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New poll for aprsisce

aprsisce@...
 

Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
aprsisce group:

An idea was just posted on G4ILO's blog (http://www.g4ilo.com/2010/01/aprs-phone.html) for a "walker's economy mode" that cycles the GPS (and possibly the APRS-IS as well but that kills incoming messages) off and on at a longish interval to preserve battery life for longer-duration, slow-moving outings.

How useful would you find such a feature?


o 1 - Very Useful (I'd use it every day)
o 2 - Somewhat Useful (Maybe once a week)
o 3 - Yes and No (Maybe once every month or two)
o 4 - Marginally Useful (What? ME? WALK?)
o 5 - Useless (Why clutter up the configuration)


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Thanks!


Debug Log generation and APRSServer Modification

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

(Copying DL1UL support for other's reference)

I don't see anything obvious wrong in the configuration file. Can you
do the following steps for me:

1) Turn on Enables/Debug Logging
2) Close the client
3) Restart the client
4) Wait a bit, maybe move around so the GPS changes
5) Close the client

And e-mail me the APRSISCE.LOG that should be in My Documents and
possibly synchronized to your PC. It is important that you get a copy
of this file BEFORE restarting the client as it is cleared on each restart.

I'm suspecting that your phone is having trouble connecting to the
APRS-IS server. I may recommend changing the <APRSServer> in the
configuration file from rotate.aprs2.net to your regional server of
euro.aprs2.net. If you want to try this, make sure you only edit or
copy the APRSISCE.XML file with the client closed. This file is also
rewritten by the client when it is executing.

If you select "Info" on the "Me" popup menu (click on your station and
it should say "Me", the cascading menu should have an "Info" option), it
will show you the configured APRS-IS server so you can see if your
change took effect or was overwritten.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Watching for the .LOG file...

PS. For information on Tier 2 APRS-IS servers, see
http://www.aprs2.net/#regional


APRS OK Information Explanation...

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Oh, one other thing. APRSISCE puts a line of text below the "APRS OK"
line that shows the pressure to transmit an updated position. Can you
tell me what your's is saying? It will be something like:

Dist nn% - Traveled Percentage of Max Distance
Fore nn% - Forecasted Percentage of Max Distance
Proj nn% - Percentage of Forecast Error
Head nn% - Percentage of Heading Change
Time hh:mm:ss - Count down from Max Time
STOP - Stopped having been moving
START - Started having been stopped
FORCE - Clicked the Transmit button
LostFix - GPS Lost a Fix
GotFix - GPS Acquired a Fix

It DOES say "APRS OK", right? If not, then you're having trouble getting
connected to an APRS-IS server.

There are also three colored bars below that text that indicate (top to
bottom):

Transmit Pressure increasing left to right (Transmits when it gets to
the right, see also last line)
APRS-IS Quiet Time - Increasing left to right, reconnects if it ever
gets to the right
Transmit Throttle decreasing right to left (Counts down Min Time after
beacon)

These bars aren't very wide, but the normal behavior is that the top one
will crawl to the right and a beacon will be sent when it hits the right
edge. At that time, the bottom bar will jump immediately to the right
and start shrinking to the left as the Min Time elapses.

The center bar will grow from the left until a new packet is received
from APRS-IS. If it ever gets to the right edge (set by Quiet Time which
should be 60 seconds), the APRS-IS connection is dropped and a new
connection is established. APRS-IS servers send out a heartbeat every
20-30 seconds if no packet has been sent, so this bar should just hover
in the left half of the display, growing longer and then disappearing
only to start over. If your filter has lots of stations coming in, you
might never actually see this bar (although you station list will be
scrolling fast!).

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ

PS. I had sent this privately to DL1UL but decided that the whole group might benefit from an explanation of these visual indicators.


Re: APRSISCE -> Start up problem - only one time gps update

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

dietkrebber wrote:
Hi Lynn et all,

I just discovered your wonderful piece of software yesterday - thanks for your time on this project !
You're welcome. I (obviously) enjoy doing code like this. It's so visible that the enjoyment of new features is quite immediate.

It is updating the APRS.FI platform only one time.

