[aprssig] Perl and TNC X

Andrew Rich vk4tec at tech-software.net
Mon Sep 26 10:23:12 CDT 2016

Thanks for coming back to me Jason

Familiar with cpan etc all good there

Thanks for the heads up on the perl module. 

I will look see what goodies lurk there

I should be able to back to back the two TNCs I have and test them over audio 

Got two pi's and TNCx 

Ok on your LCD I found the same

Yes I assume on Wednesday we can give one Pi a TCP/IP address and the other one as well and use the TNCx boards to ping 

Ax0 is the kiss interface from memory

Need a kiss attach statement

Do you know of a command line ish kiss to Igate software

Set up a simple ISS Igate. 

Can also do it with SDR dongles

I can do perl to Igate that's easy

Will have a go



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> On 27 Sep 2016, at 00:29, Jason KG4WSV <kg4wsv at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 8:56 AM, Andrew Rich <vk4tec at tech-software.net> wrote:
>> Hello
>> I would be interested to hear from people please that have used perl on a raspberry Pi to do kiss frames on the UART
>> I have TNC X boards built now and I would like to try three projects
>> + TCP/IP over TNC X
>> + ISS ground station xastir
>> + perl telemetry TNC X
> You need  Ham::APRS::FAP .  If you're familiar with CPAN, it's there.
> (If not, google CPAN - it's how you get perl libraries).
> I've used Ham::APRS::FAP to generate KISS packets on a beaglebone
> black.  I didn't send them to a TNC-X, but I did send them to a D7 and
> on a serial link to xastir on another computer (bench testing and
> experimentation) using a BBB.  It's KISS, so there should be no
> difference with the TNC-X.
> The raspberry pi 3 is a pretty decent computer.  I'm currently
> experimenting with a 7" touchscreen running xastir and it shows
> promise for a permanent mobile xastir rig.  The capacitive touchscreen
> works well, though xastir's buttons are really designed for a mouse.
> Font settings, etc in xastir need to be adjusted, IMO, to make it
> work. The pi 3 has plenty of processing power but it is still IO
> limited.  I'm experimenting with TIGER 2015 data, and a few (2 or 3)
> counties of edge data displays quite quickly, but several counties
> slow it down considerably.  I haven't done much with online raster
> maps, as that isn't how I intend to use this box.
> For TCP/IP, I would assume ax.25 kernel support is the way to go.  No
> idea if that's implemented on the pi, but it's linux so I assume it's
> there.
> -Jason
> kg4wsv

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