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Re: How to Work ISS Chat Room, More data



On the DSP-12 TNC you must type "CONV" instead of "K"
at the command prompt (CMD:) to switch from command
mode to converse mode.  Typing "K" at the command prompt
works for most of the TAPR2 clones,  but it will not work with
the DSP-12 unless the firmware has been modified.



73's,

Tim - N8DEU
Huntsville, Alabama



----- Original Message -----
From: "M" <wf1f@mediaone.net>
To: "Gerald Klatzko" <zs6btd@global.co.za>; "sarex" <sarex@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2001 8:58 AM
Subject: [sarex] How to Work ISS Chat Room, More data


>
> from Gerald:
> > I have the DSP-12 and reset it the way you suggested, thank you.
> >
> > The only problem is, can you please spell out, bit by bit how to do
> > the actual connection.
>
>
> Hi Gerald,
> Thanks for the good question.
> Ill send it to all as an FYI
>
> There are 2 modes, Command Mode and Converse Mode.
> CMD: command prompt mode
> and if you enter the letter K at the cmd: k
> you will enter the "Converse" mode, also called Unrpoto
> or my new term "Chat Room"
>
> Common words, Digi, Convers-Mode, Unproto and Chat Room all
> have a similar meaning.
>
> While in the Converse mode / Chat Room, any thing
> you type will be transmitted after you hit the Return/enter key.
> If the call sign in your Unproto command is the same as the
> BBS which supports Unproto, then that BBS will Repeat
> your string of data.
>
> The first part of your sentence will have the Unproto data added
> to the beginning automatically.
>
>
> example
> My unproto data looks like this:
> cmd: U FN43 V NOCALL
>
> From converse mode i typed:
> "ok tom"
>
> Then my tnc transmitted (line #1):
> WF1F>FN42,NOCALL:ok tom
>
> Then ISS transmitted (Line #2):
> WF1F>FN42,NOCALL*:ok tom
>
> Look closely at the two packet lines above.  The only difference
> is the *.  The first line is the line i sent to ISS.
> The second line is the line echoed back from ISS.
> If you set up your TNC correctly you will always see
> line one when you send a line of text out, and you will
> see line #2 when ISS hears and repeats your data.
>
>
> Lets break down each word coming back from ISS.
>
> WF1F> My call sign is added to string
> FN42, This is my optional Grid square from the Unproto command
> NOCALL This is the call sign of the BBS i am trying to get to Repeat my
> data
> *: The * means, the Digi Repeater heard my string and rebroadcast the
> data (Success)
> ok tom This is the text i sent, Keep it short 2-4 words are better than
> 20.
>
>
>
>
> To exit converse mode, type Control C (Check your manual)
>
> For the Temporary ISS call sign "nocall" add this data from the cmd:
> prompt
>
> cmd: u cq via nocall  <enter/return>
> Then print it back to see what you typed, or us the display command of
> your TNC.
>
> cmd: u  <enter/return>
> most tnc's will now echo the setting
>
> cmd: u cq v nocall
>
> (don't enter the * )
> When ISS changes their call sign from "nocall" to "r0iss"  (that's a
> ZERO)
> then  you will need to change your Unproto setting.  The call sign
> will change some time this year when crew can move a laptop back
> to the other module on iss.
>
> Before pining ISS, find a BBS in your town which supports Unproto.
> Ask some of the locals.  Configure your tnc to use the call sign
> of the local BBS and test with some friends on a local bbs
> how to get good at Digi/Convers-Mode/Unproto/Chat Room modes.
> Then when you have mastered Chat Room, set your TNC to the
> ISS call sign and the correct channels rx145.800 tx145.990 and Go for
> it.
>
> Good Luck
> Miles WF1F MAREX
>
> www.marex-na.org
>
>
>
>
>
> Gerald Klatzko wrote:
> >
> > At 08:48 4/13/01 -0400, you wrote:
> > >April 13, 2001
> > >
> > >G. Miles Mann
> > >
> > >Short Version
> > >
> > >How to use the Unproto (Chat Room) Amateur Radio System on ISS
> > >
> > Hi Miles,
> >         Many thanks for an outstanding article, especially for old guys
like me
> > who have not used packet for years.
> >
> > I have the DSP-12 and reset it the way you suggested, thank you.
> >
> > The only problem is, can you please spell out, bit by bit how to do
> > the actual connection.
> >
> > You show "N3CXP>CQ,NOCALL*:............., but how is this done? exactly
> > as printed out or are there other commands?
> >
> > Hope you have the time to reply
> >
> > Thanks Again
> >
> > Gerald
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