[pskmail] Re: Aw: Can't get it running

  • From: Marcel Andre <marcel-andre@xxxxxx>
  • To: "pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:05:48 +0200

Thanks. I will try tonight.

I've seen in 2012 there have been workshops ... Maybe something online, web 

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Marcel André

> Am 19.08.2014 um 12:14 schrieb "Rein Couperus" <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> Hi Marcel,
> just tried to install the latest stuff on windows7, 64 bit, and it took me 10 
> minutes to install 
> both fldigi-3.21.83 and jpskmail-1.7.0. See attached pic.
> I did the following:
> * install the fldigi .exe installer from http://www.w1hkj.com/download.htm
> * install PSKmail-1.5.29-Setup.exe from the pskmail download page:
> http://pskmail.org/PSKMaildownloads.html 
> * download javapskmail-1.7.0 from
> http://pskmail.org/PSKMaildownloads.html 
> This file is the java executable called javapskmail.jar.
> * Copy this file into the  C:\Programs files (x86)\jpskmail directory.
> * Set up the audio om windows, described in 
> http://pskmail.org/jPSKmail-2.0.x_on_windows7.html
> * Test the audio by running fldigi
> * Start the client (I have a desktop icon for that doing:
> "C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\javaw.exe" -jar "C:\Program Files 
> (x86)\jPSKmail\javapskmail.jar"
> If you have a group of people interested we could organize a workshop?
> Hope this helps,
> 73, Rein PA0R
> Hi team.
> First of all: Great job! Respect.
> The idea is good and we although thought about running a server in our ham 
> radio technical group.
> But we are really struggling ... We are a group of 5 hams with good technical 
> background in radio and computers but couldn't managed it within  A LOT OF 
> hours!
> So we are a small step before final frustration.
> We tried first with version "2.0.3" from the download page and using Win7 
> 64bit. 1 om got something in the waterfall, others not. After downloading 
> 64bit versions of RXTX jar/dll we got audio but only with the first start on 
> a machine. All other start result in something like "no access to PCM..." No 
> Tx audio at all.
> Ptt isn't working at all. Later we found the hint to install Hamlib. Done 
> (W32), but no change (no more error messages, the trx can be controlled a 
> bit....). No Ptt with hardware Ptt. We use and FT232 from FTDI with DTR and 
> optocoupler working fine with hamradiodeluxe or fldigi. What's wrong?
> Also sometimes the program can't be started... Missing something tells the 
> java in the dos box...
> Another om tried with the Linux ISO. Here also only the first program start 
> worked (program start, still no features like sound working) and also he 
> could crash the Linux system. Crazy.
> Totally frustrated I installed the android version. Some more success. Beacon 
> ok, connect ok... But although I several times send my email data and have 
> set an session password and resetting with RESETRECORD (using SM0... As 
> server) I managed to sent an email but can't read. I get the error 
> "authentication failed... Set password?" No tip from the internet solved so 
> far... 
> Gents...  An open comment: that's far away from mass usage. So the number of 
> users won't increase. That should be no personal blame, of corse! Yes, we are 
> willing to learn, analyse etc. We are no power plug amateurs  And we really 
> honor the development done! But all systems behave different and not all is 
> logical also after reading the manuals 3 times.
> Again: we want to support the project and originally planned an introduction 
> as a course/training on our local ham radio flee market / ham meeting. 
> But we need support for a "break through"...
> Problem fields finally:
> - sound
> - Ptt
> - passwords
> Thanks a lot
> Mit freundlichen Grüßen
> Marcel André
> <1.7.0 on win7.PNG>

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