When I originally wrote the paper that described using Xastir with the TNCPi, I suggested using downloadable maps from Cloudmade. Cloudmade no longer makes these available for free.
Cloudmade no longer makes these available for free. In my case I checked first my radio manual (Kenwood THG71) to find how to activate external transmission (activate from startup option will activate the interfaces once you start Xastir): KISS TNC interface for transmit APRS packet through the soundcard and also to activate the radio transmission. Automating Xastir. cd homepi To connect the Pi to the TNC modem: Use a Dwire 9pin Dsub plug to mate with the 9pin port on the TNC Pi; or, Use the four holes in the center of the board marked" Radio" The TNCPi manual comes with a very clear and comprehensive guide to setting up the software required to run your Tnc pi xastir manual and how to run Xastir, a popular APRS client.
If you have some basic Linux skills youll have no Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about Xastir. If your question is not answered here then please ask for help on our mailing list See: XASTIRManual.
Where can I get Xastir? Source code and binaries for several popular Linux distributions is available through the Xastir website What about using Xastir with a TNCX with builtin USB on Configure a TNCPi for a Raspberry Pi. Updated 7 Dec 2016. Charles S. Schuman, K4GBB [email protected] com. If you have not already done so, update your Operating System. TNCPi. TNCPi is a special version of TNCX designed to interface directly with the Raspberry Pi computer.
It can connect to the Pi either via the Pi's serial port, or via the I2C protocol. APRS Raspberry Pi Virtual TNC. Raspberry Pi IGateDigipeater Instructions. sudo aptget install xastir. 15. Run Xastir. This will tax your Pi. Keep in mind that it was designed to be a platform that children in developing countries could learn to write code on.
16. Once Xastir is running, the first thing youll want to do is ditch the Mar 29, 2014 There's an updated manual for the TNCPi (Jan '14) on John W2FS's website.
Did you manage to get your GPS talking to Xastir via gpsd? Hope to bring TNCPI to raynet deployment in may ( rxonly for medical team, & with HDMI pi for my vehicle) It TNCPi User Guide 1 TNCPi Assembly Instructions& Operating Tips By John Hansen, W2FS Portions by John Wiseman, G8BPQ Linux configuration Jim Whiteside, M0HPJ Xastir Paul Fischer, KC9RGZ Headless iGate TNCPi Assembly Instructions& Operating Tips KISS mode is often preferred by APRS users, and Xastir is able to use a TNC in KISS mode by selecting the Serial KISS TNC option when defining a new interface.
With a KISS TNC, Xastir is able to work as an optional" WIDE11" fillin digipeater if your local network needs one. or Pi 2 and the TNCPi 2 kit, you can use this to provide some additional mechanical stability by putting it between the hole in the Pi and the hole in the TNCPi.