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  • Michael J.Talkington
    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
    Message 1 of 24 , Jan 1, 2008
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      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
    • John Wiseman
      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
      Message 2 of 24 , Jan 2, 2008
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        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
        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
        Message 3 of 24 , Jan 2, 2008
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          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@...>
          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
          I confirmed what John said was correct...should there have been any doubt! When using the OCX interface AR-Cluster must be the first application in the
          Message 4 of 24 , Jan 2, 2008
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            I confirmed what John said was correct...should there have been any doubt!

            When using the OCX interface AR-Cluster must be the first application in the APPLICATIONS= string.

            The use of the AGWtoBPQ interface removes this restriction, I am currently running CC-Cluster as 1st and AR-Cluster as 4th using the AGWtoBPQ interface.

            Ill bring this to AB5K, the AR-Cluster author's attention.

            Ron, N5IN


            ----- Original Message ----
            From: Ron Stordahl <ron_n5in@...>
            To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2008 10:25:16 AM
            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



          • John Wiseman
            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
            Message 5 of 24 , Jan 2, 2008
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              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
              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
              Message 6 of 24 , Mar 23, 2008
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                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
                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
                Message 7 of 24 , Mar 23, 2008
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                • David Calder
                  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
                  Message 8 of 24 , Mar 23, 2008
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                    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

                  • K.O. Higgs
                    Set the bpqcfg.txt FULLDUPLEX parameter to 1 on both ports. K.O. NoKFQ ... -- K.O. Higgs n0kfq@centurytel.net
                    Message 9 of 24 , Mar 23, 2008
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                      Set the bpqcfg.txt FULLDUPLEX parameter to "1" on both ports.

                      K.O. NoKFQ

                      David Calder wrote:
                      >
                      > 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@...>
                      > 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
                      >
                      >

                      --

                      K.O. Higgs
                      n0kfq@...
                    • Ron Stordahl
                      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
                      Message 10 of 24 , Mar 23, 2008
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                        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
                        Thanks much. I also left out a command in the PK-900. Then someone before me had the TX audio cranked all the way to the right. It s all working great now.
                        Message 11 of 24 , Mar 24, 2008
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                          Thanks much. I also left out a command in the PK-900. Then someone before
                          me had the TX audio cranked all the way to the right.

                          It's all working great now. (I'm going to miss those DRSI cards).

                          Thanks to everyone for the help. After 20 years of the old FBB/BPQ, I'm
                          up to date.

                          73 Dave n4zkf
                          www.n4zkf.com



                          -----Original Message-----
                          From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of K.O.
                          Higgs
                          Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 2:43 PM
                          To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
                          Subject: Re: [BPQ32] BPQ & the PK-900

                          Set the bpqcfg.txt FULLDUPLEX parameter to "1" on both ports.

                          K.O. NoKFQ

                          David Calder wrote:
                          >
                          > 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@...>
                          > 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
                          >
                          >

                          --

                          K.O. Higgs
                          n0kfq@...



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


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

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

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

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

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

                            Ron, N5IN

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

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


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

                            Dave

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

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

                            Mike Melnik

                            N9PMO

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

                            Good morning.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                            300.

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

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

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

                            73 Dave n4zkf


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

                            Hi Ron,

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

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

                            73,

                            John

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

                            John, G8BPQ

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

                            Ron, N5IN

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

                            Mike,

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

                            73,

                            John G8BPQ

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

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

                            ; CONFIGURATION FILE FOR BPQ32: G8BPQ SWITCH SOFTWARE

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

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

                            ; C 1 XXNODE v XX0XX

                            ; You should receive the following response:

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

                            ; \Examples\Minimal

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

                            ; Network System Parameters:

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

                            ; TNC default parameters:

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

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

                            TRANSDELAY=1 ; Transparent node send delay in seconds

                            ; Level 2 Parameters:

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

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

                            ; Configuration Options:

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

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

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

                            ; AX25 port definitions:

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

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

                            ROUTES: ; Locked routes

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

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

                            *** ; Denotes end of locked routes

                            ; Applications supported:

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

                              Ron, N5IN

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

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


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

                              Dave

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

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

                              Mike Melnik

                              N9PMO

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

                              Good morning.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                              300.

