[App_rpt-users] Alternative to WebTransceiver java applet

Bob Brown - WØNQX bbrown at byrg.net
Sat Apr 15 16:27:18 EDT 2017


This is the best way.... the K5TRA web transceiver.... IMHO

https://w0nqx.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-k5tra-allstar-web-transceiver.html

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Thanks in Advance

   Bob, WØNQX

   Kansas City Metro Area

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On Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 3:24 PM, Doug Crompton <wa3dsp at gmail.com> wrote:

> If you must have the web transceiver there are ways around the problem -
> see -
>
> https://fedoramagazine.org/firefox-npapi-plugins-fedora/
>
> https://support.mozilla.org/t5/Manage-preferences-and-add-
> ons/Use-the-Java-plugin-to-view-interactive-content-on-websites/ta-p/3244
>
> Perhaps the best way is to install an old browser version just for using
> the web transceiver.
>
> but honestly with portable nodes, iaxrpt, the phone portal, sip
> connections, echolink, etc. why do we really need it. I can count on one
> hand the times I have used it in four years and then only to play. It never
> worked that well anyway. Its like Echolink, it uses the computer mic and
> speakers and its quality is only as good as those are which often is not
> very good. Most everyone now has a smart phone. From it you can ssh into
> your node and use iaxrpt, echolink, or other sip application for voice. You
> could also build a "radioless" portable node that uses your phone as a
> hotspot or add a radio for extended range.
>
> If a user wants to try out Allstar or connect to an Allstar node to talk
> to a buddy they could use Echolink by connecting to the many nodes that
> support it.
>
> My vote for what it counts would be to take it off allstarlink.org
> altogether. If something is not there no one can complain about it not
> working!
>
>
>
> *73 Doug*
>
> *WA3DSP*
>
> *http://www.crompton.com/hamradio <http://www.crompton.com/hamradio>*
>
> On Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 2:38 PM, Doug Kingston <dpk at randomnotes.org>
> wrote:
>
>> As I am sure many of you are aware, the WebTransceiver has been rendered
>> largely useless by the deprecation of Java support in many major browsers.
>> Even where it can still be used (e.g. Safari), the process to enable it is
>> convoluted and a challenge for many users.  Is there any project underway
>> to develop either a standalone app or a modern browser based application in
>> HTML5 or JavaScript that will replace this very useful capability.  Lack of
>> an authenticated client for general hams to use to access Allstar nodes is
>> probably the major impediment to much stronger adoption of Allstar.  With
>> the uniformly poor audio quality of Echolink being promulgated by its ease
>> of use, we really need an authenticated access method for Allstar that is
>> as easy to use as the Echolink clients.
>>
>> I am willing to help if there is a path forward here.  Is there a better
>> list to discuss this?
>>
>> Lets discuss,
>>   -Doug-, KD7DK
>>
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