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LAN-LINK VERSION 1.58 PAGE 1


LAN-LINK Copyright (c) 1988, 1989, 1990 by G3ZCZ
All Rights Reserved

Joe Kasser G3ZCZ
POB 3419
Silver Spring
Md., 20918, U.S.A.
(301) 593 6136

U.S.A. Packet BBS Routing G3ZCZ @ N4QQ

World Packet BBS Routing G3ZCZ @ N4QQ.MD.USA.NA
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LAN-LINK is a Personal Packet Terminal Program for the TNC1,
TNC2, KPC-2 and most of all a smart multimode digital communica-
tions controller for the KAM, MFJ1278 and the PK-232.

LAN-LINK is written and supported by Joe Kasser, G3ZCZ.

The program is distributed as a Shareware product. You may freely
copy and share the product for noncommercial use, with your
friends, associates and other radio hams. If you decide to use
the product, you are asked to become a registered user by com-
pleting the registration form and sending it, and $35.00 or
equivalent in foreign currency to the author.

Upon receipt of your registration, you will receive one free
update disk, telephone and mail (electronic and regular) support.

This product may not be sold or distributed with another product
without the express written permission of Joe Kasser, G3ZCZ.

Joe Kasser, G3ZCZ will only support unmodified copies of this
software. Your comments and suggestions for changes are however
welcome. If you are the first to suggest a change that is imple-
mented, you will be sent a complimentary copy of the disk with
the change incorporated.

Potential Commercial Users please contact Joe Kasser directly for
modifications and/or details of Site licensing.






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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0 INTRODUCTION
1.1 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
1.1.1 Packet Radio
1.1.2 AMTOR
1.1.3 Morse/BAUDOT/ASCII

2.0 Getting Started
2.1 Bringing LAN-LINK Up the First Time
2.2 Using the Quick Menu
2.3 Connecting to Other Stations
2.4 Upgrading from YAPP
2.5 Using Different TNCs
2.6 Using Different HF and VHF Configuration Files
2.7 Using the AMTOR/PACKET Robot/Automatic Contest Station

3.0 Things You Should Know
3.1 Memory Requirements
3.2 PC to TNC Communications
3.3 Open Loop
3.4 Problems
3.5 The Contents of the Status Window
3.6 Logbooks

4.0 Function Keys
4.1 Capture to Disk Toggle
4.2 Send Brag Tape
4.3 Transmit Callsign Sequence
4.4 Send/talk Brag Tape
4.5 Show Packet MHlist and Point and Shoot Connect
4.6 Auto CQ Call
4.7 Activate Type Ahead Buffer/AMTOR Relink
4.8 Disconnect/Receive
4.9 Put TNC in CMD Mode
4.10 Put TNC in CONVERSE /Transmit Mode /AMTOR FEC
4.11 Alternate Function Keys
4.12 Shift Function Keys
4.13 Control Function Keys

5.0 Main Menu
5.1 Quick Menu
5.2 Auto CQ
5.3 Send Brag Tape
5.4 Call Someone
5.5 Log Menu
5.6 Change Mode
5.7 Call CQ
5.8 Send/Talk File
5.9 QRZ
5.10 Send/Talk LAN-LINK files 001..010



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6.0 BBS Menu
6.1 Download Text Files

7.0 Call Menu
7.1 Alert Call/ARQ Call
7.2 Connect/Call
7.3 Enter Call
7.4 reMember Path
7.5 Packet Cluster
7.6 Call CQ
7.7 Retry
7.8 Show Directory
7.9 Target Call
7.10 aUto CQ
7.11 Toggle DX Flag
7.12 Zap BBS

8.0 Edit Menu
8.1 Edit Brag Tape
8.2 Edit Call Directory File
8.3 Edit any other file
8.4 Answer Ctdsk File (Split Screen)
8.5 Answer Incoming Messages (Split Screen)
8.6 Leave Note for Someone
8.7 Edit Capture-to-Disk File
8.8 Edit Two files (Split Screen)
8.9 Edit LAN-LINK.SYS File
8.10 Edit LAN-LINK.001 through LAN-LINK.010 files
8.11 Pick Capture-to-disk to Edit
8.12 Pick Message file to Edit

9.0 Event/Clock Menu
9.1 Set Alarm
9.2 Connect
9.3 Display Event
9.4 Periodic Event
9.5 Turn Robot ON/OFF
9.6 Turn Contest Mode ON/OFF
9.7 Time Display ON/OFF
9.8 Cancel Event
9.9 Zap BBS

10.0 Files Menu
10.1 Send Brag Tape
10.2 File Directory
10.3 Erase File
10.4 Rename File
10.5 Send File
10.6 Send/Talk File
10.7 Send Uppercase File
10.8 View File
10.9 View Runfile


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10.10 View Incoming Messages

11.0 Help Menu

12.0 Jump to Dos

13.0 LAN-LINK Menu
13.1 :QBU: External Protocols
13.2 :QBM: File
13.3 :QSM: File
13.4 :QSP: Message
13.5 :QDB: File
13.6 :QRU: Messages
13.7 :QRA: Who is "ON-LINE"
13.8 :QTA: Messages

14.0 Log Menu
Log Mode Function Keys
14.0.1 Alt-A Append Entry
14.0.2 Alt-E Edit Log Entry
14.0.3 Alt-F Find an Entry
14.0.4 Alt-S Scan Log by Call
14.0.5 Alt-U Toggle Delete Mark
14.0.6 Alt-Z Pack Log
14.0.7 Ins Toggle Insert Mode
14.0.8 End Show Last Page
14.0.9 Home Show First Page
14.0.10 PgUp Move Up One Page
14.0.11 PgDn Move Down One Page
14.0.12 Up Arrow Move Up One Entry
14.0.13 Down Arrow Move Down One Entry
14.1 Append Entry
14.2 Scan Log by Band
14.3 Change Log
14.4 Find Date
14.5 Edit Log Entry
14.6 Find an Entry
14.7 Import-Convert Log
14.8 Help Function Keys
14.9 Scan Log by Mode
14.10 Print Log
14.11 Scan Log by Call
14.12 Update from Old data
14.13 Exit From Log Menu
14.14 Fuzzy Scan

15.0 Message Menu
15.1 BBS Command Files
15.2 Current Messages
15.3 View Message
15.4 Leave Note
15.5 Old Messages


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15.6 Time Tag

16.0 TNC Menu
16.1 Set TNC Date/Time
16.2 Flush TNC Buffer
16.3 Initialize TNC
16.4 Show Calls Monitored List
16.5 Show Connect Status
16.6 Change CTEXT
16.7 Acitivate TNC Mailbox
16.8 Deactivate TNC Mailbox

17.0 AMSAT-OSCAR Menu
17.1 UoSAT ASCII Beacon
17.2 Phase 3 RTTY Beacon
17.3 SAREX Menu
17.3 1 Attack Mode ON/OFF
17.3.2 Change SAREX Call
17.3.3 SAREX Packets Capture to Disk ON/OFF
17.4 SAREX Orbiter Features

18.0 Parameter Menu
18.1 Turn Beacon Mode ON/OFF
18.2 Clear Connect Count
18.3 Turn Digipeat Detect ON/OFF
18.4 Turn Beacon Control ON/OFF
18.5 Turn Command Echo ON/OFF
18.6 Change Keyboard Beep Count
18.7 Set Message Count
18.8 Turn NODE Drop Link ON/OFF
18.9 Turn Printer ON/OFF
18.10 Turn QTC Snatch ON/OFF
18.11 Turn :QSP: Relay Flag ON/OFF
18.12 Turn Sound ON/OFF
18.13 Turn Contest Mode ON/OFF
18.14 Turn DCD Flag ON/OFF
18.15 Turn BBS Snatch ON/OFF
18.16 Turn Time Id. ON/OFF
18.17 Turn Automatic Capture-to-Disk Flag ON/OFF
18.18 Change BBS Parameters
18.18.1 Local BBS Callsign
18.18.2 Mail-Snatch Trigger Word
18.18.3 Read Request Command
18.19 Change Callsigns
18.19.1 Callsign
18.19.2 The SELCAL
18.19.3 The PacketCluster Call
18.20 Change Directories
18.20.1 QBM Download Directory
18.21 Enter Common Calls
18.22 Change File Names
18.22.1 VHF Logbook File (VHF.DBF)


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18.22.2 HF Logbook File (HF.DBF)
18.22.3 Path Directory File (LAN-LINK.DIR)
18.22.4 Brag Tape (LAN-LINK.TXT)
18.22.5 QBU Upload File Name (QBU-TX.BAT)
18.22.6 QBU Download File Name (QBU-RX.BAT)
18.23 Change LAN-LINK Parameters
18.23.1 Change CQ Text
18.23.2 Set the Default Band
18.23.3 Set the Default Transmitter Power
18.23.4 Set CQ Delay Time Seconds
18.23.5 Set CQ Delay Time Minutes
18.23.6 Set Number of Lines in a Non Contest CQ Call
18.23.7 Set Shut Down Mode (QRT Flag)
18.23.7.1 QRT
18.23.7.2 QRV
18.23.7.3 QRV + CTEXT TOGGLE
18.23.7.4 BBS
18.23.7.5 SOLO
18.23.7.6 BBS+SOLO
18.23.8 Set Default Users
18.24 Change PC Communications Parameters
18.24.1 The Communications Port
18.24.2 The Terminal Baud Rate
18.24.3 TNC Data Bits
18.24.4 TNC Parity
18.24.5 Number of TNC Stop Bits
18.25 Change Colors
18.25.1 OutWindow Color
18.25.2 StatusWindow Color
18.25.3 PromptWindow Color
18.25.4 LogWindow Color
18.25.5 InWindow Color
18.25.6 ScrollBackWindow color
18.25.7 MHWindow Color
18.25.8 Alarmwindow Color
18.25.9 BottomWindow Color
18.25.10 Emphasis Color
18.25.11 Prompt Color
18.25.12 Option Color
18.25.13 Connected Text Color
18.25.14 Computer Color
18.25.15 VHF Header Color
18.25.16 HF Header Color
18.25.17 Alert Call Color
18.25.18 Outgoing Text Color
18.25.19 Multi I/O Stream Color[1]
18.25.20 Multi I/O Stream Color[2]
18.25.21 Multi I/O Stream Color[3]
18.25.22 Multi I/O Stream Color[4]
18.25.23 Multi I/O Stream Color[5]
18.25.24 Multi I/O Stream Color[6]
18.25.25 Multi I/O Stream Color[7]


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18.25.26 Multi I/O Stream Color[8]
18.25.27 Multi I/O Stream Color[9]
18.25.28 Multi I/O Stream Color[10]
18.26 Change SAREX Parameters
18.26.1 SAREX CallSign
18.26.2 Change SAREX Capture to Disk File
18.27 Update LAN-LINK.SYS
18.28 Verify Changes
18.29 Change Scan Words
18.30 Turn Misc. Flag ON/OFF
18.30.1 All Modes:- Debug or state-sequence numbers
18.30.2 BAUDOT Mode:- Navy MARS Protocol Verify
18.31 Change Band/Mode
18.32 Zap BBS on Next Mail Beacon
18.33 BBS Zap, Don't Disconnect After Sequence

19.0 Q Codes [NC/L]

20.0 Communications Modes
20.1 VHF PACKET
20.2 HF PACKET
20.3 ASCII (RTTY)
20.4 BAUDOT (RTTY)
20.5 MORSE (CW)
20.6 AMTOR (STANDBY RECEIVE)
20.7 AMTOR (ALIST [CHIRPCOPY])
20.8 SIGNAL
20.9 NAVTEX

21.0 Terminal Mode Menu
21.1 Packet Terminal Menu
21.1.1 Change Packet Baud Rate
21.1.2 CQ/Beacons
21.1.3 Everything
21.1.4 Read the Mail
21.1.5 Just My Station (Solo)
21.1.6 All Traffic
21.1.7 Single User Connects
21.1.8 Multiple User Connects
21.1.9 Conference
21.1.10 Conference Bridge On/Off
21.2 AMTOR Terminal Menu
21.2.1 Force Break [ACHG]
21.2.2 Start Mode B [FEC]
21.2.3 Force LETTERS case
21.2.4 Read the Mail [ALISTEN]
21.2.5 Override ROBOT/Mailbox
21.2.6 Standby Receive [ARQ]
21.2.7 Set ROBOT/Mailbox
21.2.8 CW Identification
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21.3 Baudot Terminal Menu
21.3.1 Set Baud Rate
21.3.2 Select Shift
21.3.3 NAVY MARS Message Protocol
21.3.4 USOS On/Off
21.3.5 SELCAL set/reset
21.3.6 CW Identification
21.4 ASCII Terminal Menu
21.4.1 Set Baud Rate
21.4.2 Select Shift
21.4.3 SELCAL On/Off
21.4.4 CW Identification
21.5 CW Terminal Menu
21.5.1 Lock to Receive Signal
21.5.2 Set Morse Speed
21.5.3 Unlock Morse Speed

22.0 eXit to DOS

23.0 Hot Key Combinations
23.1 Alt-A - Alert Call (Packet)/ARQ Call/Talk (AMTOR)
23.2 Alt-B - Send Break/AMTOR Changeover
23.3 Alt-C - Call/Connect to
23.4 Alt-D - Disconnect or Receive
23.5 Alt-E - Enter Call
23.6 Alt-F - Flush TNC Buffer
23.7 Alt-J - Jump to DOS Shell
23.8 Alt-K - Jump to DOS Shell with Quick Return
23.9 Alt-L - Edit Log
23.10 Alt-M - Message Scan
23.11 Alt-N - Multi Connect Stream Next
23.12 Alt-O - Turn Robot On
23.13 Alt-P - Turn Printer ON/OFF
23.14 Alt-Q - Call QRZ
23.15 Alt-R - Retry Call/Connect
23.16 Alt-S - Scan Log
23.17 Alt-X - Exit to DOS
23.18 Alt-Y - Zap Packet Cluster
23.19 Alt-Z - Zap BBS
23.20 Alt-= - Toggle Miscellaneous Flag
23.21 End - > +? [Over]
23.22 PgUp - Scrollback (Scrolls back incoming text)
23.23 The HOME Key
23.24 The DOWN ARROW Key
23.25 Shift/Baudrate Control keys
23.26 Control-Z (Ctrl-Z or ^Z)

24.0 LAN-LINK Disk files
24.1 LAN-LINK.EXE
24.2 LAN-LINK.SYS
24.3 *.RUN (YYMMDD.RUN)
24.4 *.DBF (VHF.DBF and HF.DBF)


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24.5 LAN-LINK.DIR
24.6 CONFIG.SYS
24.7 *.MBX
24.8 *.BBS
24.9 LAN-LINK.001 .. LAN-LINK.010
24.10 QBU-RX.BAT
24.11 QBU-TX.BAT
24.12 LAN-LINK.QTA

25.0 Mailbox features
25.1 Answering Machine
25.2 Mail Beacon (Annunciator)
25.3 How to leave a message
25.4 Remote Beacon shutdown

APPENDIX 1. Anomalies and Bugs
A1.1 Command/Converse Mode anomalies
A1.2 Buffer messages in AMTOR Beacon CQ Mode
A1.3 FEC +? responses in AMTOR Beacon CQ Mode
A1.4 Using a CGA card with a monochrome monitor
A1.5 The Packet Conference Mode
A1.6 Packet Conference Mode disconnects
A1.7 Strange Events
A1.8 *** DISCONNECTED
A1.9 *** CONNECTED
A1.10 Greek Characters on Incoming Screen
A1.11 Dumb TNC
A1.12 Intermittent Lockup

APPENDIX 2. Local Area Network Capability
A2.1 LAN Protocol (G3ZCZ Version)
A2.2 Message Format
A2.3 File Uploading/Downloading
A2.4 Path Determination to a DX Station

APPENDIX 3. NC/L Dictionary
A3.1 :QBM: File Download
A3.2 :QDB: File Upload
A3.3 :QMH: Monitor Heard List
A3.4 :QSM: Send Repeat of Message
A3.5 :QSP: Send Message
A3.6 :QRA: Who is About?
A3.7 :QRT: Shut Up
A3.8 :QRU: Upload Messages in Batch
A3.9 :QNO: Negative Response
A3.10 :QJG: Task Completed Response
A3.11 :QRV: Ready Response
A3.12 :QSL: Confirmation Response
A3.13 :QTA: Messages
A3.14 :QTC: List of Messages
A3.15 :QYU: YAPP Binary File Transfer Upload
A3.16 :QYD: YAPP Binary File Transfer Download


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APPENDIX 4. USING OTHER TNCs
A4.1 TNC2 (MFJ 1270) Version 1.1.2
A4.1.1 Default Commands
A4.1.2 Program differences
A4.2 TNC1 (HD-4040)
A4.2.1 Default Commands
A4.2.2 Program differences
A4.3 Kaypro KPC-2
A4.3.1 Default Commands
A4.3.2 Program differences
A4.4 KAM
A4.4.1 Default Commands
A4.4.2 Program differences
A4.5 PK-232 EPROM Versions JUN 1987 and later
A4.6 MFJ1278 EPROM Version 3.3
A4.6.1 Default Commands
A4.6.2 Program differences
A4.7 Heath HK-21

APPENDIX 5. UPDATES/REVISION HISTORY

APPENDIX 6. Registration Form

APPENDIX 7. Problem Reporting Form

APPENDIX 8. Other PC Software by Joe Kasser G3ZCZ

APPENDIX 9. How Shareware Works


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Thanks to Milt, 4X1AA. If it wasn't for Milt, Version 1.00 would
never have been written.

Thanks to Jim, WB8QJL, who loaned me his MFJ1278 for several
months but died in a plane accident before he got to use LAN-LINK
on his MFJ1278.















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1.0 INTRODUCTION

LAN-LINK is a Personal Digital Communications Terminal Program
for a Packet Radio TNC. The program is designed to optimize the
configuration of the TNC in each communications mode and to
provide some smart terminal features. It takes advantage of the
extra features of the PK-232 which is made by Advanced
Electronics Applications Inc. It is designed to allow anyone to
use and get the most out of their packet TNC as well as from the
PK-232, the MFJ1278 and the KAM for Morse, ASCII, BAUDOT, AMTOR
as well as Packet Radio communications without having to keep the
manual handy.

LAN-LINK is a sophisticated program. In its basic state it
allows you to use the TNC in an optimal manner. It configures
the TNC (it types the commands) for you to maximize the
communications efficiency in the communications mode of your
choice. That means, for example, when working Packet on HF you
need to program the TNC parameters to different values than you
would use on VHF to make maximum use of the mode. One
significant difference is the length of the packet itself, for
the longer it is, the greater the probability of QRM destroying
it. This program will adjust the packet parameters for you.

Since the computer is now involved, other features have been
added to simplify operation, and several features have been
automated. All these operations are performed using menus and
function keys as documented below. It will take a while to learn
how to use this program in a manner that suits you, read this
document and have fun, after all, isn't that one of the purposes
of Amateur Radio.

This manual is organized by menu. It describes the operation of
each menu option and function key in each Communications Mode.
It is not organized in a how to do something manner.

Any Terminal Node Controller (TNC) is a complex piece of
equipment. It can operate in a Command Mode, in which you tell
it to do something, or in a Converse Mode in which you are using
it to talk to other stations. Many people confuse the two when
first getting on Packet. If you monitor the channels you will
recognize Command Mode TNC instructions on the air, and when you
use the TNC you will receive the "error" reply when you type
something thinking that you are in the Converse Mode but are
really in the Command Mode. LAN-LINK is designed to make Packet
operation simple using Menus and high level (Function and Hot key
combinations) commands.

Morse, ASCII, BAUDOT communications modes are HALF DUPLEX. One
station is transmitting at any time. You thus have to use the
Transmit/Converse and Receive/Disconnect function keys to turn
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AMTOR is also HALF DUPLEX but has some of the attributes of full
duplex. In this Mode you control who is talking through
software, only one station can send data at a time, but you can
type characters in to the buffer and they will be transmitted
automatically when the other station turns the QSO over to you.
Once you have linked with someone, you do not use the
Receive/Disconnect function UNTIL THE QSO IS OVER. Both stations
are communicating automatically thanks to the TNC. If you want
the other operator to respond type the +? key sequence (or use
the 'End' Key).

Packet Radio communications on the other hand is a full duplex
mode of communications. Once you have connected with someone,
you do not use the Receive/Disconnect function UNTIL THE QSO IS
OVER. Both stations are communicating automatically thanks to
the TNC. If you want the other operator to respond type the >
key followed by the 'Enter' Key, better yet, use the 'End' Key.

Note that Morse, AMTOR, ASCII and BAUDOT are character mode
communications in that each character you type is sent as you
type them. In Packet Communications, the TNC stores them up and
sends out a burst or packet when you type the 'Enter' Key or you
type enough characters to fill up a packet. Studies have shown
that the human attention span when sitting at the keyboard is of
the order of 2 seconds. If you are in a keyboard to keyboard
packet radio connect, remember this and don't forget to use the
'Enter' Key frequently, especially before you stop to think about
what to send next.

Note that AMTOR and PACKET are full duplex modes of
communications. When you connect with someone, there is no need
to use the transmit and receive function keys. In fact you will
have problems if you do. Do not disconnect or break the link
until the QSO is over.

1.1 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Function key and Menu driven.

Automatic logbook entries for Packet and Mailbox/Beacon Mode
AMTOR Connects, semiautomatic logbook entries for other
modes.

Logbook file is dBASE compatible and can be processed by the
LOGBOOK Package of PC-HAM by G3ZCZ for indexed listings,
tracking of DXCC and other AWARDS, etc.

Contest operation, sends standard message and automatically
increments QSO count.

Automatic optimized configuration of the TNC for each com-


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munications mode.

All mode Function key 'OVER' feature (End).

There are 10 files with fixed names (LAN-LINK.001 through
LAN-LINK.010) which may be viewed and transmitted by means of
function keys. They may also be edited from the Edit Menu.

Set up of TNC for AMSAT-OSCAR Telemetry reception.

Time display and event scheduler.

ASCII Text Editor.

Customizable Colors.

Access to the TNC Command Mode is provided in case the user
wishes to override any defaults.

1.1.1 PACKET RADIO

Automatic capture to disk of all packet radio connects.
Automatic indication of the number of Packet connects.

Local Area Network (LAN) message store and forward
capability.

Capable of automatic connect attempts to download a QTC from
another station in the LAN.

Capable of automatic connect attempts to a packet BBS to
download your incoming messages, when your callsign appears
on the BBS mail beacon annunciator.

Capable of automatically requesting Bulletins on subjects
that interest you from your local packet BBS.

Digipeat monitoring and capture.

Alert signal to let you know when a predetermined call shows
up in a packet header on frequency.

Conference Mode in multiconnect situations.

Bridge Mode in multiconnect situations.

Path determination to DX station via :QMH:.

Indicator that a specific station designated as the 'target'
call connected in Packet Mode, or linked to AMTOR
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Automatic NET/ROM and KA Node path set up from LAN-LINK.DIR
call/path directory file.

Selective answering machine and MAILBOX using NC/L command
dialogue.

Screen indication of connect by desired station (target
call).

Automatic Beacon Mode CQ caller

Automatic contest (DX-pedition) mode

Will call CQ repetitively and either work the connect and
keep going after disconnect or signal you when a reply is
received.

SAREX special features

:QRA: trigger to determine who else is on channel

Single keystroke Packet Cluster connect

1.1.2 AMTOR

Automatic SELCAL determination.

Automatic CQ caller. Will call CQ repetitively and signal
you when a reply is received.

Local Area Network (LAN) message store and forward
capability.

Selective answering machine and MAILBOX using NC/L command
dialogue.

Function key change from monitoring FEC CQ's to QSO's in
progress (chirpcopy).

Automatic Beacon Mode CQ caller

Automatic contest (DX-pedition) mode

Color changes between incoming and outgoing (echoed as sent)
text.

1.1.3 MORSE/BAUDOT/ASCII

Automatic CQ caller. Will call CQ repetitively and signal
you when a reply is received.

RTTY SELCAL


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NAVY MARS RTTY file transmitting protocols for the PK-232.

2.0 Getting Started

MAKE A BACK UP COPY OF THIS DISK, BEFORE YOU REMOVE THE WRITE
PROTECT TAB.

If you don't have a PK-232 then rename the LAN-LINK.SYS file to
PK232.SYS and rename your TNC.SYS file as LAN-LINK.SYS. For
example, if you are using a TNC2, perform the following
operations in DOS.

RENAME LAN-LINK.SYS PK232.SYS
RENAME TNC2.SYS LAN-LINK.SYS

For details of the rest of the customization possibilities in the
'LAN-LINK.SYS' file, read Section 23.2. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE to
change the TNC Type from within LAN-LINK. YOU MUST rename the
SYS files BEFORE you begin the customization sequence.

2.1 Bringing LAN-LINK Up the First Time.

2.1.1 Turn on the TNC.

2.1.2 If the date and time in the PC are not set to UTC
(GMT), set them using the DOS date and time
commands.

2.1.3 Load the program by typing LAN-LINK in the way that
you normally load a program.

2.1.4 WAIT until the program says that it has initialized
the TNC and shows the band and power in the status
window at the top of the screen.

2.1.5 If there is no battery in your TNC do what the TNC
manual tells you to do to synchronize the TERMINAL
baud rate to 1200 baud. In the case of the PK-232,
LAN-LINK will send the PK-232 three * characters to
set the PK-232 to 1200 baud.

2.1.6 After LAN-LINK has loaded, use the Parameters Menu
option "2" to replace G8BTB with your callsign and
Selcal information. If your TNC does not support
AMTOR you still need a dummy entry in that line
(which is taken care of automatically). You may
also change the colors at this time. Use the "U"
option to save the updated file. After reading the
rest of this manual, you may want to change other
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2.1.8 Use the "N" and "I" options in the TNC Menu to
configure the TNC. Then select the desired mode of
operation from the displayed menu by pressing the
appropriate key.

2.1.9 Exit from LAN-LINK by using the Alt-X Key or the Esc
Key followed by the X Key.

2.1.10 Reload LAN-LINK the same way you did before. This
will load the edited LAN-LINK.SYS file with the new
settings. You are now ready to use LAN-LINK. If
this is your first time, try the Quick Menu (See
Sections 2.2 and 5.1).

NOTE: If you have batteries in the TNC, make sure that the
TNC is set for a terminal baud rate of 1200, and try to run
the program. If you see Greek characters or it doesn't
work, remove the batteries and try again (Refer to Appendix
1.10). You can then replace the batteries and from then on
the program will be correct. Make sure you leave the TNC on
when you replace the batteries or your initialization will
revert to the TNC default settings - the batteries are there
to power the TNC RAM while your primary power is off.

2.2 Using the Quick Menu

The Quick Menu is designed for new users and provides the
most commonly used functions in a single Menu. You bring up
the Quick Menu be touching the Escape key to access the Main
Menu and then selecting the 'A' option.

The Quick Menu is described in Section 5.1.

2.3 Connecting to other stations

LAN-LINK treats incoming connects and outgoing connects
differently. To connect to another station, Use the Alt-C
hot key, Function key 5, or bring up the Quick Menu using
the 'Esc A' character sequence as described in Section 5.1,
or by bringing up the Call Menu via the 'Esc C' character
sequence as described in Section 7. DO NOT TYPE 'C Call-
sign' in the command mode. If you do, the connect will
still take place (the TNC won't know if you or LAN-LINK
issued the command) but LAN-LINK will treat it as an incom-
ing connect and issue the "[ZCZ] LAN-LINK 1.58>" handshaking
signal (if the LAN-LINK flag is in its default, or enabled

state) as described in Section 18. If you connect to a BBS
or a Node this way, you will get an error message back from
the BBS or node, since it does not recognize LAN-LINK's
handshake.

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make use of the 'path memory' feature in the LAN-LINK.DIR
file.

2.4 Upgrading from YAPP

A YAPP.CNF file is provided to facilitate conversion from
YAPP to LAN-LINK. YAPP.CNF is a configuration file for YAPP
Version 2 that will configure the PK-232 for YAPP and then
back to LAN-LINK.

If you are currently using YAPP, replace your YAPP.CNF file
with this one and load YAPP. Then terminate the program in
the normal manner by using the Alt-X Key. You should then
be able to load and run LAN-LINK without any problems. Each
time you subsequently want to run YAPP, YAPP will set up the
PK-232, execute and then reconfigure the PK-232 back for
LAN-LINK.

If you are using a YAPP.DIR file, rename it to LAN-LINK.DIR.

2.5 Using Different TNCs

There are differences between the command dialogue and the
features offered by the PK-232, KAM and MFJ1278. LAN-LINK
makes use of many of them. For example, as the KAM shows
the HF and VHF packets as if they ware separate streams,
LAN-LINK detects them and displays the different headers in
different colors. As this feature is not present in the
PK-232, LAN-LINK does not offer it. From time to time, as
each manufacturer updates the firmware (EPROM) in the TNC,
LAN-LINK may be updated and incorporate them.

