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Re: [BPQ32] RE: [ardop_users] W6IDS Gateway Is Down For The Count This Time

la7um
 

Hm, Sorry, NO.
I switched it on, and let 1803 invade a couple other Winlink servers.
Not "enough" joy. Had to uninstall for getting all the sound cards modes in Winlink working again.
Winmor was the worst.
In some cases ARDOP 1 and VARA did play, but not Winmor.
Is it in addition some .net 3.5 issue mixed into this?
Finn LA7UM

Re: VARA via QRP Video

Tony
 

Tony That's  version  2-2-0   ,  Latest  is   2-2-1  From what I can
 tell, after  3 years of  development   this  is now  frozen
.. though the  FM versions  continue evaluation 73-Graham G0NBD
Thanks Graham.

Tony -K2MO

Re: [BPQ32] RE: [ardop_users] W6IDS Gateway Is Down For The Count This Time

la7um
 

Sholto
Your hint may be a value point. This needs to be closer investigated.

Our local RMS Server as well met the problem of getting all Soundcards OFF LINE, for using with RMS Trimode. after this Spring update.
Nothing worked, except uninstall the update on both PCs.

Another Winlink server PC also got the Spring install, but in his case it worked after new enumeration of the sound cards.
Checking in to your hint, indicates than he may have switched this on.

73 de LA7UM Finn

Re: [BPQ32] RE: [ardop_users] W6IDS Gateway Is Down For The Count This Time

Sholto Fisher
 

Howard,

 

Are you sure it's not just the new sound card permissions which Microsoft added to the Spring update?

 

As I understand it by default programs which weren't downloaded in the MS store need to be given permission to use the computer “microphone”. If this isn't done the program usually bombs because from its perspective it can't detect the sound card.

 

It's an easy fix in Win 10. Go to Settings>Privacy>Microphone and make sure the little “switch” is turned on for allowing all programs access to the microphone.

 

73

 

Sholto

K7TMG

 


From: main@digitalradio.groups.io <main@digitalradio.groups.io> on behalf of W6IDS <w6ids@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 8:53:15 PM
To: BPQ32@...; users@ardop.groups.io; WINMOR@...; main@digitalradio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [digitalradio] [BPQ32] RE: [ardop_users] W6IDS Gateway Is Down For The Count This Time
 
Hello Jerry,

As a matter of fact, you can.  You go in through the Control Panel.  You
can view the Update History, then select the Update(s) desired, then 
select "Uninstall" and wait.  You do it for each Update.  Doing that now
and just now uninstalled the 5/17 Update. Now, rebooting and will then
go in and do another one.  Intend to go back to 5/9 Update.  Started
this about 45 minutes ago on a whim, just in case.

Never tried this before - of course, wasn't desperate either <GRIN>.  My
bad, I tended to regard Updates like bundles of "NITRO" - with caution. 
I did try to do a recovery to an earlier Set Point  but failed as I
mentioned.

Hopeful at this point.  I am turning off the Update process at some
point here too.

BTW. Doug VE5DCP mentioned the same thing in another message. So, looks
like I'm on target here - and for Doug, I agree. . . . we Users are
nothing less than Guinea Pigs by George.  Doug also mentioned that he
"turned off windows updates in services.msc table" in his message.  I'm
going to get into that as well.

The only shaky thing is knowing enough to intelligently select how the
Updates are chosen and applied.  What I do know is that the Updates are
just killing me for their own sake and I need to get a grip on that. 
These periodic system failures have gone on long enough for me.

