[pskmail] Some newbie questions testing jpskmail- client

  • From: Peter Olsen <petero@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 15:20:26 +0100


I would appreciate some help (or documentation pointers) with the following newbie questions; I am now testing the alpha-release of jpskmail with fldigi 3.13BL (under Linux Ubuntu 9.10):

1) No matter which mode or mode profile I choose, jpskmail always turns my fldigi into PSK500R mode when sending a ping or a link->connect request.

Is this default PSK500R-setting on purpose and if so why? Can it be avoided?

2) When I have just started fldigi and after a while then start jpskmail, the red "channelbar" above the cursor in the fldigi waterfall becomes light blue (for a while), except at the outer edges. I have never seen that before, what does it mean? At the same time, it seems that the fldigi is working in AFC mode, as the receiving frequency - when no signal is present - often drops about 30 Hz below the sweet spot (I normaly do not use the AFC mode of fldigi).

3) Although a mode profile has been selected in jpskmail, it is still possible to select a specific (different) mode by means of the radio buttons under the "mode" menu. What is the significance of the mode setting there in relation to the selected mode profile?

4) Who actually should control the TxID, RxID and mode settings of the fldigi process before a connect attempt is made? The user or jpskmail?

5) When should the mode profile "server default" be used, and what is the effects of choosing this mode profile?

Best regards,

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