[na-user] NA with Internet connection?

Hank Kohl K8DD Hank Kohl K8DD <k8dd@arrl.net>
Tue, 28 Nov 2000 19:17:12 -0500

NA won't connect directly to the internet via a modem, but Using 
another computer, an old 486 with a bare bones 95 install, put either 
WinTelNetX (free) or DXTelNet ($35) on it.  One COM goes to the 
modem.  The other goes to the NA network.

While WinTelNetX is free, it double linefeeds spots, so you get a blank 
line in between spots - hurts when you only have 5 or 6 lines to 
display packet. It appears to put two null characters at the end of 
every spot, causing a wrap.  There may be a way to fix this in 
WinTelNetX, but we couldn't find it last weekend in CQ WW CW at Daves.

DXTelNet costs some money, but I've had it set up with two laptops - 
one laptop going to the internet, and one laptop on a null modem cable 
to the first and spots going both ways.  Also if your logging program 
doesn't announce DX spots over your sound card, DXTelNet can do 
that.  Don't know if WinTelNetX will.

I've been a user of both (in SS M/S and CQ WW M/M) and they both will 
stay connected via telnet depending on the DX cluster's connectability!

That's my 2 kcs worth!

73    Hank    K8DD

At 04:13 PM 11/28/2000 -0500, K8CC wrote:

>DXTelNet can be used to send spots to NA by routing the spots out of the
>program to a COM port.
>We tried DXTelNet a year ago for CQWW CW.  K8DD bought it just before the
>contest, so we were climbing the learning curve during setup for the
>contest.  We could only get it to shoot spots OUT the COM port to NA - it
>would not accept spots to go back to the Internet.  This was undoubtedly
>cockpit error on our part.
>Since then, we've been using K1TTT's WinTelNetX program with good 
>Dave's recent version have been very stable and trouble free (much 
>more so
>than some of the clusters we've been connecting to).  The fact that its
>free, plus Dave is a subscriber here to the NA reflector, are both pluses
>in my book.
>Dave Pruett
>DATOM Engineering

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