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

  • From: IV3ONZ <iv3onz@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:27:03 +0000

Hi Vic and group,
I have this line in my configuration.xml:


that was empty before (<entrykey="*APRSCALL*">NOCALL</entry>). There is no way to insert the call with the program jPSKmail. I've done this manually.

73 de Andy IV3ONZ

Il 24/10/2014 15.49, victor maddex ha scritto:
Thanks Andy,

Having found it with your help, I can not find a tag for igate call, I have added one I found in another configuration.xml that was igate yes, but adding this did not seem to make the box ticked in 1.8.1.

I guess tags do not need to be in any particular order being an XML file, maybe that is a wrong assumption, as I do not have a tag for igate call, do we know what this tag should look like?.

We are doing our best to get round the problem.

Thanks for any help.



Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:00:02 +0000
From: iv3onz@xxxxxxxx
To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [pskmail] Re: Aw: Re: Re: 1.8.1 in use

In win xp the file *configuration.xml* is located in

C:\Documents and Settings\/Proprietario/\pskmail\

where /Proprietario /is your settings folder.

73 de Andy IV3ONZ

Il 24/10/2014 14.50, victor maddex ha scritto:

    Hello Andy,

    thanks, been tearing my hair out with this today, where is the
    configuration xml located? or what is it called ?.



    Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:47:48 +0000
    From: iv3onz@xxxxxxxx <mailto:iv3onz@xxxxxxxx>
    To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    Subject: [pskmail] Re: Aw: Re: Re: 1.8.1 in use

    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
        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 <mailto:rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
        To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto: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 <mailto:rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
        To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto: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
        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

73 de Andrea "Andy" IV3ONZ

73 de Andrea "Andy" IV3ONZ

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