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Welcome to PSKmail wiki, community for global communication
PSKmail is a communication software used and developed by radio amateurs.
PSKmail is a multi-purpose tool for radio communication:
On field: PSKmail is suitable for campers, sailors, hikers, bikers…for hobby and for communication needs.
For emergency communication: PSKmail is field tested and you can practice to use it every day.
Or just for fun: Enjoy magic of amateur radio at your shack.
Multi-purpose: File upload and download, email services, text-page loading from Internet (like weather forecasts), short quick emails throw APRS, twitter tweets sending. And it can be used to sent status updates for Facebook also…
Stay on map: PSKmail offers APRS location and message sending and receiving and also iGate for transfer APRS-data to Internet. PSKmail works together with mapping software such as xastir, for local or global needs.
Adaptive:PSKmail offers possibility to automatic message transfer in hard communication conditions. If needed, it will chance to most robust modes available and it uses arq for strong error-correction.
Open source software, voluntary servers: Free and open network.
(Although you are supposed to buy a beer to PA0R whenever appropriate.)
Mainstream clients: V1 and V2 are java-based to be independent from operation systems. V1 works also on ARM like Raspberry Pi.
Ultra-portable client: AndPSKmail is for Android-devices. Supports also Bluetooth audio.
Server software: The PSKmail server functions as a gateway between the PSKmail network and the Internet. Servers are developed for Linux but usable at Windows also.
PskMail, both client and server, works happily on Raspberry Pi. Here remote desktop of RasPi is on android-tablet and Pi itself is installed inside of FT-897.
Mainstream Java-clients: V1 and V2:
Client software needs no special hardware, it uses computer soundcard.
Version 2 have own modem included.
AndPskmail is client software for android-devices. It can use devices own gps to produce APRS-location beacons. Other capabilities are quite similar to mainstream clients.
The Pskmail server functions as a gateway between the PSKmail network and the Internet. The most important internet services it offers are: Email, browsing the web (text only), APRS services (messaging, short emails, posits) and Twitter.
The server can interface with a local Email server in case the internet is lost in an emergency. It holds an info file store for download, which can be periodically updated
The server software is only available for Linux, but there are provisions to easily run it on a windows computer…one is to use Puppy-live-cd which contains also server.
- PSKmail network have no single critical point: PSKmail uses a decentralized client/server gateway concept.