[pskmail] Aw: Connecting within one minute

  • From: "Rein Couperus" <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 09:45:06 +0200 (CEST)

Preferences=>Edit->Configuration->DCD -> 0
will disable the DCD...

Even when a server is listening in THOR22, you can connect e.g. in PSK125R if the 
sercver has RSID on... (every server should have RSID on when listening...)

Rein PA0R

Hi all,
currently I'm writing from Moorea. All is well aboard. Tonight we will be on our way to Huahine.
So far I haven't been able to connect to any server while being in French Polynesia, but I have to say that sometimes, there is more important than email aboard (sightseeing, repairing Diesel engines, enjoying life- you name it) ;-). But I keep trying to test pskmail as much as possible.
One of the Problems I encounter is that it is virtually impossible to connect to a server in THOR22 when it is on the frequency for only one Minute. Somehow in THOR the client thinks that the channel is busy even if it's not and won't send a connect request. Often the connect request is delayed two or three minutes. Of course, by then, the server is already scanning other frequencies and is not on my frequency anymore. From about 10 connection requests only one really goes through at the right time. Very frustrating at times. With "my" old server - KB2PNM - it was much easier because he was on 20 Meters for 3 Minutes (!). Within this timespan the problem almost never occurred.
The detection of a busy channel works much better in PSK modes, there the delay is often just a couple of seconds. Would it be possible to just shut off the "busy detection feature" in the client? It would be so much easier to connect and it doesn't work reliable anyways. The human ear works better detecting a busy channel anyways.

Happy hacking,

Christian Wagner <wagnerschristian@xxxxxxxxx>

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