[nos-bbs] Status update, fldigi, and soundmodem

Bill wa7nwp at gmail.com
Fri Apr 17 18:51:25 EDT 2015

Looking forward to giving it a try.

Might be a good opportunity to get aprs-messenger working with fldigi.

I'm surprised you went with the Sailor soundmodem instead of Dire Wolf.  Seems to be a constant stream of improvements on dire wold (and uz7ho) where the old system hasn't had any publicity.


> On Apr 17, 2015, at 10:24 AM, Maiko Langelaar <maiko at pcs.mb.ca> wrote:
> No, I'm not dead ! I've gotten the emails, it's all fine.
> I apologize to those who have not received 'timely' responses
> to their questions or requests or bug reports or whatever.
> The past months have basically forced me to put myself into
> a state of self-preservation, it's only human, it happens.
> 1. I have a back log of 'bug' reports to deal with. It might
>   be helpful if people could tell me which ones are very bad
>   and give me a priority of what they would like fixed asap.
>   Please don't resend the bug details, just the priorities.
> 2. Something I should have done last year, but I have started
>   to work on a fldigi interface. As of this morning, I actually
>   have JNOS talking to a linux version of FLDIGI, and I have
>   outgoing connect attempts working, pretty neat. Configuring
>   it will not be that difficult, so far, it looks like this :
>    attach axudp vhf 256 <ipaddr of fldigi> ve4klm 10000 10000
>    attach fldigi vhf
>   And then there will be some support commands to switch modes
>   and other stuff on the fldigi software modem, for later.
> 3. I've ditched my TNC hardware, all of it has become very old,
>   the caps are probably gone, the filters out of alignment, and
>   so forth. My radio port is now pure 'soundmodem' by Thomas
>   Sailer. The latest version is actually found at this site :
>     http://gna.org/projects/soundmodem
>   Rock solid, and far superior to what my old TNC hardware was
>   giving me. I wish I had done this years ago ! I kid you not.
>   My development system of 10.5 years and running Slackware 9.1
>   all that time, has been 'upgraded' to more modern PC hardware
>   and I am now running Scientific Linux 7.1 (reasonably modern).
>   I would like to switch to the latest Slackware at some point,
>   but Scientific Linux 7.1 was convenient and it's what I use at
>   work for most of my systems - call it the familiarity excuse.
> That's all for now. Thanks for all your patience (if you still
> have any left that is). Waiting for the laughing to die down.
> Maiko
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