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Re: Is there a tutorial for the software suite?

Ed <autek@...>
 

mffrhorne wrote:
Is there a tutorial for the software suite? How does one go about
learning how to use it? Are there mentors or coaches available? Any
guidance would be much appreciated. --
Tom Horne, W3TDH
If you mean some actual on-air work, why not just ask here and maybe set up a sked to try it out. I'm sure there are many others that might want to do the same.

I'm available if you want to give it a try. Any band 10-160. Of course I may know even less than you, but I'm willing to try.

Ed W3NR


RTTY Invert Capability?

"k6ask" <K6ASK@...>
 

Is there an RTTY capability for inverting character detection? It would
be very handy to have a button available to toggle non-invert/invert
because some RTTY stations often have their signal inverted. At
present, when one moves from one signal to another, because of this
some are immediately legible and some are not.

Perhaps this function is available and I just havn't found it.

Bob - K6ASK


Re: Is there a tutorial for the software suite?

"kh6ty" <hteller@...>
 

Tom,

We have tried to make the software operation intuitive and not need any manual, but there is Help in VBdigi and on the NBEMS web page at http://www.w1hkj.com/NBEMS. Look for the .pdf help files.

Skip

----- Original Message -----
From: "mffrhorne" <hornetd@...>
To: <NBEMSham@...>
Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2008 11:12 PM
Subject: [NBEMSham] Is there a tutorial for the software suite?


Is there a tutorial for the software suite? How does one go about
learning how to use it? Are there mentors or coaches available? Any
guidance would be much appreciated.
--
Tom Horne, W3TDH




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Is there a tutorial for the software suite?

"mffrhorne" <hornetd@...>
 

Is there a tutorial for the software suite? How does one go about
learning how to use it? Are there mentors or coaches available? Any
guidance would be much appreciated.
--
Tom Horne, W3TDH


Re: 2m default frequency...

"kh6ty" <hteller@...>
 

Hi Jeff,

What brand and model of VHF radio are you using? Is it an FM-only radio? NBEMS is primarily intended to be used on VHF SSB with PSK audio.

The default of 144.144 is what appears to be the nationally agreed upon calling frequency for PSK31, and easy for people to remember, so that is why we chose that frequency as a default. Changing the default was excactly the right thing for you to do.

73, Skip

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeffrey P. Nast" <jpnast@...>
To: <NBEMSham@...>
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2008 1:32 AM
Subject: [NBEMSham] 2m default frequency...


Noticed in VBdigi that the 2m default frequency is 144.144 with the
tone at 144.145.

Not sure about your radios, but I can't tune to 144.144 because my 2m
radio only allows 5kHz steps... closest I can get it 144.145.

I deleted the default and put in my own. Perhaps change the default?

Thank you!!!!
-Jeff Nast
KC�MKS





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Re: 2m default frequency...

"Jeffrey P. Nast" <jpnast@...>
 

Hi Larry,

My radio is a D700, FM only... not a biggie. Way up here in the sticks there isn't any SSB traffic in the lower end of the 2m band. I'll check out a location in 146.xx for us FMers. Thanks!

On January 27, the 25th running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon will start (http://www.beargrease.com/). Being President of the club (BARC, http://www.beargreasearc.com/ ) that provides communications for the race, I would love to have digital file transfer communications at net control, road crossings and checkpoints. I have asked our race volunteers to equip themselves with the NBEMS and we will test it out along the course using 2m, 80 and 40. It remains to be seen how many will show up with the right equipment. I'll follow up with a report after the race.

73!
Jeff Nast
KC�MKS



larrytkc@... wrote:


Jeff,
My FT897d only does 5 kHz steps in the FM mode, the reference to 144.144 is for SSB mode. The lower part of 2M is usually reserved for CW/SSB modes. Try your rig using USB (or DIG) mode - BTW using a simplex freq @... in FM mode, works great and brings in a lot more Hams that don't have SSB capability.
Perhaps in the future we can try some "0 region" 80/40 M VBdigi? It might prove interesting to check out.
73 & GL on the waterfall,
Larry kb0emb
KC metro
In a message dated 1/11/2008 12:33:23 AM Central Standard Time, jpnast@... writes:

Noticed in VBdigi that the 2m default frequency is 144.144 with the
tone at 144.145.

Not sure about your radios, but I can't tune to 144.144 because my 2m
radio only allows 5kHz steps... closest I can get it 144.145.

