Software For BayPac Modems
To help you get started with your BayPac Modem, we have put together this list of compatible shareware and commercial programs. In this document we will tell you who makes the program, what modes they have to offer, and where you can get your copy! We will tell you how to configure each program for use with your BayPac modem and make comments about configuration or operation. At the end of this document you will find a list of incompatible programs and the reasons why each of them will not work with the BayPac. Tigertronics in no way endorses or supports any of the programs listed in this document. We have compiled this list only to aid you in locating programs that are known to work with the BayPac series of modems. As you should expect, some programs will work better than others. Many work better or worse depending on your specific equipment configuration. We recommend that you download and evaluate several programs to determine which works best in your particular application. This list represents only a sampling of the software that is available. We will make an ongoing effort to refine and update this list as we become aware of suitable programs. We would appreciate any comments you may have about programs that you are using with the BayPac. We welcome all comments - Pro or Con! We would like to add your comments to the list, for all to share (if appropriate!
Before we get started, here are a few notes on how this information is put together. The programs in this document are listed in alphabetical order by program name. If the program is from a commercial source then the company's name will be listed. If the program is shareware then you will find the word "Shareware" instead. To find out where you can get your copy of the program, look for the "Source:", followed by one (or several) numbers. These numbers reference an Internet Web Page, a telephone BBS number, or the authors address (Sources are listed at the end of this document). The "Comments:" line will give you the information that you need to configure the program, along with any tips and suggestions that might be helpful. The "Min Requirements:" line tells you what the computer hardware requirements are for each program (as per the programs documentation). The last thing that we need to mention is that the BP-2M has many different "Modes" which allow it to operate with the various programs. The number that you see following the line "BayPac Mode:" indicates which Mode you must select in the BPMODE program to be compatible. Programs that support 9600 baud packet will show "BP-96" instead of (or in addition to) the Mode number. Please note that the BP-1 and BP-2 modems will only run programs that use Mode 1 (1200 baud packet).
AEA Software Advanced Electronics Applications (AEA) Comments: AEA software products have been purchased by TimeWave Technology, Inc. Please refer to the TimeWave section for details. AGWPE.ZIP AGW Packet Engine - Freeware Source: 1 BayPac Mode: 1, BP-96 Comments: NOTE: All links to the AGW packet programs now go directly to the authors web site. This will insure that you get the latest version of each program. The AGW Packet Engine is the heart of the AGW series of packet programs from George Rossopoulos, SV2AGW. The packet engine acts as the interface between the modem and the other AGW applications (see below). The packet engine supports multiple modems and multiple simultaneous connections. This means that you can have a BP-2 and a BP-96 connected to two different stations, each transferring a different file, at the same time! In addition to downloading the AGW Packet Engine, you will also need the AGW DRIVERS, and one of the AGW packet programs listed below. To install the AGW Packet Engine and drivers, unzip AGWPE.ZIP to an empty directory on your hard drive. Next, unzip DRIVERS.ZIP to your "Windows\System\" directory. Finally, read the AGWPE help file for detailed directions on setting up the program. Note: When selecting the modem during setup, you should select "BayCom Serial" if you are using a BP-1, BP-2 or BP-2M. Select "BP-96" if you are using a BP-96/BP-96A. Min Requirements: IBM Compatible PC running Windows 95/98 Supports: 1200 baud packet (BP-1, BP-2 & BP-2M) & 9600 baud packet (BP-96) AGWBBS.ZIP AGW BBS List Viewer - Freeware Source: 1 BayPac Mode: 1, BP-96 Comments: The AGW BBS program allows you to monitor your local BBS (must be FBB compatible) and automatically download messages of interest. You can also upload files to the BBS, using either ASCII, 7-Plus, or a special AGW binary encoding scheme. The AGW BBS program works in conjunction with AGWFWD and AGW7PLUS, which are included in the AGWBBS.ZIP archive file. To install AGW BBS, simply extract AGWBBS.ZIP to an empty directory on your hard drive. See the programs help file for configuration information. Min Requirements: IBM Compatible PC running Windows 95/98. Also requires the AGW Packet Engine listed above. Supports: 1200 baud packet (BP-1, BP-2 & BP-2M) & 9600 baud packet (BP-96) AGWCLUST.ZIP AGW Cluster - Freeware Source: 1 BayPac Mode: 1, BP-96 Comments: The AGW Cluster program allows you to