I have done that in the past, and
actually found that configuration on an old Windows 8
(upgraded to Win 10) tablet (Acer W8?) that I have used for
years. I usually run that as an RF only instance since we
don’t really need additional Igates here in southern
California (they don’t hurt anything either), and it gives
me a good view of the RF environment. I know, I can
configure the scroller to see RF only, and the screen, etc.,
but I have found separate instances are simply easier for me
to see and use. That old tablet is also fanless, and 3 of
my last 4 computer failures were due to fan freeze-up. The
tablet is too slow and “thermally challenged” for much of
anything else, but APRSIS32 runs great on it.
The dual instance of APRSIS32 is what I
have settled on, and it works great. You only need one
executable, but you create a shortcut for each instance
using the .exe as the “Target” for both, and different
“Start in” directories. Each instance saves its own
aprsis32.xml in its own target directory. Works great.
that you should NOT connect an IGate to firenet. “
My mind just
isn’t what it used to be. You just reminded me WHY I
started running separate instances, one for Amateur
Radio APRS, on standard APRS tier 2 servers, and a
second instance for weather watching on firenet. You
also get weather advisories AND warnings on firenet.
I set this
all up in 2016, so I think I will copy parts of your
message and put it in a file for future reference. My
mind just isn’t what it used to be, or did I mention
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b/KJ4ERJ-15 will get you my flying satellites as will
o/ISS*/PSAT* (the * is required as they have trailing
spaces. This should work on both APRS-IS and firenet.
b/KJ4ERJ-LS will get you the individual strikes as well
as the strike zones as well o/LS-*/SZ-*. If you only want
the strike zones (a lot fewer objects, but nearly as
informative), just use o/SZ-*. This only works on
firenet. The KJ4ERJ-15 for lightning data is obsolete and
should be ignored.
Note that you should NOT connect an IGate to firenet.
I've been told that firenet's 14580 ports are not
internally flagged as "IGate" ports, so they will NOT
remember what stations you've gated and therefore you will
not receive messages addressed to those stations nor
courtesy posits from the originators of those messages.
If I thought about it hard enough, I could probably come
up with a combination of APRSIS32 instances to pull off
gating nearby strikezone objects from the -IS to RF
without actually using firenet as the IGate connection,
but given their update frequency during a storm, I really
don't think you'd ever want to actually do this.
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of
APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
4/30/2020 4:52 PM, KE6BB via groups.io wrote:
the reminder, Fred. I had forgotten about Lynns
lightning server. I noticed that I had -b/KJ4ERJ-LS
in my filters which I changed to b/KJ4ERJ-LS, and it
works! Now I remember that I used the “-“ to turn the
filter off without having to take it clear out of the
Configure menu. That keeps it handy so I can turn
lightning on or off without having to look it up.
I found an
old message (#29727 dated 10/22/16 in groups.io) that
says to, “…specify a filter of b/KJ4ERJ-15 or o/LS*…”,
but that may be old info. I haven’t tried either of
of great job of keeping me from hanging out in bars
all night 😜.
almost the same thing. I also display earthquakes and
Release it! It is ready!
Yes! I've had 2
instances running most of the day...One for "normal"
APRS traffic (RF & IS), and a second one for NWS
traffic on firenet for weather (tornado) watching. No
problems so far.
I love the program!
Original message --------
5:38 PM (GMT-08:00)
[APRSISCE] Ready for Release?
So, according to the
second ("Upgrades") telemetry graph for KJ4ERJ at
aprs.fi, it appears that the upgrades are slowing
down. So the $20,000
question is: For those of you running the latest
is it ready to be pushed out as the first General
release since 2012?
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows
Mobile and Win32
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