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

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

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

                              73 Dave n4zkf


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

                              Hi Ron,

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

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

                              73,

                              John

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

                              John, G8BPQ

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

                              Ron, N5IN

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

                              Mike,

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

                              73,

                              John G8BPQ

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

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

                              ; CONFIGURATION FILE FOR BPQ32: G8BPQ SWITCH SOFTWARE

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

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

                              ; C 1 XXNODE v XX0XX

                              ; You should receive the following response:

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

                              ; \Examples\Minimal

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

                              ; Network System Parameters:

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

                              ; TNC default parameters:

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

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

                              TRANSDELAY=1 ; Transparent node send delay in seconds

                              ; Level 2 Parameters:

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

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

                              ; Configuration Options:

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

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

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

                              ; AX25 port definitions:

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

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

                              ROUTES: ; Locked routes

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

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

                              *** ; Denotes end of locked routes

                              ; Applications supported:

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

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


                            • Ron Stordahl N5IN
                              In posting #1049 John suggested there might be a possibility DRSI cards might work with Win98, however nobody appears to have reported trying. Another
                              Message 14 of 24 , Jul 13 6:34 AM
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                                In posting #1049 John suggested there might be a possibility DRSI
                                cards might work with Win98, however nobody appears to have reported
                                trying.

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

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

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

                                Ron, N5IN

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

                                  Ron, N5IN

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

                                     

                                    I am just beside myself this morning…

                                     

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

                                     

                                    Wanted to let you and the other know …

                                     

                                    I attended the Indy Hamfest yesterday..

                                     

                                    The Emergency group wants to reestablish a statewide packet network.                     

                                     

                                    I was asked to be the State Packet Coordinator… 

                                     

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

                                     

                                     

                                    73 jerry n9lya

                                     

                                     


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

                                     

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

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

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

                                     

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

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

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

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

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

                                     

                                    Thanks 73 Dave

                                    n4zkf

                                    www.n4zkf.com

                                     

                                     

                                     

                                     

                                     


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

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

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

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

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

                                    Ron, N5IN

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

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

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

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

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

                                     

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

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

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

                                    "main" application.

                                     

                                     

                                     

                                     

                                    73 Dave

                                    n4zkf

                                     

                                     


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

                                    Dave

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

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

                                    Mike Melnik

                                    N9PMO

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

                                    Good morning.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                    300.

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

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

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

                                    73 Dave n4zkf


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

                                    Hi Ron,

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

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

                                    73,

                                    John

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

                                    John, G8BPQ

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

                                    Ron, N5IN

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

                                    Mike,

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

                                    73,

                                    John G8BPQ

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

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

                                    ; CONFIGURATION FILE FOR BPQ32: G8BPQ SWITCH SOFTWARE

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

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

                                    ; C 1 XXNODE v XX0XX

                                    ; You should receive the following response:

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

                                    ; \Examples\Minimal

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

                                    ; Network System Parameters:

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

                                    ; TNC default parameters:

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

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

                                    TRANSDELAY=1 ; Transparent node send delay in seconds

                                    ; Level 2 Parameters:

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

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

                                    ; Configuration Options:

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

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

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

                                    ; AX25 port definitions:

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

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

                                    ROUTES: ; Locked routes

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

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

                                    *** ; Denotes end of locked routes

                                    ; Applications supported:

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

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

                                     

                                  • Enki
                                    AGWPE sound card modem at 300bps does a nice job! Had used it on HF with better reception than my old PK232. Mark Jordan, PY3SS
                                    Message 17 of 24 , Jul 13 7:45 AM
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                                      AGWPE sound card modem at 300bps does a nice job!
                                      Had used it on HF with better reception than my old PK232.

                                      Mark Jordan, PY3SS


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

                                      > I forgot...AGWPE can control a sound card modem at 300 baud...at
                                      > least
                                      > it says so on the AGWPE website.
                                      >
                                      > Ron, N5IN
                                      >
                                    • Ron Stordahl
                                      Mark PY3SS Do you need an audio transformer to isloate the soundcard/computer from the mike input to the transceiver? Do you use VOX or is there are way to
                                      Message 18 of 24 , Jul 13 7:54 AM
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                                        Mark PY3SS

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

                                        Perhaps you have a link to the details?

