[pskmail] Re: Test Server suggestions, advice wanted

  • From: "Josh Housey" <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Redacted sender "kg9bo@xxxxxxxxx" for DMARC)
  • To: "pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2014 17:31:46 -0700 (PDT)

My server had also been down for reasons "computer" related, but I plan on 
getting this weekend and more "full time" operation.

More activity the better, its very sparse here overall... I miss copying KB2PNM 
as that was all I could "typically" copy on 30/20m.

KB1NCJ would "peek" in randomly later, but very randomly and more so on 20m 
then 30. I will be scanning 20/30 and maybe 40/17.

I am using a Jetstream JTV680 vertical at 25ft. First, it's being disadvantage 
for being a vertical and suspect "take-off" angle and coverage is erratic with 
the only antenna available here.

Josh, AB9FT

 From: Robert Krasowski <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
Sent: Friday, June 6, 2014 3:41 PM
Subject: [pskmail] Re: Test Server suggestions, advice wanted

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. 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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