Thanks Dan & AJ,
I have tried just about every combination I can think of and still no joy. :-(
I tested my null modem adapter, and it is good. Good catch Dan on the order of the pins M vs F, I had just caught that before you posted and mad the appropriate correction!
Using a USB to Serial Dongle I am able to connect to the bluetooth device with Teraterm. The unit responds to AT commands, and I have been able to rename it, check data transfer rate and verified it is set at 9800 N 8 1. I can see it pair properly to my phone, a Galaxy Note 4, and my Nexus 2013 Tablet. I sent the at+ENABLEIND0 command and that reports that is is disabled when queried for status.
Arg. I just don't get it. I know, I should just break down and buy a SkyBT adapter, but now it is simply a matter of "never let technology beat you."
I have two Tangent boxes, an JMI NGCMax V. 3.52, and a Mountain Instruments branded box V.3.66. Both work fine stand alone, and both talk to my laptop via my serial cable & USB adapter for use with The Sky, and Sky Chart 3. (The serial cables work without the need of the null modem adapter.) They also talk to Cartes du Ciel... Strangely Carinasoft's Voyager 4.5 does not respond to them....
I am pretty much at a stalemate now. Hoping someone at TMSP will have a SkyBT adapter we could test with. A friend just purchased a SkiFi controler for his scope, might be able to see if his iPhone will talk to my scope.
Any ideas are appreciated. Maybe I just need to buy it some flowers and chocolates...
Edited by Jack Day, 27 July 2016 - 08:29 PM.