send and receive "DX Spots" to and from a DX Cluster. The program also lets you send messages and DX Spot info to others via unproto transmissions. Voice readout of the spot and scripting are also supported. To install AGW Cluster, simply extract AGWCLUST.ZIP to an empty directory on your hard drive. See the programs help file for more information. Min Requirements: IBM Compatible PC running Windows 95/98. Also requires the AGW Packet Engine listed above. Supports: 1200 baud packet (BP-1, BP-2 & BP-2M) & 9600 baud packet (BP-96) AGWTERM.ZIP AGW Packet Terminal - Freeware Source: 1 BayPac Mode: 1, BP-96 Comments: The AGW Packet Terminal program supports multiple simultaneous connections, ASCII and YAPP file transfers, scripting and remote operations. Min Requirements: IBM Compatible PC running Windows 95/98 Also requires the AGW Packet Engine listed above. Supports: 1200 baud packet (BP-1, BP-2 & BP-2M) & 9600 baud packet (BP-96) AGWTCPIP AGW TCPIP - Shareware Source: 1 BayPac Mode: 1, BP-96 Comments: George Rossopoulos (SV2AGW) has also written TCPIP drivers for Windows 95 and Windows 98. These drivers allow you to setup an Internet Gateway and use any Windows 95/98 TCPIP compatible program (like your web browser) over radio. Please visit George's AGW Packet Programs Website to download these programs. While your there, be sure to print out the installation instructions (on screen), because they aren't included with the drivers. Min Requirements: IBM Compatible PC running Windows 95/98 Also requires the AGW Packet Engine listed above. Supports: 1200 baud & 9600 baud TCP/IP AMICOM23.LZH AmiCom v2.3 - Freeware Source: 2, 27 BayPac Mode: 1 Comments: Packet Radio for the Amiga! Tigertronics has not tested this program. However, many of our customers have told us that it works well for 1200 baud packet. Be sure and download the AMICOM Documentation. Min Requirements: Fast Amiga (Not for IBM!), 512K RAM, KickStart v1.2 WorkBench v1.3 Supports: 1200 baud packet with up to 255 channels. Remote operations, simple macros and autosave of 7Plus files. BAYCOM The BayCom Team Source: 3, 27 BayPac Mode: 1, 2 Comments: BayCom is probably the most popular packet terminal software out there. In our testing, it consistently out performs all other TNC emulating software. BayCom is available as a shareware product or as a commercial product. BayCom v1.4 is the latest (and the last) SHAREWARE release, and BayCom v1.6 is the current commercial version. BayCom v1.6 supports serial ports COM3 & COM4 (in addition to COM1 & COM2), and 9600 baud packet operation (requires 9600 baud modem). Keyboard macros, a new transfer protocol, and a screen saver have also been added. Min Requirements: IBM compatible XT or better, EGA or better, COM1 or COM2, DOS 3.2 or later. Supports: BayCom v1.4 and v1.6 support 300 and 1200 baud packet. BayCom v1.6 also supports 9600 baud packet (requires 9600 baud modem). BayCom v1.4 and v1.6 support binary (not YAPP) and ASCII file transfers. Baycom v1.6 also automatically saves 7Plus encoded files to disk (decoding of the files is NOT done by BayCom). Both versions of BayCom support remote operations, and both can be set up to operate as a mailbox or mini-BBS.
EZPACKET.ZIP Ez Packet v2.3 - Freeware
Source: 28 BayPac Mode: 1
Comments: Ez Packet is a really neat packet program for DOS. It performs very well, and it requires less disk space than any other DOS packet program - less than 160k for all files, including the on-line help!. Configuring the serial ports can be a little confusing with this program, so we have already setup the program for the most commonly used port COM2. To configure the program for another port, all you have to do is replace the letters "2F" in the port settings (0x2FC, 0x2FE and 0x2FB) with the appropriate letters for the port you are using. For COM1 use "3F", for COM3 use "3E", and for COM4, use "2E". After you've configured the program and are ready to run, you can access the on-line help at any time by pressing Alt-H.
Min Requirements: IBM compatible XT, EGA
Supports: 300 and 1200 baud packet, Remote Operations, DOS Shell, Text File Upload EZSSTV.ZIP Easy SSTV v3.1 - Shareware Source: 4, 27 BayPac Mode: 3, 6 Comments: EZSSTV is a reduced-functionality demo version of the popular program Pasokon TV Lite. It is very easy to use, and offers great performance. This latest version of EZSSTV has many new and improved features including four new modes. If you like EZSSTV, then be sure you check out Pasokon TV Lite (below)! It has many more features to offer, and it covers just about every mode available today. Min Requirements: IBM Compatible 386DX, 640K, VGA, COM1 or COM2 only Supports: Martin 1, Scottie 1, Robot 36, FAX 480 and HI Res modes P3, P5, P7, PD120 & PD180 FBB PBBS Software Shareware Source: 5 BayPac Mode: 1, 2 Comments: FBB is a popular packet radio bulletin board and server program that is identical in operation to the W0RLI or WA7MBL BBS systems. FBB is currently available for DOS, Windows 3.1 and Linux. 32-bit versions will be available soon. If you would like to download this software, please see the F6FBB Web Site for the latest program versions.