LAN-LINK is normally loaded by typing LAN-LINK followed by
the 'Enter' key. In this instant, LAN-LINK gets its
configuration information from the LAN-LINK.SYS file. LAN-
LINK.SYS is the default SYSTEM or configuration file. If
you have more than one TNC you may want to set up different
configuration files for each TNC.

You must set up your different configuration files with the
filetype ".SYS", examples being TNC1.SYS, TNC2.SYS, KAM.SYS,
PK232.SYS as well as the default LAN-LINK.SYS. Edit the
sample files on the distribution disk to customize them to
your requirements.

To load LAN-LINK with the optional configuration file, type
'LAN-LINK' followed by the name of the file (without the
filetype) on the command line then press the 'Enter' Key.
For example, if you have a PK-232 and a TNC2 and
occasionally use the TNC2, set up the LAN-LINK.SYS file for
the PK-232. Then type 'LAN-LINK' to run the program
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TNC2, you may type 'LAN-LINK TNC2' to run LAN-LINK with the
TNC2.SYS configuration file.

2.6 Using Different HF and VHF Configuration Files

You can also use two SYS files, one for HF and one for
VHF/UHF. If you name them HF.SYS and VHF.SYS you can bring
the relevant one up by typing

'LAN-LINK VHF' or 'LAN-LINK UHF'

as desired. You can also use a different one for a contest,
or for any reason you wish.

2.7 Using the AMTOR/PACKET Robot/Automatic Contest Station

In order to use the Robot in the AMTOR Mode, you need to
have a Brag Tape file. The default name for this file is
LAN-LINK.TXT. If this file does not exist, you will not be
able to activate the Robot.

You activate the Robot by using the Alt-O hot key
combination. The Robot will then call CQ and wait for a
reply. If no reply is received, it will call again. It
will continue to call at preset intervals until a reply is
received (you may change the interval via the Parameters
Menu). In AMTOR, the Brag Tape will be transmitted and one
(and one only) transmission accepted from the linking
station, unless the linking station uses a NC/L command on
the same line as the +?. In that case, the Robot will
respond to it. All incoming text will be captured to disk
in the Capture-to-disk file (LAN-LINK.RUN). The Robot will
then sign off and drop the link. If it has not managed to
recognize a valid call from the linking station it will ask
for a retransmission of the callsign.

In the Packet Communications Mode, the CTEXT will ONLY be
transmitted if you have set CMSG to ON (in the TNC Command
Mode), the Brag Tape will not be transmitted. NC/L will be
active. When the connecting station disconnects, the Robot
will restart the CQ cycle.

In AMTOR turn the answerback off if the Robot is on. In this
way other stations will not be able to mess up the
sequencer.

When you touch the F8, F3, Alt-D, Alt-Q or 'End' keys, you
turn the Robot off.

The PK-232's flush command is used before each robot CQ
message is transmitted to synchronize the text to the Robot
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internal transmit buffer. Under QRM conditions or if sta-
tions do not sign on correctly, the sequence can get out of
order due to the wrong text being transmitted.

To use the Automatic Contest mode, enable the contest mode
from the Parameter menu, then activate the Robot using the
Alt-O function key. To turn the Automatic Contest Mode off,
deselect (turn off) the contest mode from the Parameter
Menu.

3.0 Things You Should Know

3.1 Memory Requirements

LAN-LINK 1.58 requires a minimum of 450k of RAM. You will
need more RAM if you wish to use the Editor. The Editor
files will each take a maximum of 64K additional RAM. If
your memory is marginal, you may get an error when you try
to log a station or edit a file/message.

3.2 PC to TNC Communications

All communications between the computer and the TNC normally
use the 8 BIT NO PARITY and 1 stop bit RS-232 Serial Port
configuration. You CAN THUS SEND FOREIGN LANGUAGE CHARACTERS
FROM THE KEYBOARD OR FILES. If you want to limit the char-
acter set to the 7 bit ASCII set, set the TNC parameters
accordingly. The baud rate defaults to 1200, but you may
set it to 2400, 4800 9600 or even 19200 if your CPU clock is
fast enough and the TNC will respond correctly.

3.3 Open Loop

IF YOU USE THIS PROGRAM, YOU STILL MUST READ THE TNC MANUAL.

WARNING .... THIS PROGRAM OPERATES IN AN OPEN LOOP MODE.
IT REMEMBERS WHAT INSTRUCTIONS OR COMMANDS IT GAVE THE TNC.
IF FOR SOME REASON, THE TNC IS NOT SYNCHRONIZED TO THE
PROGRAM YOU WILL NOT GET CORRECT DISPLAYS ON THE SCREEN.

3.4 Problems

In case you have problems, always check the default settings
using the 'Verify Changes' option of the Parameters Menu.
Further information is contained in Appendix 1. Problems
can be caused by incorrect settings of the TNC parameters.
If all else fails, (hard) reset the TNC. Make sure XFLOW and
FLOW are OFF.

3.5 The Contents of the Status Window

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LAN Link and are described in the sections that deal with
the functions they area associated with. This section is a
summary of the displays in the Status Window.

Some typical status window displays are shown below.

2 Meters 2 Watts PACKET 1200 W [R] TRFC ->N4QQ
20 Meters 100 Watts MORSE TEST[4]
20 Meters 100 Watts PACKET 300 N TRFC
CAPTURE TO DISK PACKET 300 N [C1][Z] TRFC ->N4QQ

If the automatic Capture-to-disk is turned off, a yellow bug
will be flashing on the left side of the line.

If the Printer Flag is set, a yellow [P] will be flashing on
the left side of the line.

If the miscellaneous flag is set, an asterisk '*' followed
by two numbers and a ']' will be displayed. The first
number is the BBS Sequence State, the second is the Connect
Sequence State. These numbers reflect the internal state of
LAN-LINK and should be quoted when describing problems.

If a message transfer is taking place, the callsign of the
station involved will be displayed.

When the Capture-to-Disk is turned on, a 'CAPTURE TO DISK'
will be shown, if it is turned off, the operating band
(Meters) and power (Watts) will be shown. If a ZapBBS is in
operation, the Bulletin Request Count will then be shown in
square brackets ('[]').

The communications mode will be shown next, it may be one of
the following;

PACKET AMTOR AMTOR-(MAIL) AMTOR-FEC
BAUDOT ASCII MORSE NAVTEX
SIGNAL ???? DEFAULT {boot up}

A flashing yellow musical note following the Communications
Mode indicates that the sound has been inhibited.

The next number to be displayed is the RF communications
baudrate. The letter 'W' or 'N' indicates that the Wide
shift or the Narrow shift has been selected. A 'down arrow'
will be shown if the shift is normal. If the shift is re-
versed a flashing yellow 'up arrow' will be displayed.

In the BAUDOT mode, 'USOS' will be displayed if
'Unshift-on-space' is selected.

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be displayed followed by the Contest QSO number in '[]'.

In certain Robot and AutoCQ states, namely while the comput-
er is waiting for a reply, a flashing cumulative CQ count
will be displayed next.

If the RTTY SELCAL is active the word 'SELCAL' will be
displayed next.

If the Navy MARS BAUDOT RTTY protocol is enabled, a '[n]'
will be displayed.

In the packet and AMTOR Robot modes, if at least one station
has connected or linked, a flashing yellow '[C]' will be
displayed next. The number in the square brackets with the
'C' is the number of stations that have connected/linked.
If the target call station was one of those station, a happy
face will also be displayed in the square brackets.

If at least one QTC snatch has taken place a flashing yellow
'[Q]' will be displayed next. The number in the square
brackets is the number of QTC Snatches that have taken
place.

In the packet communications mode, if a ZapBBS, a QTC Snatch
or a PacketClusterZap is in progress a flashing yellow '[Z]'
will be displayed next. However, if LAN-LINK is set to stay
connected when the sequence ends, the flashing indicator
will be a {Z} instead of a [Z].

In the packet or AMTOR communications mode, a '[R]' will be
displayed next if LAN-LINK is configured for 'store and
forward' (:QSP:).

In the packet and AMTOR communications modes, if the beacon
mode is enabled a '[B]' will be displayed next. if someone
has connected and sent a :QRT: sequence, the '[B]' will be
flashing. The '[B]' will be followed by a '[M]' if there
are messages pending. The number in the square brackets
with the '[M]' is the number of messages (*.OUT files)
pending.

In the packet communications mode, if the SAREX mode is
enabled, a '[S]' will be shown next. The '[S]' will be
flashing while capture to disk is in progress. If SAREX
packets have been copied a happy face will be displayed in
the square brackets together with the 'S'.

In the packet communications mode, if the digipeat Detect
mode is enabled a '[D]' will be displayed next.

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(see Section 21) are then displayed as follows;

SOLO This lets you only see messages addressed to you.
CQ/B This lets you see beacons and CQ calls as well.
TRFC This lets you see packets containing messages as
well.
EVRY This lets you see everything on channel, including
the link control packets.
MAIL This lets you monitor packets from a specific
station. In the PK-232, you can do it without
displaying the headers.

The next item to be displayed is a callsign, under the
following conditions; the call of the station connected
with, will be prefixed by a '*>' when connected, and by a
'->' when a connect request is in progress. if a disconnect
is in progress, the callsign will be replaced by a '$$$$'.
The callsign will be seen as flashing when a connect is in
progress.

In the MAIL mode, the callsign of the station that you are
"reading the mail" on will be displayed, otherwise the call
sign displayed will be that of the one you are connected to.

If an Alert Call has been entered, it will be displayed
next, similarly for a target call. The display will be
slightly different of the calls have been heard/worked.

The next items to be displayed are the packet multi user
mode displays. If the conference bridge is up, a flashing
yellow bridge will be shown. If only the conference mode is
set, the word 'C will be flashing, if the basic multi
user mode is set, the word 'M will be seen. The callsign
will be prefixed by the I/O channel number/letter, and
will be in the color allocated to the traffic on that
channel. The number shown after the flashing letter is the
number of streams that LAN-LINK thinks that you are
connected on.

In the non packet modes, the callsign displayed will be that
of the station being worked (entered by the AMTOR robot, the
automatic CQ call recognition, or by the operator using the
Alt-C or Alt-E keys). In AMTOR, the SELCAL of the other
station will also be displayed sometimes, usually if you
entered the call.

An '[L]' will be displayed in the non packet modes when a
callsign is entered. The '[L]' will flash to remind you (to
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3.6 Logbooks

LAN-LINK uses two dBASE 3 compatible logbook files. One is
used for VHF packet logging (VHF.DBF), the other for all HF
modes (HF.DBF). See Section 14 for more information.

4.0 Function Keys

Function keys are used to perform operations common to all
communications modes, or to allow fast performance of a function
without having to go through several layers of menus. The action
of each of the function keys is described in the following
sections. The function key number corresponds to the paragraph
number, namely 4.1 refers to Function Key 1 (F1), etc.

4.1 Capture to Disk Toggle (F1)

This key toggles the "capture-to-disk" command. When the
"capture-to-disk" is active, all incoming text (including
'Echo as sent' outgoing text) is stored on a disk (floppy or
hard) in a file called 'YYMMDD.RUN' where YY is the last two
digits of the year, MM the month and DD the day (EG.
900824.RUN). If this file does not exist the first time
that LAN-LINK is loaded, it is created. From that time on,
for the rest of that day, successive activations append new
data to the contents of the file.

Each time the command is activated a datestamp (or timetag)
will be written to the file.

When a Packet station connects "capture-to-disk" will be
activated automatically unless you instruct LAN-LINK not to
do so with the Capture-to-disk flag (Section 18.17). Packet
connects will thus be recorded in their entirety automati-
cally unless you turn off the "Capture-to-disk" during the
course of the QSO. "Capture-to-disk" will be stopped at
disconnect time.

You may later edit the file at your convenience with your
favorite word processor or the included Editor. However, if
your word processor can only handle files smaller than 64k,
make sure that the 'capture-to-disk' file remains smaller.
You can do this by renaming the file to something like 'LAN-
RUN.001'. LAN-LINK will automatically close the
"capture-to-disk" file when you terminate the program and
return to DOS.

Capture-to-disk is active when you scroll back. You can use
this feature to save data that has already scrolled by the
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4.2 Send Brag Tape and Talk (F2).

This command lets you transmit the Brag Tape (Default LAN-
LINK.TXT. In the non packet modes, it will leave the trans-
mitter on after sending the file. In the packet mode it
will send a ^Z after sending the file to notify the recipi-
ent that the file is complete.

4.3 Transmit Callsign Sequence (F3)

This command lets you transmit the following sequence call> DE . For example if you are 4X6AA and you
are working G3ZCZ then this command would transmit the
sequence 'G3ZCZ de 4X6AA'. You use this at the start and
end of a transmission in any mode except Packet.

4.4 Send Brag Tape (F4)

This command lets you transmit the Brag Tape (Default LAN-
LINK.TXT. In the non packet modes, it will turn the trans-
mitter off after sending the file.

4.5 Show Packet 'MH' list and Point and Shoot Connect (F5).

This command lets you see what calls the TNC has heard
recently on the Packet channels. You can see up to 18, with
the data and time they were last logged by the TNC. Refer
to the 'MH' command in the TNC manual for the particulars of
the display.

The MH list shows up in a special window and freezes until
you depress any key. While the list is frozen, LAN-LINK is
not monitoring received data, so don't freeze it too long.

If the MH list is blank, or information comes in from the
TNC between the time you entered the command and the time
the list is sent back, subsequent text from the TNC will
show up in the MH window until the next 'Cmd:' appears or 18
lines of text have been received.

You can also use this command in a point and shoot method
for attempting a connect with a station you have heard.
Bring up the MH Window and move the cursor to the desired
callsign. When the cursor is positioned on any character in
the call, press the 'Enter' Key and that call will be
recognized as the callsign. If the call is joined to the
word "Cmd:" or the cursor is positioned on a space or blank,
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4.6 Auto CQ Call (F6)

This command will send a CQ sequence, wait a preset delay
and then repeat the CQ sequence until it receives your call
back from someone else. When it does so, it will alert you
with a Connect Alarm signal, reset the delay timer and
revert to the normal or listening mode. In AMTOR it will
revert to the mode in which it is waiting for an ARQ call
and is able to copy FEC signals on frequency.

When the Automatic CQ sequence is in operation, an
indication will be shown in the status window. The
indicator will be steady while the transmitter is sending
the CQ text, and will blink while the receiver is listening
for a reply.

The time delay between calls is set using the 'Q' command in
the Parameters Menu (Set CQ delay time). It is also set as
a defined default by you when you setup your LAN-LINK.SYS
file.

The automatic CQ command will only work in the TNC non
packet modes if the 'Echo as Sent Mode' is set to 'ON' per
the LAN-LINK.SYS file. In other words, you must be able to
see the CQ text slowly echo in the incoming window for the
command to work. The reason for this is that the "K K K"
(or "+?" in AMTOR) sequence is used to arm the software to
look for a reply.

In AMTOR you will get the connect alarm only when the
replying station transmits the '+?' character combination.

The check for the detection of your callsign and the connect
alarm sequence only occur after a line feed character has
been received.

Under most conditions in AMTOR, many in RTTY, and some in
MORSE, LAN-LINK will recognize the callsign of the station
answering your CQ and display it in the status window. In
the event that it fails completely, the sequence '--?--'
will show up in the status window. Since the recognition
algorithm used just looks for the first word following the
'DE space' sequence and assumes that it has the callsign, be
careful to check it when operating under QRM conditions.
You can override the automatic call selection with the Enter
Callsign command in the Call Menu.

The automatic CQ sequence is canceled when an incoming call
is detected (only if the Beacon or Robot/Mailbox Mode is not
selected), if you push the disconnect command key, or if you
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4.7 Activate Type Ahead Buffer/AMTOR Relink (F7)

This key is not available in the Packet Communications Mode.
It also functions somewhat differently in the AMTOR and
other communications modes as described in the following
sections.

4.7.1 Activate Type Ahead Buffer

The use of this key sets LAN-LINK to the "Type Ahead"
Mode. This is necessary for the PK-232 only, the KAM
and the MFJ1278 have the feature built in. Any charac-
ters then typed at the keyboard will be placed into the
TNC transmit buffer. The contents of the buffer will
be transmitted over the air when the transmit command
is invoked with Function Key 10 [F10].

This feature allows you to 'type-ahead' as you can
enter text into the transmit buffer while viewing
incoming words in the INPUT window in the screen. Any
characters typed from the keyboard will be echoed in
the OUTGOING window on the screen.

4.7.2 AMTOR Relink

If you return to the Command Mode when linked to
another station in AMTOR, use this key to get back to
the Converse Mode. If the link times out, you can try
to relink with this key if you have entered the SELCAL
of the other station.

4.8 Disconnect, Disengage or Receive (F8)

This function key returns the station to the receive
communications (TNC command) mode. It may also be used to
abort the automatic CQ sequence. If you use it to abort a
CQ sequence while the transmission is in progress, you may
also want to flush the PK-232 transmit buffer by using the
Flush command in the TNC Menu or the Alt-F hot key
combination.

In a multiconnect situation the program will prompt you to
tell it which I/O channel to disconnect.

In AMTOR this command key toggles LAN-LINK between the
Chirpcopy Mode (listening to a QSO in progress) and
monitoring FEC transmissions (CQ calls).

4.9 Put TNC in CMD Mode (F9)

This command puts the TNC into the Command Mode. At this
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(except for placing incoming and outgoing text in the
relevant windows). You use this Mode for overriding any of
the TNC default conditions. (SEE I TOLD YOU THAT YOU HAD TO
READ THE TNC MANUAL).

4.10 Put TNC in CONVERSE /Transmit Mode /AMTOR FEC (F10)

This command places the TNC into the transmit or Converse
Mode. The transmitter is turned on and the contents of the
transmit buffer are transmitted. In the non packet communi-
cations modes, the outgoing characters will be echoed back
from the TNC and displayed in the INCOMING window on the CRT
as they are transmitted on the air.

In the AMTOR modes this key puts the TNC in the FEC Mode and
turns the transmitter on.

4.11 Alternate Function Keys

These keys transmit the files with the fixed names LAN-
LINK.001 through LAN-LINK.010 (the suffix number corresponds
to the function key) which must be located in the same
directory as the LAN-LINK.EXE program. The transmitter is
left on when the file has been sent.

4.11.1 Send/Talk file LAN-LINK.001
4.11.2 Send/Talk file LAN-LINK.002
4.11.3 Send/Talk file LAN-LINK.003
4.11.4 Send/Talk file LAN-LINK.004
4.11.5 Send/Talk file LAN-LINK.005
4.11.6 Send/Talk file LAN-LINK.006
4.11.7 Send/Talk file LAN-LINK.007
4.11.8 Send/Talk file LAN-LINK.008
4.11.9 Send/Talk file LAN-LINK.009
4.11.10 Send/Talk file LAN-LINK.010

In the non packet communications modes, the transmitter is
left on when the file has been sent. In AMTOR, the change-
over character pair (+?) is not sent.

4.12 Shift Function Keys

These function keys show the contents of the files with the
fixed names LAN-LINK.001 through LAN-LINK.010 (the suffix
number corresponds to the function key) which must be
located in the same directory as the LAN-LINK.EXE program.

4.12.1 Show contents of file LAN-LINK.001
4.12.2 Show contents of file LAN-LINK.002
4.12.3 Show contents of file LAN-LINK.003
4.12.4 Show contents of file LAN-LINK.004
4.12.5 Show contents of file LAN-LINK.005


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4.12.6 Show contents of file LAN-LINK.006
4.12.7 Show contents of file LAN-LINK.007
4.12.8 Show contents of file LAN-LINK.008
4.12.9 Show contents of file LAN-LINK.009
4.12.10 Show contents of file LAN-LINK.010

4.13 Control Function Keys

These function keys show the first lines of the files with
the fixed names LAN-LINK.001 through LAN-LINK.010 (the
suffix number corresponds to the function key) which must be
located in the same directory as the LAN-LINK.EXE program.

5.0 Main menu

When you press the Escape Key, the Main Menu appears on your
screen and provides a number of choices which are described in
the following sections.
A Quick menu
B BBS Menu
C Call Menu
D eDit Menu
E Event Menu
F Files Menu
H Help Menu
J Jump to DOS Shell
K LAN-LINK Menu
L Log Menu
M Message Menu
N TNC Menu
O AMSAT-OSCAR Menu
P Parameter Menu
Q Q Codes [NC/L]
S communicationS Mode Menu
T Terminal Mode Menu
X eXit LAN-LINK

Type in the single letter to make your choice.

NOTE: Different options will show up in each menu depending on
the connect state (in packet) or the type of TNC that you are
using. For example, if you are using a TNC that only supports
packet, the non packet menus will not be seen. An other example
is that the BBS Menu is only active when you are connected to
another station.

5.1 The Quick Menu

The Quick Menu is designed for new users and provides the
most commonly used functions in a single Menu. The Quick
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A Auto CQ
B Send Brag Tape
C Call Someone
L Log Menu
M Change Communications Mode
Q Call CQ
S Send/Talk File
Z QRZ
1..0 Send/Talk LAN-LINK files 001..010

Type in the single letter to make your choice. Each option
is described below.

5.2 Auto CQ

This option initiates the automatic CQ sequence in which
LAN-lINK sends out a CQ call, listens for a reply, and if
none is received, sends out another CQ call, and so on, ad
infinitum. It is the same as using Function Key 6 (F6) and
is described in Section 4.6.

5.3 Send Brag Tape

This option transmits the Brag Tape is the same as using
Function Key 2 (F2) and is described in Section 4.4 and
10.3.

5.4 Call Someone

This option is used when you want to call or connect to
another station. It is described in Section 7.2.

5.5 Log Menu

This option invokes the logbook, described in Section 14.

5.6 Change Communications Mode

This option invokes the Communications Mode Menu, described
in Section 20. You use it to change TNC communications
modes.

5.7 Call CQ

This option described in Section 7.6 is used to initiate a
single CQ call.

5.8 Send/Talk File

This option is used to send a file. When the file has been
sent, the transmitter will stay on. This option performs the
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5.9 QRZ

This option is the same as using Alternate Q Function Key
(Alt-Q) and is described in Section TBS.

5.10 Send/Talk LAN-LINK files 001..010

This option is used to transmit the contents one of the
LAN-LINK buffer files. You select the number, LAN-LINK does
the rest. The option is the same as that provided by the
Alternate Function Keys and is described in Section 4.11.

6.0 The BBS Menu

This menu gives you smart file transfer capabilities with a BBS.
The menu is only active when you are connected to another packet
station. The BBS Menu provides the following capability.

D Download Text Files.

Type in the single letter to make your choice.

6.1 Download Text Files

This option lets you download a text file from the BBS into
a separate text file on your disk. Enter the full BBS
download command at the prompt line.

To download a file from a W0RLI BBS such as FILENAME.TYP in
the A subdirectory you'd enter 'DA FILENAME.TYP'. To
download the same file from the PACKET subdirectory of a
WA7MBL BBS you'd enter the command 'D \PACKET\FILENAME.TYP'.

If you use the 'D' command to download a text file, it will
end up in a separate file on your disk ONLY IF a file of the
same name does not exist on your drive. If a file with the
selected name already exists on your disk drive you will get
an error message.

7.0 The Call Menu

The call menu is used to enter calls, either to call/connect/link
a station or to remember a call or path. Each time you are
prompted for a call, LAN-LINK will remember the previous 15 calls
and you may use the Up and Down arrows to move the cursor to a
remembered call. If you wish to capture a call from the incoming
text window, push Function Key 10 (F10) to enter the window and
move the cursor to the desired callsign. When the cursor is
positioned on any character in the text, push the 'Enter' Key and
that word will be recognized as the callsign. Any characters
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the call. If the cursor is positioned on a space or blank, the
connect attempt will be inhibited.

In AMTOR, whenever you are asked to enter a callsign, LAN-LINK
will prompt you with its guess at the SELCAL. If you agree with
it, just press the 'Enter' Key, if you disagree, enter your
choice over the prompt version.

The Call Menu provides the following choices.

A Alert Call (packet) or ARQ Call Talk (AMTOR)
C Connect/Call
D Show Directory
E Enter Call
M reMember Path
P Packet Cluster
Q Call CQ
R Retry
T Target Call
U aUto CQ
X Set DX Flag On/Off
Z Zap BBS

Type in the single letter to make your choice.

7.1 Alert Call/ARQ Call

7.1.1 Alert Call

The Alert call feature is used in the Packet Communications
Mode when disconnected and the terminal set for 'TRFC' or
'CQ/BEACON'. LAN-LINK will scan the packet headers received
from the TNC, and, when it sees a packet originated (or
digipeated if the MRPT parameter in the TNC is set to 'ON'),
by the station whose call you have entered as the 'Alert'
call, it will sound an alarm at the console. The line
containing the packet header will also be displayed in light
green.

This option toggles the Alert call feature on and off. If
it is off, you are prompted for the call to be monitored,
and, if it is on, it is turned off. The toggle is set when
you enter a callsign, and cleared when you depress the
'Enter' Key instead of a callsign.

The Alert call will be shown flashing in the status window
when in the disconnected state.

NOTE: If the terminal is set for 'CQ/BEACON' the Alert will
only sound if the specified station transmits CQ or BEACON
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7.1.2 ARQ Call

In AMTOR, this option will attempt to send an ARQ call to
the desired station, transmit the callsign sequence when
linked and allow you to continue typing text (Note that the
C option sends the '+?' after the callsign sequence).

7.2 Connect/Call

This option works in almost the same manner in both the
packet and non packet communications modes as described in
the following sections.

7.2.1 Non packet Modes

You use this option to call a station heard on the
band. In AMTOR the link request will be sent in the
ARQ Mode to the SELCAL of the desired station.

7.2.2 Packet Mode

You use this option to attempt a connect with another
packet station. In a multiconnect situation the LAN-
LINK will automatically select a free I/O channel to
try the connect.

7.2.2.1 Names, Handles and Paths

If you so desire, you can create a directory file
(default name is LAN-LINK.DIR) and keep a list of names
and calls. The computer will look up a name and call
the station by its callsign. For example if you put

Joe G3ZCZ

as a line in the file, when you tell the computer to
connect to Joe, it will try to connect to G3ZCZ. If
you enter

4X4HF 4X4HF V 4X1AA, 4Z4ZB, 4X4IL

you only need to type '4X4HF' to set up the correct
connect path.

You can also use this feature to automate a NET/ROM
and/or a KA Node path connection.

7.2.2.2 NET/ROM and TheLink

In the manual NET/ROM path setting up mode, you would
first connect to your local node, then when you are
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through any intermediate nodes within the whole path
before you finally connect with your destination
station. You may also have digipeaters in any of the
paths.

For example if you wish to connect to K1HTV who is in
range of the SSCT node, and you are in Washington DC,
you might first have to connect to your local NET/ROM
node (ELK) via a digipeater, then each of the
intermediate nodes, SNJ3, NNJ, WMA before you could try
to connect with K1HTV.

Consider the manual sequence to make the connection.
K1HTV is the station the contact is being attempted
with, and he is located within range of the SCCT
NET/ROM node. The station attempting the connect is
located in the Washington DC area one digipeat away
from the ELK NET/ROM node.

The connection to the local node is performed first.
The operator has to type 'C ELK v WB4APR-5' to make
that link. When the connect with the node is achieved,
the operator must type 'C SNJ3' to connect to the next
node. Each time the connection is made, the operator
must type in the command to make the next one, until
finally the last node is reached and a connect request
can be made to the destination station (either direct
or via a digipeater). Sometimes there may be an
intermediate non-NET/ROM connection between two
stations somewhere in the path.

This procedure is tedious and time consuming, because
it may take several seconds to complete each stage of
the link. LAN-LINK automates this sequence by scanning
the line in the LAN-LINK.DIR file associated with the
callsign entered and transmitting each section of the
line when it recognizes the 'Connected to' reply from
each NET/ROM node in the path. When it finally gets to
the destination it sounds a chime to alert you that the
connect has been achieved.

The LAN-LINK.DIR file entry for this path is as
follows:

K1HTV ELK v WB4APR-5!SNJ3!NNJ!WMA!SCCT!K1HTV

where the '!' separates each stage of the link.

The key word is K1HTV. LAN-LINK then scans the line to
see if there is a '!' in it. If there is it knows that
it is dealing with a NET/ROM path. It then tells the
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the key word up to the first '!'. In this case it
tells the TNC to connect to ELK via WB4APR-5. When the
TNC sends back the connected message, LAN-LINK tells
the TNC to try to connect to the next node in the path,
namely in this example, SNJ3. The sequence continues
each time a connection is made until the link is
complete.

