[aprssig] New Ver .94b Version of UZ7HO "Soundmodem" Software TNC Released
Stephen H. Smith
wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Mon Feb 22 10:09:05 CST 2016
Version .94b of UZ7HO's "Soundmodem" soundcard software TNC program was
released yesterday (21 Feb 2016).
In addition to various bug fixes and tweaks, Andrei has now added a built-in
digipeater function to this superb software TNC. This API-compatible drop-in
replacement for the AGW Packet Engine can now function as a basic stand-alone
digipeater (no other software required). The digipeater DOES NOT do
APRS-style decrementing WIDEn-N digipeating, but will function as a simple
WIDE1-1 fill-in digi.
For those that wish to experiment with non-traditional AX.25 transmission
formats (i.e other than 300 and 1200 baud AFSK), the Soundmodem is capable of
operating on a variety of other modulation modes including 600 and 2400 baud
AFSK and a variety of BPSK and QPSK modulation modes.
As usual I have repacked UZ7HO's basic ZIP file into a full Windows
"wizard"-type installer that prompts for an install folder, creates a Start
Menu group that includes a PDF Users Guide, and creates a desktop shortcut.
As before, it works perfectly with UIview. Just select choose "Host Mode,
AGWpe" on the "Setup, Comms Setup" page.
It is also extremely useful for debugging & testing TinyTracks and similar
devices off the air, since the Soundmodem contains a built-in monitor window
that displays decoded packets without requiring any external programs. (This
is invaluable in separating basic transmit configuration issues from errors
configuring complex APRS client programs.) Tune a Bearcat scanner or
transceiver to the operating frequency, connect the scanner's "Recording" jack
to the "Mic-In" on your PC, and install a copy of the Soundmodem.
Download the Soundmodem from my website at:
. <http://WA8LMF.net/miscinfo> Follow the link at the top of the page.
The original version is here:
Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf (at) aol.com
EchoLink: Node # 14400 [Think bottom of the 2-meter band]
Home Page: http://wa8lmf.net
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