                                        Ron, N5IN

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


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

                                        Mark Jordan, PY3SS

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

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

                                      • David Calder n4zkf
                                        John emailed me. I think we have it covered. But thanks for the return email. My 1278 Worked OK also but I m just an old DRSI man. I like the things and have
                                        Message 19 of 24 , Jul 13 12:34 PM
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                                          John emailed me. I think we have it covered. But thanks for the return email.
                                           
                                          My 1278 Worked OK also but I'm just an old DRSI man. I like the things
                                          and have the external HF modem that plugs into port two.
                                           
                                          The PK900 works fine but it seems like the TX frequency on the HF modem
                                          is off a little bit.
                                          I have tweaked and tweaked and I'm over it.
                                           
                                          Dave
                                           


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

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

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

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

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

                                          Ron, N5IN

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

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


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

                                            Hi Dave…

                                            I am just beside myself this morning…

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

                                            Wanted to let you and the other know …

                                            I attended the Indy Hamfest yesterday..

                                            The Emergency group wants to reestablish a statewide packet network.                     

                                            I was asked to be the State Packet Coordinator… 

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

                                            73 jerry n9lya


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                            Thanks 73 Dave

                                            n4zkf

                                            www.n4zkf.com


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

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

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

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

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

                                            Ron, N5IN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                            "main" application.

                                            73 Dave

                                            n4zkf


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

                                            Dave

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

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

                                            Mike Melnik

                                            N9PMO

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

                                            Good morning.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                            300.

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

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

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

                                            73 Dave n4zkf


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

                                            Hi Ron,

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

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

                                            73,

                                            John

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

                                            John, G8BPQ

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

                                            Ron, N5IN

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

                                            Mike,

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

                                            73,

                                            John G8BPQ

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

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

                                            ; CONFIGURATION FILE FOR BPQ32: G8BPQ SWITCH SOFTWARE

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

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

                                            ; C 1 XXNODE v XX0XX

                                            ; You should receive the following response:

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

                                            ; \Examples\Minimal

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

                                            ; Network System Parameters:

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

                                            ; TNC default parameters:

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

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

                                            TRANSDELAY=1 ; Transparent node send delay in seconds

                                            ; Level 2 Parameters:

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

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

                                            ; Configuration Options:

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

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

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

                                            ; AX25 port definitions:

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

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

                                            ROUTES: ; Locked routes

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

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

                                            *** ; Denotes end of locked routes

                                            ; Applications supported:

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

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

                                          • Enki
                                            I use my radios and computers all grounded to the same point, so no need to use transformers. SV2AGW Packet Engine can provide PTT output at the COM or LPT
                                            Message 21 of 24 , Jul 13 2:16 PM
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                                              I use my radios and computers all grounded
                                              to the same point, so no need to use transformers.
                                              SV2AGW Packet Engine can provide PTT output at
                                              the COM or LPT ports. I don't think it generates FSK.

                                              Here is the link:

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

                                              There is this Yahogroup:

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

                                              73, Mark Jordan - PY3SS


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

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

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

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

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


                                                73 Dave
                                                n4zkf


                                                ________________________________

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



                                                Hi Dave.

                                                I am just beside myself this morning.

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

                                                Wanted to let you and the other know .

                                                I attended the Indy Hamfest yesterday..

                                                The Emergency group wants to reestablish a statewide packet
                                                network.

                                                I was asked to be the State Packet Coordinator.

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

                                                73 jerry n9lya

                                                ________________________________

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                Thanks 73 Dave

                                                n4zkf

                                                www.n4zkf.com


                                                ________________________________

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

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

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

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

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

                                                Ron, N5IN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                "main" application.


                                                73 Dave

                                                n4zkf


                                                ________________________________

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

                                                Dave

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

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

                                                Mike Melnik

                                                N9PMO

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

                                                Good morning.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                300.

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

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

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

                                                73 Dave n4zkf

                                                ________________________________

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

                                                Hi Ron,

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

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

                                                73,

                                                John

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

                                                John, G8BPQ

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

                                                Ron, N5IN

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

                                                Mike,

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

                                                73,

                                                John G8BPQ

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

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

                                                ; CONFIGURATION FILE FOR BPQ32:
                                                G8BPQ SWITCH SOFTWARE

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

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

                                                ; C 1 XXNODE v XX0XX

                                                ; You should receive the following
                                                response:

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

                                                ; \Examples\Minimal

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

                                                ; Network System Parameters:

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

                                                ; TNC default parameters:

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

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

                                                TRANSDELAY=1 ; Transparent node send
                                                delay in seconds

                                                ; Level 2 Parameters:

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

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

                                                ; Configuration Options:

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

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

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

                                                ; AX25 port definitions:

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

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

                                                ROUTES: ; Locked routes

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

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

                                                *** ; Denotes end of locked routes

                                                ; Applications supported:

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

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

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

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

                                                  Mike Melnik

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



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

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

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

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


                                                  73 Dave
                                                  n4zkf


                                                  ________________________________

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



                                                  Hi Dave.

