[pskmail] Re: Aw: Re: Re: 1.8.1 in use

  • From: IV3ONZ <iv3onz@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:47:48 +0000

Hi all,
it seems that jPSKmail 1.8.1 don't save the Igate call and so sometimes the Igate don't work, but opening the configuration.xml file and manual setting the I-gate call, then it works.

73 de Andy IV3ONZ

Il 24/10/2014 9.39, Rein Couperus ha scritto:
Strange, it works o.k. here (se attached screen pic).
One peculiarity using the Igate is that you must use a different Igate call for every server or Igate, the APRS backbone does not allow multiple connections for one call. In Europe, use the euro.aprs2.net server. It provides a rotating connection which prevents
too heavy load on a specific server.
The netherlands.aprs2.net server is down momentarily because the university building
has been sold (for the same reason PI4TUE does not exist anymore...)
Rein PA0R
Hello Rein,

sorry to have so many questions, I am working on multiple systems and they have different issues with all of them.

I may revert back to a 1.x system at work then, as long as we can get the igate working.

I have 1.8.1 at the home location, unfortunately when I upgraded from 1.5.26 to 1.8.1, the Igate will not connect, it was working well with the old version, I have entered an igate call sign and ticked the status box, but nothing happens, if I go to preferences and save, then close and open jpskmail, the igate call and tick boxed are no longer there, could this be a compatibility issue with the old config file and the later version?, or is the igate function no longer supported?.

I am trying to create another igate that supports dominox to help the system.


From: rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx
To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [pskmail] Aw: Re: 1.8.1 in use
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:19:31 +0200
unfortunately jpskmail version 2 does not support DominoEx,
as the modem is not available in java (yet?).
That is the main reason why I am concentrating on version 1 with fldigi at the moment...
Rein PA0R
Hi Rein,

thanks for the information, I have a copy of jpskmail 2.1.0-f running on a PC at my work location, I was hoping to leave this running as an additional gate for traffic, it has been running for some time now and seems to work well, is there a newer version of this second generation software that supports domino ?.


From: rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx
To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [pskmail] Aw: 1.8.1 in use
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:25:37 +0200
9A1CRA and OE5RTL are supporting DominoEx modes. You can check that easily using the 'ping' and Inquiry ('ctrl-I') commands. Set the client to DOMEX22 mode, set the server call and do a ctrl-I. When the particular server hears you you will get a confirmation. Be sure to set TXrsid ON in fldigi. You can make the client stay in DomEx mode by setting the proper default mode in Preferences->Mode. It helps to send pings at the start of the minute (around X+10s), then the server has a minute
left before it changes mode again after receiving your TXid.
When afloat, you can set the computer time using the 'latest fix time' on the APRS tab. Depending on the time of day and the distance to the server, you will see that DomEx modes suffer less from multipath distortion than PSKxxxR modes. They are also less crytical
with respect to frequency drift.
You can see which servers are active on http://pskmail.org/web/pskmailusers.php.
You may be too close to many of the German/Dutch servers...
Your APRS page shows you are being heard by 9A1CRA...
Rein PA0R


I have 1.8.1 and the latest fldigi in use for our trip in a couple of weeks, all working as expected.

I can see the dominox modes are now available, and thought that it may be worth trying this for APRS, I went into the mode tab in jpskmail and selected a dominox mode, fldigi changed mode, but shortly after it changed back to 500R before the beacon time came round. How would I make it stay in the selected mode?.

I am currently only seeing beacons from two servers OE5RTL and 9A1CRA, are they the only ones on currently?

Do these have code versions in use that will allow decode of the domiox modes?

I was just thinking that if I get time, and changing modes is not too difficult, I could try this mode at some point to see if there is any difference in performance.

Thanks for any advise.



73 de Andrea "Andy" IV3ONZ

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