ARIM v1.3 is available for download:
Includes new message listing and retrieval commands for ARQ sessions.
Also implements RF channel busy detection to avoid transmitting on a
busy channel when the operator initiates an operation.
Details in change log excerpt below (see the Help doc for more
detail). Special thanks to Doug WB6VAC for help in beta testing.
Files are also available at the ardop applications Files area at
and in the Files area at the arim-ham Yahoo group:
Station NW8L will be on dial 14.066 in daytime, 7.101 at night and
sometimes 10.131 for a while in-between, for testing.
73, Bob NW8L
1. Add message listing feature in ARQ mode. Once connected to
another station, use the '/mlist' command to retrieve a list of
messages addressed to your station. Your station must be
authenticated; if not the remote station will respond with an
authentication challenge first. The syntax is:
All messages in the remote station's outbox which are addressed to
your TNC's call sign (mycall) will be listed, in chronological
order (oldest first).
2. Add message download feature in ARQ mode. Once connected, use the
'/mget' command to retrieve messages addressed to your station from
the remote station's outbox. Your station must be authenticated;
if not the remote station will respond with an authentication
challenge first. The syntax is:
/mget [-z] [n]
where the optional '-z' switch invokes on-the-fly compression of
the messages, and the optional 'n' parameter is the maximum number
of messages to download. Up to n messages addressed your TNC's call
sign (mycall) will be downloaded to your inbox, starting with the
oldest message first. If n is not given, the default limit is 10
messages. This is useful for stations that are on the air only
3. In FEC mode, check to see if the channel is busy before sending
messages, queries, files, beacons, unproto text and pings. If busy,
cancel the operation. If sending a message, prompt the operator to
save to the outbox (y/n). This will help avoid collisions during
net operations or wasted transmissions when interfering signals
appear in the channel. Requires version 184.108.40.206j-BPQ or higher of
the ardopc/piardopc TNC. Works with version 220.127.116.11 of the
4. Add "RF CHANNEL BUSY" indicator below the status indicators. This
is driven by BUSY notifications from the TNC, which appear during
FEC operations but not during an ARQ session.
5. Command history buffer added to command prompt in the message
listing and file listing views. Use the CTRL-P (previous) and
CTRL-N (next) keys to browse the recent command history when you
want to reuse a previously sent command. The buffer holds the 10
most recently sent commands.
6. Improve configuration file "dump" feature. When ARIM is run with
the '-p' or '--print-conf FILE option, for example:
arim -p dump.txt
the file will contain a listing of configuration parameters with
the values *after* processing. This is useful for troubleshooting.
Invalid parameter values will be replaced with default values, and
parameters with misspelled names will be absent.
7. Add 'arqbw' and 'busydet' parameters to the TNC Settings dialog.
Remove 'pname' parameter, this is already shown in the ARIM title
bar when ATTACHED to the TNC.
8. Update embedded Help and PDF Help file.