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Re: picture

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Thank you Fred. It even shows up on aprs.fi if you zoom in close enough!

Another year older and ... BACON for Brunch!

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



On 11/5/2018 2:09 PM, 'Fred Hillhouse' fmhillhouse@... [aprsisce] wrote:


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Fred Hillhouse
 


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Re: IGate Problem

Rob Giuliano
 

I am not sure if your copy of AGW is missing files.  You will need to read up on installing AGW on your computer and make sure that is running properly.  I recommend AGWMonitor as a tool for checking the installation without interfering with the data stream to your APRS client.

There are 2 separate configurations required:

1. From the menu
    >Configure >Ports >APRS-IS
    Here the IP or DNS setting needs to be an APRS-IS domain name.
        IP or DNS:  noam.aprs2.net
                  Port:  14580
    Also required is the APRS-IS passcode from Menu
      >Configure >General >Passcode
    If you do not have a passcode, the instructions are here: http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/doc:passcode
    Be sure and provide your name as it appears on your amateur radio license.

2. RF port using AGW style port
    From the menu
    >Configure >Ports >New port
    Here, the port type will be AGW and the name: VHF   {or anything you like to identify it by}
    Hit >Create>
   
    In the pop-up labeled Select Port type choose TCP/IP
       IP or Domain:   127.0.0.1    {or localhost}
                     Port:    8000           {Match you settings
     Double check all the setting of your new RF port (VHF(AGW) in the next pop-up.


Configuration 1 sets your port to the internet and the passcode is required for your data to be seen by the internet servers

Configuration 2 sets your AGW port for RF traffic inherits the callsign of the APRSISce/32 configuration.  That is why it is grayed out.
   agwtcpip.sys is a file used by the AGW application and "as far as I know" there is no callsign. 
   With AGWpe, the callsign-ssid should be in the configuration of the client using the AGW device driver.
   Opening AGWPI.INI or Port#.INI files did not show any callsigns

AGWTerminal that requires a callsign (where the default would be SV2AGW)?  AGW can only connect with 1 client (but the AGWMonitor can be connected as well  AGWMonitor does have a "MyCall" settings which would default to SV2AGW, so you should change that - even though it is only monitoring.

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO





From: "Jerry Abrams jabrams4@... [aprsisce]"
To: aprsisce@...
Sent: Sunday, November 4, 2018 10:17 PM
Subject: [aprsisce] IGate Problem

 
I reconfigured my Igate setup on a new computer.  Still using Win XP.  I
created a soundcard port labelled VHF.  I now get APRS-IS and VHF
alternating saying both are ok.  The APRS-IS port shows my callsign and
the icon (R inside a diamond) greyed out.  The VHF port has the callsign
space blank.  Which port do I enter the TCPIP info?  I have tried both
127.0.0.1 with port of 8000 or noam.aprs2.net with the port of 14580.  I
had to restart the computer and when I ran AGW I received a message that
agwtcpip.sys is not found.  There is the generic file with that name
having the default callsign of SV2AGW.  This is before I ran the
aprsisce program.  I am not seeing any packets transferred via I gate to
the internet.  So what am I doing wrong?  GPS Coordinates are correct.

Jerry WB2ZEX (WB2ZEX-10)




Re: aprs startup on raspberry pi

Rob Giuliano
 

Although there may be some expertise here in the APRSISce/32 Yahoo group, the most expertise on DireWolf and Raspberry Pi would be within those groups.

Since your question is how to get the Raspberry Pi to launch a program at boot, I would suggest starting there.
Since you are probably running a Linux OS on the Pi, you may even try a Linux group (or search).
 
Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



From: "Frank R kh6bfd@... [aprsisce]"
To: aprsisce@...
Sent: Monday, November 5, 2018 1:11 AM
Subject: [aprsisce] aprs startup on raspberry pi

 
Hello All,

  I recently set up an igate using Direwolf on a raspberry pi.  How do I get Direwolf to start on power up automatically and stay up with a watchdog?