NOTE: Some older versions of FBB are not Y2K compliant. Please visit the F6FBB Web Site for the latest Y2K compliant versions. Min Requirements: FBB for DOS: IBM compatible XT, 640K, Mono CGA Uses the TFPCX ax.25 driver (see comments under TFPCX210.EXE). For the minimum system requirements of the Windows & Linux versions of FBB, please see the FBB documentation. Supports: 300 and 1200 baud packet. Gateways, chat, and conferencing. YAPP and ASCII file transfer. A telephone interface is also supported for those who want a "landline" connection! GP161B.ZIP Graphics Packet v1.61 - Shareware Source: 6, 27 BayPac Mode: 1, 2 Comments: Graphics Packet is a mouse-driven packet terminal program. It features an ASCII text editor, and a screen saver. A BBS function is also built in, however we were unable to test it due to a lack of English documentation. Min Requirements: IBM compatible XT, EGA Uses the TFPCX ax.25 driver (see comments under TFPCX210.EXE). Supports: 300 and 1200 baud packet. ASCII and 7Plus file transfer. GSHPC230.EXE GSHPC v2.3 - Shareware Source: 7, 27 BayPac Mode: 3, 6 Comments: GSHPC is easy to use and it provides good SSTV performance. The program has separate transmit and receive windows, and it supports BMP and TIFF images with up to 16 million colors! A paint program is also built in. Select these options when configuring GSHPC: For PTT control use "Com_x RTS-pin". For demodulator use "Com_x DSR-pin". For modulator use "Com_x TxD-pin". This latest version of GSHPC (v2.3) has many new and improved features, including mouse support. Please see the programs documentation files for more information.
Min Requirements: IBM compatible 386DX, 640k, 1MB VGA Supports: SSTV Martin 1, 2, 3, & 4 Scottie 1, 2, 3, 4, DX Robot Color 12, 24, 36, & 72 Robot BW 8, 12, 24, & 36s SC-1 8s, 16s, & 32s SC-2 30s, 60s, 120s, 180s HAMCOM31.EXE HamComm v3.1 - Shareware Source: 8, 27 BayPac Mode: 3 or 4 for CW, 3 or 6 (rx only) for all other modes Comments: HamComm is probably the most popular shareware multimode program that we've tested. It is very easy to install and operate, and it offers great performance. When you register HamComm, you get all the features of the shareware version, plus a Pactor listen mode, and the ability to run the program in Windows 95/98 as a full screen DOS application! Before you use HamComm, edit the following lines in the HC31.CFG file: Line 101 - Select the com port that the modem is on. Line 142 - Set your UTC time difference. Line 214 - Select the default AFSK center frequency Line 478 - Enter your callsign. Line 479 - Enter your Amtor selcal. Line 480 - Enter your name. Line 481 - Enter your QTH. NOTE: Depending on your specific equipment and desires, you may need to change some of the other settings in the HC31.CFG file. We suggest that you read the HamComm documentation (HC.DOC) for more information. Min Requirements: IBM compatible XT, 640k, CGA, DOS 3.0 Supports: CW, AMTOR ARQ and FEC 45-200 baud RTTY (Baudot, ASCII 7 & ASCII 8) 45-200 baud PACTOR listen mode for registered users. INTCOM42.ZIP INTERCOM v4.2 - Freeware Source: 9, 27 BayPac Mode: 3 Comments: This latest version of Intercom adds support for serial ports COM3 through COM4, and has improved CW decoding and digital filtering. Be sure to read the file "INTERCOM.TXT" for program setup information (note that the second part of the file is in English). Min Requirement: IBM compatible 386, EGA , COM1 - COM4 Supports: CW, RTTY Baudot 45, 50, 75 & 100 baud ASCII 110 baud, Sitor FEC Mode B, Sitor ARQ (receive only) and FELDHELL 122.5 baud JNOS_BAY.ZIP "Plug-N- Play" JNOS v2.4 - Freeware Source: 10 BayPac Mode: 1 Comments: This version of JNOS is very easy to setup and operate. In addition to downloading JNOS_BAY.ZIP, you will also need to download JNOS_RGN.EXE. After downloading these files, please see our TCP/IP Page for installation instructions. Min Requirement: IBM compatible 286, 1MB RAM Supports: TCPIP JVFAX71A.EXE JVFAX v7.1a - Shareware Source: 11, 27 BayPac Mode: 3, 6 Comments: JVFAX is probably the most popular program for SSTV and