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RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

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  • David Calder
    Now that I have BPQ/FBB on the AR node computer I want to add RF access the the AR node as well. That s what I was getting at. Thanks Ron. My only other app is
    Message 1 of 24 , Mar 24, 2008
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      Now that I have BPQ/FBB on the AR node computer I want to add RF access
      the the AR node as well. That's what I was getting at.
       
      Thanks Ron.
       
      My only other app is FBB.
       
      73 Dave n4zkf
       


      From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ron Stordahl
      Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 5:37 PM
      To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

      With respect to the PK900, it has to be something in it's firmware that is switching, or not saving the radio baud rate.  BPQ32 would have nothing to do with that.  All BPQ32 can do in this regard is set the baud rate of the computers serial port, which it is obviously doing correctly.

      Now on to your second paragraph... you say that "AR nodes want to be the 'main' application" .  I think what you are referring to is the AR-Cluster application needs to be the first positional parameter in the APPLICATIONS parameter string?  This is true if you are using the BPQ-OCX interface.  AR-Cluster sets this as 0x1 and you cannot do anything about it.  That could be satisfactory if your additional applications can be set for other than the first position.  If your only other application is FBB, it can be set as position two (0x2).

      As an alternative you could use the AGWtoBPQ interface to AR-Cluster, in which case you can set the applications mask as you wish, and thus AR-Cluster will not be tied down to the first position.

      This is described in detail in my Installation Document which is part of the current BPQ32 installer release.

      Ron, N5IN

      ----- Original Message ----
      From: David Calder <n4zkf@n4zkf. com>
      To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
      Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 1:03:28 PM
      Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

      Got that. That's why it does communicate with both TNC ports. It's when I
      set it to KISS (expanded) so I can use both ports it sticks port 1 back
      to 1200 and won't leave it 300. I thought someone might have run across this
      before. I'd like to use just the one TNC instead of tying up two.
       
      But, everything else is working good. Thanks for the help everyone. I also
      have BPQ and FBB working on the same computer as my DX Cluster nodes.
      I'd like to be able to access the nodes thru BPQ but AR node wants to be the
      "main" application.
       
       
       
       
      73 Dave
      n4zkf
       


      From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Mike Melnik
      Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 10:27 AM
      To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
      Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

      Dave

      The BAUD setting in BPQCFG.TXT is the communication speed between the com port and TNC NOT the Radio speed

      That should remain at 9600BAUD I am not familiar with the AEA TNC’S but there is another setting for the Radio Speed.

      Mike Melnik

      N9PMO

      -----Original Message-----
      From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of David Calder
      Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 8:55 AM
      To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
      Subject: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

      Good morning.

      I'm trying to get BOTH ports to work with BPQ. I have one port (radio port2) on

      the PK-900 which is the default port on the TNC working fine on VHF (1200 baud)

      I want to add port one as 300Baud for my HF port and stop using my 1278B. I

      take the PK-900 out of kiss mode, make sure that radio port one is using the

      300 baud modem, radio port2 is running the 1200 baud modem. Put it in extended

      kiss mode. Set up the bpqcfg.txt file, start it all up and all is well but the 300 baud

      port is running 1200 baud! BPQ controls both ports as it should but the 300, isn't

      300.

      I did the command modem 10/4 which is the command for 300/1200. But it's like

      when I put it in KISS is reverts back to 11/4 which is 1200/1200 modems.

      Anyone ever have a PK-900 and played with it?

      73 Dave n4zkf


      From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of John Wiseman
      Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 3:06 PM
      To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
      Subject: RE: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and BPQ Questions

      Hi Ron,

      Perhaps I wasn't very clear - only the BPQ32 interface has this restriction, not the AGWPE interface in AR-Cluster.

      I don't think having to run ARCluster as the first application is much of a problem, especially as BPQ32 now allows other applications to have NETROM Calls and Aliases. I'm not aware of any other applications which have to be APPL 1.

      73,

      John

      -----Original Message-----
      From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com]On Behalf Of Ron Stordahl
      Sent: 02 January 2008 16:25
      To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
      Subject: Re: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and BPQ Questions

      John, G8BPQ

      I think you meant that the BPQ-OCX interface in AR-Cluster requires that it be the first application in APPLICATIONS= .  I am successfully running both CC-Cluster (as the first application) and AR-Cluster (as the 4th application) , with both using AGWtoBPQ (and thus with an applications mask of 0x9).  Momentarily I will try the same using the BPQ-OCX interface in AR-Cluster (with it still as the 4th application) .  Perhaps that will not work...I never considered this possibility.  If it does not work certainly this can be fixed, but probably would require a change in AR-Cluster code?

      Ron, N5IN

      ----- Original Message ----
      From: John Wiseman <john.wiseman@ ntlworld. com>
      To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
      Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2008 5:47:34 AM
      Subject: RE: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and BPQ Questions

      Mike,

      The BPQ32 interface in AR Cluster only allows it to be the first appliation, so you need to swap round the DX ands BBS params in APPLICATIONS= . When you add FBB, you need to tell it to use Application 2, You should probably also change the BBSCALL to mach the ARCluster callsign.

      73,

      John G8BPQ

      -----Original Message-----
      From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com]On Behalf Of Michael J.Talkington
      Sent: 02 January 2008 01:50
      To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
      Subject: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and BPQ Questions

      I am running AR Cluster and BPQ node.I want to run WIN FBB also using
      the bpq.I run ar cluster and bpq starts now when I connect to the
      node then type dx it says all ports in use but if I type bbs it
      connects to the cluster.I want to fix this before adding FBB to the
      computer.also ar cluster is registered in the call KC8FWD-7 here is
      my bpq config I am using a KPC 3 plus just bought thanks Mike KC8FWD

      ; CONFIGURATION FILE FOR BPQ32: G8BPQ SWITCH SOFTWARE

      ; Contains only a LOOPBACK port. Useful to verify that the minimal
      system is
      ; functional.

      ; To perform the basic test, compile this configuration file by
      executing
      ; bpqcfg.exe, which will generate bpqcfg.bin. Now execute
      BPQTerminal. exe,
      ; and in the lowest window enter:

      ; C 1 XXNODE v XX0XX

      ; You should receive the following response:

      ; XXNODE:XX0XX} Connected to XXNODE
      ; This is the CTEXT.
      ; XXNODE:XX0XX} DX CONNECT BYE INFO NODES ROUTES PORTS USERS MHEARD

      ; \Examples\Minimal

      HOSTINTERRUPT= 127 ; Interrupt used for BPQ host mode support
      EMS=0 ; Doesn't use EMS RAM
      DESQVIEW=0 ; DesqView unused
      NODECALL=KC8FWD- 10 ; Node callsign
      NODEALIAS=Clark ; Node alias (6 characters max)
      BBSCALL=KC8FWD- 3 ; BBS callsign APPL1CALL if used overrides
      BBSCALL
      BBSALIAS=FWDBBS ; BBS alias APPL1ALIAS if used overrides
      BBSALIAS
      IDMSG: ; UI broadcast text from NODECALL to fixed
      dest ID
      Network NODE (Clark:KC8FWD- 7)
      *** ; Denotes end of IDMSG text
      BTEXT: ; UI broadcast text from BCALL to destination
      UNPROTO=
      This is the BTEXT text.
      *** ; Denotes end of BTEXT text
      INFOMSG: ; The INFO command text follows:
      North Central West Virginia Packet Switch, Clarksburg, WV.
      Supporting the FWDBBS (KC8FWD BBS), and the FWDDX (FWDDX KC8FWD DX
      Cluster).
      The Commands are basically the same as NET/ROM, but to connect to
      another
      normal station (not another Node), you must specify a port number
      before
      the Callsign. Use PORTS command to list available ports. The BBS
      command
      connects you to the associated mailbox,and DX command to the DX
      Cluster.
      *** ; Denotes end of INFOMSG text
      CTEXT: ; The CTEXT text follows:
      Welcome to the North Central West Virginia Packet Switch in
      Clarksburg,WV
      Type ? for a list of commands.
      *** ; Denotes end of CTEXT text
      FULL_CTEXT=0 ; 0=send CTEXT to L2 connects to NODEALIAS
      only
      ; 1=send CTEXT to all connectees

      ; Network System Parameters:

      OBSINIT=5 ; Initial obsolescence set when a node is
      included
      ; in a received nodes broadcast. This value
      is then
      ; decremented by 1 every NODESINTERVAL.
      OBSMIN=4 ; When the obsolescence of a node falls below
      this
      ; value that node's information is not
      included in
      ; a subsequent nodes broadcast.
      NODESINTERVAL= 60 ; Nodes broadcast interval in minutes
      IDINTERVAL=10 ; 'IDMSG' UI broadcast interval in minutes,
      0=OFF
      BTINTERVAL=0 ; The BTEXT broadcast interval in minutes,
      0=OFF
      L3TIMETOLIVE= 25 ; Max L3 hops
      L4RETRIES=3 ; Level 4 retry count
      L4TIMEOUT=120 ; Level 4 timeout in seconds s/b > FRACK x
      RETRIES
      L4DELAY=10 ; Level 4 delayed ack timer in seconds
      L4WINDOW=4 ; Level 4 window size
      MAXLINKS=30 ; Max level 2 links
      MAXNODES=120 ; Max nodes in nodes table
      MAXROUTES=35 ; Max adjacent nodes
      MAXCIRCUITS= 64 ; Max L4 circuits
      MINQUAL=150 ; Minimum quality to add to nodes table
      BBSQUAL=1 ; BBS quality multiplier, (BBSQUAL/256) ,
      relative to
      ; NODE. Used to limit spread of BBS node info
      through
      ; the network to your required service area.
      [0,255].
      ; APPL1QUAL if used overrides BBSQUAL.
      BUFFERS=255 ; Packet buffers - 255 means allocate as many
      as
      ; possible, normally about 130, depending
      upon other
      ; table sizes.

      ; TNC default parameters:

      PACLEN=128 ; Max packet size (236 max for net/rom)

      ; PACLEN is a problem! The ideal size depends on the link(s) over
      which a
      ; packet will be sent. For a session involving another node, we have
      no idea
      ; what is at the far end. Ideally each node should have the
      capability to
      ; combine and then refragment messages to suit each link segment -
      maybe when
      ; there are more BPQ nodes about than 'other' ones, I'll do it. When
      the node
      ; is accessed directly, things are a bit easier, as we know at least
      something
      ; about the link. So, currently there are two PACLEN params, one here
      and one
      ; in the PORTS section. This one is used to set the initial value for
      ; sessions via other nodes and for sessions initiated from here. The
      other is
      ; used for incoming direct (Level 2) sessions. In all cases the TNC
      PACLEN
      ; command can be used to override the defaults.

      TRANSDELAY=1 ; Transparent node send delay in seconds

      ; Level 2 Parameters:

      ; T1 (FRACK), T2 (RESPTIME) and N2 (RETRIES) are now in the PORTS
      section

      T3=180 ; Link validation timer in seconds
      IDLETIME=900 ; Idle link shutdown timer in seconds

      ; Configuration Options:

      AUTOSAVE=1 ; Saves BPQNODES.dat upon program exit
      BBS=1 ; 1 = BBS support included, 0 = No BBS support
      NODE=1 ; Include switch support
      HIDENODES=1 ; If set to 1, nodes beginning with a #
      ; require a 'N *' command to be displayed.

      ; The *** LINKED command is intended for use by gateway software, and
      concern
      ; has been expressed that it could be misused. It is recommended that
      it be
      ; disabled (=N) if unneeded.

      ENABLE_LINKED= N ; Controls processing of *** LINKED command
      ; Y = allows unrestricted use
      ; A = allows use by application program
      ; N = disabled

      ; AX25 port definitions:

      ; The LOOPBACK port simulates a connection by looping input to output.
      ; To test, start BPQTerminal and enter: 'C 1 XXNODE via XX0XX'
      ; In this example '1' is the LOOPBACK port number. The LOOPBACK port
      is
      ; provided for testing purposes would rarely be included in an
      established
      ; system.

      PORT
      PORTNUM=1 ; Optonal Number for use in Ports display.
      ID=145.010 MHz ; Up to 30 Chars, appears on PORTS display
      TYPE=ASYNC ; Hardware type.
      PROTOCOL=KISS ; Protocol to be used on the link.
      IOADDR=1 ; This is set to the com Port number.
      SPEED=4800 ; Async link speed for KISS and NETROM links.
      CHANNEL=A ;
      QUALITY=0 ; Default quality for nodes heard on this
      port.
      MAXFRAME=7 ; Max outstanding frames (1 thru 7)
      TXDELAY=300 ; TX Keyup delay in milliseconds.
      SLOTTIME=100 ; CSMA interval timer (milliseconds) .
      PERSIST=63 ; Probability to transmit' value (1-255).
      FULLDUP=1 ;
      SOFTDCD=1 ;
      FRACK=4000 ; Level 2 timout in milliseconds
      RESPTIME=1000 ; Level 2 delayed ack timer in milliseconds
      RETRIES=10 ; Level 2 maximum retry value
      PACLEN=236 ; Default maximum packet length for this port.
      DIGIFLAG=0 ; Digipeat: 0=OFF, 1=ALL, 255=UI Only
      DIGIPORT=0 ; Port to send digied frames on. Zero means
      the port it was received on.
      USERS=0 ; This limits the number of L2 sessions to
      the supplied number.
      UNPROTO=MAIL ; BTEXT broadcast addrs format:DEST[ ,digi1
      [,digi2]]
      ENDPORT

      ROUTES: ; Locked routes

      ; CALLSIGN,QUALITY, PORT[,MAXFRAME, FRACK,PACLEN]
      ; The values in [...] if stated override the port defaults.

      ; No routes are specified, as they would be meaningless.

      *** ; Denotes end of locked routes

      ; Applications supported:

      ; The first three are reserved for BBS, HOST and REMOTE SYSOP. Five
      ; additional applications, up to 12 bytes each, can be defined as you
      wish.
      ; Applications beginning with a * are not shown in the valid commands
      display.

      APPLICATIONS= BBS,DX,*SYS ;no BBS, no host, remote sysop=*SYS


    • David Calder n4zkf
      Yesterday I gave up on the PK 900. I don t know what it is but have not had a long forwarding session on 14.098 since I put it online. I ordered a dual core
      Message 2 of 24 , Jul 13 4:16 AM
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        Yesterday I gave up on the PK 900. I don't know what it is but have not had a
        long forwarding session on 14.098 since I put it online. I ordered a dual core
        motherboard with ISA slots and I'm going back to DRSI.
         
        I never did like anything else better. I'm dumping this version of FBB also.
        Too many bugs. It copies people into the users multiple times, ect. After
        20 years of running this thing I thought about dumping it but Jerry has talked
        me out of it. The BPQ works great. 4.10.4 Did I not see in the messages
        a interface file from John or someone to make this version work with DRSI's?
         
        Thanks 73 Dave
        n4zkf
         
         
         
         


        From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ron Stordahl
        Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 5:37 PM
        To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: Re: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

        With respect to the PK900, it has to be something in it's firmware that is switching, or not saving the radio baud rate.  BPQ32 would have nothing to do with that.  All BPQ32 can do in this regard is set the baud rate of the computers serial port, which it is obviously doing correctly.

        Now on to your second paragraph... you say that "AR nodes want to be the 'main' application" .  I think what you are referring to is the AR-Cluster application needs to be the first positional parameter in the APPLICATIONS parameter string?  This is true if you are using the BPQ-OCX interface.  AR-Cluster sets this as 0x1 and you cannot do anything about it.  That could be satisfactory if your additional applications can be set for other than the first position.  If your only other application is FBB, it can be set as position two (0x2).

        As an alternative you could use the AGWtoBPQ interface to AR-Cluster, in which case you can set the applications mask as you wish, and thus AR-Cluster will not be tied down to the first position.

        This is described in detail in my Installation Document which is part of the current BPQ32 installer release.

        Ron, N5IN

        ----- Original Message ----
        From: David Calder <n4zkf@n4zkf. com>
        To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
        Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 1:03:28 PM
        Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

        Got that. That's why it does communicate with both TNC ports. It's when I
        set it to KISS (expanded) so I can use both ports it sticks port 1 back
        to 1200 and won't leave it 300. I thought someone might have run across this
        before. I'd like to use just the one TNC instead of tying up two.
         
        But, everything else is working good. Thanks for the help everyone. I also
        have BPQ and FBB working on the same computer as my DX Cluster nodes.
        I'd like to be able to access the nodes thru BPQ but AR node wants to be the
        "main" application.
         
         
         
         
        73 Dave
        n4zkf
         


        From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Mike Melnik
        Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 10:27 AM
        To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
        Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

        Dave

        The BAUD setting in BPQCFG.TXT is the communication speed between the com port and TNC NOT the Radio speed

        That should remain at 9600BAUD I am not familiar with the AEA TNC’S but there is another setting for the Radio Speed.

        Mike Melnik

        N9PMO

        -----Original Message-----
        From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of David Calder
        Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 8:55 AM
        To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
        Subject: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

        Good morning.

        I'm trying to get BOTH ports to work with BPQ. I have one port (radio port2) on

        the PK-900 which is the default port on the TNC working fine on VHF (1200 baud)

        I want to add port one as 300Baud for my HF port and stop using my 1278B. I

        take the PK-900 out of kiss mode, make sure that radio port one is using the

        300 baud modem, radio port2 is running the 1200 baud modem. Put it in extended

        kiss mode. Set up the bpqcfg.txt file, start it all up and all is well but the 300 baud

        port is running 1200 baud! BPQ controls both ports as it should but the 300, isn't

        300.

        I did the command modem 10/4 which is the command for 300/1200. But it's like

        when I put it in KISS is reverts back to 11/4 which is 1200/1200 modems.

        Anyone ever have a PK-900 and played with it?

        73 Dave n4zkf


        From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of John Wiseman
        Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 3:06 PM
        To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
        Subject: RE: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and BPQ Questions

        Hi Ron,

        Perhaps I wasn't very clear - only the BPQ32 interface has this restriction, not the AGWPE interface in AR-Cluster.

        I don't think having to run ARCluster as the first application is much of a problem, especially as BPQ32 now allows other applications to have NETROM Calls and Aliases. I'm not aware of any other applications which have to be APPL 1.

        73,

        John

        -----Original Message-----
        From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com]On Behalf Of Ron Stordahl
        Sent: 02 January 2008 16:25
        To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
        Subject: Re: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and BPQ Questions

        John, G8BPQ

        I think you meant that the BPQ-OCX interface in AR-Cluster requires that it be the first application in APPLICATIONS= .  I am successfully running both CC-Cluster (as the first application) and AR-Cluster (as the 4th application) , with both using AGWtoBPQ (and thus with an applications mask of 0x9).  Momentarily I will try the same using the BPQ-OCX interface in AR-Cluster (with it still as the 4th application) .  Perhaps that will not work...I never considered this possibility.  If it does not work certainly this can be fixed, but probably would require a change in AR-Cluster code?

        Ron, N5IN

        ----- Original Message ----
        From: John Wiseman <john.wiseman@ ntlworld. com>
        To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
        Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2008 5:47:34 AM
        Subject: RE: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and BPQ Questions

        Mike,

        The BPQ32 interface in AR Cluster only allows it to be the first appliation, so you need to swap round the DX ands BBS params in APPLICATIONS= . When you add FBB, you need to tell it to use Application 2, You should probably also change the BBSCALL to mach the ARCluster callsign.

        73,

        John G8BPQ

        -----Original Message-----
        From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com]On Behalf Of Michael J.Talkington
        Sent: 02 January 2008 01:50
        To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
        Subject: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and BPQ Questions

        I am running AR Cluster and BPQ node.I want to run WIN FBB also using
        the bpq.I run ar cluster and bpq starts now when I connect to the
        node then type dx it says all ports in use but if I type bbs it
        connects to the cluster.I want to fix this before adding FBB to the
        computer.also ar cluster is registered in the call KC8FWD-7 here is
        my bpq config I am using a KPC 3 plus just bought thanks Mike KC8FWD

        ; CONFIGURATION FILE FOR BPQ32: G8BPQ SWITCH SOFTWARE

        ; Contains only a LOOPBACK port. Useful to verify that the minimal
        system is
        ; functional.

