James--- my responses after the dashes:
can get a lot of information from the scroller. You can get even
from the raw data. Learning to understand what you are seeing in
raw data is key in understanding how your local network is
--- do you mean learning to understand the raw data in the APRSISCE logs?? Which logs do you find the most informative??
what I can see in your area so far, and the amount of traffic,
should be fine with WIDE2-2. In areas with a lot of users, WIDE2-1
a better choice.
---- I have changed to WIDE2-2. I need to educate
kw4b and get him to change also.
The first step is to put your station on the
air 24/7 running as an
i-gate. With that in place, we can get a view
into what is happening
in Savannah. (Sounds like the serial
port is locking up. Any software attempting to
the serial port will squawk, not just OTWINCFG)
--- I think I have the com port issue solved by
changing to a different serial port. Never did find what else was trying to
access that port. So the program I believe has been running over 24 hrs.
Over the past few days it's been meandering
around a golf course, then it
started drifting south quite a bit. Now it
looks like it has taken off
down the interstate!
--- Strictly operator error on my part, have
that squared away.
good! I'd hate to see you homeless! :) Let me guess, dragging the
around to have a look, and that was moving the house?
-- You are absolutely correct regarding me clicking and dragging; -- think I have
cured myself of that
--- So I think I have implemented all your suggestions but am certainly
ready for any more that you may have; if you have time to observe the APRS happenings
in and around Savannah. I hope others in the Group have learned from this thread
as much as I have.