Howard W6IDS


On 5/22/2018 10:25 PM, n9lya@... [BPQ32] wrote:
> Howard can you go in to your update history see the name and date of what
> all was updated then go to add remove programs and uninstall that update?
> Just a guess what. I have never done that.. But I think it can be done.
> It sounds like you already tried something similar?  Or the restore may have
> made that no longer available..  Just a thought.. I only know how to stop
> WIN10 from updating and sending my info to MS.. Via their virus known as WIN
> 10.. lol.. And when and only when I want to do an update will it do one. I
> have total control! 73 Jerry N9LYA
>
> 73 Jerry N9LYA
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: users@ardop.groups.io <users@ardop.groups.io> On Behalf Of W6IDS
> Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:40 PM
> To: users@ardop.groups.io; WINMOR@...; BPQ32@...;
> main@digitalradio.groups.io
> Subject: [ardop_users] W6IDS Gateway Is Down For The Count This Time
>
>
> Hello All,
>
> In the FWIW category, depending upon your reliance on my gateway, I need to
> announce my system is no longer in service, following the effects of the
> WIN10 5/16 Update.  I didn't realize I had problems actually, other than
> there seemed to be a lot of quiet time, per se.  Then I saw a message from
> N2LEE which described issues he was having with Winmor, ARDOP and VARA.
> That left him PACTOR only.
>
> I decided to check and discovered that the same three protocols crashed on
> my system, leaving me PACTOR only as well.
> My making connect attempts with other gateways resulted in ARDOP and Winmor
> locking up.  VARA went into a 100% CPU usage state and stayed there.  It
> also would not respond to connect requests from a local, N9PTK.
>
> Up until the Win10 update, there had been no apparent problems.
>
> I encountered significant problems when I attempted to do a system recovery.
> I went through three sessions, with the fourth ending up in a continual
> recovery process without stopping from 8am until 4pm today.
>
> I downloaded a tool, a Windows Update Diagnoistic and got the system to
> reboot.  It seems I have an Update Error shown below.  This may have been a
> continuing story because my computer has choked on updates before.
>
> As an FYI, I downloaded Windows Update Diagnostic.diagcab which is:
>
> Diagnostic Cabinet (306kb)  from http://download.microsoft.com
>
> The Error Code 0x80246010 is a Windows Update error, which prevents people
> from installing Windows updates for both system and apps. Many people
> reported the problem when installing Cumulative Update KB4038782 for WIN10
> OS, but a variety of sites have  detected quite a lot of threads complaining
> on this problem and indicating different cumulative updates.
>
> It has been reported in a number of websites that Microsoft's technicians
> are aware of the problem, but they are not very active in responding to
> people's complaints.  I saw messages about this going back to late 2016 in
> fact.
> I found that one of the solutions offered by them is to install the needed
> update manually from Windows Update Catalog.  I'm no expert, but It seemed
> like a good idea. . . . however, I then read where those who tried this
> method encountered still another error - 0x80073712.
>
> The error 0x80246010 may be triggered by missing/corrupt DLL files,
> corrupted registry keys, incomplete updates, malware and similar problems.
> In fact, I've seen it where the Update process suddenly disconnected from
> the server resulting in a partial update install.  Apparently, this can have
> a cumulative effect which isn't good.
> I can't say I was aware of this.
>
> I used the tool from Microsoft and was able to regain some semblance of
> control.  I brought the system back up and went back into temporary service.
> Immediately I had all three protocols lockup when connect attempts were
> made, either outgoing by me or incoming from others.
>
> Frankly, I don't think I will be able to quickly get my computer "spic 'n
> span" on this one.  Not to appear like I'm whining here, but I REALLY wish I
> still had my WIN7 software in hand.  For my own perspective, WIN10 has
> been a very sad experiment.  Obviously, YMMV.   Hmmmmm. . . . yeah, I know.
> There's LINUX but. . . . .
>
> Regards,
>
> Howard W6IDS
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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Re: [BPQ32] RE: [ardop_users] W6IDS Gateway Is Down For The Count This Time

W6IDS <w6ids@...>
 

Hello Jerry,

As a matter of fact, you can.  You go in through the Control Panel.  You can view the Update History, then select the Update(s) desired, then  select "Uninstall" and wait.  You do it for each Update.  Doing that now and just now uninstalled the 5/17 Update. Now, rebooting and will then go in and do another one.  Intend to go back to 5/9 Update.  Started this about 45 minutes ago on a whim, just in case.

Never tried this before - of course, wasn't desperate either <GRIN>.  My bad, I tended to regard Updates like bundles of "NITRO" - with caution.  I did try to do a recovery to an earlier Set Point  but failed as I mentioned.

Hopeful at this point.  I am turning off the Update process at some point here too.

BTW. Doug VE5DCP mentioned the same thing in another message. So, looks like I'm on target here - and for Doug, I agree. . . . we Users are nothing less than Guinea Pigs by George.  Doug also mentioned that he "turned off windows updates in services.msc table" in his message.  I'm going to get into that as well.

The only shaky thing is knowing enough to intelligently select how the Updates are chosen and applied.  What I do know is that the Updates are just killing me for their own sake and I need to get a grip on that.  These periodic system failures have gone on long enough for me.

Howard W6IDS

On 5/22/2018 10:25 PM, n9lya@... [BPQ32] wrote:
Howard can you go in to your update history see the name and date of what
all was updated then go to add remove programs and uninstall that update?
Just a guess what. I have never done that.. But I think it can be done.
It sounds like you already tried something similar? Or the restore may have
made that no longer available.. Just a thought.. I only know how to stop
WIN10 from updating and sending my info to MS.. Via their virus known as WIN
10.. lol.. And when and only when I want to do an update will it do one. I
have total control! 73 Jerry N9LYA

73 Jerry N9LYA


-----Original Message-----
From: users@ardop.groups.io <users@ardop.groups.io> On Behalf Of W6IDS
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:40 PM
To: users@ardop.groups.io; WINMOR@...; BPQ32@...;
main@digitalradio.groups.io
Subject: [ardop_users] W6IDS Gateway Is Down For The Count This Time


Hello All,

In the FWIW category, depending upon your reliance on my gateway, I need to
announce my system is no longer in service, following the effects of the
WIN10 5/16 Update. I didn't realize I had problems actually, other than
there seemed to be a lot of quiet time, per se. Then I saw a message from
N2LEE which described issues he was having with Winmor, ARDOP and VARA.
That left him PACTOR only.

