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[aprssig] Linking digipeaters

Keith VE7GDH ve7gdh at rac.ca
Tue Mar 8 17:47:06 UTC 2011


Cap KE6AFE wrote...

> Once, I was told by San Francisco IGate sysop AF6BU that restarting _either_
> the Kantronics TNC or the UI-View32 software resolved the gating delays
> problem, for a while again.  That particular IGate station is now gone from
> service.

It is the KPC3+ that introduces delays. The myth for ages was that it was UI-View.
I proved it myself that it was the TNC. The same symptom was exhibited by
XASTIR, but again, it is a TNC problem. Restarting UI-View would take the
TNC out of KISS mode. The same can be done by setting it to "com port none"
and saving the settings and then selecting the correct com port again. as others
indicated today, simply power cycling the TNC will do the job too.

> Alan N6VUD has been helping by attempting to gain more actual evidence,
> particularly about exactly which TNC firmware versions may be involved (and
> which are innocent).  There's a online Poll still open, particularly of
> effected IGate sysops (for ca_aprs yahoo group subscribers) at  
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ca_aprs/polls .

I used to think that it was only ver 9.1 but last year, someone offered evidence
that earlier versions did it too.

73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
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"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"



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