This applet enables you to send one or more computer files by telephone or radio. [Receiving is done by a background daemon which monitors a telephone line or continuously scans a list of radio frequencies].
Retrieve the name & address of the person to whom you wish to send the file. On the above panel, select the channel (telephone, HF Radio etc.) by which you wish to send your file. If you select telephone, the number dialled is the one in the Data field in the addressee's communications data. If you select radio, you must establish radio contact before proceeding any further.
Next, select the link and transfer protocols required and the folder containing the file or files you want to send. Mark the files you want to send by clicking on their names in the conventional way. Finally, select Send and click the Start button.
The applet should now open the channel, establish the link and start the transfer. The name of each marked file is highlighted as it is being sent. Progress is shown on the applet panel. You are informed of any problems or errors by message which appear on your browser's status bar. The channel is cleared down automatically at the end of transmission. You can abort transmission at any time by clicking the Clear button.
The above box is simply an image. When implemented as an applet, the operation of each button is displayed on the browser's status bar when the mouse pointer is over the button concerned.
© July 1998 Robert John Morton