The pk232 can only handle pactor level one which is darn slow, but this is good enough to use the winlink system to send and receive email over hf. The cft of all scs controllers is software controlled. Packet rat pk232 easy set up on windows pc youtube. Winlink is an allvolunteer project of the amateur radio safety foundation, inc. This version also adds full support for the scs pactor4 dragon modems, and includes an updated. Winmor achieves almost the same data rates as the advanced pactor modes and can be used with a computer and sound card. Winlink express is designed to be easily used by single users with a single call sign but it may also be used to simultaneously send and. Arsfi, a nonprofit public benefit corporation if you use winlink email, or correspond regularly with someone who does, please donate to arsfi. Pactor mfhf modem scs nmea 0183, iec 61162, ship network.
Setting up a scs dr 7400 as a hardware pactor modem with. Works with a host mode tnc, flexnet, agwpe or telnet. Nbf packet radio program for 32bit windows platforms. The pactor team at scs went on to develop pactor2, a twotone phaseshift encoding psk scheme. With totally new hardware and firmware designs, pactor 4s maximum throughput speed of 10,500 bps.
We have found that most communication programs that work in windows xp also work just fine in windows vista, windows 7, windows 8. I am down to piecing together another pc and loading it up with winxp home or pro and just dedicating that machine to amtorpactor, especially pactor. Winlink express formerly rms express is the preferred winlink radio email client because it supports all new system features, and it is the only client supporting the winlink hybrid network for email delivery with or without the internet. Mbx upgrade this is the upgrade for the original pk232 that opens the door for later upgrades and modern software. After purchasing a pactor iii upgrade,you will receive an unlock codeto enable pactor iii operation with your modem. Scs modems with a current firmware version are capable of pactor iii. Marine and areonautical fcc radio license filing services. Pactoriii is a realworld 4x increase in throughput over pactorii. Setting up a scs dr 7400 as a hardware pactor modem with the.
Connect the dr7400 to the acc connector on the flex6000 using a farallon 9087 cable. Here is kismet adventures stepbystep guide to do emails at sea with your mac, a pactor modem and an ssb radio. The p4dragon line of modems are for people serious about moving data. Free pactor123 monitoring software for raspberry pi. As a usb sound device its plug n play under windows, linux and macos as tested by myself aside from macos and my users on macos as well. It originally was written to accommodate the image noise dot saturation problem thet occurs when the disered 40 khz bandwidth. Accessories like readytouse cables for many radios. Scs modems are the original pactor mode modems developed by the people who have created all pactor modes. One words p e e dscs tells us that pactor4 technology is the absolute fastest a pactor modem can go on the hf bands and still stay within the internationally mandated bandwidth. Synchronized, similar to pactor 3, except 10 instead of 6 speed levels waveforms and faster switching.
Finally the pactor 4 pr7800 modem is ideal for data transmission enthusiasts who require the ability to connect multiple radios or network a chain of modems and is thus. These kits contain everything you need to connect to your radio and computer. With optimal conditions, pactor iii becomes over 5 times faster. Jun 14, 20 but any conventional computer modem can do the same thing. Winlink express is designed to be easily used by single users with a single call sign but it may also be used to simultaneously send and receive mail with. It my belief what the issue is that the radio is not switching from tx to rx fast enough is this a known problem or should i be looking at another issue on my end. Pactoriii piii or pactor 4 what is it and why do i need it. Packet rat pk232 easy set up on windows pc hamnoob. The p4dragon modem offers several modes of operation of which most are related to the exchange of text or data. Pactor mfhf modem scs dr7800 pactor mfhf modem this mfhf modem p4dragon dr7800 is the uncompromising advancement of the legendary ptcii which is designed for professional deployment and for the ambitious amateur radio operator. Software running on the computer drives the terminal node controller. Pactor use will also decline for automailboxes as cheaper software alternatives are adopted. Pactor radio equipment consists of an hf transceiver, a computer and a terminal node controller. Pactor iii is the most recent release of this technology available to hams.
It can serve as an interface to operate rigs in fsk mode, which may produce more accurate tones than a. Welcome to my personal page,website about radio amateur digital modes since 1999. I am still a fan of software based digital modes like winmore. If windows cant find drivers, or airmail still cant find the modem, then be sure the modem is connected and powered on, go back to windows device manager and find the unknown device, rightclick on that icon i. Noticeably improved performance with pactor 2 and pactor 3.
