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Re: [tracker2] Tracker2 KISS and XASTIR

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  • Scott Miller
    I ll add an item to my to-do list to get a control-C exit for KISS mode like it does for Garmin mode. It needs a guard time to avoid false triggers, though.
    Message 1 of 16 , Jan 2, 2008
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      I'll add an item to my to-do list to get a control-C exit for KISS mode
      like it does for Garmin mode. It needs a guard time to avoid false
      triggers, though.

      Scott

      James A Vincent wrote:
      >
      >
      > Just an update - I have managed to get the T2 working with XASTIR under
      > KISS in Linux/Kubuntu 7.10.
      >
      > This is how I did it.
      >
      > 1,Connect to the T2 using Minicom and issue the command AMODE KISS. This
      > puts the T2 into KISS mode.
      >
      > 2. Run XASTIR (in the Interface Control Configure KISS TNC properties
      > menu DO NOT select the "Init KISS-mode on startup" option. I left all of
      > the KISS parameters as default. The port speed was set to 4800 bps and
      > the TNC port set to /dev/ttyUSB0 as I'm using a USB to serial converter).
      >
      > 3.After exiting XASTIR to get the T2 out of KISS run the XASTIR script
      > kiss-off-
      >
      > #perl /home/james/xastir/xastir-1.9.2/scripts/kiss-off.pl > /dev/ttyUSB0
      >
      > This is the only way I have found that successfully exits KISS !
      >
      > I've tried
      >
      > echo -e "\300\377\300" > /dev/ttyUSB0 as suggested on the list but this
      > fails.
      >
      > The perl script contains the line -
      >
      > sleep 1;
      > printf("%c%c%c", 192, 255, 192);
      > sleep 1;
      >
      > Not being a software engineer Id be interested to know why the perl
      > script works and the echo command doesn't !
      >
      > The T2 does run its own configuration and KISS concurrently.
      >
      > I only run the T2 and XASTIR for a few minutes. I run it for a bit
      > longer and see what happens.
      >
      > Hope this helps prospective XASTIR/T2 users !
      >
      > Happy New Year !
      >
      > James G1PVZ
      >
      >
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