SCS Tracker Multiconnect Driver for BPQ32 switch


This driver allows the SCS Tracker TNC to be used in Host Mode for user access to BPQ32 applications. The Tracker can be used in KISS mode for this purpose, but the Tracker’s dynamic parameter tuning works only in Host Mode. There is a separate driver, SCSTracker that supports scanning, but only a single connect at a time, primarily for use for BBS forwarding.


The driver configuration is specified in the bpq32.cfg file

The driver is defined to BPQ32 as an External port, and needs some driver-specific configuration

All commands that are essential to run with BPQ32 are sent automatically. You only need to include any special setup you need. Any Tracker Commands can be entered. The PACKETCHANNELS command is used to set the number of connects accepted (Default is 10)

The commands that are preset are in two groups. One set is sent before the commands you specify, so can be changed. The others are sent after your commands, as they are essential for correct operation with BPQ32

Sent before your config

M UISC           ; Monitoring Enabled
%F 1500          ; Use the same centre frequency for normal and Robust packet.
F 200            ; Sets SABM retry time to about 5 secs

Sent after your config

Y n              ; n is PACKETCHANNELS, Number of Streams
Z 0              ; No Flow Control
E 1              ; Echo - Restart process needs echo

MYCALL is set to NODECALL. Any MYCALL in the config file is ignored.

Sample SCS Tracker Multi Configuration.

 ID=Tracker Access Porr
 COMPORT=1;             COM Port Address
 SPEED=38400;           COM Port Speed
 CONFIG                 ; Driver-Specific Configuration
 PACKETCHANNELS 5       ; Limit to 5 simultaneous connections 
 %F 2000                ; Set Normal Packet Centre to 2000 (Gives 500 Hz split beteeen Robust and Normal Packet)

© John Wiseman GM8BPQ/G8BPQ

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