        ; To perform the basic test, compile this configuration file by
        executing
        ; bpqcfg.exe, which will generate bpqcfg.bin. Now execute
        BPQTerminal. exe,
        ; and in the lowest window enter:

        ; C 1 XXNODE v XX0XX

        ; You should receive the following response:

        ; XXNODE:XX0XX} Connected to XXNODE
        ; This is the CTEXT.
        ; XXNODE:XX0XX} DX CONNECT BYE INFO NODES ROUTES PORTS USERS MHEARD

        ; \Examples\Minimal

        HOSTINTERRUPT= 127 ; Interrupt used for BPQ host mode support
        EMS=0 ; Doesn't use EMS RAM
        DESQVIEW=0 ; DesqView unused
        NODECALL=KC8FWD- 10 ; Node callsign
        NODEALIAS=Clark ; Node alias (6 characters max)
        BBSCALL=KC8FWD- 3 ; BBS callsign APPL1CALL if used overrides
        BBSCALL
        BBSALIAS=FWDBBS ; BBS alias APPL1ALIAS if used overrides
        BBSALIAS
        IDMSG: ; UI broadcast text from NODECALL to fixed
        dest ID
        Network NODE (Clark:KC8FWD- 7)
        *** ; Denotes end of IDMSG text
        BTEXT: ; UI broadcast text from BCALL to destination
        UNPROTO=
        This is the BTEXT text.
        *** ; Denotes end of BTEXT text
        INFOMSG: ; The INFO command text follows:
        North Central West Virginia Packet Switch, Clarksburg, WV.
        Supporting the FWDBBS (KC8FWD BBS), and the FWDDX (FWDDX KC8FWD DX
        Cluster).
        The Commands are basically the same as NET/ROM, but to connect to
        another
        normal station (not another Node), you must specify a port number
        before
        the Callsign. Use PORTS command to list available ports. The BBS
        command
        connects you to the associated mailbox,and DX command to the DX
        Cluster.
        *** ; Denotes end of INFOMSG text
        CTEXT: ; The CTEXT text follows:
        Welcome to the North Central West Virginia Packet Switch in
        Clarksburg,WV
        Type ? for a list of commands.
        *** ; Denotes end of CTEXT text
        FULL_CTEXT=0 ; 0=send CTEXT to L2 connects to NODEALIAS
        only
        ; 1=send CTEXT to all connectees

        ; Network System Parameters:

        OBSINIT=5 ; Initial obsolescence set when a node is
        included
        ; in a received nodes broadcast. This value
        is then
        ; decremented by 1 every NODESINTERVAL.
        OBSMIN=4 ; When the obsolescence of a node falls below
        this
        ; value that node's information is not
        included in
        ; a subsequent nodes broadcast.
        NODESINTERVAL= 60 ; Nodes broadcast interval in minutes
        IDINTERVAL=10 ; 'IDMSG' UI broadcast interval in minutes,
        0=OFF
        BTINTERVAL=0 ; The BTEXT broadcast interval in minutes,
        0=OFF
        L3TIMETOLIVE= 25 ; Max L3 hops
        L4RETRIES=3 ; Level 4 retry count
        L4TIMEOUT=120 ; Level 4 timeout in seconds s/b > FRACK x
        RETRIES
        L4DELAY=10 ; Level 4 delayed ack timer in seconds
        L4WINDOW=4 ; Level 4 window size
        MAXLINKS=30 ; Max level 2 links
        MAXNODES=120 ; Max nodes in nodes table
        MAXROUTES=35 ; Max adjacent nodes
        MAXCIRCUITS= 64 ; Max L4 circuits
        MINQUAL=150 ; Minimum quality to add to nodes table
        BBSQUAL=1 ; BBS quality multiplier, (BBSQUAL/256) ,
        relative to
        ; NODE. Used to limit spread of BBS node info
        through
        ; the network to your required service area.
        [0,255].
        ; APPL1QUAL if used overrides BBSQUAL.
        BUFFERS=255 ; Packet buffers - 255 means allocate as many
        as
        ; possible, normally about 130, depending
        upon other
        ; table sizes.

        ; TNC default parameters:

        PACLEN=128 ; Max packet size (236 max for net/rom)

        ; PACLEN is a problem! The ideal size depends on the link(s) over
        which a
        ; packet will be sent. For a session involving another node, we have
        no idea
        ; what is at the far end. Ideally each node should have the
        capability to
        ; combine and then refragment messages to suit each link segment -
        maybe when
        ; there are more BPQ nodes about than 'other' ones, I'll do it. When
        the node
        ; is accessed directly, things are a bit easier, as we know at least
        something
        ; about the link. So, currently there are two PACLEN params, one here
        and one
        ; in the PORTS section. This one is used to set the initial value for
        ; sessions via other nodes and for sessions initiated from here. The
        other is
        ; used for incoming direct (Level 2) sessions. In all cases the TNC
        PACLEN
        ; command can be used to override the defaults.

        TRANSDELAY=1 ; Transparent node send delay in seconds

        ; Level 2 Parameters:

        ; T1 (FRACK), T2 (RESPTIME) and N2 (RETRIES) are now in the PORTS
        section

        T3=180 ; Link validation timer in seconds
        IDLETIME=900 ; Idle link shutdown timer in seconds

        ; Configuration Options:

        AUTOSAVE=1 ; Saves BPQNODES.dat upon program exit
        BBS=1 ; 1 = BBS support included, 0 = No BBS support
        NODE=1 ; Include switch support
        HIDENODES=1 ; If set to 1, nodes beginning with a #
        ; require a 'N *' command to be displayed.

        ; The *** LINKED command is intended for use by gateway software, and
        concern
        ; has been expressed that it could be misused. It is recommended that
        it be
        ; disabled (=N) if unneeded.

        ENABLE_LINKED= N ; Controls processing of *** LINKED command
        ; Y = allows unrestricted use
        ; A = allows use by application program
        ; N = disabled

        ; AX25 port definitions:

        ; The LOOPBACK port simulates a connection by looping input to output.
        ; To test, start BPQTerminal and enter: 'C 1 XXNODE via XX0XX'
        ; In this example '1' is the LOOPBACK port number. The LOOPBACK port
        is
        ; provided for testing purposes would rarely be included in an
        established
        ; system.

        PORT
        PORTNUM=1 ; Optonal Number for use in Ports display.
        ID=145.010 MHz ; Up to 30 Chars, appears on PORTS display
        TYPE=ASYNC ; Hardware type.
        PROTOCOL=KISS ; Protocol to be used on the link.
        IOADDR=1 ; This is set to the com Port number.
        SPEED=4800 ; Async link speed for KISS and NETROM links.
        CHANNEL=A ;
        QUALITY=0 ; Default quality for nodes heard on this
        port.
        MAXFRAME=7 ; Max outstanding frames (1 thru 7)
        TXDELAY=300 ; TX Keyup delay in milliseconds.
        SLOTTIME=100 ; CSMA interval timer (milliseconds) .
        PERSIST=63 ; Probability to transmit' value (1-255).
        FULLDUP=1 ;
        SOFTDCD=1 ;
        FRACK=4000 ; Level 2 timout in milliseconds
        RESPTIME=1000 ; Level 2 delayed ack timer in milliseconds
        RETRIES=10 ; Level 2 maximum retry value
        PACLEN=236 ; Default maximum packet length for this port.
        DIGIFLAG=0 ; Digipeat: 0=OFF, 1=ALL, 255=UI Only
        DIGIPORT=0 ; Port to send digied frames on. Zero means
        the port it was received on.
        USERS=0 ; This limits the number of L2 sessions to
        the supplied number.
        UNPROTO=MAIL ; BTEXT broadcast addrs format:DEST[ ,digi1
        [,digi2]]
        ENDPORT

        ROUTES: ; Locked routes

        ; CALLSIGN,QUALITY, PORT[,MAXFRAME, FRACK,PACLEN]
        ; The values in [...] if stated override the port defaults.

        ; No routes are specified, as they would be meaningless.

        *** ; Denotes end of locked routes

        ; Applications supported:

        ; The first three are reserved for BBS, HOST and REMOTE SYSOP. Five
        ; additional applications, up to 12 bytes each, can be defined as you
        wish.
        ; Applications beginning with a * are not shown in the valid commands
        display.

        APPLICATIONS= BBS,DX,*SYS ;no BBS, no host, remote sysop=*SYS


      • Ron Stordahl N5IN
        In posting #1049 John suggested there might be a possibility DRSI cards might work with Win98, however nobody appears to have reported trying. Another
        Message 3 of 24 , Jul 13 6:34 AM
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          In posting #1049 John suggested there might be a possibility DRSI
          cards might work with Win98, however nobody appears to have reported
          trying.

          Another possibility would be to use a MFJ1270C with John's JKISS code.
          The 1270C has a switch on the rear to switch between a radio rate of
          1200 and 300 baud. This is almost certain to work.

          The trick will be finding a 1270C...they have become rare...with luck
          you could find one on eBay.

          Long ago I had a PK900 and recall they were buggy.

          Ron, N5IN

          --- In BPQ32@yahoogroups.com, "David Calder n4zkf" <n4zkf@...> wrote:
          >
          > Yesterday I gave up on the PK 900. I don't know what it is but have
          not had
          > a
          > long forwarding session on 14.098 since I put it online. I ordered a
          dual
          > core
          > motherboard with ISA slots and I'm going back to DRSI.
          >
          > I never did like anything else better. I'm dumping this version of
          FBB also.
          > Too many bugs. It copies people into the users multiple times, ect.
          After
          > 20 years of running this thing I thought about dumping it but Jerry has
          > talked
          > me out of it. The BPQ works great. 4.10.4 Did I not see in the messages
          > a interface file from John or someone to make this version work with
          DRSI's?
          >
          > Thanks 73 Dave
          > n4zkf
          > www.n4zkf.com
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          > _____
          >
          > From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
          Of Ron
          > Stordahl
          > Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 5:37 PM
          > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
          > Subject: Re: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          > With respect to the PK900, it has to be something in it's firmware
          that is
          > switching, or not saving the radio baud rate. BPQ32 would have
          nothing to
          > do with that. All BPQ32 can do in this regard is set the baud rate
          of the
          > computers serial port, which it is obviously doing correctly.
          >
          > Now on to your second paragraph...you say that "AR nodes want to be the
          > 'main' application". I think what you are referring to is the
          AR-Cluster
          > application needs to be the first positional parameter in the
          APPLICATIONS
          > parameter string? This is true if you are using the BPQ-OCX interface.
          > AR-Cluster sets this as 0x1 and you cannot do anything about it.
          That could
          > be satisfactory if your additional applications can be set for other
          than
          > the first position. If your only other application is FBB, it can
          be set as
          > position two (0x2).
          >
          > As an alternative you could use the AGWtoBPQ interface to AR-Cluster, in
          > which case you can set the applications mask as you wish, and thus
          > AR-Cluster will not be tied down to the first position.
          >
          > This is described in detail in my Installation Document which is
          part of the
          > current BPQ32 installer release.
          >
          > Ron, N5IN
          >
          >
          > ----- Original Message ----
          > From: David Calder <n4zkf@...>
          > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
          > Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 1:03:28 PM
          > Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          > Got that. That's why it does communicate with both TNC ports. It's
          when I
          > set it to KISS (expanded) so I can use both ports it sticks port 1 back
          > to 1200 and won't leave it 300. I thought someone might have run
          across this
          > before. I'd like to use just the one TNC instead of tying up two.
          >
          > But, everything else is working good. Thanks for the help everyone.
          I also
          > have BPQ and FBB working on the same computer as my DX Cluster nodes.
          > I'd like to be able to access the nodes thru BPQ but AR node wants
          to be the
          > "main" application.
          >
          >
          >
          >
          > 73 Dave
          > n4zkf
          >
          >
          >
          > _____
          >
          > From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On
          Behalf Of
          > Mike Melnik
          > Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 10:27 AM
          > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
          > Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          > Dave
          >
          >
          >
          > The BAUD setting in BPQCFG.TXT is the communication speed between
          the com
          > port and TNC NOT the Radio speed
          >
          > That should remain at 9600BAUD I am not familiar with the AEA TNC?S but
          > there is another setting for the Radio Speed.
          >
          >
          >
          > Mike Melnik
          >
          > N9PMO
          >
          > -----Original Message-----
          > From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On
          Behalf Of
          > David Calder
          > Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 8:55 AM
          > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
          > Subject: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900
          >
          >
          >
          > Good morning.
          >
          >
          >
          > I'm trying to get BOTH ports to work with BPQ. I have one port
          (radio port2)
          > on
          >
          > the PK-900 which is the default port on the TNC working fine on VHF
          (1200
          > baud)
          >
          >
          >
          > I want to add port one as 300Baud for my HF port and stop using my
          1278B. I
          >
          > take the PK-900 out of kiss mode, make sure that radio port one is
          using the
          >
          > 300 baud modem, radio port2 is running the 1200 baud modem. Put it in
          > extended
          >
          > kiss mode. Set up the bpqcfg.txt file, start it all up and all is
          well but
          > the 300 baud
          >
          > port is running 1200 baud! BPQ controls both ports as it should but
          the 300,
          > isn't
          >
          > 300.
          >
          >
          >
          > I did the command modem 10/4 which is the command for 300/1200. But it's
          > like
          >
          > when I put it in KISS is reverts back to 11/4 which is 1200/1200 modems.
          >
          >
          >
          > Anyone ever have a PK-900 and played with it?
          >
          >
          >
          > 73 Dave n4zkf
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          > _____
          >
          >
          > From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On
          Behalf Of
          > John Wiseman
          > Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 3:06 PM
          > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
          > Subject: RE: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and BPQ Questions
          >
          > Hi Ron,
          >
          >
          >
          > Perhaps I wasn't very clear - only the BPQ32 interface has this
          restriction,
          > not the AGWPE interface in AR-Cluster.
          >
          >
          >
          > I don't think having to run ARCluster as the first application is
          much of a
          > problem, especially as BPQ32 now allows other applications to have
          NETROM
          > Calls and Aliases. I'm not aware of any other applications which
          have to be
          > APPL 1.
          >
          >
          >
          > 73,
          >
          > John
          >
          >
          >
          > -----Original Message-----
          > From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com]On
          Behalf Of
          > Ron Stordahl
          > Sent: 02 January 2008 16:25
          > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
          > Subject: Re: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and BPQ Questions
          >
          > John, G8BPQ
          >
          > I think you meant that the BPQ-OCX interface in AR-Cluster requires
          that it
          > be the first application in APPLICATIONS= . I am successfully
          running both
          > CC-Cluster (as the first application) and AR-Cluster (as the 4th
          > application) , with both using AGWtoBPQ (and thus with an
          applications mask
          > of 0x9). Momentarily I will try the same using the BPQ-OCX interface in
          > AR-Cluster (with it still as the 4th application) . Perhaps that
          will not
          > work...I never considered this possibility. If it does not work
          certainly
          > this can be fixed, but probably would require a change in AR-Cluster
          code?
          >
          > Ron, N5IN
          >
          > ----- Original Message ----
          > From: John Wiseman <john.wiseman@ ntlworld. com>
          > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
          > Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2008 5:47:34 AM
          > Subject: RE: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and BPQ Questions
          >
          > Mike,
          >
          >
          >
          > The BPQ32 interface in AR Cluster only allows it to be the first
          appliation,
          > so you need to swap round the DX ands BBS params in APPLICATIONS= .
          When you
          > add FBB, you need to tell it to use Application 2, You should
          probably also
          > change the BBSCALL to mach the ARCluster callsign.
          >
          >
          >
          > 73,
          >
          > John G8BPQ
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          > -----Original Message-----
          > From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com]On
          Behalf Of
          > Michael J.Talkington
          > Sent: 02 January 2008 01:50
          > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
          > Subject: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and BPQ Questions
          >
          > I am running AR Cluster and BPQ node.I want to run WIN FBB also using
          > the bpq.I run ar cluster and bpq starts now when I connect to the
          > node then type dx it says all ports in use but if I type bbs it
          > connects to the cluster.I want to fix this before adding FBB to the
          > computer.also ar cluster is registered in the call KC8FWD-7 here is
          > my bpq config I am using a KPC 3 plus just bought thanks Mike KC8FWD
          >
          > ; CONFIGURATION FILE FOR BPQ32: G8BPQ SWITCH SOFTWARE
          >
          > ; Contains only a LOOPBACK port. Useful to verify that the minimal
          > system is
          > ; functional.
          >
          > ; To perform the basic test, compile this configuration file by
          > executing
          > ; bpqcfg.exe, which will generate bpqcfg.bin. Now execute
          > BPQTerminal. exe,
          > ; and in the lowest window enter:
          >
          > ; C 1 XXNODE v XX0XX
          >
          > ; You should receive the following response:
          >
          > ; XXNODE:XX0XX} Connected to XXNODE
          > ; This is the CTEXT.
          > ; XXNODE:XX0XX} DX CONNECT BYE INFO NODES ROUTES PORTS USERS MHEARD
          >
          > ; \Examples\Minimal
          >
          > HOSTINTERRUPT= 127 ; Interrupt used for BPQ host mode support
          > EMS=0 ; Doesn't use EMS RAM
          > DESQVIEW=0 ; DesqView unused
          > NODECALL=KC8FWD- 10 ; Node callsign
          > NODEALIAS=Clark ; Node alias (6 characters max)
          > BBSCALL=KC8FWD- 3 ; BBS callsign APPL1CALL if used overrides
          > BBSCALL
          > BBSALIAS=FWDBBS ; BBS alias APPL1ALIAS if used overrides
          > BBSALIAS
          > IDMSG: ; UI broadcast text from NODECALL to fixed
          > dest ID
          > Network NODE (Clark:KC8FWD- 7)
          > *** ; Denotes end of IDMSG text
          > BTEXT: ; UI broadcast text from BCALL to destination
          > UNPROTO=
          > This is the BTEXT text.
          > *** ; Denotes end of BTEXT text
          > INFOMSG: ; The INFO command text follows:
          > North Central West Virginia Packet Switch, Clarksburg, WV.
          > Supporting the FWDBBS (KC8FWD BBS), and the FWDDX (FWDDX KC8FWD DX
          > Cluster).
          > The Commands are basically the same as NET/ROM, but to connect to
          > another
          > normal station (not another Node), you must specify a port number
          > before
          > the Callsign. Use PORTS command to list available ports. The BBS
          > command
          > connects you to the associated mailbox,and DX command to the DX
          > Cluster.
          > *** ; Denotes end of INFOMSG text
          > CTEXT: ; The CTEXT text follows:
          > Welcome to the North Central West Virginia Packet Switch in
          > Clarksburg,WV
          > Type ? for a list of commands.
          > *** ; Denotes end of CTEXT text
          > FULL_CTEXT=0 ; 0=send CTEXT to L2 connects to NODEALIAS
          > only
          > ; 1=send CTEXT to all connectees
          >
          > ; Network System Parameters:
          >
          > OBSINIT=5 ; Initial obsolescence set when a node is
          > included
          > ; in a received nodes broadcast. This value
          > is then
          > ; decremented by 1 every NODESINTERVAL.
          > OBSMIN=4 ; When the obsolescence of a node falls below
          > this
          > ; value that node's information is not
          > included in
          > ; a subsequent nodes broadcast.
          > NODESINTERVAL= 60 ; Nodes broadcast interval in minutes
          > IDINTERVAL=10 ; 'IDMSG' UI broadcast interval in minutes,
          > 0=OFF
          > BTINTERVAL=0 ; The BTEXT broadcast interval in minutes,
          > 0=OFF
          > L3TIMETOLIVE= 25 ; Max L3 hops
          > L4RETRIES=3 ; Level 4 retry count
          > L4TIMEOUT=120 ; Level 4 timeout in seconds s/b > FRACK x
          > RETRIES
          > L4DELAY=10 ; Level 4 delayed ack timer in seconds
          > L4WINDOW=4 ; Level 4 window size
          > MAXLINKS=30 ; Max level 2 links
          > MAXNODES=120 ; Max nodes in nodes table
          > MAXROUTES=35 ; Max adjacent nodes
          > MAXCIRCUITS= 64 ; Max L4 circuits
          > MINQUAL=150 ; Minimum quality to add to nodes table
          > BBSQUAL=1 ; BBS quality multiplier, (BBSQUAL/256) ,
          > relative to
          > ; NODE. Used to limit spread of BBS node info
          > through
          > ; the network to your required service area.
          > [0,255].
          > ; APPL1QUAL if used overrides BBSQUAL.
          > BUFFERS=255 ; Packet buffers - 255 means allocate as many
          > as
          > ; possible, normally about 130, depending
          > upon other
          > ; table sizes.
          >
          > ; TNC default parameters:
          >
          > PACLEN=128 ; Max packet size (236 max for net/rom)
          >
          > ; PACLEN is a problem! The ideal size depends on the link(s) over
          > which a
          > ; packet will be sent. For a session involving another node, we have
          > no idea
          > ; what is at the far end. Ideally each node should have the
          > capability to
          > ; combine and then refragment messages to suit each link segment -
          > maybe when
          > ; there are more BPQ nodes about than 'other' ones, I'll do it. When
          > the node
          > ; is accessed directly, things are a bit easier, as we know at least
          > something
          > ; about the link. So, currently there are two PACLEN params, one here
          > and one
          > ; in the PORTS section. This one is used to set the initial value for
          > ; sessions via other nodes and for sessions initiated from here. The
          > other is
          > ; used for incoming direct (Level 2) sessions. In all cases the TNC
          > PACLEN
          > ; command can be used to override the defaults.
          >
          > TRANSDELAY=1 ; Transparent node send delay in seconds
          >
          > ; Level 2 Parameters:
          >
          > ; T1 (FRACK), T2 (RESPTIME) and N2 (RETRIES) are now in the PORTS
          > section
          >
          > T3=180 ; Link validation timer in seconds
          > IDLETIME=900 ; Idle link shutdown timer in seconds
          >
          > ; Configuration Options:
          >
          > AUTOSAVE=1 ; Saves BPQNODES.dat upon program exit
          > BBS=1 ; 1 = BBS support included, 0 = No BBS support
          > NODE=1 ; Include switch support
          > HIDENODES=1 ; If set to 1, nodes beginning with a #
          > ; require a 'N *' command to be displayed.
          >
          > ; The *** LINKED command is intended for use by gateway software, and
          > concern
          > ; has been expressed that it could be misused. It is recommended that
          > it be
          > ; disabled (=N) if unneeded.
          >
          > ENABLE_LINKED= N ; Controls processing of *** LINKED command
          > ; Y = allows unrestricted use
          > ; A = allows use by application program
          > ; N = disabled
          >
          > ; AX25 port definitions:
          >
          > ; The LOOPBACK port simulates a connection by looping input to output.
          > ; To test, start BPQTerminal and enter: 'C 1 XXNODE via XX0XX'
          > ; In this example '1' is the LOOPBACK port number. The LOOPBACK port
          > is
          > ; provided for testing purposes would rarely be included in an
          > established
          > ; system.
          >
          > PORT
          > PORTNUM=1 ; Optonal Number for use in Ports display.
          > ID=145.010 MHz ; Up to 30 Chars, appears on PORTS display
          > TYPE=ASYNC ; Hardware type.
          > PROTOCOL=KISS ; Protocol to be used on the link.
          > IOADDR=1 ; This is set to the com Port number.
          > SPEED=4800 ; Async link speed for KISS and NETROM links.
          > CHANNEL=A ;
          > QUALITY=0 ; Default quality for nodes heard on this
          > port.
          > MAXFRAME=7 ; Max outstanding frames (1 thru 7)
          > TXDELAY=300 ; TX Keyup delay in milliseconds.
          > SLOTTIME=100 ; CSMA interval timer (milliseconds) .
          > PERSIST=63 ; Probability to transmit' value (1-255).
          > FULLDUP=1 ;
          > SOFTDCD=1 ;
          > FRACK=4000 ; Level 2 timout in milliseconds
          > RESPTIME=1000 ; Level 2 delayed ack timer in milliseconds
          > RETRIES=10 ; Level 2 maximum retry value
          > PACLEN=236 ; Default maximum packet length for this port.
          > DIGIFLAG=0 ; Digipeat: 0=OFF, 1=ALL, 255=UI Only
          > DIGIPORT=0 ; Port to send digied frames on. Zero means
          > the port it was received on.
          > USERS=0 ; This limits the number of L2 sessions to
          > the supplied number.
          > UNPROTO=MAIL ; BTEXT broadcast addrs format:DEST[ ,digi1
          > [,digi2]]
          > ENDPORT
          >
          > ROUTES: ; Locked routes
          >
          > ; CALLSIGN,QUALITY, PORT[,MAXFRAME, FRACK,PACLEN]
          > ; The values in [...] if stated override the port defaults.
          >
          > ; No routes are specified, as they would be meaningless.
          >
          > *** ; Denotes end of locked routes
          >
          > ; Applications supported:
          >
          > ; The first three are reserved for BBS, HOST and REMOTE SYSOP. Five
          > ; additional applications, up to 12 bytes each, can be defined as you
          > wish.
          > ; Applications beginning with a * are not shown in the valid commands
          > display.
          >
          > APPLICATIONS= BBS,DX,*SYS ;no BBS, no host, remote sysop=*SYS
          >
        • Ron Stordahl N5IN
          I forgot...AGWPE can control a sound card modem at 300 baud...at least it says so on the AGWPE website. Ron, N5IN ... Jerry has ... messages ... be the ...
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            I forgot...AGWPE can control a sound card modem at 300 baud...at least
            it says so on the AGWPE website.