To set up a directory entry just use the format shown
above. Place a '!' sign after the uplink path and
different node segments. Do not place one after the
downlink path.

Depending on the configuration, LAN-LINK will issue a
'disconnect' command to the TNC in the event the
NET/ROM or KA-Node connect attempt fails. This feature
is designed for known paths not for general path
determination.

7.2.2.3 KA-Nodes

You can connect or cross connect via KA-Nodes using
the directory file. You must still use the !
separators as well as two new symbols % and &. Use %
for 'C' and & for 'X' in KA-Node links..

For example, given that a path to W9TNN-2 is first to a
local KA node [JRW] then to a second node on the same
VHF frequency [W3EAX-7] and lastly via a cross connect
on 40 Meters to W9TNN-2, the line in the LAN-LINK.DIR
file would be as follows.

w9tnn-2 jrw!%w3eax-7!&w9tnn-2

You can mix NET/ROM and KA-Node paths as in:

n7dva!g3zcz-9!&WA6IEL-4!n7dva v kl7vz-3

The different symbols are used for the KA node to tell
LAN-LINK which replies to look for as well as what to
prefix the call with.

Depending on the Node Drop Link Flag configuration,
LAN-LINK will issue a 'disconnect' command to the TNC
in the event the NET/ROM or KA-Node connect attempt
fails. This feature is designed for known paths not
for general path determination.

7.2.2.4 Loop Backs

In the Packet Communications Mode, if you want to loop
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C V .

For example if I (G3ZCZ) wanted to loop back through
4X6AA, I would have to type the command

C G3ZCZ V 4X6AA

to the TNC.

In LAN-LINK you just have to enter the '/' character
followed by the call of the station you want to loop
back through. For example if I (G3ZCZ) wanted to loop
back through 4X6AA, I just need to enter

/4X6AA

as the call to connect to at the correct prompt, and
LAN-LINK will tell the TNC to try to connect to G3ZCZ
via 4X6AA, namely issue the command 'C G3ZCZ V 4X6AA'
to the TNC.

7.3 Enter Call

This option lets you enter the call of any station calling
you into the program. If you type the Enter Key in response
to the prompt, you can later use Function Key (F3) to
transmit the sequence "DE ". You may also use the
Retry feature to call that station.

In AMTOR, you use the feature to enter the callsign and
SELCAL of the station you are listening to and may want to
call later.

7.4 ReMember Path

You may use this option to put an entry in the LAN-LINK.DIR
file.

7.5 Zap Packet Cluster

This option firsts prompts you with the callsign of the
PacketCluster. If you enter a callsign, the entered callsign
will become the new PacketCluster call. LAN-LINK then issues
a connect request to the PacketCluster. When the connection
is achieved, and the PacketCluster sends you a '>' character
at the end of a line of text, LAN-LINK will issue a

'SHOW/WWV' command followed by a 'SHOW/DX'

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Note: PacketCluster is a specialized BBS/conference by
Pavilion Software for DX chasers.

7.6 Call CQ

You use this command key to call CQ. In the Packet
Communications Mode, the TNC will transmit a line of text
along with the CQ packet. The line of text is set up in the
LAN-LINK.SYS file described in Section 22.

In the AMTOR Communications Mode, your SELCAL will be
transmitted along with the CQ call in the FEC Mode.

7.7 Retry

This option (also activated by the Alt-R function key)
allows you to retry a connect that for some reason did not
go through the first time. It saves wear and tear on your
fingers particularly if the desired connect path is via a
number of digipeat relays or through a number of NET/ROM
NODES.

In the non packet modes, it allows you to retransmit a call
to another station without having to reenter the call.

If you have previously used the Enter feature to put a
callsign in the program when you hear that station, you can
then use the Retry command to call him later when the QSO in
progress terminates.

7.8 Show Call Directory

This option displays the contents of the call directory
file (LAN-LINK.DIR).

7.9 Target Call

The Target call feature is used in the Packet Communications
Mode when disconnected. LAN-LINK will monitor the stations
connecting to you. When it sees a connect by the station
which you have entered as the 'Target' call, it will set the
flashing Connect Count display to show a 'happy face'.

This option toggles the Target call feature on and off. If
it is off, you are prompted for the call to be monitored, if
it is on, it is turned off. The toggle is set when you
enter a callsign, and cleared when you press the 'Enter' Key
instead of a callsign.

The Target call will be shown flashing in the status window
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7.10 Auto CQ

This option is the same as Function Key 6 (F6).

7.11 Toggle DX Flag

LAN-LINK allows you to call either 'CQ' or 'CQ DX'. If this
flag is set, all CQ calls will be to "CQ DX". If it is
cleared, all CQ calls will be plain CQ's.

7.12 Zap BBS

The BBS Mail Snatch can be initiated in two ways. It can be
initiated when your incoming screen displays a "Mail" beacon
(received from your local BBS) with your call in the first
line following the header, or by LAN-LINK's Zap BBS
function. The automatic BBS Zap will not take place if LAN-
LINK is in the multi-user mode.

In the event of a BBS Mail-Snatch, if the *.BBS file exists
for that BBS, the file will be processed and the contents
sent to the BBS. Thus if you don't get a chance to send the
mail before LAN-LINK downloads the mail from the BBS, it
will send it for you.

When the BBS has accepted the commands the name of the file
is changed from '*.BBS' to '*.n', where 'n' is a number
increasing sequentially each time the function is performed.
For example, the file name KE8X.BBS will be changed to
KE8X.001 the first time it happens. In this way, you will
have a copy of the outgoing file on your disk until you
choose to delete it.

In the real world however, message formats are nonstandard,
and can contain any set of characters. The algorithm
developed here transmits the next line in the *.BBS file
when LAN-LINK sees a 'trigger' character-string unless one
of the 'inhibitor' character-strings is also present on the
line of the message text received by LAN-LINK.

These 'trigger' character-strings are '>' (as the last
character of the line of text ), 'Enter', 'Subject', 'Sj:'
and 'Msg:'. The 'inhibitor' character-strings are 'R:', '<'
and 'Message'(R: as in routing headers and < and Message as
in Message-Id: in message headers).

This should cover most simulated manual BBS message reading
(WA7MBL and W0RLI/VE3GYQ) and avoid false triggering due to
'>'s showing up in message and routing headers.

NOTE that when LAN-LINK finishes processing the *.BBS file,
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session. This feature is designed to minimize the time you
spend connected to the BBS by allowing you to scan the
message list when automatically receiving your mail, prepare
your replies and download requests off-line and then later
read the incoming messages or files without tying up the
BBS. It thus positively disconnects you from the BBS.

In the Packet Communications Mode, the Alt-Z key initiates a
BBS Mail Snatch. You use this key if you connect to a BBS
before you hear its beacon, or if you have disabled the BBS
Mail Snatch feature. If you are connected to a BBS, the key
must be used BEFORE the first '>' is received. Note: it is
that first '>' that triggers the sequence. If you have
already received that first '>', send the BBS any command,
and the sequence should begin when the BBS signals that it
has completed processing that command. If you are not
connected, LAN-LINK will first try to connect to the BBS,
then perform the sequence.

When you use this command you will be asked if you want to
upload or download. If you want to download, just push the
'Enter' Key. A Download (Mail from the BBS to you) will
automatically be followed by an Upload if the *.BBS file
exists.

The download sequence performed by the BBS Mail Snatch is as
follows:

RM To read your messages, (Configurable)
L To let you know what is new on the BBS,
LM To list ALL your messages on the BBS,
B To log you off the BBS.

LAN-LINK will wait for the '>' as the last character of the
line of text being received from the BBS, before issuing the
next command in the sequence. Your messages will be placed
in a message file .OUT as if someone else had left
a message for you.

The 'RM' may be customized in the LAN-LINK.SYS file to 'RN'
or 'VM' depending on the software in your local BBS and your
preference.

During the time that the BBS is responding to the 'L'
command with a list of new messages, LAN-LINK is scanning
the lines containing the messages to see if it finds one
containing a Scan Word. If it does it will queue a request
to download that message.

If you wish to add a 'KM' to the sequence, place it in the
BBS.BBS file. If you use 'KM' as you may delete mail BEFORE
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If you use the 'D' command to download a text file, the file
will end up in a separate file on your disk ONLY IF a file
of the same name does not exist on your drive.

Do delete 'read' mail from your local BBS. Don't clutter
the BBS's disk with your read mail. The 'LM' command is
built into LAN-LINK to remind you of what you have out
there.

The BBS 'S' command (including its variations such as 'SP')
is the only multiple line command allowed. You can thus put
all the single line commands such as D, H, ?, L, and R in
the BBS.BBS file.

A 'multiple command' is defined in this instance as a
command which allows you to enter multiple lines before the
BBS will send back a '>' character (i.e. one that the BBS
tells you to type in text and terminate it with the Control
Z character).

Each message must be in the format expected by the BBS and
must end with the " :EOF: " character string, but there is
no need for any special end of BBS file character.

A typical message could be as shown below.

SP G3ZCZ @ N4QQ
LAN-LINK
I think it is great. However, why don't you change the
following...... (add your comments here).

:EOF: {last line may also be '/EX'}

8.0 Edit Menu

This menu provides the following choices.

B Brag Tape
D Call Directory File
F Any other File
K Answer Ctdsk File
M Answer Incoming Mail
N Note
O Pick *.OUT (Message) File to Edit
P Pick Ctdsk File to Edit
R Capture to Disk File
S LAN-LINK.SYS
T Two Files
1,2 - 0 LAN-LINK.001 - 010

Type in the single letter to make your choice.


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LAN-LINK contains an ASCII text editor suitable for files less
than 64k in size. It is built based on Borland's Turbo Pascal
Editor Toolbox and the commands are compatible with Sidekick and
Wordstar. A summary of the editor commands is shown below.

F10 Switch Windows (if more than one window open)

Backspace Delete left char
Del Delete Char
Enter New line
Ins Toggle insert mode
PgUp Move cursor up one page
PgDn Move cursor down one page

^A Move cursor left one word
^C Move cursor down one page
^D Move cursor right one character
^E Move cursor up one line
^F Move cursor right one word
^G Delete one character
^H Delete left one character
^I Tab
^L Find/replace next occurrence
^P Insert a control character into the text
^M New line
^N Insert line
^R Move cursor up one page
^S Move cursor left one character
^T Delete one word after cursor
^V Toggle insert mode
^W Scroll up
^X Move cursor down one line
^Y Delete line at cursor
^Z Scroll down

^K^B Mark beginning of block
^K^C Copy block to position of cursor
^K^D Save file and exit edit
^K^H Hide block marker
^K^K Mark end of block
^K^Q Abandon file and exit edit
^K^R Read file into screen
^K^T Mark single word as block
^K^V Move block to position of cursor
^K^W Write block to disk file
^K^Y Delete block
^K 1..9 Set marker 1 .. 9

^Q^A Find text and replace
^Q^B Move to beginning of block
^Q^C Move to end of file


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^Q^D Move to right of line
^Q^E Move to top of window
^Q^F Find text
^Q^I Toggle autoindent mode
^Q^K Move to end of block
^Q^R Move to top of file
^Q^S Move to left of line
^Q^X Move to bottom of window
^Q^Y Delete to end of line
^Q 1..9 Jump to marker 1..9

The following options can be set in the Find/Find and Re-
place (^Qf and ^Qa) operations.

# locates #th occurrence
G global replace
N replace without Y/N question
U ignore upper case/lower case
W match whole words only

Notes

1 The ^ key in front of a character identifies that character
as a 'control' character. To activate it, hold down the
Control key AND the character key.

2 Some of the commands require two keystrokes.

WHILE USING THE EDITOR, LAN-LINK can't receive characters from
the TNC. All other features ARE INHIBITED OR LOCKED OUT. THUS IF
SOMEONE CONNECTS TO YOU, THE TNC WILL KNOW BUT LAN-LINK WILL NOT.
BE WARNED !!!

The Edit menu allows you to call up the various files for editing
as follows.

8.1 Edit Brag Tape

This option allows you to create and edit the Brag Tape File
(LAN-LINK.TXT).

8.2 Edit Call Directory file

This option allows you to create and edit the Call Directory
File (LAN-LINK.DIR).

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8.4 Answer Ctdsk File (Split Screen)

This option allows you to edit the capture-to-disk file and
reply to incoming bulletins/messages in a split screen
mode. The contents of the incoming bulletins and messages
will be displayed in the top window, and the reply file in
the lower window. The reply file is assumed to be named
according to the Zap convention (*.BBS file). You will have
to set up the replies/outgoing messages in the form shown
below.

SP Call @ BBS
Subject of the message

content lines

End the message with either

':EOF:' , '/ex' or '/EX'

as the first word on a separate line (without the '). For
example,

SP [email protected]
Test
This is a test

73
/ex

Use Function key 10 (F10) to switch windows. At this time
you cannot transfer text between windows.

8.5 Answer Incoming Messages (Split Screen)

This option allows you to answer incoming messages in a
split screen mode. The contents of the incoming messages
will be displayed in the top window, and the reply file in
the lower window. The reply file is assumed to be named
according to the Zap convention (*.BBS file). Reply
messages are set up as described in Section 8.4.

Use Function key 10 (F10) to switch windows. At this time
you cannot transfer text between windows.

8.6 Leave Note for Someone

In all modes you can leave a brief note (message) for
another station. When you invoke this option, you will be
prompted for the call of the station that you want to leave
a note for. The date/time header is written to the message
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the usual format.

After you have left the note and received the 'QSL' message
from LAN-LINK, if you are in the Packet Communications Mode,
press Function Key 8 (F8) or Alt-D to load the callsign of
the recipient into the beacon.

When you leave a note, leave it for the root call of the
connectee, for example to leave a note for G3ZCZ/W3 leave it
for G3ZCZ, similarly to leave a note for WB8WKA-1 leave it
for WB8WKA. LAN-LINK is smart enough to extract the root
call from any callsign it links/connects with.

8.7 Edit Capture-to-Disk file

This option allows you to edit the Capture-to-Disk file as
long as it is smaller than 64k.

8.8 Edit Two Files (Split Screen)

This option allows you to create and edit any two files.
Use Function Key 10 (F10) to switch windows. At this time
you cannot transfer text between windows.

8.9 Edit Configuration file

This option allows you to edit the Configuration File (LAN-
LINK.SYS).

8.10 Edit LAN-LINK.001 through LAN-LINK.010 files

This option allows you to create and edit the 10 files (LAN-
LINK.001 to LAN-LINK.010). Use the suffix number to access
the respective LAN-LINK.* file, use the number 0 to access
the LAN-LINK.010 file .

8.11 Pick Capture-to-disk to Edit

This option presents you with a directory window containing
a list of capture-to-disk files (YYMMDD.RUN). Move the
cursor down to the desired file and touch the 'Enter' key.
If you don't want to edit any of them, then move the cursor
down to a blank line. If you have more files than one screen
full, use the Pgdn (Page Down) key to show the next screen
full.


8.12 Pick Message file to Edit

This option presents you with a directory window containing
a list of message files (*.OUT. Move the cursor down to the
desired message file and touch the 'Enter' key. If you don't


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want to edit any of them, then move the cursor down to a
blank line. If you have more files than one screen full, use
the Pgdn (Page Down) key to show the next screen full.

9.0 Event/Clock Menu

LAN-LINK contains some time dependent features which allow you to
schedule events. These features are controlled from this menu
and are listed below.

A Set Alarm
C Connect/Call
D Display Event
P Periodic Event
R Turn Robot ON/OFF
S Turn ConteSt ON/OFF
T Turn Time Display ON/OFF
X Cancel Event
Z Zap BBS

Type in the single letter to make your choice.

To set a scheduled event, first select the event, then enter the
time. You may set the event to occur once a day, or once an
hour. If you wish the event to occur once an hour, enter an hour
value greater than 23 when asked to enter the hour. Each time
the event occurs, the feature will be cleared.

9.1 Set Alarm

This option allows you to set an alarm clock.

9.2 Connect

This option allows you to set LAN-LINK to issue a call or
connect request at some later time.

9.3 Display Event

This option allows you to display the scheduled event.

9.4 Periodic Event

This option allows you to set a periodic connect request or
call event. You can set the start time, the end time and
the time interval between the connect/call attempts. The
first connect that goes through will clear the event
scheduler.

9.5 Turn Robot ON/OFF

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off at a fixed time.

9.6 Turn Contest ON/OFF

This option allows you to turn the AMTOR/Packet Automatic
Contester on or off at a fixed time. You will be prompted
for the time, a starting QSO number (in case you a restart-
ing the contest) and the Contest Text (in case you wish to
change it).

9.7 Turn Time Display ON/OFF

This option allows you to turn the clock display on or off.

9.8 Cancel Event

This option allows you to cancel a scheduled event.

9.9 Zap BBS

This option allows you to schedule a BBS Zap at a
predetermined time (like in the middle of the night). You
may for example set it to attempt to connect to a BBS at a
fixed time or hourly at any desired minute after the hour.
Should the connect be made, the event scheduler will be
cleared and no further connect attempts will be made.

10.0 Files Menu

The Files Menu provides the following choices.

B Send Brag Tape
D File Directory
E Erase File
R Rename File
S Send File
T Send/Talk File
U Send Uppercase File
V View file

Type in the single letter to make your choice.

During the file transfer, the outgoing text will appear in the
OUTwindow. If the text is long enough and fills the TNC buffer,
you will see it stop, and then continue when the TNC is ready to
accept more text, the message sequence will resume. NOTE hard-
ware flow control NOT ^S/^Q software is used.

When you transmit a file (B or S) you are returned to the receive
mode after the file is sent except in the Packet Communications
Mode. In the Packet Communications Mode, when the file has been
loaded into the TNC the computer will add the ^Z character to the


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outgoing text to signal to the recipient that the file transmis-
sion is over.

The computer will signal you (using the bell character) when the
file has been loaded into the TNC, Note that is not the same as
the time that the TNC has transmitted the file, because the TNC
incorporates a character buffer.

10.1 Send Brag Tape

This command allows you to transmit a standard text file
historically known as a "Brag Tape". The default name of
the brag tape file is LAN-LINK.TXT, and it should be created
with a word processor in the non-document mode.

10.2 File Directory

This command shows you the directory of the disk drive.

10.3 Erase File

This command allows you to erase or delete a file.

10.4 Rename File

This command allows you to rename a file. You could for
example rename a document file to a ".OUT" file so
that someone will receive it automatically next time they
connect.

10.5 Send File

This option lets you transmit an ASCII file. In the
non packet modes, it will turn the transmitter off after
sending the file. In the packet mode it will send a ^Z
character when the file is complete.

10.6 Send/Talk File

This option lets you transmit an ASCII file. In the
non packet modes, it will leave the transmitter on after
sending the file.

10.7 Send Uppercase File

This option lets you transmit an ASCII file and converts
each line of text in the file to UPPERCASE before
transmitting it. The file itself is not changed. In the
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10.8 View file

This option lets you view the contents of a file. Use it if
you must on long files. On files with less than 64k charac-
ters, use the Edit Menu.

10.9 View Ctdsk File

This option lets you view the contents of the capture-to-
disk file (YYMMDD.RUN). Use it if you must on long files.
On files with less than 64k characters, use the Edit Menu.

10.10

This option lets you view the contents the Incoming message
file (yourcall.OUT). Use it if you must on long files. On
files with less than 64k characters, use the Edit Menu.

11.0 Help Menu

This option will activate the HELP display. Help displays a brief
summary of the function and hot keys. This window will remain on
display until a character is typed at the keyboard.

12.0 Jump to DOS Shell

This option allows you to enter a DOS shell. If you do not
restore the system to the directory which contains LAN-LINK
before you EXIT from the shell, LAN-LINK will do so for you.

You may use the DOS shell while in QSO when you have loaded the
computer/TNC output buffers and output will continue to flow.

To exit from the DOS shell back to LAN-LINK, enter the command
'EXIT'. LAN-LINK will automatically return you to the correct
subdirectory.

13.0 LAN-LINK Menu

The LAN-LINK menu provides different options depending on whether
you are connected to another station or not. The following
options are available when connected.

B :QBU: External Protocols
M :QBM: File
P :QSP: Message
Q :QDB: File
S :QSM: File
T :QTA: Messages
U :QRU: Messages

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W Who is "ON-LINE"

Type in the single letter to make your choice.

Each of the features (except the :QBU:) may also be performed
manually by typing the full sequence of Network Control Language
(see Appendix 3) character strings.

13.1 The :QBU: Command

This is a Sequence for external operations and only shows up
in the LAN-LINK Menu when connected. It requires that the
batch file 'QBU-TX.BAT' be present in the initiating sta-
tion, and that the batch file 'QBU-RX.BAT' be present in the
receiving station. When the QBU sequence is executed the
following occurs:-

The transmitting station sends a :QBU:

The receiving station sends a :QRV: and an amount of memory
left on disk, enters the transparent mode, jumps to dos and
executes the batch file 'QBU-RX.BAT'.

Upon receipt of the :QRV:, the transmitting station then
puts the TNC in the transparent mode and jumps to Dos and
executes the batch file 'QBU-TX.BAT'. The batch file should
exit and return to LAN-LINK. LAN-LINK then exits the trans-
parent mode.

When the receiving station batch file finishes and returns
to LAN-LINK. LAN-LINK then exits the transparent mode and
transmits a :QSL: if the DOS Error level was 0 and a :QNO:
error if it wasn't.

At this time both stations are back in the converse mode.

You may use this technique for transmitting pure binary
files using external (to LAN-LINK) protocols). You may
change the default names of the batch files in the LAN-
LINK.SYS configuration file.

13.2 :QBM: File

You use this option to download a file from another LAN-LINK
station. It is the same as manually typing
':QBM: FILENAME'.

13.3 :QSM: Message

You use this option to request a repeat of a message. It is
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13.4 :QSP: Message

You use this option to store a message on another LAN-LINK
station. It is the same as manually typing
':QSP: '.

LAN-LINK contains store and forward routines for messages in
a Local Area Network (LAN) as described in Appendix 2.

When connected to another LAN-LINK station, you may use the
NC/L :QSP: command to leave a message at that station. This
QSP command automates that feature for you. It lets you
just enter the callsign of the station you wish to leave a
message for. It will then send the text sequence :QSP:
. The other LAN-LINK HOST station will either
reply :QNO: followed by a number or :QRV: . The
'QNO' message means that the other computer cannot accept
the message, the :QRV: message means that it is waiting for
you to send it.

If you get the :QRV: reply, go ahead and type the message,
or send the text file containing the message. If you type
the message, use a control Z (^Z) character and carriage
return to terminate the message. (In AMTOR, LAN-LINK will
translate the ^Z to :EOF: +? to terminate the message). You
will then receive either a :QSL: from the other station
meaning that the message is accepted, or a :QNO: followed by
a message that something went wrong and the message was not
stored.

13.5 :QDB: File

You use this option to upload a file to another LAN-LINK
station. It is the same as manually typing
':QDB: FILENAME'.

This option saves you typing the file name twice.

13.6 :QRU: Messages

The NC/L QRU command allows you to upload a number of
messages to the other station. You use it when you have
messages pending on your system and want to pass them to a
third computer for storage in the LAN, while you take your
computer off-line.

You use this option to begin the upload sequence to
transfer messages for a number of stations to another LAN-
LINK station. It is the same as manually typing :QRU:.

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previously designated as a store and forward mail box, for
specific stations, namely one for which you have set up a
.MBX file. This command may be triggered by you
using this choice or by the connecting station sending you a
:QRU: command.

When the sequence is over, the computer sending the messages
will transmit the NC/L command word :QJG: to signal that the
sequence is complete. Should you receive it before you get
any messages, then there weren't any pending.

If you want to download messages from another LAN-LINK
system, connect to it and type the sequence :QRU: followed
by the 'Enter' character. That system will then respond to
you as if the operator there had initiated a QRU command.

Appendix 2 contains more information on the LAN capabilities
of LAN-LINK.

13.7 Who is "ON-LINE"

You use this option (when unconnected and monitoring the
traffic on a channel) to see who is 'ON-LINE' on the LAN.
It is the same as going manually into the Converse Mode
and transmitting an unconnected packet containing the
character string :QRA:.

13.8 :QTA: Messages

If you have a bad path (See Section 24.12) and your messages
are not automatically deleted by the other station after
they have been sent to you, you use this option to delete
your message. It is the same as manually typing ':QTA:'.

14.0 Log Menu

LAN-LINK performs automatic logbook entries for Packet and
AMTOR Beacon mode Connects, and semiautomatic logbook
entries for other modes. The Log files are in dBASE 3 format and
can be processed by the DBASE Logbook Package in PC-HAM for
indexed listings, tracking of DXCC and other AWARDS, etc. This
is ideal for special event stations and DX-peditions, for the
whole QSL process and further statistical analyses of their
operation. The structure of the logbook files are as shown
below.

Field Field Name Type Length Dec
1 DATE Character 8
2 TIME Character 4
3 BAND Character 3
4 CALL Character 10
5 RX Character 3


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6 TX Character 3
7 MODE Character 4
8 POWER Character 4
9 QSLSENT Character 1
10 QSLRX Character 1
11 COMMENTS Character 20
-----------------------------------------------
** Total ** 62

The size of the COMMENTS field is a compromise. Each field is a
fixed size so that each log entry takes up 52 characters
worth of space on the disk even if all the character space
is unused. You may change the size of the field if you wish,
but to do that you will have to use dBASE. Note also, that if
you do make the comments field longer, the display will be
screwed up.

For the logging feature to work, the logbook file VHF.DBF or
HF.DBF) must be present on the disk.

When an AMTOR beacon mode or packet connect occurs, the
connect is automatically logged. In the Packet Mode, the
connect path is placed in the comments section of the
logbook entry. In the non packet modes, the log data entry is
set up for you with default 599 values for the reports
exchanged.

When you bring up the Log Menu you will be shown the last screen
or page of log entries. The last entry will be highlighted. At
this time a number of function keys can be used, or you may
depress the 'Escape' key to bring up the Main Log Menu. The
following are the Function Keys are active in the Log Menu.

Alt-A Append Entry
Alt-E Edit Log Entry
Alt-F Find an Entry
Alt-S Scan Log by Call
Alt-U Toggle Delete Mark
Alt-Z Pack Log
Ins Toggle Insert Mode
End Show Last Page
Home Show First Page
PgUp Move Up One Page
PgDn Move Down One Page
Up Arrow Move Up One Entry
Down Arrow Move Down One Entry

The operation of each function key is described below.

14.0.1 Alt-A Append Entry

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the log. You can also use this command to enter the odd SSB
contact into the logbook file. If you do, use the
characters 'SSB' or 'FM' for those voice modes to remain
compatible with the rest of the DBASE logbook package.

When appending or editing an entry, LAN-LINK will
automatically enter the date, time, callsign of the other
station, band, mode and QSL information in upper case.

The comments field in the LAN-LINK logbook file is
restricted to a maximum of 20 characters. If you try and
enter more than 20, the surplus will be ignored.

14.0.2 Alt-E Edit Log Entry

This function key allows you to edit the highlighted entry.
Move the cursor with the arrow keys, and end the edit
process by depressing the 'Escape' key.

You may use the 'QSL' entry to tag the fact that you have
written out or received a QSL card.

14.0.3 Alt-F Find an Entry

This function key allows you to find an entry by the
(record) number assigned to it by LAN-LINK. This is the
number displayed in the first column.

14.0.4 Alt-S Scan Log by Call

This function key allows you to scan the logbook by callsign
prefix.

14.0.5 Alt-U Toggle Delete Mark

This function key allows you to mark an entry for deletion,
or un-mark it in case you change your mind. Entries marked
for deletion will be flagged by an '*' character next to the
record number.

14.0.6 Alt-Z Pack Log

This function key allows you to pack the logbook files. All
entries marked for deletion will really be deleted at this
time.

14.0.7 Ins Toggle Insert Mode

This function key allows you to turn the insert mode ON and
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14.0.8 End Show Last Page

This function key moves you to the last page of the logbook.

14.0.9 Home Show First Page

This function key moves you to the first page of the
logbook.

14.0.10 PgUp Move Up One Page

This function key moves the display up one page of the
logbook.

14.0.11 PgDn Move Down One Page

This function key moves the display down one page of the
logbook.

14.0.12 Up Arrow Move Up One Entry

This function key moves the highlight up one entry in the
logbook.

14.0.13 Down Arrow Move Down One Entry

This function key moves the highlight down one entry in the
logbook.

When you bring up the Main Log Menu, it provides the
following choices.

A Append Entry
B Scan Log by Band
C Change Log
D find Date
E Edit Log Entry
F Find an Entry
I Import-Convert Log
H Help Function Keys
M Scan Log by Mode
P Print Log
S Scan Log by Call
U Update from Old data
X eXit From Log Menu
Z fuZzy scan

Type in the single letter to make your choice.

