WW2BSA Resources
Prof. Chris Lance
Photo by Chris Lance
The resources on these pages reflect information on specific amateur radio topics that I have explored at one time or another in my life. They are by all means, not complete nor the final word. Exercise due dilligence in your research and experimentation. Disclaimer: Any information or software - tested or untested - is used by you at your own risk and I cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss caused by the use of the material on this page or web site. Enjoy! Last updated: 5/1/2020 Questions, requests, any broken/bad links? Email me Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the largest membership association of amateur radio enthusiasts in the USA Beacons 10 Meter Beacon List ID-O-Matic by HamGagets Great for making your own beacons or repeater ID. C4FM Fusion - Yaesu FTM-400DR Quick Guide Manual Wires-X via DG-ID Wires-X Node Manual CW/Morese Code Super Morse DOS Freeware Program to learn Morse Code. Shareware. Untested. Use Notepad or Wordpad to read the .HLP files. DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) DMARC BrandMeister Network: Dashboard Meteor Scatter Meteor scatter communications has been used by ham radio VHF enthusiasts for many years. Using meteor scatter propagation enables radio communications contacts to be made over distances up to about 2000 km on the VHF bands. My goal is to use 6 meter packet to 1. beacon off of meteors and be received by other stations. 2. Receive beacons from other stations off of meteor scatter. 3. Make active or passive contacts. The experiments will initially be at 1200 baud packet beaconing 24/7 at 3 minute intervals starting on the hour during the activity period of any given meteor showers, beacon rates will be less. I will post the sked on Facebook Newsgroups, QRZ, packet BBS and mailboxes and here on a separate web page, to be forthcoming. I planning on using the 6 meter packet calling frequency: 50.62 FM. Motorola Batlabs - Comprehensive web site of programming, modification and schematic data on most models. No software! MTR200 Repeater Specifications Field Service Bulletin Product Planner National Traffic System (NTS) Information on the NTS Packet Basics: NTS NTS Manual Radiogram Form 2011 Packet APRS APRS.fi APRS - HF APRS Using PSK63 Software - General. These software packages should work with most external TNCs. There is a variety of demos, shareware and freeware. Due to time, I haven’t tested them all. WinPack - This is the best packet program out there if you are running Windows 95 and above. Even runs under Vista. Easy to configure and use. XPWARE - The author, Gary KF7XP has discontinued support. He has generously placed the software in public domain. I have used this with a PK-232 successfully. DOS and XP versions. Zipped to include all TNC and registration files. Sound Card Modems Tigertronics SignaLink West Mountain Radio RIGblaster Terminal Node Controllers (TNC) Legacy/Out of Production Click TNC for a picture. Software is DOS unless otherwise noted. Not a complete list. Not all tested. Proceed at your own risk. It’s so easy to pick up a coputer with a DB9 serial port, wire up a cable to a TNC, boot up to DOS 6.22 or FreeDOS and run some packet software! AEA PK-64 PakRatt manual AEA PK-80 manual Setup Msg AEA PK-87 manual AEA PK-88 manual Schematics PK-88 AEA History of the PK-232 AEA PK-232 manual Tech Manual PK-232 AEA PK-232MBX manual AEA PK-900 manual XPDUAL (See XPWARE under software) BayCom In config file V1.6 MultiUser Baycom Coastal Works TNC-X manual Schematics Connections 1 Connections 2 Kantronics 9612+ manual Rev G Tigertronics Link to BayPac Modems/Software Terminal Node Controllers - Still in Production Kantronics 9612XE 9612XE <--- NEW Up to speeds of 38.4 kbps! Kantronics KPC-3+ 512 manual Rev H Katronics KAM-XL manual Brochure Pinouts Kantronics KWM-1200/9612+ Kantronics MT1200 Timewave PK-12 manual Timewave PK-96 manual Timewave PK-232SC manual Timewave DSP-232+ manual Paging While commercial paging has virtually disappeared, the amateur radio community has embraced this technology. Technical Data/Theory of Operation Digital Amateur POCSAG Paging Ham Radio Paging: Putting "POC5AG" on Packet W0XI POCSAG Paging Protocol - Raveon Hardware Alphapoc German manufacturer of pagers that cover the amateur frequencies. Kantronics has the 9612+ (out of production) and the newer 9612XE can