I decided to check and discovered that the same three protocols crashed on
my system, leaving me PACTOR only as well.
My making connect attempts with other gateways resulted in ARDOP and Winmor
locking up. VARA went into a 100% CPU usage state and stayed there. It
also would not respond to connect requests from a local, N9PTK.

Up until the Win10 update, there had been no apparent problems.

I encountered significant problems when I attempted to do a system recovery.
I went through three sessions, with the fourth ending up in a continual
recovery process without stopping from 8am until 4pm today.

I downloaded a tool, a Windows Update Diagnoistic and got the system to
reboot. It seems I have an Update Error shown below. This may have been a
continuing story because my computer has choked on updates before.

As an FYI, I downloaded Windows Update Diagnostic.diagcab which is:

Diagnostic Cabinet (306kb) from http://download.microsoft.com

The Error Code 0x80246010 is a Windows Update error, which prevents people
from installing Windows updates for both system and apps. Many people
reported the problem when installing Cumulative Update KB4038782 for WIN10
OS, but a variety of sites have detected quite a lot of threads complaining
on this problem and indicating different cumulative updates.

It has been reported in a number of websites that Microsoft's technicians
are aware of the problem, but they are not very active in responding to
people's complaints. I saw messages about this going back to late 2016 in
fact.
I found that one of the solutions offered by them is to install the needed
update manually from Windows Update Catalog. I'm no expert, but It seemed
like a good idea. . . . however, I then read where those who tried this
method encountered still another error - 0x80073712.

The error 0x80246010 may be triggered by missing/corrupt DLL files,
corrupted registry keys, incomplete updates, malware and similar problems.
In fact, I've seen it where the Update process suddenly disconnected from
the server resulting in a partial update install. Apparently, this can have
a cumulative effect which isn't good.
I can't say I was aware of this.

I used the tool from Microsoft and was able to regain some semblance of
control. I brought the system back up and went back into temporary service.
Immediately I had all three protocols lockup when connect attempts were
made, either outgoing by me or incoming from others.

Frankly, I don't think I will be able to quickly get my computer "spic 'n
span" on this one. Not to appear like I'm whining here, but I REALLY wish I
still had my WIN7 software in hand. For my own perspective, WIN10 has
been a very sad experiment. Obviously, YMMV. Hmmmmm. . . . yeah, I know.
There's LINUX but. . . . .

Regards,

Howard W6IDS






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Re: [ardop_users] W6IDS Gateway Is Down For The Count This Time

Jerome Kutche <n9lya@...>
 

Howard can you go in to your update history see the name and date of what
all was updated then go to add remove programs and uninstall that update?
Just a guess what. I have never done that.. But I think it can be done.
It sounds like you already tried something similar? Or the restore may have
made that no longer available.. Just a thought.. I only know how to stop
WIN10 from updating and sending my info to MS.. Via their virus known as WIN
10.. lol.. And when and only when I want to do an update will it do one. I
have total control! 73 Jerry N9LYA

73 Jerry N9LYA

-----Original Message-----
From: users@ardop.groups.io <users@ardop.groups.io> On Behalf Of W6IDS
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:40 PM
To: users@ardop.groups.io; WINMOR@...; BPQ32@...;
main@digitalradio.groups.io
Subject: [ardop_users] W6IDS Gateway Is Down For The Count This Time


Hello All,

In the FWIW category, depending upon your reliance on my gateway, I need to
announce my system is no longer in service, following the effects of the
WIN10 5/16 Update. I didn't realize I had problems actually, other than
there seemed to be a lot of quiet time, per se. Then I saw a message from
N2LEE which described issues he was having with Winmor, ARDOP and VARA.
That left him PACTOR only.

I decided to check and discovered that the same three protocols crashed on
my system, leaving me PACTOR only as well.
My making connect attempts with other gateways resulted in ARDOP and Winmor
locking up. VARA went into a 100% CPU usage state and stayed there. It
also would not respond to connect requests from a local, N9PTK.

Up until the Win10 update, there had been no apparent problems.

I encountered significant problems when I attempted to do a system recovery.
I went through three sessions, with the fourth ending up in a continual
recovery process without stopping from 8am until 4pm today.

