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[aprssig] software talking in converse

Dave Baxter dave at emv.co.uk
Tue Nov 1 12:24:06 UTC 2005

I'd tend to agree on this, KISS is (suposedly) a uniform spec across all
(most) makes of TNC, so why use Converse mode for machine to machine
comms, as that changes even within one makers family of TNC on ocasions.

I don't use a PK232, or PK88 by the way, but some info re TF2.7 can be
found at...



Dave G0WBX.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Andre PE1RDW
> Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 11:56 AM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: [aprssig] software talking in converse
> Robert Bruninga schreef:
> >Yes, dont operate in KISS mode.
> >ALL APRS software should work in normal converse mode.
> >
> This is one big bag of bull.... converse mode is a HUMAN 
> interface mode, it is designed to be used by humans and is 
> different from firmware to firmware.
> This is the reason dosaprs never worked with TF2.7, the most 
> used firmware in european tncs.
> If you want your software to talk to a tnc stick to kiss what 
> is in one way or another suported by almost all tncs out 
> there, tncs not suporting kiss are also limited in otherways 
> and not worth their money.
> 73 de Andre PE1RDW

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