            Ron, N5IN

            --- In BPQ32@yahoogroups.com, "Ron Stordahl N5IN" <ron_n5in@...> wrote:
            >
            > In posting #1049 John suggested there might be a possibility DRSI
            > cards might work with Win98, however nobody appears to have reported
            > trying.
            >
            > Another possibility would be to use a MFJ1270C with John's JKISS code.
            > The 1270C has a switch on the rear to switch between a radio rate of
            > 1200 and 300 baud. This is almost certain to work.
            >
            > The trick will be finding a 1270C...they have become rare...with luck
            > you could find one on eBay.
            >
            > Long ago I had a PK900 and recall they were buggy.
            >
            > Ron, N5IN
            >
            > --- In BPQ32@yahoogroups.com, "David Calder n4zkf" <n4zkf@> wrote:
            > >
            > > Yesterday I gave up on the PK 900. I don't know what it is but have
            > not had
            > > a
            > > long forwarding session on 14.098 since I put it online. I ordered a
            > dual
            > > core
            > > motherboard with ISA slots and I'm going back to DRSI.
            > >
            > > I never did like anything else better. I'm dumping this version of
            > FBB also.
            > > Too many bugs. It copies people into the users multiple times, ect.
            > After
            > > 20 years of running this thing I thought about dumping it but
            Jerry has
            > > talked
            > > me out of it. The BPQ works great. 4.10.4 Did I not see in the
            messages
            > > a interface file from John or someone to make this version work with
            > DRSI's?
            > >
            > > Thanks 73 Dave
            > > n4zkf
            > > www.n4zkf.com
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > _____
            > >
            > > From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
            > Of Ron
            > > Stordahl
            > > Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 5:37 PM
            > > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
            > > Subject: Re: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > With respect to the PK900, it has to be something in it's firmware
            > that is
            > > switching, or not saving the radio baud rate. BPQ32 would have
            > nothing to
            > > do with that. All BPQ32 can do in this regard is set the baud rate
            > of the
            > > computers serial port, which it is obviously doing correctly.
            > >
            > > Now on to your second paragraph...you say that "AR nodes want to
            be the
            > > 'main' application". I think what you are referring to is the
            > AR-Cluster
            > > application needs to be the first positional parameter in the
            > APPLICATIONS
            > > parameter string? This is true if you are using the BPQ-OCX
            interface.
            > > AR-Cluster sets this as 0x1 and you cannot do anything about it.
            > That could
            > > be satisfactory if your additional applications can be set for other
            > than
            > > the first position. If your only other application is FBB, it can
            > be set as
            > > position two (0x2).
            > >
            > > As an alternative you could use the AGWtoBPQ interface to
            AR-Cluster, in
            > > which case you can set the applications mask as you wish, and thus
            > > AR-Cluster will not be tied down to the first position.
            > >
            > > This is described in detail in my Installation Document which is
            > part of the
            > > current BPQ32 installer release.
            > >
            > > Ron, N5IN
            > >
            > >
            > > ----- Original Message ----
            > > From: David Calder <n4zkf@>
            > > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
            > > Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 1:03:28 PM
            > > Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > Got that. That's why it does communicate with both TNC ports. It's
            > when I
            > > set it to KISS (expanded) so I can use both ports it sticks port 1
            back
            > > to 1200 and won't leave it 300. I thought someone might have run
            > across this
            > > before. I'd like to use just the one TNC instead of tying up two.
            > >
            > > But, everything else is working good. Thanks for the help everyone.
            > I also
            > > have BPQ and FBB working on the same computer as my DX Cluster nodes.
            > > I'd like to be able to access the nodes thru BPQ but AR node wants
            > to be the
            > > "main" application.
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > 73 Dave
            > > n4zkf
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > _____
            > >
            > > From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On
            > Behalf Of
            > > Mike Melnik
            > > Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 10:27 AM
            > > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
            > > Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > Dave
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > The BAUD setting in BPQCFG.TXT is the communication speed between
            > the com
            > > port and TNC NOT the Radio speed
            > >
            > > That should remain at 9600BAUD I am not familiar with the AEA
            TNC?S but
            > > there is another setting for the Radio Speed.
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > Mike Melnik
            > >
            > > N9PMO
            > >
            > > -----Original Message-----
            > > From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On
            > Behalf Of
            > > David Calder
            > > Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 8:55 AM
            > > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
            > > Subject: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > Good morning.
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > I'm trying to get BOTH ports to work with BPQ. I have one port
            > (radio port2)
            > > on
            > >
            > > the PK-900 which is the default port on the TNC working fine on VHF
            > (1200
            > > baud)
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > I want to add port one as 300Baud for my HF port and stop using my
            > 1278B. I
            > >
            > > take the PK-900 out of kiss mode, make sure that radio port one is
            > using the
            > >
            > > 300 baud modem, radio port2 is running the 1200 baud modem. Put it in
            > > extended
            > >
            > > kiss mode. Set up the bpqcfg.txt file, start it all up and all is
            > well but
            > > the 300 baud
            > >
            > > port is running 1200 baud! BPQ controls both ports as it should but
            > the 300,
            > > isn't
            > >
            > > 300.
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > I did the command modem 10/4 which is the command for 300/1200.
            But it's
            > > like
            > >
            > > when I put it in KISS is reverts back to 11/4 which is 1200/1200
            modems.
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > Anyone ever have a PK-900 and played with it?
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > 73 Dave n4zkf
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > _____
            > >
            > >
            > > From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On
            > Behalf Of
            > > John Wiseman
            > > Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 3:06 PM
            > > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
            > > Subject: RE: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and BPQ Questions
            > >
            > > Hi Ron,
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > Perhaps I wasn't very clear - only the BPQ32 interface has this
            > restriction,
            > > not the AGWPE interface in AR-Cluster.
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > I don't think having to run ARCluster as the first application is
            > much of a
            > > problem, especially as BPQ32 now allows other applications to have
            > NETROM
            > > Calls and Aliases. I'm not aware of any other applications which
            > have to be
            > > APPL 1.
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > 73,
            > >
            > > John
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > -----Original Message-----
            > > From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com]On
            > Behalf Of
            > > Ron Stordahl
            > > Sent: 02 January 2008 16:25
            > > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
            > > Subject: Re: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and BPQ Questions
            > >
            > > John, G8BPQ
            > >
            > > I think you meant that the BPQ-OCX interface in AR-Cluster requires
            > that it
            > > be the first application in APPLICATIONS= . I am successfully
            > running both
            > > CC-Cluster (as the first application) and AR-Cluster (as the 4th
            > > application) , with both using AGWtoBPQ (and thus with an
            > applications mask
            > > of 0x9). Momentarily I will try the same using the BPQ-OCX
            interface in
            > > AR-Cluster (with it still as the 4th application) . Perhaps that
            > will not
            > > work...I never considered this possibility. If it does not work
            > certainly
            > > this can be fixed, but probably would require a change in AR-Cluster
            > code?
            > >
            > > Ron, N5IN
            > >
            > > ----- Original Message ----
            > > From: John Wiseman <john.wiseman@ ntlworld. com>
            > > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
            > > Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2008 5:47:34 AM
            > > Subject: RE: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and BPQ Questions
            > >
            > > Mike,
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > The BPQ32 interface in AR Cluster only allows it to be the first
            > appliation,
            > > so you need to swap round the DX ands BBS params in APPLICATIONS= .
            > When you
            > > add FBB, you need to tell it to use Application 2, You should
            > probably also
            > > change the BBSCALL to mach the ARCluster callsign.
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > 73,
            > >
            > > John G8BPQ
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > -----Original Message-----
            > > From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com]On
            > Behalf Of
            > > Michael J.Talkington
            > > Sent: 02 January 2008 01:50
            > > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
            > > Subject: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and BPQ Questions
            > >
            > > I am running AR Cluster and BPQ node.I want to run WIN FBB also using
            > > the bpq.I run ar cluster and bpq starts now when I connect to the
            > > node then type dx it says all ports in use but if I type bbs it
            > > connects to the cluster.I want to fix this before adding FBB to the
            > > computer.also ar cluster is registered in the call KC8FWD-7 here is
            > > my bpq config I am using a KPC 3 plus just bought thanks Mike KC8FWD
            > >
            > > ; CONFIGURATION FILE FOR BPQ32: G8BPQ SWITCH SOFTWARE
            > >
            > > ; Contains only a LOOPBACK port. Useful to verify that the minimal
            > > system is
            > > ; functional.
            > >
            > > ; To perform the basic test, compile this configuration file by
            > > executing
            > > ; bpqcfg.exe, which will generate bpqcfg.bin. Now execute
            > > BPQTerminal. exe,
            > > ; and in the lowest window enter:
            > >
            > > ; C 1 XXNODE v XX0XX
            > >
            > > ; You should receive the following response:
            > >
            > > ; XXNODE:XX0XX} Connected to XXNODE
            > > ; This is the CTEXT.
            > > ; XXNODE:XX0XX} DX CONNECT BYE INFO NODES ROUTES PORTS USERS MHEARD
            > >
            > > ; \Examples\Minimal
            > >
            > > HOSTINTERRUPT= 127 ; Interrupt used for BPQ host mode support
            > > EMS=0 ; Doesn't use EMS RAM
            > > DESQVIEW=0 ; DesqView unused
            > > NODECALL=KC8FWD- 10 ; Node callsign
            > > NODEALIAS=Clark ; Node alias (6 characters max)
            > > BBSCALL=KC8FWD- 3 ; BBS callsign APPL1CALL if used overrides
            > > BBSCALL
            > > BBSALIAS=FWDBBS ; BBS alias APPL1ALIAS if used overrides
            > > BBSALIAS
            > > IDMSG: ; UI broadcast text from NODECALL to fixed
            > > dest ID
            > > Network NODE (Clark:KC8FWD- 7)
            > > *** ; Denotes end of IDMSG text
            > > BTEXT: ; UI broadcast text from BCALL to destination
            > > UNPROTO=
            > > This is the BTEXT text.
            > > *** ; Denotes end of BTEXT text
            > > INFOMSG: ; The INFO command text follows:
            > > North Central West Virginia Packet Switch, Clarksburg, WV.
            > > Supporting the FWDBBS (KC8FWD BBS), and the FWDDX (FWDDX KC8FWD DX
            > > Cluster).
            > > The Commands are basically the same as NET/ROM, but to connect to
            > > another
            > > normal station (not another Node), you must specify a port number
            > > before
            > > the Callsign. Use PORTS command to list available ports. The BBS
            > > command
            > > connects you to the associated mailbox,and DX command to the DX
            > > Cluster.
            > > *** ; Denotes end of INFOMSG text
            > > CTEXT: ; The CTEXT text follows:
            > > Welcome to the North Central West Virginia Packet Switch in
            > > Clarksburg,WV
            > > Type ? for a list of commands.
            > > *** ; Denotes end of CTEXT text
            > > FULL_CTEXT=0 ; 0=send CTEXT to L2 connects to NODEALIAS
            > > only
            > > ; 1=send CTEXT to all connectees
            > >
            > > ; Network System Parameters:
            > >
            > > OBSINIT=5 ; Initial obsolescence set when a node is
            > > included
            > > ; in a received nodes broadcast. This value
            > > is then
            > > ; decremented by 1 every NODESINTERVAL.
            > > OBSMIN=4 ; When the obsolescence of a node falls below
            > > this
            > > ; value that node's information is not
            > > included in
            > > ; a subsequent nodes broadcast.
            > > NODESINTERVAL= 60 ; Nodes broadcast interval in minutes
            > > IDINTERVAL=10 ; 'IDMSG' UI broadcast interval in minutes,
            > > 0=OFF
            > > BTINTERVAL=0 ; The BTEXT broadcast interval in minutes,
            > > 0=OFF
            > > L3TIMETOLIVE= 25 ; Max L3 hops
            > > L4RETRIES=3 ; Level 4 retry count
            > > L4TIMEOUT=120 ; Level 4 timeout in seconds s/b > FRACK x
            > > RETRIES
            > > L4DELAY=10 ; Level 4 delayed ack timer in seconds
            > > L4WINDOW=4 ; Level 4 window size
            > > MAXLINKS=30 ; Max level 2 links
            > > MAXNODES=120 ; Max nodes in nodes table
            > > MAXROUTES=35 ; Max adjacent nodes
            > > MAXCIRCUITS= 64 ; Max L4 circuits
            > > MINQUAL=150 ; Minimum quality to add to nodes table
            > > BBSQUAL=1 ; BBS quality multiplier, (BBSQUAL/256) ,
            > > relative to
            > > ; NODE. Used to limit spread of BBS node info
            > > through
            > > ; the network to your required service area.
            > > [0,255].
            > > ; APPL1QUAL if used overrides BBSQUAL.
            > > BUFFERS=255 ; Packet buffers - 255 means allocate as many
            > > as
            > > ; possible, normally about 130, depending
            > > upon other
            > > ; table sizes.
            > >
            > > ; TNC default parameters:
            > >
            > > PACLEN=128 ; Max packet size (236 max for net/rom)
            > >
            > > ; PACLEN is a problem! The ideal size depends on the link(s) over
            > > which a
            > > ; packet will be sent. For a session involving another node, we have
            > > no idea
            > > ; what is at the far end. Ideally each node should have the
            > > capability to
            > > ; combine and then refragment messages to suit each link segment -
            > > maybe when
            > > ; there are more BPQ nodes about than 'other' ones, I'll do it. When
            > > the node
            > > ; is accessed directly, things are a bit easier, as we know at least
            > > something
            > > ; about the link. So, currently there are two PACLEN params, one here
            > > and one
            > > ; in the PORTS section. This one is used to set the initial value for
            > > ; sessions via other nodes and for sessions initiated from here. The
            > > other is
            > > ; used for incoming direct (Level 2) sessions. In all cases the TNC
            > > PACLEN
            > > ; command can be used to override the defaults.
            > >
            > > TRANSDELAY=1 ; Transparent node send delay in seconds
            > >
            > > ; Level 2 Parameters:
            > >
            > > ; T1 (FRACK), T2 (RESPTIME) and N2 (RETRIES) are now in the PORTS
            > > section
            > >
            > > T3=180 ; Link validation timer in seconds
            > > IDLETIME=900 ; Idle link shutdown timer in seconds
            > >
            > > ; Configuration Options:
            > >
            > > AUTOSAVE=1 ; Saves BPQNODES.dat upon program exit
            > > BBS=1 ; 1 = BBS support included, 0 = No BBS support
            > > NODE=1 ; Include switch support
            > > HIDENODES=1 ; If set to 1, nodes beginning with a #
            > > ; require a 'N *' command to be displayed.
            > >
            > > ; The *** LINKED command is intended for use by gateway software, and
            > > concern
            > > ; has been expressed that it could be misused. It is recommended that
            > > it be
            > > ; disabled (=N) if unneeded.
            > >
            > > ENABLE_LINKED= N ; Controls processing of *** LINKED command
            > > ; Y = allows unrestricted use
            > > ; A = allows use by application program
            > > ; N = disabled
            > >
            > > ; AX25 port definitions:
            > >
            > > ; The LOOPBACK port simulates a connection by looping input to output.
            > > ; To test, start BPQTerminal and enter: 'C 1 XXNODE via XX0XX'
            > > ; In this example '1' is the LOOPBACK port number. The LOOPBACK port
            > > is
            > > ; provided for testing purposes would rarely be included in an
            > > established
            > > ; system.
            > >
            > > PORT
            > > PORTNUM=1 ; Optonal Number for use in Ports display.
            > > ID=145.010 MHz ; Up to 30 Chars, appears on PORTS display
            > > TYPE=ASYNC ; Hardware type.
            > > PROTOCOL=KISS ; Protocol to be used on the link.
            > > IOADDR=1 ; This is set to the com Port number.
            > > SPEED=4800 ; Async link speed for KISS and NETROM links.
            > > CHANNEL=A ;
            > > QUALITY=0 ; Default quality for nodes heard on this
            > > port.
            > > MAXFRAME=7 ; Max outstanding frames (1 thru 7)
            > > TXDELAY=300 ; TX Keyup delay in milliseconds.
            > > SLOTTIME=100 ; CSMA interval timer (milliseconds) .
            > > PERSIST=63 ; Probability to transmit' value (1-255).
            > > FULLDUP=1 ;
            > > SOFTDCD=1 ;
            > > FRACK=4000 ; Level 2 timout in milliseconds
            > > RESPTIME=1000 ; Level 2 delayed ack timer in milliseconds
            > > RETRIES=10 ; Level 2 maximum retry value
            > > PACLEN=236 ; Default maximum packet length for this port.
            > > DIGIFLAG=0 ; Digipeat: 0=OFF, 1=ALL, 255=UI Only
            > > DIGIPORT=0 ; Port to send digied frames on. Zero means
            > > the port it was received on.
            > > USERS=0 ; This limits the number of L2 sessions to
            > > the supplied number.
            > > UNPROTO=MAIL ; BTEXT broadcast addrs format:DEST[ ,digi1
            > > [,digi2]]
            > > ENDPORT
            > >
            > > ROUTES: ; Locked routes
            > >
            > > ; CALLSIGN,QUALITY, PORT[,MAXFRAME, FRACK,PACLEN]
            > > ; The values in [...] if stated override the port defaults.
            > >
            > > ; No routes are specified, as they would be meaningless.
            > >
            > > *** ; Denotes end of locked routes
            > >
            > > ; Applications supported:
            > >
            > > ; The first three are reserved for BBS, HOST and REMOTE SYSOP. Five
            > > ; additional applications, up to 12 bytes each, can be defined as you
            > > wish.
            > > ; Applications beginning with a * are not shown in the valid commands
            > > display.
            > >
            > > APPLICATIONS= BBS,DX,*SYS ;no BBS, no host, remote sysop=*SYS
            > >
            >
          • Jerry - N9LYA
            Hi Dave. I am just beside myself this morning. Thanks for hanging in there.. Trying to cleanup the skipnet so we can exchange a lot better. Wanted to let you
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              Hi Dave…

               

              I am just beside myself this morning…

               

              Thanks for hanging in there.. Trying to cleanup the skipnet so we can exchange a lot better…

               

              Wanted to let you and the other know …

               

              I attended the Indy Hamfest yesterday..

               

              The Emergency group wants to reestablish a statewide packet network.                     