I downloaded a tool, a Windows Update Diagnoistic and got the system to
reboot. It seems I have an Update Error shown below. This may have been a
continuing story because my computer has choked on updates before.

As an FYI, I downloaded Windows Update Diagnostic.diagcab which is:

Diagnostic Cabinet (306kb) from http://download.microsoft.com

The Error Code 0x80246010 is a Windows Update error, which prevents people
from installing Windows updates for both system and apps. Many people
reported the problem when installing Cumulative Update KB4038782 for WIN10
OS, but a variety of sites have detected quite a lot of threads complaining
on this problem and indicating different cumulative updates.

It has been reported in a number of websites that Microsoft's technicians
are aware of the problem, but they are not very active in responding to
people's complaints. I saw messages about this going back to late 2016 in
fact.
I found that one of the solutions offered by them is to install the needed
update manually from Windows Update Catalog. I'm no expert, but It seemed
like a good idea. . . . however, I then read where those who tried this
method encountered still another error - 0x80073712.

The error 0x80246010 may be triggered by missing/corrupt DLL files,
corrupted registry keys, incomplete updates, malware and similar problems.
In fact, I've seen it where the Update process suddenly disconnected from
the server resulting in a partial update install. Apparently, this can have
a cumulative effect which isn't good.
I can't say I was aware of this.

I used the tool from Microsoft and was able to regain some semblance of
control. I brought the system back up and went back into temporary service.
Immediately I had all three protocols lockup when connect attempts were
made, either outgoing by me or incoming from others.

Frankly, I don't think I will be able to quickly get my computer "spic 'n
span" on this one. Not to appear like I'm whining here, but I REALLY wish I
still had my WIN7 software in hand. For my own perspective, WIN10 has
been a very sad experiment. Obviously, YMMV. Hmmmmm. . . . yeah, I know.
There's LINUX but. . . . .

Regards,

Howard W6IDS

W6IDS Gateway Is Down For The Count This Time

W6IDS <w6ids@...>
 

Hello All,

In the FWIW category, depending upon your reliance on my gateway, I need to announce my system is no longer in service,
following the effects of the WIN10 5/16 Update. I didn't realize I had problems actually, other than there seemed to
be a lot of quiet time, per se. Then I saw a message from N2LEE which described issues he was having with Winmor,
ARDOP and VARA. That left him PACTOR only.

I decided to check and discovered that the same three protocols crashed on my system, leaving me PACTOR only as well.
My making connect attempts with other gateways resulted in ARDOP and Winmor locking up. VARA went into a 100% CPU
usage state and stayed there. It also would not respond to connect requests from a local, N9PTK.

Up until the Win10 update, there had been no apparent problems.

I encountered significant problems when I attempted to do a system recovery. I went through three sessions, with the
fourth ending up in a continual recovery process without stopping from 8am until 4pm today.

I downloaded a tool, a Windows Update Diagnoistic and got the system to reboot. It seems I have an Update Error
shown below. This may have been a continuing story because my computer has choked on updates before.

As an FYI, I downloaded Windows Update Diagnostic.diagcab which is:

Diagnostic Cabinet (306kb) from http://download.microsoft.com

The Error Code 0x80246010 is a Windows Update error, which prevents people from installing Windows updates for
both system and apps. Many people reported the problem when installing Cumulative Update KB4038782 for WIN10 OS,
but a variety of sites have detected quite a lot of threads complaining on this problem and indicating different
cumulative updates.

It has been reported in a number of websites that Microsoft's technicians are aware of the problem, but they are
not very active in responding to people's complaints. I saw messages about this going back to late 2016 in fact.
I found that one of the solutions offered by them is to install the needed update manually from Windows Update
Catalog. I'm no expert, but It seemed like a good idea. . . . however, I then read where those who tried this
method encountered still another error - 0x80073712.

The error 0x80246010 may be triggered by missing/corrupt DLL files, corrupted registry keys, incomplete updates,
malware and similar problems. In fact, I've seen it where the Update process suddenly disconnected from the
server resulting in a partial update install. Apparently, this can have a cumulative effect which isn't good.
I can't say I was aware of this.

I used the tool from Microsoft and was able to regain some semblance of control. I brought the system back up
and went back into temporary service. Immediately I had all three protocols lockup when connect attempts were
made, either outgoing by me or incoming from others.

Frankly, I don't think I will be able to quickly get my computer "spic 'n span" on this one. Not to appear like
I'm whining here, but I REALLY wish I still had my WIN7 software in hand. For my own perspective, WIN10 has
been a very sad experiment. Obviously, YMMV. Hmmmmm. . . . yeah, I know. There's LINUX but. . . . .