I cant even tell you the last time i even heard pactor signals on the air. Pactoriii is a software upgrade for existing pactorii modems that provides a new data transmission mode for improved speed and robustness. Many mars members are using it for their pc sound device modem with my msdmt software and firmware. Download hf linux ham pactor soundcard program for free. The program can transfer received data to aalog logger v1. I think the last time i had a pactor contact was about 15 years ago. Wavemail is a complete email system optimized for use over relatively slow links like radiolinks pactor packet radio, inmarsat, thuraya, iridium and telephone lines. Airmail version 3 for sailmail sirius cybernetics llc. I purchased the cannakit raspberry pi 4, from amazon to test this.
Email at sea with ssb, pactor and your mac kismet adventures. Pactor iii is a software upgrade for existing pactor ii modems that provides a new data transmission mode for improved speed and robustness. Do this with the modem unplugged, then reconnect the modem and power it on. Nov 30, 2015 this is windows7 method but the putty software will work on earlier version of windows too. From scs and scs representatives, you will receive the best possible support and benefit from the concentrated. Rms express is the software of choice for exchanging emails through the winlink network. A new satellite wefax image decoding software called satfax from john lee wilson w4uvv is now available to the public. Their pactor2 controller is the ptcii, with the modem implemented by a powerful dsp digital signal processor chip and incorporating a fast 32bit microprocessor to move the data. Airmail 3 is compatible with all windows versions from xp on. Most current pactorii modems are upgradeable to use pactoriii via a software update since pactorii firmware accommodates the new pactoriii software. Windows hyperterminal will control a p4dragon, it is much more convenient to use a program which. My name is sergey, i was born in the 1963 year and live in moscow, russia. Hf speeds approaching pactor 4 possible optimization for fm.
Any of the scs pactor modems including the dr7400 or dr7800. Rtty software, digital mode ham radio amtor, psk31, ax25. To access and operate your modem you must run a software program on your computer pc. Scs tells us that pactor 4 technology is the absolute fastest a pactor modem can go on the hf bands and still stay within the internationally mandated bandwidth. Some windows and panels can be hidden by the setup view show oscillogram window and setup view show edit window options. Yes, freeware software and the much higher cost of using pactor means. Weather maps that take 78 minutes to download with a modem only licensed to operate in the pactorii mode, take two minutes or less to download with piii saving time and battery power. Support pactor 1, pactor 2 and pactor 3 connections. Most current pactor ii modems are upgradeable to use pactor iii via a software update since pactor ii firmware accommodates the new pactor iii software. With optimal conditions, pactor iii becomes over 5.
Performance software for aea and kantronics tncs recognized leader in packet amtor rtty baudot pactor gtor ascii cw morse support. Use the pactor modems to send wireless email, transfer files, use realtime data links, and access weather information, all over your ssb or vhf radio. This is the download page for the airmail 3 client program for sailmail. Dr7800 is softwarecompatible with ptcii which means that one may continue to use the existing software, such as airmail, rms express, alpha, etc. Pactor iii introduces 6 speed levels that provide higher throughput and improved robustness compared to pactor i and ii. Dr7400 p4dragon pactor 4 modem with the dr7400 hfssb pactor 4 modem, enter the pactor 4 world of ultra fast data over radio at a lower cost.
Scs, the company that created pactor, has unveiled software that offers the ability to monitor the content of pactor 1, 2, and 3 transmissions over the air. The use of pactor will increase, outside the ham bands. How to update your modem to the professional firmware with. Click on software verify which of the ptciixxx modems you have and download the correct. Scs pactor radio modem icom marine ssb radio sales support for sailmail winlink email networks.
The dr7400 has been optimzed for use with the new highend data transmission mode pactor4. Installing an hf ssb and a pactor modem ocean navigator. Pactor can store and hold and depending upon software, forward messages. But any conventional computer modem can do the same thing. Scs modems are the original pactor mode modems developed by the people that. With totally new hardware and firmware designs, pactor4s maximum throughput speed of 10,500 bps. Our hf modem p4dragon dr7800 is the uncompromising advancement of the legendary ptcii which is designed for professional deployment and for the ambitious amateur radio operator.
