[pskmail] Re: Installation of PSKmail

  • From: Rein Couperus <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 10:23:04 +0200 (CEST)

hey Bob,

The server is only available on Linux at the moment.
Probably the easyest way to test a server on a window$ machine is to use the 
puppy liveCD I prepared, which allows you to test without touching the VISTA 

The server on the CD is pre-configured, and the only thing you have to change 
is the 
CALLSIGN, the location and the beacon message.

You need the CD to boot the system, and after  that it runs in RAM. You can 
remove the CD from the drive as soon as it runs.

To make the server parameters permanent puppy will allow you to put the whole 
image into a file 
on your windows drive. That file will be loaded upon the next boot of the live 

The latest CD image is in http://hermes.esrac.ele.tue.nl/pskmail/liveCDs , and 
is called 
puppy_pskmail_server-1.0.0.iso . The image is 160 MB. Burn a CD and boot...

If you want to go this way I can provide a new image with the latest server 
version (1.0.20) at a later 
stage , but the one on the CD is ok for testing.


Rein PA0R

(I copied this mail to the pskmail list, because there may be others interested 
in starting a server
in your neighbourhood :).

>Hi Rein,
>Thanks for your help on this, but unfortunately I haven't been able to 
>connect to anyone yet.  I can connect with PSK31 and FLdigi without any 
>problems, so I am assuming my connection through to the radio and Signalink 
>is all working OK.
>As I have been unable to test to a server, I feel the best solution for me 
>would be to set up as a server myself where I can call in where I don't have 
>to consider propagation as a factor as this is restricting my 
>Can you let me know what I need to download/install/setup to try this out 
>and become a server?  For info, my station consists of:
>FT-450 with amplifier, 3 element SteppIR antenna, SteppIR vertical antenna, 
>full size 80m di-pole.  I would like to run this all on a VISTA machine.
>Bob VP8LP
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Rein Couperus" 
>To: "Bob McLeod" 
>Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2010 5:26 AM
>Subject: Re: Installation of PSKmail
>Hi Bob,
>there are 2 ways to extend the list:
>* automatically, the client adds servers to the list when it hears their 
>* manually. Just type the call into the drop down list
>The servers list is not being stored at the moment.
>Remember, "you have to hear them to be able to work them".
>By default, the servers send a beacon in the first 5 minutes of every hour, 
>the sysop decides not to do so.
>You can test if there are servers which can hear you on a certain frequency 
>sending a 'ping', all servers will then answer.
>You can see which servers are active on
>The blue markers are servers....
>A frequency list is available at:
> http://pskmail.wikispaces.com/PSKmailservers
>Hope this helps,
>Rein PA0R
>I have just downloaded and installed fldigi and  jPSKmail and am trying to 
>get set up. Am following the userguide, but have a  question about servers I 
>can call.  The guide says I can choose the server  i want to use from the 
>drop-down list at the bottom of the page, but there is  only one station 
>listed there. I found a list on the wiki pages, but don't know  how to 
>import the list so I can try out different stations to find the best one 
>for me.
>Can you help with how to get the list  imported?
>Bob VP8LP 

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