WEFAX operation. It performs very well in both transmit and receive, and it is easy to use! When configuring JVFAX, use the following settings: Demodulator = HamComm Modulator = Serial Audio LSB-SSTV-Sync = NO The demodulator & modulator base addres ("addr") and IRQ settings should match the serial port that the modem is attached to. The standard settings are as follows: COM1 = 03F8, IRQ 4 COM2 = 02F8, IRQ 3 COM3 = 03E8, IRQ 4 COM4 = 02E8, IRQ 3 Enter your callsign in the callsign field and select your UTC time difference. The following settings can be ignored: "x Bits", "Bdrate" and "Datarate". NOTE: Depending on your specific equipment and desires, you may need to change some of the other settings. We suggest that you read the JVFAX documentation (ENGLISH.DOC) for more information. Min Requirements: IBM compatible XT, VGA, DOS 3.0 Supports: SSTV Martin 1 and 2 Scottie 1, 2, and DX Robot 72c, BW 8s, 16s, and 32s WR24/128, WR48/128, WR48/256, and WR96/256 WR120 and WR180 FAX Wefax 288, Wefax 576, Msat CH1, and Msat CH2 HamColor, Ham 288b, Metr SN, and Metr NS NOAA NS, NOAA SN, Color 240, and H288/120 NOAALLSN and NOAALLNS LINUX How To Configure Linux To Work With BayPac Modems Comments: Instructions on how to configure LINUX to work with BayPac modems can be found here (see Chapter 6). Note that these instructions refer to the 1200 baud "BayCom" modem and the 9600 baud "PICPAR" modem. The BayPac BP-1, BP-2 and the BP-2M (Mode 1) are all "BayCom" compatible modems. The BP-96 and the BP-96A are both "PICPAR" compatible modems. NOTE: Tigertronics has not tested this software, and does not provide any Technical Support for it. MSCAN230.ZIP Micro Scan v2.30e - Shareware Source: 12, 27 BayPac Mode: 3, 6 Comments: Micro Scan is a feature packed SSTV and FAX program. Unlike most programs, Micro Scan allows you to load or edit a picture at the same time that you are receiving or transmitting! Micro Scan offers mouse support, a built in paint program, and a spectrum display to aid in tuning. A connection to the PC speaker is required for transmitting, and the unregistered shareware version only supports those modes marked with an asterisk. This latest version of MSCAN (v2.3) now has support for serial ports COM3 & COM4, as well as many other new features and bug fixes. Please see the MSCAN documentation files for more information. Min Requirements: IBM compatible 286 W/640K, SVGA (True Color), Serial ports COM1 - COM4
Supports: SSTV Martin M1* and M2 Scottie S1*, S2, and DX BW SSTV 7.2*, 8*, 16*, and 32 Wraase 24*, 48*, and 96 FAX BW 60, 90, 120*, 180, and 240 LPM Colour 120, 180, 240*, and 360 LPM MUBAY102.ZIP Multi-user BayCom v1.02 - Shareware Source: 13, 27 BayPac Mode: 1, 2 Comments: This is a Multi-user/multitasking packet radio program that allows multiple operators to access different areas of the system at the same time! Installation of this program is a little more complex than terminal type programs, but it is fairly easy to get it up and running. The Personal Mail System (PMS) is disabled in the shareware version. Min Requirements: IBM compatible XT, 640k, Mono, DOS 3.0 Uses the TFPCX ax.25 driver (see comments under TFPCX210.EXE). Supports: 300 and 1200 baud packet. UUencode/UUdecode of files. YAPP, 7Plus and ASCII file transfer. A script language, file/notepad editor and directory browser are also included. NPG110.ZIP New Packet Generation v1.1 - Freeware Source: 14 BayPac Mode: 1, 2 Comments: NPG is a new packet program from the NPG Team in the Netherlands. The program has many features including support for multiple simultaneous packet connections, remote operations and file transfers using many different protocols. The program also supports "Run programs", which are external executable programs (designed to work with NPG) such as games or a Personal Mail System (PMS). The installation and setup of NPG is easy. Be sure to remember to change the directory paths in the NPG.CFG file to match your installation. Click here to download the latest English documentation for NPG. Min Requirements: IBM compatible PC with XMS