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OTUSB Send command not sending any text



I am using an OTUSB tracker and sending a message from the console to a computer running AGW Tracker. The TNC the AGW Tracker is networked to is a Linux computer running DIREWOLF Soundcard TNC software package 1.1.

OTUSB is KD4LPU-11, and AGW Tracker is KD4LPU-5.

I can send messages from AGW and the OTUSB responds with and ACK so I know they are both encoding and decoding APRS packets. If I send the command to activate GPIO 1 I can see the port respond to the command.

However if I ask the OTUSB for it's version, or info all I see is an ACK to the command and then a message which is empty.

If I send a message from the console e.g. SEND KD4LPU-5 HELLO WORLD! All I see is a packet from the OTUSB which contains no data sent to KD4LPU-5 via the default path.
Anyone have any ideas to what's going on?
Thanks,
Ron




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Flashing red



I think my Tracker2 is trying to tell me something, but I'm not sure what. I couldn't find this behavior described in the manual. The red ACT LED flashes every second or so while the other LEDs stay unlit. What does this mean?



Tom KD7LXL 


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Problem with T3-Mini




Apologize for re-post as initially I put on the OpenTracker list.


I have a problem with two T3-Mini that I installed on a Alinco DR-135 radio thru the back DB9 port. The USB port is plugged to a TP-Link router to act as gateway.

The first T3-Mini was operating since February for 2 months and in April it stopped beaconing and digipeating, also the USB lamp on the TP-Link router turned off.
After I removed from the radio and the router a nd plugged to the laptop that I use to configure this board, the board was undetected.
So I thought the board is dead, so I replaced with another T3-Mini

Last week, I noticed that there is no APRS traffic passed to the Internet, so I check the router and found that the USB light was off. I unplug and replug the USB cable to bring the port up but still the USB port down.
This time, the board still beaconing and digipeating (so it is alive), but the USB port is down, even when plugged to the above mentioned laptop.

So, I think I have 2 T3-Mini that went dead in a very short period (as compared to the T2-based digi/igate that still running well after 5 years), can anyone points the possible cause that kills the board?
We scratch out lightning strike as the radio, and other radios in the shack, other computers and also the DSL modem are still working fine.
The power supply for the radio, and also for the TP-Link router, is plugged to the same power strip (to minimize ground loop).

let me know what to check to prevent further problem.

Scott, any troubleshooting steps that I can try on the dead T3-Mini ?


thanks, Yono - YD0NXX
 
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Secrets to the T3 Micro



Hello all,

I bought a T3 Micro, but am having problems getting it to work. It is beta, so I expect some troubles. The Wiki isn't much help so I'm turning here. 

Wondering if anyone has lessons learned to share about getting the T3 Micro up and running. I got it to finally trigger the PTT on my Wouxun radio by turning off the need to have a GPS fix first. But this raises the question, what does it take to get these little devices to get a GPS signal? 

Here in the PNW, some folks are using the T3 Micro in project boxes with magmounts so they sit entirely outside the vehicle (and hold the radio, li-on power supply for the T3 Micro, with an external antenna).

Anyone have advice and/or config files to share about best practices getting the T3 Micro to run well?

Thanks!
Chris
KA0ZRW


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Radios for Digi or mobile tracker

What radios can you purchase these days to use as a digi or mobile tracker Using either an OT-USB or T3? As best
I can find only the Alinco DR-135TMKIII seems suitable and readily available. I used to buy Yaesu FT-1500M
and Yaesu FT-2600 radios but I don’t think either are in production anymore. All of the replacements
have eliminated the packet interface. The FT-1500s I purchase all were short lived as digis. Not really
looking for radios that have APRS capability built in like the FTM-400 or TM-D710.

Bruce, KQ4TV

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Command Ack setting???



Is there a setting that I am missing in the configuration software or on the terminal screens which tell the USB-OT to acknowledge commands. A couple of weeks ago while testing the config the board stopped sending acknowledge responses to commands. Up to that time if I would send a command to turn on the GPIO 1 pin I'd see the pin go high and the OT would confirm with an ACK. I want an ACK so that my APRSIS software stops sending the command over and over. I had fixed it one time by reloading the firmware and the known good configuration, however this time when it happened and I did the same thing, I still don't get an ACK packet. I know the OT is receiving and acting on the commands because connected to the serial port I see the commands arrive over the air.

Hoping there 9;s an easy fix I am missing here.

Thanks,
Ron
KD4LPU




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GPS Connection




Would someone confirm the wiring for a Garmin GPS to the T3-301.  It appears that the connection is Pin 3 out from the Garmin to input Pin 8 Port A on the T3-301 on the 9  pin serial.  Is this correct?

Thanks  VY1XY




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OT2 as Digipeater



hi folks

this question must have been ask many times,,

can i run my OT2 as Digi ?


my KPC3 is dead,,,,,,,,

so i must rely on my little Black Box.


if you have a working files,,i will take it,change call letter and position and GO,i am in business.



thanks for your help

73

gervais ve2ckn




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Telemetry

Hello everyone

I'm wondering how to send telemetry only, not with position.
Does a command exist for the OT3m?

Thanks
Steve
VE2BSB

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SLOweather Serial Data Cable for Davis

I bought this several years ago but wasn't able to
get it to play nicely with Linux - it was designed
for use with a MS version of windows computer.

Since then I acquired a used Davis data cable and
this has collected dust.

Anyone want this for $20. shipped in USA?

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T3-Micro hung?



Hello,

I changed my tracker to KISS mode and changed the PTT setting and it appears to have hung up and is refusing to read now.  The LED is solid red.  Anyone have any ideas?  Is there a way to do a hard reset?  otwincfg doesn't seem to be able to talk to it any longer.



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