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[aprssig] Trouble Connecting & Configuring KPC 3+ to an Intel DuoiMac

Andrew Rich vk4tec at people.net.au
Sun Dec 16 07:59:28 UTC 2007


loop pins 2 & 3 back with a terminal session running

unless you see your characters come back you will get no where fast


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Andrew Rich VK4TEC
vk4tec at people.net.au <mailto:vk4tec at people.net.au>
http://www.tech-software.net




-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of George Ring
Sent: Sunday, 16 December 2007 1:55 PM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: [aprssig] Trouble Connecting & Configuring KPC 3+ to an Intel
DuoiMac


Hello, All,

I'm new to the list, (and to ham radios, for that matter) so this
question may have been dealt with in the past.  I have been running
WinAPRS on a Dell laptop running XP Pro.  I recently bought a new iMac
with an Intel Duo processor, running Leopard (10.5).  I am having
difficulty connecting my KPC 3+ TNC to the iMac.  I bought a Keyspan
serial-USB adapter and downloaded the latest driver.  The System
Profiler recognizes the adapter on the USB port but there doesn't seem
to be any communication. The green light on the adapter blinks with a
regular frequency (usually meaning that the device is idle).  Tech
Support (Ken) at Kantronics told me that when I power up the TNC that
I should see a stream of data appearing on the Terminal window.  My
terminal window appears blank, though (only the prompt).  I run Mac
APRS Carbon Release, but it also doesn't appear to be sending any
signals to the TNC.

Has anyone successfully connected a KPC 3+ to a Mac with an Intel Duo
processor running Leopard?

Any suggestions are welcome and appreciated.

All the best,

George  KC2RAC

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