[aprssig] KPC3+ in CMD mode or KISS using XASTIR
archer at eskimo.com
Fri Apr 29 10:01:23 CDT 2005
On Fri, 29 Apr 2005, Robert Bruninga wrote:
> >>> Patrick Green <pagreen at gmail.com> 4/29/2005 12:01:03 AM
> > I want to set up ...my dad... as a fill in digi... I'm
> > worried about...staying on the air.
> This has always been an issue. That is why I like real
> TNC's at sites like this. But you cannot have both the
> TNC and the software doingidentification. Most software
> does not have the ability to NOT beacon its position.
> So therefor beacons in the TNC are all turned off.
> But maybe it is good for software to consider being
> able to completely turn off the software beacon, and
> letting the TNC beacon run always so that if the software
> or PC dies, the TNC still operates as a digi and still
> identifies itself...
You could do this with a serial TNC in command mode plus Xastir.
Xastir lets you turn off all transmissions, posits only, or
You could certainly have the TNC quickly recover when power comes up
to do your digipeating, or you could put the TNC/radio on
battery/UPS power so that they runs with/without the computer when
the AC lines fail.
Curt, WE7U. APRS Client Comparisons: http://www.eskimo.com/~archer
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