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Winlink VARA not working at 3.3.32 Flex Release
I just upgraded to release 3.3.32 and all seems to be working well. The upgrade was easy and took little time. However, my Winlink VARA no longer communicates to a gateway. All setting and configurations are checked and are the same as the previous release 3.2.39. That worked well and was reliable. I wonder if anyone has had the opportunity to try Winlink VARA on HF at the new release. My Winlink Express is release 184.108.40.206 which seems to be the latest.
I should not blame the software at this point but...... VARA was very reliable at the previous software (3.2.39) but now it will not connect. Everything seems to work. It transmits and receives but never connects with the gateway.
I have checked every configuration I could think of and all seems good. I can put out about 30 to 40 watts and the transmit waveform looks normal. The VARA modem can 'see' traffic so it can receive.
I tried several stations on 80 M and 40 M and tried each one many times.
I can only see one thing that might be out of the ordinary. The latency at the end of transmit, where the transceiver should change to receive seems delayed. I think that after the audio ends, there is still some RF going out for a brief time. By the time the Flex 'listens' it is too late. Or this could be just my imagination ! It is hard to tell.
Are you aware of any way to control this 'latency' period? Has anyone else tried Winlink VARA and what was the result? Many Thanks and Best 73 to All, Jim KD1I
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