[nos-bbs] Pactor III in JNOS?

Maiko (Personal) maiko at pcsinternet.ca
Sun May 28 10:39:17 EDT 2023

I don't know how John did (does) it, perhaps he's been retired for
a super long time, no idea, but I sense any BPQ implementation of
SCS PTC support is most likely superior in BPQ or even FBB ?

I would like to get that modem working though, but it would be
a while for sure, just got too much stuff going on right now.

Maiko / VE4KLM

On 2023-05-28 9:11 a.m., Chris Maness wrote:
> 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

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