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PB and PG v.1.3 - programs for communicating with Microsat satellites





I have uploaded version 1.3 of PB and PG for Linux to Metalab.unc.edu. The file
name is pbpg-1.3.tar.gz. I have placed the file and the accompanying
lsm-file in /pub/Incoming/linux. The target directory is /pub/linux/apps/ham.
The file may also be downloaded from 
ftp://ftp.amsat.org/amsat/software/Linux/pbpg-1.3.tar.gz.

The updated documentation is found in the file named README.

A few errors have been corrected:
-	A packaging error which resulted in an overly optimistic downlink
	efficiency.

The following improvements have been made:
-	The routines for download control are placed in a separate file download.c. 
	If desired, these routines may be replaced by other routines. The only 
	requirement is that the interface conventions - including the routine names - 
	must be adhered to.
-	This has resulted in a new command line paramer and other additions. Please
	refer to the README file.

The following is believed to be an incorrectness:
-	Sometimes PB will send requests for directory fills when it is not 
	needed. I have only seen this with AO-16 but it has been reported to happen
	with KO-25 as well.

The lsm reads as follows:


Begin3
Title:       	PB and PG for Linux
Version:        1.3
Entered-date:   15 DEC 1999

Description:    PB and PG for Linux are program used for download from and
		upload to digital satellites (Pacsats) supporting the FTL0
		protocol. This software allows you to directly communicate 
		with the Microsat series of satellites. It provides a 
		Curses (Ncurses) based user interface. It features automatic 
		directory fill requests and simple, rules based file 
		download requests.
		This version of the programs will work with kernel
		revisions 2.0.24 or higher.
Keywords:       AX.25
                 Digital Satellites
		Pacsat
		FTL0
                 Amateur Radio
Author:         oz6bl@amsat.org (Bent Bagger)
		oz2aba@amsat.org (Peter Scott Bentsen)
		and others.
Maintained-by:  oz6bl@amsat.org (Bent Bagger)
Primary-site:   sunsite.unc.edu /pub/linux/apps/ham/pbpg-1.3.tar.gz
Alternate-site: ftp.amsat.org   /amsat/software/Linux/pbpg-1.3.tar.gz
Copying-policy: GPL.
End

Happy hamming

Bent/OZ6BL
(also oz6bl@amsat.org)




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