[nos-bbs] KISS TNC?

Brian n1uro at n1uro.ampr.org
Thu Jun 29 09:31:17 EDT 2017

Michael et al;

On Wed, 2017-06-28 at 22:52 -0700, Michael Fox - N6MEF wrote:
> What make/model TNCs are you guys using with JNOS?
I've tested several TNCs with decent success. I've always however tended
to stay clear of Kantronics KPC-3 series as they don't accept other 
chipsets... only their own.

> BUT … the errata sheet that comes with the TNC says that “The options
> for GPS, KISS, XKISS, MODEM, and NET will not be useable, or may have
> limited functionality.”  Not very encouraging.  I’ve asked Kantronics
> for an explanation.  but I figure it’s time to look elsewhere.  Hence
> my question above.

The issue seen with Kantronics is when in KISS mode (even with older
models/firmware) if you use them on a backbone frequency for compressed
mail forwarding, sometimes the characters can send sequences in which
it will command the TNC to come out of KISS mode rendering any bbs/node
dead. It's rare but it does occur about once every year or two. Not an
ideal thing here if it's up on a mountain top and you're experiencing
a blizzard.

I've had luck with the TNC made by Tom Hayward's group, TNC-X/MFJ
1270-X, PacCom and older MFJ 1270b series TNCs. Right now I'm using a
Symek TNC3S (if you can find them you're in great luck!). It's served me
well for almost 2 decades. I wish they were still in production.
Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony
wasn't much, but the reception was excellent.
73 de Brian - N1URO/AFT1BR, 
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