there seems to be some interest in digital sstv. EASYPAL software seems to be the most commonly used.
there is very little (ie: none) written instructions for the program. but there are some "beta testers" that are very familiar with it and give help if needed .
first of all EASYPAL is not really an SSTV program, yes it "does" sstv, but that isn't what it really is. it really is a "file transfer program". it doesn't really care what type of file either. it can transfer any type file (including COM/ EXE, extensions
) so JPG, JPEG, or any other picture extensions will work.
you must be running at least XP (or higher) and the faster the cpu, the better.
download EASYPAL from Welcome To KC1CS Home Page
and install the software
basic set up:
click setup and on the popup menu:
select ptt: rts/dtr or cat (most of you will use rts/dtr) for TX
put a "dot" in the rts on dtr on circle and for RX
put a dot in the rts dtr(off always) circle and then enter the comm port number rx
input, select either line in or mike and adjust sliders to about halfway (these can be fine tuned later)
there are many other options on the setup menu, but , unless you already understand them, just leave them alone and use the program DEFAULTS for now.
this should get the software up and talking to your computer.