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Author Topic: What Windows & Linux Packet Software works with the MFJ 1270-X KISS TNC  (Read 1800 times)
KM6WIZ
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« on: October 10, 2018, 01:39:03 AM »

Thank you for any help.  Smiley
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W4KYR
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2018, 10:45:49 AM »

You need a host program for KISS TNC's. Give Winlink 2000 a try
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KB3VWG
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2018, 01:58:52 PM »

I use Xastir on Linux.

https://xastir.org
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KK4GGL
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2018, 03:09:00 PM »

I also use Xastir, with a SignaLink.
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 12:45:42 PM »

Most APRS software will work when running the TNC in KISS mode.
It is the PC that controlls the TNC.
I have run the same TNC with UIview and Xastir.
Also used the TNC for Winlink packet on VHF.
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WB5UAA
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2018, 05:07:48 PM »

Any software that supports "kiss" mode should work with a "kiss" mode TNC.  "Kiss" mode is just where the APRS packet processing happens.  In "kiss" mode, the APRS packets are processed by the computer, not the TNC.  The TNC just acts as a "dumb" modem and the important thing to remember about "kiss" mode is the baud rate between the computer and the TNC is the baud rate that goes out over the air.
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KB0WLF
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2018, 11:19:06 AM »

Any software that supports "kiss" mode should work with a "kiss" mode TNC.  "Kiss" mode is just where the APRS packet processing happens.  In "kiss" mode, the APRS packets are processed by the computer, not the TNC.  The TNC just acts as a "dumb" modem and the important thing to remember about "kiss" mode is the baud rate between the computer and the TNC is the baud rate that goes out over the air.

this is incorrect.

the op asked about the tnc-x
this tnc is capable of 1200bps mod/demod (radio) only

it is, however, capable of communicating with the terminal @ 9600bps (as well as the rest of the common speed).

depending on the options, the tnc may only have the rs232 port or may have the usb option installed.

while setting up a 'soundmodem' certainly opens up other transmission rates, the tnc-x will always operate 1200bps packet regardless of the speed it communicates with the terminal (computer)

as to the OP:

there are a few terminal programs that will work with a kiss only tnc.
if you are wanting to operate connected mode packet rather than just aprs or other unconnected modes, you might consider a full tnc rather than a kiss only.

your terminal options across platforms will open up significantly.

good luck!
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WB5UAA
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2018, 04:35:27 AM »

My apologies.  You are correct.  Terminal baud rate and mod/demod baud rate can be different with a KISS TNC.  I was confusing this with some other serial devices I've worked with in the past.  I'll try to double check the accuracy of my future posts before hitting the post button.  Carry on.
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