14.1 Append an Entry

This option lets you append an entry. It is the same as the


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Alt-A logbook mode function key.

14.2 Scan Log by Band

This option lets you scan the logbook file and display QSOs
made on a particular band.

14.3 Change Logbook File

This option lets you temporarily change the logbook file.
If you want to change it permanently, change it in the LAN-
LINK.SYS file. When you enter the new name, LAN-LINK will
assume that it is a filetype DBF. For example, if you have
different logbooks for different operations on-line, such as
4X.DBF or W8.DBF, you only need answer 4X in response to the
question to change to the 4X.DBF logbook. In accordance
with the dBASE convention, you cannot use any filetype other
than DBF.

14.4 Find Date

This option lets you locate and move the highlight to
entries for a particular date. If no entries are found for
the desired date, the first entry after that date will be
highlighted. Note you can also scan for parts of a date
such as "90/01" for the first entry in January 1990.

14. 5 Edit Log Entry

You invoke this option to edit the highlighted entry. This
function is the same as that invoked with the Alt-E function
key.

14.6 Find an Entry

This option lets you find an entry by its number. It is the
same as the Alt-F logbook mode function key.

14.7 Import-Convert Log

This option lets you import logs from earlier releases of
LAN-LINK (up to and including Version 1.56). It can also be
used to import a log generated by the PC-HAM CONTEST
program.

14.8 Help Function Keys

This option brings up a menu for the function keys.

14.9 Scan Log by Mode

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made using a particular mode.

14.10 Print Log

This command prints the contents of the logbook file in a
formatted manner to the printer.

14.11 Scan Log by Call

This command displays the contents of the logbook file in a
formatted manner on the screen. It requests the callsign of
the log entry to be displayed. If you want to see entries
for particular calls or parts of call, enter those call
or parts of calls. Valid entries are G, G3, G3Z etc. If
you want to see every entry in the log, don't use this
command, use the Page Up and Page Down keys from the Main
Log menu.

14.12 Update from Old data

This option is identical to the Append option except that
the date and time are not entered for you automatically.
You'd use this option to manually enter old data into the
logbook.

14.13 Exit From Log Menu

This option lets you exit from the Log Menu. It provides
the same function as the Alt-X key.

14.14 Fuzzy Scan

This option allows you to scan the callsign or the comment
field (your choice) for a character string. For example you
could scan the comments field for all entries with the word
"Joe". You could scan the callsigns for all calls with the
suffix of "ZCZ".

15.0 Message Menu

The Message Menu provides the following choices.

B BBS Command Files
C Current Messages
N leave Note
O Old Messages
T Time tag
V View Message

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15.1 BBS Command Files

This option shows you a list of the BBS command files on the
default directory. In other words, all files with the file
extension of '.BBS'.

15.2 Current Messages

This option shows you a list of the outgoing messages that
have not been sent. In other words, all files with the file
extension of '.OUT'.

15.3 View Message

This feature allows you to view messages in the computer.
After depressing the key you will be prompted for INcoming
or OUTgoing (I/O) messages. If you request 'I' (Incoming)
messages you will see the messages addressed to your
callsign. If you request 'O' (for OUTgoing) you will be
presented with a directory window containing a list of
messages. Move the cursor down to the desired message, and
touch the 'Enter' key. If you don't want to view any of
them, then move the cursor down to a blank line. If you have
more messages than one screen full, use the Pgdn (Page Down)
key to show the next screen full.

15.4 Leave Note

This feature allows you to leave a note for another station
on the LAN in your system. It works in the manner described
in Section 8.

15.5 Old Messages

This feature shows you a list of the messages that have been
sent. In other words, all files with the file extension of
'.OLD'.

15.6 Time Tag

This option is used to place a date time header on a message
file previously prepared by a word processor. The name of
the file must be in the format 'CALLSIGN.OUT' (For example,
G3ZCZ.OUT). It requests the callsign of the message file.
It then opens a new file, writes the header to the new file
and copies the contents of the original '*.OUT' file to the
new one. When all is done, the original filename is changed
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16.0 TNC Menu

The TNC Menu provides the following choices.

D Set TNC Date/Time
F Flush TNC Buffer
I Initialize TNC
M calls Monitored List
S Show Connect Status
Q Change CQ Text
X Change CTEXT
Y Activate TNC Mailbox
Z Deactivate TNC Mailbox

Type in the single letter to make your choice.

16.1 Set TNC Date/Time

This feature puts the TNC into the Command Mode and loads
the date into it from the computer time of day clock.

This command does not work on the TNC1.

16.2 Flush TNC Buffer

This option is used to flush the program's outgoing text
buffer and that of the PK-232. When used with other TNCs it
will only flush contents (if any) of the outgoing buffer in
the PC.

16.3 Initialize TNC

This feature sets up the defaults for the TNC from the file
LAN-LINK.SYS. If you have put batteries in the TNC, you
should normally only have to run this command when you first
power up the TNC or change the batteries. However, the
batteries must be removed initially since they are there to
retain the default settings of the TNC (particularly the PK-
232). Once the initialization is complete, you can replace
the batteries but leave the TNC on since the battery pro-
vides power to the RAMs after the TNC power is turned off.

It will also set the date and time within the TNC from the
computer clock, and, when it has loaded the configuration
file, may prompt you to set the TNC Terminal mode. If you
are using a TNC1 or a TNC2, it will not prompt you because
it assumes that they only operate on VHF packet. If you are
using a KPC-2, you may select 'H' or 'V', and of course, if
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16.4 Show Calls Monitored List

This feature performs the same operation as Function Key 5
(F5).

16.5 Show Connect Status

When you are in the Packet Communications Mode, this command
lets you see the state of the connection. It will show you
if there are any unacknowledged packets en route to the
other station. If you have been sending text, it is
advisable to use this command before you disconnect, to
ensure that all the data has been received and acknowledged
by the other party. You may use this command in either
the TNC Command or the TNC Converse Mode.

In a multiconnect situation, it will show you the status on
all the I/O channels.

You may also use this command to reset the status window
display after a relink or any other event which was not
reflected in the status window.

16.6 Change CTEXT

This feature allows you to change the message that will be
received by another packet station when it connects to you.
Refer to the 'CTEXT' command in the TNC manual.

16.7 Activate TNC Mailbox

This option allows you to activate the Mailbox in your TNC.
You use it to read your mail, or before shutting down, if
you have not set the shut down mode to 5.

When reading your TNC Mailbox mail, you must type the
commands listed in your TNC manual.

16.8 Deactivate TNC Mailbox

This option allows you to deactivate the Mailbox in your
TNC. You use it after you have read your mail.

17.0 AMSAT-OSCAR Menu

This menu allows you to configure the KAM, MFJ1278 or the PK-232
to copy signals from AMSAT-OSCAR Spacecraft telemetry beacons.
The following options are available.

A UoSAT ASCII Beacon
B Phase 3 RTTY Beacon
C SAREX Menu (only if you are in the Packet


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Communications Mode)

Type in the single letter to make your choice.

17.1 UoSAT ASCII Beacon

This option is only available on the PK-232. It configures

the PK-232 for receiving UoSAT 1200 Baud ASCII signals in
the following manner.

ASCII
AB 1200
VHF ON (Bell 202 tones)
RXR OFF
TXR OFF
WI ON (850 Hz shift)

Signals from UoSAT-OSCAR 11 may be copied in this configura-
tion. Note that although UoSAT-OSCAR 11 transmits Bell 202
compatible tones, the data sense is reversed. A hardware
modification is required in the PK-232 to reverse the sense
of the data at the modem output BEFORE it passes to the
digital section of the unit.

17.2 Phase 3 RTTY Beacon

This option configures the KAM, the MFJ1278 and the PK-232
for receiving the AMSAT-OSCAR 10 and 13 RTTY telemetry
beacons in the following manner.

BAUDOT
WI OFF (170 Hz shift) [ KAM : SH 170]
TXR OFF
RXR OFF
RB 50 (50 baud)
USOS OFF (Unshift on space off)

17.3 SAREX Menu

This menu is only active in the Packet Communications Mode.
It is designed for use with the Shuttle Amateur Radio Exper-
iment (SAREX) and the packet radio Microsats. Apart from
the Attack Mode, it can also be used as a diagnostic LAN
tool for monitoring LAN traffic.

17.3.1 Attack Mode ON/OFF

If the Attack Mode is set, this option will cause LAN-
LINK to issue a connect request to the SAREX Call
whenever a packet sent to or from it is heard. The
mode is cleared when the connect is made (and does not
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time, or when the Alert Call is cleared. If this mode
is enabled, the Alert/SAREX Call prefix shown in the
Status Window will indicate accordingly.

A happy face will be displayed next to the '>' before
the call once the connect has been achieved.

Be careful using this feature, as it has the potential
to cause a great deal of QRM. It can also be cleared
by another station connecting to you and telling you to
':QRT:'. In the SAREX configuration you are listening
on one channel while transmitting on an other. If this
feature was used on a simplex channel (everyone
transmits and listens on the same channel) aimed at a
DX-pedition, there is a potential lockout mode, in
which any one station sending a connect request to the
desired/SAREX call will trigger the other ones on
frequency who will in turn trigger the first. If this
pile up situation occurs, I hope the DX-station will
QSY and leave the automatic stations to do their thing.
IN any event, if you use this feature and cause QRM,
anyone can connect to you with the callsign of the DX
station (as a pirate) and shut you down. You will then
not get the coveted DX QSL.

17.3.2 Change SAREX Call

This option lets you temporarily change the SAREX call.

17.3.3 SAREX Packets Capture to Disk ON/OFF

This option allows you to configure LAN-LINK to capture
to disk any packets addressed to or from the SAREX
callsign. A [S] will be displayed in the status window
when this option is active. The capture to disk file
is opened by a packet header containing the SAREX call,
and closed by another packet header not containing the
call. When the file is open, the [S] will blink.
Packet headers are considered to be lines with a '>'
character in them. LAN-LINK thus considers both of the
lines below as packet headers.

N4QQ*>G3ZCZ
N4QQ BBS>

If you use this feature for monitoring BBS traffic, the
BBS prompt lines ('E.G. N4QQ BBS>') will not be cap-
tured to disk. Do not get your SYSOP to remove the '>'
from the prompt line, or the ZAP feature will then not
work.

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SAREX call has been heard.

If you want to see an ORBITER menu, temporarily change
the SAREX call to be the same as your call and bring up
the AMSAT-OSCAR Menu.

17.4 SAREX Orbiter Features

You need the ROBOT EPROM for this menu to actually do any-
thing. The EPROM may be available from The Radio Amateur
Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) for DX-pedition use.

In the Orbiter mode, LAN-LINK does not scan incoming text
for the 'CONNECTED' and 'DISCONNECTED' messages when the
SAREX Robot is active. This inhibits the bells and the
capture-to-disk. It also means that the Robot must be OFF
for any :Q: code uploads or downloads to occur.

17.4.1 Status Window Display

A flashing '>>' appears in the status window when the SAREX
robot is active. The SAREX Configuration boots up assuming
that the SAREX Robot is active (Default).

17.4.2 Alt-O Function key.

The Alt-O Function Key brings up the Orbiter menu. This is
a faster route than the 'Esc O' sequence.

17.4.3 The Meta Beacon

The Meta beacon is loaded from the contents of one of the
META.00n files. These files may be created by the LAN-LINK
editor. When loading, LAN-LINK will insert a pass charac-
ter (^V) into the text before a carriage return, so as not
to end the packet before at least 240 characters, and not
more than 255 characters have been output to the TNC. The
maximum number of characters that can be loaded into the
Meta beacon is 1776. The maximum number of packets in a
Meta beacon is 7. You can also end force a hard carriage
return or 'end of packet' in the Meta beacon by using the
'\' (backslash) character, which will not be transmitted.


17.4.4 SAREX Orbiter Menu

The following commands are active in the Orbiter Menu.

17.4.4.1 Activates Beacons/SAREX Robot.

This option activates the SAREX Robot and loads Meta
Beacon. This command is designed for use when the


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SAREX is returned to the regular frequency.

17.4.4.2 Set QRZ/QSL Beacon Interval

This command allows you to change the beacon timer.
The default value is 120.

17.4.4.3 Set SAREX Call.

This command allows you to change the SAREX call.
Don't use this command on orbit (its for ground use
only)

17.4.4.4 Turn SAREX ROBOT OFF

The Robot must be turned On and Off this way to syn-
chronize LAN-LINK to the TNC. When the Robot is turned
OFF the following commands are sent to the TNC by LAN-
LINK.

USERS 1
|A
RO OFF
CMSG OFF
NO OFF

17.4.4.5 Set SAREX ROBOT Heard Count

This command lets you set the Heard Count number.

17.4.4.6 Show I/O Status

Shows who is on each stream, the SAREX Robot state, the
number of USERS, the beacon timer value, the metabeacon
timer value and the CTEXT.

17.4.4.7 ChecK Count

Shows both heard and worked counts.

17.4.4.8 List Heard Calls

Lists calls of the last few stations heard.

17.4.4.9 Load Metabeacon

This command loads the Metabeacon. You will be prompt-
ed for a text file number in the META.00n series.
Enter a number 1-9 corresponding to META.001-META.009.
The 0 value is file META.010. Note the delays after
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17.4.4.10 Show Worked Calls

Shows the last 35 or so calls worked.

17.4.4.11 Turn SAREX ROBOT ON

The SAREX Robot must be turned On and Off via the menu.
When the Robot is turned ON the following commands are
sent to the TNC by LAN-LINK.

USERS 9
CONOK ON
CMSG ON
RO ON
NO ON

17.4.4.12 Stop Metabeacon

This command stops the Meta beacon. When activated,
the contents of the beacon are dumped to the UNPROTO
address (default SAREX) by the TNC, rather like a
regular BBS dumping packets when a user disconnects
abnormally.

17.4.4.13 Set Metabeacon Interval

This command allows you to set the Meta Beacon timer.
It will be loaded into the TNC the next time that the
Meta Beacon is loaded. Even though loaded into the TNC
immediately, it does not take effect till then.

17.4.4.14 Set SAREX ROBOT Worked Count

Lets you set the number.

17.4.4.15 Set Connect TeXt


This is the text (CTEXT) that will be transmitted to an
incoming station when the ROBOT mode is off. This
option lets you set up a new text string to go with the
QSO number.

17.4.4.16 Selects Silent Mode

This command turns off the beacons, the SAREX Robot and
also stops the Meta beacon. This command is designed
to be used just before any prearranged packet activity.

17.4.4.17 Restart TNC

This command RESTARTs the TNC, loads the date from the
computer's clock and turns the 'EC OFF'. It seems to


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have no effect on the SAREX ROBOT and counters, but
does kill the Meta beacon.

17.4.4.18 Capture QSL/QRZ Calls

This command initiates the log-to-disk operation. It
turns the capture-to-disk 'on' and sends the following
commands to the TNC :- 'DA', 'SERW', 'SERH','MW',MH'.
When the calls have stopped scrolling, use Function
key 1 to turn the capture-to-disk off.

18.0 Parameter Menu

The Parameter Menu provides the following choices.

B Turn Beacon Mode ON/OFF 0 Change Band/Mode
C Clear Connect Count 1 Change BBS Parameters
D Turn Digipeat Detect ON/OFF 2 Change Callsigns
E Turn Command Echo ON/OFF 3 Change Directories
F Stay Connected after BBSZapp 4 Enter Common Calls
I Turn Beacon ON/OFF 5 Change File Names
K Change Keyboard Beep Count 6 Change LAN-LINK Parameters
L Turn Ctdsk ON/OFF 7 Change PC Communications Params
M Set Message Count 8 Change Colors
N Turn NODE Drop Link ON/OFF 9 Change SAREX Parameters
P Turn Printer ON/OFF U Update LAN-LINK.SYS
Q Turn QTC Snatch ON/OFF V Verify Changes
R Turn :QSP: Relay Flag ON/OFF W Change Scan Words
S Turn Sound ON/OFF
T Turn Contest Mode ON/OFF
X Turn DCD Flag ON/OFF ! Zapp BBS on Next Beacon
Y Turn BBS Snatch ON/OFF + Turn Misc. Flag ON/OFF
Z Turn Time Id. ON/OFF

The colors used for the option letter differentiate between those
options that are "remembered" in the SYS file and those that are
only set temporarily for the session.

Type in the single letter to make your choice.

18.1 Turn Beacon Mode ON/OFF

This command toggles the beacon option for the automatic CQ
caller in the AMTOR and Packet Communications Modes. When
it is active a [B] will be displayed in the status window.
In this mode, the Automatic CQ sequence will resume after
the AMTOR link is dropped or a Packet Communications Mode
disconnect.

In the Beacon Mode, the last few logbook entries will be
displayed in the logpage window which overlays the outgoing
text window at the bottom of the screen.


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In the Packet Mode, the CTEXT message is the only transmis-
sion from you that the other station will receive, so make
it good and don't forget to set 'CMSG ON'.

In the AMTOR Mailbox/Beacon Mode, the contents of the LAN-
LINK.TXT file will be transmitted to the station who called
you. The capture-to-disk will then be turned on to record
one transmission from that station. The QSO will then be
logged to the logbook file. Don't forget to check the
entries in the LAN-LINK.LOG and text in the LAN-LINK.RUN
files in case the computer made a mistake in recognizing the
call sign of the other station.

THE BEACON MODE IS DESIGNED TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO QSY OFF
THE CROWDED PACKET HF CHANNELS. DO NOT USE IT ON A CROWDED
HF CHANNEL OR ON AN ACTIVE VHF CHANNEL. IF YOU DO, YOU WILL
SOON FIND THAT OTHER STATIONS HAVE SET THEIR TNCS TO REJECT
YOUR PACKETS, AND YOU WILL NOT WORK ANYBODY, YOU WILL JUST
BE A SOURCE OF QRM AND WILL BE KNOWN AS SUCH.

THE MODE IS ALSO DESIGNED FOR ROBOT BEACONS FOR THE HIGHER
FREQUENCIES. FOR EXAMPLE IF YOU LEAVE IT RUNNING ON 6 OR 10
METERS YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN A SHORT OPENING WILL ALLOW A QSO
TO SOME PART OF THE WORLD, A DX CONTACT YOU WOULD HAVE
OTHERWISE MISSED. DO NOT LEAVE IT RUNNING ON 20 METERS
WHEN THE BAND IS OPEN. FURTHER APPLICATIONS ARE IN METEOR-
SCATTER AND OTHER "EXOTIC" MODES OF COMMUNICATIONS.

If you are using this Mode in a special event station or DX-
pedition you may type characters into the transmit buffer,
while the other station is sending to you. When he, she or
even it turns it back to you, you will transmit those
characters before the sign-off sequence.

In both the Packet and AMTOR communications modes, the robot
may be shut down by stations connecting to you and telling
you to QRT.

18.2 Clear Connect Count

You use this option to reset the PACKET and AMTOR Beacon
Mode "connect has taken place indicator" and QTC Snatch
count. These are flashing [C] and [Q] displays in the
status window. Whenever someone else connects or links up
to you the [C] display will be incremented. The number
shown with the 'C' is the number of connects that have taken
place since the Indicator was last reset. If a 'happy face'
is flashing along with the connect count, your "target
station" was amongst those connecting. The [Q] indicator
alerts you to the fact that LAN-LINK tried to connect to
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beacon. Both are reset by this option. If you are
monitoring Packet traffic on a channel, you may not notice
that a connect has previously taken place. These indicators
alert you to check the contents of the Incoming mail file
('yourcall.OUT') for any incoming messages.

If the 'Q' count is much greater than the 'C' count you may
be copying a beacon from a station that you cannot connect
with directly.

18.3 Turn Digipeat Detect ON/OFF

This option toggles the digipeat display command on and off.
If the Digipeat Display is active, any signals digipeated
through you will be stored to the LAN-LINK.RUN file and a
'beep' will be sounded for each packet being digipeated.
The status display window will also contain a [D].

18.4 Turn Beacon Control ON/OFF

This option toggles the LAN-LINK Handshake features. When
they are on (default), the Connect handshake message

[ZCZ] *** LAN-LINK 1.58>

will be transmitted on incoming connects. The beacon text
and time will be controlled by LAN-LINK as a function of the
messages you have posted on your system. When they are off,
LAN-LINK does not do anything to your beacon, nor does it
transmit the handshake.

18.5 Turn Command Echo ON/OFF

This option toggles the 'Command ECHO ON/OFF' flag. If the
Command Echo flag is set, the commands and (contents of)
files that LAN-LINK sends to the TNC will be displayed in
the outgoing window. Set this flag to see how LAN-LINK
commands the TNC in the different modes.

18.6 Change Keyboard Beep Count

LAN-LINK counts the number of characters entered on a line
at the keyboard. When it gets to a preset value it will
beep, signaling you to start a new line. This option changes
the value that the keyboard beep counter is compared with to
sound the audio signal.

18.7 Set Message Count

As an alternative to Function Key 8 (F8) or Alt-D, using
this option will also load a QTC 'Mail' list into your
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transmission every 30 minutes (Refer to the BTEXT command in
the TNC manual). If no messages are present, or the only
message is to you (incoming or snatched), beacon
transmissions are inhibited. This conforms to good
operating practice on crowded Packet channels.

18.8 Turn NODE Drop Link ON/OFF

When connecting via NET/ROM, the normal way of operating is
to disconnect if the connect attempt fails. You may
configure the NET/ROM connect attempt flag to stay connected
at the node where the failure occurred. Use the normal mode
when trying to get through on a known path, and the stay
alive mode when exploring NET/ROM circuits.

18.9 Turn Printer ON/OFF

This option toggles the printer on and off. When the
printer is turned on, any incoming data will be printed in
real time. If you intend to print files received at 1200
baud in the Packet Communications Mode, use a print spooler
or you may lose data. The printer is automatically turned
off in the Packet Mode when a disconnect occurs.

18.10 Turn QTC Snatch ON/OFF

This option toggles the QTC Snatch flag on and off. If the
QTC Snatch flag is enabled, LAN-LINK scans the contents of
packets appearing in the Inwindow on the screen while the
terminal is disconnected. Should it recognize the three
text strings 'LAN-LINK', ':QTC:', and 'your callsign' in
the contents of a packet, it will then issue a connect
request to the callsign of the LAN-LINK station that
originated the beacon transmission. If the connect is made,
the other station will send you the message automatically
which LAN-LINK will "capture to disk". The connect will
time out and terminate a few minutes later.

The normal connect request will be made DIRECT to the
station. If you expect messages from stations you can only
connect with via a digipeater, place the path in your LAN-
LINK.DIR directory file. It should be there anyhow if you
connect to the station regularly. For example, if you
expect messages from 4Z4ZB whom you can only work if
digipeated via 4X1AA then place an entry like

4Z4ZB 4Z4ZB V 4X1AA

in the LAN-LINK.DIR file.

The QTC Snatch leaves your messages in a message file
.OUT. It is triggered by the first > in the


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initial connect response of LAN-LINK 1.55R> (note the '>')
and terminated by the 'over' at the end of the message ea.
G3ZCZ/W8> (note the '>'). If you train stations not using
LAN-LINK who want to leave you messages to trigger your QTC-
Snatch, by transmitting the following unaddressed packet

LAN-LINK :QTC:

your system will connect to them. (For example to leave a
message for me, they would send

LAN-LINK :QTC: G3ZCZ

as an unaddressed packet [in Converse Mode when not
connected, or in their beacon text].)

If they then send you a '>' on a line by itself, followed by
the message itself, and terminated by another '>' as the
last character of the line, the message will end up in a
message file rather than in the LAN-LINK.RUN file and you
can scan it fast using Alt-M (Message Scan Menu Options).
It goes without saying that the message itself should not
contain the '>' character. If it does, by the way, the
first part of the message will be in the message file, while
the remainder will be in the LAN-LINK.RUN file.

18.11 Turn :QSP: Relay Flag ON/OFF

This option toggles the Store and forward Message Relay
Capability of your system on and off. If the Message Relay
Capability is active (toggled on), any one who connects can
store a message in your system using the ':QSP: '
NC/L command. If the Message Relay Capability is not active
anyone who attempts to ':QSP: a message' will receive a
':QNO: 1' "error" message. The status display window will
show a [R] when the Message Relay Capability is active. The
default state for the Message Relay Capability is loaded
from the LAN-LINK.SYS file.

When the Store and forward capability is active, the suffix
'R' will be added to the

'[ZCZ] *** LAN-LINK 1.58' ie., '[ZCZ] *** LAN-LINK 1.58R'

message received by anyone connecting to your system to
notify them that they can store messages. In this manner
they don't have to try to leave a message and then get
':QNO:' error message to find out that the feature is
toggled off.

Remember, if you configure your computer to store and
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them.

18.12 Turn Sound ON/OFF

This option toggles the sound on and off. If the sound is
off, a flashing indicator will be displayed in the Status
Window. When the sound is toggled on again, a chime will
sound to verify the audio.

18.13 Turn Contest Mode ON/OFF

This option first toggles the Contest Mode. If the Contest
Mode is active, the word 'TEST' and the number of the next
QSO will be displayed in the status window. When the Contest
Mode is toggled on, this command then prompts you to set the
starting QSO number and the standard message that will be
transmitted as part of the exchange of messages during a
contest. The QSO number will be incremented each time you
log a contact.

There are two special character sequences that you can enter
in the contest text string. If you enter a double '#'
sign, as in '##', it will be replaced by the QSO number when
the text is transmitted. You may also use '#1' to represent
the callsign of the station being worked in the contest text
string. For example, use the following entries for the
following contests;

'##1 UR ##A' ... in the Sweepstakes,
'5905' ... in the WAZ,
'59 MD' ... in the ARRL DX, and
'59 ##' ... in the WPX.

As an example, if I (W3/G3ZCZ) was in the Sweepstakes con-
test, and my Contest text line was,

'##1 UR ##A W3/G3ZCZ 68 MDC'.

If the next QSO number is 345, and I am working KW3C, LAN-
LINK would transmit the following line when I touch the
'End' key;

'KW3C UR 345A W3/G3ZCZ 68 MDC'.

The contest feature is toggled off the next time you select
this feature.

Note that while this does give you some semiautomatic
contest operation by using command keys, there is no
checking of callsigns for duplicates built into the program.
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In a contest, you enter the callsigns and call the other
station in the normal manner, then use the 'End' Key to
transmit the exchange (QSO number and standard text). LAN-
LINK will only transmit the contest text in this manner. If
you want to add a 'K' or 'KN', you will need to put it in
the contest text string. It is also advisable to use a
different log file for each contest to cut down the search
time. The contest QSO number increments each time you log
the QSO (Alt-L).

You may put the Contest Mode into automatic if you are
operating AMTOR or packet. To do so, use the Alt-O function
key.

18.14 Turn DCD Flag ON/OFF

If you are using a KAM or a PK-232 then this flag should be
set to ON. If you are using another TNC, if you can jumper
the TNC so that pin 8 on the RS-232 interface changes state
when connected, do so and set this flag to ON. If you
can't, then set this flag to OFF. If this flag is OFF, the
multiple connect modes will not work so don't attempt to
invoke them. If this flag is OFF, the words '*** CONNECTED'
and '*** DISCONNECTED' when seen in the LAN may cause
spurious apparent connects and disconnects in LAN-LINK.

18.15 Turn BBS Snatch ON/OFF

If the BBS Mail Snatch is enabled, when a BBS sends a packet
announcing 'Mail', if your callsign is in the first line of
that message, LAN-LINK will issue a connect request (again
via the path in LAN-LINK.DIR) to that BBS. When connected,
it will act as if you have initiated a ZapBBS command. The
Zap counter will be incremented each time a BBS Mail Snatch
takes place.

A typical KAM display which triggers a BBS Mail Snatch for
any of the calls listed below follows.

N4QQ>MAIL/V [09/03/89 18:49:24]:
LstMsg# 19428 Mail: N4FG KL7VZ WA6IEL N7DVA W4TNX G3ZCZ

Note if the BBS Mail beacon has an extra line in it (between
the header and the list of calls) as follows, the BBS Mail
snatch will not work.

N4QQ>MAIL/V [09/03/89 18:49:24]:
BBS Serving Silver Spring Md.
LstMsg# 19428 Mail: N4FG KL7VZ WA6IEL N7DVA W4TNX G3ZCZ

If a message is posted for any call containing the character
string "N4FG" such as N4FGA, N4FG will respond to the mes-


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sage. This gives rise to a lock out situation, because N4FG
will respond to the beacon, go through the sequence de-
scribed in the Zapbbs section and disconnect. The beacon
message will not be cleared because it was not read, so the
next mail beacon from the BBS will contain the call N4FGA,
and N4FG will once again respond to it.

