[pskmail] Re: VE4KEH Server Testing

  • From: Kent VE4KEH <pb232641@xxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2009 00:20:06 +0000

On Sat, 31 Jan 2009 11:22:06 -0600
Fred Reiselt <freiselt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Kent,
> 
> Copied your server at 1658Z today, here in northeast Mississippi:
> 
> 
> RX (2009-01-31 16:55Z): S t ea taid e d o o e i ee aec .-itLe t Neo g 
> nBal e i 3 Srm b oe e rut r t t aet r tr t t rr e et q.i p<CAN>pb
> koe+1e e eoR oeen r oy tee
> RX (2009-01-31 16:58Z): eu 7 eian t reon<DLE>t[mowner +e 
> t<US><*/SOH/*>00uVE4KEH:72 Pskmail v.0.7.25
> RX (2009-01-31 17:00Z): - 17:00:18 52FB<*/EOT/*>lwli eo e oeit e 
> twv91:20A269<*/EOT/*>loe tceiteu o<US><*/SOH/*>00uKD5UMW:26 
> !2921.16N/09727.97WW NWS Austin/San Antonio8F2D<*/EOT/*>
> 
> 73,
> Fred - WB5CON
> 
<snip>

Hi Fred, I've got you, KD5UMW, and VE7SUN most days.

I hope to find some time tomorrow to take my FT-817 and notebook computer into 
the dining room and actually send some test mail.

I'm still not sure what I'm going to do for a permanent setup.  The computer (a 
Pentuim 3) can easily be dedicated to pskmail use - even headless.  But I'm not 
committing my K2-100 to it.  Thinking of, perhaps, 2m operation and an omni 
antenna (KH6TY is a supporter of using VHF and gain antennas (either omnis or 
beams), and has had success making connections of over 100mi using 
flidgi/flarq, or NBEMS if you prefer).  I want something for camping season, 
and I don't usually camp over 200km away.  One other option is 80m and NVIS.  
The last option is a scanning/scheduled setup, but I don't want to start 
sinking too much into it.

Unless I'm expecting too much, propagation is still disappointing. I appreciate 
your report, though.

-- 
Kent VE4KEH

Each time you reboot a Linux system a little kitten is killed...

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