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Here are a few programs I've either written or fiddled with.

TkConv v3.0.1 for the Macintosh (MacOS 9 or earlier)

This is a port of TkConv v3.0.1 by Tomi Manninen OH2BNS.
Updated: 30th October, 2000. This runs under Tcl/Tk 8.2.1 and the runtime libraries are included so you don't need to download the Tcl/Tk package. The source is included in all archives. The "source" file contains only the Macintosh source file.



A Converse Client written in Perl/Tk. pConv requires at least Perl 5.005_03, Perl/Tk 800.020 or later, IO-1.20, Config::IniFiles, Tk::HistEntry and Tk::FontDialog. All of these (except perl itself) can be installed via CPAN. There is a perl script in the package called "installmods" that will attempt to install them for you. If this fails then checkout for more information.

HTPP 1.22/kcm1

This are my modifications to Hessu's HTPP 1.22 code. I've re-enabled channel 0 and nicknames.

Converse Robots

Here are some robots for the ham radio converse network.


Xastir is an APRS client program that uses amateur radio and internet services to convey GPS mapping, weather, and positional data in a graphical application. It has been developed by and for amateur radio enthusiasts to provide real-time data in an easy to use package.

The main website is at

I've put together a small port skeleton that will install it under FreeBSD using the FreeBSD ports system.

xastir-1.5.0.tar.gz (2.5Kb)

Currently it installs the 1.5.0 stable release.


This is a FreeBSD port skeleton of WAMPES 000304. It will compile and install it automatically however you still have to configure it. Not for the faint hearted. You can get help on the BSD Hams list at

wampes-port.tar.gz (3Kb)


This is a FreeBSD port skeleton for gMFSK, a multi-mode soundcard terminal program for HF amateur communications. Currently the program supports the following amateur digital communications modes: MFSK16, MFSK8, RTTY, THROB, PSK31, PSK63, MT63 and FELDHELL.

The main website is at

gmfsk-0.6.tar.gz (3Kb)

By Carl Makin