Quick Test

"Dennis Zabawa" <kg4rul@...>

I hooked up two computers from soundcard to soundcard with a couple of
patch cables (sort of a null radio) and gave it a quick test. I LOVE
IT!! It worked with well with Thunderbird and OE. I am going to
setup a test between the base and the mobile as soon as I can get a
digital interface built up for the FT-100D. I plan to test it on HF
and VHF, FM in Simplex mode. This sounds like a great deal for text
based communications between our tri-county EOCs. Dependence on a
Linux based platform for functionality like this has been a
non-starter up till now. Glad to see a stable Windoze implementation.

Dennis R. Zabawa KG4RUL
ARRL South Carolina Section, Public Information Coordinator
Berkeley County South Carolina ARES/RACES, Information Officer
W4VEC Volunteer Examiner
Trident Amateur Radio Club (TARC), Charleston, SC
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Instructor, Charleston
County, SC - Team C9B

Win 98 - UK Activity

"g3zjo" <g3zjo@...>

I use a couple of older machines, 450Mhz and 500Mhz switchable Win98
and XP for less demaning communications tasks.

I have NBEMS installed on Win98 on both machines and all is fine, exept
maybe a 'Runtime Error Overflow' problem which I have reported. It
occured when transfering large photo files and could be a failing of
the old 450MHz machine. Time will tell.

All in all an excelent piece of software for QSO use with the modes

Is there anyone active within VHF range of IO92 in the UK for some

Eddie G3ZJO

Re: KC Area Testing


Dave - THANK YOU (and others programming) for all the hard work to get us to this far!
Larry ~ kb0emb
In a message dated 1/5/2008 9:39:43 PM Central Standard Time, w1hkj@... writes:
Some of your observations are valid for the current flarq release.

I am working on a revision with some logic changes and bug fixes. 
Please monitor this group for announcements of software updates.

Thanks for all of the testing folks.

73, Dave, W1HKJ

Start the year off right. Easy ways to stay in shape in the new year.

Installation testing

"Rich Newsom" <richwa4sxz@...>

I have installed NBEMS to 1-P1MMX Win98SE setup, 1-Win2kPro Celeron800
setup, 1-XPhome Celeron566 setup with no problems. Did the referenced
VBscript to all before the installations. No problems afaik.

My laptop still crashes after a few minutes receive with Vista and XP
both, so I will pull it out and re-install. Error reports filed with
MS for both program crashes as they did a forced close of the program.

So far, so good. I would be interested if there is anyone locally in
2m ssb range that has this setup? Grid here is EM60qj, on coast between
Fort Walton Beach and Navarre, Florida.


Windows 2000 installation notes

"David Freese" <w1hkj@...>

From Ed, W3NR in a private email.

Well I think I have solved the W2K problem. It seems the vbscript.dll
on a default W2K install will not work. I've spent the last 2 hours on
Google and here is what I found. This gives an explanantion and
provides an updated dll.

I installed the build for 2000 and NBEMS installed without a problem.
It requires a reboot after you install the patch and before you
install NBEMS. I'm also attaching the patch.


reprint from digitalradio digest number 3758

"David Freese" <w1hkj@...>

Being so close to another net frequency is not going to work unless you
provide a proper filter.

Using flarq efficiently you need to
* use a 500 Hz filter or better
* use a distance of 500 Hz.

We have tried to put 2 pskmail servers on a 250 Hz distance but they
qrm'ed each other in such a way that is was not feasible. We had to
increase the distance to 500 Hz.

To use a broad filter and let the DSP do the filtering is basically wrong.
The AGC will wipe out the flarq signal to the effect that all packets
are damaged and no transfer is possible.

To take advantage of the small bandwidth of PSK63 you need to have a
matched (100 Hz)
filter. If you don't have that it makes more sense to increase the
speed to PSK250.
That has the added advantage of being less frequency-critical.

Just some of the experience we gathered with pskmail...


Rein PA0R

429 error when trying to run vbdigi

"David Freese" <w1hkj@...>

Your system is missing the Microsoft VBscript capability.

You can stop the error 429 by going to this link and following the
Microsoft instructions from screen to screen:

You have to "validate" Internet Explorer has the information bar
installed. Then just go from screen to screen to download the VBscript
language and run it.

This type of error occurs with programs written in Microsoft's Visual
Basic or VB Scripting language.

73, Dave, W1HKJ

Update to NBEMS help html

"David Freese" <w1hkj@...>

I just updated the NBEMS html help file and the pdf file. The
following text was added to describe how to mark and copy text from
the Rx text control. Some reports were received about the "Rx Pause"
button showing and causing the Rx text flow to be interrupted.
Perhaps this description will help to prevent panic from setting in.

Capturing a Callsign or other text

Double-click on a callsign on the upper (Receive) window to capture
the call and use it for the macros. To be parsed as a valid callsign
the word must be at least 3 characters long, and have at least one
numeral in the group. You can also type a callsign into the Call
field of the log. If you are connected to the internet you can press
F1 to query the web site with the displayed callsign.

If you double click on a 3 number group such as 599 the text will be
copied to the R (rst in) control. If you double click on any other
word it is assumed to be a name and is sent to the Name control.

A single-click or a drag and click in the Rx window will cause the Rx
text flow to be interrupted so that you can direct what to do with the
marked text. The easiest way to mark text is to do the following

1. single-click with left mouse button in the Rx window ... the Rx
text flow is interrupted
2. mark the desired text by dragging over the text while holding
the left mouse button down
3. move the mouse pointer to the destination, ie: Qth or N(otes)
and the either right click or press Ctrl-V for paste
4. right click in the Rx window and select a destination from the
popup menu or click again in the Rx window to dismiss the popup menu
and resume text flow
5. Rx text flow will also resume after you click on another control
on the display. The quickest is to just left click in the Tx window.

73, Dave, W1HKJ