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Re: BPQ32 on HF

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  • sholtofish
    John, Thank you that will be useful info to pass on :) 73 Sholto K7TMG PS. Hi Jerry, didn t know u used BPQ or I would have pestered you first!
    Message 1 of 4 , Nov 29, 2010
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      John,

      Thank you that will be useful info to pass on :)

      73

      Sholto
      K7TMG

      PS. Hi Jerry, didn't know u used BPQ or I would have pestered you first!

      --- In BPQ32@yahoogroups.com, "John Wiseman" <john.wiseman@...> wrote:
      >
      > Sholto,
      >
      > Setting QUALITY=0 on the PORT definition of the HF port will prevent any
      > NETROM activity on the port.
      >
      > 73,
      > John G8BPQ
      >
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
      > sholtofish
      > Sent: 29 November 2010 20:58
      > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [BPQ32] BPQ32 on HF
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Hello to all,
      >
      > I am part of the HF packet network "Network 105" and traditionally we
      > have used AEA and Kantronics TNCs mainly operating in AEA-Gateway and
      > KA-Node modes. There are some newer Kantronics operating in K-NET
      > (netrom compatible) and a few NOS nodes too.
      >
      > We have also recently got a couple of new nodes with guys using BPQ32.
      > One I believe is using AGWPE/Sound Card and the other is AGWPE/SCS
      > Tracker DSP.
      >
      > Now, NETROM is not terribly useful on HF. In fact it can be
      > counterproductive. Very rarely will "it take you all the way there"
      > because of changing conditions.
      >
      > My preference for new nodes would be more like KA or AEA nodes,
      > basically ones that don't do node<>node broadcasts or at least the
      > minimum of info transfer.
      >
      > What would be the best way to tame some of this node<>node traffic on
      > HF? Could the NODESINTERVAL be set to zero to disable the node broadcast
      > for instance?
      >
      > I don't use BPQ32 here so can't easily test.
      >
      > Anyone is welcome to try our network by the way - the parameters we use
      > are:-
      >
      > HBAUD=300
      > PACLEN=60
      > MAXFRAME=1
      > FRACK=5
      > DWAIT=0
      >
      > The frequency is:-
      > MARK: 14103.4
      > SPACE: 14103.2
      >
      > SSID convention:
      >
      > Absent: QSO/Keyboarding
      > -1: Personal maildrop
      > -2: Kantronics digipeating "gateway"
      > -7: Node. Any type.
      >
      > Node aliases are assigned for stations taking up permanent or
      > semi-permanent residence.
      >
      > We don't allow APRS traffic, binary transfers or mail reverse
      > forwarding. It is primarily a network for ragchewing and personal mail.
      >
      > 73
      >
      > Sholto
      > K7TMG
      >
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