[pskmail] Re: Hello all

  • From: Steve <stevez@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 04 Mar 2009 19:36:24 +1100

Thanks very much for the reply John.
Stand-by for some questions ;-)

Thanks again,

Steve Zoneff (VK2ZSZ)

John Douyere wrote:
Hi Steve,

It is great news that you are interested in setting up a PSKMail server. It was feeling a bit lonely to be the only station in Australia. Especially considering the value of such a system here with vast spaces without mobile phone coverage and our sparse population outside the coast.

So if I can be of any help do not hesitate to contact me. You can do so by email at: vk2eta at gmail dot com.

I live in Merrylands near Parramatta, so we can get in contact on VHF/UHF or HF depending on where you are or alternatively phone.

Good luck and let me know how you are going. I am happy to perform some tests too with your station.

I am away from home this week but I can use my mobile station if required. Next week I am overseas so no radio then.

In regards to pointers there is not that much. When you are setup we can test and check that it's all working. It is pretty straightforward once you start using it.

There is one thing I believe I had to change and that is the handling of negative latitudes for the unproto position reporting. I will dig in the code as I think I had to modify it.

Also I would recommend starting the tests with the psk modes before trying others. Personally I find psk125 to be a good test speed (fast enough but still sensitive enough), but that is very personal and it depends on the QRM at your station.

I will update my station details on the pskmail website to reflect the current modes and frequencies.

All the best,

73s, John
On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 7:18 PM, Steve <stevez@xxxxxxxxxx <mailto:stevez@xxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

    G'day everyone,

    I've been looking at PSKMail for a couple of days and it seems to
    tick all the right boxes for the delivery of email and basic web
    delivery over HF. All boxes except one - popularity here in Australia!

    I note John, VK2ETA is active (not only as a server operator, but
    also as a bit of a code hacker to boot!), but as I've got an idle
    HF transceiver and a spare Fedora box, I'd like to have a go at
    setting up as a server station too.

    Expect a few questions from me, but if anyone would like to
    pre-empt my questions with a few pointers or "gotcha's", feel free
    to send them my way.

    Thanks everyone,

    Steve (VK2ZSZ)

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