At 05:30 PM 2/23/2015 -0500, Steve Kristoff [email protected] wrote:
OK. Is there actually any way for an old man who only sort of knows computers to actually do packet on the ISS? I have tried MixW, UISS, AGWPE, UZ7?? soundmodem, and they all have me baffled.
I have MixW set up to do PSK31 and MMSSTV does a good job on the SSTV from ISS, so I'm not completely computer ignorant. Is there a user friendly packet program, that only requires one download and has an easy set-up?
I use two MFJ-1278 multimode TNC's. One for the local network, and one dedicated to satellite. I use an old ms-dos terminal program called cross-talk to handle communications with the controller. This really is the simplest was to do packet, IMO.
Used packet TNC's are a dime a dozen. Pick one up, it doesn't have to be a multimode.
Use the sound card for the other modes, PSK, SSTV, etc.