Regards,

Howard W6IDS

Re: OPERA @ 47GHz #FT8

Graham
 

Luis  has provided  details  of the  47 GHz  event 

For 10GHz Iban, EB3FRN is using a 90cm offset fixed at QTH. Is the same model of antenna we use in portable for 10/24/4
He uses a Kuhne transverter and 10W PA

NOTE :  In the  video,  portable  locations  are  shown , along  with  route predictions  , definitely  OTH !  

73-Graham
G0NBD


EA5DOM  Home  station , located on  'roof of a  tower block 


Link to  EA5DOM  Video  of the  47 GHz event 


EA5DOM 47 GHz VIDEO ....

Re: 15Kbps VARA FM 9600 Replacement mode #vara #fm #9600

Graham
 

Good  results are  being reported in the  VARA test  group 

NB-  Its  important  the  VARA-FM modes  are deployed  using FM

The reason being , that  unlike the HF  variant ,  the  FM coding

is  less  tolerant to frequency shift and  or  drift , hence  FM  
is defined as the  transmission  mode 

73-G.

Re: VARA via QRP Video

Graham
 
Edited

Tony 

That's  version  2-2-0   ,  Latest  is   2-2-1  
which offers enhanced performance 

From what I can  tell, after  3 years of  development   this  is now  frozen  
.. though the  FM versions  continue evaluation 

73-Graham
G0NBD

VARA via QRP Video

Tony
 

All:

I've been testing Vara with an MCHF SDR QRP transceiver. The short video below shows the rig in action during a Winlink session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsc8XHiGi6c

Works well with reasonably strong signals - fast throughput!

Tony -K2MO

Re: OPERA @ 47GHz #FT8

KC7NOA <Patriot121@...>
 

Is there a link for the equipment used?

Does anybody know of a link to information on HughesNet internet receivers and PA?


From: main@digitalradio.groups.io <main@digitalradio.groups.io> on behalf of Graham <g0nbd@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 2:07:21 PM
To: main@digitalradio.groups.io
Subject: [digitalradio] OPERA @ 47GHz #47GHz #10Ghz #HB9G
 
Using OPERA on 47 GHz , over a 303 Km path ,

Luis EA5DOM, , Sending on 47GHz , using opera to establish the link , then , when s/n & path permitting, changing to VOICE SSB

Also HB9G , fixed beacon, sending 10.884GHz  ,being spotted by  HB9DUB -15 db spot , showing in the lower text bar 

Note - 23 cm is the  highest  band , psk-reporter is capable of displaying , the  on-line  Opera data  base
contains a  listing of correct frequency's for  fixed beacons  using the  system  and  displays accordingly 

73-Graham
G0NBD

Links to >

Opera down load link ....

On line data base ....

Screen capture of EA5DOM  side of the  47Ghz link 

OPERA @ 47GHz #FT8

Graham
 

Using OPERA on 47 GHz , over a 303 Km path ,

Luis EA5DOM, , Sending on 47GHz , using opera to establish the link , then , when s/n & path permitting, changing to VOICE SSB

Also HB9G , fixed beacon, sending 10.884GHz  ,being spotted by  HB9DUB -15 db spot , showing in the lower text bar 

Note - 23 cm is the  highest  band , psk-reporter is capable of displaying , the  on-line  Opera data  base
contains a  listing of correct frequency's for  fixed beacons  using the  system  and  displays accordingly 

73-Graham
G0NBD

Links to >

Opera down load link ....

On line data base ....

Screen capture of EA5DOM  side of the  47Ghz link 

ARIM Messaging Program v2.0

Bob NW8L
 

Hello,
 
ARIM v2.0 is available for download:
 
https://www.whitemesa.net/arim/arim.html#inst
 
This version aims to be compatible with ARDOP2_Win and ardop2 (and piardop2) TNCs, version 2.0.2 or higher only. It is offered for those using ARIM who wish to try the new ARDOP2 TNCs from G8BPQ and KN6KB.
 
1) The ARQ bandwidth selection is simplified, with 3 options:  200, 500 and 2500 Hz.
The FECMODE selection is changed. The options are:
     4PSK.200.50, 4PSK.200.100, 16QAM.200.100, 4FSK.500.50,
     4PSK.500.50, 16QAMR.500.100, 16QAM.500.100, 4FSK.1000.50,
     4PSKR.2500.50, 4PSK.2500.50, 16QAMR.2500.100, 16QAM.2500.100
The FEC Control menu is updated to reflect these changes. If re-using an arim.ini file from an earlier version of ARIM, you MUST make changes:
    a. Change the 'arqbw' parameter in each [tnc] section to one of the values allowable in ARDOP2 (200, 500 or 2500).
    b. Change the 'fecmode' parameter in each [tnc] section to one of the values in the list above.
 