Should you be unlucky and happen to be in this situation,
disable the BBS Snatch flag and set a Periodic Event to Zap
your BBS sometime in the middle of the night.
Alternatively, when you come into the shack and the BBS is
in use, set the 'Zapp BBS on Next Mail Beacon' parameter to
ON (See Section 18.32).

18.16 Turn Time Id ON/OFF

This option is only active in the PK-232. It allows you to
determine if the callsign sequence transmitted using
Function key 3 (F3) will contain a date/time stamp. If the
Id is set ON a date/time stamp will be transmitted.

18.17 Turn Automatic Capture-to-Disk Flag ON/OFF

This option allows you to turn the automatic capture-to-disk
ON and OFF.

18.18 Change BBS Parameters

This sub-menu allows you to change the BBS Parameters, as
described in the following paragraphs.

18.18.1 Local BBS Callsign

This option lets you change the call of the local BBS.
This is the call that LAN-LINK will show in the prompt
for the 'Zap' command.

18.18.2 Mail-Snatch Trigger Word

You can set the Mail-Snatch Trigger in the BBS Mail
beacon. Most BBS's use word 'Mail' and a string of
calls to indicate the presence of messages. If your
BBS uses something else, you may customize LAN-LINK on
this line to tell it what word your BBS uses.

Note that if your BBS uses 'QTC' you may end up calling
yourself if you disconnect while traffic is flowing on
the LAN.

18.18.3 Read Request Command

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Zap sequence to request your mail. The default value
is RM for Read Mine. On a WA7MBL BBS you may change it
to VM for a Verbose Read of the full packet headers.
On a W0RLI BBS you may change it to RN to only request
new messages. If you do change it, use the 'V' option
in the Parameters Menu to make sure it is correct. If
it isn't correct, the Zap BBS feature will not work.

18.18.4 Read Bulletin Request Command

This is the command LAN-LINK issues to the BBS during a
Zap sequence to read bulletins identified by the scan
words. The default value is R for Read. On a WA7MBL BBS
you may change it to V for a Verbose Read of the full
packet headers. On a W0RLI BBS you may change it to
RH.

18.19 Change Callsigns

This sub-menu allows you to change the Callsign and AMTOR
SELCAL, as described in the following paragraphs.

18.19.1 Callsign

The default callsign is G8BTB. Please do not use
G8BTB. Replace G8BTB with yours. You may use /
characters if you wish. This is the call sign that
will be used in the non packet modes. You may thus use
"portable designators" such as G3ZCZ/A, G3ZCZ/W3,
W3/G3ZCZ or G3ZCZ/4X, which you cannot do in Packet.

This is the call that will be monitored for in the
Digipeat Monitoring Mode. In this Mode, which is
toggled on and off by the selection of the D Option
included in the Parameter Menu (PK-232 only), if
someone uses you as a digipeater while you are not
connected to anyone else, the event will be logged to
disk. This Mode will only work if your callsign as
stored in this line is a valid (uppercase only) packet
callsign.

For example, in the PK-232, if the callsign is G3ZCZ
then the sequence >G3ZCZ> will be recognized as a
digipeat and the event logged. Thus 4X6AA*>G3ZCZ>4Z4ZB
would be logged as a digipeat event.

Store your callsign using UPPERCASE characters if you
want the DIGIPEAT DETECT option to work (EA. G3ZCZ).
If you use lower case (ea. g3zcz), recognition will
never take place. The TNC automatically converts case
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If you are using an SSID (e.g. G3ZCZ-8) in the Packet
Communications Mode, you should enter the whole call
INCLUDING the SSID.

18.19.2 The SELCAL

This is your AMTOR SELCAL. LAN-LINK will try to guess
it and prompt you with a SELCAL configured for your
callsign. If you want a different one, overwrite the
prompted version.

If you are not using a PK-232 or KAM or the MFJ1278,
the SELCAL must still be in the Configuration file.

18.19.3 The PacketCluster Call

This option allows you to change the PacketCluster Call
without connecting to it.

18.20 Change Directories

This sub-menu allows you to change the Directories used by
LAN-LINK, as described in the following paragraph.

18.20.1 QBM Download Directory

This is the directory the :QBM: command will search to
find a file to be downloaded. The default value is
\LAN-LINK\FILES\. Set them up using DOS. If you are
using a hard disk, put LAN-LINK in a LAN-LINK
subdirectory. Note: that last '\' MUST be present.

18.21 Enter Common Calls

Each time you call another station, LAN-LINK remembers it
(up to the last 16). When you update the SYS file, these
calls that you use most commonly will be saved to disk. You
can use this option to add calls, delete calls or edit calls
in the list. Use the 'Delete' key to delete a call.

18.22 Change File Names

This sub-menu allows you to change the default file names
used by LAN-LINK, as described in the following paragraphs.

18.22.1 VHF Logbook File (VHF.DBF)

This is the name of the file to be used as your VHF
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18.22.2 HF Logbook File (HF.DBF)

This is the name of the file to be used as your HF
logbook. It is used for all modes, including HF
packet.

18.22.3 Path Directory File (LAN-LINK.DIR)

This is the name of the file used as your call
directory.

18.22.4 Brag Tape (LAN-LINK.TXT)

This is the name of the file used as your brag tape.

18.22.5 QBU Upload File Name (QBU-TX.BAT)

This is the name of the batch file used to initiate a
QBU.

18.22.6 QBU Download File Name (QBU-RX.BAT)

This is the name of the batch file used when a :QBU:
command is received from a remote station.

18.23 Change LAN-LINK Parameters

This sub-menu allows you to change the LAN-LINK Parameters,
as described in the following paragraphs.


18.23.1 Change CQ Text

This feature allows you to change the contents of the
CQ text message string. This is the message string that
is transmitted along with the CQ call. Think of this
message as a CQTEXT line.

18.23.2 Set the Default Band

The default value is 2 for 2 Meters. Use the Meter
value for the band to keep the display correct. It is
displayed in the status window. If you normally
operate on another band change the default value to
reflect your usual default state.

18.23.3 Set the Default Transmitter Power

The default value is 10 for 10 watts. It is displayed
in the status window. If your transmitter uses a
different power level change the default value to
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18.23.4 Set CQ delay time Seconds

This option allows you to change the time (seconds)
that the LAN-LINK waits for a response after a CQ call
until the following one is transmitted. The default
value (in minutes and seconds) is loaded from the LAN-
LINK.SYS file.

18.23.5 Set CQ delay time Minutes

This option allows you to change the time (minutes)
that the LAN-LINK waits for a response after a CQ call
until the following one is transmitted. The default
value (in minutes and seconds) is loaded from the LAN-
LINK.SYS file.

18.23.6 Set Number of lines in a Non Contest CQ Call

This option allows you to change the number of lines in
a CQ call from the default value of 3 to any number you
wish. Note that in the contest mode, this option has
no effect. This parameter is not remembered when LAN-
LINK is terminated, so if you want to use a value other
than 3, you will have to set it each time you operate
this program.

18.23.7 Set Shut Down Mode (QRT Flag)

This option allows you to customize the shut down
sequence of the TNC. You have the choice of QRT, QRV
and QRV + CTEXT Toggle as described in the following
sections.

18.23.7.1 QRT

Turns the TNC into a VHF Digipeater and turns
CONOK OFF (CFROM NONE for the PK-232). In this
condition the TNC will reject connect requests.

18.23.7.2 QRV

Allows you to stay alive on turnoff. It will send
MON OFF (MON 0 for the PK-232) to the TNC at
shutdown without touching CONOK/CFROM {PK-232},
and at turn on. You will then have to initialize
the terminal and Communications Mode after reading
your mail. Connects should then be logged at the
time you read the mail, not at the time they took
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18.23.7.3 QRV + CTEXT TOGGLE

This is the same as the QRV state but CMSG is
toggled on/off. When stations connect to you
while LAN-LINK is active, they will not receive
the CTEXT message. When other stations connect to
you while LAN-LINK is not active, they will
receive the CTEXT message

18.23.7.4 BBS

This option lets you activate the PBBS in the TNC
when you close LAN-LINK. It inhibits the PBBS when
you bring LAN-LINK up the next time.

18.23.7.5 SOLO

This option puts the TNC in the SOLO mode when you
shut down, so as not to fill the buffer in the
TNC.

18.23.7.6 BBS+SOLO

This option combines the two previous ones.

Set this value as follows,

0 = QRT,
1 = QRV,
2 = QRV + CMSG toggle,
3 = BBS,
4 = SOLO, and
5 = BBS+SOLO.

18.23.8 Set Default Users

This option allows you to set the maximum number of
multiple users that can be connected to your TNC at the
same time, and to configure the default start up mode
of the program. If this parameter is set to 1, LAN-
LINK will configure itself to the single user mode, and
set the maximum number of users to 9. If this parameter
is set to any number other that 1, LAN-LINK will assume
that value to be the maximum number of allowed
connects, and configure itself in the Multiple user
Mode (equivalent to the TNC Menu Option 0).

18.24 Change PC Communications Parameters

This sub-menu allows you to change the Communications Param-
eters between the PC and the TNC, as described in the fol-
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18.24.1 The Communications Port

This is the default Communications port. The default
value is 1. You may set it at any value between 1 and
4. If you only have one serial port in your PC, set
the parameter to '1' even if your card is configured as
COM2. LAN-LINK will ALWAYS assume COM1 for a single
card.

The Com3 and Com4 port addresses are as follows.

Port Address IRQ
Com3 3E8 4
Com4 2E8 3

18.24.2 The Terminal Baud Rate

This Parameter tells LAN-LINK what baud rate the TNC is
set to. This is the baud rate on the RS-232 line
between the TNC and the computer. Valid baud rates for
LAN-LINK are 300, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600 and 19,200.
If you specify something else LAN-LINK will default to
1200.

You may experience problems when using baud rates
greater than 1200. It depends on the CPU clock rate
and the I/O card in the PC. LAN-LINK scans the incom-
ing text constantly, something which requires time. My
PK-232, when used with my XT Clone at 10MHz, does not
like baud rates faster than 2400, and sometimes not
even that. The PK-232 seems to drop the first charac-
ter of some lines at 4800 baud. Use 1200 until you
have tested and are sure that a faster one will work.

This program has been tested on a TNC2 and an MFJ1278
using a terminal baud rate of 9600 baud and worked
correctly. It also works correctly with a KAM at 2400
Baud.

18.24.3 TNC Data Bits

You can set the number of data bits on the RS-232 line
between the computer and TNC to 7 or 8. Use 7 with a
TNC 2 if you have problems with Greek characters.

Set this value to either 7 or 8.

18.24.4 TNC Parity

Use this parameter to set the Parity bit on the RS-232
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0 = None, 1 = Odd, 2 = Even, 3 = Mark, 4 = Space.

18.24.5 Number of TNC Stop Bits

You can set the number of stop bits on the RS-232 line
between the computer and the TNC to 1 or 2. Use 1 at
all terminal (not packet) baud rates except 300.

Set this value to 1 or 2.

18.25 Change Colors

This option lets you change the default colors. A display
of all of the combinations is shown on the left side of the
screen. You will then be prompted to sequence through each
window/message color that can be customized. Enter the
number shown in the combination window followed by the
'Enter' key to set a value. If you don't wish to make a
change, just press the 'Enter' Key.

The following identifications are made to the color choices:
18.25.1 OutWindow Color

This is the color of the text (typed at the keyboard)
in the outgoing window.

18.25.2 StatusWindow Color

This is the color of the Status Window.

18.25.3 PromptWindow Color

This is the color of most of the menus.

18.25.4 LogWindow Color

This is the color of the text in the log window.

18.25.5 InWindow Color

This is the color of the text in the window showing the
incoming characters.

18.25.6 ScrollBackWindow color

This is the color of the text in the Scroll back
window.

18.25.7 MHWindow Color

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calls (MH) window.

18.25.8 Alarmwindow Color

This is the color of the text in the Error and Alarm
window.

18.25.9 BottomWindow Color

This is the color of the text in the prompt line at the
bottom of the screen.

18.25.10 Emphasis Color

This is the color of the emphasized text in the Menu
windows.

18.25.11 Prompt Color

This is the color of the prompt text in the Menu
windows.

18.25.12 Option Color

This is the color of selected option text in the Menu
windows.

18.25.13 Connected Text Color

This is the color of the text in the incoming window
when connected in the packet communications modes.

18.25.14 Computer Color

This is the color of the computer generated text in the
outgoing window when the Command Echo Flag option is
enabled.

18.25.15 VHF Header Color

This is the color of the VHF Header lines in the
Incoming window when not connected.

18.25.16 HF Header Color

This is the color of the HF Header lines in the
Incoming window when not connected.

18.25.17 Alert Call Color

This is the color of the packet header lines containing
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connected. It is also the color of the non-permanent
Parameter Menu prompts.

18.25.18 Outgoing Text Color

This is the color of the outgoing text echoed in the
Incoming window in the AMTOR Communications Mode.

18.25.19 Multi I/O Stream Color[1]

This is the color of the text lines in the Incoming
window in the Multiconnect Mode when connected to I/O
stream 1.

18.25.20 Multi I/O Stream Color[2]

This is the color of the text lines in the Incoming
window in the Multiconnect Mode when connected to I/O
stream 2.

18.25.21 Multi I/O Stream Color[3]

This is the color of the text lines in the Incoming
window in the Multiconnect Mode when connected to I/O
stream 3.

18.25.22 Multi I/O Stream Color[4]

This is the color of the text lines in the Incoming
window in the Multiconnect Mode when connected to I/O
stream 4.

18.25.23 Multi I/O Stream Color[5]

This is the color of the text lines in the Incoming
window in the Multiconnect Mode when connected to I/O
stream 5.

18.25.24 Multi I/O Stream Color[6]

This is the color of the text lines in the Incoming
window in the Multiconnect Mode when connected to I/O
stream 6.

18.25.25 Multi I/O Stream Color[7]

This is the color of the text lines in the Incoming
window in the Multiconnect Mode when connected to I/O
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18.25.26 Multi I/O Stream Color[8]

This is the color of the text lines in the Incoming
window in the Multiconnect Mode when connected to I/O
stream 8.

18.25.27 Multi I/O Stream Color[9]

This is the color of the text lines in the Incoming
window in the Multiconnect Mode when connected to I/O
stream 9.

18.25.28 Multi I/O Stream Color[10]

This is the color of the text lines in the Incoming
window in the Multiconnect Mode when connected to I/O
stream 10.

NOTE that LAN-LINK does not overwrite all existing windows.
Thus if you want to be sure of seeing the changed colors,
save the color changes using the Update option, and then
exit from and reload LAN-LINK.

18.26 Change SAREX Parameters

This sub-menu allows you to change the SAREX Ground Station
parameters, as described in the following paragraphs.

18.26.1 SAREX CallSign

This is the callsign of the SAREX station.

18.26.2 Change SAREX Capture to Disk File

This option lets you change the name of the SAREX
Capture-to-disk file. Don't change file names while
capture-to-disk is in progress (flashing [S] in the
status window), or the old one will stay open and may
not close properly when LAN-LINK is terminated, result-
ing in data loss.

18.27 Update Configuration File

Use this option to save the changes (permanently) in the
configuration file (LAN-LINK.SYS).

18.28 Verify Changes

This feature lets you display how LAN-LINK was configured by
the LAN-LINK.SYS file. It also displays the state of any
flags you have set/reset if they are not already shown in
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AFTER EDITING THE LAN-LINK.SYS FILE TO MAKE SURE THAT
EVERYTHING IS CORRECT.

18.29 Change Scan Words

In the ZAP BBS feature you can ask the program to scan the
lines read from the BBS and if it sees any of the scan words
in the line, it will queue a request for that bulletin by
number. You can only set 16 such Scan words (should be
enough) and request up to 63 messages/bulletins at a time.

Use the 'Delete' key to delete a word from the list.

NOTE that words that show up in the BBS prompt line are
ILLEGAL. For example if your BBS prompts you with

N4QQ BBS>

then 'N4QQ' and 'BBS' should not be used as Scan Words.

DON'T LEAVE A BLANK LINE IN THE SCAN WORD SECTION OF THE
CONFIGURATION FILE.

18.30 Turn Misc. Flag ON/OFF

The Miscellaneous Flag performs several different functions
in the different Communications modes as follows.

18.30.1 All Modes:- Debug or state-sequence numbers

Shows debug or state-sequence numbers in left hand
corner of the status window. These are used to figure
out what went wrong in the automatic sequences.

18.30.2 BAUDOT Mode:- Navy MARS Protocol Verify

When the flag is set, and the BAUDOT Navy MARS option
is enabled, the character string ':CR:' will be
displayed in the outgoing window each time a carriage
return character is received in the incoming window.
Similarly, every time a line feed character is
received, a ':LF:' will be displayed in the incoming
window.

You may use this feature to verify that another station
is sending files using the correct protocol. If you
do, make sure that you tell the PK-232 not to add a
line feed to incoming carriage returns by setting 'ALFD
OFF' in the Command Mode. You will have to set 'ALFD
ON' again when you change communications modes or all
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18.31 Change Band/Mode

This option is used to set the band and radio mode without
invoking the Log Menu. You use it when changing from packet
vhf to an hf mode.

18.32 Zapp BBS on Next Mail Beacon

This parameter causes LAN-LINK to Zapp your local BBS next
time it beacons with a list of calls for which it has Mail.
You use this when you want to upload a set of messages, and
are not sure if there are any messages waiting for you on
the BBS. A typical situation is where there are a lot of NTS
messages stacked up in the BBS.BBS file waiting to go. This
parameter will be reset when the connect goes through, so if
the Zapp attempt failed, it will try again on the following
Mail beacon. This will not work in the Multi-user mode.

18.33 BBS Zapp, Don't Disconnect After Sequence

This parameter stops LAN-LINK from issuing the automatic
disconnect when the Zapp sequence is over. You can set it
during the Zapp sequence. Use it to stop the disconnect if
the sequence gets out of sync with the messages, or if there
is something interesting you wish to do to the BBS. This
parameter resets when the Zapp sequence terminates.

19.0 Q Codes [NC/L]

This option displays help information about the use of the
Network Communications Language (NC/L) "Q" codes.

20.0 Communications Modes

This menu allows you to change the communications mode of the
TNC. If your TNC hardware cannot support those modes, don't
bother to try them. This is software not hardware, and in spite
of what people tell you, software can't do everything. The
following communications modes are available.

V VHF PACKET
H HF PACKET
A AMTOR (STANDBY RECEIVE)
B BAUDOT (RTTY)
C MORSE (CW)
M AMTOR (ALIST [chirpcopy])
S ASCII (RTTY)
G SIGNAL
N NAVTEX

Type in the single letter to make your choice. Don't forget to
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20.1 VHF PACKET

This is the 1200 baud VHF Packet Mode. LAN-LINK will opti-
mize the TNC link parameters for this mode.

20.2 HF PACKET

This is the 300 baud HF Packet Mode. LAN-LINK will optimize
the TNC link parameters for this Mode.

20.3 ASCII (RTTY)

This is the ASCII RTTY Mode. LAN-LINK will configure the TNC
parameters for this Mode at 110 baud.

20.4 BAUDOT (RTTY)

This is the BAUDOT RTTY Mode. LAN-LINK will configure the
TNC parameters for this Mode at 45 baud.

20.5 MORSE (CW)

This is the CW Mode. LAN-LINK will configure the TNC parame-
ters for this Mode at 20 wpm (10 wpm for the KAM).

In this Mode the ALT-D Key will disengage the receive speed
lock inside the PK-232 to facilitate locking onto another
signal and Function Key 8 (F8) will turn the transmitter
off.

20.6 AMTOR (STANDBY RECEIVE)

When you select the AMTOR Standby Mode you are placed into
the 'Standby Receive' Mode. If you are in AMTOR Standby
Mode, you will not be able to display signals of the
Chirpcopy Mode (which means that you will not be able to
display a QSO in progress).

The Alt-D Key or Function Key 8 (F8) toggles between the
AMTOR ARQ and the ALIST communications modes.

20.7 AMTOR (ALIST [chirpcopy])

If you want to read the mail on an existing AMTOR QSO in
progress, select the AMTOR ALIST or Chirpcopy Mode.

The Alt-D key or Function key 8 (F8) toggles between the
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20.8 SIGNAL

Use the 'G' option to select the 'SIGNAL' Mode. Read the
PK-232 documentation carefully to understand how this mode
works. Once the PK-232 has identified the digital signal it
is tuned to, use the Communications Mode Select Menu a
second time to select the relevant mode and then set the
baud rates and shift to display the data if necessary.

20.9 NAVTEX

Use the 'N' option to select the 'NAVTEX Mode. Read the PK-
232 documentation carefully to understand how this Mode
works.

21.0 Terminal Mode Menu

This menu allows you to set the Terminal Configuration Mode. The
Terminal Menu provides different choices depending on which
communications mode you have selected.

21.1 Packet Terminal Menu

The Packet Terminal Mode of operation will be shown in the
Status window at the top of the screen. If you are reading
the mail on a station, the callsign of that station will be
shown next to the word "MAIL". If you are connected to
someone, the call (and path) will be shown prefixed by the
"*>" sequence.

In the Packet Communications Mode, you are presented with
the following choices.

B Change Packet Baud Rate
C CQ/Beacons
E Everything
M Read the Mail
S Just My Station (Solo)
T All Traffic
0 Multiple User Connects
1 Single User Connects
F Conference
R Conference Bridge On/Off

Type in the single letter to make your choice.

21.1.1 Change Packet Baud Rate

In the PACKET Mode you may change the RF baud rate between
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21.1.2 CQ/Beacons

In this Mode, you will see CQ and BEACON packets on the
channel. (This corresponds to 'MONITOR 1'on the PK-232).

This Mode only works on the PK-232 and the KAM.

21.1.3 Everything

You can set the TRAFFIC Mode to 'Everything'. It corresponds
to 'MONITOR 6' on the PK-232.

21.1.5 Read the Mail

You can read the mail on a BBS or other station and get
bulletins without connecting to that station yourself. You
use this Mode to do so. You will be prompted for the call
whose packets you wish to monitor. Remember to enter the
call of the station sending the packets, not the call of the
one receiving them. (This corresponds to 'MONITOR 0' and
'MBX' callsign). This Mode only works without showing the
packet headers on the PK-232. On the other TNCs the
headers will also be displayed.

You can also use this command to monitor both sides (read
the mail) on a QSO on a busy packet channel.

You may want to turn the Digipeat Data Display Mode off when
reading the mail.

21.1.6 Just My Station (Solo)

In this Mode, you will only see messages addressed to you.
You will only get messages from people who connect to you.
(This corresponds to 'MONITOR 0' or 'MONITOR OFF').

21.1.7 All Traffic

In this Mode you will see all of the data packet traffic on
channel. You can use this Mode to check that the TNC is
working. (This corresponds to 'MONITOR 4' or 'MONITOR ON').

21.1.8 Single User Connects

This is the normal one-on-one Mode of operation ('USERS 1').

21.1.9 Multiple User Connects

When you are in a Multiple Connect Mode, an asterisk will be
shown in the status window next to the word 'PACKET'. Each
I/O stream will show up in the Inwindow in a different
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LAN-LINK supports two multiple connect modes, Individual and
Conference.

An extract of an actual 'off the air' CRT display (showing
received text only) in a multi-user mode is shown below.
Note each line of text as received by the TNC is prefixed
(by the PK-232) with the I/O channel number and callsign of
the station its connected to.

1:4X4IL: *** CONNECTED to 4X4IL via 4X4IC, 4X6JP
0:4X4IC: joe do u read?
2:4Z4ZB: *** CONNECTED to 4Z4ZB
1:4X4IL: Look for me on PR via 4X6JP 73s and Shalom.
2:4Z4ZB: GE JOE I WILL DIS THEN U CAN GO VIA THE REP....>
1: *** DISCONNECTED: 4X4IL via 4X4IC, 4X6JP
0:4X4IC: UNPROTO CQ
2:4Z4ZB: GO AHEAD BOYS...DE ALON..>
0:4X4IC:
2: *** DISCONNECTED: 4Z4ZB

This is the normal Multiconnect Mode as described in the TNC
manual. Here you are connected to up to 10 stations and
will send different traffic to each of them. Each time you
wish to send something to a particular station, you must
select the I/O channel the station is connected on before
typing the text or sending the file.

The stream change character for all TNCs in the VHF multiple
connect modes is '|' ($7C). In the KAM, it is '\' on HF and
'|' on VHF. They are both on the same key but one is in the
shift case. Be careful on HF as the '\' shows up in file
directories and confuses the computer. THESE VALUES ARE
HARD CODED INTO LAN-LINK. IF YOU USE SOMETHING ELSE, THE
COLOR AND OTHER MULTIPLE CONNECT FEATURES WILL NOT WORK
CORRECTLY.

You select the I/O channel using the Alt-N key and moving
the cursor to the desired stream, or by typing the '|'
character followed by (in the TNC) the channel letter/num-
ber. For example to do it manually, if you are connected to
G8BTB on I/O channel 0 and to G3ZCZ on I/O channel 1, then
to talk to G8BTB you would type '|0' before any text, and
similarly to send something to G3ZCZ you would type a '|1'
before the text you're going to send me. If you are not
using a PK-232, read the TNC manual to determine if the I/O
streams are identified by numbers or by letters. The TNC2
standard configuration uses letters (|A etc.).

Use the Alt-N key and move the cursor up and down to select
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21.1.10 Conference

In the Conference Mode on the other hand, everything that
you type at the keyboard is automatically transmitted to
each station that you are connected with. Thus if you are
linked to two stations each line will be packeted twice by
the TNC. You don't have to worry about sending the wrong
thing to the wrong person, as they will all get the stuff.

You enter this Mode by selecting the 'F' option in the
Terminal Menu. You terminate this Mode by selecting the '1'
option.

You connect in the usual manner using Alt-C or the Connect
Option in the Call Menu. You MUST WAIT FOR A CONNECTION TO
BE ESTABLISHED OR TIME OUT before attempting to connect to
the next station. If you do not, you will get an error
message back from the TNC.

In the Conference Mode, as the same text is transmitted on
all I/O channels, the throughput will be reduced. Slow down
your typing speed or use short packets. Should you check
the link status or call monitored list, you may not be able
to get back into the Converse Mode if you have too many
packets outstanding. If that happens, wait a while and then
try to set the Converse Mode with Function Key 10 (F10).
You may have to try it a few times, depending on how good
your links are.

DON'T TRY TO SEND A FILE IN THE CONFERENCE MODE, IT IS NOT
DESIGNED FOR IT. KEEP THE PACKETS SHORT.

BE ALSO WARNED THAT IF YOU USE THE CONFERENCE (BRIDGE) MODE
ON BAD LINKS (SUCH AS CROWDED HF CHANNELS AND OTHERS WITH
LOTS OF RETRIES), THE KEYBOARD MAY SEEM TO LOCK UP, WHILE
LAN-LINK WAITS FOR SPACE IN THE TNC BUFFER TO OUTPUT THE
TEXT.

The Conference Mode will only work in the PK-232 if DCDCONN
is set to ON. So if you are using a PK-232, LAN-LINK will
do it for you when you enter the Conference Terminal Mode in
case you forgot or/and haven't set the LAN-LINK.SYS file to
include the line 'DCD ON'. At the same time set
LAN-LINK.SYS default states to show the calls of other
stations on each incoming line in the Multiconnect modes
(read the TNC manual on how to do this).

The Conference Mode will only work in the TNC2 if DCDCONN is
jumpered so that Pin 8 of the RS-232 Interface changes state
when you connect to someone else. If you get error messages
and see the characters '|J' on your screen, then the jumper
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The Conference Mode does not work on the TNC1.

In the Conference Mode, if any one of the stations
disconnects, the TNC will return to the Command Mode, and
you must use Function Key 10 (F10) to return to the Converse
Mode before you type another character of text.

21.1.11 Conference Bridge On/Off

This option toggles the Conference Bridge on and off. In the
Bridge Multiconnect Mode you are acting as a central switch.
You can link together up to 10 stations in one multiway
connection. In this Mode any packets arriving on any stream
are echoed to all other streams that you have 'connects' on
except the one that they came in on. Anything you type will
be sent to all connected streams.

In this manner, all stations will not see their own text
echoed back. Each line of text output by LAN-LINK in this
Mode will contain the callsign of the station originating
the packet. Your packets will contain your call as entered
in line 1 of the LAN-LINK.SYS file. Thus for example, if
your call was KB8RP/4X and normally shows up in the packet
header as KB8RP here it will show in the data as KB8RP/4X.

Just remember that the Bridge puts out a lot of packets, so
do multiway connects on a quiet frequency. You must be in
the Conference Mode to turn the bridge on, and any
disconnect will take the bridge down. Should that happen,
toggle it on again. A bridge will be shown in the status
window whenever the Conference Bridge is up.

