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It's a problem of his choice of Symbol. He has selected \l
(backslash lower case L) which is an Area Object symbol. See the
Area Objects section of aprs101.pdf on page 60. I suspect he's
including a speed and heading in the packet, but that gets
interpreted as the object type and color along with the size of
the object. Yep, as he moves around, the "Area Object" his packet
is describing will flail rather interestingly.
He just needs to change his symbol to not be an Area Object.
There's nothing else wrong with his packets as I can see them.
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE
for Windows Mobile and Win32
On 7/29/2019 4:19 PM, Mark Petiford
THIS IS NOT A FOOTPRINT
Toolbar>Screen>Labels>Footprint doesn't fix this
problem. It appears that the KJ6DZB-3 is sending telemetry in
his position beacon, and APRSIS32 seems to display it as a
multiline object (see attached screen capture), NOT a
footprint. Sometimes it is a circle, several minutes later it
turns into a vertical line extending upward, and other times
it is 2 vertical lines extending upward and downward (see
That isn't really the worst
part though. His relatively long position beacon is being
sent at approximately 30 sec. to 1 minute intervals (appears
it may be GPS dither) in the middle of one of the most densely
populated APRS areas of the world using a path of
WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2. That is seldom necessary in that area. WIDE2
digi's are very common in the area, and are usually located on
very tall peaks, so coverage is very good. When in that area,
I usually change my path to WIDE2-1 and do as well as can be
expected given the system saturation. I have never seen the
need for WIDE1.
I don't know anything about a
SainSonic AP510 tracker, but it appears something is wrong.
Just my thoughts. They are
free, so take them for what they are worth.
On Monday, July 29, 2019, 9:22:03 AM PDT, David Shrum
Wish I could remember just how long I have
been using this program of Lynn's and just
discovered today, (because someone asked a
question) some "new" features to me. DUH, but
I basically just use it to track my son when
he is out and about. Thanks Fred N7FMH for
pointing this out. Even though I already was
using the "footprint", I didn't realize I was,
now to 'play' with some of the other screen
settings. 😊 Obviously I haven't read all of
Toolbar Screen Labels