encode/decode POCSAG. Wireless Devices Inc (Taiwan) These guys have tons of fun POSCAG toys! Their hardware including their pagers cover 2 meter and 440 amateur radio frequencies! NP-14 Series fully-programmable, single-board, POCSAG encoder with Hi power synthesized transmitter for the on-site paging system applications. POCSAG Encoder/Transmitter Module for IoT Application. Great item that will intercept your page and send it to your phone! Salcom 12-62-0000 POCSAG Paging Transmitter STI Engineering in Australia. WOW! Full VHF Band POCSAG Paging Trasmitters with and without Built-in Encoder that covers the 2 meter amateur radio band. The shame of it is they are grossly overpriced!! Software PE PE v3.10a by Clive Cooper, G8UKN and Pete Baston, GW0PJA is a DOS paging encoder for the PC. This is the software. I have the article on the interface by Robert B. Whitaker, but alas, I don’t have the schematics anymore. Check back often. This is on my list. In the mean time check out PDW below. PE-300 PDW Since 2003, Peter Hunt has made PDW the main (free!) Program to receive POCSAG and FLEX. PDW has users worldwide, from radio hobbyists to professional users. Peter has stopped developing the program after 10 years: he thinks it is 'finished'. Peter, thank you for all your efforts! PDW is now Open Source. The official site is HERE. These files are achived locally and act as a mirror if/when the site goes down. PDW and RS-232 Port.doc PDW FSK to RS232 Schematics PDW2.14-full PDW2.2-full PDW3.10-full PDW3.12-full PDW3.2b01 RFShark Openspot 2 Manual RTTY Great articles I found on RTTY: Getting Started on RTTY Radio Teletype or RTTY by the Wireless Institute of Australia Satellites AMSAT - The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation Heavens Above - This web siyte has some great satellite and astornomy info and more. Satview - Find out when/where the next space junk will reenter the earth’s atmosphere. Telemetry - Decoding with a Sound Card Tracking AGSatTrack Simple satellite tracking program. A great way to break into satellites before you upgrade to the fancy paid software on the AMSAT web site. It’s nice. Compatable with Windows 10. Make sure your update the Keplarian elements.
WW2BSA Resources
Prof. Chris Lance
The resources on these pages reflect information on specific amateur radio topics that I have explored at one time or another in my life. They are by all means, not complete nor the final word. Exercise due dilligence in your research and experimentation. Disclaimer: Any information or software - tested or untested - is used by you at your own risk and I cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss caused by the use of the material on this page or web site. Enjoy! Last updated: 5/1/2020 Questions, requests, any broken/bad links? Email me Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the largest membership association of amateur radio enthusiasts in the USA Beacons 10 Meter Beacon List ID-O-Matic by HamGagets Great for making your own beacons or repeater ID. C4FM Fusion - Yaesu FTM-400DR Quick Guide Manual Wires-X via DG-ID Wires-X Node Manual CW/Morese Code Super Morse DOS Freeware Program to learn Morse Code. Shareware. Untested. Use Notepad or Wordpad to read the .HLP files. DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) DMARC BrandMeister Network: Dashboard Meteor Scatter Meteor scatter communications has been used by ham radio VHF enthusiasts for many years. Using meteor scatter propagation enables radio communications contacts to be made over distances up to about 2000 km on the VHF bands. My goal is to use 6 meter packet to 1. beacon off of meteors and be received by other stations. 2. Receive beacons from other stations off of meteor scatter. 3. Make active or passive contacts. The experiments will initially be at 1200 baud packet beaconing 24/7 at 3 minute intervals starting on the hour during the activity period of any given meteor showers, beacon rates will be less. I will post the sked on Facebook Newsgroups, QRZ, packet BBS and mailboxes and here on a separate web page, to be forthcoming. I planning on using the 6 meter packet calling frequency: 50.62 FM. Motorola Batlabs - Comprehensive web site of programming, modification and schematic data on most models. No software! MTR200 Repeater Specifications Field Service Bulletin Product Planner National Traffic System (NTS) Information on the NTS Packet Basics: NTS NTS Manual Radiogram Form 2011 Packet APRS APRS.fi APRS - HF APRS Using PSK63 Software - General. These software packages should work with most external TNCs. There is a variety of demos, shareware and freeware. Due to time, I haven’t tested them all. WinPack - This is the best packet program out there if you are running Windows 95 and above. Even runs under Vista. Easy to configure and use. XPWARE - The author, Gary KF7XP has discontinued support. He has generously placed the software in public domain. I have used this with a PK-232 successfully. DOS and XP versions. Zipped to include all TNC and registration files. Sound Card Modems Tigertronics SignaLink West Mountain Radio RIGblaster Terminal Node Controllers (TNC) Legacy/Out of Production Click TNC for a picture. Software is DOS unless otherwise noted. Not a complete list. Not all tested. Proceed at your own risk. It’s so easy to pick up a coputer with a DB9 serial port, wire up a cable to a TNC, boot up to DOS 6.22 or FreeDOS and run some packet software! AEA PK-64 PakRatt manual AEA PK-80 manual Setup Msg AEA PK-87 manual AEA PK-88 manual Schematics PK-88 AEA History of the PK-232 AEA PK-232 manual Tech Manual PK-232 AEA PK-232MBX manual AEA PK-900 manual XPDUAL (See XPWARE under software) BayCom In config file V1.6 MultiUser Baycom Coastal Works TNC-X manual Schematics Connections 1 Connections 2 Kantronics 9612+ manual Rev G Tigertronics Link to BayPac Modems/Software Terminal Node Controllers - Still in Production Kantronics 9612XE 9612XE <--- NEW Up to speeds of 38.4 kbps! Kantronics KPC-3+ 512 manual Rev H Katronics KAM-XL manual Brochure Pinouts Kantronics KWM-1200/9612+ Kantronics MT1200 Timewave PK-12 manual Timewave PK-96 manual Timewave PK-232SC manual Timewave DSP-232+ manual Paging While commercial paging has virtually disappeared, the amateur radio community has embraced this technology. Technical Data/Theory of Operation Digital Amateur POCSAG Paging Ham Radio Paging: Putting "POC5AG" on Packet W0XI POCSAG Paging Protocol - Raveon Hardware Alphapoc German manufacturer of pagers that cover the amateur frequencies. Kantronics has the 9612+ (out of production) and the newer 9612XE can encode/decode POCSAG. Wireless Devices Inc (Taiwan) These guys have tons of fun POSCAG toys! Their hardware including their pagers cover 2 meter and 440 amateur radio frequencies! NP-14 Series fully-programmable, single- board, POCSAG encoder with Hi power synthesized transmitter for the on-site paging system applications. POCSAG Encoder/Transmitter Module for IoT Application. Great item that will intercept your page and send it to your phone! Salcom 12-62-0000 POCSAG Paging Transmitter STI Engineering in Australia. WOW! Full VHF Band POCSAG Paging Trasmitters with and without Built-in Encoder that covers the 2 meter amateur radio band. The shame of it is they are grossly overpriced!! Software PE PE v3.10a by Clive Cooper, G8UKN and Pete Baston, GW0PJA is a DOS paging encoder for the PC. This is the software. I have the article on the interface by Robert B. Whitaker, but alas, I don’t have the schematics anymore. Check back often. This is on my list. In the mean time check out PDW below. PE-300 PDW Since 2003, Peter Hunt has made PDW the main (free!) Program to receive POCSAG and FLEX. PDW has users worldwide, from radio hobbyists to professional users. Peter has stopped developing the program after 10 years: he thinks it is 'finished'. Peter, thank you for all your efforts! PDW is now Open Source. The official site is HERE. These files are achived locally and act as a mirror if/when the site goes down. PDW and RS-232 Port.doc PDW FSK to RS232 Schematics PDW2.14-full PDW2.2-full PDW3.10-full PDW3.12-full PDW3.2b01 RFShark Openspot 2 Manual RTTY Great articles I found on RTTY: Getting Started on RTTY Radio Teletype or RTTY by the Wireless Institute of Australia Satellites AMSAT - The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation Heavens Above - This web siyte has some great satellite and astornomy info and more. Satview - Find out when/where the next space junk will reenter the earth’s atmosphere. Telemetry - Decoding with a Sound Card Tracking AGSatTrack Simple satellite tracking program. A great way to break into satellites before you upgrade to the fancy paid software on the AMSAT web site. It’s nice. Compatable with Windows 10. Make sure your update the Keplarian elements.
Photo by Chris Lance