[pskmail] Re: jpskmail questions

  • From: John Douyere <vk2eta@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 07:46:08 +1000


In desperation here are a few things I would check:

1. Based on the exchanges before, I assume you have the radio on 10147 dial.
The Fldigi audio frequency should be 1000Hz. Note that you should start
Fldigi BEFORE the pskmail application so that it can be initialized

2. If you have a frequency meter, I would propose, when all frequencies are
set,  you click on the tune button of fldigi and measure the frequency
transmitted. It should be 10148KHz plus or minus 40 hertz maximum to make
sure the servers capture your PSK signal.. Alternatively you can listen and
zero out on another rig to ensure proper center frequency.

3. Timing of the sound card. Since the timing becomes more critical as PSK
speeds goes up, I would check the calibration of the sound card. Use the WWV
mode of Fldigi for that.

4. I would leave the system on receive and check if beacons from the servers
are received OK. If not then it is propagation or one of the above.

Sorry if I state the obvious.

73's, John (VK2ETA)

On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 7:24 AM, kz5ed <kz5ed@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Well I must have messed something up here.
> On 10147 Radio frequency and using Per's instructions for setting the radio
> and everyone else who' volunteered information I still do not get anything.
> I ping, and monitor on another radio it appears as if it works and the
> meter says I am transmitting at 100 watts.
> I normally crank it back on digi modes and only run about 25 watts but I
> just am trying everything here.
> I beacon and nobody hears me.
> I looked on WB5CON's web site and he does not list me as heard, nor does
> anybody else.
> Something is upside down here because I know it should work.
> What is funny is I can slide down the band to about 10138 and I can hear
> and work using BPSK51.
> I can hear the packet loud and clear and if I had my PK232 monitoring him I
> could decipher that as well.
> I have been running my FLDIGI on OSS for a few years because I never could
> get PortAudio to work on my other machine.  So when I set this notebook up I
> set it up the same.  This afternoon while experimenting I played with it on
> PortAudio and it seemed to work the same.
> I do not think any of this has anything to do with anything because I
> worked a few stations on 30 and 20 using the same machine and radio proofing
> that it would work and it did fine.
> So I am stumped....
> Thanks for the help

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