memory (486 recommended), EGA, DOS. Also requires TFPCX (see comments under TFPCX210.EXE) or compatible driver like TFX. Supports: 300 and 1200 baud packet. YAPP, WPRG/RPRG, 7Plus (receive only) and ASCII file transfers. Macros, remote operations, and an internal text editor are also provided. Pasokon TV Lite Absolute Value Systems Source: 4 BayPac Mode: 3 Comments: Pasokon TV Lite is the commercial version of the shareware program EZSSTV. This program can best be described by the words "Powerful" and "Easy To Use"! In addition to covering just about every SSTV mode available, the program offers many advanced features like Automatic calibration (so you won't send slanted pictures), Automatic Fine Tuning (compensates for other stations being off frequency) and Auto-save of pictures for unattended operation. Pasokon TV Lite can import most of the common picture formats (JPG, BMP,PCX,TIF, HRZ, PNG & TGA), and it has a built in graphics program that can be used to edit or create your own pictures. Min Requirements: IBM compatible 486 with 8MB RAM, VGA, DOS Supports: Martin 1, 2, 3 & 4, Scottie 1, 2, 3, 4 & DX Robot Color 12, 24, 36 & 72, Robot B/W 8, 12, 24 & 36 AVT 24, 90, 94, 188 & 125, High Res P3, P5, P7 Wraase 24, 48, 96, 120 & 180, European B/W 8, 16 & 32 PC/FlexNet PC/FlexNet Software and Instructions Source: BayPac Mode: 1, BP-96 Comments: PC/FlexNet is an AX.25 stack for IBM compatible computers running DOS or Windows 95. It supports 1200 and 9600 baud packet and is very popular in Europe because of it's speed, flexibility and ease of use. PC/FlexNet incorporates a modular design that allows you to load only the modules that you want. Some of the modules that are available include Terminal and MailBox operation, Digipeating, TCP/IP and WA8DED Host mode emulation. The PC/FlexNet software and instructions on how to configure it for use with BayPac modems can be found here. NOTE: Tigertronics has not tested this software, and does not provide any technical support for it. Min Requirements: IBM 286 (DOS) or IBM Compatible Running Windows 95 Supports: PC HF FAX PC HF FACSIMILE v7.0 - Software Systems Consulting Source: 19 BayPac Mode: 5, 6 Comments: Professionally written, documented, and supported software. Performs very well in all modes. Transmit functions in almost all modes, including WEFAX!
NOTE: The BP-2M is not compatible with SSC's Windows software. Min Requirements: IBM compatible XT, 640K, CGA, DOS 2.1 Supports: CW, RTTY (Baudot, ASCII 7 & ASCII 8) 45-100 baud ARQ, FEC, NavTex 75 and 100 baud Raw Hex 45-100 baud Fax 480 HAM WEFAX 20-240 LPM PRESS FAX 20-240 LPM and 480 HAM PC SSTV PC SSTV v5.2 - Software Systems Consulting Source: 19 BayPac Mode: 5, 6 Comments: Professionally written and well supported software. Supports most SSTV modes and offers the user the ability to define new (custom) modes.
NOTE: The BP-2M is not compatible with SSC's Windows software. Min Requirements: IBM compatible 286, 640K, VGA, DOS 2.1 Supports: SSTV 2, 24, 36, and 72 sec Color 8, 12, 24, and 36 sec BW Scottie 1, and 2 Martin 1, and 2 AVT 90, 94, and 125 PKTMON12.ZIP Packet Monitor v1.2 - Shareware Source: 15, 27 BayPac Mode: 3, 6 Comments: This is a receive only program used for monitoring HF and VHF packet radio traffic. PKTMON logs received data into separate files based on source and destination address. PKTMON performs well, and it is the only packet program (that we know of) that has an on-screen tuning indicator! Min Requirements: IBM compatible 286 Supports: 300 and 1200 baud packet PROSKAN.ZIP Pro Scan v3.01 - Shareware Source: 16, 27 BayPac Mode: 3, 6 Comments: PROSKAN allows you to receive and transmit SSTV images. FAX modes are also provided, but they are for reception only. PROSKAN is easy to configure, it supports a mouse, and it has a built-in paint program for editing or creating images. The unregistered shareware version of PROSKAN disables or limits a lot of the programs better features. Min Requirements: IBM compatible 386DX, 640k, SVGA, DOS 4.0 Supports: SSTV Martin 1 & 2, Scottie 1, 2, DX, & DX2 BW 24, & 