If you don't have an active FTP server to connect to, then it can't be done. Period. End of story.
Yes, but either the terminal or the mainframe can be the "server". . .
To do what i believe is wanted, simply using the pc as the client will take care of the "problem". This can
be automated. Given that TS is a beginner, i believe a lower-level "solution" is needed. Everyone i've met for a long, long time has been able to download a file from an ftp server. . .
To test this is suggest TS manually download the data as a test. Then, automate the process using whatever is available on the user's pc (which may require a bit of conversation with the desktop/network support).