21.2 AMTOR Terminal Menu

In the AMTOR Communications Mode, you are presented with the
following choices.

C Force Break [ACHG]
F Start Mode B [FEC]
L Force LETTERS case
M Read the Mail [ALISTEN]
O Override ROBOT/Mailbox
S Standby Receive [ARQ]
R Set ROBOT/Mailbox
W CW Identification

Type in the single letter to make your choice.

21.2.1 Force Break [ACHG]

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reason you want to interrupt the other station you send a
'BREAK' signal in software this way.

21.2.2 Start Mode B [FEC]

This option places the terminal into the FEC Transmit Mode.
This puts you on the air, anything you type will be
transmitted. Function Key 10 (F10) does the same thing.

21.2.3 Force LETTERS case

This option lets you force the PK-232 receiver to the
letters case if for some reason you appear to be in the
numbers case. It will return you to the Converse Mode.

21.2.4 Read the Mail [ALISTEN]

This option lets you read the Mail on a QSO. Unfortunately,
when you tune in a chirping AMTOR QSO in the ARQ or Standby
Mode you won't get any copy on the QSO in progress. You can
however read the mail on one by entering the ALISTEN Mode.

21.2.5 Override ROBOT/Mailbox

This option lets you temporarily override the ROBOT BEACON
and chat to a station that has linked to the ROBOT. Use it
after the message in LAN-LINK.TXT has been sent, namely when
the other station is sending a message to you.

21.2.6 Standby Receive [ARQ]

This option returns you to the ARQ Standby Mode. You must be
in this Mode to receive signals from another station who is
calling you. When you tune for CQ calls, they sound
somewhat like fast RTTY with a ringing sound similar to the
connect alarm used by LAN-LINK (but at a faster ringing
rate).

21.2.7 Set ROBOT/Mailbox

This option lets you turn on the Mailbox during a regular
AMTOR QSO so that the other station can leave a message or
download a file remotely. You must only use it when the
other station is sending text.

21.2.8 CW Identification

This option is used to send a CW identification. The CWID
is sent in the FEC Mode.

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232 as 'MYCALL'.

You use this feature if your license requires you to
identify in Morse code as well as in the operating mode.

21.2.9 Set ROBOT Infinite Delay

You use this option to prevent the Robot from ever
transmitting when not linked. In the normal manner, the
Robot counts down the CQ delay parameter, and, when it gets
to 0 puts a CQ call on the air. If the Infinite Delay is
set, the CQ call will be inhibited. This option thus puts
the Robot into an indefinite wait mode where it thinks it
has sent out a CQ call and is waiting for a reply.

You would use this Mode if you want to set up a MailBox on a
known frequency for some group or organization.

21.3 Baudot Terminal Menu

In the Baudot Communications Mode, you are presented with
the following choices.

B Set Baud Rate
F Select Shift
N NAVY MARS Message Protocol
U USOS Off
S SELCAL On/Off
W CW Identification

Type in the single letter to make your choice.

21.3.1 Set Baud Rate

This feature allows you to set a desired communications baud
rate directly. You will be prompted to enter the desired
rate. Use this command to avoid having to shift through too
many intermediate states, if for example, you want to make a
direct change from 45 to 100 baud.

21.3.2 Select Shift

This feature lets you select Wide (850 Hz) or narrow (170
Hz) shift directly. The PK-232 will copy 170 Hz signals
using its internal 200 Hz circuitry. If you have a KAM, you
may also select the Commercial Shift (425 Hz).

The shift is displayed in the status window at the top of
the screen. It is shown as 'W', 'N' or 'C' for wide, narrow
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21.3.3 NAVY MARS Message Protocol

The Navy Mars option toggles the Navy MARS Mode on and off.
This feature is only present on the PK-232. When active,
the feature provides the following protocol.

21.3.3.1 Any Carriage Return or Enter (CR) from the
keyboard is sent as CR, CR. (two sequential CR
characters.

21.3.3.2 In a file transmission lines are terminated by a
CR,CR,LF (Line Feed) sequence.

21.3.3.3 In a file transmission, blank lines are sent as a
LF (without a CR).

21.3.3.4 In a file transmission, a plus sign '+' in the
file is replaced by a sequence of 12 "letters"
characters. There can be more than one + sign on
a line.

21.3.3.5 In a file transmission, the sequence 'NNNN' is
transmitted followed by a sequence of 12 "letters"
characters. There can only be one 'NNNN' sequence
on a line.

When the NAVY MARS feature is active a [N] will be displayed
in the status window.

21.3.4 USOS On/Off

This option toggles the Unshift on space (USOS) feature on
and off. When the USOS is on, the TNC reverts to the
letters shift each time a 'space' character is received. It
helps when displaying noisy copy.

If USOS is active, 'USOS' will be shown in the status window
at the top of the screen.

21.3.5 SELCAL On/Off

This command key toggles the SELCAL feature on and off.
When the SELCAL is activated, as shown in the status window,
the incoming text from the TNC is scanned. When either the
letters "ZCZC" or 'your callsign' (as entered in line 1 of
the LAN-LINK.SYS file) is received the "capture-to-disk" is
turned on. All subsequent text will be stored in the LAN-
LINK.RUN file until the letters "NNNN" are received. At
that time the "capture-to-disk" is turned off.

You may use this feature when monitoring commercial RTTY
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calling CQ to start recording all incoming text and keep the
QSO on disk.

You may use Function Key 1 (F1) to turn the capture to disk
permanently on to override the automatic turnoff if you
wish.

21.3.6 CW Identification

This option is used to send a CW identification. You use
this if your license requires you to identify in Morse Code
as well as in the operating mode.

The identification consists of the sequence 'DE callsign>' where your call sign is that entered into the PK-
232 as 'MYCALL'.

21.4 ASCII Terminal Menu

In the ASCII Communications Mode, you are presented with the
following choices.

B Set Baud Rate
F Select Shift
S SELCAL set/reset
W CW Identification

Type in the single letter to make your choice.

21.4.1 Set Baud Rate

This feature allows you to set a desired communications baud
rate directly. You will be prompted to enter the desired
rate. Use this command to avoid having to shift through too
many intermediate states, if for example, you want to make a
direct change from 110 to 1200 baud.

21.4.2 Select Shift

This feature lets you select Wide (850 Hz) or narrow (170
Hz) shift directly. The PK-232 will copy 170 Hz signals
using its internal 200 Hz circuitry. If you have a KAM, you
may also select the Commercial Shift (425 Hz).

The shift is displayed in the status window at the top of
the screen. It is shown as 'W', 'N' or 'C' for wide, narrow
or commercial respectively.

21.4.3 SELCAL On/Off

This command key toggles the SELCAL feature on and off.
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the incoming text from the TNC is scanned. When either the
letters "ZCZC" or 'your callsign' (as entered in line 1 of
the LAN-LINK.SYS file) is received the capture-to-disk is
turned on. All subsequent text will be stored in the LAN-
LINK.RUN disk file until the letters "NNNN" are received.
At that time the capture-to-disk is turned off.

You may use Function Key 1 (F1) to turn the capture to disk
permanently on to override the automatic turnoff if you
wish.

21.4.4 CW Identification

This option is used to send a CW identification. You use
this if your license requires you to identify in Morse code
as well as in the operating mode.

The identification consists of the sequence 'DE callsign>' where your call sign is that entered into the PK-
232 as 'MYCALL'.

21.5 CW Menu

In the CW Communications Mode, you are presented with the
following choices.

L Lock to Receive Signal
S Set Morse Speed
U Unlock Morse Speed

Type in the single letter to make your choice.

21.5.1 Lock to Receive Signal

This option locks the PK-232 to the speed of the incoming CW
signal.

21.5.2 Set Morse Speed

This option lets you set the CW speed.

21.5.3 Unlock Morse Speed

This option unlocks the PK-232 from the incoming CW signal.
It performs the same task as the Alt-D option keys. It is
used to speed up capture of a new signal or to break the
lock when the PK-232 appears to have locked up at the wrong
speed.

22.0 eXit to DOS

When you exit the program and return to DOS, if the Shut down


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(QRT) flag is set to 0, the TNC is put into the VHF default mode
in which it rejects calls from any other stations. (Read about
the 'CFROM' command in the TNC manual). You can thus, if you
wish, leave it powered, and if you also leave the VHF radio
powered up, you will be active as a digipeater, but at the same
time anyone trying to connect with you will receive a busy sig-
nal. The MBX command (Reading the Mail) is also cleared at this
time.

If you want to leave the TNC set up to accept messages when LAN-
LINK is not active, customize the shut down state as described in
the Section 18.23.

23.0 Hot Keys

LAN-LINK also contains a number of "Hot" keys to allow you to
perform common operations with a minimum of key strokes. The
keys perform related but slightly different tasks in each
communications mode. A list of those available is shown in Table
23. Should you require any more hot keys, I suggest you use an
external program with a Keyboard Macro capability such as
Borland's Superkey.

Consider the action of each key in detail.
23.1 Alt-A - Alert Call (Packet) and AMTOR ARQ call/talk

In the Packet Communications Mode, this key combination
performs the same task as the Alert Call option in the Call
Menu.

In the AMTOR Communications Mode, this key combination
performs the same task as the AMTOR ARQ call/talk option in
the Call menu.

23.2 Alt-B - Send Break/AMTOR Changeover

In the Packet Communications Mode, activating this key
combination sends a 'BREAK' signal to the TNC. Use this key
combination to get out of the TNC's transparent mode.

In the AMTOR Communications Mode, use this key combination
to force a changeover. You can type text into the outgoing
buffer and then force a changeover without losing that text.

23.3 Alt-C - Call/Connect to

This key combination performs the same task as the Call
option in the Call Menu.






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Table 23 Summary of Hot Keys
____________________________________________________________________
Hot Key Communications Mode
_______________________________________________________________
Packet AMTOR BAUDOT/ASCII CW
____________________________________________________________________
A Set ALERT Call ARQ Call/Talk ------ ------
____________________________________________________________________
B Send 'Break' Force Changeover ------ ------
to TNC
____________________________________________________________________
C Connect ARQ Call Call Call
____________________________________________________________________
D Disconnect Toggle Receive Receive Disengage
Modes Mode Speed Lock
____________________________________________________________________
E Enter Call Enter Call and Enter Call Enter Call
Selcal
____________________________________________________________________
F Flush TNC Buffer (all communications modes)
____________________________________________________________________
H Display Help Screen
____________________________________________________________________
J Jump to DOS (all communications modes)
____________________________________________________________________
K Jump to DOS quick return (all communications modes)
____________________________________________________________________
L Edit Log Entry (all communications modes)
____________________________________________________________________
M Scan Message (all communications modes)
____________________________________________________________________
N Next I/O Stream
____________________________________________________________________
O Turn Robot ON Turn Robot ON ------ ------
____________________________________________________________________
P Turn Printer ON/OFF (all communications modes)
____________________________________________________________________
Q call QRZ call QRZ in FEC call QRZ call QRZ
____________________________________________________________________
R Retry Connect Retry last Call (entered).
(not ZAP)
____________________________________________________________________
S Scan Logbook (all communications modes)
____________________________________________________________________
X Exit to DOS (all communications modes)
____________________________________________________________________
Y Zap PacketCluster
____________________________________________________________________
Z Zap BBS Drop Link after Receive mode after
sending contents sending contents
of buffer of buffer
____________________________________________________________________


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23.4 Alt-D - Disconnect or Receive

This key combination performs the same task as Function Key
8 (F8) EXCEPT in MORSE and AMTOR.

In Morse this key disengages the receive speed lock in the
PK-232 to unlock the PK-232 from the last signal copied. It
lets you lock onto another signal faster.

In AMTOR this key toggles the receive mode between ARQ and
FEC signals (Qso's in progress and Cq calls).

23.5 Alt-E - Enter Call

This key combination performs the same task as the Enter
Call option in the Call Menu.

23.6 Alt-F - Flush TNC Buffer

This key combination performs the same task as the Flush TNC
Outgoing buffer option in the TNC Menu.

23.7 Alt-J - Jump to DOS

This key combination lets you "Jump to a DOS Shell". It
performs the same function as the 'J' option in the Main
Menu.

23.8 Alt-K - Jump to DOS, Quick Return

This key combination lets you "Jump to a DOS Shell". it
performs the same function as the 'J' option in the Main
Menu. When the command is executed, control is returned to
LAN-LINK without the 'type exit to quit the shell sequence'.

23.9 Alt-L - Edit Log

This key combination performs the same task as the Edit
option in the Log Menu.

23.10 Alt-M - Message Scan

This key combination performs the same task as the Message
Scan choice in the Message Menu.

23.11 Alt-N - Next Stream

In the Packet Communications Mode, if you are using the
multiple connect capability of LAN-LINK, this key combina-
tion prompts you to change I/O streams, and display the
state of the I/O streams showing which ones were last used
to send or receive something. To change I/O streams, move


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the cursor to the desired stream then push the 'Enter' Key.
The calls in the Next Stream window update when stations
connect and disconnect. In the event of the window not
being correct, you may manually enter or delete calls using
the 'Insert' Key to enter a call, and the 'Delete' Key to
remove a call.

The data about the streams will be shown in the same colors
as the multistream text colors.

23.12 Alt-O - Turn Robot On

This key combination performs the same function as the Set
ROBOT option in the AMTOR Terminal Menu. The hot key combi-
nation however, is active in both the Packet and AMTOR
communications modes.

This function key also puts the Packet and AMTOR Contest
operation into automatic.

23.13 Alt-P - Turn Printer ON/OFF

This key combination performs the same function as the
toggle printer on/off option in the Parameter Menu.

23.14 Alt-Q - Call QRZ

This key combination transmits the sequence 'QRZ QRZ QRZ DE
YOURCALL' and turns the transceiver back to receive. In
AMTOR, it sends the sequence in FEC and adds the SELCAL.

23.15 Alt-R - Retry Call/Connect

This key combination performs the same task as the Retry
choice in the Call Menu.

23.16 Alt-S - Scan Log

This key combination performs the same function as the Scan
option in the LOG Menu.

23.17 Alt-X - Exit to DOS

This key combination performs the same task as the Exit to
Dos choice in the Main Menu. It exits the program and
returns you to DOS.

23.18 Alt-Y - Zap PacketCluster

This key combination performs the same task as the Packet-
Cluster choice in the Call Menu. It connects you to the
PacketCluster and issues a 'SHOW/DX' instruction when con-


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nected.

23.19 Alt-Z - Zap BBS

This key combination performs the same task as the Zap BBS
choice in the Call Menu.

23.20 Alt-= - Toggle Miscellaneous Flag

This key combination performs the same function as the +
option in the parameters menu.

23.21 End - > +? [Over]

In the Packet Communications Mode this command sends your
callsign followed by the > and Line feed characters. You
may use this to signal 'OVER' in a packet contact.

In the AMTOR Communications Mode this command sends the
'+?' sequence of characters which is the software 'OVER'
signal.

In the MORSE and RTTY (Baudot and ASCII) communications
modes, this command lets you transmit the 'KN' sequence and
returns you to the Receive Mode. For example if you are
4X6AA and you are working G3ZCZ then you would use Function
Key 3 (F3) to transmit the sequence 'G3ZCZ de 4X6AA' and
this key to send 'KN' and revert to receive. You use this
at the END of a transmission in any mode except Packet.

If you have typed something into the 'type ahead buffer'
then press this key, the contents of the buffer will be
transmitted followed by the turnover command.

23.22 PgUp - Scrollback (Scrolls back incoming text)

This key lets you repeat the display of up to 255 lines of
incoming text which has scrolled out of the incoming window.
You may print it or capture it to disk during the repeat.

A small menu displays your options when showing the scroll
back information. You may move the menu window up and down
with the left and right arrow keys. Use the 'ESC' key to
terminate the Scrollback Mode.

You can save the contents scrollback buffer displayed on the
screen by turning the "Capture-to-Disk' on, and then writing
text to the window. Anything written will be captured. If
the Capture-to-disk is ON before or during scrollback, you
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23.23 The Home Key

The Home Key will clear the window screen that the cursor
happens to be in at the time that the key was depressed, and
will then position the cursor at the top left hand corner of
that window.

23.24 The Down Arrow Key

The Down Arrow Key toggles the Normal/Reverse Sideband
command in all PK-232 communications modes except MORSE.
The sideband is depicted in the status window by the Up and
Down arrows. If the Down Arrow is showing, you are set for
Lower Sideband (LSB) which is the one normally used.

If you have reversed the sidebands a flashing Up Arrow will
be displayed.

If you set your transceiver to LSB you will be set correctly
for all modes.

For CW operation you may set your rig to the CW position and
ignore the sideband setting. If you use FSK just set it so
that it works for you.

23.25 Shift/Baudrate Control Keys

The following keys are used to control the Shift (Wide or
narrow) and the Radio link Baudrate in the BAUDOT and ASCII
communications modes. In the BAUDOT and ASCII communica-
tions modes all baud rates supported by the PK-232 may be
selected.


23.25.1 RIGHT ARROW speeds up the baud rate.
23.25.2 LEFT ARROW slows down the baud rate.
23.25.3 UP ARROW toggles the shift from Wide (850 Hz)
to Narrow (170 Hz) and back.
23.25.4 DELETE toggles the USOS command (RTTY only).

In the CW communications mode, the left and right
arrows change the CW speed by 1 wpm.

The state of each of the above commands are displayed
in the status window at the top of the screen. If USOS
is active, 'USOS' will be shown. The shift is shown as
'W' or 'N' for wide or narrow respectively.

23.26 Control-Z (^Z)

This key combination is used in the Packet Communication
Mode to signal the end of a file or message, when loading


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messages into another LAN-LINK system or into a BBS. In the
AMTOR Communications Mode, it is automatically translated
into the sequence ' :EOF: +? ' which can be used to termi-
nate a message being stored in another LAN-LINK AMTOR mail-
box.

24.0 LAN-LINK Disk Files

The following disk files are associated with the program.
LAN-LINK.COM
LAN-LINK.SYS
*.RUN
LAN-LINK.LOG
LAN-LINK.DIR
CONFIG.SYS
*.MBX
*.BBS
LAN-LINK.001 .. LAN-LINK.010
QBU-RX.BAT
QBU-TX.BAT
LAN-LINK.QTA

Consider each of them in turn.

24.1 LAN-LINK.EXE

This is the program. You activate it from DOS by typing the
word LAN-LINK followed by ENTER in the normal manner of
invoking DOS commands.

24.2 LAN-LINK.SYS

This file contains the configuration information for both
the program and the TNC. YOU MUST EDIT IT before you run
the program on the air the first time. Use the
customization options in the parameters menu to make the
changes.

The contents of first few lines of the default file together
with an item number are shown below.

1. Callsign
2. Selcal
3. CQ Text
4. Band
5. Power
6. CQ Delay (seconds)
7. CQ Delay (minutes)
8. :QSP: Message Relay Flag
9. PC Serial Communications Port Number
10. TNC Type
11. PC to TNC Baud Rate


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12. VHF Log Book File
13. HF Log Book File
14. Capture-to-Disk File name (spare/not used in 1.58)
15. Path Directory File name
16. Brag Tape File name
17. BBS Snatch Mail Trigger Word
18. QTC Snatch Flag
19. BBS Snatch Flag
20. Shut Down Mode
21. PC to TNC Data Bits
22. PC to TNC Parity Bits
23. PC to TNC Stop Bits
24. DCD Flag
25. QBM Download Subdirectory
26. BBS Read Request Command
27. Local BBS Callsign
28. SAREX Callsign
29. SAREX Capture to Disk File name
30. PacketCluster Call
31. Digipeat Detect Flag
32. Node Drop Link Flag
33. Sound Flag
34. Display Computer Generated Commands Flag
35. Digipeat PK-232 Date/timestamp in Call Sequence Flag
36. Keyboard Character Beep value.
37. :QBU: Receiving Station Batch file (QBU-RX.BAT)
38. :QBU: Originating Station Batch file (QBU-TX.BAT)
39. Capture-to-disk Flag
40. Beacon Control/LAN-LINK handshake Flag
41. Spare
42. Start of Scan Words (MUST HAVE AT LEAST ONE)
43. * end of Scan Words
44. Start of Common Calls (MUST HAVE AT LEAST ONE)
45. * end of Common Calls
46. Default users
47. Start of Custom Colors
48. Remaining TNC start up Commands.

The contents of each line are described in the section of
the Parameters menu which deals with customizing them. The
remaining lines contain commands to the TNC. For further
information about them refer to the TNC manual. LAN-LINK
assumes different defaults in some instances to those set in
the TNC. The SYS file contains only those that are differ-
ent to the TNC default reset state.

NOTE: If you are not using a TNC1 you MUST set the HEADERLN
parameter to ON. The packet headers and the text of the
packets must show up on your screen on separate lines. You
must also have the "Echo as Sent" feature set ON ('EAS ON'
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24.3 *.RUN

These files contain incoming data from the TNC recorded while
the 'capture to disk' function was active. LAN-LINK names
them as YYMMDD.RUN automatically (YY = Year, MM = Month,
DD = Date, i.e 900903.RUN is a file for 3 Sept 1990).

24.4 *.DBF (HF.DBF and VHF.DBF)

These file contain the log entries. They are Dbase 3 and
4 compatible. The format of the logbook file is the same as
that used by the LOGBOOK package of the PC-HAM software
package, with more space for comments.

24.5 LAN-LINK.DIR

This is the directory file as described in Section 6.1.2.
You use it to store connect, NET/ROM, TheLink, KA-Node or
digipeat paths as well as name/callsign relationships.

Examples are
Joe G3ZCZ
Alon 4Z4ZB V 4X6AA
Milt 4X6AA
LR 4X6LR
hf-il 4x4hf v 4z4zb 4x4il
hf-rj 4x4hf v 4z4zb 4z4rj
K1HTV ELK v WB4APR-5! SNJ3! NNJ! WMA! SCCT! K1HTV
w9tnn-2 jrw !% w3eax-7 !& w9tnn-2

You create this file with your word processor in its non-
document mode. You must leave AT LEAST one space character
between the first (key) word and the connect path. When you
type in the key word, the program does not care about upper
or lower case.

You may also use the 'reMember Path' option in the Call Menu
to make entries in this file.

If you already have a YAPP.DIR or a PK232COM.DIR file just
rename it to LAN-LINK.DIR and add any NET/ROM and/or KA-Node
paths.

NOTE: All path entries in LAN-LINK.DIR must be on a single
80 column line.

24.6 CONFIG.SYS

You must have a CONFIG.SYS file on the boot disk if you are
going to use the disk logging features. This file must
contain the line



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FILES = 20

See the DOS manual for more information about the CONFIG.SYS
file.

24.7 *.MBX

These are the files associated with the stations you have
designated as LAN store and forward mailboxes. Other sta-
tions can only :QRU: with you if you have a 'theircall.MBX'
file on your disk. Thus if for example you want to use
4Z4ZB as a store and forward mailbox, you will have to
create an ASCII file called 4Z4ZB.MBX using Edit Menu, or
the non-document mode of your word processor. In this file
you will put a list of the call signs of the stations 4Z4ZB
can connect to reliably. If for example you want 4Z4ZB to
be able to store messages from you to 4X6AA, 4X6LR, G3ZCZ,
ON8IK, F0WN,and G8BTB, you would put those call signs in the
file, one call on a line as follows.

4X6AA
4X6LR
G3ZCZ
ON8IK
F0WN
G8BTB

When the QRU function is invoked either by you manually or
by 4Z4ZB connecting to you and sending you the command
:QRU:, any message files present on your system addressed to
any of those stations (E.G. G3ZCZ.OUT and ON8IK.OUT) will be
transferred from you to 4Z4ZB just as if you had tried to
:QSP: the messages manually or as if G3ZCZ or ON8IK had
connected directly to you. The file names on your system
will be changed to *.OLD.

You must create one file for each designated store and
forward station, ie. 4Z4ZB.MBX, G3ZCZ.MBX etc.

24.8 *.BBS

These are BBS AUTO-Upload Command files.

Each file is named for the callsign of the BBS that you wish
to access. It must have exactly the name as the callsign of
the BBS. Thus if the BBS is W9TNN-1 the name of the file
must be W9TNN-1.BBS, or if the BBS is 4Z4ZB then the file
must be called 4Z4ZB.BBS. The file must be an ASCII file.
That means the word processor must be used in the non-
document mode to create it.

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typed at the keyboard if you were accessing the BBS
manually. The ONE difference is that the text of a message
you are uploading with the S command must be followed by the
character string :EOF: (on a separate line) as illustrated
by the example below.

The contents of A TYPICAL *.BBS file is shown below as an
example.

k 1234
d \net\lan-link.doc
s g8btb
Test Message
This is a test message.
:EOF:
sp G3ZCZ @ N4QQ
Greetings
The text of this message is greetings from LAN-LINK.
/ex
lm
r 567
r 593

24.9 LAN-LINK.001 - LAN-LINK.010

These are 10 different ASCII files with fixed names. They
can be transmitted using the Alternate function keys. Their
contents can be viewed using the Shift function keys. In
all cases the function key to use for a particular file
corresponds to the number in the file suffix. For example,
use Alt/Shift Function Key 3 (Alt-F3) to transmit/view file
LAN-LINK.003. You may also use the Edit Menu to edit/create
the files.

In case you forget what you put in each of the files, LAN-
LINK allows you to take a peek into all of them at the same
time. Use Control Function key 1 (Control-F1) to look at
the first line of all the LAN-LINK.001 - LAN-LINK.010 files
and the Brag Tape.

24.10 QBU-RX.BAT

This is the command or batch file used in the :QBU: origi-
nating station.

24.11 QBU-TX.BAT

This is the command or batch file used in the :QBU: receiv-
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24.12 LAN-LINK.QTA

You can leave a message on your system for someone else in a
file named CALLSIGN.OUT. When the station with that
callsign connects to you, the message will be sent, and the
filename will be changed from CALLSIGN.OUT to CALLSIGN.OLD.
This is fine as long as the path between the stations good.
If the path is marginal, it is possible that your station
will transmit the message and change the filename, but the
link will drop out before the message is received at the
other station. If the other station does not connect to you
and :QSM:, the message may get lost. If this situation
occurs, you can tell LAN-LINK that there is a bad path
between you and that station, and not to change the file
names without an explicit :QTA: instruction from that other
station. You do this by putting the call of the station(s)
having a bad path in an ASCII file called LAN-LINK.QTA. Put
one call on each line in the form

N9BE
G8BTB

You must use the root call of the station without an SSID.
That means, if the station is N9BE-4, just put N9BE in the
file.


25.0 Mailbox features

This section describes the mail box and message handling features
built into LAN-LINK.

25.1 Answering Machine

LAN-LINK contains an AMTOR (Robot beacon CQ mode only) and
PACKET Mode SMART "answering machine" facility. You can
leave messages on your disk (in the same directory as the
LAN-LINK.* files, if you are using a hard disk), for
different stations. When someone connects to you, if you
left a message for him, he (or she or even it as the case
may be) and only that station will receive it automatically.
No one else will normally be able to download that message.

25.2 Mail Beacon (Annunciator)

To ensure that people know that you have left a message for
them a 'MAIL for' list is loaded into your Packet Beacon and
transmitted every 30 minutes (Refer to the BTEXT command in
the TNC manual) as ':QTC:' followed by a list of calls. If
no mail is pending, or the only message in your system is
one addressed to you, the beacon transmissions are
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crowded channels (at least inhibiting the beacon does).

The mail beacon in the AMTOR Mode is transmitted as part of
the beacon AUTOCQ message. It is automatically updated when
a message is transmitted. If you don't set the beacon (see
below) you will not transmit a mail beacon text in your
AMTOR CQ message.

The Mail beacon text is set up either when you tell the
computer to set it up or when you disconnect a packet QSO
from another station.

In this manner you may update the list while the program is
running, for example by using Sidekick or the included
Editor, to write a message, or preferably the NOTE feature.

Any station using LAN-LINK can be configured to
automatically attempt a connect (QTC-Snatch) when seeing
their callsign in someone else's LAN-LINK :QTC: beacon mail
message list.

If for some reason the message got lost (e.g. because the
link was marginal), :QSM: will get you a repeat of that
message.

25.3 How to leave a message

You can use the note feature or type the message as a non-
document file on Wordstar, the included Editor, or if you
use another word processor, you must leave the message as an
ASCII text file.

If you use the Note feature, the message will be given a
header as if it came in from someone else. if you use a
word processor or the included Editor to write the message,
you will have to write in a header or show somehow that the
message is not 'live'. You may then later time tag a
message header on message files created by the word
processor. In this way people will realize that it is an
automatic message by seeing the header. On the other hand,
you may wish to fool people into thinking that you are home.

