Re: BPQ32 on HF
Thank you that will be useful info to pass on :)
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:
> Setting QUALITY=0 on the PORT definition of the HF port will prevent any
> NETROM activity on the port.
> John G8BPQ
> -----Original Message-----
> From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
> 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
> 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.