[pskmail] Re: Slowly getting there

  • From: Rein Couperus <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 15:45:14 +0200 (CEST)

I am using VOX on a K3 transceiver and on my FT897D. The pskmail protocol 
supports VOX operation.

73,

Rein PA0R

>Greeting-
>
>I am making progress on getting a pskmail server running in NYC.  Yesterday I
>put up a Dipole for HF.  Today with 2.5 watts SSB I spoke to Chicago (800 
>miles)
>on 15 meters, and had some groundwave contacts out to 100 miles on 75 meters,
>again with 2.5 watts SSB.
>
>My next step is to update my radio/computer interface cable.  At the moment 
>there
>is no T/R switching.  When I last used it I was running rtty, sstv, and psk31. 
>I used a manual xmit switch.  None of the radios I am thinking of testing with 
>have vox, or I would just use that.  My computers do not have serial ports, so
>usb to serial adapters would be needed for keying the transmitter.  To keep 
>from 
>having to worry about serial ports for t/r switching I am thinking of building 
>a
>small passive VOX that needs no power.  I saw a schematic for one that derives
>all power from the audio fed into it.
>
>Does anyone have any experience with using VOX for pskmail instead of having 
>the
>radio key the xmiter.
>
>73
>
>-Brett
>wa3yre
>

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