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How to ISS Packet, Posted



Hi Everyone:

I posted an updated version of:
"How to use iss packet email", on the marexmg web page.
The manual is several pages long and included many helpful tips.
ISS is still using 145.800 simplex, so adjust your data acordingly.
Below is a short section on TNC settings.
good luck, Miles


http://www.marexmg.org/fileshtml/howtouseiss.html




This is a portion of the TNC parameters in my KPC-3; your actual
parameters may vary:


AUTOCR OFF 
LFADD OFF 
MAXFRAME 4 
MCON ON 
MCOM ON 
MONITOR ON 
PACLEN 72 
RETRY 8-10 
TIME STAMP ON 


LFADD: This value seems to interfere with normal ISS BBS operations.
Make sure LFADD is turned OFF. 
MCON: ON 
MCOM: This value is normally turned "OFF" for terrestrial BBS
connections, and "ON" for connections to the ISS PMS. This value will
allow you to see packets
going to other stations, while you are Connected or Attempting to
Connect. All courteous operators using ISS will keep this value ON. 
MONITOR: ON 
PACLEN: Lots of short packet lengths are less likely to be clobbered
than a few very long packets. 
RETRY: You do not want to set this value too high because you may cause
QRM during your initial connect. Also, if "RETRY" is too short, you may
time-out
during the one of the 4 deep RF signal fades. During a 10-minute pass,
there will be 4 RF polarity shifts in the signal coming from ISS. This
shift is caused by the
apparent change in orientation of the ISS antennas in relation to your
antenna. 
TIME STAMP: With Time Stamp turned on, you will be able to log data to
your disk while you are away and track the time and duration's of the
passes.
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