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RE: [tracker2] Man, this rocks

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  • Jason Rausch
    With HyperTerminal, if you have a command .txt file ready to go, you can specify line delays and probaly get around the timing issue. Jason KE4NYV RPC
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 11, 2006
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      With HyperTerminal, if you have a command .txt file
      ready to go, you can specify line delays and probaly
      get around the timing issue.

      Jason KE4NYV
      RPC Electronics
      www.rpc-electronics.com

      --- scott@... wrote:

      > Check out the latest update. This one adds the
      > start of a serial console.
      > Connect at 4800 baud and hit enter a couple of times
      > for the prompt.
      >
      > 'help' gets you a list of commands. No 'set' is
      > required from the console.
      > There's no feedback from the commands yet, and no
      > error messages - you just
      > get the command line echoed back to you. Also, each
      > command requires the
      > flash configuration to be copied to RAM, modified,
      > and written back.
      > Interrupts can't occur during the flash write
      > process, so input gets lost.
      > This could cause problems if you're trying to paste
      > a prepared configuration
      > file into the console - it just won't take it fast
      > enough.
      >
      > One workaround for now is to add lines between the
      > commands, and start them
      > with # to indicate comments. That way, while it's
      > busy it'll only be
      > missing filler. In the future, I might modify it
      > with a 'start' and 'end'
      > command that'd keep the config in memory until it's
      > ready to be written.
      > That'll also save some wear on the flash.
      >
      > Oh, and right now these commands only affect profile
      > 1. I'll figure out
      > shortly how I'm going to deal with that. If you're
      > sending them from APRS
      > messages, you can put the profile number after the
      > set command - e.g., 'SET
      > 2 COMMENT Hello.' Otherwise it applies to the
      > current profile.
      >
      > Scott
      >
      >
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      > From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
      > Of Wes johnston
      > Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 4:10 PM
      > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [tracker2] Man, this rocks
      >
      >
      >
      > I'm now testing kiss mode... wow... still generates
      > IDs and status packets,
      > still digipeats, AND it transmits kiss packets
      > generated by an aprs client
      > program. Awesome. This will give KPC a run for it's
      > money. This is the kind
      > of stuff we've been looking for and they've not
      > thought was worth their
      > while to make.
      >
      > Another request though... mirror all TXed packets to
      > the serial port so we
      > can see what's being transmitted. When my own
      > station generates a status
      > packet, I can't see it until it's digipeated
      >
      > Not really a request... but a nice-ity.
      > Wes
      >
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