2) This version also addresses a change in behavior between ARDOP 1 and ARDOP 2 TNCs. An ARDOP 2 connection request fails immediately if the ARQBW of the connecting ("client") station's TNC and the remote station's TNC are not identical. In version 2.0 the syntax of the 'conn' command is extended to let you specify an ARQBW for the connection. Examples:
 
conn nw8l 5  (uses the ARQBW setting defined in the arim.ini file or set with the ARIM 'arqbw' command)
 
conn nw8l 5 200 (will use ARQBW 200)
 
conn nw8l 5 any (will attempt to connect using any of the allowable ARDOP 2 ARQBW settings, one at at time)
 
The 'any' parameter is helpful when the ARQBW setting of the remote station is unknown. It will try all 3 available ARQBW settings, one at a time, starting with the local TNC's current setting. A settling time of 5 seconds precedes each attempt to connect with a new ARQBW. Press the <ESC> key to abort the process.
 
3) The new "connection history" view displays a running list of your station's ARQ connections including calling station's grid square and bytes transferred in and out during the session.
 
4) This version of ARIM is NOT compatible with ARDOP TNC versions 1.0.x.x, nor with ARIM versions 1.9 and earlier. It was tested with ARDOP2_Win v2.0.3 and ardop2 v2.0.3.6-BPQ. Please let me know if you run into bugs.
 
See the change notes below for details.
 
Files are also available at the ardop applications Files area at
groups.io:
 
https://ardop.groups.io/g/applications/files
 
and in the Files area at the arim-ham Yahoo group:
 
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/arim-ham/files
(at the time of this writing the files area at arim-ham seems to be broken,
I'll upload the files when it starts working again)
 
Station NW8L will be on dial 14.066 in daytime, 7.110 at night and
sometimes 10.131 for a while in-between, for testing, with ARQBW=500.
 
73, Bob NW8L
 
v2.0  13May2018
---------------
1. Adapt ARIM to ARDOP TNC version 2.
   The ARQ bandwidth selection is simplified, with 3 options:
      200, 500 and 2500 Hz.
   The FECMODE selection is changed. The options are:
     4PSK.200.50, 4PSK.200.100, 16QAM.200.100, 4FSK.500.50,
     4PSK.500.50, 16QAMR.500.100, 16QAM.500.100, 4FSK.1000.50,
     4PSKR.2500.50, 4PSK.2500.50, 16QAMR.2500.100, 16QAM.2500.100
   The FEC Control menu is updated to reflect these changes.
   Note: This version of ARIM is NOT compatible with ARDOP TNC
   versions 1.0.x.x, nor with ARIM versions 1.9 and earlier.
2. Extend syntax of the 'conn' command to allow specification of the
   ARQBW for the connection attempt. An ARDOP 2 connection request
   fails immediately if the ARQBW of the connecting ("client")
   station's TNC and the remote station's TNC are not identical. The
   'conn' command now offers the operator control of the arq bandwidth
   setting for individual connection requests, and a way to connect
   efficiently if the ARQBW of the remote station is unknown:
      conn call rpts [bw]
   'call' is the remote station call sign. 'rpts' is the max number
   of repeats, and 'bw' is an optional ARQ connection bandwidth
   specifier. The allowed values for 'bw' are:
      200, 500, 2500 or 'any' (not case sensitive).
   - If no 'bw' parameter is given then ARIM will use the current
     ARQBW setting (set in the arim.ini file or by using the 'arqbw'
     command in ARIM).
   - If '200', '500' or '2500' are given then ARIM will attempt to
     connect using only the specified bandwidth. This is useful if
     the ARQBW of the remote station is known, but different from that
     of the connecting station's TNC.
   - If 'any' is specified, ARIM will attempt to connect using each of
     the possible ARQBW settings in succession, starting with the
     current ARQBW. If the the result is a REJECTEDBW response from
     the remote station, then the attempt is repeated with another
     ARQBW after a 5 second settling time has passed. NOTE: ARIM
     stops trying if the remote station is unreachable (has not
     responded with either a CONACK or a REJECTEDBW frame after 'rpts'
     requests have been sent).
   Examples:
      conn nw8l 5      (uses the currently set ARQBW)
      conn nw8l 5 200  (uses an ARQBW setting of 200)
      conn nw8l 5 any  (tries all ARQBW settings in turn)
   The effect of forcing an ARQBW setting with the 'conn' command is
   temporary; when the ARQ session ends the client station's ARQBW
   setting reverts to it's original value.
3. Add new "CONNECTION HISTORY" view, which displays a list of ARQ
   connections made, both inbound and outbound. Press 'c' to open the
   view. Connection info shown is:
      Direction of connection request, in or out.
      Call sign of remote station.
      Grid square of calling station (local or remote).
      Connection start time, format: Mon DD HH:MM:SS.
      Connection duration time, format: HH:MM:SS.
      Number of bytes received.
      Number of bytes transmitted.
   Press 'u' and 'd' to scroll. Press 'c' again to close the view.
   To clear the view, type 'clrconn' at the command prompt.
4. Fix bug preventing clean compile of ARIM from source code on older
   Linux operating systems with ncurses library versions < 5.10. On
   these systems the ITALIC text attribute won't work in UI theme
   definitions in the arim-themes file; it will default to NORMAL.
5. Update embedded Help, PDF Help doc and man files as needed.
 