                                                  I am just beside myself this morning.

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

                                                  Wanted to let you and the other know .

                                                  I attended the Indy Hamfest yesterday..

                                                  The Emergency group wants to reestablish a statewide packet
                                                  network.

                                                  I was asked to be the State Packet Coordinator.

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

                                                  73 jerry n9lya

                                                  ________________________________

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                  Thanks 73 Dave

                                                  n4zkf

                                                  www.n4zkf.com


                                                  ________________________________

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

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

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

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

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

                                                  Ron, N5IN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                  "main" application.


                                                  73 Dave

                                                  n4zkf


                                                  ________________________________

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

                                                  Dave

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

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

                                                  Mike Melnik

                                                  N9PMO

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

                                                  Good morning.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                  300.

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

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

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

                                                  73 Dave n4zkf

                                                  ________________________________

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

                                                  Hi Ron,

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

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

                                                  73,

                                                  John

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

                                                  John, G8BPQ

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

                                                  Ron, N5IN

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

                                                  Mike,

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

                                                  73,

                                                  John G8BPQ

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

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

                                                  ; CONFIGURATION FILE FOR BPQ32:
                                                  G8BPQ SWITCH SOFTWARE

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

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

                                                  ; C 1 XXNODE v XX0XX

                                                  ; You should receive the following
                                                  response:

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

                                                  ; \Examples\Minimal

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

                                                  ; Network System Parameters:

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

                                                  ; TNC default parameters:

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

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

                                                  TRANSDELAY=1 ; Transparent node
                                                  send
                                                  delay in seconds

                                                  ; Level 2 Parameters:

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

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

                                                  ; Configuration Options:

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

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

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

                                                  ; AX25 port definitions:

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

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

                                                  ROUTES: ; Locked routes

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

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

                                                  *** ; Denotes end of locked routes

                                                  ; Applications supported:

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

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






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


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

                                                    Hi Dave,

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

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

                                                    Mike Melnik

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

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

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

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

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

                                                    73 Dave
                                                    n4zkf

                                                    ____________ _________ _________ __

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



                                                    Hi Dave.

                                                    I am just beside myself this morning.

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

                                                    Wanted to let you and the other know .

                                                    I attended the Indy Hamfest yesterday..

                                                    The Emergency group wants to reestablish a statewide packet
                                                    network.

                                                    I was asked to be the State Packet Coordinator.

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

                                                    73 jerry n9lya

                                                    ____________ _________ _________ __

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                    Thanks 73 Dave

                                                    n4zkf

                                                    www.n4zkf.com


                                                    ____________ _________ _________ __

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

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

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

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

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

                                                    Ron, N5IN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                    "main" application.


                                                    73 Dave

                                                    n4zkf


                                                    ____________ _________ _________ __

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

                                                    Dave

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

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

                                                    Mike Melnik

                                                    N9PMO

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

                                                    Good morning.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                    300.

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

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

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

                                                    73 Dave n4zkf

                                                    ____________ _________ _________ __

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

                                                    Hi Ron,

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

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

                                                    73,

                                                    John

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

                                                    John, G8BPQ

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

                                                    Ron, N5IN

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

                                                    Mike,

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

                                                    73,

                                                    John G8BPQ

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

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

                                                    ; CONFIGURATION FILE FOR BPQ32:
                                                    G8BPQ SWITCH SOFTWARE

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

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

                                                    ; C 1 XXNODE v XX0XX

                                                    ; You should receive the following
                                                    response:

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

                                                    ; \Examples\Minimal

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

                                                    ; Network System Parameters:

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

                                                    ; TNC default parameters:

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

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

                                                    TRANSDELAY=1 ; Transparent node
                                                    send
                                                    delay in seconds

                                                    ; Level 2 Parameters:

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

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

                                                    ; Configuration Options:

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

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

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

                                                    ; AX25 port definitions:

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

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

                                                    ROUTES: ; Locked routes

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

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

                                                    *** ; Denotes end of locked routes

                                                    ; Applications supported:

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

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



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