[pskmail] Re: Test result

  • From: "Gunnar Bulukin" <gunnar@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 10:41:38 +0100

Thanks John and Rain,
I will check all of the things but strange is that Rein could ping with
PSK500R and I cannot 25 m from the shack.
One thing that would be interesting to know is if any Eu client can connect
and download a IAC Fleetcode and check and down/upload mail.


From: pskmail-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pskmail-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of John Douyere
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2011 1:53 AM
To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [pskmail] Re: Test result

Hi Gunnar, 

The best option I believe would be for someone in Europe to remotely look at
your server PC while doing the tests. I use reverse VNC for that purpose as
it is very simple and is initiated by a person in front of the PC so there
is no security issue.

Otherwise from here I made a list bellow of the items to check. Sorry if
some are trivial and obvious to you, but I am trying to make a complete

Since you can get the other servers to respond AND you get better responses
from your server in PSK250R than in PSK500R I come to the conclusion that a)
your IC-703 setup is working fine and b) something on your server side is
not quite right. 

I would check, in descending order of likelihood, the following items:

1. The signal levels in Fldigi. The little diamond at the bottom right part
of the Fldigi window, next to the AFC button,  should be green all the time,
assuming your rig's AGC is working properly. Black = signal too high, Yellow
or RED = signal input too high.

2. The frequency set on Fldigi should be 1500Hz since that is what your
offset must be in the config file (as the server puts the dial frequency
1500hz below the freq table frequencies).

3. The settings in Fldigi, in particular:  in the misc/pskmail tab "Carrier
Frequency" is 1500, "reset to carrier" is ticked, the search range is about
30 to 50Hz and the "acquisition S/N" between  6 to 13dB (9 by default) , in
the misc/sweet spot tab the "sweet spot" at 1500hz for "psk et al".

Further tests I would do: 

1. Try some beacons in MFSK32 and THOR22 modes, settting TX RSID ON in
Fldigi before sending the beacon. Note how they work compared to PSK250R and
between themselves.

2. If you can use a remote access (WIFI or wireless network), used the VNC
server / client combination to monitor your server while trying from a
distance. Monitoring the Fldigi window is particularly informative regarding
the signals and the decoded frames.

Hope this helps,

73, John

On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 9:29 AM, Gunnar Bulukin <gunnar@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi all,
I have during two days done some interesting tests with 1.0.4 and the latest
server version and here is the result:
1. I took my IC-703 to town today and tested to see if I could get in
contact with SA6BQZ-1 No contact but reply from DL, OE and F8 
This after getting some very good help from Pär with the setting of IC-703,
thanks Pär!
From this I can assume that there is nothing wrong with the IC-703!?
2. Back at home I tried again but no go, until I changed to PSK250R!!!
PSK500R does not work! 
Pinging directly SA6BQZ-1 sometimes replies open ping no reply
Sending position I get a QSL all of the times!?
The server is running under Ubuntu with a IC-7200 The freq table is all set
to 10148. The setting on the display is 10146,5 both on TX and RX.
I think that I am going crazy, don't know what to do now. I don´t get any
QSL from any stations when beaconing.
I badly need some proffs help ;-) So please give me some advice how to solve
this very strange problem.
73 de Gunnar
2011-12-14 12:17:01 UTC: SA6BQZ <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&limit=&call=SA6BQZ>
>PSKAPR,TCPIP*,qAS,DL4OAH-8 <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&limit=&call=DL4OAH-8>
:!5741.50N/01141.90EY000/000/Testing  for S/Y Vagspel, "vinterstored" on
2011-12-14 12:46:32 UTC: SA6BQZ <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&limit=&call=SA6BQZ>
>PSKAPR,TCPIP*,qAS,OE5RTL <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&limit=&call=OE5RTL>
:!5741.50N/01141.90EY000/000/Testing  for S/Y Vagspel, "vinterstored" on
2011-12-14 12:54:44 UTC: SA6BQZ <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&limit=&call=SA6BQZ>
>PSKAPR,TCPIP*,qAS,F8COJ-9 <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&limit=&call=F8COJ-9>
:!5741.50N/01141.90EY000/000/Testing  for S/Y Vagspel, "vinterstored" on
2011-12-14 17:41:49 UTC: SA6BQZ <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&limit=&call=SA6BQZ>
>PSKAPR,TCPIP*,qAS,SA6BQZ-1 <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&limit=&call=SA6BQZ-1>
:!5741.50N/01141.90EY000/000/Testing  for S/Y Vagspel, "vinterstored" on
2011-12-14 18:06:54 UTC: SA6BQZ <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&limit=&call=SA6BQZ>
>PSKAPR,TCPIP*,qAS,SA6BQZ-1 <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&limit=&call=SA6BQZ-1>
:!5741.50N/01141.90EY000/000/Testing  for S/Y Vagspel, "vinterstored" on


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