               

              I was asked to be the State Packet Coordinator… 

               

              Are you running the beta version of FBB… I we reverted back to 7.00e…

               

               

              73 jerry n9lya

               

               


              From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of David Calder n4zkf
              Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2008 7:17 AM
              To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
              Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

               

              Yesterday I gave up on the PK 900. I don't know what it is but have not had a

              long forwarding session on 14.098 since I put it online. I ordered a dual core

              motherboard with ISA slots and I'm going back to DRSI.

               

              I never did like anything else better. I'm dumping this version of FBB also.

              Too many bugs. It copies people into the users multiple times, ect. After

              20 years of running this thing I thought about dumping it but Jerry has talked

              me out of it. The BPQ works great. 4.10.4 Did I not see in the messages

              a interface file from John or someone to make this version work with DRSI's?

               

              Thanks 73 Dave

              n4zkf

              www.n4zkf.com

               

               

               

               

               


              From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Ron Stordahl
              Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 5:37 PM
              To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
              Subject: Re: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

              With respect to the PK900, it has to be something in it's firmware that is switching, or not saving the radio baud rate.  BPQ32 would have nothing to do with that.  All BPQ32 can do in this regard is set the baud rate of the computers serial port, which it is obviously doing correctly.

              Now on to your second paragraph... you say that "AR nodes want to be the 'main' application" .  I think what you are referring to is the AR-Cluster application needs to be the first positional parameter in the APPLICATIONS parameter string?  This is true if you are using the BPQ-OCX interface.  AR-Cluster sets this as 0x1 and you cannot do anything about it.  That could be satisfactory if your additional applications can be set for other than the first position.  If your only other application is FBB, it can be set as position two (0x2).

              As an alternative you could use the AGWtoBPQ interface to AR-Cluster, in which case you can set the applications mask as you wish, and thus AR-Cluster will not be tied down to the first position.

              This is described in detail in my Installation Document which is part of the current BPQ32 installer release.

              Ron, N5IN

              ----- Original Message ----
              From: David Calder <n4zkf@n4zkf. com>
              To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
              Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 1:03:28 PM
              Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

              Got that. That's why it does communicate with both TNC ports. It's when I

              set it to KISS (expanded) so I can use both ports it sticks port 1 back

              to 1200 and won't leave it 300. I thought someone might have run across this

              before. I'd like to use just the one TNC instead of tying up two.

               

              But, everything else is working good. Thanks for the help everyone. I also

              have BPQ and FBB working on the same computer as my DX Cluster nodes.

              I'd like to be able to access the nodes thru BPQ but AR node wants to be the

              "main" application.

               

               

               

               

              73 Dave

              n4zkf

               

               


              From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Mike Melnik
              Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 10:27 AM
              To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
              Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

              Dave

              The BAUD setting in BPQCFG.TXT is the communication speed between the com port and TNC NOT the Radio speed

              That should remain at 9600BAUD I am not familiar with the AEA TNC’S but there is another setting for the Radio Speed.

              Mike Melnik

              N9PMO

              -----Original Message-----
              From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of David Calder
              Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 8:55 AM
              To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
              Subject: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

              Good morning.

              I'm trying to get BOTH ports to work with BPQ. I have one port (radio port2) on

              the PK-900 which is the default port on the TNC working fine on VHF (1200 baud)

              I want to add port one as 300Baud for my HF port and stop using my 1278B. I

              take the PK-900 out of kiss mode, make sure that radio port one is using the

              300 baud modem, radio port2 is running the 1200 baud modem. Put it in extended

              kiss mode. Set up the bpqcfg.txt file, start it all up and all is well but the 300 baud

              port is running 1200 baud! BPQ controls both ports as it should but the 300, isn't

              300.

              I did the command modem 10/4 which is the command for 300/1200. But it's like

              when I put it in KISS is reverts back to 11/4 which is 1200/1200 modems.

              Anyone ever have a PK-900 and played with it?

              73 Dave n4zkf


              From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of John Wiseman
              Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 3:06 PM
              To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
              Subject: RE: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and BPQ Questions

              Hi Ron,

              Perhaps I wasn't very clear - only the BPQ32 interface has this restriction, not the AGWPE interface in AR-Cluster.

              I don't think having to run ARCluster as the first application is much of a problem, especially as BPQ32 now allows other applications to have NETROM Calls and Aliases. I'm not aware of any other applications which have to be APPL 1.

              73,

              John

              -----Original Message-----
              From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com]On Behalf Of Ron Stordahl
              Sent: 02 January 2008 16:25
              To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
              Subject: Re: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and BPQ Questions

              John, G8BPQ

              I think you meant that the BPQ-OCX interface in AR-Cluster requires that it be the first application in APPLICATIONS= .  I am successfully running both CC-Cluster (as the first application) and AR-Cluster (as the 4th application) , with both using AGWtoBPQ (and thus with an applications mask of 0x9).  Momentarily I will try the same using the BPQ-OCX interface in AR-Cluster (with it still as the 4th application) .  Perhaps that will not work...I never considered this possibility.  If it does not work certainly this can be fixed, but probably would require a change in AR-Cluster code?

              Ron, N5IN

              ----- Original Message ----
              From: John Wiseman <john.wiseman@ ntlworld. com>
              To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
              Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2008 5:47:34 AM
              Subject: RE: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and BPQ Questions

              Mike,

              The BPQ32 interface in AR Cluster only allows it to be the first appliation, so you need to swap round the DX ands BBS params in APPLICATIONS= . When you add FBB, you need to tell it to use Application 2, You should probably also change the BBSCALL to mach the ARCluster callsign.

              73,

              John G8BPQ

              -----Original Message-----
              From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com]On Behalf Of Michael J.Talkington
              Sent: 02 January 2008 01:50
              To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
              Subject: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and BPQ Questions

              I am running AR Cluster and BPQ node.I want to run WIN FBB also using
              the bpq.I run ar cluster and bpq starts now when I connect to the
              node then type dx it says all ports in use but if I type bbs it
              connects to the cluster.I want to fix this before adding FBB to the
              computer.also ar cluster is registered in the call KC8FWD-7 here is
              my bpq config I am using a KPC 3 plus just bought thanks Mike KC8FWD

              ; CONFIGURATION FILE FOR BPQ32: G8BPQ SWITCH SOFTWARE

              ; Contains only a LOOPBACK port. Useful to verify that the minimal
              system is
              ; functional.

              ; To perform the basic test, compile this configuration file by
              executing
              ; bpqcfg.exe, which will generate bpqcfg.bin. Now execute
              BPQTerminal. exe,
              ; and in the lowest window enter:

              ; C 1 XXNODE v XX0XX

              ; You should receive the following response:

              ; XXNODE:XX0XX} Connected to XXNODE
              ; This is the CTEXT.
              ; XXNODE:XX0XX} DX CONNECT BYE INFO NODES ROUTES PORTS USERS MHEARD

              ; \Examples\Minimal

              HOSTINTERRUPT= 127 ; Interrupt used for BPQ host mode support
              EMS =0 ; Doesn't use EMS RAM
              DESQVIEW=0 ; DesqView unused
              NODECALL=KC8FWD- 10 ; Node callsign
              NODEALIAS= Clark ; Node alias (6 characters max)
              BBSCALL=KC8FWD- 3 ; BBS callsign APPL1CALL if used overrides
              BBSCALL
              BBSALIAS=FWDBBS ; BBS alias APPL1ALIAS if used overrides
              BBSALIAS
              IDMSG: ; UI broadcast text from NODECALL to fixed
              dest ID
              Network NODE ( Clark :KC8FWD- 7)
              *** ; Denotes end of IDMSG text
              BTEXT: ; UI broadcast text from BCALL to destination
              UNPROTO=
              This is the BTEXT text.
              *** ; Denotes end of BTEXT text
              INFOMSG: ; The INFO command text follows:
              North Central West Virginia Packet Switch, Clarksburg , WV .
              Supporting the FWDBBS (KC8FWD BBS), and the FWDDX (FWDDX KC8FWD DX
              Cluster).
              The Commands are basically the same as NET/ROM, but to connect to
              another
              normal station (not another Node), you must specify a port number
              before
              the Callsign. Use PORTS command to list available ports. The BBS
              command
              connects you to the associated mailbox,and DX command to the DX
              Cluster.
              *** ; Denotes end of INFOMSG text
              CTEXT: ; The CTEXT text follows:
              Welcome to the North Central West Virginia Packet Switch in
              Clarksburg , WV
              Type ? for a list of commands.
              *** ; Denotes end of CTEXT text
              FULL_CTEXT=0 ; 0=send CTEXT to L2 connects to NODEALIAS
              only
              ; 1=send CTEXT to all connectees

              ; Network System Parameters:

              OBSINIT=5 ; Initial obsolescence set when a node is
              included
              ; in a received nodes broadcast. This value
              is then
              ; decremented by 1 every NODESINTERVAL.
              OBSMIN=4 ; When the obsolescence of a node falls below
              this
              ; value that node's information is not
              included in
              ; a subsequent nodes broadcast.
              NODESINTERVAL= 60 ; Nodes broadcast interval in minutes
              IDINTERVAL=10 ; 'IDMSG' UI broadcast interval in minutes,
              0=OFF
              BTINTERVAL=0 ; The BTEXT broadcast interval in minutes,
              0=OFF
              L3TIMETOLIVE= 25 ; Max L3 hops
              L4RETRIES=3 ; Level 4 retry count
              L4TIMEOUT=120 ; Level 4 timeout in seconds s/b > FRACK x
              RETRIES
              L4DELAY=10 ; Level 4 delayed ack timer in seconds
              L4WINDOW=4 ; Level 4 window size
              MAXLINKS=30 ; Max level 2 links
              MAXNODES=120 ; Max nodes in nodes table
              MAXROUTES=35 ; Max adjacent nodes
              MAXCIRCUITS= 64 ; Max L4 circuits
              MINQUAL=150 ; Minimum quality to add to nodes table
              BBSQUAL=1 ; BBS quality multiplier, (BBSQUAL/256) ,
              relative to
              ; NODE. Used to limit spread of BBS node info
              through
              ; the network to your required service area.
              [0,255].
              ; APPL1QUAL if used overrides BBSQUAL.
              BUFFERS=255 ; Packet buffers - 255 means allocate as many
              as
              ; possible, normally about 130, depending
              upon other
              ; table sizes.

              ; TNC default parameters:

              PACLEN=128 ; Max packet size (236 max for net/rom)

              ; PACLEN is a problem! The ideal size depends on the link(s) over
              which a
              ; packet will be sent. For a session involving another node, we have
              no idea
              ; what is at the far end. Ideally each node should have the
              capability to
              ; combine and then refragment messages to suit each link segment -
              maybe when
              ; there are more BPQ nodes about than 'other' ones, I'll do it. When
              the node
              ; is accessed directly, things are a bit easier, as we know at least
              something
              ; about the link. So, currently there are two PACLEN params, one here
              and one
              ; in the PORTS section. This one is used to set the initial value for
              ; sessions via other nodes and for sessions initiated from here. The
              other is
              ; used for incoming direct (Level 2) sessions. In all cases the TNC
              PACLEN
              ; command can be used to override the defaults.

              TRANSDELAY=1 ; Transparent node send delay in seconds

              ; Level 2 Parameters:

              ; T1 (FRACK), T2 (RESPTIME) and N2 (RETRIES) are now in the PORTS
              section

              T3=180 ; Link validation timer in seconds
              IDLETIME=900 ; Idle link shutdown timer in seconds

              ; Configuration Options:

              AUTOSAVE=1 ; Saves BPQNODES.dat upon program exit
              BBS=1 ; 1 = BBS support included, 0 = No BBS support
              NODE=1 ; Include switch support
              HIDENODES=1 ; If set to 1, nodes beginning with a #
              ; require a 'N *' command to be displayed.

              ; The *** LINKED command is intended for use by gateway software, and
              concern
              ; has been expressed that it could be misused. It is recommended that
              it be
              ; disabled (=N) if unneeded.

              ENABLE_LINKED= N ; Controls processing of *** LINKED command
              ; Y = allows unrestricted use
              ; A = allows use by application program
              ; N = disabled

              ; AX25 port definitions:

              ; The LOOPBACK port simulates a connection by looping input to output.
              ; To test, start BPQTerminal and enter: 'C 1 XXNODE via XX0XX'
              ; In this example '1' is the LOOPBACK port number. The LOOPBACK port
              is
              ; provided for testing purposes would rarely be included in an
              established
              ; system.

              PORT
              PORTNUM=1 ; Optonal Number for use in Ports display.
              ID=145.010 MHz ; Up to 30 Chars, appears on PORTS display
              TYPE=ASYNC ; Hardware type.
              PROTOCOL=KISS ; Protocol to be used on the link.
              IOADDR=1 ; This is set to the com Port number.
              SPEED=4800 ; Async link speed for KISS and NETROM links.
              CHANNEL=A ;
              QUALITY=0 ; Default quality for nodes heard on this
              port.
              MAXFRAME=7 ; Max outstanding frames (1 thru 7)
              TXDELAY=300 ; TX Keyup delay in milliseconds.
              SLOTTIME=100 ; CSMA interval timer (milliseconds) .
              PERSIST=63 ; Probability to transmit' value (1-255).
              FULLDUP=1 ;
              SOFTDCD=1 ;
              FRACK=4000 ; Level 2 timout in milliseconds
              RESPTIME=1000 ; Level 2 delayed ack timer in milliseconds
              RETRIES=10 ; Level 2 maximum retry value
              PACLEN=236 ; Default maximum packet length for this port.
              DIGIFLAG=0 ; Digipeat: 0=OFF, 1=ALL, 255=UI Only
              DIGIPORT=0 ; Port to send digied frames on. Zero means
              the port it was received on.
              USERS=0 ; This limits the number of L2 sessions to
              the supplied number.
              UNPROTO=MAIL ; BTEXT broadcast addrs format:DEST[ ,digi1
              [,digi2]]
              ENDPORT

              ROUTES: ; Locked routes

              ; CALLSIGN,QUALITY, PORT[,MAXFRAME, FRACK,PACLEN]
              ; The values in [...] if stated override the port defaults.

              ; No routes are specified, as they would be meaningless.

              *** ; Denotes end of locked routes

              ; Applications supported:

              ; The first three are reserved for BBS, HOST and REMOTE SYSOP. Five
              ; additional applications, up to 12 bytes each, can be defined as you
              wish.
              ; Applications beginning with a * are not shown in the valid commands
              display.

              APPLICATIONS= BBS,DX,*SYS ;no BBS, no host, remote sysop=*SYS

               

            • Enki
              AGWPE sound card modem at 300bps does a nice job! Had used it on HF with better reception than my old PK232. Mark Jordan, PY3SS
              Message 6 of 24 , Jul 13 7:45 AM
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                AGWPE sound card modem at 300bps does a nice job!
                Had used it on HF with better reception than my old PK232.

                Mark Jordan, PY3SS


                On 13 Jul 2008 at 13:41, Ron Stordahl N5IN wrote:

                > I forgot...AGWPE can control a sound card modem at 300 baud...at
                > least
                > it says so on the AGWPE website.
                >
                > Ron, N5IN
                >
              • Ron Stordahl
                Mark PY3SS Do you need an audio transformer to isloate the soundcard/computer from the mike input to the transceiver? Do you use VOX or is there are way to
                Message 7 of 24 , Jul 13 7:54 AM
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                  Mark PY3SS

                  Do you need an audio transformer to isloate the soundcard/computer from the mike input to the transceiver?  Do you use VOX or is there are way to generate PTT?  Is there a way to generate direct FSK rather than AFSK?

                  Perhaps you have a link to the details?

                  Ron, N5IN

                  ----- Original Message ----
                  From: Enki <enkitec@...>
                  To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
                  Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2008 9:45:44 AM
                  Subject: Re: [BPQ32] Re: BPQ & the PK-900


                  AGWPE sound card modem at 300bps does a nice job!
                  Had used it on HF with better reception than my old PK232.

                  Mark Jordan, PY3SS

                  On 13 Jul 2008 at 13:41, Ron Stordahl N5IN wrote:

                  > I forgot...AGWPE can control a sound card modem at 300 baud...at
                  > least
                  > it says so on the AGWPE website.
                  >
                  > Ron, N5IN
                  >

                • David Calder n4zkf
                  John emailed me. I think we have it covered. But thanks for the return email. My 1278 Worked OK also but I m just an old DRSI man. I like the things and have
                  Message 8 of 24 , Jul 13 12:34 PM
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                    John emailed me. I think we have it covered. But thanks for the return email.
                     
                    My 1278 Worked OK also but I'm just an old DRSI man. I like the things
                    and have the external HF modem that plugs into port two.
                     
                    The PK900 works fine but it seems like the TX frequency on the HF modem
                    is off a little bit.
                    I have tweaked and tweaked and I'm over it.
                     
                    Dave
                     


                    From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ron Stordahl N5IN
                    Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2008 9:35 AM
                    To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
                    Subject: [BPQ32] Re: BPQ & the PK-900

                    In posting #1049 John suggested there might be a possibility DRSI
                    cards might work with Win98, however nobody appears to have reported
                    trying.

                    Another possibility would be to use a MFJ1270C with John's JKISS code.
                    The 1270C has a switch on the rear to switch between a radio rate of
                    1200 and 300 baud. This is almost certain to work.

                    The trick will be finding a 1270C...they have become rare...with luck
                    you could find one on eBay.

                    Long ago I had a PK900 and recall they were buggy.

