Sending via Uart

Hi, I need to be able to communicate between two boards via UART. I had a look at the example from Ole provided here: as well as other references here on the Dev zone and code examples in the SDK.

I am running the PCA10001 and also tested it on the N5 chip from Dynastream. The chip is using SDK v6.1 and SD s110 v7.

I need to use hardware flowcontrol and to simplify things I am currently testing it against a PC. Using Ole's code and importing it into a clean IAR project and running it on the PCA10001 the software goes into the app_error_handler after trying to run app_uart_put for the second time, the reason is a NRF_ERROR_NO_MEM error as the current state is not UART_READY. This happens for both HFC on/off.

uint8_t len = strlen((char *) str);
for (uint8_t i = 0; i < len; i++)

Here is a copy of the app_uart_put function from app_uart.c

uint32_t app_uart_put(uint8_t byte){
    uint32_t err_code = NRF_SUCCESS;

    if (m_current_state != UART_READY)
      err_code = NRF_ERROR_NO_MEM;
      m_tx_byte = byte;

    return err_code;

By adding something like this into the app_uart_put function the problem is solved but I would rather not want to change the SDK. Could also put a fixed delay into the send function but that is an even worse hack in my opinion.

while (m_current_state != UART_READY)
    // Wait until uart is ready again

Am I using the framework incorrectly or can someone suggest a cleaner solution for this issue, the best thing would be to be able to use the app_uart library from the SDK without modification for future releases.