Thank you,

Frank
kh6bfd



aprs startup on raspberry pi

Frank R <kh6bfd@...>
 

Hello All,

  I recently set up an igate using Direwolf on a raspberry pi.  How do I get Direwolf to start on power up automatically and stay up with a watchdog?

Thank you,

Frank
kh6bfd


IGate Problem

jabrams2
 

I reconfigured my Igate setup on a new computer.  Still using Win XP.  I created a soundcard port labelled VHF.  I now get APRS-IS and VHF alternating saying both are ok.  The APRS-IS port shows my callsign and the icon (R inside a diamond) greyed out.  The VHF port has the callsign space blank.  Which port do I enter the TCPIP info?  I have tried both 127.0.0.1 with port of 8000 or noam.aprs2.net with the port of 14580.  I had to restart the computer and when I ran AGW I received a message that agwtcpip.sys is not found.  There is the generic file with that name having the default callsign of SV2AGW.  This is before I ran the aprsisce program.  I am not seeing any packets transferred via I gate to the internet.  So what am I doing wrong?  GPS Coordinates are correct.

Jerry WB2ZEX (WB2ZEX-10)


quicker way to read the aprs messages

Brad Ko6kL
 

whats the easy way to read the aprs message traffic ?
having to click 2 times in two places on the screen  to run the long list of messages is a bit awkward .
thank you.
ko6kL
jhill_81@...






Re: scs robust packet TNC

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

On 11/3/2018 9:50 AM, jeanpierredesilets jeanpierredesilets@gmail.com [aprsisce] wrote:


I configure the RFPort as simple kiss , edit aprsis32.xml using Lynn's link . It work ! Tnx guys
73's de Jean-Pierre ve2se
Glad to hear it!  I'll have to clean up that wiki page and add links to editing the XML and mention the Simply(KISS) at the start.  Or just add an SCS Tracker port type that supplies those to start with!

Although I'm considering reworking the APRSISCE/32 port support to use XML definition files similar to what I'm doing in APRSISMO. That way users can add their own and they (hopefully) "just work".

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


Re: scs robust packet TNC

Jean-Pierre Desilets
 

I configure the RFPort as simple kiss , edit aprsis32.xml using Lynn's link . It work ! Tnx guys 
73's de Jean-Pierre ve2se


Envoyé depuis ma tablette Samsung


Re: scs robust packet TNC

Rob Giuliano
 

First, if your only purpose of the TNC is KISS mode with computer applications, it is common to set the TNC in KISS mode through some external configuration and use a Simply(KISS) port in APRSIS32.  Of course this would require that the TNC remains in KISS mode over power cycles / resets.  If your TNC does not remain in KISS mode after a reset or power cycle, then APRSIS32 can configure the TNC when it opens and closes the RF port.

You will need to review the manual for your model of the SCS Robust Packet TNC to determine:
1. If the TNC holds the KISS mode over power cycles
2. The commands required enter KISS mode and to exit KISS mode.

What to look for in the manual:
Search the manual (assume the PDF is searchable) for "KISS".  You should find the needed information, such as:
   Some TNC's use the INTerface command to change the TNC interface with the computer.  Something like INT KISS
   Others only require a simple command like "K" or "@K"
Don't forget to continue reading to find how to exit KISS as well

With #2, you can edit the XML's and replace the OpenCmd and CloseCmd with the commands from your manual.

I recommend starting with a Simply(KISS) port and editing the commands from there:
Example:
  ~!!0
  ~!!0
These are in Send ! Expected Response ! Time delay with the "!" to separate these commands.
In the above, the "~" suppresses the carriage return after the "empty command" to ensure nothing is sent.

So, from here we determine if more lines are required.  If so, just copy the line you need extra of.
Then edit what is between the > <, leaving the ! in place as the separator.

