Re: Any way to block object or sender?

Mark, KE6BB

Bingo!  That describes it perfectly.  Thanks, Lynn.  


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From: "'Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr)' kj4erj@... [aprsisce]" <aprsisce@...>
Date: 7/29/19 2:00 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: aprsisce@...
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Any way to block object or sender?


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 rv6amark@... [aprsisce] wrote:

Sadly, 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 attached capture). 

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 dave.n8pu@... [aprsisce] <aprsisce@...> wrote:

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 the WiKi.

Dave N8PU
On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 11:45 AM 'Fred Hillhouse' fmhillhouse@... [aprsisce] <aprsisce@...> wrote:

Toolbar Screen Labels Footprint


Fred N7FMH


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Subject: RE: [aprsisce] Any way to block object or sender?



Where is "footprint"?

Arnold, KQ6DI

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