                    Ron, N5IN

                    --- In BPQ32@yahoogroups. com, "David Calder n4zkf" <n4zkf@...> wrote:
                    >
                    > Yesterday I gave up on the PK 900. I don't know what it is but have
                    not had
                    > a
                    > long forwarding session on 14.098 since I put it online. I ordered a
                    dual
                    > core
                    > motherboard with ISA slots and I'm going back to DRSI.
                    >
                    > I never did like anything else better. I'm dumping this version of
                    FBB also.
                    > Too many bugs. It copies people into the users multiple times, ect.
                    After
                    > 20 years of running this thing I thought about dumping it but Jerry has
                    > talked
                    > me out of it. The BPQ works great. 4.10.4 Did I not see in the messages
                    > a interface file from John or someone to make this version work with
                    DRSI's?
                    >
                    > Thanks 73 Dave
                    > n4zkf
                    > www.n4zkf.com
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > _____
                    >
                    > From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups. com] On Behalf
                    Of Ron
                    > Stordahl
                    > Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 5:37 PM
                    > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                    > Subject: Re: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > With respect to the PK900, it has to be something in it's firmware
                    that is
                    > switching, or not saving the radio baud rate. BPQ32 would have
                    nothing to
                    > do with that. All BPQ32 can do in this regard is set the baud rate
                    of the
                    > computers serial port, which it is obviously doing correctly.
                    >
                    > Now on to your second paragraph... you say that "AR nodes want to be the
                    > 'main' application" . I think what you are referring to is the
                    AR-Cluster
                    > application needs to be the first positional parameter in the
                    APPLICATIONS
                    > parameter string? This is true if you are using the BPQ-OCX interface.
                    > AR-Cluster sets this as 0x1 and you cannot do anything about it.
                    That could
                    > be satisfactory if your additional applications can be set for other
                    than
                    > the first position. If your only other application is FBB, it can
                    be set as
                    > position two (0x2).
                    >
                    > As an alternative you could use the AGWtoBPQ interface to AR-Cluster, in
                    > which case you can set the applications mask as you wish, and thus
                    > AR-Cluster will not be tied down to the first position.
                    >
                    > This is described in detail in my Installation Document which is
                    part of the
                    > current BPQ32 installer release.
                    >
                    > Ron, N5IN
                    >
                    >
                    > ----- Original Message ----
                    > From: David Calder <n4zkf@...>
                    > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                    > Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 1:03:28 PM
                    > Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > Got that. That's why it does communicate with both TNC ports. It's
                    when I
                    > set it to KISS (expanded) so I can use both ports it sticks port 1 back
                    > to 1200 and won't leave it 300. I thought someone might have run
                    across this
                    > before. I'd like to use just the one TNC instead of tying up two.
                    >
                    > But, everything else is working good. Thanks for the help everyone.
                    I also
                    > have BPQ and FBB working on the same computer as my DX Cluster nodes.
                    > I'd like to be able to access the nodes thru BPQ but AR node wants
                    to be the
                    > "main" application.
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > 73 Dave
                    > n4zkf
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > _____
                    >
                    > From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On
                    Behalf Of
                    > Mike Melnik
                    > Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 10:27 AM
                    > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                    > Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > Dave
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > The BAUD setting in BPQCFG.TXT is the communication speed between
                    the com
                    > port and TNC NOT the Radio speed
                    >
                    > That should remain at 9600BAUD I am not familiar with the AEA TNC?S but
                    > there is another setting for the Radio Speed.
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > Mike Melnik
                    >
                    > N9PMO
                    >
                    > -----Original Message-----
                    > From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On
                    Behalf Of
                    > David Calder
                    > Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 8:55 AM
                    > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                    > Subject: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > Good morning.
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > I'm trying to get BOTH ports to work with BPQ. I have one port
                    (radio port2)
                    > on
                    >
                    > the PK-900 which is the default port on the TNC working fine on VHF
                    (1200
                    > baud)
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > I want to add port one as 300Baud for my HF port and stop using my
                    1278B. I
                    >
                    > take the PK-900 out of kiss mode, make sure that radio port one is
                    using the
                    >
                    > 300 baud modem, radio port2 is running the 1200 baud modem. Put it in
                    > extended
                    >
                    > kiss mode. Set up the bpqcfg.txt file, start it all up and all is
                    well but
                    > the 300 baud
                    >
                    > port is running 1200 baud! BPQ controls both ports as it should but
                    the 300,
                    > isn't
                    >
                    > 300.
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > I did the command modem 10/4 which is the command for 300/1200. But it's
                    > like
                    >
                    > when I put it in KISS is reverts back to 11/4 which is 1200/1200 modems.
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > Anyone ever have a PK-900 and played with it?
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > 73 Dave n4zkf
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > _____
                    >
                    >
                    > From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On
                    Behalf Of
                    > John Wiseman
                    > Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 3:06 PM
                    > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                    > Subject: RE: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and BPQ Questions
                    >
                    > Hi Ron,
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > Perhaps I wasn't very clear - only the BPQ32 interface has this
                    restriction,
                    > not the AGWPE interface in AR-Cluster.
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > I don't think having to run ARCluster as the first application is
                    much of a
                    > problem, especially as BPQ32 now allows other applications to have
                    NETROM
                    > Calls and Aliases. I'm not aware of any other applications which
                    have to be
                    > APPL 1.
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > 73,
                    >
                    > John
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > -----Original Message-----
                    > From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com]On
                    Behalf Of
                    > Ron Stordahl
                    > Sent: 02 January 2008 16:25
                    > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                    > Subject: Re: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and BPQ Questions
                    >
                    > John, G8BPQ
                    >
                    > I think you meant that the BPQ-OCX interface in AR-Cluster requires
                    that it
                    > be the first application in APPLICATIONS= . I am successfully
                    running both
                    > CC-Cluster (as the first application) and AR-Cluster (as the 4th
                    > application) , with both using AGWtoBPQ (and thus with an
                    applications mask
                    > of 0x9). Momentarily I will try the same using the BPQ-OCX interface in
                    > AR-Cluster (with it still as the 4th application) . Perhaps that
                    will not
                    > work...I never considered this possibility. If it does not work
                    certainly
                    > this can be fixed, but probably would require a change in AR-Cluster
                    code?
                    >
                    > Ron, N5IN
                    >
                    > ----- Original Message ----
                    > From: John Wiseman <john.wiseman@ ntlworld. com>
                    > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                    > Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2008 5:47:34 AM
                    > Subject: RE: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and BPQ Questions
                    >
                    > Mike,
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > The BPQ32 interface in AR Cluster only allows it to be the first
                    appliation,
                    > so you need to swap round the DX ands BBS params in APPLICATIONS= .
                    When you
                    > add FBB, you need to tell it to use Application 2, You should
                    probably also
                    > change the BBSCALL to mach the ARCluster callsign.
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > 73,
                    >
                    > John G8BPQ
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > -----Original Message-----
                    > From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com]On
                    Behalf Of
                    > Michael J.Talkington
                    > Sent: 02 January 2008 01:50
                    > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                    > Subject: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and BPQ Questions
                    >
                    > I am running AR Cluster and BPQ node.I want to run WIN FBB also using
                    > the bpq.I run ar cluster and bpq starts now when I connect to the
                    > node then type dx it says all ports in use but if I type bbs it
                    > connects to the cluster.I want to fix this before adding FBB to the
                    > computer.also ar cluster is registered in the call KC8FWD-7 here is
                    > my bpq config I am using a KPC 3 plus just bought thanks Mike KC8FWD
                    >
                    > ; CONFIGURATION FILE FOR BPQ32: G8BPQ SWITCH SOFTWARE
                    >
                    > ; Contains only a LOOPBACK port. Useful to verify that the minimal
                    > system is
                    > ; functional.
                    >
                    > ; To perform the basic test, compile this configuration file by
                    > executing
                    > ; bpqcfg.exe, which will generate bpqcfg.bin. Now execute
                    > BPQTerminal. exe,
                    > ; and in the lowest window enter:
                    >
                    > ; C 1 XXNODE v XX0XX
                    >
                    > ; You should receive the following response:
                    >
                    > ; XXNODE:XX0XX} Connected to XXNODE
                    > ; This is the CTEXT.
                    > ; XXNODE:XX0XX} DX CONNECT BYE INFO NODES ROUTES PORTS USERS MHEARD
                    >
                    > ; \Examples\Minimal
                    >
                    > HOSTINTERRUPT= 127 ; Interrupt used for BPQ host mode support
                    > EMS=0 ; Doesn't use EMS RAM
                    > DESQVIEW=0 ; DesqView unused
                    > NODECALL=KC8FWD- 10 ; Node callsign
                    > NODEALIAS=Clark ; Node alias (6 characters max)
                    > BBSCALL=KC8FWD- 3 ; BBS callsign APPL1CALL if used overrides
                    > BBSCALL
                    > BBSALIAS=FWDBBS ; BBS alias APPL1ALIAS if used overrides
                    > BBSALIAS
                    > IDMSG: ; UI broadcast text from NODECALL to fixed
                    > dest ID
                    > Network NODE (Clark:KC8FWD- 7)
                    > *** ; Denotes end of IDMSG text
                    > BTEXT: ; UI broadcast text from BCALL to destination
                    > UNPROTO=
                    > This is the BTEXT text.
                    > *** ; Denotes end of BTEXT text
                    > INFOMSG: ; The INFO command text follows:
                    > North Central West Virginia Packet Switch, Clarksburg, WV.
                    > Supporting the FWDBBS (KC8FWD BBS), and the FWDDX (FWDDX KC8FWD DX
                    > Cluster).
                    > The Commands are basically the same as NET/ROM, but to connect to
                    > another
                    > normal station (not another Node), you must specify a port number
                    > before
                    > the Callsign. Use PORTS command to list available ports. The BBS
                    > command
                    > connects you to the associated mailbox,and DX command to the DX
                    > Cluster.
                    > *** ; Denotes end of INFOMSG text
                    > CTEXT: ; The CTEXT text follows:
                    > Welcome to the North Central West Virginia Packet Switch in
                    > Clarksburg,WV
                    > Type ? for a list of commands.
                    > *** ; Denotes end of CTEXT text
                    > FULL_CTEXT=0 ; 0=send CTEXT to L2 connects to NODEALIAS
                    > only
                    > ; 1=send CTEXT to all connectees
                    >
                    > ; Network System Parameters:
                    >
                    > OBSINIT=5 ; Initial obsolescence set when a node is
                    > included
                    > ; in a received nodes broadcast. This value
                    > is then
                    > ; decremented by 1 every NODESINTERVAL.
                    > OBSMIN=4 ; When the obsolescence of a node falls below
                    > this
                    > ; value that node's information is not
                    > included in
                    > ; a subsequent nodes broadcast.
                    > NODESINTERVAL= 60 ; Nodes broadcast interval in minutes
                    > IDINTERVAL=10 ; 'IDMSG' UI broadcast interval in minutes,
                    > 0=OFF
                    > BTINTERVAL=0 ; The BTEXT broadcast interval in minutes,
                    > 0=OFF
                    > L3TIMETOLIVE= 25 ; Max L3 hops
                    > L4RETRIES=3 ; Level 4 retry count
                    > L4TIMEOUT=120 ; Level 4 timeout in seconds s/b > FRACK x
                    > RETRIES
                    > L4DELAY=10 ; Level 4 delayed ack timer in seconds
                    > L4WINDOW=4 ; Level 4 window size
                    > MAXLINKS=30 ; Max level 2 links
                    > MAXNODES=120 ; Max nodes in nodes table
                    > MAXROUTES=35 ; Max adjacent nodes
                    > MAXCIRCUITS= 64 ; Max L4 circuits
                    > MINQUAL=150 ; Minimum quality to add to nodes table
                    > BBSQUAL=1 ; BBS quality multiplier, (BBSQUAL/256) ,
                    > relative to
                    > ; NODE. Used to limit spread of BBS node info
                    > through
                    > ; the network to your required service area.
                    > [0,255].
                    > ; APPL1QUAL if used overrides BBSQUAL.
                    > BUFFERS=255 ; Packet buffers - 255 means allocate as many
                    > as
                    > ; possible, normally about 130, depending
                    > upon other
                    > ; table sizes.
                    >
                    > ; TNC default parameters:
                    >
                    > PACLEN=128 ; Max packet size (236 max for net/rom)
                    >
                    > ; PACLEN is a problem! The ideal size depends on the link(s) over
                    > which a
                    > ; packet will be sent. For a session involving another node, we have
                    > no idea
                    > ; what is at the far end. Ideally each node should have the
                    > capability to
                    > ; combine and then refragment messages to suit each link segment -
                    > maybe when
                    > ; there are more BPQ nodes about than 'other' ones, I'll do it. When
                    > the node
                    > ; is accessed directly, things are a bit easier, as we know at least
                    > something
                    > ; about the link. So, currently there are two PACLEN params, one here
                    > and one
                    > ; in the PORTS section. This one is used to set the initial value for
                    > ; sessions via other nodes and for sessions initiated from here. The
                    > other is
                    > ; used for incoming direct (Level 2) sessions. In all cases the TNC
                    > PACLEN
                    > ; command can be used to override the defaults.
                    >
                    > TRANSDELAY=1 ; Transparent node send delay in seconds
                    >
                    > ; Level 2 Parameters:
                    >
                    > ; T1 (FRACK), T2 (RESPTIME) and N2 (RETRIES) are now in the PORTS
                    > section
                    >
                    > T3=180 ; Link validation timer in seconds
                    > IDLETIME=900 ; Idle link shutdown timer in seconds
                    >
                    > ; Configuration Options:
                    >
                    > AUTOSAVE=1 ; Saves BPQNODES.dat upon program exit
                    > BBS=1 ; 1 = BBS support included, 0 = No BBS support
                    > NODE=1 ; Include switch support
                    > HIDENODES=1 ; If set to 1, nodes beginning with a #
                    > ; require a 'N *' command to be displayed.
                    >
                    > ; The *** LINKED command is intended for use by gateway software, and
                    > concern
                    > ; has been expressed that it could be misused. It is recommended that
                    > it be
                    > ; disabled (=N) if unneeded.
                    >
                    > ENABLE_LINKED= N ; Controls processing of *** LINKED command
                    > ; Y = allows unrestricted use
                    > ; A = allows use by application program
                    > ; N = disabled
                    >
                    > ; AX25 port definitions:
                    >
                    > ; The LOOPBACK port simulates a connection by looping input to output.
                    > ; To test, start BPQTerminal and enter: 'C 1 XXNODE via XX0XX'
                    > ; In this example '1' is the LOOPBACK port number. The LOOPBACK port
                    > is
                    > ; provided for testing purposes would rarely be included in an
                    > established
                    > ; system.
                    >
                    > PORT
                    > PORTNUM=1 ; Optonal Number for use in Ports display.
                    > ID=145.010 MHz ; Up to 30 Chars, appears on PORTS display
                    > TYPE=ASYNC ; Hardware type.
                    > PROTOCOL=KISS ; Protocol to be used on the link.
                    > IOADDR=1 ; This is set to the com Port number.
                    > SPEED=4800 ; Async link speed for KISS and NETROM links.
                    > CHANNEL=A ;
                    > QUALITY=0 ; Default quality for nodes heard on this
                    > port.
                    > MAXFRAME=7 ; Max outstanding frames (1 thru 7)
                    > TXDELAY=300 ; TX Keyup delay in milliseconds.
                    > SLOTTIME=100 ; CSMA interval timer (milliseconds) .
                    > PERSIST=63 ; Probability to transmit' value (1-255).
                    > FULLDUP=1 ;
                    > SOFTDCD=1 ;
                    > FRACK=4000 ; Level 2 timout in milliseconds
                    > RESPTIME=1000 ; Level 2 delayed ack timer in milliseconds
                    > RETRIES=10 ; Level 2 maximum retry value
                    > PACLEN=236 ; Default maximum packet length for this port.
                    > DIGIFLAG=0 ; Digipeat: 0=OFF, 1=ALL, 255=UI Only
                    > DIGIPORT=0 ; Port to send digied frames on. Zero means
                    > the port it was received on.
                    > USERS=0 ; This limits the number of L2 sessions to
                    > the supplied number.
                    > UNPROTO=MAIL ; BTEXT broadcast addrs format:DEST[ ,digi1
                    > [,digi2]]
                    > ENDPORT
                    >
                    > ROUTES: ; Locked routes
                    >
                    > ; CALLSIGN,QUALITY, PORT[,MAXFRAME, FRACK,PACLEN]
                    > ; The values in [...] if stated override the port defaults.
                    >
                    > ; No routes are specified, as they would be meaningless.
                    >
                    > *** ; Denotes end of locked routes
                    >
                    > ; Applications supported:
                    >
                    > ; The first three are reserved for BBS, HOST and REMOTE SYSOP. Five
                    > ; additional applications, up to 12 bytes each, can be defined as you
                    > wish.
                    > ; Applications beginning with a * are not shown in the valid commands
                    > display.
                    >
                    > APPLICATIONS= BBS,DX,*SYS ;no BBS, no host, remote sysop=*SYS
                    >

                  • David Calder n4zkf
                    Yea I am and going back. _____ From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jerry - N9LYA Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2008 9:49 AM To:
                    Message 9 of 24 , Jul 13 12:34 PM
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                      Yea I am and going back.
                       


                      From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jerry - N9LYA
                      Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2008 9:49 AM
                      To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
                      Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

                      Hi Dave…

                      I am just beside myself this morning…

                      Thanks for hanging in there.. Trying to cleanup the skipnet so we can exchange a lot better…

                      Wanted to let you and the other know …

                      I attended the Indy Hamfest yesterday..

                      The Emergency group wants to reestablish a statewide packet network.                     

                      I was asked to be the State Packet Coordinator… 

                      Are you running the beta version of FBB… I we reverted back to 7.00e…

                      73 jerry n9lya


                      From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of David Calder n4zkf
                      Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2008 7:17 AM
                      To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                      Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

                      Yesterday I gave up on the PK 900. I don't know what it is but have not had a

                      long forwarding session on 14.098 since I put it online. I ordered a dual core

                      motherboard with ISA slots and I'm going back to DRSI.

                      I never did like anything else better. I'm dumping this version of FBB also.

                      Too many bugs. It copies people into the users multiple times, ect. After

                      20 years of running this thing I thought about dumping it but Jerry has talked

                      me out of it. The BPQ works great. 4.10.4 Did I not see in the messages

                      a interface file from John or someone to make this version work with DRSI's?

                      Thanks 73 Dave

                      n4zkf

                      www.n4zkf.com


                      From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Ron Stordahl
                      Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 5:37 PM
                      To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                      Subject: Re: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

                      With respect to the PK900, it has to be something in it's firmware that is switching, or not saving the radio baud rate.  BPQ32 would have nothing to do with that.  All BPQ32 can do in this regard is set the baud rate of the computers serial port, which it is obviously doing correctly.

                      Now on to your second paragraph... you say that "AR nodes want to be the 'main' application" .  I think what you are referring to is the AR-Cluster application needs to be the first positional parameter in the APPLICATIONS parameter string?  This is true if you are using the BPQ-OCX interface.  AR-Cluster sets this as 0x1 and you cannot do anything about it.  That could be satisfactory if your additional applications can be set for other than the first position.  If your only other application is FBB, it can be set as position two (0x2).

                      As an alternative you could use the AGWtoBPQ interface to AR-Cluster, in which case you can set the applications mask as you wish, and thus AR-Cluster will not be tied down to the first position.

                      This is described in detail in my Installation Document which is part of the current BPQ32 installer release.

                      Ron, N5IN

                      ----- Original Message ----
                      From: David Calder <n4zkf@n4zkf. com>
                      To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                      Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 1:03:28 PM
                      Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

                      Got that. That's why it does communicate with both TNC ports. It's when I

                      set it to KISS (expanded) so I can use both ports it sticks port 1 back

                      to 1200 and won't leave it 300. I thought someone might have run across this

                      before. I'd like to use just the one TNC instead of tying up two.

                      But, everything else is working good. Thanks for the help everyone. I also

                      have BPQ and FBB working on the same computer as my DX Cluster nodes.

                      I'd like to be able to access the nodes thru BPQ but AR node wants to be the

                      "main" application.

                      73 Dave

                      n4zkf


                      From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Mike Melnik
                      Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 10:27 AM
                      To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                      Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

                      Dave

                      The BAUD setting in BPQCFG.TXT is the communication speed between the com port and TNC NOT the Radio speed

                      That should remain at 9600BAUD I am not familiar with the AEA TNC’S but there is another setting for the Radio Speed.

                      Mike Melnik

                      N9PMO

                      -----Original Message-----
                      From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of David Calder
                      Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 8:55 AM
                      To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                      Subject: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

                      Good morning.

                      I'm trying to get BOTH ports to work with BPQ. I have one port (radio port2) on

                      the PK-900 which is the default port on the TNC working fine on VHF (1200 baud)

                      I want to add port one as 300Baud for my HF port and stop using my 1278B. I

                      take the PK-900 out of kiss mode, make sure that radio port one is using the

                      300 baud modem, radio port2 is running the 1200 baud modem. Put it in extended

                      kiss mode. Set up the bpqcfg.txt file, start it all up and all is well but the 300 baud

                      port is running 1200 baud! BPQ controls both ports as it should but the 300, isn't

                      300.

                      I did the command modem 10/4 which is the command for 300/1200. But it's like

                      when I put it in KISS is reverts back to 11/4 which is 1200/1200 modems.

                      Anyone ever have a PK-900 and played with it?

                      73 Dave n4zkf


                      From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of John Wiseman
                      Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 3:06 PM
                      To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                      Subject: RE: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and BPQ Questions

                      Hi Ron,

                      Perhaps I wasn't very clear - only the BPQ32 interface has this restriction, not the AGWPE interface in AR-Cluster.

                      I don't think having to run ARCluster as the first application is much of a problem, especially as BPQ32 now allows other applications to have NETROM Calls and Aliases. I'm not aware of any other applications which have to be APPL 1.

                      73,

                      John

                      -----Original Message-----
                      From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com]On Behalf Of Ron Stordahl
                      Sent: 02 January 2008 16:25
                      To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                      Subject: Re: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and BPQ Questions

                      John, G8BPQ

                      I think you meant that the BPQ-OCX interface in AR-Cluster requires that it be the first application in APPLICATIONS= .  I am successfully running both CC-Cluster (as the first application) and AR-Cluster (as the 4th application) , with both using AGWtoBPQ (and thus with an applications mask of 0x9).  Momentarily I will try the same using the BPQ-OCX interface in AR-Cluster (with it still as the 4th application) .  Perhaps that will not work...I never considered this possibility.  If it does not work certainly this can be fixed, but probably would require a change in AR-Cluster code?

                      Ron, N5IN

                      ----- Original Message ----
                      From: John Wiseman <john.wiseman@ ntlworld. com>
                      To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                      Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2008 5:47:34 AM
                      Subject: RE: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and BPQ Questions

                      Mike,

                      The BPQ32 interface in AR Cluster only allows it to be the first appliation, so you need to swap round the DX ands BBS params in APPLICATIONS= . When you add FBB, you need to tell it to use Application 2, You should probably also change the BBSCALL to mach the ARCluster callsign.

                      73,

                      John G8BPQ

                      -----Original Message-----
                      From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com]On Behalf Of Michael J.Talkington
                      Sent: 02 January 2008 01:50
                      To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                      Subject: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and BPQ Questions

                      I am running AR Cluster and BPQ node.I want to run WIN FBB also using
                      the bpq.I run ar cluster and bpq starts now when I connect to the
                      node then type dx it says all ports in use but if I type bbs it
                      connects to the cluster.I want to fix this before adding FBB to the
                      computer.also ar cluster is registered in the call KC8FWD-7 here is
                      my bpq config I am using a KPC 3 plus just bought thanks Mike KC8FWD

                      ; CONFIGURATION FILE FOR BPQ32: G8BPQ SWITCH SOFTWARE

                      ; Contains only a LOOPBACK port. Useful to verify that the minimal
                      system is
                      ; functional.

