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AO-51 Telemetry Software - MacEchoTelem


About

MacEchoTelem is a telemetry decoder that will process, decode and display telemetry from AO-51. It is provided free of charge by Dog Park Software courtesy of it's creators Don Agro VE3VRW and Gilbert Mackall N3RZN.

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Requirements


Setup

  1. Put TNC in KISS mode.
  2. Run MacEchoTelem.
  3. The first time you run MacEchoTelem enter your call and location in the Preferences Dialog.
  4. Select Serial Port and Baud Rate.
  5. Telemetry .csv files will be placed in the ~/Documents/MacEchoTelem/TLM folder.


Configuring your TNC for KISS mode

To use MacEchoTelem your TNC must support the KISS protocol and be able to support serial speeds of at least 9600 baud.The settings listed below will place your TNC in a configuration that will work with MacEchoTelem (also check the manual that came with your 9600 baud modem for configuration info and the AMSAT 9600 baud TNC information page for information on various TNC's). You can use a terminal program like ZTerm to configure your TNC.


MFJ 1270B configuration example:

  1. cmd:kiss on
    KISS was OFF
  2. cmd:pac 0
    PACLEN was 128

Kantronics 9612 configuration example:

  1. cmd:restore defaults
  2. ppppx~xffs
    PRESS (*) TO SET BAUD RATE
    ENTER YOUR CALLSIGN=> VE3VRW
    KANTRONICS KPC9612 VERSION 7.0
    (C) COPYRIGHT 1996 BY KANTRONICS INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    DUPLICATION PROHIBITED WITHOUT PERMISSION OF KANTRONICS.
    cmd:<cr>
  3. cmd:intf term<cr>
    INTFACE was NEWUSER
  4. cmd:paclen 0<cr>
    PACLEN was 128/128
  5. cmd:intf kiss<cr>
    INTFACE was TERMINAL
  6. cmd:reset<cr>
    There will be no 'cmd:' response but the TNC will be in KISS mode

To take the TNC out of KISS mode, send escapekiss.bin to it with a terminal program.

Informaton courtesy of Dog Park Software. Thanks to Don Agro VE3VRW and Gilbert Mackall N3RZN of Dog Park Software for providing AMSAT with the MacEchoTelem software free of charge.


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