[pskmail] Re: Sailing trip across Atlantic with PSKmail

  • From: Pär Crusefalk <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 16:11:41 +0100


Great news and a very interesting post.
My only take from the traffic exchanged is that I, or rather the server,
heard the boat very well but was mostly unable to decode the
transmissions. The reason being that the default mode selected was not
PSK500R and TXID was not enabled by default in jpskmail 1.5. So I
changed that in 1.5.4 to always have RSID before a beacon. That can have
other effects but will make it possible for servers to set the proper
mode and receive the beacon. Great antenna btw as the signals I heard
were mostly very strong.

Regarding the disclaimer text about message size I can see the use of
that. There is a very short text now that only says its a pskmail
message. We could add more to the server but we should be careful not to
spam others that also have bandwidth restrictions.

Oh, plain text is an issue also for me. I started decoding characters in
1.5.4 to remove the =?ISO8859-1 and =?Q?QQ before my name and elsewhere.
I am not doing that in the message text yet so that should be the next
step. Also, I have started to clean the text of MIME headers in 1.5.4.

Regarding the learning curve I can only agree. There are things to learn
and we can certainly improve and make the client more intuitive. It
would be great if we could talk to the crew about that, what was
difficult at first and what should be changed? Preferably we could have
a skype session where we discuss the client? I'm sure there are many
more things to talk about after having used the client for all that time
and traffic.

73 de Per, sm0rwo

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