                      ; To perform the basic test, compile this configuration file by
                      executing
                      ; bpqcfg.exe, which will generate bpqcfg.bin. Now execute
                      BPQTerminal. exe,
                      ; and in the lowest window enter:

                      ; C 1 XXNODE v XX0XX

                      ; You should receive the following response:

                      ; XXNODE:XX0XX} Connected to XXNODE
                      ; This is the CTEXT.
                      ; XXNODE:XX0XX} DX CONNECT BYE INFO NODES ROUTES PORTS USERS MHEARD

                      ; \Examples\Minimal

                      HOSTINTERRUPT= 127 ; Interrupt used for BPQ host mode support
                      EMS =0 ; Doesn't use EMS RAM
                      DESQVIEW=0 ; DesqView unused
                      NODECALL=KC8FWD- 10 ; Node callsign
                      NODEALIAS= Clark ; Node alias (6 characters max)
                      BBSCALL=KC8FWD- 3 ; BBS callsign APPL1CALL if used overrides
                      BBSCALL
                      BBSALIAS=FWDBBS ; BBS alias APPL1ALIAS if used overrides
                      BBSALIAS
                      IDMSG: ; UI broadcast text from NODECALL to fixed
                      dest ID
                      Network NODE ( Clark :KC8FWD- 7)
                      *** ; Denotes end of IDMSG text
                      BTEXT: ; UI broadcast text from BCALL to destination
                      UNPROTO=
                      This is the BTEXT text.
                      *** ; Denotes end of BTEXT text
                      INFOMSG: ; The INFO command text follows:
                      North Central West Virginia Packet Switch, Clarksburg , WV .
                      Supporting the FWDBBS (KC8FWD BBS), and the FWDDX (FWDDX KC8FWD DX
                      Cluster).
                      The Commands are basically the same as NET/ROM, but to connect to
                      another
                      normal station (not another Node), you must specify a port number
                      before
                      the Callsign. Use PORTS command to list available ports. The BBS
                      command
                      connects you to the associated mailbox,and DX command to the DX
                      Cluster.
                      *** ; Denotes end of INFOMSG text
                      CTEXT: ; The CTEXT text follows:
                      Welcome to the North Central West Virginia Packet Switch in
                      Clarksburg , WV
                      Type ? for a list of commands.
                      *** ; Denotes end of CTEXT text
                      FULL_CTEXT=0 ; 0=send CTEXT to L2 connects to NODEALIAS
                      only
                      ; 1=send CTEXT to all connectees

                      ; Network System Parameters:

                      OBSINIT=5 ; Initial obsolescence set when a node is
                      included
                      ; in a received nodes broadcast. This value
                      is then
                      ; decremented by 1 every NODESINTERVAL.
                      OBSMIN=4 ; When the obsolescence of a node falls below
                      this
                      ; value that node's information is not
                      included in
                      ; a subsequent nodes broadcast.
                      NODESINTERVAL= 60 ; Nodes broadcast interval in minutes
                      IDINTERVAL=10 ; 'IDMSG' UI broadcast interval in minutes,
                      0=OFF
                      BTINTERVAL=0 ; The BTEXT broadcast interval in minutes,
                      0=OFF
                      L3TIMETOLIVE= 25 ; Max L3 hops
                      L4RETRIES=3 ; Level 4 retry count
                      L4TIMEOUT=120 ; Level 4 timeout in seconds s/b > FRACK x
                      RETRIES
                      L4DELAY=10 ; Level 4 delayed ack timer in seconds
                      L4WINDOW=4 ; Level 4 window size
                      MAXLINKS=30 ; Max level 2 links
                      MAXNODES=120 ; Max nodes in nodes table
                      MAXROUTES=35 ; Max adjacent nodes
                      MAXCIRCUITS= 64 ; Max L4 circuits
                      MINQUAL=150 ; Minimum quality to add to nodes table
                      BBSQUAL=1 ; BBS quality multiplier, (BBSQUAL/256) ,
                      relative to
                      ; NODE. Used to limit spread of BBS node info
                      through
                      ; the network to your required service area.
                      [0,255].
                      ; APPL1QUAL if used overrides BBSQUAL.
                      BUFFERS=255 ; Packet buffers - 255 means allocate as many
                      as
                      ; possible, normally about 130, depending
                      upon other
                      ; table sizes.

                      ; TNC default parameters:

                      PACLEN=128 ; Max packet size (236 max for net/rom)

                      ; PACLEN is a problem! The ideal size depends on the link(s) over
                      which a
                      ; packet will be sent. For a session involving another node, we have
                      no idea
                      ; what is at the far end. Ideally each node should have the
                      capability to
                      ; combine and then refragment messages to suit each link segment -
                      maybe when
                      ; there are more BPQ nodes about than 'other' ones, I'll do it. When
                      the node
                      ; is accessed directly, things are a bit easier, as we know at least
                      something
                      ; about the link. So, currently there are two PACLEN params, one here
                      and one
                      ; in the PORTS section. This one is used to set the initial value for
                      ; sessions via other nodes and for sessions initiated from here. The
                      other is
                      ; used for incoming direct (Level 2) sessions. In all cases the TNC
                      PACLEN
                      ; command can be used to override the defaults.

                      TRANSDELAY=1 ; Transparent node send delay in seconds

                      ; Level 2 Parameters:

                      ; T1 (FRACK), T2 (RESPTIME) and N2 (RETRIES) are now in the PORTS
                      section

                      T3=180 ; Link validation timer in seconds
                      IDLETIME=900 ; Idle link shutdown timer in seconds

                      ; Configuration Options:

                      AUTOSAVE=1 ; Saves BPQNODES.dat upon program exit
                      BBS=1 ; 1 = BBS support included, 0 = No BBS support
                      NODE=1 ; Include switch support
                      HIDENODES=1 ; If set to 1, nodes beginning with a #
                      ; require a 'N *' command to be displayed.

                      ; The *** LINKED command is intended for use by gateway software, and
                      concern
                      ; has been expressed that it could be misused. It is recommended that
                      it be
                      ; disabled (=N) if unneeded.

                      ENABLE_LINKED= N ; Controls processing of *** LINKED command
                      ; Y = allows unrestricted use
                      ; A = allows use by application program
                      ; N = disabled

                      ; AX25 port definitions:

                      ; The LOOPBACK port simulates a connection by looping input to output.
                      ; To test, start BPQTerminal and enter: 'C 1 XXNODE via XX0XX'
                      ; In this example '1' is the LOOPBACK port number. The LOOPBACK port
                      is
                      ; provided for testing purposes would rarely be included in an
                      established
                      ; system.

                      PORT
                      PORTNUM=1 ; Optonal Number for use in Ports display.
                      ID=145.010 MHz ; Up to 30 Chars, appears on PORTS display
                      TYPE=ASYNC ; Hardware type.
                      PROTOCOL=KISS ; Protocol to be used on the link.
                      IOADDR=1 ; This is set to the com Port number.
                      SPEED=4800 ; Async link speed for KISS and NETROM links.
                      CHANNEL=A ;
                      QUALITY=0 ; Default quality for nodes heard on this
                      port.
                      MAXFRAME=7 ; Max outstanding frames (1 thru 7)
                      TXDELAY=300 ; TX Keyup delay in milliseconds.
                      SLOTTIME=100 ; CSMA interval timer (milliseconds) .
                      PERSIST=63 ; Probability to transmit' value (1-255).
                      FULLDUP=1 ;
                      SOFTDCD=1 ;
                      FRACK=4000 ; Level 2 timout in milliseconds
                      RESPTIME=1000 ; Level 2 delayed ack timer in milliseconds
                      RETRIES=10 ; Level 2 maximum retry value
                      PACLEN=236 ; Default maximum packet length for this port.
                      DIGIFLAG=0 ; Digipeat: 0=OFF, 1=ALL, 255=UI Only
                      DIGIPORT=0 ; Port to send digied frames on. Zero means
                      the port it was received on.
                      USERS=0 ; This limits the number of L2 sessions to
                      the supplied number.
                      UNPROTO=MAIL ; BTEXT broadcast addrs format:DEST[ ,digi1
                      [,digi2]]
                      ENDPORT

                      ROUTES: ; Locked routes

                      ; CALLSIGN,QUALITY, PORT[,MAXFRAME, FRACK,PACLEN]
                      ; The values in [...] if stated override the port defaults.

                      ; No routes are specified, as they would be meaningless.

                      *** ; Denotes end of locked routes

                      ; Applications supported:

                      ; The first three are reserved for BBS, HOST and REMOTE SYSOP. Five
                      ; additional applications, up to 12 bytes each, can be defined as you
                      wish.
                      ; Applications beginning with a * are not shown in the valid commands
                      display.

                      APPLICATIONS= BBS,DX,*SYS ;no BBS, no host, remote sysop=*SYS

                    • Enki
                      I use my radios and computers all grounded to the same point, so no need to use transformers. SV2AGW Packet Engine can provide PTT output at the COM or LPT
                      Message 10 of 24 , Jul 13 2:16 PM
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                        I use my radios and computers all grounded
                        to the same point, so no need to use transformers.
                        SV2AGW Packet Engine can provide PTT output at
                        the COM or LPT ports. I don't think it generates FSK.

                        Here is the link:

                        http://www.kc2rlm.info/soundcardpacket/

                        There is this Yahogroup:

                        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SV2AGW/

                        73, Mark Jordan - PY3SS


                        On 13 Jul 2008 at 7:54, Ron Stordahl wrote:

                        >
                        > Mark PY3SS
                        >
                        > Do you need an audio transformer to isloate the soundcard/computer
                        > from the mike input to the
                        > transceiver? Do you use VOX or is there are way to generate PTT? Is
                        > there a way to generate
                        > direct FSK rather than AFSK?
                        >
                        > Perhaps you have a link to the details?
                        >
                        > Ron, N5IN
                        >
                        > ----- Original Message ----
                        > From: Enki <enkitec@...>
                        > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
                        > Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2008 9:45:44 AM
                        > Subject: Re: [BPQ32] Re: BPQ & the PK-900
                        >
                        >
                        > AGWPE sound card modem at 300bps does a nice job!
                        > Had used it on HF with better reception than my old PK232.
                        >
                        > Mark Jordan, PY3SS
                        >
                        > On 13 Jul 2008 at 13:41, Ron Stordahl N5IN wrote:
                        >
                        > > I forgot...AGWPE can control a sound card modem at 300 baud...at
                        > > least
                        > > it says so on the AGWPE website.
                        > >
                        > > Ron, N5IN
                        > >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                      • David Calder n4zkf
                        The new P4 MB with ISA slots will be here Friday. With No memory! ISA Main Board JSP-403B $239.00 2.8 P4 Processor $149.00 Copper Heat sync w/Fan 57.00 Total:
                        Message 11 of 24 , Jul 22 11:27 AM
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                          The new P4 MB with ISA slots will be here Friday. With No memory!

                          ISA Main Board JSP-403B $239.00
                          2.8 P4 Processor $149.00
                          Copper Heat sync w/Fan 57.00
                          Total: $445.00

                          I can't wait to get back to DRSI cards. Does it show?

                          John, I'll try your file and we'll so how it all goes.


                          73 Dave
                          n4zkf


                          ________________________________

                          From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
                          Of Jerry - N9LYA
                          Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2008 9:49 AM
                          To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
                          Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900



                          Hi Dave.

                          I am just beside myself this morning.

                          Thanks for hanging in there.. Trying to cleanup the skipnet
                          so we can exchange a lot better.

                          Wanted to let you and the other know .

                          I attended the Indy Hamfest yesterday..

                          The Emergency group wants to reestablish a statewide packet
                          network.

                          I was asked to be the State Packet Coordinator.

                          Are you running the beta version of FBB. I we reverted back
                          to 7.00e.

                          73 jerry n9lya

                          ________________________________

                          From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com]
                          On Behalf Of David Calder n4zkf
                          Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2008 7:17 AM
                          To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
                          Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

                          Yesterday I gave up on the PK 900. I don't know what it is
                          but have not had a

                          long forwarding session on 14.098 since I put it online. I ordered a
                          dual core

                          motherboard with ISA slots and I'm going back to DRSI.

                          I never did like anything else better. I'm dumping this
                          version of FBB also.

                          Too many bugs. It copies people into the users multiple times, ect.
                          After

                          20 years of running this thing I thought about dumping it but Jerry
                          has talked

                          me out of it. The BPQ works great. 4.10.4 Did I not see in the
                          messages

                          a interface file from John or someone to make this version work with
                          DRSI's?

                          Thanks 73 Dave

                          n4zkf

                          www.n4zkf.com


                          ________________________________

                          From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
                          [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ron Stordahl
                          Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 5:37 PM
                          To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
                          Subject: Re: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

                          With respect to the PK900, it has to be something in it's
                          firmware that is switching, or not saving the radio baud rate. BPQ32 would
                          have nothing to do with that. All BPQ32 can do in this regard is set the
                          baud rate of the computers serial port, which it is obviously doing
                          correctly.

                          Now on to your second paragraph...you say that "AR nodes
                          want to be the 'main' application". I think what you are referring to is
                          the AR-Cluster application needs to be the first positional parameter in the
                          APPLICATIONS parameter string? This is true if you are using the BPQ-OCX
                          interface. AR-Cluster sets this as 0x1 and you cannot do anything about it.
                          That could be satisfactory if your additional applications can be set for
                          other than the first position. If your only other application is FBB, it
                          can be set as position two (0x2).

                          As an alternative you could use the AGWtoBPQ interface to
                          AR-Cluster, in which case you can set the applications mask as you wish, and
                          thus AR-Cluster will not be tied down to the first position.

                          This is described in detail in my Installation Document
                          which is part of the current BPQ32 installer release.

                          Ron, N5IN

                          ----- Original Message ----
                          From: David Calder <n4zkf@...>
                          To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
                          Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 1:03:28 PM
                          Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

                          Got that. That's why it does communicate with both TNC
                          ports. It's when I

                          set it to KISS (expanded) so I can use both ports it sticks
                          port 1 back

                          to 1200 and won't leave it 300. I thought someone might have
                          run across this

                          before. I'd like to use just the one TNC instead of tying up
                          two.

                          But, everything else is working good. Thanks
                          for the help everyone. I also

                          have BPQ and FBB working on the same computer as my DX
                          Cluster nodes.

                          I'd like to be able to access the nodes thru BPQ but AR node
                          wants to be the

                          "main" application.


                          73 Dave

                          n4zkf


                          ________________________________

                          From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                          [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Mike Melnik
                          Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 10:27 AM
                          To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                          Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

                          Dave

                          The BAUD setting in BPQCFG.TXT is the communication
                          speed between the com port and TNC NOT the Radio speed

                          That should remain at 9600BAUD I am not familiar
                          with the AEA TNC?S but there is another setting for the Radio Speed.

                          Mike Melnik

                          N9PMO

                          -----Original Message-----
                          From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@
                          yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of David Calder
                          Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 8:55 AM
                          To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                          Subject: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

                          Good morning.

                          I'm trying to get BOTH ports to work with BPQ. I
                          have one port (radio port2) on

                          the PK-900 which is the default port on the TNC
                          working fine on VHF (1200 baud)

                          I want to add port one as 300Baud for my HF port and
                          stop using my 1278B. I

                          take the PK-900 out of kiss mode, make sure that
                          radio port one is using the

                          300 baud modem, radio port2 is running the 1200 baud
                          modem. Put it in extended

                          kiss mode. Set up the bpqcfg.txt file, start it all
                          up and all is well but the 300 baud

                          port is running 1200 baud! BPQ controls both ports
                          as it should but the 300, isn't

                          300.

                          I did the command modem 10/4 which is the command
                          for 300/1200. But it's like

                          when I put it in KISS is reverts back to 11/4 which
                          is 1200/1200 modems.

                          Anyone ever have a PK-900 and played with it?

                          73 Dave n4zkf

                          ________________________________

                          From:
                          BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of John
                          Wiseman
                          Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 3:06 PM
                          To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                          Subject: RE: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and
                          BPQ Questions

                          Hi Ron,

                          Perhaps I wasn't very clear - only the BPQ32
                          interface has this restriction, not the AGWPE interface in AR-Cluster.

                          I don't think having to run ARCluster as the
                          first application is much of a problem, especially as BPQ32 now allows other
                          applications to have NETROM Calls and Aliases. I'm not aware of any other
                          applications which have to be APPL 1.

                          73,

                          John

                          -----Original Message-----
                          From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                          [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com]On Behalf Of Ron Stordahl
                          Sent: 02 January 2008 16:25
                          To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                          Subject: Re: [BPQ32] AR Cluster,
                          WInFBB,and BPQ Questions

                          John, G8BPQ

                          I think you meant that the BPQ-OCX
                          interface in AR-Cluster requires that it be the first application in
                          APPLICATIONS= . I am successfully running both CC-Cluster (as the first
                          application) and AR-Cluster (as the 4th application) , with both using
                          AGWtoBPQ (and thus with an applications mask of 0x9). Momentarily I will
                          try the same using the BPQ-OCX interface in AR-Cluster (with it still as the
                          4th application) . Perhaps that will not work...I never considered this
                          possibility. If it does not work certainly this can be fixed, but probably
                          would require a change in AR-Cluster code?

                          Ron, N5IN

                          ----- Original Message ----
                          From: John Wiseman <john.wiseman@
                          ntlworld. com>
                          To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                          Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2008
                          5:47:34 AM
                          Subject: RE: [BPQ32] AR Cluster,
                          WInFBB,and BPQ Questions

                          Mike,

                          The BPQ32 interface in AR Cluster
                          only allows it to be the first appliation, so you need to swap round the DX
                          ands BBS params in APPLICATIONS= . When you add FBB, you need to tell it to
                          use Application 2, You should probably also change the BBSCALL to mach the
                          ARCluster callsign.

                          73,

                          John G8BPQ

                          -----Original Message-----
                          From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                          [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com]On Behalf Of Michael J.Talkington
                          Sent: 02 January 2008 01:50
                          To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                          Subject: [BPQ32] AR Cluster,
                          WInFBB,and BPQ Questions

                          I am running AR Cluster and BPQ
                          node.I want to run WIN FBB also using
                          the bpq.I run ar cluster and bpq
                          starts now when I connect to the
                          node then type dx it says all ports
                          in use but if I type bbs it
                          connects to the cluster.I want to
                          fix this before adding FBB to the
                          computer.also ar cluster is
                          registered in the call KC8FWD-7 here is
                          my bpq config I am using a KPC 3
                          plus just bought thanks Mike KC8FWD

                          ; CONFIGURATION FILE FOR BPQ32:
                          G8BPQ SWITCH SOFTWARE

                          ; Contains only a LOOPBACK port.
                          Useful to verify that the minimal
                          system is
                          ; functional.

                          ; To perform the basic test, compile
                          this configuration file by
                          executing
                          ; bpqcfg.exe, which will generate
                          bpqcfg.bin. Now execute
                          BPQTerminal. exe,
                          ; and in the lowest window enter:

                          ; C 1 XXNODE v XX0XX

                          ; You should receive the following
                          response:

                          ; XXNODE:XX0XX} Connected to XXNODE
                          ; This is the CTEXT.
                          ; XXNODE:XX0XX} DX CONNECT BYE INFO
                          NODES ROUTES PORTS USERS MHEARD

                          ; \Examples\Minimal

                          HOSTINTERRUPT= 127 ; Interrupt used
                          for BPQ host mode support
                          EMS=0 ; Doesn't use EMS RAM
                          DESQVIEW=0 ; DesqView unused
                          NODECALL=KC8FWD- 10 ; Node callsign
                          NODEALIAS=Clark ; Node alias (6
                          characters max)
                          BBSCALL=KC8FWD- 3 ; BBS callsign
                          APPL1CALL if used overrides
                          BBSCALL
                          BBSALIAS=FWDBBS ; BBS alias
                          APPL1ALIAS if used overrides
                          BBSALIAS
                          IDMSG: ; UI broadcast text from
                          NODECALL to fixed
                          dest ID
                          Network NODE (Clark:KC8FWD- 7)
                          *** ; Denotes end of IDMSG text
                          BTEXT: ; UI broadcast text from
                          BCALL to destination
                          UNPROTO=
                          This is the BTEXT text.
                          *** ; Denotes end of BTEXT text
                          INFOMSG: ; The INFO command text
                          follows:
                          North Central West Virginia Packet
                          Switch, Clarksburg, WV.
                          Supporting the FWDBBS (KC8FWD BBS),
                          and the FWDDX (FWDDX KC8FWD DX
                          Cluster).
                          The Commands are basically the same
                          as NET/ROM, but to connect to
                          another
                          normal station (not another Node),
                          you must specify a port number
                          before
                          the Callsign. Use PORTS command to
                          list available ports. The BBS
                          command
                          connects you to the associated
                          mailbox,and DX command to the DX
                          Cluster.
                          *** ; Denotes end of INFOMSG text
                          CTEXT: ; The CTEXT text follows:
                          Welcome to the North Central West
                          Virginia Packet Switch in
                          Clarksburg,WV
                          Type ? for a list of commands.
                          *** ; Denotes end of CTEXT text
                          FULL_CTEXT=0 ; 0=send CTEXT to L2
                          connects to NODEALIAS
                          only
                          ; 1=send CTEXT to all connectees

                          ; Network System Parameters:

                          OBSINIT=5 ; Initial obsolescence set
                          when a node is
                          included
                          ; in a received nodes broadcast.
                          This value
                          is then
                          ; decremented by 1 every
                          NODESINTERVAL.
                          OBSMIN=4 ; When the obsolescence of
                          a node falls below
                          this
                          ; value that node's information is
                          not
                          included in
                          ; a subsequent nodes broadcast.
                          NODESINTERVAL= 60 ; Nodes broadcast
                          interval in minutes
                          IDINTERVAL=10 ; 'IDMSG' UI broadcast
                          interval in minutes,
                          0=OFF
                          BTINTERVAL=0 ; The BTEXT broadcast
                          interval in minutes,
                          0=OFF
                          L3TIMETOLIVE= 25 ; Max L3 hops
                          L4RETRIES=3 ; Level 4 retry count
                          L4TIMEOUT=120 ; Level 4 timeout in
                          seconds s/b > FRACK x
                          RETRIES
                          L4DELAY=10 ; Level 4 delayed ack
                          timer in seconds
                          L4WINDOW=4 ; Level 4 window size
                          MAXLINKS=30 ; Max level 2 links
                          MAXNODES=120 ; Max nodes in nodes
                          table
                          MAXROUTES=35 ; Max adjacent nodes
                          MAXCIRCUITS= 64 ; Max L4 circuits
                          MINQUAL=150 ; Minimum quality to add
                          to nodes table
                          BBSQUAL=1 ; BBS quality multiplier,
                          (BBSQUAL/256) ,
                          relative to
                          ; NODE. Used to limit spread of BBS
                          node info
                          through
                          ; the network to your required
                          service area.
                          [0,255].
                          ; APPL1QUAL if used overrides
                          BBSQUAL.
                          BUFFERS=255 ; Packet buffers - 255
                          means allocate as many
                          as
                          ; possible, normally about 130,
                          depending
                          upon other
                          ; table sizes.

