RE: [BPQ32] Modern HF Packet modem
- Heck I'm still running my DRSI card with external DRSI modem. 16 yearsand still kicking. I did have to have a specially built MB to handle the oldISA card. BPQ and FBB all the way.73 Daven4zkfdxc.n4zkf.com
From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Charles Brabham
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2007 6:09 PM
Subject: [BPQ32] Modern HF Packet modem
BPQ32 and WinFBB32 appear the be the most advanced Packet BBS
software combination available.
A natural companion to these is the well-known soundcard digital
program MixW, utilizing it's KISS TNC emulation mode, available in
the Packet mode - MODE menu.
It takes a second Com port with a null-modem. - That port will look
like a KISS TNC to any other software.
There are enough advantages to this to qualify it as a giant step
forward in HF Packet modems. The waterfall display lets you know what
is going on, who is off frequency etc. - It won't be you who is off
freq though, because you have instant, absolutely accurate, one-mouse-
No more squinting at LED's!
As you operate HF Packet or Q15x25 mode, you can simultaneously
monitor anywhere in the passband in any MixW mode. - Up to ten
windows, if I remember correctly, but I seldom use more than two of
To see my setup in action, stop by at the following web address,
where a screenshot image of the BBS is available. - The image is
changed daily, and helps guys in the Packet net get all lined up.
http://www.uspacket .org/n5pvl/ bbs.htm
If you operate HF Packet, this modem is so much better than anything
else that there is literally no comparasin. Once you operate with it,
you're hooked - just like it is with BPQ32 and WinFBB32.
Note that AX25 HF Packet has yet to be matched for spectral
efficiency, and is still the best networking mode available for HF.
73 DE Charles, N5PVL
N5PVL @ N5PVL.#STX.TX. USA.NA