[pskmail] Re: Connecting a GPS to Jpskmail

  • From: Pär Crusefalk <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 12:45:35 +0200

Hi Vic,

As you installed the zipped archive it does not install the needed rxtx
libs for you. Installing them is quite easy and is detailed in the
manual, I'll just paste the procedure from there:

Installation Instructions for RXTX

jPSKmail needs a JAVA Communication API to communicate with a GPS via
the serial line (RS232
or USB), that library is the rxtx package. These steps are only
necessary if you intend to actually
use a GPS.

Windows 98/NT/2000/XP:
For installing the RXTX package you will find the necessary dll and jar
files within the directory
where you installed jPSKmail.
Installation procedure:
         copy rxtxSerial.dll to %JAVA_HOME%\bin,
        (%JAVA_HOME% is the folder where JRE is installed on your
        e.g. c:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.6.0_15)
     • copy RXTXcomm.jar to %JAVA_HOME%\lib\ext

Thats it. The windows installer will try to locate java, check if its
possible to write there and copy the libs for you.
With the zip you have to do that manually.



tor 2010-05-27 klockan 11:11 +0100 skrev victor maddex:

> Hello,
> Thought I would try and connect a GPS to the PC so I could take
> advantage of the APRS beacon functionality, but it seems jpskmail can
> not connect to the com port, I have two usb to serial converters
> connected (OS is win7) com 10 and 11, at first I thought it was a
> problem with one of the converters, so I set fldigi to use each com
> port in turn for the PTT control and this was successful, so I guess
> that the converters are ok, maybe the difference is the GPS will be
> passing data as well as serial interface control.
> The Jpskmail install was done from the directory archive, I recall
> there was something that did not get installed when doing it this way,
> could this be the cause?, maybe something else is required to be done
> to enable this functionality or do I have a driver issue?
> Any help is apreciated.
> Regards
> Vic
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