I deleted the default and put in my own. Perhaps change the default?

Thank you!!!!
-Jeff Nast
KC�MKS




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2m default frequency...

"Jeffrey P. Nast" <jpnast@...>
 

Noticed in VBdigi that the 2m default frequency is 144.144 with the
tone at 144.145.

Not sure about your radios, but I can't tune to 144.144 because my 2m
radio only allows 5kHz steps... closest I can get it 144.145.

I deleted the default and put in my own. Perhaps change the default?

Thank you!!!!
-Jeff Nast
KCØMKS


Re: 2m default frequency...

larrytkc@...
 

Jeff,
 
My FT897d only does 5 kHz steps in the FM mode, the reference to 144.144 is for SSB mode. The lower part of 2M is usually reserved for CW/SSB modes. Try your rig using USB (or DIG) mode - BTW using a simplex freq @... in FM mode, works great and brings in a lot more Hams that don't have SSB capability.
Perhaps in the future we can try some "0 region" 80/40 M VBdigi? It might prove interesting to check out.
 
73 & GL on the waterfall,
Larry kb0emb
KC metro
 
In a message dated 1/11/2008 12:33:23 AM Central Standard Time, jpnast@....us writes:
Noticed in VBdigi that the 2m default frequency is 144.144 with the
tone at 144.145.

Not sure about your radios, but I can't tune to 144.144 because my 2m
radio only allows 5kHz steps... closest I can get it 144.145.

I deleted the default and put in my own. Perhaps change the default?

Thank you!!!!
-Jeff Nast
KCØMKS
 




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Re: Setting up Sylpheed account

"Bill - N8ET" <n8et@...>
 

Hi Skip -

I am actually using gmail and PSKmail...

My problem with PSKmail is getting communications between PSKmail and
Sylpheed set up - I assume that the same sort of setup takes place for
NBEMS.

I can see the e-mails coming thru PSKmail, but they never seem to make it
to Sylpheed - I assume because some file pointer or path is not set correctly
somewhere...



>
Bill,

From this page:

http://help. channels.aol.com/kjump.adp?articleId=217449

E-mail Application Setup Basics
Setting up access to the AOL® or AIM® Mail servers is simple, and the
settings are similar for most e-mail applications.

The basic information that you need to setup using IMAP and POP3 is as
follows:

a.. Your e-mail address is screenname@... or screenname@....
b.. Be sure to include the @... or @... suffix.
c.. The incoming mail (POP) server address is: imap.aol.com and
imap.aim.com for IMAP and pop.aol.com or pop.aim.com for POP3.
d.. Check the box for Leaving messages on the server.
e.. The outgoing mail (SMTP) server address is: smtp.aol.com or
smtp.aim.com, port: 587.
f.. Your user name is your AOL or AIM screen name.
g.. Your password is your AOL® or AIM® password.

73, Skip KH6TY

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From: "Bill - N8ET" <n8et@...>
To: "Ed" <autek@...>; <NBEMSham@...>
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2008 6:10 PM
Subject: Re: [NBEMSham] Setting up Sylpheed account

Hi Ed -

I was about to ask the same question of some folks for PSKmail, so I am
quietly watching this list for someone to hopefully answer.





seelyev wrote:
Could someone go thru the settings for a new email account on
Sylpheed. In particular, what do I input for "Server information" I'm
using a home computer and aol.

Thanks
Do you by chance have a callsign ????

Ed W3NR

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73 - Bill - N8ET
Kanga US
www.kangaus.com
419-423-4604 (Kanga)
419-423-5643 (home)

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73 - Bill - N8ET
Kanga US
www.kangaus.com
419-423-4604 (Kanga)
419-423-5643 (home)


Re: Setting up Sylpheed account

"kh6ty" <hteller@...>
 

Bill,

From this page:

http://help.channels.aol.com/kjump.adp?articleId=217449

E-mail Application Setup Basics
Setting up access to the AOL� or AIM� Mail servers is simple, and the settings are similar for most e-mail applications.

The basic information that you need to setup using IMAP and POP3 is as follows:

a.. Your e-mail address is screenname@... or screenname@....
b.. Be sure to include the @... or @... suffix.
c.. The incoming mail (POP) server address is: imap.aol.com and imap.aim.com for IMAP and pop.aol.com or pop.aim.com for POP3.
d.. Check the box for Leaving messages on the server.
e.. The outgoing mail (SMTP) server address is: smtp.aol.com or smtp.aim.com, port: 587.
f.. Your user name is your AOL or AIM screen name.
g.. Your password is your AOL� or AIM� password.

