Troubleshooting serial terminal connections (VT Serial Terminal, VT132, Packet Radio TNCs) – part 2

In my previous post, I said I was going to test my two serial cables with every serial device I have to work out which combination worked and which didn’t to find out what the difference was. It didn’t take long to realize though that the DB25 to DB25 serial cable I have that I …

Troubleshooting serial terminal connections (VT Serial Terminal, VT132, Packet Radio TNCs)

I’ve been on a serial terminal kick the last few months. I think it started when I picked up a used Sun Ultra 60 and found out you could boot with a serial terminal to diagnose boot issues, and/or logon via a serial terminal. I built a VT132 kit and this has worked well using …

Packet Radio: ax25 node logon message: updating for a cleaner menu

After logging on to an ax25 node, you’re shown a message like this: DAVBBS:KK6DCT-6 Welcome to KK6DCT-6 network node Type ? for a list of commands. help <commandname> gives a description of the named command. — @kk6dct-6 20:52:01> This is what is shown by my node that I’m currently setting up. I’d like to show …