Software for packet radio use category is a curation of 32 web resources on, packetcluster dx statistics, winafsk, linpac packet radio terminal. Oct 01, 2009 icoms latest marine ssb transceiver, the model icm802, is popular with the voyaging community, as it is legally usable without modification on both the marine hf and amateur radio hf frequencies with appropriate licenses. All kits include the cables, genuine fairrite ferrite rf chokes, software, and the information necessary to connect a scs p4, ptciiiiiusb, pactor modem to your icom, kenwood, sgc, or yaesu radio. Once the airmail software in installed, if your computer has access to the. The dr7400 has been optimzed for use with the new highend data transmission mode pactor 4. Pactor iii and subsequent versions are available only in equipment available from scs.
In some cases keyboards, mice these are included with windows, but in most cases they are. The most commonly used amateur program for this purpose is airmail pactor is used by amateur bulletin board system operators to exchange public messages, and open conversations across the world. The firmware for all scs ptciixxx modems is a file that can be downloaded from our homepage click on the picture to enter the homepage. Pactor in the ham bands will continue to be used for qsos, but that use will continue to decline. However, some programs cannot access the windows software volume controls properly in these later versions of windows. Luckily enough there is way to make everything work on a mac without too much hacking. Furthermore a computer modem can transfer data at a lot higher rate than a pactor iii modem can, as it uses a much larger bandwidth than any pactor modem. Airmail is a 32bit program which runs under windows 2000, xp, vista, win7 and win8. This one the say has been redesigned with a fast quadcore dsp allowing high data rates. I use the airmail program with the scs pactor iii modem for remote location. This allows unparalleled fast and robust data links via shortwave. The p4dragon dr7800 is the latest and in the line of pactor modems. Pactor controller for reliable hf radio communications. Once you buy your pactor modem, there is still much to do.
Jan 01, 2019 the current airmail software, usb modem and usb cable offered, all work well under windows xp, vista and windows 7,8,10. Dr7800 is softwarecompatible with ptcii which means that one may continue to use the existing software, such as airmail, rms express, alpha. Although operation with other older windows operating systems ie win 98, 2000 etc is possible, performance can be erratic and no technical support is provided. Pactor modes other than level 1 p1 are not open source, but are publicly documented and can be monitored and decoded easily over the air by third parties using free raspberry pi software pmon for raspberry pi or pmon utility on the modem itself. I presume that will fix the failure to communicate problem with xpwin, but of course, until i have a host pc with winxp as the host operating system, i really wont know. Today pactor modems are pretty much limited to pactor mode only. Rckrtty rtty, psk31, amtor, pactor and cw program for windows9598nt and different modems such as scs, aea, mfj, dspcom and kam. A software version to monitor pactor 4 is scheduled to become available next year. Once you buy your pactormodem, there is still much to do. The free pmon software runs under the linux operating system. Combine this radio with the scs pactor modem, and worldwide email is a reality. Windowsbased computer running windows xpvista or newer, and are using a scs ptc. Airmail is a 32bit program which runs under windows2000, xp, vista, win7 and win8. It supports a wide selection of transceivers, tncs and multimode controllers, sound card modes using the winmor, ardop, and vara virtual tncs winmor and ardop software tncs included, pactor, scs robust packet, vhfuhf ax.
This is windows7 method but the putty software will work on earlier version of windows too. This applies to all ptciipro, ptciiex, ptcile and nearly all ptciis. May 29, 2014 luckily enough there is way to make everything work on a mac without too much hacking. It adds the mailbox daughterboard, lithium backup battery and the latest firmware eproms to pk232nonmbx. Easyterm for windows a communications program for aea and kantronics tncs sound card packet by kc2rlm. Pactor i pactor ii pactor iii pactor iv pactor iii introduces 6 speed levels that provide higher throughput and improved robustness compared to pactor i and ii. Packet goldmine software by the hundreds from hams net. The following information can be used to connect and setup a dr7400 p4dragon pactor 4 modem with any flex6000 signature series sdr. Icoms latest marine ssb transceiver, the model icm802, is popular with the voyaging community, as it is legally usable without modification on both the marine hf and amateur radio hf frequencies with appropriate licenses. Even though you may eventually get the hardware and software to work, who are you going to talk to. The compact hf modem p4dragon dr7400 offers a lowerpriced entry to the p4dragon modem class.1290 1503 526 785 795 986 1511 1381 1071 1504 1383 1300 1391 1384 688 1536 438 174 351 1474 1285 714 45 1018 1169 232 184 1004 1327 1246 144 83 279 201 479