You just name the message file as the callsign of the
station to whom you wish the message to be sent at connect
time. You must also give it the filetype of 'OUT'.

For example a message for G3ZCZ would be stored on the disk
as a file named 'G3ZCZ.OUT', and similarly a message to
4X6AA would be stored on disk as '4X6AA.OUT'.

Once the message has been sent, an entry to that effect will
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file will then be renamed and given the file extension
'.OLD'. At that time any previously existing mail file with
the file extension '.OLD' will be deleted. This stops the
addressee receiving the message on successive connects if
you can't delete it for some reason (you forget) while at
the same time, the message is still available to you in case
you need it.

You should use a separate utility program if you want the
calls in the mail beacon sorted. You may for example wish
to sort them alphanumerically or in the order of the date
that they were left in your answering machine.

Incoming messages triggered by the QTC-Snatch will be left
in a message file '.OUT', which can be scanned by
using the Alt-M Key combination. If you have non LAN-LINK
friends, train them to trigger the QTC-Snatch by simulating
a beacon, and prefixing and ending their text with lines
containing the '>' as the only character. Better yet, give
them a copy of LAN-LINK and tell them to register it.

25.4 Remote Beacon Shutdown

I recognize that some stations may abuse the beacon facility
of this program. I have thus built into the program a
'remote shutdown' capability. If someone running LAN-LINK
has their beacon timer set too often, connect to them in the
AMTOR or Packet Communications modes, and tell them to
:QRT: which will clear their beacon mode and take them off
the air for a while at least.

In the Packet Communication Mode, the CQ beacon is shut down
but the 30 minute mail beacon is not touched. In the AMTOR
Communication Mode, the CQ delay time is set to infinity.
The LAN-LINK Mailbox will thus still be active in both
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APPENDIX 1. ANOMALIES and BUGS

A1.1 Command/Converse Mode anomalies

Since the Program has no way to check the command/converse mode
status of the TNC, you may see various Cmd: and error messages
from the TNC when using the menus or function key commands.
Ignore them for now. If you get an error message, try using the
function key again.

A1.2 Buffer messages in AMTOR Beacon CQ Mode

In the AMTOR Beacon CQ Mode, if the other station drops the link
while you are recording the text, BEFORE the callsign has been
recognized as a valid callsign, LAN-LINK will time out before
logging the QSO and restarting the CQ sequence. If someone else
calls in before the time-out has occurred, the text from both
stations should be captured to disk, but the log entry may not
show both stations, thus the 'LOG' must be compared with the
'RUN' file for QSO purposes.

LAN-LINK in the Beacon/Mailbox Mode, normally logs the contact at
the end of the line in which it recognized the callsign as a
valid callsign.

A1.3 FEC +? responses in AMTOR Beacon CQ Mode

In the AMTOR Beacon CQ or Mailbox mode, if another station sends
a +? in the FEC Mode, the beacon will attempt to send the LAN-
LINK.TXT file. The PK-232 however is not in the Converse Mode at
that time and will interpret the text of the file as commands.
If by some chance, the text corresponds to a valid command the
PK-232 will execute it and put the PK-232 in an unknown state and
you may not notice that it did. As such I recommend that the
first character of each line in the file LAN-LINK.TXT be a
non valid command character such as a number or a period (.) or
another punctuation sign.

A1.4 Using a CGA card with a monochrome monitor

If you are using a CGA card with a monochrome monitor, the text
you type into the OUTWINDOW will be fainter than the incoming
text. This is because of the colors used. If you are using a
Hercules compatible card you will not notice any difference.
Change the colors using the Parameter Menu.

A1.5 The Packet Conference Mode

The Conference Mode has been tested on a PK-232, KAM, a SANYO
MBC-675 which has a clock speed of 4.7MHz and other PC clones
with faster clock speeds. If you have problems with intermittent
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is a software delay loop in the program that is used to allow the
TNC time to switch I/O streams after receipt of the stream change
command. This delay is there because LAN-LINK tests for a
connect on each channel before outputting any text, so that it
does not send unaddressed packets on non connected I/O channels.

A1.6 Packet Conference Mode disconnects

A Packet conference Mode disconnect returns the TNC to the
Command Mode, even if you remain connected to one or more other
stations.

A1.7 Strange Events

If the TNC does not use an interrupt driven serial port you may
experience problems when using baud rates greater than 1200. The
PK-232 DOES NOT LIKE LAN-LINK to use RS-232 baud rates faster
than 2400, and sometimes not even that. Use 1200 until YOU have
tested and ARE SURE that a faster one will work.

IF YOU HAVE ANY STRANGE PROBLEMs AND ARE USING an RS-232 TERMINAL
BAUD RATE to the TNC WHICH IS GREATER THAN 1200, set the Terminal
Baud Rate to 1200 and see if the problem goes away.

Make sure that your configuration is set the way you think it is.
Verify it using the 'display deFault' (and the Misc. Flag if
necessary) option(s) in the Parameter Menu.

You must have at least one common call or scan word in your SYS
file, or you will get errors when you update the SYS file.

A1.8 *** DISCONNECTED

In the Packet Communications Mode, when you are connected to
someone and the TNC sends this text string to the computer, LAN-
LINK thinks you have been disconnected and resets. This normally
only happens when a true disconnect occurs. However, if the text
shows up in the middle of a line being sent to you, it WILL HAVE
THE SAME EFFECT AND THINK THAT YOU HAVE DISCONNECTED if the DCD-
Flag is not set in the SYS file, and the TNC does not use the DCD
signal on pin 8 of the RS-232 interface.

A1.9 *** CONNECTED

In the Packet Communications Mode, when you are monitoring
traffic on the LAN someone sends this text string, LAN-LINK
thinks you have been connected if the DCD-Flag is not set in the
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A1.10 Greek Characters and other garbage in the Incoming Screen.

If you see Greek characters in the Incoming screen you probably
have the wrong parity set in the TNC. first make sure that the
RS-232 baud rate is correct. If it is, take the batteries out of
it and reset it. If that fails, play with the parity. LAN-LINK
sets the serial port as configured in the TNC.SYS file for each
TNC. For example, for the PK-232 it is 8 bits, no parity, for
the TNC2 it is 7 bits. If you still can't get it to work, set
the interface to 7 bits in the configuration file.

A1.11 Dumb TNC

If the TNC seems to respond to commands but is not sending
anything back, you may have one of two problems. You may have a
bad RS-232 cable with on wire disconnected. If the computer can
operate the TNC in another communications program, try to reset
the TNC, take the batteries out, etc. You may also have a not-
so-compatible PC.

A1.12 Intermittent Lockup

Watch out for flow control problems on the cable between the TNC
and the PC and between the PC and the Display.

Versions of LAN.LINK upto and including 1.55 used software
handshaking. Anytime the program received a Control-S (^S)
character from the TNC it waited until it subsequently received
a Control-Q (^Q). These characters can appear on the LAN in
a binary packet, either when binary file transfers are in
progress, or in a Inter NET/ROM message. To avoid this
lockup, a line containing 'MFILTER 19' was added in your LAN-
LINK.SYS file so make the TNC filter the ^S character out and
not pass it to LAN.LINK. LAN-LINK 1.56 and onward use hardware
handshaking so this problem should not appear. However if the
FLOW and XFLOW parameters are not set to OFF in your TNC, LAN-
LINK can appear to lockup. Make sure that they are both set OFF
in your TNC.

APPENDIX 2. Local Area Network Capability

VHF Packet radio systems can be considered as part of a Local
Area Network (LAN) in which messages can be left by one station
in the computer belonging to a second station. At HF the same is
true, but the area becomes greater. The basic problem here is
that people can only send and receive messages to or from you
when you are on-line. To compensate for this, BBS stations were
developed which allowed both messages and bulletins to be stored
by anyone for later retrieval.

LAN-LINK allows you to store messages in your computer so as to
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messages in a file called by the name of callsign, with the file
extension '.OUT', anyone connecting to the computer will get
their message without having to request it. LAN-LINK also
extends that concept to cover the eventuality of you wanting to
take your computer off-line for some reason. You may now load
the message into any other computer you can connect to using
elements of the Q code adapted to the High Level Network
Communications Language (NC/L) proposed in my book Software for
Amateur Radio, (Book number 1560) published by TAB Books, Blue
Ridge Summit, Pa. 17214 U.S.A.

A2.1 LAN Protocol (G3ZCZ Version)

The protocol is as follows. When connected to someone who has
their LAN-LINK configured as a host, if you want to store a
message you send the following instruction to the other station
:QSP: where is the call of the station
that the message is for, not the callsign of the host station in
whose computer you are storing the message. [Note use only one
space character after the :QSP:]. LAN-LINK sends the :QSP:
message automatically using QSP option in the Message Menu.

For example if you want to store a message for 4Z4ZB in 4X6AA's
computer which is configured as a Store and Forward system, you
would first connect to 4X6AA and then send the command as

:QSP: 4Z4ZB .

Better still use :QSP: option in the Lan-Link Menu to automate
the sequence.

The computer at 4X6AA will respond either with a statement saying
that it is ready for you to go ahead, or send a message saying
that it can't comply. If it is ready you get a positive reply
which will take the form :QRV: which if you know the
Q code, means " I am ready to accept a message for ".

At this time you may go ahead and send the message. If you type
the message at the keyboard, you may use either a control Z (^Z)
character or the character sequence :EOF: followed by a carriage
return (the ENTER key) to terminate the message. If you have
first written the message into a text file you may then send it
using the 'Send File' option of the Files Menu and the
termination sequence is automatic.

Once you have completed the message, the other (host) computer
will either reply that the message has been successfully stored
or give you an error message.

If the message is stored and ready to be sent next time the
addressee connects to that computer, you will see the message
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a negative message taking the form :QNO: followed by a number.
The number tells you why the operation failed.

A2.2 Message Format

The message is stored just as if you had left it in your system
(except that a header is added identifying the time of reception
and the call of the sending station). It will contain a header
showing the date and time it was received and your callsign.
Should a message for that station already be in the system, yours
will be appended to it. In the event the your upload is aborted,
the amount of text received before the abort occurred will be
stored as the message.

When you disconnect from the other LAN-LINK host station, its
mail beacon will be updated.

Once the message is loaded in the host, it can only be deleted by
the operator of the host station. When the addressee connects to
the host and receives the message, the file type will change from
'.OUT' to '.OLD'.

A2.3 File Uploading/Downloading

There comes a time when you want to leave a file on your system
for someone to download later. You can do this by using NC/L to
control the transfer. You must leave the file in a subdirectory
defined in the LAN-LINK.SYS FILE called \LAN-LINK\FILES. You
must first create it if it does not exist. The station who wants
the message just asks for it using :QBM: , note they do
not need to use the full subdirectory path. They must however
leave a single space character between :QBM: and the filename.
In AMTOR the Mailbox must be turned on for remote functions.

For example, you have the latest ARRL DX bulletin, and you want
to pass it on. You could pass it to selected people by copying
the file to individual messages with the filetype '.OUT', e.g.
4X6AA.OUT, 4Z4ZB.OUT or even G3ZCZ.OUT if you want me to get it,
which wastes a lot of disk space.

On the other hand you could tell people that the file was
available for downloading, either in the CTEXT connect message
line which everyone gets when connecting to you by configuring
LAN-LINK accordingly, or in individual ('.OUT') messages.

If you include the following in your CTEXT message

"ARRLDX.015 now available"

people will know that to download it, they just have to type the
line ':QBM: ARRLDX.015' (one space character between :QBM: and
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BBS, however, if you copy the contents of the \LAN-LINK\FILES
subdirectory into a file called DIR (USE DIR > DIR in DOS),
anyone can get a list of the files you have stored in it for
downloading by typing :QBM: DIR. Since they do not get the real
directory, just what was in it at the time you copied it into the
file 'DIR', you may keep "hidden" files in this subdirectory.
You may thus leave a file for someone to download, tell them that
its there by leaving them a message (which they will get
automatically when they connect) and no one else connecting will
know that it is there.

:QDB: allows you to upload text or ASCII files.

If you use the 'lan-linK' option of the Packet Terminal Menu,
LAN-LINK will automate the QDB and QBM features for you.

A2.4 Path Determination to a Dx station

If you want to establish a digipeat path to a station somewhat
out of your direct range, you need to know which of the stations
that you can connect to can hear that desired DX station. If you
could get a call monitored (MH list) from the stations that you
connect to, you would be able to see if the station you are
connected to has heard your desired DX station.

LAN-LINK uses the :QMH: command to request such a list. When
LAN-LINK receives a :QMH: command, it drops back to the TNC
Command Mode and issues a 'MH' command to the TNC (except to a
TNC1 which does not support it). It stores the list received in
a temporary buffer, and then returns to the Converse Mode and
transmits the list back to the station it is linked to.

By judicious use of :QMH: you can determine paths to other
stations. Note however, that just because one station can hear
another station, it does not mean that it can work it. For
example, the station you are connected to may be using a power
level of 1 watt or so, while the station 200 miles away that it
heard was using 100 watts. Test the path yourself, or/and leave
a message asking how reliable the connect path between those two
stations is.

If you and a small group use a non standard packet channel for
inter-group communications, you may also use the :QMH: function
to find out who the station you are connected with, has heard
recently, when you first sign on the LAN channel.

APPENDIX 3 BASIC NC/L DICTIONARY

Messages can be transferred into any other LAN-LINK computer you
can connect with using elements of the Q code adapted to the High
Level Network Communications Language (NC/L) proposed in my book
Software for Amateur Radio, (Book number 1560) published by TAB


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Books, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. 17214 U.S.A.

NC/L command words are summarized in the following paragraphs.
There is no command word to request your message. To receive
your message, you do nothing, you will receive your mail automat-
ically when connecting/linking with a LAN-LINK station. You
cannot normally read messages addressed to another person.

A3.1 :QBM:

To download a file, send

:QBM: filename.type

The filename.type is the file you want. For example

:QBM: dir
:QBM: help
:QBM: LAN-LINK.doc

A3.2 :QDB:

To upload files to another LAN-LINK system send

:QDB: filename.type

Files will be uploaded into the same sub-directory as LAN-LINK,
and will have a message header inserted at the top of the file to
allow the operator to know who uploaded the file. If the
operator then wants to make the file available for downloading,
he or she can move it to the \LAN-LINK\FILES sub-directory. The
'.TYP' following the filename is optional.

If you attempt to upload a file which has the same name as one
that already exists on the remote system, you will receive an
'error' message.

This command is the reverse of :QBM:.

A3.3 :QMH:

To request a call monitored list ('MH') from the LAN-LINK station
that you are connected with, send

:QMH:

A3.4 :QSM:

To request a repeat of a message from a station using LAN-LINK,
send

:QSM:


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This command will be valid as long as the host station has not
deleted the .OLD file on his disk. If the file does
not exist, you will receive a :QNO: 2 'error' response.

A3.5 :QSP:

To leave a message, send

:QSP: callsign

The callsign is that of the station you wish to leave a message
for.

A3.6 :QRA:

When disconnected, to see what stations (using LAN-LINK 1.53+)
are on the LAN, or which LAN-LINK stations have messages pending,
send
:QRA:

All LAN-LINK stations will reply with a mail beacon within a few
seconds.

A3.7 :QRT:

To shut down an AMTOR/Packet mode Mailbox/beacon station which is
causing QRM, link or connect to the station and send

:QRT:

A3.8 :QRU:

To upload messages from one LAN-LINK/PK232COM (1.38+) system to
your computer, send

:QRU:

You may only use the QRU function with stations designated as
Store and Forward mailboxes. Put a list of stations that you can
connect to reliably in your .MBX file and send it to
other stations in your LAN also using LAN-LINK. They will then
be able to dump their mail messages on you and you on them. If
they do the same and send you their file, then you will be able
to send messages via them for stations that they can work.

While QRU gives you the capability to bulk upload messages to
another station in your local area, when you take your machine
off line, it may also be used to transfer messages between two
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A3.9 :QNO:

':QNO:' and error message text is a response to a request.


A3.10 :QJG: is a response to :QRU:

It confirms that the QRU sequence is complete. There are no more
messages pending.

A3.11 :QRV: callsign is a response to :QSP: callsign.

The computer is ready to send the message. End the message with a
control Z (^Z) character, or the sequence :EOF:

A3.12 :QSL: is a response to a command

It confirms receipt of message to that callsign or that a file
has been successfully uploaded and stored to disk. It is also
used to acknowledge receipt of a ':QRT:' command.

A3.14 :QTA: message

If LAN-LINK receives :QTA: and a message exists for the
connecting station, LAN-LINK will change the filetype from 'OUT'
to 'OLD' and respond with a 'QSL'. If a message does not exist,
it will respond with a 'QNO'.

A3.14 :QTC: message list

If LAN-LINK receives :QTC: it will respond with the beacon text
showing the mail queue.

:QTC: precedes a list of callsigns for whom messages are stored
up on a computer. It is used in Packet Beacon transmissions or
AMTOR Beacon mode CQ calls.

A3.15 :QBU: External Protocols

This feature is supplied to allow experimentation with external
protocols.


PROPOSED EXTENSIONS

A3.16 :QYU: YAPP format file upload.
A3.17 :QYD: YAPP format file download.






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APPENDIX 4. USING OTHER TNCs

The PACKET Mode capabilities can be used on all TNCs. There are
minor differences in the command dialogue between different
TNCs. The dialogue differences affecting the operation of LAN-
LINK are built into the program and set when the TNC type is read
from the LAN-LINK.SYS file at the program load time. The non
packet modes will obviously result in error messages if attempted
on a packet mode only TNC.

The following notes apply to different TNCs or digital
communications controllers.

A4.1 TNC2 (MFJ 1270) Version 1.1.2

A4.1.1 Default Commands

Rename the LAN-LINK.SYS file as PK232.SYS. Rename the
TNC2.SYS file as LAN-LINK.SYS and edit it using your word
processor in its non document mode to customize it to your
station.

A4.1.2 Program differences

The following functions DO NOT WORK because the TNC does not
support them.

All NON PACKET modes.
Software controlled HF/VHF switching.
Software controlled baudrate switching.
CQ/BEACON Packet terminal mode.
TNC Transmit Buffer flush.

A4.2 TNC1 (HD-4040)

The Packet Communications Mode header colors are not supported in
LAN-LINK for this TNC.

A4.2.1 Default Commands

Rename the LAN-LINK.SYS file as PK232.SYS. Rename the
TNC1.SYS file as LAN-LINK.SYS and edit it using your word
processor in its nondocument mode to customize it to your
station.

Ignore error messages at start up.

A4.2.2 Program differences

The following functions DO NOT WORK because the TNC does not
support them.



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All NON PACKET modes.
Day/Time functions.
'MH' and remote :QMH: functions.
MAIL Packet Terminal Mode.
CQ/BEACON Packet Terminal Mode.
TNC Transmit Buffer flush.
Conference and multiconnect modes.

A4.3 Kaypro KPC-2

The Packet Communications Mode header colors are not supported in
LAN-LINK for this TNC.

A4.3.1 Default Commands

Rename the LAN-LINK.SYS file as PK232.SYS. Rename the
KPC.SYS file as LAN-LINK.SYS and edit it using your word
processor in its nondocument mode to customize it to your
station.

A4.3.2 Program differences

The following functions DO NOT WORK because the TNC does not
support them.

All NON PACKET modes.
MAIL Packet Terminal Mode.
CQ/BEACON Packet Terminal Mode.
TNC Transmit Buffer flush.

A4.4 KAM

LAN-LINK switches colors when it sees the /V or /H following the
callsign in the packet header, or in the calls monitored ('MH')
list. If you are monitoring both HF and VHF simultaneously, the
colors will show you which radio you heard which signal on. If
the Mail-Snatch or the QTC-Snatch are triggered, LAN-LINK will
change modes and attempt the connect on the correct radio but
will not change the band/power information or the logbook to
reflect that change in the logbook or in the status window dis-
play.

A4.4.1 Default Commands

Rename the LAN-LINK.SYS file as PK232.SYS. Rename the
KAM.SYS file as LAN-LINK.SYS and edit it using your word
processor in its nondocument mode to customize it to your
station.

A4.4.2 Program differences

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support them.

TNC Transmit Buffer flush.
The SIGNAL Communications Mode.
The NAVTEX Communications Mode.
The Alt-D key in the MORSE Communications Mode.
The AMSAT-OSCAR Menu does not allow UoSAT option, as the KAM
does not have 1200 baud ASCII capability.
The BAUDOT NAVY MARS Protocol is also not available.

A4.5 PK-232 EPROM Version 30 DEC 1988 and subsequent ones.

Turn the 'BBS OFF' if you want the Alert Call, packet
communications mode header colors and Digipeat Detect features to
work otherwise turn it on.

A4.6 MFJ 1278

LAN-LINK assumes that the Radio 1 port is connected to the
VHF/UHF packet transceiver, and the Radio 2 port is connected to
the HF transceiver with the multi mode communications capability.

To transmit CW turn the VOX on.

The MFJ1278 suffers from one major deficiency as far as LAN-LINK
is concerned. The Echo-As-Sent only works in the AMTOR Communi-
cations Mode. That means that you will not see the contents of a
file echo in the incoming window as the file is being transmit-
ted.

A4.6.1 Default Commands

Rename the LAN-LINK.SYS file as PK232.SYS. Rename the
MFJ1278.SYS file as LAN-LINK.SYS and edit it using your word
processor in its nondocument mode to customize it to your
station.

A4.6.2 Program differences

The following functions DO NOT WORK because either the TNC
does not support them or does not do so in a consistent
manner.

TNC Transmit Buffer flush.
The SIGNAL Communications Mode.
The AMSAT-OSCAR Menu does not allow UoSAT option.
The BAUDOT NAVY MARS Protocol is not available.
CW Identification.

The NAVTEX communications mode. (MFJ1278 allows, but not
set in LAN-LINK).



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A4.7 Heath HK-21

K3WGF noticed that his Heath HK-21 TNC didn't seem to have the
proper circuitry to support true DCD on pin 8 of the RS232
connector. Even though the pin was labeled DCD it didn't signal
properly. Set the DCD function in LAN-LINK to OFF to make the
Capture-to-Disk close out normally rather than continue to remain
engaged.

APPENDIX 5 UPDATES/REVISION HISTORY

1.55 Changed to Turbo Pascal 5.5. Initialize calls, :QDB: long
file transfer and Sound display bugs fixed. F3 and F8 turns
Robot off. Expanded contest operation. KAM AMTOR Robot
drop-link added. KN fixed in CW. RTTY and Navy MARS Baudot
File Transfer Bug.

1.56 RTTY and Navy Mars File transfer bug fixed. Command Echo bug
fixed. Disconnect Capture-to-Disk bug fixed. Alt-K and
Alt-Y added. :QBU: added. J option in parameter menu delet-
ed, I and L options added. BBS Bulletin read command custom-
izable. Automatic packet/AMTOR contest mode added. Call-
signs converted to upper case. CW speed shown in status
window, left/right arrows change CW speed by 1 wpm. Sound
flag kills ^G bell on incoming text. /EX or /ex as well as
:EOF: can now be used in *.bbs file column 1. 'RY's deleted
from RTTY CQ call. PC to TNC now uses hardware handshake
(^S/^Q deleted). SAREX Orbiter menu/functions changed.
SAREX Orbiter Metabeacon interface changed. Logs split to HF
and VHF. PacketCluster added. Update changed.

1.57 dBASE compatible logbook files. AutoCQ bug, 1.56 Non KAM vhf
PACLEN bug, Packet 'End' key bug and Editor F10 bug fixed,
changes in order of colors in SYS file. K option added to
Edit menu. ! F and 0 options added in Parameters Menu. PK-
232 Mailbox commands changed at start-up and shut-down. QSM
added to LAN-LINK Menu. Com 3/4 addresses/IRQs changed from
PS-2 to XT. Capture-to-disk files automatically named each
day as YYMMDD.RUN. Quick Menu added. Kam/KPC Shut-down state
4/5 turns PBMON and NDMON off.

1.58 Default users added. Editor stack/ 1.57 lockout bug and
other anomalies fixed, X and Y options added to TNC Menu.
O, P, Y and Z options added to Files Menu. Pick option
added to message Menu. Com port set up changed. Multi-user
operations changed. :QTA: Added.








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APPENDIX 6 LAN-LINK 1.58 REGISTRATION FORM

To: Joe Kasser G3ZCZ, P O BOX 3419, SILVER SPRING, MD 20918.

CALL ________________ TODAY'S DATE _____________
NAME ______________________________________________
ADDRESS ___________________________________________
___________________________________________
CITY ___________________________________________
STATE _________ POSTCODE ____________ TELEPHONE ____________
TNC TYPE _________ FIRMWARE REV __________ HOME BBS ___________
DISK SIZE 5.25 _____ 3.5 ____ Other ? _____________

I enclose a check for $35.00. Please register me as a user of
LAN-LINK. I am currently using Version ______ which I obtained
from _________________________________________.

Please send me the latest version of LAN-LINK or if a more recent
one does not exist at this time, QSL my registration and add my
name to the list to receive a free update when it becomes
available.

Signature

My favorite operating modes are ______________________________.

Additional Features I'd like to see in future releases of LAN-
LINK.
Keep Conference Bridge Up __ YAPP Binary File compatibility __
Expanded Contest Operation __ More AMTOR (explain below) __
NTS capability __ Picture Transfer capability __
Telephone Modem capability __ PacketCluster Menu (Like BBS) __
Kenwood Radio Control Menu __ Printed Manual ($15.00) __
Inhibit Sign On Message (Registered Users only) __
Dumb Terminal (CP-1, ST-5 etc.) Baudot/ASCII RTTY operation __
Others




NOTE: some additions come into LAN-LINK as a result of user
suggestions, so here's your chance to get some input in.

Comments, likes, dislikes, wish list, etc.











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APPENDIX 7 LAN-LINK PROBLEM REPORT

Name ______________________________________ CALL _______________
Street __________________________________________________________
City _______________________________ State _____ ZIP __________
Tel. ____________________ LAN-LINK version ____

1. Describe your computer system.

Manufacturer ____________________ Model ___________TNC __________
Firmware _____
DOS Version ________________ Clock Frequency _________ MHz.

List peripheral equipment and cards installed in your computer.

Video Herc/EGA/CGA_____ _______________________
_______________________ _______________________
_______________________ _______________________

What memory resident programs were installed when the problem
occurred?
_______________________ _______________________
_______________________ _______________________

2. Describe the problem in detail. What were the Misc. flag
state-sequence numbers when the problem was happening?


3. Describe the sequence of events or keystrokes that led to the
problem.

4. Any other information that may help in locating the problem.



Use additional sheets of paper if necessary. ATTACH a copy of
your LAN-LINK.SYS file.

Mail to: Joe Kasser, P O Box 3419, Silver Spring, MD. 20918.















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APPENDIX 8 Other PC Software by Joe Kasser G3ZCZ

8.1 PC-HAM 3.52 BY G3ZCZ

LOGBOOK

Full blown logging package. With automatic check of logs
for awards such as DXCC. Allows you to recall any entry by
call sign within seconds. Indexed displays, QSL'ing, Contest
mode QSL'ing (prints the lot) and lots more. Although writ-
ten in dBASE3 the package contains a compiled version
(LOGBOOK.EXE), so you don't need dBASE to run it. The
source code is ONLY given to registered users. It can
convert your exported LAN-LINK.LOG file to LAN-LINK.DBF to
put this package to work. Ideal for DX-peditions or for
DX robot users to handle QSLing and log statistics.

CONTEST

Keeps Dupes in memory, logs QSO's to disk in format which
can be processed by the LOGBOOK package. Now compiled in
Turbo BASIC, source code is supplied so that you can modify
the program to meet your requirements.

CQSS

Sweepstakes game compiled in Turbo BASIC. Work the ARRL
Sweepstakes contest on your computer. You are located just
outside Washington DC. A propagation model is built in to
the program. This program is REQUIRED training for all
sweepstakes operators. Earlier version of the program is
described in detail in 'Software for Amateur Radio' by Joe
Kasser G3ZCZ, published by TAB Books, Blue Ridge Summit,
PA. 17214.

WHATSON

Predict HF Propagation for given days. Contest mode with
printout to whole world at hourly intervals. Needs BASIC.

This software AND MORE comprises PC-HAM which is available as
Shareware from G3ZCZ. Send a blank formatted disk, SASE, and a
QSL card for a copy or save time and money and register as a user
for $36.50 (half of $73). Request PC-HAM and specify disk size
(3.5 or 5.25 inches).


8.2 STARTREK The Computer Program

An ideal task for the beginner to learn a language on is a
simulation game which is written around the computer that the
beginner has available. For in that case, there is complete


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control of all inputs and outputs, This kind of game in which
the player makes decisions based on the information available to
him or her available at the time), can be made sufficiently
sophisticated and complex so as to make writing it an adequate
challenge for anybody.

