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

Hans BX2ABT hans.bx2abt at msa.hinet.net
Thu Jun 13 02:08:27 UTC 2019

Scott to the rescue! This older version does start up and I'm waiting 
for some telemetry to come in right now. And it does indeed connect to 
Direwolf, which is much better than HS_soundmodem in the sense that it 
doesn't use the soundcard to route audio from GQRX, but UDP instead. 
Great! Thanks Scott.

@JE9PEL: all OCX files were registered, checked not once, not twice, but 
thrice. So what I suspected already is that the recent versions of 
AGW_onlinekiss_plus and getKiss share a similar code base, which is 
different from the previous AGW_onlinekiss.

Now Jan, your instructions on how to install on Linux are very clear, 
but if they can't be reproduced by an innocent passerby then they are of 
little use. Have you tried it on a clean install, like Ubuntu 19.04?

Final request: can someone post or email me an example .kss file from 
any current sat (like the XW, CAS, etc.) for me to test the decoder?




On 06/13/2019 12:16 AM, Scott via AMSAT-BB wrote:
> 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:
> https://www.qsl.net/k/k4kdr//downloads/agw-kss-linux/
> ... 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
> appropriately.
> -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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