Joe and All

Fantastic, very simple, now my MAP65 computer is decoding the data 
comming from the Linrad via the network, one important point for the 
people running the MAP65 on Windows XP and Vista they need to 
introduce and exception on the firewall configuration otherwise 
packets are dropped.

TNX Joe for your explanations, works fine

Alex Artieda
HB9DRI

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Datum: 06.07.2007 14:55
An: "Linrad mailinglist"<linrad@antennspecialisten.se>
Betreff: [linrad] Re: MAP65 Beta Testing

Alex and all,

> I apreciate if some body tell me how integrate Linrad and MAP65 
via 
> the network, I have no idea.

I am anything but an expert in networking; in fact, I have 
some network-related questions of my own, as you will see below.

Of course, the Linrad --> MAP65 network connection should(?) 
work without much effort on the user's part!  I suppose my 
own setup is a more-or-less typical situation, so I will 
describe it first.

At K1JT, MAP65 runs on Computer "A" under Windows 2000. 
Linrad runs on Computer "B" under Linux (currently, Kubuntu 
6.06).  Both computers are connected to a network hub 
through RJ45-style CAT-5 cables, and from there to the 
outside world through a dedicated ADSL line.  My XYL's 
computer is also connected to the hub, and occasionally a 
laptop is connected as well.  The Linrad - MAP65 combination 
works OK without changing anything in this normal network 
setup (but more on this later).

Linrad 02.34 is set up to do its first forward FFT using 
"version 5" (SIMD /SSE instructions) and first backward FFT 
with version 1.  This forces Linrad to multicast its TIMF2 
in 16-bit format, the format expected by MAP65.  To start 
the multicasting of TIMF2 data, hit "N" (Network setup) on 
Linrad's opening screen, and turn ON format 8.  All other 
multicast options should be OFF.  Then enter 0 to go back to 
the opening screen, hit "T" to toggle multicasting on, and 
then select mode "A" (weak-signal CW) for normal operation.

Now start MAP65 on Computer A.  It should immediately begin 
receiving the multicast packets from Linrad; at the end of 
each minute its waterfall displays should update and the 
JT65 decoder will be invoked.

Now for the part where I am still scratching my head... 
MAP65 checks the serial block numbers of each incoming 
packet, so it can tell when any packet(s) have been missed. 
  In my setup this happens all too often -- no doubt as a 
result of something I am doing wrong.  MAP65 displays the 
percentage of dropped packets in the status bar at the 
bottom of its main window.  In my present setup this number 
may be 3% or even larger for the first few minutes after 
starting MAP65; it then settles down to about 0.6%  thereafter.

For reasons I have not yet identified, my system works 
better with the network speed set at 10 Mb/s.  If I set it 
to 100 Mb/s things still work, but the percentage of dropped 
packets increases to about 2.6% in steady state.  Moreover, 
these numbers stay essentially the same (0.6% lost data at 
10 Mb/s, 2.6% lost data at 100 Mb/s) if I disconnect both 
computers from the network hub and simply connect the two 
through a "crossover" cable.  Probably I am doing something 
stupid in the "recvpkt()" routine in MAP65; or perhaps I 
need to set some parameter differently in the Linux and/or 
Windows computers.  If anyone can shed light on the 
situation, or suggest some suitable diagnostics, I would be 
grateful.

I use a completely different pair of computers for 
development work.  One runs Debian Linux (installed from 
Knoppix) and the other runs Win XP/Pro.  Between these 
machines the number of dropped packets is smaller but still 
not necessarily zero.  With the network supposedly running 
at 100 Mb/s, I fairly often see a few (0-20, say) dropped 
packets (out of a total 33103) in a minute.

Loss of 1% of the data is arguably not very important.  It 
does not degrade JT65 decoding noticeably.  Nevertheless, i 
would like to understand what I am doing wrong.

        -- 73, Joe, K1JT

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