[amsat-bb] Re: Working ISS and or other digis

Andrew Rich vk4tec at tech-software.net
Sun Jun 19 07:08:47 PDT 2011


Try a different adaptor

I use opensuse on my Mac mini and kenwood ht tnc 

And gps no probs



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Andrew Rich

On 19/06/2011, at 23:57, Dave Taylor <dave.w8aas at verizon.net> wrote:

> It's been a while since I've done any satellite packet work, but I've  
> used various TNCs (PK-96, TAPR TNC-2) and software (ZTerm, MultiMode,  
> maybe MacTNC).  If you aren't seeing the serial port, the problem is  
> probably with the TRENDnet adaptor.  I'm not familiar with it (never  
> heard of it, actually), so can't help with specifics.  Make sure you  
> have up-to-date drivers for it.  I've always used Keyspan USB-serial  
> adaptors; they work well for me in both Mac OS and Windows VM modes.
> 
> -- Dave, W8AAS
> 
> 
> On Jun 19, 2011, at 9:38 AM, Donald Pittman wrote:
> 
>> I know there are many out there that work the ISS and cube sats . The
>> question is do any of you use Apple Mac's to do so. If you do what  
>> are you
>> using ? I have been trying quite unsuccessfully to get a KPC3 that I  
>> got
>> back in 97 to talk to the Mac mini using a TRENDnet TU-S9 usb to  
>> serial
>> cable. Using MacTNC or Zmodem. They just do not see a serial port to  
>> go to.
>> I am thinking of trying an outboard interface like signal link or  
>> one of the
>> others with a built in sound card to use digital modes. I am getting  
>> very
>> frustrated and not sure which way to go next. So if any of you Mac  
>> users
>> could give me a little advice I am open to it.
>> Thanks
>> -73 WB8ZOM Don
>> 
>> 
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