[nos-bbs] Pactor III in JNOS?

Chris Maness christopher.maness at gmail.com
Sun May 28 10:11:50 EDT 2023

Thanks for the help guys.  Entering into finals week, so will be back
to play a little more.  It is a race to see what I can get going in
slackware first LinBPQ or JNOS to drive the SCS in this project to
link Kate K6HTN house to the rest of the DTN.  Trying to keep a pure
radio path for a crucial NTS hub.  She is not a computer person at all
(surprising with a PhD in astrophysics), but may have to install WinXP
in virtual box on this same slackware installation to get SCS going.
The SCS is all that she is willing to run, but may find someone else
in her local area to host this thing and just do 2m to her house.
Maybe the Pasadena EOC as she does not have a backup generator
anyways.  If I can do something like that, I would probably switch to
VaraHF and the point would be moot anyhow.

On Sat, May 27, 2023 at 1:14 PM Maiko (Personal) <maiko at pcsinternet.ca> wrote:
> Chris, and the rest of you.
> In all fairness, that was very experimental (one man show), to see
> what I could do with the PTC, I did manage to get forwarding over HF
> with a fellow years and years ago, but like a lot of the stuff I did
> back then (at the great expensive of a young family), lots of time
> spent, nobody knocking on the front door, so it started to collect
> the dust. It's very finicky, you have to give the side of the monitor
> a good slap or drop kick here and there to make things work. I have
> not used the code for YEARS, the HFDD (HF Digital Device) moniker
> should probably be wiped from the user manual. SCS Pactor, DXP Clover,
> the PK232, were all in that category, I barely knew what I was doing
> at the time (probably still don't, I really hate host mode), so it
> was very slapped together software, worked for me in very specific
> situations, not sure how else to explain it.
> I loved the PTC modems, the way they would light up like a christmas
> tree when 'fully linked', that was VERY COOL to me, shame it's all
> disappeared, cause something else came by to 'replace it' ...
> BUT I will hookup my PTC-IIusb (finding the time, yeah, okay) and see
> if I can get 'something' going. A debug (GDB) as suggested good idea.
> Thank you.
> Maiko / VE4KLM
> On 2023-05-26 11:44 a.m., Chris Maness wrote:
> > I am trying to setup JNOS with an SCS PTC-IIIUsb in hostmde, but I am
> > having JNOS segfault instantly.  Just wondering if anyone here is
> > running this box.  Here is what I tried to get it going:
> >
> >   attach asy ttyUSB0 - hfdd scs 4096 80 115200
> >
> >   ifconfig scs description "Pactor III Port on HF"
> >
> > #  hfdd server scs start
> >
> > The commented bit is the instant death line.
> >
> > -Chris KQ6UP
> >
> >

Chris Maness

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