The techniques used in writing a good game are the same that
programmers use in professional activities. Writing a good game
poses a challenge that allows you to develop good habits and
techniques for programming and also allows you to learn a
language in an interesting manner. By taking an orderly approach
to the game design, complex operations may be clearly understood
and converted to computer code with the aid of a language
reference manual, irrespective of the language being used.

This product teaches the techniques for writing such a game using
the STARTREK game as an example, and the BASIC language as the
programming language in which to write the code.

Registration fees.

Single Copy $15.00
10 - 50 Copies $12.00 per registered copy.
50 - 100 Copies $10.00 per registered copy.
100 + Copies $8.00 per registered copy.

This is available as Shareware from G3ZCZ. Send a blank
formatted disk and an SASE for a copy or save time and money and
register as a user by sending a check for the registration fee
according the schedule posted above. Request Startrek - The
Computer Program and specify disk size (3.5 or 5.25 inches).

8.3 WHATS-UP 0.55

This version of WHATS-UP is a concept demonstration version of an
ASCII Telemetry Decoding and display Program for the Fuji-OSCAR
20 and the AMSAT Microsat Spacecraft (OSCARs 16, 17, 18 and 19).
It is table driven via the configuration files to allow
maximum flexibility.

This version does not do binary telemetry decoding. It only
decodes the ASCII format. It also contains a few cosmetic display
bugs. I expect (but don't promise) to put out Revision 1.00 with
more features, (such as automatic spacecraft parameter file
switching to match spacecraft, scheduled events, TNC
configuration files, etc.) and proper documentation once binary
telemetry formats have been standardized and stabilized.

WHATS-UP contains the following features:

* Supports DOVE and Fuji-OSCAR 20 ASCII format packet telemetry.
* Real time and Playback modes.


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* Dumb Terminal mode.
* Automatic Capture-to-disk of raw telemetry.
* Extracts telemetry channel data to a database or spreadsheet
readable file for further analysis.
* Link quality measurement.
* Capability to print the raw telemetry as it is received.
* Up to 16 user configurable display pages (screens). You set
the position on the page (width of engineering unit field, and
number of decimal places) that a parameter is displayed at.
* Wild card page (parameter shows up on all pages).
* Selectable display of Engineering units or raw byte for each
display page.
* Display of raw packets (i.e. STATUS)
* Color changes if a parameter value changed between successive
frames.
* Audio and visual alarms if a telemetry value exceeds, falls
below or falls outside a preset limit value(s).
* Dumb split screen terminal mode (a la LAN-LINK).
* Customizable colors, PC to TNC baud rate, data parity and stop
bits.
* Default spacecraft configuration files.
* Time of day clock display (in HH:MM:SS format)

If you would like a copy of WHATS-UP and have captured any
telemetry to disk, especially daytime or southern hemisphere
passes, please put them on the disk. Don't let the data files
become too long. I suggest that you rename them every day in
the format YYMMDD.SC, such as 900824.D17, 900824.F20, etc.

Suggestions for improvements and additions are always welcome.
























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APPENDIX 9 HOW SHAREWARE WORKS:

The Association of Shareware Professionals (ASP) has established
standards for its members and for any organization which has "ASP
Approved" status. The ASP wants to make sure that the shareware
principle works for you. If you are unable to resolve a problem
with an ASP member or organization (other than technical
support), the ASP may be able to help. Please write to

The ASP Ombudsman, P.O. Box 5786, Bellevue, WA 98006, USA.

You are encouraged to copy the floppy disk and share it freely
with others. You have the luxury of trying out the product at
your own pace and in the comfort of your own home or workplace.

After you have used the material for a reasonable evaluation
period (90 days), you should either discontinue use of the
material or register your copy. Your support is important and
greatly appreciated. With it, Shareware authors are encouraged
to design and distribute new products. Without it, a great deal
of high quality, low cost software will cease to be available.

Why pay at all?

* You receive support from the author.
* You receive a CURRENT copy of the program.
* Your input and ideas help shape future products.
* A sense of pride and ownership in having honestly
participated in the Shareware revolution.
* You help to keep software prices down by supporting a
distribution method which doesn't depend on expensive
advertising campaigns.

Be aware of the following restrictions, designed to protect the
community of Shareware users and to prevent greedy people from
taking unfair advantage of the trust, hard work and good will of
Shareware authors.

1. No price or consideration may be charged for the material.
However, a distribution cost may be charged for the cost of
the diskettes, shipping and handling, not to exceed $6.

2. The files and programs on the disks may not be modified or
deleted.

3. The material cannot be sold as part of some other more
inclusive package.

4. The material cannot be "rented" or "leased" to others.

5. The end user must be told clearly in writing on the outside
of the package and in all advertising that the diskette(s)


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are "Shareware."

6. The package must contain a written explanation that the disk
is for evaluation purposes, and that an additional
"registration fee" is expected by the author, if the
material is used beyond an initial evaluation period.

7. In the case of distribution via any telecommunications link,
the following must be done:

An error checking protocol must be used.

The individual files must be combined into, and transferred
in a library or archive format.

8. Shareware distribution is permitted only in the United
States, Canada, England, and Australia.





































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INDEX
Accordance, 54
ACHG, 7, 89
Acitivate, 5
Alarm, 3, 25, 31, 44, 79, 90
Alarmwindow, 6, 79
ALFD, 82
ALIST, 7, 83, 84
Alt-A, 4, 8, 51, 54, 95
Alt-B, 8, 95
Alt-C, 8, 16, 22, 88, 95
Alt-D, 8, 18, 43, 66, 84, 94, 97, 120
Alt-E, 4, 8, 22, 51, 52, 54, 97
Alt-F, 4, 8, 26, 51, 52, 54, 97, 105
Alt-J, 8, 97
Alt-K, 8, 97, 121
Alt-L, 8, 70, 97
Alt-M, 8, 68, 97, 108
Alt-N, 8, 87, 97
Alt-O, 8, 18, 19, 61, 70, 98
Alt-P, 8, 98
Alt-Q, 8, 18, 30, 98
Alt-R, 8, 36, 98
Alt-S, 4, 8, 51, 52, 69, 98
Alt-U, 4, 51, 52
Alt-X, 8, 16, 17, 55, 98
Alt-Y, 8, 98, 121
Alt-Z, 4, 8, 38, 51, 52, 99
AMSAT-OSCAR, 5, 13, 28, 58, 59, 61, 120
AMTOR, 2, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27,
31, 32, 35, 36, 44, 45, 49, 50, 51, 64, 65, 70, 72, 73, 80, 83,
84, 89, 90, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 101, 106, 107, 108, 109, 113, 116,
117, 120, 121, 122
AMTOR-FEC, 20
APPENDIX, 9, 10, 16, 19, 48, 49, 50, 109, 111, 114, 118, 121, 122,
123, 124, 127
ARQ, 3, 7, 8, 25, 31, 32, 84, 89, 90, 95, 96, 97
Arrow, 4, 8, 20, 51, 52, 53, 99, 100
Arrows, 30, 100, 121
ASCII, 2, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 40, 46, 58, 59, 83, 84,
93, 96, 99, 100, 104, 105, 106, 107, 114, 120, 122, 125
Attack, 5, 59
AUTO-Upload, 104
AutoCQ, 21, 107, 121
Automatic, 2, 5, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 22, 25, 26, 29, 37, 45,
50, 60, 64, 70, 71, 82, 83, 93, 94, 98, 107, 111, 112, 121, 124,
125, 126
Automatically, 12, 13, 15, 23, 32, 38, 46, 47, 50, 51, 52, 55, 67,
72, 87, 88, 101, 103, 106, 107, 112, 114, 115, 121

Batteries, 16, 57, 111
Battery, 15, 57


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Baud, 6, 7, 8, 15, 16, 19, 59, 67, 77, 78, 84, 85, 91, 93, 100, 101,
110, 111, 120, 126
BAUDOT, 2, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 20, 21, 59, 82, 83, 84, 91, 96, 99,
100, 120, 121, 122
Baudrate, 8, 20, 100, 118
BBS, 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 16, 20, 28, 30, 31, 36, 37, 38,
39, 42, 44, 45, 55, 56, 60, 63, 64, 70, 71, 72, 76, 82, 83, 86,
96, 99, 101, 102, 104, 105, 111, 114, 120, 121, 122
BBSZapp, 64
Beacon, 5, 7, 9, 12, 13, 14, 21, 25, 31, 37, 38, 43, 50, 51, 58,
59, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70, 71, 83, 86, 90, 102, 106,
107, 108, 109, 113, 116, 117, 118, 119
Beep, 5, 64, 66, 102
Bell, 46, 59, 121
BIT, 19, 77
Bits, 6, 77, 78, 102, 111, 126
Blink, 25, 60
BottomWindow, 6, 79
Bridge, 7, 13, 22, 85, 88, 89, 122
BTEXT, 67, 106
Buffer, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 19, 26, 27, 30, 45, 46, 57, 65, 76, 88, 95,
96, 97, 99, 109, 114, 118, 119, 120
Bug, 20, 121
Bugs, 9, 109, 121, 125
Bulletin, 20, 72, 82, 113, 121
Bulletins, 13, 42, 72, 82, 86, 111

Call, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 13, 14, 16, 18, 21, 22, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30,
31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 50, 51, 52, 53, 55,
59, 60, 61, 62, 65, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 79, 85, 86, 88, 89,
90, 91, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 102, 103, 104, 106, 108, 110,
112, 113, 114, 115, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124
Calls, 5, 22, 24, 25, 26, 30, 32, 37, 55, 57, 58, 62, 63, 64, 70,
71, 73, 79, 83, 88, 90, 95, 97, 98, 102, 106, 108, 109, 117, 119,
121
Callsign, 2, 5, 7, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35,
36, 43, 46, 49, 50, 52, 55, 56, 60, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73,
81, 85, 86, 87, 89, 90, 92, 93, 94, 99, 101, 102, 103, 104, 106,
107, 109, 112, 113, 116, 117, 119
Callsigns, 5, 55, 64, 69, 70, 72, 117
Capture-to-Disk, 3, 5, 18, 20, 23, 42, 43, 47, 61, 64, 65, 71, 81,
92, 94, 99, 102, 121, 126
CFROM, 75, 95
CGA, 9, 109, 123
Character, 12, 16, 24, 25, 27, 30, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 45, 46,
47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 55, 60, 61, 68, 69, 70, 82, 87, 89, 92,
102, 103, 105, 108, 109, 111, 112, 113, 117
Chime, 33, 69
CHIRPCOPY, 7, 14, 26, 83, 84
CMD, 2, 24, 26, 109
CMSG, 18, 62, 63, 65, 76
Color, 6, 7, 14, 22, 78, 79, 80, 81, 86, 87, 126


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Colors, 6, 13, 15, 17, 64, 78, 81, 98, 102, 109, 118, 119, 120, 121,
126
Column, 52, 103, 121
Command, 4, 5, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30,
33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 52, 55, 56, 57,
58, 61, 62, 63, 64, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 79, 82,
86, 89, 91, 92, 93, 95, 97, 99, 100, 102, 104, 105, 106, 109, 110,
112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 121
Commands, 10, 11, 15, 19, 37, 39, 40, 41, 58, 61, 62, 63, 64, 66,
100, 101, 102, 109, 111, 118, 119, 120, 121
Comments, 1, 39, 51, 52, 55, 103, 122
Common, 5, 23, 64, 73, 95, 102, 110
Conference, 7, 9, 13, 22, 36, 85, 87, 88, 89, 109, 110, 119, 122
CONFIG, 9, 101, 103, 104
Configuration, 2, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 34, 43, 48, 57, 60, 61, 73,
81, 82, 85, 87, 101, 110, 111, 125, 126
Connect, 2, 3, 5, 8, 12, 13, 14, 16, 20, 22, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30,
31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 44, 45, 46, 50, 51, 57, 58, 59, 60,
63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70, 75, 76, 83, 86, 87, 88, 90, 95, 96,
97, 98, 103, 104, 106, 107, 108, 110, 112, 113, 114, 116, 119
Connected, 6, 9, 12, 13, 21, 22, 28, 30, 32, 33, 34, 38, 47, 48,
49, 61, 64, 67, 68, 70, 72, 76, 79, 80, 81, 85, 87, 88, 89, 104,
110, 112, 114, 115, 120
CONOK, 63, 75
Contest, 2, 3, 5, 6, 12, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 44, 45, 54, 64, 69,
70, 75, 98, 121, 122, 124
Control-F, 105
Control-Q, 111
Control-S, 111
Control-Z, 8, 100
CONVERSE, 2, 9, 11, 26, 27, 48, 50, 58, 68, 88, 89, 90, 109, 114
Copy, 1, 15, 25, 37, 40, 58, 90, 91, 92, 93, 108, 114, 123, 124,
125, 126, 127
CP, 122
CQ, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 14, 18, 21, 22, 25, 26, 29, 31, 36, 37, 57, 64,
74, 75, 85, 86, 87, 90, 91, 93, 97, 101, 106, 107, 108, 109, 117,
118, 119, 121
CQTEXT, 74
Ctdsk, 3, 39, 42, 47, 64
CTEXT, 5, 6, 18, 57, 58, 62, 63, 65, 75, 76, 113
Ctrl-Z, 8
Customize, 17, 71, 75, 95, 118, 119, 120
CW, 7, 8, 83, 84, 89, 90, 91, 93, 94, 96, 100, 120, 121
CWID, 90

DBF, 5, 6, 8, 23, 51, 54, 73, 74, 103, 124
DCD, 5, 64, 70, 88, 102, 110, 121
DCD-Flag, 110
Deactivate, 5, 57, 58
Defaults, 13, 15, 19, 57, 102
Digipeat, 5, 13, 21, 33, 36, 64, 66, 72, 86, 102, 103, 114, 120
Digipeated, 31, 66, 67


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Digipeater, 33, 67, 72, 75, 95
Digipeaters, 33, 116
DIR, 6, 9, 14, 17, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 41, 67, 70, 74, 101, 103,
114, 115
Directories, 5, 64, 73, 87
Directory, 3, 5, 6, 14, 27, 28, 31, 32, 34, 36, 39, 41, 43, 45, 46,
47, 56, 67, 73, 74, 102, 103, 106, 114
DISCONNECTED, 9, 31, 36, 61, 67, 70, 87, 110, 111, 116
Display, 3, 13, 22, 24, 25, 36, 44, 45, 47, 51, 53, 54, 58, 61, 65,
66, 68, 70, 74, 78, 81, 84, 85, 86, 87, 96, 97, 99, 102, 110, 111,
119, 121, 125, 126
Displayed, 16, 20, 21, 22, 27, 31, 42, 52, 55, 60, 64, 66, 69, 74,
82, 86, 91, 92, 93, 99, 100, 126
Displaying, 22, 92
Displays, 17, 19, 20, 22, 36, 37, 47, 55, 65, 81, 83, 99, 124
DOVE, 125
Downlink, 34
Download, 3, 5, 6, 9, 13, 30, 38, 39, 48, 50, 73, 74, 90, 102, 106,
113, 114, 115, 117
Drop-link, 121
DUPLEX, 11, 12

EAS, 102
EAX, 34, 103
Echo, 5, 23, 25, 64, 66, 79, 102, 120, 121
Echo-As-Sent, 120
Edit, 3, 4, 8, 13, 17, 19, 23, 28, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 47, 51,
52, 53, 54, 73, 96, 97, 101, 104, 105, 118, 119, 120, 121
Editor, 13, 19, 23, 40, 41, 61, 107, 121
EGA, 123
End, 4, 8, 12, 13, 18, 24, 30, 35, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 51, 52, 53,
61, 68, 69, 70, 71, 99, 100, 102, 109, 117, 121, 127
Enter, 3, 5, 8, 12, 17, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39,
40, 42, 43, 44, 47, 49, 50, 52, 54, 55, 56, 62, 64, 69, 70, 73,
78, 86, 88, 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98, 101, 112
EOF, 39, 42, 49, 101, 105, 112, 117, 121
Erase, 3, 45, 46
Error, 11, 16, 19, 30, 48, 68, 79, 88, 109, 112, 115, 116, 117, 118,
128
Errors, 110
Escape, 16, 28, 51, 52
Events, 9, 44, 110, 123, 125
Explicit, 106

Features, 5, 9, 11, 14, 17, 41, 44, 48, 61, 66, 87, 103, 106, 114,
120, 122, 125
FEC, 2, 7, 9, 14, 25, 26, 27, 36, 89, 90, 96, 97, 98, 109
Files, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 38,
39, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48, 50, 52, 55, 56, 61, 65, 66, 67,
73, 82, 101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 112, 113, 114, 115, 121,
125, 126, 127, 128
Filetype, 17, 54, 107, 113, 117


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Fine, 106
Firmware, 17, 122, 123
Flashing, 20, 21, 22, 31, 36, 61, 65, 69, 81, 100
FSK, 100
Function, 2, 4, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 35,
36, 37, 42, 43, 47, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 58, 61, 64, 66, 70, 71,
84, 88, 89, 90, 93, 94, 97, 98, 99, 103, 104, 105, 109, 114, 116,
121

Gateway, 116
Greek, 9, 16, 77, 111

Handshake, 16, 66, 102, 121
Header, 6, 13, 31, 37, 42, 56, 60, 70, 79, 89, 107, 113, 115, 118,
119, 120
HEADERLN, 102
Headers, 17, 22, 31, 37, 60, 72, 86, 102
Hercules, 109
HF, 2, 6, 7, 8, 11, 17, 18, 23, 32, 51, 65, 74, 79, 83, 84, 87, 88,
102, 103, 111, 118, 119, 120, 121, 124
Highlight, 53, 54
Highlighted, 51, 52, 54

Indicator, 13, 21, 25, 65, 69
Inhibit, 122
Inhibitor, 37
Intermittent, 9, 109, 111
InWindow, 6, 67, 78, 86
IRQ, 77
IRQs, 121

KA-Node, 34, 103
KA-Nodes, 34
KAM, 1, 10, 11, 17, 18, 26, 58, 59, 70, 73, 77, 84, 86, 87, 91, 93,
102, 109, 119, 120, 121
Kaypro, 10, 119
Kenwood, 122
KM, 38
KN, 70, 99, 121
KPC, 1, 10, 57, 119, 121

Labeled, 121
LAN, 9, 13, 14, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27, 32, 43, 48, 49, 50, 54, 56, 59,
62, 65, 67, 69, 70, 71, 75, 92, 94, 104, 105, 110, 111, 112, 114,
116
LAN-LINK, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18,
19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34,
35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 52, 54,
57, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74,
75, 76, 77, 81, 82, 83, 84, 87, 88, 89, 90, 92, 94, 95, 97, 101,
102, 103, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115,
116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 126


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Left, 20, 27, 38, 40, 41, 43, 48, 78, 82, 99, 100, 106, 108, 111,
113, 121
Link, 5, 12, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 30, 32, 33, 34, 43, 48,
49, 54, 62, 64, 65, 67, 69, 70, 75, 84, 88, 89, 92, 94, 96, 100,
102, 105, 106, 107, 109, 111, 116, 126, 128
LM, 38, 39, 105
Lockout, 60, 121
Lockup, 9, 111
Log-to-disk, 64
Logbook, 5, 6, 12, 23, 29, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 64, 65, 73, 74,
96, 103, 119, 121, 124
LogWindow, 6, 78

Mail, 1, 7, 9, 13, 20, 22, 37, 38, 39, 50, 58, 65, 66, 70, 71, 72,
75, 83, 84, 85, 86, 89, 90, 95, 101, 102, 106, 107, 108, 113, 115,
116, 117, 119, 123
Mail-Snatch, 5, 37, 71, 119
Mailbox, 5, 7, 9, 12, 13, 14, 25, 57, 58, 65, 89, 90, 91, 104, 106,
108, 109, 113, 116, 121
MARS, 7, 8, 15, 21, 82, 91, 92, 120, 121
MBX, 9, 50, 86, 95, 101, 104, 116
Menu, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 25, 26, 28, 29,
30, 31, 39, 41, 44, 45, 47, 48, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59,
61, 63, 64, 68, 72, 76, 79, 80, 81, 83, 85, 88, 89, 91, 93, 94,
95, 97, 98, 99, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 109, 110, 112, 114, 120,
121, 122
Menus, 11, 23, 28, 78, 109
Message, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 28, 30, 34, 37,
38, 39, 42, 43, 45, 47, 48, 49, 50, 55, 56, 58, 64, 65, 66, 67,
68, 69, 70, 71, 74, 76, 78, 88, 90, 91, 92, 96, 97, 100, 101, 104,
105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 121,
122
Meta, 61, 62, 63, 64
Metabeacon, 62, 63, 121
MFILTER, 111
MFJ, 1, 10, 11, 17, 26, 58, 59, 73, 77, 118, 120
MH, 24, 64, 79, 114, 115, 119
MHWindow, 6, 78
Mode, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22,
24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 34, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43,
45, 46, 48, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 64,
65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 72, 73, 75, 76, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85,
86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 99, 100, 101, 102,
103, 104, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 114, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120,
121, 124, 126
Morse, 2, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 20, 25, 83, 84, 91, 93, 94, 97, 99, 100,
120
MRPT, 31
Multi-user, 37, 83, 87, 121
MYCALL, 91, 93, 94

NAVTEX, 7, 20, 83, 85, 120


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NDMON, 121
NET, 14, 32, 33, 34, 36, 67, 103, 105, 111
NNNN, 92, 94
NODE, 5, 11, 14, 16, 32, 33, 34, 64, 67, 102
NTS, 83, 122

OutWindow, 6, 45, 78, 109

Packet, 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24,
25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 38, 43, 44, 45, 46, 50,
51, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70, 72, 73, 74,
78, 79, 83, 84, 85, 86, 89, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 102, 106,
107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 114, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 125
PacketCluster, 5, 35, 36, 73, 96, 98, 102, 121, 122
PacketClusterZap, 21
PACLEN, 121
PBBS, 76
PBMON, 121
PC-HAM, 12, 50, 54, 103, 124
PgDn, 4, 40, 43, 44, 51, 53, 56
PgUp, 4, 8, 40, 51, 53, 99
Pick, 3, 39, 43, 121
PK, 1, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18, 22, 26, 57, 58, 59, 70, 71, 72, 73, 75,
77, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 97, 100, 102,
103, 109, 110, 111, 116, 118, 119, 120, 121
Possible, 106
Presents, 43
Prompt, 6, 26, 30, 31, 35, 57, 60, 62, 71, 73, 79, 82
PromptWindow, 6, 78
Putting, 106

QBM, 4, 5, 9, 47, 48, 73, 102, 113, 114, 115
QBU, 4, 6, 47, 48, 74, 102, 105, 117, 121
QBU-RX, 6, 9, 48, 74, 101, 102, 105
QBU-TX, 6, 9, 48, 74, 101, 102, 105
QDB, 4, 9, 47, 49, 114, 115, 121
QJG, 9, 50, 117
QJL, 10
QMH, 9, 13, 114, 115, 119
QNO, 9, 48, 49, 68, 113, 116, 117
QRA, 4, 9, 14, 50, 116
QRM, 11, 19, 25, 60, 65, 116
QRT, 6, 9, 21, 60, 65, 75, 76, 95, 108, 116, 117
QRU, 4, 9, 47, 49, 50, 104, 116, 117
QRV, 6, 9, 48, 49, 75, 76, 112, 117
QRZ, 2, 8, 29, 30, 62, 64, 96, 98
QSL, 9, 43, 48, 49, 50, 52, 60, 62, 64, 112, 117, 122, 124
QSM, 4, 9, 47, 48, 106, 107, 115, 121
QSO, 12, 21, 22, 23, 26, 36, 45, 47, 63, 65, 69, 70, 84, 86, 90,
93, 107, 109
QSP, 4, 5, 9, 21, 47, 49, 64, 68, 101, 104, 112, 116, 117
QSY, 60, 65


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QTA, 4, 9, 47, 50, 101, 106, 117, 121
QTC, 5, 9, 13, 21, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 71, 102, 106, 107, 117
QTC-Snatch, 107, 108, 119
QYD, 9, 117
QYU, 9, 117

Radio, 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 59, 61, 83, 95, 100, 111, 112, 114, 119,
120, 122, 124
Recognize, 11, 16, 18, 25, 67, 108
REJECT, 65, 75
ReMember, 3, 12, 30, 31, 35, 68, 86, 89, 103
Repeat, 9, 25, 48, 99, 107, 115
Restart, 18, 45, 63
RETRIES, 88
RH, 72
RM, 38, 72
RN, 38, 72
Robot, 2, 3, 7, 8, 18, 19, 21, 22, 25, 44, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 89,
90, 91, 96, 98, 106, 121, 124
Route, 58, 61
RTTY, 5, 7, 14, 15, 21, 25, 58, 59, 83, 84, 90, 92, 99, 100, 121,
122
Runfile, 3
RXR, 59
RY's, 121

SAREX, 5, 7, 14, 21, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 81, 102, 121
Scheduler, 13, 44, 45
Screen, 3, 9, 14, 15, 19, 26, 28, 37, 40, 42, 43, 44, 51, 55, 56,
64, 67, 78, 79, 85, 88, 91, 92, 93, 96, 99, 100, 102, 111, 112,
126
Screwed, 51
Scroll, 23, 40, 78, 99
Scrollback, 8, 99
ScrollBackWindow, 6, 78
SELCAL, 5, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 26, 31, 32, 35, 36, 72, 73, 91, 92,
93, 96, 98, 101
Semiautomatic, 12, 50, 69
Shift, 2, 8, 20, 27, 59, 85, 87, 91, 92, 93, 100, 105
Shut-down, 121
Shutting, 58
Sideband, 100
SIGNAL, 7, 8, 13, 14, 16, 20, 25, 46, 50, 66, 83, 84, 85, 90, 94,
95, 97, 99, 100, 110, 119, 120, 121
SOLO, 6, 7, 22, 76, 85, 86
ST, 122
Stack, 121
STANDBY, 7, 83, 84, 89, 90
Status, 2, 5, 15, 19, 20, 25, 31, 36, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 64, 65,
66, 68, 69, 74, 78, 81, 82, 85, 86, 88, 89, 91, 92, 93, 100, 109,
119, 121, 126, 127
StatusWindow, 6, 78


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Stream, 6, 7, 8, 62, 80, 81, 86, 87, 89, 96, 97, 98, 110
Streams, 17, 22, 87, 89, 97, 98, 110
Sub-directory, 115
Sub-menu, 71, 72, 73, 74, 76, 81
Sub-modes, 21
Subject, 37, 42
Suffix, 27, 28, 43, 55, 68, 105
SYS, 3, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 18, 25, 36, 38, 39, 43, 48, 54, 57,
64, 68, 73, 75, 81, 82, 88, 89, 92, 94, 101, 102, 103, 104, 110,
111, 113, 118, 119, 120, 121, 123

TheLink, 32, 103
Time-out, 109
Timer, 25, 62, 63, 108
Timestamp, 102
TNC, 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25,
26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 33, 34, 35, 36, 41, 45, 46, 47, 48, 57, 58,
61, 62, 63, 64, 66, 67, 70, 72, 75, 76, 77, 78, 83, 84, 86, 87,
88, 89, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 101, 102, 103, 106, 109, 110, 111,
114, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 125, 126
Traffic, 7, 22, 50, 59, 60, 66, 71, 85, 86, 87, 110
Trigger, 5, 14, 37, 60, 68, 71, 102, 108
TXR, 59
TXT, 6, 18, 24, 41, 46, 65, 74, 90, 109
Type-ahead, 26

Un-mark, 52
UNPROTO, 63, 87
Unshift, 59, 92
Unshift-on-space, 20
Upload, 6, 9, 38, 49, 74, 83, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117
Uppercase, 3, 45, 46, 72
USOS, 8, 20, 59, 91, 92, 100

Verbose, 72

Watch, 111
Window, 2, 15, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 36, 40, 41, 42,
43, 47, 56, 58, 60, 61, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 74, 78, 79, 80, 81,
82, 85, 86, 89, 91, 92, 93, 98, 99, 100, 119, 120, 121
Windows, 27, 40, 42, 43, 79, 81
Wpm, 84, 100, 121

XFLOW, 19, 111

YAPP, 2, 9, 17, 103, 117, 122
Yellow, 20, 21, 22
Yourcall, 35, 38, 47, 66, 67, 68, 98, 108, 116
YYMMDD, 8, 23, 43, 47, 103, 121, 126

Zap, 3, 7, 8, 31, 35, 37, 42, 44, 45, 60, 70, 71, 72, 82, 96, 98,
99


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ZapBBS, 20, 21, 70, 71
Zapp, 64, 71, 83
ZCZC, 92, 94



















































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