                          ; TNC default parameters:

                          PACLEN=128 ; Max packet size (236
                          max for net/rom)

                          ; PACLEN is a problem! The ideal
                          size depends on the link(s) over
                          which a
                          ; packet will be sent. For a session
                          involving another node, we have
                          no idea
                          ; what is at the far end. Ideally
                          each node should have the
                          capability to
                          ; combine and then refragment
                          messages to suit each link segment -
                          maybe when
                          ; there are more BPQ nodes about
                          than 'other' ones, I'll do it. When
                          the node
                          ; is accessed directly, things are a
                          bit easier, as we know at least
                          something
                          ; about the link. So, currently
                          there are two PACLEN params, one here
                          and one
                          ; in the PORTS section. This one is
                          used to set the initial value for
                          ; sessions via other nodes and for
                          sessions initiated from here. The
                          other is
                          ; used for incoming direct (Level 2)
                          sessions. In all cases the TNC
                          PACLEN
                          ; command can be used to override
                          the defaults.

                          TRANSDELAY=1 ; Transparent node send
                          delay in seconds

                          ; Level 2 Parameters:

                          ; T1 (FRACK), T2 (RESPTIME) and N2
                          (RETRIES) are now in the PORTS
                          section

                          T3=180 ; Link validation timer in
                          seconds
                          IDLETIME=900 ; Idle link shutdown
                          timer in seconds

                          ; Configuration Options:

                          AUTOSAVE=1 ; Saves BPQNODES.dat upon
                          program exit
                          BBS=1 ; 1 = BBS support included, 0
                          = No BBS support
                          NODE=1 ; Include switch support
                          HIDENODES=1 ; If set to 1, nodes
                          beginning with a #
                          ; require a 'N *' command to be
                          displayed.

                          ; The *** LINKED command is intended
                          for use by gateway software, and
                          concern
                          ; has been expressed that it could
                          be misused. It is recommended that
                          it be
                          ; disabled (=N) if unneeded.

                          ENABLE_LINKED= N ; Controls
                          processing of *** LINKED command
                          ; Y = allows unrestricted use
                          ; A = allows use by application
                          program
                          ; N = disabled

                          ; AX25 port definitions:

                          ; The LOOPBACK port simulates a
                          connection by looping input to output.
                          ; To test, start BPQTerminal and
                          enter: 'C 1 XXNODE via XX0XX'
                          ; In this example '1' is the
                          LOOPBACK port number. The LOOPBACK port
                          is
                          ; provided for testing purposes
                          would rarely be included in an
                          established
                          ; system.

                          PORT
                          PORTNUM=1 ; Optonal Number for use
                          in Ports display.
                          ID=145.010 MHz ; Up to 30 Chars,
                          appears on PORTS display
                          TYPE=ASYNC ; Hardware type.
                          PROTOCOL=KISS ; Protocol to be used
                          on the link.
                          IOADDR=1 ; This is set to the com
                          Port number.
                          SPEED=4800 ; Async link speed for
                          KISS and NETROM links.
                          CHANNEL=A ;
                          QUALITY=0 ; Default quality for
                          nodes heard on this
                          port.
                          MAXFRAME=7 ; Max outstanding frames
                          (1 thru 7)
                          TXDELAY=300 ; TX Keyup delay in
                          milliseconds.
                          SLOTTIME=100 ; CSMA interval timer
                          (milliseconds) .
                          PERSIST=63 ; Probability to
                          transmit' value (1-255).
                          FULLDUP=1 ;
                          SOFTDCD=1 ;
                          FRACK=4000 ; Level 2 timout in
                          milliseconds
                          RESPTIME=1000 ; Level 2 delayed ack
                          timer in milliseconds
                          RETRIES=10 ; Level 2 maximum retry
                          value
                          PACLEN=236 ; Default maximum packet
                          length for this port.
                          DIGIFLAG=0 ; Digipeat: 0=OFF, 1=ALL,
                          255=UI Only
                          DIGIPORT=0 ; Port to send digied
                          frames on. Zero means
                          the port it was received on.
                          USERS=0 ; This limits the number of
                          L2 sessions to
                          the supplied number.
                          UNPROTO=MAIL ; BTEXT broadcast addrs
                          format:DEST[ ,digi1
                          [,digi2]]
                          ENDPORT

                          ROUTES: ; Locked routes

                          ; CALLSIGN,QUALITY, PORT[,MAXFRAME,
                          FRACK,PACLEN]
                          ; The values in [...] if stated
                          override the port defaults.

                          ; No routes are specified, as they
                          would be meaningless.

                          *** ; Denotes end of locked routes

                          ; Applications supported:

                          ; The first three are reserved for
                          BBS, HOST and REMOTE SYSOP. Five
                          ; additional applications, up to 12
                          bytes each, can be defined as you
                          wish.
                          ; Applications beginning with a *
                          are not shown in the valid commands
                          display.

                          APPLICATIONS= BBS,DX,*SYS ;no BBS,
                          no host, remote sysop=*SYS
                        • Mike Melnik
                          Hi Dave, FYI I just bought a 2.8G P4 533 FSB for 49.95 from Geeks.com They had them up to 3Gig 800Mhz FSB 79.00 they call them used, but they really are Pulls,
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                            Hi Dave,

                            FYI I just bought a 2.8G P4 533 FSB for 49.95 from Geeks.com
                            They had them up to 3Gig 800Mhz FSB 79.00 they call them used, but they
                            really are Pulls, I haven't had any problems with the others I bought has
                            been over a 1 1/2 years when I bought my first one from them, a good price
                            on memory's as well free S&H. The fan cooled Copper heat sink is a very
                            good idea, instead of a small heat sink and a tunneled fan.

                            Surprised you were able to find a board with ISA slots.

                            Mike Melnik

                            -----Original Message-----
                            From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
                            David Calder n4zkf
                            Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 1:27 PM
                            To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
                            Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900



                            The new P4 MB with ISA slots will be here Friday. With No memory!

                            ISA Main Board JSP-403B $239.00
                            2.8 P4 Processor $149.00
                            Copper Heat sync w/Fan 57.00
                            Total: $445.00

                            I can't wait to get back to DRSI cards. Does it show?

                            John, I'll try your file and we'll so how it all goes.


                            73 Dave
                            n4zkf


                            ________________________________

                            From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On
                            Behalf
                            Of Jerry - N9LYA
                            Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2008 9:49 AM
                            To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
                            Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900



                            Hi Dave.

                            I am just beside myself this morning.

                            Thanks for hanging in there.. Trying to cleanup the skipnet
                            so we can exchange a lot better.

                            Wanted to let you and the other know .

                            I attended the Indy Hamfest yesterday..

                            The Emergency group wants to reestablish a statewide packet
                            network.

                            I was asked to be the State Packet Coordinator.

                            Are you running the beta version of FBB. I we reverted back
                            to 7.00e.

                            73 jerry n9lya

                            ________________________________

                            From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com]
                            On Behalf Of David Calder n4zkf
                            Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2008 7:17 AM
                            To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
                            Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

                            Yesterday I gave up on the PK 900. I don't know what it is
                            but have not had a

                            long forwarding session on 14.098 since I put it online. I ordered
                            a
                            dual core

                            motherboard with ISA slots and I'm going back to DRSI.

                            I never did like anything else better. I'm dumping this
                            version of FBB also.

                            Too many bugs. It copies people into the users multiple times, ect.
                            After

                            20 years of running this thing I thought about dumping it but Jerry
                            has talked

                            me out of it. The BPQ works great. 4.10.4 Did I not see in the
                            messages

                            a interface file from John or someone to make this version work
                            with
                            DRSI's?

                            Thanks 73 Dave

                            n4zkf

                            www.n4zkf.com


                            ________________________________

                            From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
                            [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ron Stordahl
                            Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 5:37 PM
                            To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
                            Subject: Re: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

                            With respect to the PK900, it has to be something in it's
                            firmware that is switching, or not saving the radio baud rate. BPQ32 would
                            have nothing to do with that. All BPQ32 can do in this regard is set the
                            baud rate of the computers serial port, which it is obviously doing
                            correctly.

                            Now on to your second paragraph...you say that "AR nodes
                            want to be the 'main' application". I think what you are referring to is
                            the AR-Cluster application needs to be the first positional parameter in
                            the
                            APPLICATIONS parameter string? This is true if you are using the BPQ-OCX
                            interface. AR-Cluster sets this as 0x1 and you cannot do anything about
                            it.
                            That could be satisfactory if your additional applications can be set for
                            other than the first position. If your only other application is FBB, it
                            can be set as position two (0x2).

                            As an alternative you could use the AGWtoBPQ interface to
                            AR-Cluster, in which case you can set the applications mask as you wish,
                            and
                            thus AR-Cluster will not be tied down to the first position.

                            This is described in detail in my Installation Document
                            which is part of the current BPQ32 installer release.

                            Ron, N5IN

                            ----- Original Message ----
                            From: David Calder <n4zkf@...>
                            To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
                            Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 1:03:28 PM
                            Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

                            Got that. That's why it does communicate with both TNC
                            ports. It's when I

                            set it to KISS (expanded) so I can use both ports it sticks
                            port 1 back

                            to 1200 and won't leave it 300. I thought someone might
                            have
                            run across this

                            before. I'd like to use just the one TNC instead of tying
                            up
                            two.

                            But, everything else is working good.
                            Thanks
                            for the help everyone. I also

                            have BPQ and FBB working on the same computer as my DX
                            Cluster nodes.

                            I'd like to be able to access the nodes thru BPQ but AR
                            node
                            wants to be the

                            "main" application.


                            73 Dave

                            n4zkf


                            ________________________________

                            From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.
                            com
                            [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Mike Melnik
                            Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 10:27 AM
                            To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                            Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

                            Dave

                            The BAUD setting in BPQCFG.TXT is the communication
                            speed between the com port and TNC NOT the Radio speed

                            That should remain at 9600BAUD I am not familiar
                            with the AEA TNC?S but there is another setting for the Radio Speed.

                            Mike Melnik

                            N9PMO

                            -----Original Message-----
                            From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@
                            yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of David Calder
                            Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 8:55 AM
                            To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                            Subject: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

                            Good morning.

                            I'm trying to get BOTH ports to work with BPQ. I
                            have one port (radio port2) on

                            the PK-900 which is the default port on the TNC
                            working fine on VHF (1200 baud)

                            I want to add port one as 300Baud for my HF port
                            and
                            stop using my 1278B. I

                            take the PK-900 out of kiss mode, make sure that
                            radio port one is using the

                            300 baud modem, radio port2 is running the 1200
                            baud
                            modem. Put it in extended

                            kiss mode. Set up the bpqcfg.txt file, start it all
                            up and all is well but the 300 baud

                            port is running 1200 baud! BPQ controls both ports
                            as it should but the 300, isn't

                            300.

                            I did the command modem 10/4 which is the command
                            for 300/1200. But it's like

                            when I put it in KISS is reverts back to 11/4 which
                            is 1200/1200 modems.

                            Anyone ever have a PK-900 and played with it?

                            73 Dave n4zkf

                            ________________________________

                            From:
                            BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of John
                            Wiseman
                            Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 3:06 PM
                            To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                            Subject: RE: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and
                            BPQ Questions

                            Hi Ron,

                            Perhaps I wasn't very clear - only the
                            BPQ32
                            interface has this restriction, not the AGWPE interface in AR-Cluster.

                            I don't think having to run ARCluster as
                            the
                            first application is much of a problem, especially as BPQ32 now allows
                            other
                            applications to have NETROM Calls and Aliases. I'm not aware of any other
                            applications which have to be APPL 1.

                            73,

                            John

                            -----Original Message-----
                            From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                            [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com]On Behalf Of Ron Stordahl
                            Sent: 02 January 2008 16:25
                            To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                            Subject: Re: [BPQ32] AR Cluster,
                            WInFBB,and BPQ Questions

                            John, G8BPQ

                            I think you meant that the BPQ-OCX
                            interface in AR-Cluster requires that it be the first application in
                            APPLICATIONS= . I am successfully running both CC-Cluster (as the first
                            application) and AR-Cluster (as the 4th application) , with both using
                            AGWtoBPQ (and thus with an applications mask of 0x9). Momentarily I will
                            try the same using the BPQ-OCX interface in AR-Cluster (with it still as
                            the
                            4th application) . Perhaps that will not work...I never considered this
                            possibility. If it does not work certainly this can be fixed, but probably
                            would require a change in AR-Cluster code?

                            Ron, N5IN

                            ----- Original Message ----
                            From: John Wiseman <john.wiseman@
                            ntlworld. com>
                            To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                            Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2008
                            5:47:34 AM
                            Subject: RE: [BPQ32] AR Cluster,
                            WInFBB,and BPQ Questions

                            Mike,

                            The BPQ32 interface in AR Cluster
                            only allows it to be the first appliation, so you need to swap round the DX
                            ands BBS params in APPLICATIONS= . When you add FBB, you need to tell it to
                            use Application 2, You should probably also change the BBSCALL to mach the
                            ARCluster callsign.

                            73,

                            John G8BPQ

                            -----Original Message-----
                            From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                            [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com]On Behalf Of Michael J.Talkington
                            Sent: 02 January 2008 01:50
                            To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                            Subject: [BPQ32] AR Cluster,
                            WInFBB,and BPQ Questions

                            I am running AR Cluster and BPQ
                            node.I want to run WIN FBB also using
                            the bpq.I run ar cluster and bpq
                            starts now when I connect to the
                            node then type dx it says all ports
                            in use but if I type bbs it
                            connects to the cluster.I want to
                            fix this before adding FBB to the
                            computer.also ar cluster is
                            registered in the call KC8FWD-7 here is
                            my bpq config I am using a KPC 3
                            plus just bought thanks Mike KC8FWD

                            ; CONFIGURATION FILE FOR BPQ32:
                            G8BPQ SWITCH SOFTWARE

                            ; Contains only a LOOPBACK port.
                            Useful to verify that the minimal
                            system is
                            ; functional.

                            ; To perform the basic test,
                            compile
                            this configuration file by
                            executing
                            ; bpqcfg.exe, which will generate
                            bpqcfg.bin. Now execute
                            BPQTerminal. exe,
                            ; and in the lowest window enter:

                            ; C 1 XXNODE v XX0XX

                            ; You should receive the following
                            response:

                            ; XXNODE:XX0XX} Connected to XXNODE
                            ; This is the CTEXT.
                            ; XXNODE:XX0XX} DX CONNECT BYE INFO
                            NODES ROUTES PORTS USERS MHEARD

                            ; \Examples\Minimal

                            HOSTINTERRUPT= 127 ; Interrupt used
                            for BPQ host mode support
                            EMS=0 ; Doesn't use EMS RAM
                            DESQVIEW=0 ; DesqView unused
                            NODECALL=KC8FWD- 10 ; Node callsign
                            NODEALIAS=Clark ; Node alias (6
                            characters max)
                            BBSCALL=KC8FWD- 3 ; BBS callsign
                            APPL1CALL if used overrides
                            BBSCALL
                            BBSALIAS=FWDBBS ; BBS alias
                            APPL1ALIAS if used overrides
                            BBSALIAS
                            IDMSG: ; UI broadcast text from
                            NODECALL to fixed
                            dest ID
                            Network NODE (Clark:KC8FWD- 7)
                            *** ; Denotes end of IDMSG text
                            BTEXT: ; UI broadcast text from
                            BCALL to destination
                            UNPROTO=
                            This is the BTEXT text.
                            *** ; Denotes end of BTEXT text
                            INFOMSG: ; The INFO command text
                            follows:
                            North Central West Virginia Packet
                            Switch, Clarksburg, WV.
                            Supporting the FWDBBS (KC8FWD BBS),
                            and the FWDDX (FWDDX KC8FWD DX
                            Cluster).
                            The Commands are basically the same
                            as NET/ROM, but to connect to
                            another
                            normal station (not another Node),
                            you must specify a port number
                            before
                            the Callsign. Use PORTS command to
                            list available ports. The BBS
                            command
                            connects you to the associated
                            mailbox,and DX command to the DX
                            Cluster.
                            *** ; Denotes end of INFOMSG text
                            CTEXT: ; The CTEXT text follows:
                            Welcome to the North Central West
                            Virginia Packet Switch in
                            Clarksburg,WV
                            Type ? for a list of commands.
                            *** ; Denotes end of CTEXT text
                            FULL_CTEXT=0 ; 0=send CTEXT to L2
                            connects to NODEALIAS
                            only
                            ; 1=send CTEXT to all connectees

                            ; Network System Parameters:

                            OBSINIT=5 ; Initial obsolescence
                            set
                            when a node is
                            included
                            ; in a received nodes broadcast.
                            This value
                            is then
                            ; decremented by 1 every
                            NODESINTERVAL.
                            OBSMIN=4 ; When the obsolescence of
                            a node falls below
                            this
                            ; value that node's information is
                            not
                            included in
                            ; a subsequent nodes broadcast.
                            NODESINTERVAL= 60 ; Nodes broadcast
                            interval in minutes
                            IDINTERVAL=10 ; 'IDMSG' UI
                            broadcast
                            interval in minutes,
                            0=OFF
                            BTINTERVAL=0 ; The BTEXT broadcast
                            interval in minutes,
                            0=OFF
                            L3TIMETOLIVE= 25 ; Max L3 hops
                            L4RETRIES=3 ; Level 4 retry count
                            L4TIMEOUT=120 ; Level 4 timeout in
                            seconds s/b > FRACK x
                            RETRIES
                            L4DELAY=10 ; Level 4 delayed ack
                            timer in seconds
                            L4WINDOW=4 ; Level 4 window size
                            MAXLINKS=30 ; Max level 2 links
                            MAXNODES=120 ; Max nodes in nodes
                            table
                            MAXROUTES=35 ; Max adjacent nodes
                            MAXCIRCUITS= 64 ; Max L4 circuits
                            MINQUAL=150 ; Minimum quality to
                            add
                            to nodes table
                            BBSQUAL=1 ; BBS quality multiplier,
                            (BBSQUAL/256) ,
                            relative to
                            ; NODE. Used to limit spread of BBS
                            node info
                            through
                            ; the network to your required
                            service area.
                            [0,255].
                            ; APPL1QUAL if used overrides
                            BBSQUAL.
                            BUFFERS=255 ; Packet buffers - 255
                            means allocate as many
                            as
                            ; possible, normally about 130,
                            depending
                            upon other
                            ; table sizes.

                            ; TNC default parameters:

                            PACLEN=128 ; Max packet size (236
                            max for net/rom)

                            ; PACLEN is a problem! The ideal
                            size depends on the link(s) over
                            which a
                            ; packet will be sent. For a
                            session
                            involving another node, we have
                            no idea
                            ; what is at the far end. Ideally
                            each node should have the
                            capability to
                            ; combine and then refragment
                            messages to suit each link segment -
                            maybe when
                            ; there are more BPQ nodes about
                            than 'other' ones, I'll do it. When
                            the node
                            ; is accessed directly, things are
                            a
                            bit easier, as we know at least
                            something
                            ; about the link. So, currently
                            there are two PACLEN params, one here
                            and one
                            ; in the PORTS section. This one is
                            used to set the initial value for
                            ; sessions via other nodes and for
                            sessions initiated from here. The
                            other is
                            ; used for incoming direct (Level
                            2)
                            sessions. In all cases the TNC
                            PACLEN
                            ; command can be used to override
                            the defaults.

                            TRANSDELAY=1 ; Transparent node
                            send
                            delay in seconds

                            ; Level 2 Parameters:

                            ; T1 (FRACK), T2 (RESPTIME) and N2
                            (RETRIES) are now in the PORTS
                            section

                            T3=180 ; Link validation timer in
                            seconds
                            IDLETIME=900 ; Idle link shutdown
                            timer in seconds

                            ; Configuration Options:

                            AUTOSAVE=1 ; Saves BPQNODES.dat
                            upon
                            program exit
                            BBS=1 ; 1 = BBS support included, 0
                            = No BBS support
                            NODE=1 ; Include switch support
                            HIDENODES=1 ; If set to 1, nodes
                            beginning with a #
                            ; require a 'N *' command to be
                            displayed.

                            ; The *** LINKED command is
                            intended
                            for use by gateway software, and
                            concern
                            ; has been expressed that it could
                            be misused. It is recommended that
                            it be
                            ; disabled (=N) if unneeded.

                            ENABLE_LINKED= N ; Controls
                            processing of *** LINKED command
                            ; Y = allows unrestricted use
                            ; A = allows use by application
                            program
                            ; N = disabled

                            ; AX25 port definitions:

                            ; The LOOPBACK port simulates a
                            connection by looping input to output.
                            ; To test, start BPQTerminal and
                            enter: 'C 1 XXNODE via XX0XX'
                            ; In this example '1' is the
                            LOOPBACK port number. The LOOPBACK port
                            is
                            ; provided for testing purposes
                            would rarely be included in an
                            established
                            ; system.