REgarding the required password: I got it from aprs.fi platform - I assume thats the one you have to enter in the "configure" section.
I just checked the raw packets on aprs.fi and see the following:

2010-01-08 08:40:45 UTC: *DL1UL <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&;limit=&call=DL1UL>*>APWM00,TCPIP*,qAC,T2USANW::DL1UL :PARM.Battery,A2,A3,A4,A5,A/C,Charging,B3,B4,B5,B6,B7,B8
2010-01-08 08:40:45 UTC: *DL1UL <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&;limit=&call=DL1UL>*>APWM00,TCPIP*,qAC,T2USANW::DL1UL :EQNS.0,1,0,0,1,0,0,1,0,0,1,0,0,1,0
2010-01-08 08:40:45 UTC: *DL1UL <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&;limit=&call=DL1UL>*>APWM00,TCPIP*,qAC,T2USANW::DL1UL :UNIT.Percent,N/A,N/A,N/A,N/A,On,Yes,N/A,N/A,N/A,N/A,N/A,N/A
2010-01-08 08:40:45 UTC: *DL1UL <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&;limit=&call=DL1UL>*>APWM00,TCPIP*,qAC,T2USANW::DL1UL :BITS.11111111,Battery State Tracking
2010-01-08 08:40:45 UTC: *DL1UL <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&;limit=&call=DL1UL>*>APWM00,TCPIP*,qAC,T2USANW:T#001,19,0,0,0,0,11000000 *[Duplicate telemetry sequence]*
2010-01-08 08:43:08 UTC: *DL1UL <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&;limit=&call=DL1UL>*>APWM00,TCPIP*,qAC,T2USANW:T#002,20,0,0,0,0,11000000 *[Duplicate telemetry sequence]*
2010-01-08 08:44:07 UTC: *DL1UL <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&;limit=&call=DL1UL>*>APWM00,TCPIP*,qAC,T2USANW:@084407h4853.24N/00832.55E$/A=000887APRS-IS for CE
2010-01-08 08:46:31 UTC: *DL1UL <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&;limit=&call=DL1UL>*>APWM00,TCPIP*,qAC,T2USANW:@084620h4853.24N/00832.55E>/A=000884APRS-IS for CE
2010-01-08 08:46:42 UTC: *DL1UL <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&;limit=&call=DL1UL>*>APWM00,TCPIP*,qAC,T2USANW:@084634h4853.24N/00832.56E>APRS-IS for CE

The telemetry messages are sent when you start the client. Additional telemetry is sent on any power transition. In this case, your phone went from 19% battery to 20% battery. Then I see two position updates which look quite normal. The fact that these are in aprs.fi implies that you have the password correct.
The position in the web is correct which indicates GPS receiver in the ipaq is working - but it is only doing it once this morning. (I have not changed any parameter in the XML)
I just noticed that you changed your -SSID to DL1UL-9. That also shows the following in aprs.fi.

