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Author Topic: FLDIGI AND FLMSG  (Read 8545 times)

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« on: October 16, 2011, 08:00:53 AM »

I'm currently using FLDIGI for all of my digital operations.   I wanted to try passing traffic on Michigan Digital Traffic Net on 3583.  They use an add-on program called FLMSG.  Can someone please give me some insight with this program?   Does it integrate nicely with FLDIGI?  Are there any tips you have that can make passing traffic more effectively?

Tnx es 73
Chris / KC8CAJ

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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2011, 10:46:12 AM »

Posts: 189

« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2011, 11:43:51 PM »

Hi Chris,

           De Steve KB6HOH out here in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I am very involved with the FLdigi/NBEMS comm system which includes the use of FLmsg, FLwrap and FLrig.
I just sent you an invite thru Skype (VOIP) where it would be a lot better to talk one on one.  Skype has a nice feature called Screen Sharing. It allows me to share my Screen with you or yours with me.
All you need is a PC Microphone and Speakers. (The software is free)

Question: Does it integrate nicely with FLDIGI?
Answer: Yes it does and very neatly.
FLmsg will automatically send a msg in whatever mode FLdigi currently is in, using the Autosend cmd.
From the Toolbar select:
FLmsg will command FLdigi to TX and when its done will go back to receive without operator intervention.
Another neat feature of all this is, if the receiving station is properly setup and receives the msg without any errors the msg will open up in both FLmsg and also what ever the default Web Browser is being used, such as Firefox, IE or Google Chrome or whatever you are using. This way the msg can be printed from the Web Browser.
Now if the msg is received with errors the program will notify you of such and give you the opportunity to still display the msg in FLmsg and the default Web Browser.
Also check out the following links: (No messages or Activity listed)
My Yahoo User Group:
Also (Interesting reading)

OK so that's about it from me. Please give me a holler on Skype or drop me an Email and we can either set a Sked on Skype or even Echolink.

                               73 de Steve KB6HOH
                               Echolink Node# 59728
                               Skype (kb6hoh)
« Last Edit: October 18, 2011, 11:47:08 PM by KB6HOH » Logged

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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2011, 06:35:59 PM »

I'm in about the same boat - wondering how the programs play together. It looks like fldigi needs to be told where flmsg is installed: then the programs will talk to each other. I had a long telephone discussion with the NCS yesterday.

In a nutshell, you type your message in flmsg, click autosend .... That routes through flwrap (apparently a kind of HTML-like formatter) . .  Which then immediately routes the message to fldigi for transmit. There doesn't appear to be any "ok to send" inputs in the setup.

I don't see what the big advantage of it all is, however, as I never print out traffic anyway (nor have needed to - as anything I'd handle on digital is outgoing). Is the point to handle traffic, or is it to play with the SW? Oh well, cooperate and play along, I guess.

Keep in mind, the NCS has also allowed us to check in as "PT" (for plain text message handling). You could use any program that'll run Olivia and MT63, and just send your traffic as plain text.

{I am wondering what is so great about Fldigi - other than that it has this integrated message tool. It bogs my old computer down. Looks like programmer bloat. MultiPSK doesn't take nearly as much CPU to run, and works just fine for me.}
« Last Edit: December 16, 2011, 05:28:32 AM by W8QZ » Logged
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