                            PORT
                            PORTNUM=1 ; Optonal Number for use
                            in Ports display.
                            ID=145.010 MHz ; Up to 30 Chars,
                            appears on PORTS display
                            TYPE=ASYNC ; Hardware type.
                            PROTOCOL=KISS ; Protocol to be used
                            on the link.
                            IOADDR=1 ; This is set to the com
                            Port number.
                            SPEED=4800 ; Async link speed for
                            KISS and NETROM links.
                            CHANNEL=A ;
                            QUALITY=0 ; Default quality for
                            nodes heard on this
                            port.
                            MAXFRAME=7 ; Max outstanding frames
                            (1 thru 7)
                            TXDELAY=300 ; TX Keyup delay in
                            milliseconds.
                            SLOTTIME=100 ; CSMA interval timer
                            (milliseconds) .
                            PERSIST=63 ; Probability to
                            transmit' value (1-255).
                            FULLDUP=1 ;
                            SOFTDCD=1 ;
                            FRACK=4000 ; Level 2 timout in
                            milliseconds
                            RESPTIME=1000 ; Level 2 delayed ack
                            timer in milliseconds
                            RETRIES=10 ; Level 2 maximum retry
                            value
                            PACLEN=236 ; Default maximum packet
                            length for this port.
                            DIGIFLAG=0 ; Digipeat: 0=OFF,
                            1=ALL,
                            255=UI Only
                            DIGIPORT=0 ; Port to send digied
                            frames on. Zero means
                            the port it was received on.
                            USERS=0 ; This limits the number of
                            L2 sessions to
                            the supplied number.
                            UNPROTO=MAIL ; BTEXT broadcast
                            addrs
                            format:DEST[ ,digi1
                            [,digi2]]
                            ENDPORT

                            ROUTES: ; Locked routes

                            ; CALLSIGN,QUALITY, PORT[,MAXFRAME,
                            FRACK,PACLEN]
                            ; The values in [...] if stated
                            override the port defaults.

                            ; No routes are specified, as they
                            would be meaningless.

                            *** ; Denotes end of locked routes

                            ; Applications supported:

                            ; The first three are reserved for
                            BBS, HOST and REMOTE SYSOP. Five
                            ; additional applications, up to 12
                            bytes each, can be defined as you
                            wish.
                            ; Applications beginning with a *
                            are not shown in the valid commands
                            display.

                            APPLICATIONS= BBS,DX,*SYS ;no BBS,
                            no host, remote sysop=*SYS






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                          • David Calder n4zkf
                            I paid for it, that s for sure.... But I m over the TNC s. I want my DRSI s back. I haven t had a decent bulletins pass on 14.098 since I went away from them.
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                              I paid for it, that's for sure....
                               
                              But I'm over the TNC's. I want my DRSI's back. I haven't had a decent bulletins
                              pass on 14.098 since I went away from them.
                               
                              Plus I'm dumping the beta FBB. What a mess it is.
                               
                              73 Dave
                               
                               


                              From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Mike Melnik
                              Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 2:54 PM
                              To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
                              Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

                              Hi Dave,

                              FYI I just bought a 2.8G P4 533 FSB for 49.95 from Geeks.com
                              They had them up to 3Gig 800Mhz FSB 79.00 they call them used, but they
                              really are Pulls, I haven't had any problems with the others I bought has
                              been over a 1 1/2 years when I bought my first one from them, a good price
                              on memory's as well free S&H. The fan cooled Copper heat sink is a very
                              good idea, instead of a small heat sink and a tunneled fan.

                              Surprised you were able to find a board with ISA slots.

                              Mike Melnik

                              -----Original Message-----
                              From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of
                              David Calder n4zkf
                              Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 1:27 PM
                              To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                              Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

                              The new P4 MB with ISA slots will be here Friday. With No memory!

                              ISA Main Board JSP-403B $239.00
                              2.8 P4 Processor $149.00
                              Copper Heat sync w/Fan 57.00
                              Total: $445.00

                              I can't wait to get back to DRSI cards. Does it show?

                              John, I'll try your file and we'll so how it all goes.

                              73 Dave
                              n4zkf

                              ____________ _________ _________ __

                              From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups. com] On
                              Behalf
                              Of Jerry - N9LYA
                              Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2008 9:49 AM
                              To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                              Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900



                              Hi Dave.

                              I am just beside myself this morning.

                              Thanks for hanging in there.. Trying to cleanup the skipnet
                              so we can exchange a lot better.

                              Wanted to let you and the other know .

                              I attended the Indy Hamfest yesterday..

                              The Emergency group wants to reestablish a statewide packet
                              network.

                              I was asked to be the State Packet Coordinator.

                              Are you running the beta version of FBB. I we reverted back
                              to 7.00e.

                              73 jerry n9lya

                              ____________ _________ _________ __

                              From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups. com]
                              On Behalf Of David Calder n4zkf
                              Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2008 7:17 AM
                              To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                              Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

                              Yesterday I gave up on the PK 900. I don't know what it is
                              but have not had a

                              long forwarding session on 14.098 since I put it online. I ordered
                              a
                              dual core

                              motherboard with ISA slots and I'm going back to DRSI.

                              I never did like anything else better. I'm dumping this
                              version of FBB also.

                              Too many bugs. It copies people into the users multiple times, ect.
                              After

                              20 years of running this thing I thought about dumping it but Jerry
                              has talked

                              me out of it. The BPQ works great. 4.10.4 Did I not see in the
                              messages

                              a interface file from John or someone to make this version work
                              with
                              DRSI's?

                              Thanks 73 Dave

                              n4zkf

                              www.n4zkf.com


                              ____________ _________ _________ __

                              From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                              [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Ron Stordahl
                              Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 5:37 PM
                              To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                              Subject: Re: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

                              With respect to the PK900, it has to be something in it's
                              firmware that is switching, or not saving the radio baud rate. BPQ32 would
                              have nothing to do with that. All BPQ32 can do in this regard is set the
                              baud rate of the computers serial port, which it is obviously doing
                              correctly.

                              Now on to your second paragraph... you say that "AR nodes
                              want to be the 'main' application" . I think what you are referring to is
                              the AR-Cluster application needs to be the first positional parameter in
                              the
                              APPLICATIONS parameter string? This is true if you are using the BPQ-OCX
                              interface. AR-Cluster sets this as 0x1 and you cannot do anything about
                              it.
                              That could be satisfactory if your additional applications can be set for
                              other than the first position. If your only other application is FBB, it
                              can be set as position two (0x2).

                              As an alternative you could use the AGWtoBPQ interface to
                              AR-Cluster, in which case you can set the applications mask as you wish,
                              and
                              thus AR-Cluster will not be tied down to the first position.

                              This is described in detail in my Installation Document
                              which is part of the current BPQ32 installer release.

                              Ron, N5IN

                              ----- Original Message ----
                              From: David Calder <n4zkf@n4zkf. com>
                              To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                              Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 1:03:28 PM
                              Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

                              Got that. That's why it does communicate with both TNC
                              ports. It's when I

                              set it to KISS (expanded) so I can use both ports it sticks
                              port 1 back

                              to 1200 and won't leave it 300. I thought someone might
                              have
                              run across this

                              before. I'd like to use just the one TNC instead of tying
                              up
                              two.

                              But, everything else is working good.
                              Thanks
                              for the help everyone. I also

                              have BPQ and FBB working on the same computer as my DX
                              Cluster nodes.

                              I'd like to be able to access the nodes thru BPQ but AR
                              node
                              wants to be the

                              "main" application.


                              73 Dave

                              n4zkf


                              ____________ _________ _________ __

                              From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.
                              com
                              [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Mike Melnik
                              Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 10:27 AM
                              To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                              Subject: RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

                              Dave

                              The BAUD setting in BPQCFG.TXT is the communication
                              speed between the com port and TNC NOT the Radio speed

                              That should remain at 9600BAUD I am not familiar
                              with the AEA TNC?S but there is another setting for the Radio Speed.

                              Mike Melnik

                              N9PMO

                              -----Original Message-----
                              From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@
                              yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of David Calder
                              Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 8:55 AM
                              To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                              Subject: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

                              Good morning.

                              I'm trying to get BOTH ports to work with BPQ. I
                              have one port (radio port2) on

                              the PK-900 which is the default port on the TNC
                              working fine on VHF (1200 baud)

                              I want to add port one as 300Baud for my HF port
                              and
                              stop using my 1278B. I

                              take the PK-900 out of kiss mode, make sure that
                              radio port one is using the

                              300 baud modem, radio port2 is running the 1200
                              baud
                              modem. Put it in extended

                              kiss mode. Set up the bpqcfg.txt file, start it all
                              up and all is well but the 300 baud

                              port is running 1200 baud! BPQ controls both ports
                              as it should but the 300, isn't

                              300.

                              I did the command modem 10/4 which is the command
                              for 300/1200. But it's like

                              when I put it in KISS is reverts back to 11/4 which
                              is 1200/1200 modems.

                              Anyone ever have a PK-900 and played with it?

                              73 Dave n4zkf

                              ____________ _________ _________ __

                              From:
                              BPQ32@yahoogroups. com [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of John
                              Wiseman
                              Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 3:06 PM
                              To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                              Subject: RE: [BPQ32] AR Cluster, WInFBB,and
                              BPQ Questions

                              Hi Ron,

                              Perhaps I wasn't very clear - only the
                              BPQ32
                              interface has this restriction, not the AGWPE interface in AR-Cluster.

                              I don't think having to run ARCluster as
                              the
                              first application is much of a problem, especially as BPQ32 now allows
                              other
                              applications to have NETROM Calls and Aliases. I'm not aware of any other
                              applications which have to be APPL 1.

                              73,

                              John

                              -----Original Message-----
                              From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                              [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com]On Behalf Of Ron Stordahl
                              Sent: 02 January 2008 16:25
                              To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                              Subject: Re: [BPQ32] AR Cluster,
                              WInFBB,and BPQ Questions

                              John, G8BPQ

                              I think you meant that the BPQ-OCX
                              interface in AR-Cluster requires that it be the first application in
                              APPLICATIONS= . I am successfully running both CC-Cluster (as the first
                              application) and AR-Cluster (as the 4th application) , with both using
                              AGWtoBPQ (and thus with an applications mask of 0x9). Momentarily I will
                              try the same using the BPQ-OCX interface in AR-Cluster (with it still as
                              the
                              4th application) . Perhaps that will not work...I never considered this
                              possibility. If it does not work certainly this can be fixed, but probably
                              would require a change in AR-Cluster code?

                              Ron, N5IN

                              ----- Original Message ----
                              From: John Wiseman <john.wiseman@
                              ntlworld. com>
                              To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                              Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2008
                              5:47:34 AM
                              Subject: RE: [BPQ32] AR Cluster,
                              WInFBB,and BPQ Questions

                              Mike,

                              The BPQ32 interface in AR Cluster
                              only allows it to be the first appliation, so you need to swap round the DX
                              ands BBS params in APPLICATIONS= . When you add FBB, you need to tell it to
                              use Application 2, You should probably also change the BBSCALL to mach the
                              ARCluster callsign.

                              73,

                              John G8BPQ

                              -----Original Message-----
                              From: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                              [mailto:BPQ32@ yahoogroups. com]On Behalf Of Michael J.Talkington
                              Sent: 02 January 2008 01:50
                              To: BPQ32@yahoogroups. com
                              Subject: [BPQ32] AR Cluster,
                              WInFBB,and BPQ Questions

                              I am running AR Cluster and BPQ
                              node.I want to run WIN FBB also using
                              the bpq.I run ar cluster and bpq
                              starts now when I connect to the
                              node then type dx it says all ports
                              in use but if I type bbs it
                              connects to the cluster.I want to
                              fix this before adding FBB to the
                              computer.also ar cluster is
                              registered in the call KC8FWD-7 here is
                              my bpq config I am using a KPC 3
                              plus just bought thanks Mike KC8FWD

                              ; CONFIGURATION FILE FOR BPQ32:
                              G8BPQ SWITCH SOFTWARE

                              ; Contains only a LOOPBACK port.
                              Useful to verify that the minimal
                              system is
                              ; functional.

                              ; To perform the basic test,
                              compile
                              this configuration file by
                              executing
                              ; bpqcfg.exe, which will generate
                              bpqcfg.bin. Now execute
                              BPQTerminal. exe,
                              ; and in the lowest window enter:

                              ; C 1 XXNODE v XX0XX

                              ; You should receive the following
                              response:

                              ; XXNODE:XX0XX} Connected to XXNODE
                              ; This is the CTEXT.
                              ; XXNODE:XX0XX} DX CONNECT BYE INFO
                              NODES ROUTES PORTS USERS MHEARD

                              ; \Examples\Minimal

                              HOSTINTERRUPT= 127 ; Interrupt used
                              for BPQ host mode support
                              EMS=0 ; Doesn't use EMS RAM
                              DESQVIEW=0 ; DesqView unused
                              NODECALL=KC8FWD- 10 ; Node callsign
                              NODEALIAS=Clark ; Node alias (6
                              characters max)
                              BBSCALL=KC8FWD- 3 ; BBS callsign
                              APPL1CALL if used overrides
                              BBSCALL
                              BBSALIAS=FWDBBS ; BBS alias
                              APPL1ALIAS if used overrides
                              BBSALIAS
                              IDMSG: ; UI broadcast text from
                              NODECALL to fixed
                              dest ID
                              Network NODE (Clark:KC8FWD- 7)
                              *** ; Denotes end of IDMSG text
                              BTEXT: ; UI broadcast text from
                              BCALL to destination
                              UNPROTO=
                              This is the BTEXT text.
                              *** ; Denotes end of BTEXT text
                              INFOMSG: ; The INFO command text
                              follows:
                              North Central West Virginia Packet
                              Switch, Clarksburg, WV.
                              Supporting the FWDBBS (KC8FWD BBS),
                              and the FWDDX (FWDDX KC8FWD DX
                              Cluster).
                              The Commands are basically the same
                              as NET/ROM, but to connect to
                              another
                              normal station (not another Node),
                              you must specify a port number
                              before
                              the Callsign. Use PORTS command to
                              list available ports. The BBS
                              command
                              connects you to the associated
                              mailbox,and DX command to the DX
                              Cluster.
                              *** ; Denotes end of INFOMSG text
                              CTEXT: ; The CTEXT text follows:
                              Welcome to the North Central West
                              Virginia Packet Switch in
                              Clarksburg,WV
                              Type ? for a list of commands.
                              *** ; Denotes end of CTEXT text
                              FULL_CTEXT=0 ; 0=send CTEXT to L2
                              connects to NODEALIAS
                              only
                              ; 1=send CTEXT to all connectees

                              ; Network System Parameters:

                              OBSINIT=5 ; Initial obsolescence
                              set
                              when a node is
                              included
                              ; in a received nodes broadcast.
                              This value
                              is then
                              ; decremented by 1 every
                              NODESINTERVAL.
                              OBSMIN=4 ; When the obsolescence of
                              a node falls below
                              this
                              ; value that node's information is
                              not
                              included in
                              ; a subsequent nodes broadcast.
                              NODESINTERVAL= 60 ; Nodes broadcast
                              interval in minutes
                              IDINTERVAL=10 ; 'IDMSG' UI
                              broadcast
                              interval in minutes,
                              0=OFF
                              BTINTERVAL=0 ; The BTEXT broadcast
                              interval in minutes,
                              0=OFF
                              L3TIMETOLIVE= 25 ; Max L3 hops
                              L4RETRIES=3 ; Level 4 retry count
                              L4TIMEOUT=120 ; Level 4 timeout in
                              seconds s/b > FRACK x
                              RETRIES
                              L4DELAY=10 ; Level 4 delayed ack
                              timer in seconds
                              L4WINDOW=4 ; Level 4 window size
                              MAXLINKS=30 ; Max level 2 links
                              MAXNODES=120 ; Max nodes in nodes
                              table
                              MAXROUTES=35 ; Max adjacent nodes
                              MAXCIRCUITS= 64 ; Max L4 circuits
                              MINQUAL=150 ; Minimum quality to
                              add
                              to nodes table
                              BBSQUAL=1 ; BBS quality multiplier,
                              (BBSQUAL/256) ,
                              relative to
                              ; NODE. Used to limit spread of BBS
                              node info
                              through
                              ; the network to your required
                              service area.
                              [0,255].
                              ; APPL1QUAL if used overrides
                              BBSQUAL.
                              BUFFERS=255 ; Packet buffers - 255
                              means allocate as many
                              as
                              ; possible, normally about 130,
                              depending
                              upon other
                              ; table sizes.

                              ; TNC default parameters:

                              PACLEN=128 ; Max packet size (236
                              max for net/rom)

                              ; PACLEN is a problem! The ideal
                              size depends on the link(s) over
                              which a
                              ; packet will be sent. For a
                              session
                              involving another node, we have
                              no idea
                              ; what is at the far end. Ideally
                              each node should have the
                              capability to
                              ; combine and then refragment
                              messages to suit each link segment -
                              maybe when
                              ; there are more BPQ nodes about
                              than 'other' ones, I'll do it. When
                              the node
                              ; is accessed directly, things are
                              a
                              bit easier, as we know at least
                              something
                              ; about the link. So, currently
                              there are two PACLEN params, one here
                              and one
                              ; in the PORTS section. This one is
                              used to set the initial value for
                              ; sessions via other nodes and for
                              sessions initiated from here. The
                              other is
                              ; used for incoming direct (Level
                              2)
                              sessions. In all cases the TNC
                              PACLEN
                              ; command can be used to override
                              the defaults.

                              TRANSDELAY=1 ; Transparent node
                              send
                              delay in seconds

                              ; Level 2 Parameters:

                              ; T1 (FRACK), T2 (RESPTIME) and N2
                              (RETRIES) are now in the PORTS
                              section

                              T3=180 ; Link validation timer in
                              seconds
                              IDLETIME=900 ; Idle link shutdown
                              timer in seconds

                              ; Configuration Options:

                              AUTOSAVE=1 ; Saves BPQNODES.dat
                              upon
                              program exit
                              BBS=1 ; 1 = BBS support included, 0
                              = No BBS support
                              NODE=1 ; Include switch support
                              HIDENODES=1 ; If set to 1, nodes
                              beginning with a #
                              ; require a 'N *' command to be
                              displayed.

                              ; The *** LINKED command is
                              intended
                              for use by gateway software, and
                              concern
                              ; has been expressed that it could
                              be misused. It is recommended that
                              it be
                              ; disabled (=N) if unneeded.

                              ENABLE_LINKED= N ; Controls
                              processing of *** LINKED command
                              ; Y = allows unrestricted use
                              ; A = allows use by application
                              program
                              ; N = disabled

                              ; AX25 port definitions:

                              ; The LOOPBACK port simulates a
                              connection by looping input to output.
                              ; To test, start BPQTerminal and
                              enter: 'C 1 XXNODE via XX0XX'
                              ; In this example '1' is the
                              LOOPBACK port number. The LOOPBACK port
                              is
                              ; provided for testing purposes
                              would rarely be included in an
                              established
                              ; system.

                              PORT
                              PORTNUM=1 ; Optonal Number for use
                              in Ports display.
                              ID=145.010 MHz ; Up to 30 Chars,
                              appears on PORTS display
                              TYPE=ASYNC ; Hardware type.
                              PROTOCOL=KISS ; Protocol to be used
                              on the link.
                              IOADDR=1 ; This is set to the com
                              Port number.
                              SPEED=4800 ; Async link speed for
                              KISS and NETROM links.
                              CHANNEL=A ;
                              QUALITY=0 ; Default quality for
                              nodes heard on this
                              port.
                              MAXFRAME=7 ; Max outstanding frames
                              (1 thru 7)
                              TXDELAY=300 ; TX Keyup delay in
                              milliseconds.
                              SLOTTIME=100 ; CSMA interval timer
                              (milliseconds) .
                              PERSIST=63 ; Probability to
                              transmit' value (1-255).
                              FULLDUP=1 ;
                              SOFTDCD=1 ;
                              FRACK=4000 ; Level 2 timout in
                              milliseconds
                              RESPTIME=1000 ; Level 2 delayed ack
                              timer in milliseconds
                              RETRIES=10 ; Level 2 maximum retry
                              value
                              PACLEN=236 ; Default maximum packet
                              length for this port.
                              DIGIFLAG=0 ; Digipeat: 0=OFF,
                              1=ALL,
                              255=UI Only
                              DIGIPORT=0 ; Port to send digied
                              frames on. Zero means
                              the port it was received on.
                              USERS=0 ; This limits the number of
                              L2 sessions to
                              the supplied number.
                              UNPROTO=MAIL ; BTEXT broadcast
                              addrs
                              format:DEST[ ,digi1
                              [,digi2]]
                              ENDPORT

                              ROUTES: ; Locked routes

                              ; CALLSIGN,QUALITY, PORT[,MAXFRAME,
                              FRACK,PACLEN]
                              ; The values in [...] if stated
                              override the port defaults.

                              ; No routes are specified, as they
                              would be meaningless.

                              *** ; Denotes end of locked routes

                              ; Applications supported:

                              ; The first three are reserved for
                              BBS, HOST and REMOTE SYSOP. Five
                              ; additional applications, up to 12
                              bytes each, can be defined as you
                              wish.
                              ; Applications beginning with a *
                              are not shown in the valid commands
                              display.

                              APPLICATIONS= BBS,DX,*SYS ;no BBS,
                              no host, remote sysop=*SYS



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