[pskmail] Re: Trouble connecting

  • From: "Rein Couperus" <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 03:29:58 +0100 (CET)


the network issue is probably caused by jPSkmail trying to connect to the Igate 
You can disable the network connection by going to the Igate screen and 
disselecting the 
Igate status ckeck button.                                                      

If there is no network available (which is normal at sea), when jPSKmail will 
try to connect to the 
APRS server, the network socket will wait until the network socket is 

This can take up to 3 minutes.... but jPSKmail will start after the network 
driver gves up...
You will neee some patience!

Buy try with the  Igate disconnected first...

Rein PJ4/PA0R @ PJ4C

>Hi Christian,
>I will start with the end as it will put the other explanations in context:
>A. I would use a mode that does not care too much about frequency
>accuracy and does not use automatic frequency control like THOR22 or
>even THOR11. Since both these modes can be used by the European and
>North-American servers and they are very robust I think this is your
>best bet.
>B. Regarding the PSK waterfall mark jumping to the noise I would
>reduce the search band for that mode quite a lot, like to 10Hz. If you
>don't use narrow version like PSK125/125R or PSK63 then you have quite
>a few hertz of mis-alignment to play with even without moving from the
>centre frequency. So try in Fldigi: configure/Misc/pskmail to adjust
>the search range and AFC range to 10Hz.
>C. For the connection to servers (from anywhere) I would go with a
>common mode list like PSK250, PSK250R, MFSK32, THOR22, THOR11 for
>I think that should maximize your chances.
>I agree with your conclusion that there must be a network issue but I
>can't help you there. Sorry.
>All the best and enjoy the food and music in Martinique, "Bon sejour
>et Bon voyage"
>73, John
>On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 10:49 AM, Christian Wagner
><wagnerschristian@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hello Pskmailers,
>> first of all thank you for providing this excellent service.
>> My name is Christian (DL3ZFC/MM), I am currently on a sailing trip.
>> During our recent atlantic crossing I was able to send position
>> beacons and aprs emails in unconnected mode. Even though my antenna
>> tuner din't work at all!!
>> The tuner problem is fixed now.
>> Nevertheless I cannot connect reliably to a server. I have a lot of
>> noise in the waterfall just above 1000 Hz, and the area scanned by
>> fldigi always jumps to this noise- no mater what I do- it doesn't
>> stick to 1000 Hz.
>> Also, which modes should I use- the american ones- or the european
>> ones- currently I am in Martinique in the carribean.
>> Next thing I noticed that in Debian Squeeze (using jpskmail client 1.0
>> or 1.4 and Fldigi 3.20.20) the arq server doesn't start unless I open
>> a wireless network. Fldigi 3.20.20 complains about not being able to
>> get addrinfo.... I think it is a Debian networking issue.
>> What can I do to improve on the server connection? Right now I don't
>> get a response on a ping at all.
>> Help appreciated,
>> Christian (DL3ZFC)

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