Re: New version VARA v2.2.1

Andrew O'Brien
 

Got it . Thanks for recommended ALC point . 


On May 13, 2018, at 12:33 PM, Andrew OBrien <k3ukandy@...> wrote:

Thanks , off to grab it...
Andy K3UK

On Sun, May 13, 2018 at 10:19 AM, Graham <g0nbd@...> wrote:

New version of VARA-HF  activated  12/5/2018 

Additional speed level added , increasing the  range to 11  




Drift tolerance improved .


Whiles retaining the  'same'  CPU loading ,  increased   'Drift tolerance'  [AFC] has been  embodied
This improves performance , when used  with  more 'tradition equipment. 

Power level and  level  setting's continues to raise issues  with  users ,. 

Tx that provides  100 watts  PEP , the  VARA signal  will show   25%  , ie 25  watts , this is  due to the format of the  waveform ,
the  meting  usually  catering  for  SSB  voice

TUNE button has been integrated in the soundcard menu,

Ideal ALC level set point is  indicated , by  the  image attached.

(with a low ALC level your Gateway will launch very little power, or even zero power. So decode, but will never connect)






73-Graham
G0NBD



Re: New version VARA v2.2.1

Andrew OBrien
 

Thanks , off to grab it...
Andy K3UK

On Sun, May 13, 2018 at 10:19 AM, Graham <g0nbd@...> wrote:

New version of VARA-HF  activated  12/5/2018 

Additional speed level added , increasing the  range to 11  




Drift tolerance improved .


Whiles retaining the  'same'  CPU loading ,  increased   'Drift tolerance'  [AFC] has been  embodied
This improves performance , when used  with  more 'tradition equipment. 

Power level and  level  setting's continues to raise issues  with  users ,. 

Tx that provides  100 watts  PEP , the  VARA signal  will show   25%  , ie 25  watts , this is  due to the format of the  waveform ,
the  meting  usually  catering  for  SSB  voice

TUNE button has been integrated in the soundcard menu,

Ideal ALC level set point is  indicated , by  the  image attached.

(with a low ALC level your Gateway will launch very little power, or even zero power. So decode, but will never connect)






73-Graham
G0NBD



New version VARA v2.2.1

Graham
 

New version of VARA-HF  activated  12/5/2018 

Additional speed level added , increasing the  range to 11  




Drift tolerance improved .


Whiles retaining the  'same'  CPU loading ,  increased   'Drift tolerance'  [AFC] has been  embodied
This improves performance , when used  with  more 'tradition equipment. 

Power level and  level  setting's continues to raise issues  with  users ,. 

Tx that provides  100 watts  PEP , the  VARA signal  will show   25%  , ie 25  watts , this is  due to the format of the  waveform ,
the  meting  usually  catering  for  SSB  voice

TUNE button has been integrated in the soundcard menu,

Ideal ALC level set point is  indicated , by  the  image attached.

(with a low ALC level your Gateway will launch very little power, or even zero power. So decode, but will never connect)






73-Graham
G0NBD


ARIM Messaging Program v1.9

Bob NW8L
 

Hello,
 
ARIM v1.9 is available for download:
 
https://www.whitemesa.net/arim/arim.html#inst
 
Add new "remote file listing" feature. This simplifies the process
of downloading files from the remote station in an ARQ session.
Based on suggestions from Doug, WB6VAC, thanks!
 
Added a UI themes feature. This allows custom color coding and text
attributes to be defined for various user interface elements. Two
built-in themes, "light" and "dark" are available, as well as others
defined in the "arim-themes" file included in the distribution.
Based on suggestions from David, KI6ZHD, thanks!
 
NOTE: This is likely the last release targeting ARDOP version 1.0.x.
The next release will target ARDOP 2 TNCs now being tested.
 
Details in change log excerpt below.
 
Files are also available at the ardop applications Files area at
groups.io:
 
https://ardop.groups.io/g/applications/files
 
and in the Files area at the arim-ham Yahoo group:
 
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/arim-ham/files
 
Station NW8L will be on dial 14.066 in daytime, 7.110 at night and
sometimes 10.131 for a while in-between, for testing.
 
