Hi Nick, It sounds as if you are doing the right things.Since you are in Europe, you will have more stations to connect to than here in the U.S. And they operate on a wider number of bands than just 30 meters. If you have not gone to the:
So if you have a center frequency of 1000 Hz, you would set your USB dial frequency to 10.147 if on 30 meters. Then I would suggest sending a ping by going to the Link | Ping menu. This will bring up any servers that are available on your frequency. There may be more than one. If you can not raise any servers at that time, it may be that the propagation is not good for the distance to the server, and other bands may be considered.
After determining which station might be available, be sure your edit | options has your call and other information entered, which requires the callsign of the station you are trying to connect to. Then be sure that the edit | mail options has the correct mailbox information such as the popserver (I use an account at google's gmail - 'smtp.gmail.com' since I am not sure how to get other mail servers to work at this point.
I am not sure if the weather and other information works here in the U.S., but it should be OK in your part of the world. Hope this helps to get you a bit further.
For those in the U.S. :If there is anyone near me, who would be interested in experimenting with my pskmail_server, I would be willing to set it up on different bands, including VHF, but primarily for NVIS operation.
73, Rick, KV9U Nikola Nikolov wrote:
Hi, Being experienced with Winlink's Airmail and digi modes I would like togive a try of PSKmail too. So far I have fldigi and pskmail installed on Ubuntu 9.04.A dipole for 10 Mhz will be put up and together with my venerable TS-870 the PSKmail setup will be ready in a few days.But what then ? On what frequency to call servers - on 10147 khz dial USB ?Mode - PSK250 on fldigi ? Once the QSO with server is established I must QSY to another frequency ? If so on what freq ? Etc. etc questions.... Well, it appears the procedures are not clear to me. And the whole organization of the PSKmail system as well. I have thought I could get some idea listening on the air and tracing the procedures as followed by others. But listening for two days on10147 Khz (USB Dial) with my 80 mtrs dipole I could hear NO PSKmail signal.Browsing the net I could find a pdf file from Intermar which is helpfull to some extent but not enough for a beginer. It is said in the same file there are weather and navigational broadcast from servers... True ? Any help, please ? Best 73's ! De Nick - LZ1ZM------------------------------------------------------------------------No virus found in this incoming message.Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 8.5.339 / Virus Database: 270.12.92/2203 - Release Date: 06/26/09 05:53:00