So, I have a Pactor
707, windows 7, and Airmail/Sailmail. The Pactor
is connected to the laptop
with a USB/Serial connector that has been tested.
The entire set up was working perfectly 3 months ago. I have just re-newed my sailmail account and now I cant get a connection.
I open the sailmail program, turn on the SSB
, the Pactor 'beeps', I get a message that the Pactor is initializing, then a few seconds later it 'beeps' again and it appears all is well.
Then I try and connect to all the stations that are available and I think after +20 attempts I have connected twice. Though the connection dropped out before it could complete. Many times after trying to connect I get a pop up window saying 'comms with the Pactor have been lost
the terminal window will now close'. I am currently in a small town and appreciate that some of the inability to connect is due to local interference
, but I don't think that would cause the Pactor to 'drop out'?
All the wiring
appears in order. There was a slight tint of corrosion
on the cable to the backstay where it attaches, so I cleaned it and reattached it.
I am a bit lost
. I am wondering if there is some settings I need to change, or maybe some one has had a similar issue? Any help would be appreciated obviously.