Re: Tracker2 and Xastir in KISS mode - no TX
> > The problem: At startup Xastir RX as expected; but when it goes to TXI've been using the Serial KISS TNC
> > the packet never gets sent by the radio and then the unit no longer
> > functions in RX. The unit seems to effectively "lock up" at that
> > point, requiring a power-cycle to recover.
> What interface do you have configured in Xastir?
>The laptop I'm trying to hook to it doesn't have AX25 configured (yet)
> If you've set up AX.25 kernel networking configured/working then you
> should use "AX25 TNC" in Xastir. This is the more complicated
> setup. In this case the "listen" command when run as root should
> see packets and the "beacon" command should cause a transmit. In
> other words you can test out the receive w/o Xastir. This setup
> allows you to share the TNC across many applications.
- I've got another station running in that manner just as a soundmodem
and it works great. Is it possible to use AX25 and NOT have to use a
"soundmodem" ?? I really like to simplicity of just hooking up the USB
dongle to the serial cable for the TNC and I'm done. I only plan on
using Xastir for the time being. I would be interested in learning
more about this mode. Does the Tracker2 not run in KISS mode then??
> If you only want to connect Xastir to the TNC (won't be sharing theThis is how I've been running it - I've tried it with and without the
> TNC with other apps) and don't have an AX.25 kernel networking port
> configured then use the "Serial KISS TNC" interface instead. In
> this case DO NOT enable the "Init KISS-mode on startup" button as
> that's for a specific TNC used in Europe only.
box checked; and have since learned to leave it unchecked as you've
> I'm using the "Serial KISS TNC" setup currently with a TNC-X atI'm not familiar with the TNC-X.
> home, but have used the "AX25 TNC" configuration before as well.
Thanks for your reply Curt!
- Jeremy, KD0EAV
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> From: tom@...
> Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 01:33:50 +0100
> Subject: Re: [tracker2] ot2m wx lacrosse 2350/2355 and ultimeter 100/2100
> On Wed, 03 Dec 2008 00:51:23 +0100, Scott Miller <scott@...>
> > Both of those Ultimeter models should work, though I've got at least one
> > report of a problem when the humidity sensor isn't attached.
> > How do you have the LaCrosse stations connected?
> I've been trying to help Stephan with his LaCrosse problems.
> As far as I can tell, the LaCrosse violates the RS-232 standard,
> as there is no connection to pin 5 on DB-9, which is GND.
> Instead they use pin 4, DTR and pin 7, RTS when connecting to the PC.
> Those two are both output signals from the PC, and negative when idle.
> This is probably a devious scheme to save a few cents (eurocents) on the
> When you tested the LaCrosse function, did you have the WS connected
> without a Y-cable?
> If the LaCrosse needs a negative voltage to function, it would not work on
> the Y-cable.
> Let's hope they use diodes, otherwise there could be a problem with pin 4
> being +5V/+12V
> and pin 7 being -10V.
> BTW I found an error in the Tracker2 manual. It says pin 7 is CTS, and pin
> 8 is RTS.
> It's the other way around. The schematic is correct.
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