Sound Card Packet












Introduction
   
AGWPE Overview
    More about AGWPE
1. Interface
  
 Getting Started
   
Kits and Pre-assembled
    Receive Audio Cable
    Transmit Audio Cable
    PTT (TX Control) Cable
    2 Radio Modification
2. AGWPE Set Up
   
Download and Install
    Basic AGWPE Setup
    2 Radio Setup
    2 Card Setup
3. Sound Card Setup
    Basic Settings
    Additional Settings
   
Tuning Aid
4. Windows™ Setup
   
TCP/IP Settings
    Update Windows
5. Problems?
   
Program Behavior
    Receiving
    Transmitting
    Connections
    USB SignaLink
6. Using AGWPE
    AGWPE on a Network
   
Baud Rates & Modes
    Remote Control
    TCP/IP Over Radio
   
Tips and Tricks
   
Traffic Parameters
7. Compatible Programs:
    Setup Help
   
UI-View
   
WinAPRS
   
Winpack
   
Others
8. Packet Reference
   
Overview
    Exchange Modes
    Frame Headers
    TNCs and AGWPE
    What to do with Packet
    Common Frequencies
    Sound Card Mechanics
    Further Reading     
  
   

 

 

Download and Install AGWPE

1. Download the last official release of the AGWPE Program

2. Install AGWPE

Note: To remove a prior version of AGWPE from your system, simply delete the files in the AGWPE folder or, even simper, delete the folder. You can not use the Windows' "Add or Remove Programs" routine in the Control Panel, since AGWPE is not "installed" in Windows like most other programs.

Another option is to rename the older version's folder rather than remove it.

  •  AGWPE does not use the typical Windows "Add or Remove Programs" install routine from the Control Panel (which is Start> Settings> Control Panel> Add or Remove Programs ).

    Instead, simply extract the zipped files into a new folder. I always create a new folder for each version of AGWPE that I download, since each version of the program uses the same file names and I don't want to mix files from different versions. After you do this, AGWPE is installed!

    Note that the main AGWPE program is called AGW Packet Engine.exe. This is the program you will use to run AGWPE.

    The next step is to configure AGWPE:

    Basic Setup for AGWPE (1 sound card & one 1 radio)   or

    Setup AGWPE for  2 radios     or

    Setup AGWPE for  2 sound cards


    Some installation tips and information:

Create a Shortcut: You may want to create a Windows shortcut on your desktop to the AGW Packet Engine.exe file . 

You can also add a link to AGW Packet Engine.exe on your Windows Start Menu by dragging and dropping a copy of that AGWPE shortcut icon onto the Windows Start  button on the Task Bar at the bottom of your screen.

 
Language files: You do not need to unzip the alternate language files into the AGWPE folder if you plan to use the default language of English. (For more information on alternate language files see the Tips and Tricks page.)
 
Do I need to install special drivers for using the parallel port to control PTT?

No. Earlier versions of AGWPE did require special parallel drivers, but they are no longer necessary. For the most recent versions of AGWPE, e.g. since version 2001.38, it is not necessary to download or use the drivers.zip file from the AGWPE site despite what the AGWPE program Help file or the AGWPE web site may say.

       
  Last Updated: 11/01/2011