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kb2scs at optonline.net kb2scs at optonline.net
Thu Sep 14 13:02:42 UTC 2006


Hi Curt
            The SCS modem can be considered a TNC. Since it uses the 
same commands as a TNC does. Yes it has more and different commands 
also. But for example to make a connection the command is.
Connect WE7U [enter]

So I would suggest that you go to the SCS web site and down load 
their manuals and you will see that you can make this GUI without 
having a SCS unit.

Of course you would need a unit to test the software prior to its 
release.

On 14 Sep 2006 at 5:51, Curt, WE7U wrote:

> So Airmail is just a GUI front-end to command-line functions?
> Similar to all those old programs that make TNC's easier to use for
> connected-mode operations perhaps?
> 
> If so, it should be awfully easy to make an ncurses or GUI front-
>end
> to the modem for Linux/Unix/MacOSX.  If I had one of these modems I
> could play a little with that.
> 
> --
> Curt, WE7U.   APRS Client Comparisons: 
>http://www.eskimo.com/~archer
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> "Windows:  Microsoft's tax on computer illiterates." -- WE7U
> "The world DOES revolve around me:  I picked the coordinate 
>system!"

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