[aprssig] Interesting setup ... but will it work?

Iain Young, G7III g7iii at g7iii.net
Fri Nov 28 17:51:18 EST 2008

If you can get the cards to talk KISS, then under Linux, then you should
be able to attach them to an AX.25 network device using kissattach (and
if dual ported, in combination with mkiss)

Once that's done, any of the Linux digi software should work. Any of the
digi software that wants a KISS device, should "jus work" with a device
of /dev/ttySn where n is the serial port "number" from 0

Of course, all this assumes Linux sees them as serial ports...


Arte Booten wrote:
> Hi all,
>      I have the following two interesting pieces of hardware, which I bought
> specifically to set up a computer dedicated to APRS.  The first is an A.E.A.
> PCB-88 TNC (the equivalent of a PK-88, with a twist).  The other is from HAL
> Communications, a P-38 HF modem (precursor to their DXP-38).
>      The twist with both of them is that they're each full-length ISA cards,
> taking their own com ports and IRQ's. 
>      My intent is to have an HF>VHF gateway which will not transmit at all -
> I am, after all, a Technician, not General - , have the VHF port retransmit
> HF packets addressed via GATE, as well as being a WIDE1-1 "fill-in" digi.
>      I also want it to be able to connect to a TCP-IP server to pass what I
> hear there.
>      Is this feasible for someone that does not know how to write his own
> programming code?  I am flexible in setting up this machine with Linux, DOS
> or Windows 2000 or earlier.
>      Or am I just suffering from wishful thinking  8-{)>  73
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