2010-01-08 13:09:27 UTC: *DL1UL-9 <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&;limit=&call=DL1UL-9>*>APWM00,TCPIP*,qAC,T2TUS::DL1UL-9 :PARM.Battery,A2,A3,A4,A5,A/C,Charging,B3,B4,B5,B6,B7,B8
2010-01-08 13:09:27 UTC: *DL1UL-9 <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&;limit=&call=DL1UL-9>*>APWM00,TCPIP*,qAC,T2TUS::DL1UL-9 :UNIT.Percent,N/A,N/A,N/A,N/A,On,Yes,N/A,N/A,N/A,N/A,N/A,N/A
2010-01-08 13:09:27 UTC: *DL1UL-9 <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&;limit=&call=DL1UL-9>*>APWM00,TCPIP*,qAC,T2TUS::DL1UL-9 :EQNS.0,1,0,0,1,0,0,1,0,0,1,0,0,1,0
2010-01-08 13:09:27 UTC: *DL1UL-9 <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&;limit=&call=DL1UL-9>*>APWM00,TCPIP*,qAC,T2TUS::DL1UL-9 :BITS.11111111,Battery State Tracking
2010-01-08 13:09:27 UTC: *DL1UL-9 <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&;limit=&call=DL1UL-9>*>APWM00,TCPIP*,qAC,T2TUS:T#001,25,0,0,0,0,00000000 *[Duplicate telemetry sequence]*
2010-01-08 13:10:02 UTC: *DL1UL-9 <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&;limit=&call=DL1UL-9>*>APWM00,TCPIP*,qAC,T2TUS:@131001h4853.26N/00832.59E$/A=001051APRS-IS for CE
2010-01-08 13:10:22 UTC: *DL1UL-9 <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&;limit=&call=DL1UL-9>*>APWM00,TCPIP*,qAC,T2TUS:T#002,25,0,0,0,0,11000000
2010-01-08 13:10:23 UTC: *DL1UL-9 <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&;limit=&call=DL1UL-9>*>APWM00,TCPIP*,qAC,T2TUS:T#003,25,0,0,0,0,00000000 *[Duplicate telemetry sequence]*
2010-01-08 13:10:36 UTC: *DL1UL-9 <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&;limit=&call=DL1UL-9>*>APWM00,TCPIP*,qAC,T2TUS:@131024h4853.26N/00832.59E$/A=001051APRS-IS for CE
2010-01-08 13:10:47 UTC: *DL1UL-9 <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&;limit=&call=DL1UL-9>*>APWM00,TCPIP*,qAC,T2TUS:@131045h4853.26N/00832.59E$/A=001051APRS-IS for CE
2010-01-08 13:11:01 UTC: *DL1UL-9 <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&;limit=&call=DL1UL-9>*>APWM00,TCPIP*,qAC,T2TUS:T#004,24,0,0,0,0,00000000
2010-01-08 13:12:20 UTC: *DL1UL-9 <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&;limit=&call=DL1UL-9>*>APWM00,TCPIP*,qAC,T2TUS:@131209h4853.26N/00832.59E$/A=001049APRS-IS for CE
2010-01-08 13:12:21 UTC: *DL1UL-9 <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&;limit=&call=DL1UL-9>*>APWM00,TCPIP*,qAC,T2TUS:T#005,24,0,0,0,0,11000000 *[Duplicate telemetry sequence]*
2010-01-08 13:12:21 UTC: *DL1UL-9 <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&;limit=&call=DL1UL-9>*>APWM00,TCPIP*,qAC,T2TUS:T#006,24,0,0,0,0,00000000 *[Duplicate telemetry sequence]*
2010-01-08 13:12:30 UTC: *DL1UL-9 <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&;limit=&call=DL1UL-9>*>APWM00,TCPIP*,qAC,T2TUS:@131229h4853.26N/00832.59E$/A=001049APRS-IS for CE

Again, the fact that these are showing up imply the correct password. There are a few position updates as well that says that the GPS sees you moving.
Any idea ?
I'm seeing traffic on aprs.fi, but it was from 30 minutes ago. I'm not sure what's going on to introduce your question...

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ


APRSISCE -> Start up problem - only one time gps update

dietkrebber <dietmar.krebber@...>
 

Hi Lynn et all,

I just discovered your wonderful piece of software yesterday - thanks for your time on this project !

I struggle now for hours with the following:

It is updating the APRS.FI platform only one time.

REgarding the required password: I got it from aprs.fi platform - I assume thats the one you have to enter in the "configure" section.

The position in the web is correct which indicates GPS receiver in the ipaq is working - but it is only doing it once this morning. (I have not changed any parameter in the XML)

Any idea ?

THanks a lot.
73
DIetmar DL1UL


Re: Emailing: APRSIS32.xml

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

James Jolin wrote:
Lynn.
Put the latitude/longitude in, took the filter, etc out and things are looking good. I don't seem to be able to zoom in on the U.S. The cursor keys (up and down) take me to the other side of the Atlantic....seems to zoom in on Russia at one point. Am I missing something else?
Thanks, by the way, for your help.
Jim WA9ARB
You can drag the maps around the way you'd expect with a mouse. There is currently no keyboard way to pan the maps. As you noticed, up and down zoom out and in respectively.

What callsign-ssid are you using now? I just checked aprs.fi and it seems that WA9ARB is a UI-View station. You need to use different -SSIDs for each client, especially if they're doing different things or at different locations. It appears that you've used the same call with no -SSID for xastir, APRSIS32, and UI-View. That can cause some confusion, especially if you ever run more than one of them at the same time.

