On 19 May 98, Tony and Celia Becker wrote:
> For the upcoming WPX CW we are planning to use the DXTelnet program from
> IK4VYX running on a laptop to get packet spots from the Internet instead of
> a TNC. Any information or advice from others who have succeeded with this
> combination would be greatly appreciated.
I have used DXTELNET with TR with no problems. I am running it on a
desktop and using the Aux Com Port feature to send the filtered spots
out to a TNC & 2m rig which is connected to the contest station 20
miles away. On the contest side, we just hook up a TNC to a com port
and configure TR to talk to the TNC. Spots just keep on comin' -
usually the system stays up all weekend...much more reliable than the
operators! Any problems we've had have had more to do with my ISP
or the clusters themselves rather than the DXTELNET.
If you're going to use it locally, I think all you need to do is run
a null modem between the Aux Com Port on the laptop and the logging
computer, skipping the TNC/VHF link.
I believe you can also run DXTELNET on the same computer as TR, but I
don't run TR from Windows, so haven't tried it yet. When I want to
run TR with Internet spots from home, I just talk to my phone modem
thru TR and dial up a shell account and telnet in. It works fine,
but without all the niceties of DXTELNET (filtering, duplicate spot
elimination, auto-reconnect, etc.).
Contact me directly if you've got a specific questions/problems, and
I'll try to help if I can.
73 de Lee
Lee Hiers - AA4GA
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