Re: RF but not APRS.FI

Greg D

I believe 0x1b is the "ESC" key.  Control-[ also generates the same code on some keyboards, so perhaps it's a problem with fat-fingers.

Greg  KO6TH

Lynn Deffenbaugh wrote:

It's an invalid symbol code.  <0x1b> is not a valid symbol.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

PS.  Here's Hessu's answer:

On Wed, 16 Dec 2020, Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:


Do you know if's APRS parser is case sensitive on the N/S and E/W in an uncompressed
position packet?  Consider:

2020-12-16 15:47:53EST: N7DJX>BEACON,WAREAG,qAR,KG7KMV:!4334.26n/11619.11w<0x1b>w-Hara war Eagle 147.04 pl 123 [I
nvalid uncompressed location]

No, it's case insensitive for that, but it wouldn't accept it due to the invalid symbol code character (0x1B hex).

  - Hessu

On 12/16/2020 3:54 PM, Lynn Deffenbaugh wrote:

I'll ask Hessu on, but I suspect you are correct.  Didn't even think to go to the raw packets when I saw the map date was from back in November!

These were gated by KG7KMV, not W7OSG, but that has nothing to do with why they're not showing at

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

On 12/16/2020 3:50 PM, Mike Heskett WB5QLD wrote:

N7DJX has invalid position, Is it because of n & w instead of N & W


2020-12-16 13:47:53 CST: N7DJX>BEACON,WAREAG,qAR,KG7KMV:!4334.26n/11619.11w<0x1b>w-Hara war Eagle 147.04 pl 123 [Invalid uncompressed location]
2020-12-16 14:10:05 CST: N7DJX>ID,WAREAG,qAR,KG7KMV:N7DJX/R WIDE2-2/D N7DJX-1/B
2020-12-16 14:17:53 CST: N7DJX>BEACON,WAREAG,qAR,KG7KMV:!4334.26n/11619.11w<0x1b>w-Hara war Eagle 147.04 pl 123 [Invalid uncompressed location]
2020-12-16 14:30:31 CST: N7DJX>ID,WAREAG,qAR,KG7KMV:N7DJX/R WIDE2-2/D N7DJX-1/B


Michael Heskett



From: <> On Behalf Of Lynn Deffenbaugh
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 2:47 PM
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] RF but not APRS.FI


First, it appears that your APRS-IS port is down. That would explain your station not igating anyone.  In the upper right corner, do you see it alternating between your port status and shows that APRS-IS is down?

Enables / View Logs / Port(APRS-IS) and enable that log and you might see what is going on with your APRS-IS port.

But I do see that you are copying N7DJX directly, a total of 5 packets in the past 2 hours.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

On 12/16/2020 3:16 PM, Michael wrote:

Not me, but N7DJX

Mike W7OSG

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