I'm only seeing one beacon from APRSIS32 and that was yesterday at 20:18 UCT. There's still some things not working right. Feel free to send me another log file if you'd like to keep trying to get it working.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ


Re: Emailing: APRSIS32.xml

James Jolin <jjolin@...>
 

Lynn.
Put the latitude/longitude in, took the filter, etc out and things are looking good. I don't seem to be able to zoom in on the U.S. The cursor keys (up and down) take me to the other side of the Atlantic....seems to zoom in on Russia at one point. Am I missing something else?
Thanks, by the way, for your help.
Jim WA9ARB


Re: Maps

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

That all looks good. Your OSM.Path is:

C:&#92;Users&#92;jamesjolin&#92;Documents&#92;Unzipped&#92;APRSIS32091203&#92;OSMTiles&#92;

Does that directory exist and is there anything in it? There should be a nested tree of numbered directories of the form...

zz/x/y.png where zz ranges from 00 through 18 and x/y vary depending on z, but are numbers as well. See the following URL if you're curious about OSM tile naming conventions:

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Slippy_map_tilenames

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ

PS. Are you sure you're not behind some sort of web proxy? The .LOG file showed a connection to the APRS-IS server, but a messed-up filter with the extra filter word. That, along with the 0,0 lat/lon explains the lack of stations. I'm still stumped as to why you're not seeing maps, though.

James Jolin wrote:

Lynn,
Sent you three different emails. Sorry, I not used to this new version of Thunderbird.
To answer you last questions,
I am running Windows 7. The cpu is a Pentium 4 3.2Mhz. The internet connection is dsl. The firewall is the one built into Windows...no Zonealarm, etc.
That"s about it.
Jim WA9ARB


Re: Emailing: APRSIS32.xml

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

(Copying the group for general information)

I don't yet see why the screen isn't blue, but your Lat/Lon are set to 0,0, so there won't be many stations there. With the client CLOSED, edit the APRSIS32.XML file and set Lat/Lon to what you think they should be. The units are decimal degrees, so if you think you should be a at 28 degrees 30 minutes North, it would be 28.5. For 80 degrees 40 minutes west, it would be -80.6666.

The m/250 in your filter string is not necessary. Also, you do NOT want the word "filter" in there. APRSIS32/CE automatically create an m/nnn filter based on the Range setting and also already add the "filter" word. UI-View called it "Extra Logon Text", I only allow Extra Filter.

If you put the following URL into a browser, what do you get? Do you know if you're behind a web proxy or have direct access to the Internet?

http://tile.openstreetmap.org/0/0/0.png

You should get a map of the whole world which is also what APRSIS32 should display when you have the slider the whole way up at the + end.

Let me know what you get after changing the Lat/Lon and filter in your XML file and re-running the client.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ

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Re: Maps

James Jolin <jjolin@...>
 

Lynn,
Sent you three different emails. Sorry, I not used to this new version of Thunderbird.
To answer you last questions,
I am running Windows 7. The cpu is a Pentium 4 3.2Mhz. The internet connection is dsl. The firewall is the one built into Windows...no Zonealarm, etc.
That"s about it.
Jim WA9ARB


Re: Maps

James Jolin <jjolin@...>
 

Here is my OSM Path:
<OSM.Path>C:&#92;Users&#92;jamesjolin&#92;Documents&#92;Unzipped&#92;APRSIS32091203&#92;OSMTiles&#92;</OSM.Path>

Jim WA9ARB


Re: Maps

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

James Jolin wrote:
Lynn,
I tried both of your suggestions and none of them worked. I downloaded aprsis32 into an empty directory " of my choosing" double clicked the exe file, got a whole bunch of stations, but no map. This morning I tried again and now I don't get any stations at all and , also, no maps. You need more info?
Jim WA9ARB
Yeah, I do..... Can you:

1) Bring up the client
2) Turn on Enables / Debug Logging
3) Close the client
4) Bring up the client
5) Wait for a while, then do a screen capture (if you know how) or at least note what it says in the APRS Status window (Top center (View/Map/Wide) or 2'nd down on the left (View/Map/Narrow))
6) Close the client

E-mail me the APRSIS32.LOG and APRIS32.XML files in the directory in which the .EXE resides. Hopefully there'll be enough diagnostics in there for me to figure out what's happening to you. If not, I may provide a new .EXE with additional connection-level diagnostics to help figure out what's going on.

Oh, and what Windows version are you running? What processor? What Internet connection (dial-up or high speed)? Any firewalls or non-standard network configuration between you and the Internet?