73, Skip KH6TY

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill - N8ET" <n8et@...>
To: "Ed" <autek@...>; <NBEMSham@...>
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2008 6:10 PM
Subject: Re: [NBEMSham] Setting up Sylpheed account


Hi Ed -

I was about to ask the same question of some folks for PSKmail, so I am
quietly watching this list for someone to hopefully answer.





seelyev wrote:
Could someone go thru the settings for a new email account on
Sylpheed. In particular, what do I input for "Server information" I'm
using a home computer and aol.

Thanks
Do you by chance have a callsign ????

Ed W3NR

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Kanga US
www.kangaus.com
419-423-4604 (Kanga)
419-423-5643 (home)


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Re: Setting up Sylpheed account

"Bill - N8ET" <n8et@...>
 

Hi Ed -

I was about to ask the same question of some folks for PSKmail, so I am
quietly watching this list for someone to hopefully answer.


seelyev wrote:
Could someone go thru the settings for a new email account on
Sylpheed. In particular, what do I input for "Server information" I'm
using a home computer and aol.

Thanks
Do you by chance have a callsign ????

Ed W3NR

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73 - Bill - N8ET
Kanga US
www.kangaus.com
419-423-4604 (Kanga)
419-423-5643 (home)


Re: Setting up Sylpheed account

Ed <autek@...>
 

seelyev wrote:
Could someone go thru the settings for a new email account on Sylpheed. In particular, what do I input for "Server information" I'm using a home computer and aol.
Thanks
Do you by chance have a callsign ????


Ed W3NR


Setting up Sylpheed account

"seelyev" <SeelyF@...>
 

Could someone go thru the settings for a new email account on
Sylpheed. In particular, what do I input for "Server information" I'm
using a home computer and aol.

Thanks


NBEMS 1.0.02.1 posted

w1hkj <w1hkj@...>
 

Please read the ChangeLog page for details. Also check the flarq help page for information on changes.

If you just testing vbdigi and not flarq you do not need this upgrade as is for changes to flarq.

http://www.w1hkj.com/NBEMS

73, Dave, W1HKJ


Re: Hardware Connections

"R. Kevin Stover" <rkstover@...>
 

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Hi Sam,

Basically you are correct.

If you are going to be in this for any length of time you should
consider getting a interface like the rigblaster, rascals, microkeyer,
etc....They totally isolate the computer from the radio and provide all
the switching which is necessary.


Sam Saladino wrote:
| Software is installed and appears to be working well. Before moving
| on I want to make sure I understand what hardware connections must be
| made between the radio and computer.
|
|>From the "SPEAKER OUT" of the radio goes to the "MICROPHONE IN" of the
| sound card. This is accomplished with a patch cord with proper
| connectors on each end. (Yes/No?)
|
| The "MICROPHONE IN" of the radio goes to the "SPEAKER OUT" of the
| sound card. Also accomplished with a patch cord and proper connectors
| on each end. (Yes/No?)
|
| The PTT circuit of the radio can be controlled either through using
| one of the Serial Ports of the computer, or separate manual switch or
| manual Send/Receive switch on radio. (Yes/No?)
|
| Questions...
|
| 1. The mode on the radio is set to SSB?
| 2. Is there anything else that has to be connected between the
| connections from radio (mic/speaker) and connections to computer to
| the sound card other than the patch cords? Or anything you'd
| recommend to prevent RF getting into the computer during transmit
| along the patch cords? ie ferrite beads, cores, or anything else?
|
| I'm pretty much a newbie to this facet of Ham Radio and the only thing
| I've done in the past is receive a variety of digital signals on my
| computer using the soundcard, but never attempted to transmit. Any
| and all suggestions and help are appreciated. Thanks.
|
| 73s
| Sam NW9T
|
|
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Re: Hardware Connections

"David Freese" <w1hkj@...>
 

--- In NBEMSham@..., "Sam Saladino" <ortracr@...> wrote:

Software is installed and appears to be working well. Before moving
on I want to make sure I understand what hardware connections must be
made between the radio and computer.