36, AVT 24, 90, & 94, J-120 FAX WEFAX (576 IOC) 40-240 LPM RAFT300.EXE Radio Raft v3.0 - Shareware Source: 17 BayPac Mode: 3, 6 Comments: Radio Raft is a receive-only multimode decoder program. This latest version of Radio Raft includes support for six new modes: ACARS, PACTOR-1, POCSAG, Oscar-11 UOSAT data, GMDSS-DSC and DUP-ARQ. Improvements to the decoding process have also been made, and a new shift-meter (for baud rate measurement) has been added. When setting up Radio Raft, select "AF Interface" as the interface type. NOTE: The unregistered shareware version of Radio Raft supports the modes marked below with an asterisk. All other modes can be detected, but the received text is only displayed in a small nine character wide window. Min Requirement: IBM compatible 486, VGA, COM1 - COM4, MS DOS 3.3 Supports: ACARS-VHF, ARQ-E*, ARQ-E3, ARQ-M2, ARQ-M4, ARQ-N, ARQ6/90, ARQ6/98, ASCII, AUTOSPEC, BAUDOT*, CIS11, CW, DUP-ARQ, FEC-A*, GMDSS-DSC, HNG-FEC, PACKET, PACTOR, POCSAG, POL-ARQ, RUM-FEC, SPREAD, SI-ARQ, SITOR-A*, SITOR-B, SWED-ARQ, UOSAT-DATA and Digit* SkySpy v1.1a Pervisell Ltd. (Exclusive Distributor) Source: BayPac Mode: 3 Comments: SkySpy is a Windows program designed for the reception of Aircraft Communications And Reporting System (ACARS) transmissions. SkySpy offers excellent performance, and is very easy to configure and operate. See our Reviews page for a detailed review of this program. Min Requirement: IBM compatible 486/66MHz, VGA, COM1/COM2, Windows 95 or Windows 98 (SkySpy will not run on Windows 3.1 or Windows NT). Supports: ACARS SOFTKISS.HQX SoftKiss - Shareware Source: 18 BayPac Mode: 1 Comments: Packet Radio for the Macintosh!!! Tigertronics has not tested this program. However, many of our customers have told us that it works well for 1200 baud packet. Min Requirement: Macintosh (Not for IBM!) Supports: 1200 baud packet SP650A.EXE Super Packet v6.5a - Freeware Source: 20, 27 BayPac Mode: 1, 2 Comments: This is the last freeware release of Super Packet. The installation and setup of this program is complex, however it is easy to use once you get it up and running. Min Requirements: IBM compatible XT or Atari ST, 640K, Mono Uses the TFPCX ax.25 driver (see comments under TFPCX210.EXE). Supports: 300 and 1200 baud packet. BBS capability with 7PLUS and ASCII file transfer. Remote operations, scripts, and keyboard macros. TFPCX271.ZIP TFPCX v2.71 - Shareware Source: 21, 27 BayPac Mode: 1, 2 Comments: TFPCX is a RAM resident (TSR) program that receives and decodes packet transmissions. TFPCX is almost always used as the front end to other programs (like Graphics Packet, Super Packet, etc.), however it can also be set up to act as a VERY SIMPLE stand alone terminal program. This latest version of TFPCX has many new features including support for 9600 baud packet (see our BP-96A) and DAMA operation. Please see the programs documentation files for more information. NOTE: We have found that TFPCX may not load on some newer Pentium computers (it locks up). If you experience this problem, then try using the TFX driver below (if your program supports it). Also note that programs employing this driver work very well, but perhaps not quite as well as BayCom. Min Requirements: 8MHz IBM compatible XT, 640k Supports: 300, 1200 & 9600 Baud packet. Graphics Packet, Multi-user BayCom, Super Packet, TOP, and TSTHOST are just a few programs that use TFPCX. TFX28.ZIP TFX v2.8 - Shareware Source: 22, 27 BayPac Mode: 1, 2 Comments: TFX is a new RAM resident (TSR) program that receives and decodes packet transmissions. This program is similar to TFPCX in that it is used as the front end to other programs (like Graphics Packet, Super Packet, etc.). The TFX28.ZIP archive file contains several different driver programs. The file TFX_PORT.COM supports BayPac 1200 baud modems, while the file TFX_PAR.COM supports the new Tigertronics BP-96A (9600 baud) modem. Min Requirements: IBM Compatible PC Supports: 300, 1200, and 9600 Baud packet TimeWave ACARS TimeWave Technology, Inc. (Former AEA products) Source: 23 BayPac Mode: 3, 6 