[aprssig] TNC Sleeping

kb2scs at optonline.net kb2scs at optonline.net
Sun Jan 1 19:57:29 EST 2006

HI Fred
             Here is a simple Basic program to take you TNC out of 
Kiss mode. I call it KissOff

A long time ago I had sent this program to the sig as I am doing now 
and someone compiled it into an exe and up loaded it to their web 
site. Do not remember the URL 

The following Basic program is MIcrosoft Quick Basic 4.5

REM KISSOFF.BAS Simple program to take tnc-2 tnc out of KISS MODE
INPUT "Enter Com port # here"; scom
INPUT "Enter Com baud rate here"; sbaud
OPEN "COM" + scom + ":" + sbaud + ",N,8,1,RB32000,TB32000" FOR RANDOM 
AS #1 LEN = 200
PRINT #1, CHR$(192); CHR$(255); CHR$(192)
PRINT "TNC should be in command mode now."

Note due to e-mail some lines may end up as two lines and will have 
to be made one line again in order for the program to work.

If there is a demand I could make this into a Vb program which I 
would then release the source as above.

> Fred Atkinson, WB4AEJ schreef:
> >    Well, I removed the lithium battery and the power cord.  Then 
I left it
> >powered down for well over thirty seconds.  When I put everything 
back and
> >powered it up, everything came back to normal.
> >
> >    What is a 'three byte incantation'?
> >
> >    73,
> >
> >
> >
> >Fred, WB4AEJ
> >
> >
> >
> A tnc running in KISS mode under tapr like firmware will stay in 
> mode even when turned off and on, the hardware way of getting out 
of it
> you have already discovered, the software way is to send the kiss 
> command, this is the three byte incantation, from memory this is 
> 0xFF 0xC0.
> 73 de Andre PE1RDW
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Let us hope we never witness the "Silence Of The Hams"
73 DE John  KB2SCS
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