I am trying to get the new Broadcast mode to work. I have upgraded to VARA v4.6.5. I can make normal connections and pings with stations. When I try and do a Broadcast to a station I have a good SNR to nothing happens.
my broadcast seems to work...have received and sent.....no acknowledgements returned to me, for the sent ones, though I have asked....kindly....
My two modems, monitor left and "main modem" right looks like this:
It says disconnected, no mention of interface disabled.
(I do not have winlink installed)
For what it is worth....
I would like to thank Irad & everyone else for the excellent support! I can confirm that my issue with Broadcast mode not working was infact a Windows Defender Firewall issue. See the screen shot below. That said I am wondering if it would be possible to resolve the misleading error message that VARA HF posts? That would be KISS Interface Disabled (Winlink Priority). See the attached screenshot below.
73 - Mike - KB0FX
According to the VARA HF KISS documentation KISS is automatically disabled when using a Winlink App. That is exactly what I see happening on my installation. I do have Winlink installed on my Windows 10 computer but of course I am not trying to run Winlink. That said I am running the new version of VARA HF.
FWIW I'm having similar problems as everyone else. I tried the few different fixes suggested here, but I'm not a power user so a lot of the TCP Port, Port 8100 Firewall stuff is totally over my head and I'm probably doing something wrong.
I made other test inverted port numbers for main port and kiss, so i put 8100 port for normal varac mode, and 8300 for kiss mode, now 8100 works in normal and 8300 not for kiss mode
Here is how Henrik Bo Carisen sorted it out:
Please send a broadcast, wait for 1 minutes and attach here the VArAC.log output
Also me trying to make a all stns message in broadcast mode but not works and also to a desired station not working
Windows install with rig control. VARA (4.6.5) and VarAC (6.2.4). frq: 14,105.00
"Broadcast send" does not activate TX, just says "Preparing to broadcast to G4..." in the log, after filling in the broadcast message window, Not working to specific call nor all.
Have not received any broadcasts either.
Not sure if you say you did not decode a broadcast yet or you are unable to get one out. we will need some logs / screenshots and a better decsripiton.