@notptr Are you using Direwolf as the modem? I tried getting that working on HF but failed and didn't get back to it :-(
@F1RUM@mastodon.radio @firstname.lastname@example.org Jean-Pierre, as far as I know Winlink does not have a license, it is only the use of the VARA modem that has a license fee. But I agree that the open source solutions are more accessible. PSKmail which was a European based system. not limited by the US licence conditions was good and is being maintained again now. FR-EMCOM also support JS8call operations.
@email@example.com Yup, not disputing the unique abilities of JS8call or I wouldn't have run an international emergency comms exercise with it :-) What worries me is that many people see Winlink as a mode when it just piggy-backs on AX25 or PACTOR which can deliver similar functionality, just differently.
@KC1PYT@mastodon.radio To get a message out of Winlink into NTS it will needs to be sent through a target/relay station to break out of WL2K into NTSD. I think the list at https://nts-digital.net/mw/index.php/Target_stations is correct.
@KC1PYT@mastodon.radio A more internatonal view is that we had CW as an option in GlobalSETs some years ago and our weekly RAYNET HF net has a non-voice option once a month but people prefer keyboard modes for that. There is more interest in countries like France in CW operations for emergencies.
In the UK ( again with a HF focus ) we use Olivia 16/500 and JS8call. Both can carry plain text record traffic and at lower SNR values than PACTOR/WINLINK.
@F1RUM@mastodon.radio Well I have been getting my KiwiSDR available on the web again and trying to reduce the noise levels. It's at http://kiwisdr.g0dub.uk:8073 but does get affected when I am running any other HF for obvious reasons :-(
@firstname.lastname@example.org Anything on these web pages that may help? http://nts-digital.net/mw/index.php/BPQ32_Hub_Operators . BPQ is likely to be my way forward as I need to link NTSD and WL2K . Airmail under Wine means I have to use my laptop for connections byt BPQ will run on a PI.
@email@example.com archive.org seems to show the last copy of his site in 2016, at least some content is still available.
@W8HF@mastodon.radio @F1RUM@mastodon.radio Well I just searched eBay and found some IC-202 or new MFJ transceivers but at those prices SDR could be the way to go - unless you want portability.
Jean-Pierre - have you tried listening for CW beacons and are you using a horizontal antenna to test out your SSB receiver?
@F1RUM@mastodon.radio Unless you think of second hand equipment I don't think so. There are very few single band multimode transceivers. https://swling.com/blog/radio-marketplace/vhf-uhf-multimode-transceivers/ looks like a good list of what has been produced but what you are looking for probably requires looking for older equipment.
@DL6MHC@mastodon.radio I log every manual QSO, mostly on paper but if it is a contest or for Dx also in yfklog so I have an electronic file for submission. I long the times I am operating JS8call and FT8 but any logging there is in the specific software. I also log failed attempts for my PACTOR skeds with DB0NTS because it helps me identify changing propagation.
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