windows 10 software..

Discussion in 'Rig Control, Propagation, Cluster, & Other Softwar' started by KD7PTN, May 21, 2019.

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  1. KD7PTN

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    I have a AEA PK232 and just started figuring out packet radio, when my computer crashed. I now have a laptop running windows 10. my question is this, I can not find any program to run with my pakratt … is there any out there that won't cost an arm and a leg?
     
  2. AF9US

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    KD7PTN:

    A long time ago... a terminal program - HyperTerminal used to come bundled with Windows. A long time ago... HyperTerminal was "de-bundled" from Windows but available as a seperate and free download. I gave-up on Windows 10 years ago and lost track of HyperTerminal and its current availability, and do not know what terminal program is current for Windows 10.

    Using a terminal program to talk the PK-232 would also required the use of the command-line interface of the PK-232, instead of offering a Graphical User Interface.

    AEA used to offer a GUI program for the PK-232 called PC Pakratt. It was a very nice application. I believe it is still available from AEA, don't know the price.

    Good luck in your search for an application program to use with the PK-232, it's been around for a long time. And, the PK-232 has periodically been updated.
    Bernie, AF9US
     
  3. K7MEM

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    You can always get PuTTY. PuTTY has been around for a long time and works on almost any platform. I have been using it for a long time. I retired in 2011 but was using it long before that. I use it for general serial port communication and for X-Windows use (Cygwin64).
     
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