[pskmail] Re: Test Server suggestions, advice wanted

  • From: Greg <kb1ncj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:54:17 -0400

After being an occasional user in the US 6 years or so, I can say yours had been the best ever. I wish we had one on 30 meters again. I only had 20 meters due to size restriction. It is only usable for a few hours it seems. 30 plays much differently.


On 06/06/2014 04:41 PM, Robert Krasowski (Redacted sender rkrasowski@xxxxxxxxx for DMARC) wrote:
Mine is down after Kenwood 480 that I was using stopped working. But I can revive it if we find some users.

On Friday, June 6, 2014 4:37 PM, Greg <kb1ncj@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I can get my server back on for this weekend. It's a little tough
receive there due to local qrm.
We do need more servers here in the US. I may set another one up in the
north in the future which you may have better luck with.

On 06/05/2014 10:00 PM, Stephen Rector wrote:
> Hi All:
> I’m fairly new to PSKmail, but not to radio, HF digital or the computer end of things.
> We’re shy of servers in the US. This weekend I want to set up a test server with the goal of ultimately placing one of my radios in full-time service as a PSKmail server. Since I have a computer active 24/7 at home, this is not much of a burden, save for the extra antenna.
> The computer is an iMac running the latest OS-X/unix. I have the developer tools for this OS and a directory for the perl-based build system described at http://fink.sourceforge.net. <http://fink.sourceforge.net./>For getting started, I’m thinking your PuppyLinux live iso can be used to build a VM where the server would operate. This seems to be a tested environment for the PSKmail server and you have packaged up a suite of useful applications to install with it - It’s also (I *think*) an easy way to run two versions of FLdigi at the same time: one for my station on the Mac and one on the VM for the server.
> I’m open to any suggestions or advice from people who have already gone through this exercise on the list - especially advice about the software and setup. My portable client for the testing will be a KX3 running 100mW or so. When the server is put in service, that radio will be an Elecraft K2/100 running 30W to a sloping nonresonant wire, remotely tuned.
> Also, is there somewhere where users need to register to enroll on the list of clients that the servers aggregate? Or is that accomplished by a contact over the air? I have yet to make a full email transaction with the nearest server to me (KB1NCJ), although I had an extended connection with it one evening.
> Comments welcome
> Thanks
> Steve NU7B

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