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[aprssig] Fw: Some obscure APRS client questions

Andrew P. andrewemt at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 14 15:42:39 UTC 2011


Getting back to testing, whether I use back-to-back TNCs or null-modemed serial ports, one end still needs a test simulator that will exercise all the appropriate test cases. Connecting my app to another copy of itself (or any other APRS client app) doesn't prove compliance.

Anybody have such a test driver? Or do we need to write one?

Andrew Pavlin, KA2DDO

------Original Message------
From: Jason KG4WSV
To: aprssig at tapr.org
Sent: Nov 14, 2011 10:05 AM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Fw: Some obscure APRS client questions


On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 8:45 AM, Andrew P. <andrewemt at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Oops. Another reply to poster instead of to list.

Speaking as a sysadmin of an email server, hotmail is the spawn of
satan; however, you say:

> Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

which means your blackberry email client is misconfigured or broken
(it is not honoring the ReplyTo: header).

> Using the "two TNCs" trick is probably the safest way.

Not two TNCs, two serial ports.  Connect 'em to each other with a null
modem cable.  Lie to the application(s) and say you've got KISS TNCs
connected.

> So which brand of stand-alone TNC should I buy next?

OT USB or Tracker2.

-Jason
kg4wsv

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