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RE: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

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  • 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 1 of 24 , Jul 13, 2008
      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 2 of 24 , Jul 13, 2008
        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 ...
        Message 3 of 24 , Jul 13, 2008
          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
          Message 4 of 24 , Jul 13, 2008

            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 5 of 24 , Jul 13, 2008
              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 6 of 24 , Jul 13, 2008
                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 7 of 24 , Jul 13, 2008
                  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 8 of 24 , Jul 13, 2008
                    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 9 of 24 , Jul 13, 2008
                      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 10 of 24 , Jul 22, 2008
                        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,
                        Message 11 of 24 , Jul 22, 2008
                          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.
                          Message 12 of 24 , Jul 22, 2008
                            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


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                            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

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                            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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