Aug 19, 20 the pk232 was designed to connect via rs232 serial cable to a computer or terminal. The windows terminal emulator has helped me out of a few scrapes in the past because it sends the keypress as soon as you press the key, not as a line after you press return. Ideal for development, reverse engineering, debugging, datalogging and capture, and automatic test. Imagine working an amtor dx station through your new dsp 232, receiving information from a local packet net on your pk 900s port 2, and working pactor on port 1 of the pk 900 all at the same time. This is windows7 method but the putty software will work on earlier version of windows too. That cheap used swap meet pk 232 isnt so much of a bargain after you have to pay for upgrades and pk 900s are available used for about the same total amount. So, unlike the command line program in windows, a terminal isnt exclusively designed to control your own local computer. I own 3 pk 232 s well, one is actually a heathkit hk 232 with all the timewave upgrades, a pk 900 also upgraded and a dsp2232 and a parts donor 4th pk 232. Timewave has seven different upgrades and a number of accessories for the pk232, pk232mbx, pk23dsp, pk232psk, and pk232usb.
Nov 30, 2015 this is windows7 method but the putty software will work on earlier version of windows too. Resources listed under packet radio category belongs to software main collection, and get. I have used a stock mfj 1278 poor, a pk 232 mbx ok and a pk 900 incredible. I was so pleased when i got my home brew terminal going. Ca fonctionne bien avec les info qui apparaissent directement dans le terminal windows. Resurrecting a pk232 tnc for winlink email dom smith. You might still be able to find pk gold, which was very good multimode software at the time.
Windows xp, vista, and windows 7 software terminal programs for the pk232. Hyperterminal is a program that you can use to connect to other computers, telnet sites, bulletin board systems bbs, online services, and host computers. This equipment generates and uses radio frequency energy. If you are using a windows pc and have a serial port, for serial cable connector to the aea pk232, then you can use putty as a basic serial terminal program to talk to the pk232 in command line mode. Imagine working an amtor dx station through your new dsp232, receiving information from a local packet net on your pk900s port 2, and working pactor on port 1 of the pk900 all at the same time. Termite is an easy to use and easy to configure rs232 terminal. This guide will help you optimize the upgrades for your particular pk232 model and your operating requirements. I knew no other program was holding the port open otherwise it wouldnt have. Services such as telnet, were popular use of terminal software. The website is a comprehensive manual for realterm.
A computer, even an old xt running msdos will work just fine and a tnc terminal node controller. Both are from the same era and share the same default settings. It uses an interface similar to that of messenger or chat programs, with a large window that contains all received data and an edit line for typing in strings to transmit. My dos era 5 floppy disk with the program is long gone. Packet rat pk 232 easy set up on windows pc hamnoob. Makes life easier whatever your tnc can do, pc pakratt for windows 2. The pk232psk is compatible with all existing software terminal programs for the pk232. The sound card mode selection is software controlled. Contains a terminal program that is useful for testing. Sound card mode switching for the pk series of radio modems. Subscription to pk software s offsite backup service so backups happen offsite every night or 2 gb or more usb data storage device.
Pk232 mbx operating manual computer installation you are using an timewave program or one of your own choosing, see the section below for the particular type of computer you plan to use. The manual provides a long list of text commands to put the pk232 into various operating states. Lanlink is a personal digital communications terminal program for the tnc2, kpc2, pk 88 and, most of all, a smart multimode digital communications controller for the kam, mfj1278, and pk 900 and. Just interested in playing around a bit on some of the digital modes and remembering all the commands for the pk 232. The pk 232sc is compatible with all windows w2k,xp,vistawin7 software terminal programs for the pk 232. Steps to follow in order to run huperterminal in windows 10 3. Using a terminal program, you can send lowlevel commands through a serial port or through a network connection. Pkrattce tnc terminal software for the windows ce 2. For example, when operating with pkterm99 roc, changing to psk31 from pactor is a simple menu click. For example, when operating with pkterm 99 roc, changing to psk31 from pactor is a simple menu click.
He is wondering what software folks are using to run this unit, if anyone still is. Only a simple terminal emulation program is required to interface to the pk 232 to your pc. He has an old aea pk 232 unit and a new computer with windows xp. Sound card interface and rig control for maximum flexibility, sound card tnc switching is both software and panel switch controlled. Packet rat pk232 easy set up on windows pc hamnoob. The original mbx was built a decade before psk31 was released. It has an comprehensive activexcom automation support so it can be used a serial component by other programs. This guide will help you optimize the upgrades for your particular pk 232 model and your operating requirements.