Comments: Outstanding performance. Long range reception of ACARS signals is possible do to the height of aircraft above the earth. Min Requirements: IBM Compatible PC Supports: ACARS (Aircraft Communications and Reporting System) TimeWave FAX III TimeWave Technology, Inc. (Former AEA products) Source: 23 BayPac Mode: 3, 6 Comments: If you want to use a comm port other than COM1, be sure to specify the comm port when you start the program: FAX /2 for COM2, FAX /3 for COM3, etc. Min Requirements: IBM compatible XT, CGA, DOS 2.1 Supports: CW, FEC (Sitor-B, Amtor-B & NavTex) 45-100 baud RTTY (Baudot, ASCII 7 & ASCII 8) 45-100 baud FAX (288, 352 & 576 IOC) 60, 90, 120, & 240 LPM TOP151.ZIP The Other Packet v1.51 - Shareware Source: 24, 27 BayPac Mode: 1, 2 Comments: The Other Packet (TOP) terminal program. TOP supports up to 10 operational channels, and provides keyboard macros and a screen saver. Min Requirements: IBM compatible XT, 640K Uses the TFPCX ax.25 driver (see comments under TFPCX210.EXE) Supports: 300 and 1200 baud packet. 7Plus, binary and ASCII file transfer protocol. TSTH142.ZIP TSTHOST v1.42 - Shareware Source: 25, 27 BayPac Mode: 1, 2 Comments: TSTHOST is a packet BBS/Server program that is loaded with features! Up to eight communications channels are supported, and all channels may be active with file transfers or Personal Mail System (PMS) activity at the same time! Requires: IBM compatible XT with 640K, EGA or VGA Uses the TFPCX ax.25 driver (see comments under TFPCX210.EXE) Supports: 300 and 1200 baud packet. 7PLUS, YAPP and ASCII file transfer. Macro commands.
WinAPRS WinAPRS - Shareware
Source: 29 BayPac Mode: 1
Comments: With WinAPRS you can now use your BayPac BP-1, BP-2 or BP-2M for detailed street level tracking using APRS®! To run APRS® with your BayPac you will need the latest version of the WinAPRS program and the AGW Packet Engine and drivers files. Detailed street level tracking requires "Precision Mapping Street" software from Chicago Map Corporation. See the latest WinAPRS docs for more information. Installation instructions and information on configuring the AGW Packet Engine is available from the AGW Web Site. Instructions for configuring WinAPRS can be found at the author's WinAPRS & MacAPRS Documentation web site. The APRS Special Interest Group on the TAPR web site can also be a valuable source of information.
Requires: Windows 3.1 (requires Win 32s), Windows 95 and Windows 98.
WINPACK WinPack Windows Packet Program - Shareware Source: 26, 27 BayPac Mode: 1 Comments: While WinPack works well and has many features to offer, it is one of the most difficult packet programs to configure. If you are new to computers or packet, then we suggest that you start with one of the other Windows packet programs like WinTNC or the AGW series of packet programs.
The latest version of WinPack and many WinPack add-on files can be found here. Min Requirements: IBM compatible 386, Windows 3.1/95 with 4 MB RAM Supports: 1200 baud packet, scripting, YAPP transfer, auto 7 Plus decoding, remote operations, DX Cluster features, and server support. WINTNC11.EXE Win TNC v1.01 - Shareware Source: 13, 27 BayPac Mode: 1, 2 Comments: Packet radio for Windows 3.1, Windows For Work Groups, and Windows 95! WINTNC features simple installation, on-line configuration of install parameters, and on-line help. When configuring WINTNC, under "Port Configuration" set the following parameters: Com = The serial port that the modem is attached to, Carrier Sense = 2, WalkStepDiv = 64, TXHead = 350, and TxTail = 50. Ignore "Kiss parameters". Under "TNC Configuration", set your callsign and other calls as needed. NOTE: Depending on your specific equipment and desires, you may need to change some of the other settings. If so, please read the WINTNC help file for more information. WTNC101G.EXE is the current upgrade to WINTNC. Supports: 300 and 1200 baud packet. Personal Mail System.
1) BayPac Mode #6 is receive ONLY, but works with almost all multimode programs.
2) Only the shareware version of BayCom (v1.4) is available on the ARRL BBS.
