Using Serial 915mhz Transparent link

I am working on a communications project and I have purchased the 3DR Radios, I was wondering about using them for just a Wireless Full Duplex Serial link.

I am using python2.7 and the pyserial module to open the serial port. I’m using 115200 baud, and 96000 air rate.

The problem I have is that the text is garbled and i can’t decode the hexidecimal to a normal string and parse the data.

I have almost identical issue using the xbee 900HP radios.

Would anyone know where to begin trying to track down where the issue is?