Re: TT4

Lynn Deffenbaugh

Broncus wrote:
It seems the only equipment that show the objects name are Kenwoods (at least the D7). My T2 puts the originator on the LCD but the object name on the GPS display. For an object, the D7 actually shows the the object name and in the comment field the comment. For a repeater, the object name is the frequency and the status will give tone and range. For example, see objects on APRS.FI from PNRDVL. There are 3 of them. Actually 4, but one is not currently being updated.

Here is one of the objects:
Source callsign: PNRDVL APRS object: 147.135NH
Comment: T100 r20m S.Uncan MT

The question is, what information is the most useful to an observer? Is it the originator of the object or the object itself?
The scrolling station log is simply there to show that traffic is coming in from the stations being displayed. The actual object name is placed on the map and is also available if you click on a station in the scrolling display to learn more about what it said, not just the fact that it said something. I would have to say that what's most important to the observer isn't that they heard about an object, but they'll scan the map to find the closest antenna object and click it to get the details.

The D710 allows the user to set the radio to a repeater object if it is properly formed. I actually would like the repeater objects to be stored in a separate file for access by software that can program my FT857D. It would sure be handy when travelling to areas other than my own.
Got any specs on that "separate file" that FT857D programming software can access. I've certainly not heard of such software, but then, I don't own an FT857D either!

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - The best thing about being an author is that I get to do it MY way! (But I'd like that way to work for others as well!)

Ah, more food for thought! :)

Best regards,

--- In, "Lynn W. Deffenbaugh" <kj4erj@...> wrote:

And now for the rest of the story...

The same thing happens with received objects. The ID in the scrolling station log will be the originator of the object (or the IGate if the object was 3rd party gated, a rare occurrence) but the right click menu will be for the object itself. You see this a lot with repeater frequency objects that are beaconed.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ

Robin Williams wrote:

Hi Lynn,
That was quick.
"Do you mean ones that were gated from -IS to RF by an iGate?"
Your explanation says it all.
-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Sunday, 7 March 2010 3:07 p.m.
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] TT4

Robin Williams wrote:

I have my laptop (zl3rew-8) hooked up to a TT4 running in kiss mode.
Seems to TX and RX fine.
The only issue is in the station pane on the left.
If a station is received via an iGate it shows the igate callsign not the stations callsign.
The stations appear on the map ok as normal.
Something i have done wrong?
I'm not sure what you mean "received via an iGate". Do you mean ones that
were gated from -IS to RF by an iGate? The scrolling station display shows
the fromCall of the actual received packet, be it from -IS or RF. In the
case of an -IS to RF gated packet, the iGate is actually the sender that you
received. The originator of the packet is contained behind the 3rd party
header. It will show properly both in the popup and on the map.

I intended the scrolling log to be a snapshot of the station's you're
actually hearing. The * means you've heard THAT station via RF, not
necessarily the packet originator which could become very misleading if I'd
put a * beside that callsign. You'd think you've gotten some extreme DX
reception via RF.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ


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