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Author Topic: Easy Pal software setup  (Read 4818 times)
WB0AXN
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« on: March 18, 2008, 08:19:29 PM »

Here we go again....
Installed Easy Pal software today and I thot it was going to work fine....until I tried to setup the sound card for transmitting.   It wants to use com ports and I don't use com ports.  I  use VOX or PTT with four PSK programs and they work perfectly.  
I searched the web for "help" files and did not find a thing.  No help files included with the software either.  
The picture quality with Easy Pal is fantastic.
Check it out here for yourself:  http://www.kc1cs.com/digi.htm
 
Evidently I won't be able to use it for sending.
Any suggestions for other digital SS programs that will work with a sound card and NOT com ports??
Roland
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KA1MDA
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2008, 09:10:01 PM »

So why don't you just set up Easypal for VOX? Go to SETUP, then click on USE COMMPORT. When the window pops up where you select the com port, it says (right next to the com port number field) USE 0 FOR VOX. So just set the com port number to zero and it should work on vox.

73, de Tom, KA1MDA
www.ka1mda.org

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WB0AXN
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2008, 07:28:05 AM »

Hi Tom, KA1MDA

I Did set the com port to "zero" when I setup the ports.  
If I press "tansmit" on the rig,  it appears like data is being sent.  Since I have never seen anyone on the Easy Pal freqs....I'm not sure anything is working.
I did remove the program and re-installed.  Same problem.  
Like I said,  I use PSK31 and the VOX works fine, even with the sould level almost turned off....so I know my interface is working properly.
While I was typing this reply, I saw the call letters of KQ4ZH appear and a few minutes later, K8FA. Someone sent a picure, which came thru okay.
Obviously, the receive is working okay.
I will mess around with it some more....and if all else fails, I will remove the program from my computer.
Roland
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KA1MDA
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2008, 10:13:48 AM »

Roland-

I'm wondering what kind of radio and interface you are using? Does your radio have a monitor function where you can listen to your transmitted signal? That would be an easy way to figure out if the sound is getting to the radio. Or else if you have another radio handy, or a local who you can call on the phone, have them listen when you try transmitting.

Since the other modes you operate on VOX work, I'm guessing you're feeding the audio into the mic connector on the radio, as on many radios VOX only works on the mic connector and not on the rear accessory connectors.

20 meter propagation is in the pits right now, but I just managed to copy 1 picture from WB0UNB. If you want to email me directly, go to my web page and click on the SEND EMAIL link- I don't want to post the address here due to all the spam-bots that scour the internet. Maybe we can get stuff figured out that way.

Good luck, de Tom, KA1MDA
www.ka1mda.org
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W5RKL
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2008, 07:37:40 PM »

"ALL" pictures transmitted from EasyPal are sent
through the sound card you have selected in the
"SOUND CARD" setup option. If you have more than
one sound card installed, the sound card selection
"MUST" be the active sound card.

The COMM PORT setup has nothing to do with where
or how the picture data is transmitted. The
COMM PORT settings are strictly for PTT or VOX.
Since you are using VOX, enter "0" in the COMM PORT
box. When "0" is entered, EasyPal knows you are using
VOX. This means that the TX and RX "RTS" or "DTR"
selections are not used. The only time TX and RX "RTS"
or "DTR" are used is when PTT is used which requires
a valid comm port to be entered in the COMM PORT box
such as 1, 2, etc. Comm port zero always means VOX.

Set the TX and RX volume levels and start sending
pictures.

73
Mike
W5RKL
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