E-mail this information directly to KJ4ERJ@arrl.net, if you please.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ


Re: Maps

g4ilo
 

I'll try to help out. What value does OSM.Path have in your APRSIS32.xml file? Mine says:

<OSM.Path>C:&#92;Ham&#92;APRSIS32&#92;OSMTiles&#92;</OSM.Path>

That should tell you where the map tiles are (supposed to be). In my case, I installed the software in &#92;Ham&#92;APRSIS32 (no Program Files nonsense for me.)

Julian, G4ILO

--- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, James Jolin <jjolin@...> wrote:

Lynn,
I tried both of your suggestions and none of them worked. I downloaded
aprsis32 into an empty directory " of my choosing" double clicked the
exe file, got a whole bunch of stations, but no map. This morning I
tried again and now I don't get any stations at all and , also, no
maps. You need more info?
Jim WA9ARB


Re: Maps

James Jolin <jjolin@...>
 

Lynn,
I tried both of your suggestions and none of them worked. I downloaded aprsis32 into an empty directory " of my choosing" double clicked the exe file, got a whole bunch of stations, but no map. This morning I tried again and now I don't get any stations at all and , also, no maps. You need more info?
Jim WA9ARB


Re: GPX logging

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Francisco Guerra wrote:

It's a nice feature, and, as Julian (G4ILO) says, "direct support of GPX would be nice".
But, where are .CSV files in /32 version?.
APRSIS32 doesn't create the .CSV files as they make no sense until it supports GPS input. If a station can't move, every log would end up with a single entry!
I can convert APRSISCE .CSV files to .KML or GPX with "Poiedit" programm. But There are 2 problemms:
1- the "T" between date and time must be converted to ",";
The T is one of the web standard data formats for a date/time stamp. I actually created this support (and stealthed it due to lack of time) to track our travels in Costa Rica last year where I knew I wouldn't have a live Internet connection. At the end of each day, I uploaded the file(s) to my server back home and it generated OSM map panels showing our journey. You can see these files at the following URL in the dates from 2009-03-32 through 2009-04-06. 2009-04-06 from 18:32:57 through 23:56:00 shows our plane flight from CR to FL.

http://ldeffenb.dnsalias.net.nyud.net/Tracking/CostaRica/*

(BTW, when you see how slow my outbound server is, you'll know why I distribute the program via Yahoo Groups!)

2- "Poiedit" converts longitude data to latitude data and vice-versa. You must change the order before conversion.

Thanks
(CT1AKV)







Re: UI-View compatible maps

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

g4ilo wrote:
I am wondering whether it would be possible to add support for user-supplied maps? Since there is already an existing "standard" the UI-View format might be suitable?

The reason I ask is that I am interested in Summits On The Air (or more specifically Wainwrights On The Air which is a local version limited to the English Lake District) so I will most often be making use of the tracker off the beaten track where no detail is shown on the default mapping.

Having the ability to use, say, a scanned section of a walker's map with corner co-ordinates entered would greatly increase the utility of the program.

Great reasoning and I've (finally) added it to the ToDo list. I've
thought about this numerous times (mostly before I learned about OSM),
but never actually tackled it. Prior to starting work on the client, I
actually made some UI-View maps from tile-based data and never got the
registration right. After doing the OSM display, I learned why. Each
tile must have it's own upper and lower (or vertical center)
coordinates. Coordinates in the N/S direction are decidedly non-linear
and I didn't know that back then.

Does anyone know if UI-View correctly scales the N/S via the Mercator
projection or does it linearly map the point in the vertical?

Right now I've got a bit of hard-coding of the tile size, so it'll take
some work to get it accomplished, but accomplish it I will now that I've
heard a good use for scanned maps. (I've thought about this a lot but
all of my thoughts ended up being resolved by a map pre-fetcher to
populate the cache before embarking out of coverage mixed with the
ability to do local (and Item-As-Message) icons as overlays).

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ


Re: APRS queries

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

g4ilo wrote:
Someone sent me a message last night. I think it said APRSD? or something like that. I believe these are queries that the client is supposed to respond to automatically. Is this something that is TBD?

Yes and Yes. There are a set of APRS queries that can be sent as
messages and are supposed to be auto-answered by the client. I've added
it to the ToDo list.

