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DCC Day Two - Teaching D-RATS about AX.25 and WInlink

Dan Smith, KK7DS - Teaching D-RATS about AX.25 and WInlink

Dan gave a very nice talk with some background on D-RATS and whyAX.25 support might be desirable.

For about a year D-RATS has supported D-RATS frames stuffed into a kiss frame.  This has allowed the use of kiss mode tnc's but without AX.25 you can't digipeat or make use of any ax.25 infrastructure.

The current design does not implement (or ever will) AX.25 layer three it simply wraps it's frames in a AX.25 UI frame.

More info at: https://d-rats.danplanet.com/

 

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DCC Day Two - RMS Express

Victor Poor, W5SMN/AA9WL - RMS Express - A Multimode Winlink 2000 User Client Progrom

Victor gave a talk on the Windows based RMS Express client program for the new WINMOR protocol.

While I'm not personally all that interested in Winlink, the discussion of why RMS Express was designed was interesting. 

RMS Express is designed to be easy to use, quick and foolproof to install (as Victor said "at least fool resistant")

Interesting features:

  • Automatic HF channel list updates - list current HF channels that are in use worldwide
  • HF Propagation prediction sorts the list by most probable frequency to make a given connection
  • Control for most common HF rigs in current use
  • Not a peer-to-peer or keyboard-to-keyboard program with the exception of it's use with the WINMOR protocol
  • The GUI interface looks a lot like a typical email client. ( A beef of mine about all these various Amateur Radio programs, why not make these systems use your real email program?)

 

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