The present procedure in order to monitor channel traffic is rather complicated. There should be a simple button that would allow to decode the channel traffic in the case you only want to listen. All other digital modes are transparent and you can listen to whatever QSO is on a given frequency. Why is this not possible with VarAC ? I figure VARA does not allow this ?
Ezio K3EK / F5MWA
Hello, Irad's configutation works ok. That's what I was looking for. I'd not realized this option was in the settings menu. Many thanks
Ezio - K3EK / F5MWA
It is very simply.
You only need to duplicate the VARA modem directory, point under settings to the new location and VarAC will automatically configure it in MONITOR mode and start it. you end up getting this every time you launch VarAC :
I do agree its easy to monitor --- it would be really nice to have a separate window pop up with all the control frames and mail reading in one spot ... I enjoy watching frame traffic and others mail ... this would be an awesome enhancement.
Keep in mind that VARA is a ARQ mode where the others are not, this adds to the complication of monitoring. But it is also why VARA gets through where others do not.
It is quite easy, go to the VARA HF MODEM, select monitor and select ON.
You will then be able to monitor what is being sent.