[pskmail] Documentation hints

  • From: "DL7JP" <DL7JP@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 15:38:24 +0200


here are a few things I stumbled across during my installation process. I am
it since it might be handy in case someone updates the documentation in the
I was able to sort the problems out in the mean time, so no help at this
point needed
any more, just for the records (and Google :-)).

Firstly, I should say that I am not the kind of person who 
reads everything before starting: I read documentation "on demand", hi.

- I was not clear if fldigi-1.3.tar.gz in the PSKMail installation archive
  was a modified fldigi-Version, or if the version from
  would also work (which is the case).

- http://pskmail.wikispaces.com/Client seems a bit outdated; e.g. I can't
find the
  pskmailrc.pl file (is it now .pskmailconf?)
  It also took me a while to figure out what/how  to install with Gentoo: I
  list of requ'red software (before the Linux Distrib.-specific
Instructions) would 
  be handy.

- First, PSKmail and fldigi did not communicate due to preceeding $-signs in
the filenames in
  Edit-> configuration; filenames also puzzled me since i was using fldigi
not gMFSK...

  Then I found  http://www.w1hkj.com/ChangeLog.html which says 
         The control files are:
         In the $HOME/pskmail.files directory the data files are:
             pskmail_out (formerly gmfsk_autofile)
             mail-io.log (formerly gMFSK.log)
  How about moving the files to this directory to make things consistent?

- http://pskmail.wikispaces.com/Quick+start: Lon format seems to be wrong
(no preceeding 0's
  in Logitude.  

- http://www.pskmail.org/: I wondered what the account is good for... I
browsed the Wiki for a while until
  I found an explanation on http://pskmail.wikispaces.com/database.

Finally, some information on my setup:
- Fujitsu-Siemens P7010 Laptop running Gentoo
- IC7000 & Microham USB-Interface II (Rig control with Hamblib took me 
  a while, initially it was PTT-ing all the time...).
Still tbd: automatically initialize the Soundcard at boot time .

73 de Joachim.

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