1) AGW Packet Programs George Rossopoulos SV2AGW G.Mistakidi 49 54250, Thessaloniki Greece
Web Site: http://www.raag.org/sv2agw/ 2) AMICOM23.LZH
Packet Address: DL3MGQ@DB0KCP.#BAY.DEU.EU 3) BayCom v1.6 Tigertronics, Inc. 400 Daily Lane P.O. Box 5210 Grants Pass, OR 97527
4) EZSSTV.ZIP Pasokon TV Lite Absolute Value Systems 115 Stedman St. #E Chelmsford, MA 01824-1823 Phone: (978) 250-0611 Web Site: http://www.ultranet.com/~sstv/lite.html
5) FBB515.ZIP Jean Paul Roubelat 6, rue George SAND 31120 ROQUETTES FRANCE 6) GP161B.ZIP Ulf Saran DH1DAE Veit-StoB-Str. 36 57076 Siegen 7) GSHPC230.EXE G.Szabados-Hann DL4SAW Am Zundhutle 7a 76228 Karlsruhe / Germany Phone: 0721 / 47-53-19 Fax: 0721 / 47-53-19 8) HAMCOM31.EXE W. F. Schroeder Augsburger Weg 63 D-33102 Paderborn Germany Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 9) INTCOM34.ZIP P.M. Haringsma (PA3BYZ) dr. Hattinkstr. 13 8563 AC Wijckel The Netherlands Email: email@example.com 10) JNOS_BAY.ZIP MARS2000 Mark Marston KA1NNN P.O. Box 304 Rockland, Maine 04841 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 11) JVFAX71A.ZIP Eberhard Backeshoff DK8JV Obschwarzbach 40a D-40822 Mettmann Germany 12) MSCAN230.ZIP CombiTech P.O. Box 507 3235 ZG Rockanje Holland Phone: +31 181 404252 Email: email@example.com or North American agent: HAMVision NA P.O. Box 5073 Salisbury, NC 28147-7806 Phone: (704) 636-3308 Fax: (704) 636-3308 13) MUBAY102.ZIP WINTNC11.ZIP Jon Welch 50 Quarrydale Road Sutton In Ashfield, Notts NG17 4DR Great Britain Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 14) NPG.ZIP NPG Team Wolgaplantsoen 2 5152 SL Drunen The Netherlands Email: email@example.com 15) PKTMON12.ZIP Pawel Jalocha Rynek Kleparski 14/14a PL-31150 Krakow 16) PROSKAN.ZIP Maynard A. Philbrook jr. 520 Pleasant St. Willimantic, CT 06226 Phone: (203) 456-1167 17) RAFT300.EXE Francois Guillet 10 route des Goulets 44880 SAUTRON FRANCE Email: F6FLT@TheOffice.net 18) SOFTKISS.HQX 19) Software Systems Consulting 615 S. El Camino Real San Clemente, CA 92672 Phone: (949) 498-5784 Fax: (949) 498-0568 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 20) SP650A.EXE Orfeo DiBiase, NS8M 640 E. 8th St. Salem, OH 44460 Email: email@example.com 21) TFPCX271.ZIP Rene Stange O.-Grotewohl-Ring 34 15344 Strausberg 22) TFX28.ZIP Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 23) TimeWave Technology, Inc. 58 Plato Blvd East St. Paul, MN 55107 Phone: (651) 222-4858 Email: email@example.com 24) TOP151.ZIP F5NZE Bernard MEBS 20 Rue Des Roses 67120 DUPPIGHEIM Phone: 88507120 25) TSTH142.ZIP IK1GKJ Mario Travaglino Via Trieste, 10 28069 Trecate (No) - ITALY 26) WINP610.ZIP Roger Barker G4IDE 79 South Parade Boston lincs PE217PN UK 27) ARRL BBS (203) 666-0578
28) Ez Packet Frank Domina (N9MXI) 4620 Wieuca Rd. NE, #19 Atlanta, GA 30342
29) WinAPRS Mark Sproul 698 Magnolia Rd No Brunswick, NJ 08902 Phone: (732) 821-4828
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AMTOR.EXE Older version of TOR306.ZIP (See TOR306.ZIP) ATFAX.ZIP Requires special interface. EMBAYCOM.ZIP Requires modified "HamComm" interface. This program allows a "HamComm" interface to run BayCom software. This program is of little use since the BP-2M runs BayCom directly. L2PCX.EXE Supports serial FSK modem only. PAC020.ZIP Requires special interface. PCTNC.ZIP No English Documentation PCTOR.ZIP Older version of TOR306.ZIP (See TOR306.ZIP) PD-203.ZIP Requires special interface. PROCW.ZIP Requires external tone decoder on receive. RTTY12G.EXE Requires special interface. SSTVFAX2.ZIP Requires special interface. SP975.EXE No English documentation TOR306.ZIP Requires special interface. TTY37.ZIP Requires special interface. VESTER_M.ZIP Complex setup/operation - We couldn't get it to run. WXMAN2.ZIP Sound Card only. W95SSTV.ZIP Sound Card only. SSTVBL.ZIP Sound Card only
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