I own 3 pk232s well, one is actually a heathkit hk232 with all the timewave upgrades, a pk900 also upgraded and a dsp2232 and a parts donor 4th pk232. Although most tnc2 commands were the same with the pk232, there were. The pk 232 s packet system software is derived from and compatible with the original tapr tncs and presents many of the advanced features of that design, coupled with significant enhance ments based on experience gained by thousands of taprequipped amateur packet stations world. The pk232s maximum terminal communication speed is 9600 baud tbaud. The pk 232 makes any rs 232 compatible computer a digital operating system. I use secure crt andor putty to run them when they are not behind some form of other software dm780rocaprs. Pk software makers of the compounder rx and the compounder lab. Free software download,the biggest software directory for freeware and shareware download at. Rf interference information to user this pk 232 has been certified under subpart j of part 15 of the fcc rules. Timewave understands that dependable control software is just as important as powerful data. I knew no other program was holding the port open otherwise it wouldnt. Timewave has seven different upgrades and a number of accessories for the pk 232, pk 232mbx, pk 23dsp, pk 232 psk, and pk 232 usb. This device features dual polarity fsk and cw keying and ptt outputs.
If the pk 232 has previously been used with one of those stupid programs that default to leaving it in host mode, you will need to send. Link to pkterm for windows has been recently reported as not working and has been temporarily delisted from our categories check related resources in software packet pkterm 99 is a host mode terminal program for the timewave and aea tncs. All you need to start in packet radio is a 2 meter fm radio which you probably already have. The pk232 usb is compatible with all windows w2k,xp,vista win7 software terminal programs for the pk232. On these pages you can find my terminal programs for the pk232 and pk900 and for the scs pactor controllers. At this point, i didnt have any of the original software for the pk232, so my only option was to type these commands directly.
On these pages you can find my terminal programs for the pk232 and pk900 and. Dec 15, 2002 i need to locate some software for my pk 232 to run on linux so i can work. Starting with something simple, so you have to learn the tnc commands, is always a good idea. It adds the mailbox daughterboard, lithium backup battery and the latest firmware eproms to pk 232 nonmbx. The pk 232usb is compatible with all windows w2k,xp,vistawin7 software terminal programs for the pk232. The ultimate objective is to use winlink express with our local raynet group. Timewave is supposed to be coming out with a new windows 10 version of pk packratt. Software for packet radio use category is a curation of 32 web resources on, linpac packet radio terminal, uiss windows packet program, packetcluster dx statistics. The pk232usb is compatible with all windows w2k,xp,vistawin7 software terminal programs for the pk232.
He has an old aea pk232 unit and a new computer with windows xp. Will an original aea pk232mbx run psk31 without updated. For example, when operating with pkterm99, changing to psk31 from pactor is a simple menu click. Ive somehow lost the floppy that had the old pcpakratt software on it, may have been in a bunch of 5 inch stuff i tossed about a year ago.
Packet rat pk232 easy set up on windows pc youtube. And other than aprs, i dont use the others that much at all. Fbb,ax25 packetradio bbs for dos, windows and linuxfbb is a bulletin board software for amateur packetradio. Timewave has terminal programs for ibm pc compatible computers using. The tnc is like a modem that encodes and decodes packets of data using what. Packet rat pk 232 easy set up on windows pc youtube. Pk 232 upgrades mbx upgrade this is the upgrade for the original pk 232 that opens the door for later upgrades and modern software.
With the microsats every user runs this controlling software on their own pc, with. For maximum flexibility, sound card tnc switching is both software and panel switch controlled. Winlink 2000 wl2k is a global amateur radio service, and is guided by. This is software i feel you cannot live without if you have a pk232. Pk232s serial number and version date of the software available. Works great on all functions in windows 10 except changing text size and color.652 1529 743 362 382 723 1114 388 456 1350 27 1019 199 1035 306 133 1649 914 1414 1347 850 797 1491 893 80 141 1069 1050 34 272 1448 1556 1360 291 1097 1551 1468 1257 346 1417 318 208 314 1215 132 755 574 481 974 335 1103