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Reviews Categories | Ham Software - Other than logging | PkTerm '99 Help

Reviews Summary for PkTerm '99
PkTerm '99 Reviews: 13 Average rating: 3.1/5 MSRP: $99.95
Description: PKTerm works with all AEA and T/W TNC's. 3.0 has 30 day demo
Product is in production.
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WM5R Rating: 4/5 Jun 29, 2000 15:09 Send this review to a friend
Only a few problems  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
PkTerm'99 is an OK program, as far as Windows software goes. There are only really two things that bug me. For one thing, there are like four windows that come up every time I launch the program. All I really want is the one main window (I couldn't care less about a window for monitoring unproto packets on a port I don't have hooked up to a rig!) and so I end up closing three windows every time I launch the app, which is just annoying.

The other problem is that apparently there's a bug in the code that causes my AEA PK-900 to not stop transmitting
about one time out of every ten. Supposedly this will be fixed in the next release.

If they let me choose to not see those useless windows on launch, and fix the RTTY (and, I understand, numerous PACTOR) bugs, I'd recommend this software to anyone.
N4GDO Rating: 5/5 Apr 25, 2000 21:00 Send this review to a friend
PKTerm '99 for AEA Timewave TNCs  Time owned: more than 12 months
PKTerm'99 was designed with the assistance of the Microsoft Style Guidelines, created a 32 bit Windows program for the AEA/Timewave TNC line. Free 1.x upgrades, phone, email and newsgroup support allow 24/7 support for the product for all hams.

PKTerm '99 is a fully supported commercial TNC Host Mode package.

Features Include:

- SIAM Mode
-Multi-stream, multi-port support
-Stream selection with a click of the mouse
-Text and binary file transfers
-Separate window for non-packet HF modes, from CW through NavTex
-Built-in and customizable macros
-Basic radio control from the HF window
-Support for CD-ROM based Callbooks (Sams, QRZ, Buckmaster, Flying Horse)
-Support for DX4Win and LogWindows
-Mini logging program using Microsoft Access database compatibility
-Supports all AEA/Timewave TNCs that support Host Mode
-Multiple monitor windows (including network traffic window)
-Cut/Paste between other Windows applications
-File level compatibility with the Microsoft Office suite of products
-User defined colors and fonts for received, transmitted and command text

Timewave TNC Support

Single Port, Packet Only
PK-12: 1200 bps, low power
PK-96: 1200/9600 bps

Single Port, Packet and HF Modes
PK-232: Multimode, mailbox (firmware dated December 1993 or more recent)
PK-232 MBX: Multimode, mailbox
PK-232 DSP: Multimode, mailbox
DSP-232: Multimode, mailbox
DSP-1232: DSP modem, multimode

Dual Port Packet and HF Modes
DSP-2232: Two port TNC, DSP modem, multimode
PK-900: Advanced multimode, two ports

WB2YZX Rating: 0/5 Mar 19, 2000 19:31 Send this review to a friend
Plenty of better shareware out there for half the  Time owned: unknown months
The version I initially downloaded simply didnt work on pactor. When I complained I was told to wait for the upgrade available in about a month.
The upgrade(?) version is a just a new nightmare.
Slow, buggy and frustrating.
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