From the "SPEAKER OUT" of the radio goes to the "MICROPHONE IN" of the
sound card. This is accomplished with a patch cord with proper
connectors on each end. (Yes/No?)
Yes if you are using a notebook computer? On a desktop system you
should use LINE-IN to prevent overdriving the sound card.

The "MICROPHONE IN" of the radio goes to the "SPEAKER OUT" of the
sound card. Also accomplished with a patch cord and proper connectors
on each end. (Yes/No?)
OK, sound cards also have a LINE-OUT. Use LINE-OUT if it is available.

The PTT circuit of the radio can be controlled either through using
one of the Serial Ports of the computer, or separate manual switch or
manual Send/Receive switch on radio. (Yes/No?)
Manual T/R will never be fast enough for digital communications. You
should use a T/R switch that is toggled by RTS if possible. You can
also use the VOX on the transceiver.

Questions...

1. The mode on the radio is set to SSB?
USB for all communications including RTTY.

2. Is there anything else that has to be connected between the
connections from radio (mic/speaker) and connections to computer to
the sound card other than the patch cords? Or anything you'd
recommend to prevent RF getting into the computer during transmit
along the patch cords? ie ferrite beads, cores, or anything else?
If you experience RFI then isolation transformers should be used
between the radio and the computer; on both audio lines. Better yet
you can purchase a suitable digital interface that already has the
audio isolation and PTT circuitry.

73, Dave, W1HKJ


Re: FLarq

"R. Kevin Stover" <rkstover@...>
 

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Thanks Ed.

73


Ed wrote:

| Available here:
|
| http://www.w1hkj.com/flarq_main.html
|
| Ed W3NR

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Hardware Connections

"Sam Saladino" <ortracr@...>
 

Software is installed and appears to be working well. Before moving
on I want to make sure I understand what hardware connections must be
made between the radio and computer.

From the "SPEAKER OUT" of the radio goes to the "MICROPHONE IN" of the
sound card. This is accomplished with a patch cord with proper
connectors on each end. (Yes/No?)

The "MICROPHONE IN" of the radio goes to the "SPEAKER OUT" of the
sound card. Also accomplished with a patch cord and proper connectors
on each end. (Yes/No?)

The PTT circuit of the radio can be controlled either through using
one of the Serial Ports of the computer, or separate manual switch or
manual Send/Receive switch on radio. (Yes/No?)

Questions...

1. The mode on the radio is set to SSB?
2. Is there anything else that has to be connected between the
connections from radio (mic/speaker) and connections to computer to
the sound card other than the patch cords? Or anything you'd
recommend to prevent RF getting into the computer during transmit
along the patch cords? ie ferrite beads, cores, or anything else?

I'm pretty much a newbie to this facet of Ham Radio and the only thing
I've done in the past is receive a variety of digital signals on my
computer using the soundcard, but never attempted to transmit. Any
and all suggestions and help are appreciated. Thanks.

73s
Sam NW9T


Re: NBEM &TS2000 TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

w1hkj <w1hkj@...>
 

julienmervyn wrote:


I have installed the NBEM on a Toshiba 9100 and as well a dell gx 240
the receive is great on psk31 and rtty looking at Egypt on my water
fall as Serbian ,Russia my receive is great but TX it seems no one is
copying me for the amount of stations i call in the last 2 days no
response.

I have been playing around with a ts2000 but i check over the set up
step by step the radio showing TX but no power out i put the radio on
mixw and multipsk great both TX and Rx but on NBEM not getting out any
one have this problem working the ts 2000.

Julien
9Z4FZ.


vbdigi requires both the Rx and the Tx audio to be on the same sound card.  Are you perhaps trying to use 2 sound cards?

Dave


Re: NBEM &TS2000 TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Ed <autek@...>
 

julienmervyn wrote:
I have installed the NBEM on a Toshiba 9100 and as well a dell gx 240 the receive is great on psk31 and rtty looking at Egypt on my water fall as Serbian ,Russia my receive is great but TX it seems no one is copying me for the amount of stations i call in the last 2 days no response. I have been playing around with a ts2000 but i check over the set up step by step the radio showing TX but no power out i put the radio on mixw and multipsk great both TX and Rx but on NBEM not getting out any one have this problem working the ts 2000. Julien 9Z4FZ.

Julien, you did setup the PTT in NBEMS as described here:

http://www.w1hkj.com/vbdigi-help/vbdigi.html


Ed W3NR