I'm going to have to be patient and wait until after Jan 15 to use APRSISCE on my phone as that is when my unlimited internet package will start. I've already spent a few bucks using it without the package. Although my phone can use wi-fi I can't seem to stop it using the mobile data.

I have noticed the same thing when I arrive at my QTH. Even though the
top icon changes to show connection to the WiFi, the data still seems to
flow via the cellular. Even if I close the client and restart, the
connections (both APRS-IS and OSM map fetching) seem to prefer the
cellular connection. I'll have to do some research into how (or if) I
can control this.
Something odd happened last night. I tried to shut down APRSISCE and a message appeared to say that there were unacknowledged messages did I want to continue so I answered No or Cancel. The application window disappeared from the screen and it appeared to close. I restarted it but only the title bar and menu came up - the main part of the screen was not drawn so it still showed the phone's home page. I had to reboot the phone to restore normal operation.

In the currently released version, if you are out of data coverage,
APRSISCE/32 will lock up for 90 seconds at a time when trying to
establish a connection. This will be fixed in the next release, but in
the meantime, if the window gets covered up and uncovered, all you'll
see is the title for an extended period. If you wait long enough, it
will usually get the screen painted and start responding again.

You should never have to reboot a phone to get rid of APRSISCE. Simply
hit the Start Menu, go to Settings, System tab, Memory, Running Programs
tab, Select the program that you want to stop (will probably be your
callsign) and click Stop. After a short delay, you will be told that it
is not responding and give the opportunity to kill it anyway.

Unacknowledged messages means that you sent a message to someone and
never heard an ack. The message window (usually says No Msg) will be
yellow (or orange if you also have unread incoming messages). To see
who the messages are for, use Menu / Messages / Pending Messages. It
will give you a pop-up of the callsigns and from there you can see the
message with options to re-start the retries, cancel the messages, or
Ignore it which keeps it in the pending list. Some future version will
make message handling a bit smoother and intuitive and include buffering
read messages that you can then deal with later.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ


UI-View compatible maps

g4ilo
 

I am wondering whether it would be possible to add support for user-supplied maps? Since there is already an existing "standard" the UI-View format might be suitable?

The reason I ask is that I am interested in Summits On The Air (or more specifically Wainwrights On The Air which is a local version limited to the English Lake District) so I will most often be making use of the tracker off the beaten track where no detail is shown on the default mapping.

Having the ability to use, say, a scanned section of a walker's map with corner co-ordinates entered would greatly increase the utility of the program.

Julian, G4ILO


Re: GPX logging

Francisco Guerra <f.guerra@...>
 




You're currently correct that APRSISCE won't do OpenStreetMap.org GPX
files. However, if you look in your My Documents folder, you'll notice
a bunch of .CSV files with yyyymmdd-hhmm.csv looking names. These
contain the timestamp, coordinate, and altitude of each beacon sent by
APRSISCE. When you click Transmit, not only is a beacon sent (assuming
it has been at least the minimum seconds), but a row is added to this
file. I need to a) put this in GPX format, b) give the user a way to
turn on/off/restart this file, and c) give the user a way to put a
coordinate in the GPX file with an entered comment.

It's a nice feature, and, as Julian (G4ILO) says, "direct support of GPX would be nice".
But, where are .CSV files in /32 version?.
I can convert APRSISCE .CSV files to .KML or GPX with "Poiedit" programm. But There are 2 problemms:
1- the "T" between date and time must be converted to  ",";
2-  "Poiedit" converts longitude data to latitude data and vice-versa. You must change the order before conversion.

Thanks
(CT1AKV)





APRS queries

g4ilo
 

Someone sent me a message last night. I think it said APRSD? or something like that. I believe these are queries that the client is supposed to respond to automatically. Is this something that is TBD?

I'm going to have to be patient and wait until after Jan 15 to use APRSISCE on my phone as that is when my unlimited internet package will start. I've already spent a few bucks using it without the package. Although my phone can use wi-fi I can't seem to stop it using the mobile data.

Something odd happened last night. I tried to shut down APRSISCE and a message appeared to say that there were unacknowledged messages did I want to continue so I answered No or Cancel. The application window disappeared from the screen and it appeared to close. I restarted it but only the title bar and menu came up - the main part of the screen was not drawn so it still showed the phone's home page. I had to reboot the phone to restore normal operation.

Julian, G4ILO