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  • 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 1 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 7 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 8 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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                    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
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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
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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 14 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 15 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 16 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:
                                    Message 17 of 24 , Jul 13 12:34 PM
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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
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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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                                            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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