socket to
You will probably need to take port A out of kiss to get a connect.
Not sure how to do that with linux, easy with windoz tho.
You could use OTWINCFG program to change to AUTO,
or AGWPE will take it out of kiss for you too,
or send over air cmd' message to change mode.
73, Murray, ZL1ARL.
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Sent: Sunday, July 03, 2011 6:19 AM
Subject: Re: [tracker2] Re: PC to OT2 Serial Connection
>I have assembled a female-to-female 2-2, 3-3, 5-5 DB9 straight
> thru cable and a male-to-female 2-3, 3-2, 5-5 DB9 null modem
> cable and have connected them between the serial port on my
> laptop to the "serial" port on my Tracker2/OT2M.
> I have gtkterm loaded in Linux.
> I set Configuration - Local Echo to ON.
> When Configuration - Port - Flow Control is set to None or to
> RTS/CTS the only response I receive when power is applied to
> the Tracker2/OT2M is a single character that looks like an
> ancient Greek "P" or something. (Also, none of the LEDs remain
> lighted on the OT2M box.)
> When Configuration - Port - Flow Control is set to Xon/Xoff
> I get an endless screen of junk characters. (The LED labeled
> "ACT" on the OT2M remains lighted.)
> Where should I look for the solution, please?
> Was I supposed to set jumpers in the OT2M or should it talk
> to gtkterm as-shipped?
> Thanks! & 73, KD4E
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