73, Bob NW8L
 
v1.9  01May2018
---------------
1. Add "remote file listing" feature in ARQ mode. Use new commmand
   '/flget' to download a file listing for a shared files folder on
   the remote station. This listing is displayed in the new "List
   Remote Files" view, which opens automatically after the listing
   is downloaded. Like the existing local file viewer, directories
   and files are assigned an index number, making it easy to work
   with them without typing in lengthy commands at the prompt. The
   following commands are available in the viewer:
     'cd [-z] nbr' is used to change directories. The optional '-z'
        switch enables compression to reduce the transfer time of the
        new listing. 'nbr' is the index number of the directory. A
        file listing for the specified directory is downloaded and
        shown in a fresh instance of the viewer.
     'rf nbr' closes the view and prints the specified remote file in
        the Traffic Monitor.
     'gf [-z] nbr [dir]' closes the view and downloads the specified
        file nbr. The '-z' option enables compression to reduce the
        transfer time of the download. The 'dir' option allows the
        operator to specify a particular local directory to store the
        file in.
     'q' quits the viewer.
   The viewer closes automatically when one of these commands is
   invoked. Press the '#' hot key to reopen it if you need to continue
   working with the remote file listing it contains. Note: the viewer
   can be reopened only in ARQ mode.
2. Add new ARQ mode command:
      '/flget [-z] [dir]'
   This command is used to download a file listing from the remote
   station and display it in the remote shared files view. The '-z'
   option enables compression to reduce the transfer time of the
   file listing download. 'dir' is the directory of interest at the
   remote station. If not specified, the default shared files folder
   at the remote station is listed. Examples:
      /flget
      /flget -z skeds/rr-net
   Mutual authentication will be triggered automatically if '/flget'
   is used to list an access-controlled directory when the session is
   not yet authenticated.
3. Add UI themes feature. Themes control the color coding and text
   attributes of the various elements of the user interface. Two
   built-in themes, DARK and LIGHT, are always available, and up to 5
   custom themes can be defined by the user in the 'arim-themes' file.
   When ARIM starts, the theme set by the 'theme' parameter of the
   [ui] section of the configuration file is loaded. You can change
   the UI theme at any time by using the 'theme' command at the
   command prompt. Note: themes work only when the 'color-code'
   parameter in the [ui] section of the arim.ini configuration file is
   TRUE. See the PDF Help file and the 'arim(5)' man page for details.
4. Add new command 'theme'. Use this to change the UI theme. For
   example:
      theme name
   Where 'name' is the name of a UI theme, either one of the built-in
   themes DARK or LIGHT, or a custom theme define in the arim-themes
   file. This erases the terminal and re-draws it using the specified
   theme.
5. Add new parameter 'theme' to the [ui] section of the arim.ini
   configuration file:
      theme = name
   where 'name' is the name of a UI theme, either one of the built-in
   themes DARK or LIGHT, or a custom theme defined in the arim-themes
   file. The specified theme will be loaded when ARIM starts. The
   default theme is DARK.
6. Add PDF versions of the ARIM man pages to the distributions.
7. Update embedded Help and PDF Help file.
 

Re: Armed Forces Day 2018 and MS-DMT software

ALE
 


Hello All,

Armed Forces Day is coming up next month.

I have published the information regarding the event and provided a non-MARS distribution of the latest MS-DMT v2.00 software for anyone interested in intercepting the MS110A PSK broadcasts at:

http://www.n2ckh.com/MARS_ALE_FORUM/MSDMT.html

I have also created a support site on Facebook for non-MARS users of MS-DMT located at:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/MIL.STD.Data.Modem.Terminal/

/s/ Steve, N2CKH

15Kbps VARA FM 9600 Replacement mode #vara #fm #9600

Graham
 
Edited

15,300  bps  VARA FM 'packet'  9600 Replacement  modem

New in the  family  of  VARA OFDM  High  speed  data  modem's  , a  15,300 bps  high speed 

version that replaces the  standard   9600  packet , Intended as  point to  point  or  transit mode ,  

its not  compatible  with  packet operations ,  

VARA-FM-15K  , Is a  sound card  based  adaptive  data  mode , designed to  be  sent via 

equipment  with  existing  'packed 9600'  modulation  options .

Architecture based on the  existing  narrow band VARA-FM system

Bandwidth required    4800  Hz  in keeping  with  packet 9600

Maximum  speed  15,300 bps  

Evaluation is  in process ,  users invited to trial the  modem
to run,  copy the  files into the  existing  'VARA-FM' folder
and 'Run  

NB - Requires pre existing VARA Licence to function 

73-Graham
G0NBD


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