Re: Help with TNC9k6 setup


Mark Griffith
 

Don,

Sorry, I don't support the OS and any problems you may have with it.  Again, you don't need a keyboard and mouse connected to the PiGate to use it.  I probably didn't include it on the OS build because it's unnecessary.

Mark
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On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 8:28:52 AM CDT, Don Munson <w4gfq@...> wrote:


Sorry for the barrage 😊  I am apparently having issues setting up Bluetooth to get a BT Mouse and Keyboard on the Pi.  I did this on an image of Build a Pi but when I run the same comment here (sudo bluetoothctl) the terminal window does not respond.

 

Don, W4GFQ

 

From: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io <RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Don Munson
Sent: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 8:56 AM
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] Help with TNC9k6 setup

 

Oh and one other thing, when I click the items on the top bar (Web Browser, File Manager, Terminal) I get a prompt to run them in terminal or open as it is identifying them as an executable script.  I’m assuming that is normal for your image? I’ve never seen that behavior in Linux before.

 

Don, W4GFQ

 

From: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io <RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Griffith via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:26 AM
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] Help with TNC9k6 setup

 

Don,

 

I would not mess with the settings in any of the files on the PiGate image.  They are all there specifically to work with the TNC-Pi2 or TNC-Pi9k6 and if you make changes, it may not work.  I also wouldn't mess with any of the OS parameters, like turning the serial ports on or off.  Everything is setup correctly and it's really a plug and play image.  All you need to do is the initial setup outlined in detail in the docs.

 

If you have made changes, and you don't remember how to put them back exactly as before, just copy a new image to the SD card.

 

Mark

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On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 11:08:56 PM CDT, Don Munson <w4gfq@...> wrote:

 

 

That makes sense.  I just tip toed my way in a clean flash of PIGATE and could not get the parameters (again) even though I had shell through serial off.  I traced the error (I LOVE GOOGLE!) to the AX25 director and AXPorts.  Turned off the TNC line rebooted and got parameters – so it is still there LOL.  BUT I did find the TNC line and went – hmm bet that would help!

 

So now I’m off to read up on the AXPorts file and how to set that up.

 

Slowly but surely I’m going to win this skirmish.

 

Thanks for the response and being there as needed.

 

Don, W4GFQ

From: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io <RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Griffith via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 10:28 PM
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] Help with TNC9k6 setup

 

Don,

 

The TNC-Pi9k6 appears on the serial port as a KISS TNC modem.  Only software that "speaks" the KISS protocol can us it.  That would be one of the packet software suites, like Pat, linbpq, PiGate, APRS, etc.

 

Use one of those programs to unlock the "secrets" of the TNC.

 

Mark

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On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 9:08:43 PM CDT, Don Munson <w4gfq@...> wrote:

 

 

Mat

 

I purchased the pre-built board off Etsey that is intended to be a “hat” to the Pi.  It is on the GPIO pins and lights up properly when the PI boots.  I can get the parameters from the board so I know it is connected and communicating at least at that level.  But my question becomes – now what?

 

I can’t find any references to how it gets configured, what software to use, how to use it, etc.  I have put the KM4ACK Build a Pi on a card and have pieces of it working, but frankly I don’t know (or can’t find?) enough information on how to connect APRS (for example) to the TNC board.  I tried to list serial ports on the board and get nothing back (as in there are no serial ports?) But I have serial ports enabled.

 

At this point I’m looking for how I could connect YAAC (for example) from the PI and set up a serial connection to the TNC in an attempt to get an APRS signal to a radio and audio back.

 

Also from your comment the Teensy board is loaded, how to I look at those directories to see that software from the RPI interface? I’m assuming the TNC talks to the Pi to permit viewing those directories somehow?

 

As you can see I’m relatively lost.

 

Don, W4GFQ

 

From: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io <RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mat Murdock
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 8:15 PM
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] Help with TNC9k6 setup

 

Depending on which board you purchase the appropriate firmware is pre loaded.  For instance if you get a TNC configured with the Raspberry PI headers then it has firmware loaded to interact with the PI using the GPIO pins set aside for serial communications (19200 baud btw).  If you get the "stand alone" TNC then the firmware loaded is for that specific configuration.

I have tested our TNC's with Mark's PiGate image and I don't recall having to change any settings.

One other item.  You can find pre-compiled binary's for the TNC9k6 on our site: http://www.wvcarc.com/p/tnc-96k-resources.html

Mat

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