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Old 19-09-2018, 02:48   #1
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Send telex via SSB

Hello everybody,

I'm in Greece for the moment and I found out I can get weather bulletins and other great info on request bmo SITOR via OLYMPIA RADIO (or so I believe) My question is: How do I do that ???

My set up:

Icom IC-M802
AT-141
Pactor 3 modem
Winlink software

Everything works fine. I recieve navtex messages and facsimile via Mscan, I can send e-mails via winlink without a problem etc, but have never attempted to send a telex... No idea how, which software needed, etc.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated !!!

PS this is the info from Olympia radio:

Brgds, SAFC



Procedure

Ship makes contact

Automatic identification of the ship during the reception of an ARQ call.


Olympia Radio answers with two lines:


1. MAIN MENU

2. OPERATION WITHOUT MENU (ITU COMMANDS)

 A) The ship types 1+? to enter the main menu as follows:

  1. GET PENDING MESSAGES

  2. LEAVE MSG TO SHORE OR SHIP

  3. COMMUNICATE WITH TLX SUBSCRIBER

  4. REQUEST SPECIAL MESSAGES

  5. CALL THE OPERATOR

  6. SPECIAL COMMANDS

  7. OPERATION WITHOUT MENU (ITU COMMANDS)

  8. END OF COMMUNICATION

  9. BACK TO PREVIOUS MENU

Ship has the ability to select one of the above categories by typing the respective number (i.e. 2+?), following submenus accordingly.

 B) The ship types 2

The ship operator can use the procedure described in the ITU recommendation R492-5.


If the procedure does not succeed, the system will automatically turn to manual operation.


Commands

“BIBI+?”
to clear a radio connection

“DIRTLX n+?”
to request direct telex connection

”DIRTAX+?”
to obtain current charges

“E-MAIL n+?”
to send an electronic mail message (ask operator for details)

“FAX n+?”
to send a fax message

“FREQ N+?”
ship's watchkeeping information

“HELP+?”
list of available commands

“KKKK”
end of facility

“MSG+?”
to collect your traffic

“OPR+?”
to request operator assistance (manual)

“PRESS+?”
request for press bulletin

“RDL+?”
to repeat the last DIRTLX

“STS n+?”
to send ship-to-ship message

“TGM+?”
to send a radiotelegram

“TTT+?”
to request navigational warnings

“VAVA+?”
to clear a radio connection

“WX+?”
request for weather bulletin

“XXX+?”
request for urgency message

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end of all connections
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Old 19-09-2018, 03:27   #2
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Re: Send telex via SSB

I didn't realise that Telex was still around! I used it back in the 70"s before the facsimile came about. I still use fax, once in a while, but my customers prefer the less secure scan and email.
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Re: Send telex via SSB

Me too. The last time I saw a Telex in use was over 20 years ago
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Re: Send telex via SSB

So... How exactly DID you use it back then ?
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So... How exactly DID you use it back then ?

I used it in my wife's Florist shop for Interflora orders using a terminal similar to this.
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So... How exactly DID you use it back then ?

hummer and chisel you shore it s not fax?
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Re: Send telex via SSB

Telex is a text only transmission using 7 bit letter encoding, fax is a graphic transmission, where the content is transmitted pixel wise as image. Telex is far more efficient to transmit messages, but cannot transmit a graphic, picture, different text sizes, styles, fonts or what soever, ir is like a SMS.

Try RTTY...
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