Sat, 25 Oct 1997 10:35:43 -0500 (CDT)
> What is the secret to making NA talk to an AEA PK-232?
> I have set config, and serial port. What speed does the 232 like?
> Got everything else gg but this has me stumped.
> Craig, NX1G
If all else fails, RTFM.
Many AEA TNC's use "autobaud detection" to set their baud rate.
This requires the user to repetitively send a particular character to
get the TNC to sync up. This is not possible using NA (or CT, for that
matter) because character transmit routine transmits one line at a time,
not one character at a time. (This is necessary for the networking). I
have been told of CT users who had to run AEA's terminal program to
get the TNC going, then switch over to CT. In NA, we added a feature
called PKINIT which allowed sending the synchonization characters.
See page 60 of the current manual.
Dave Pruett, K8CC DATOM Engineering
2727 Harris Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48198 DATOM@contesting.com
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