[amsat-bb] agw_onlinekiss_plus.exe on Linux with Wine

Scott scott23192 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 12 16:16:23 UTC 2019

I had not previously attempted this particular combination on linux, but
have a working setup if you would like to try it.

As you have found, the "plus" version of AGW_Online_Kiss does indeed
generate some errors that are difficult to resolve.  But that version of
the utility provides more functionality than you really need just to
generate .KSS files.

In fact, I normally use the original non-plus AGW_Online_Kiss on Windows
and have copied it over to linux for use under Wine.

By placing one dependency file in the same folder where the .EXE is
located, it runs very nicely.  Of course, the .INI file needs to be edited
for each person.

Lastly, this utility simply listens on the specified AGW port for packets
from your software soundmodem of choice.  On linux, Direwolf is by far the
best tool to use.  I have included an appropriate direwolf .CONF file at
the URL I'll list below.   So the Direwolf command would be:

direwolf -c direwolf-1200.conf

... and after that is running, start AGW_Online_Kiss.exe.   Click the
"Connect AGW" button and you should see confirmation of a connection to
Direwolf.  When packets are heard over the audio path that Direwolf is
monitoring, if all the settings match (baud rate, etc.) you'll see the
decodes in AGW_Online_Kiss and a .KSS file (and optionally .LOG file) will
be created for you.

I have placed this version of AGW_Online_Kiss, the .OCX dependency, and
that sample Direwolf .CONF file at:


... please review the .INI and .CONF file to verify that they are suitable
to your configuration.  If you need to decode packets other than 1200 baud,
I recommend copying that .CONF file to a new file and editing it

-Scott,  K4KDR


On Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 10:49 AM Hans BX2ABT via AMSAT-BB <
amsat-bb at amsat.org> wrote:

> You have to trust me on that one: checked everything thrice. Besides, if
> the paths are not correct it will give a different warning.
> Don't you think it's strange that both AGW_kissonline_plus.exe and
> getkiss.exe give me the same "Runtime error '9' message?
> 73 de Hans
> On 06/12/2019 10:10 PM, PE0SAT | Amateur Radio wrote:
> >
> >
> > On 12-06-2019 15:51, Hans BX2ABT wrote:
> >> Hello Jan,
> >
> > Hi Hans,
> >
> >>
> >> Still banging my head. Tried everything that was suggested (thanks
> >> JE9PEL) and more, but still the "Runtime error '9'" that comes up. I
> >> also checked your updated page on this and downloaded getkiss.exe, but
> >> guess what........"Runtime error '9'".
> >
> > Make sure the settings that are part off the *.ini file are correct.
> >
> > For example FILE_PATH= and TLEFILE=
> >>
> >> Strange as it is, all the other software/decoders/tlm forwarder are
> >> working. With regards to hs_soundmodem I saw a mention that this can
> >> also save .kss files. If so, how? If this is possible, then this could
> >> be an alternative. And to be complete: my goal is to get some
> >> KISS-files from Athenoxat-1 to upload to them.
> >>
> >> 73 de Hans
> >>
> >> BX2ABT
> >
> > 73 Jan PE0SAT
> >
> >

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