Re: Problem with sending message via RF
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I am still connected to the IS, but just on receive only. So I can either get acks back via RF or IS. Also I am about 100% positive that I am getting an ack back because it makes it on the first attempt and then moves to the next line, but a packet never goes out. And then the number goes 2,3,4,5,6 attempts but it is not triggering RF.
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Some APRS applications will hold onto your multiline messages until an ACK is seen for each line in turn.
If you send:
Message Line 1
Message Line 2
and APRSISCE/32 doesn't see the ACK for line 1, it will never attempt to send line 2. You can go into the queue and delete line 1, and then line 2 will go out. Or, you can uncheck the ACK checkbox, and APRSISCE/32 will send line after line without needing to see and ACK back.
When connected to the APRS-IS directly, ACKs are pretty much guaranteed, but via RF only, it can take a bit to get a successful ACK back, especially in a less that reliable network that most heavily populated areas have.
When I am working with messaging to my digipeaters via RF, I have to uncheck the ACK box to be able to work without having to delete messages manually. You don't always get ACKS gated back, but I see the response from the digipeater, so I know that I got through.