So 2 examples:
Example 1:
  !cmd:!1
  INT KISS!!2
  ^192^255^192!!0

Example 2:
  @K!!2
  ^192^255^192!!0

In example 1, I removed the "~" so that it will send  and wait for the TNC to send "cmd:" or 2 seconds.
It will then send the INT KISS command with and wait 2 seconds - this allows the TNC to respond.
   NOTE: with most TNCs, KISS mode does not send "anything", so you cannot look for a known response

In example 2, it sends @K (some TNCs use this command for entering KISS mode)
   NOTE:  If APRSIS32 does not like the @ character you can use ^064K)

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO





From: "jeanpierredesilets@... [aprsisce]"
To: aprsisce@...
Sent: Friday, November 2, 2018 2:03 AM
Subject: [aprsisce] scs robust packet TNC

 
i want to use my scs robust packet tnc in  kiss mode  with aprsis32 ,
need how to edit aprsis32.xml  to init it  in  kiss mode .
a copy  of the xml file  for  it  will  be apreciate.
tnx
Jean-Pierre  ve2se





Re: scs robust packet TNC

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Is this what you're looking for?

http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/tnc-scs-dsp

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



On 11/1/2018 8:07 PM, jeanpierredesilets@... [aprsisce] wrote:
i want to use my scs robust packet tnc in  kiss mode  with aprsis32 ,
need how to edit aprsis32.xml  to init it  in  kiss mode .
a copy  of the xml file  for  it  will  be apreciate.
tnx
Jean-Pierre  ve2se




scs robust packet TNC

Jean-Pierre Desilets
 

i want to use my scs robust packet tnc in  kiss mode  with aprsis32 ,
need how to edit aprsis32.xml  to init it  in  kiss mode .
a copy  of the xml file  for  it  will  be apreciate.
tnx
Jean-Pierre  ve2se



Re: Kantronics KPC-3 + settings

Rob Giuliano
 

There are 2 methods:
1. Set your KPC in KISS mode (stays between power cycles)
    Use Simply(KISS) port in APRSIS32 - default OpenCmd and CloseCmd (top 2 lines)
    There is a couple of exe files by K5DAT to automate this,
     He also includes a batch file which changing state before (enables) and after (disables) running APRSIS32.
2. Configure APRSIS32 to place the KPC in KISS mode on start an exit KISS when closing.
    Edit the xml with OpenCmd and CloseCmd as indicated by Greg (K7UHP)

#1 is easiest in my opinion.  The upside of #2 is that if you have the TimeOut setting in APRSIS32, it will open and close the port which includes changing the INTerface setting.
 
I will also comment that most TNCs (KPC3s included) try (more accurately want to) use hardware flow control when in KISS mode.  This is because the "smarts" are in the computer, not in the TNC.  So as the computer gets all the data it can handle, it can "hold off" the data flow.  XFLOW uses software and keys in the data stream.  If a Byte comes through which is part of the XFLOW protocol, the computer and TNC will act on it as such, not as data.  This seems to impact TX data (PC to TNC) more than received data.  I HIGHLY recommend turning XFLOW OFF and using a full RS232 cable's flow control pins in KISS mode.

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



From: "Greg Lundell greg@... [aprsisce]"
To: aprsisce@...
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 12:07 PM
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Kantronics KPC-3 + settings

 
Create the new port in Configure>Ports>New Ports. When creating the new port for KPC3+ select Simply(KISS).  Close APRSIS32.  Open the APRSIS32.xml file where APRSIS32 is stored at with notepad or similar.  Look for for the port you just created.   You can verify as the RFPort Name should = KPC3+.   Replace this:
~!!0</OpenCmd>
~!!0</CloseCmd>
With:

^M~
^M~
XFLOW ON!!0
FULLDUP OFF!!0
INT KISS!!0
RESET!!0
^192^255^192~!!0
^C^C^C~!!0
Good Luck
Greg -K7UHP

On 10/30/2018 9:45 AM, n2djs@... [aprsisce] wrote:
 
Do I enter this directly into the TNC through PUTTY?



Re: Kantronics KPC-3 + settings

Greg
 

Create the new port in Configure>Ports>New Ports. When creating the new port for KPC3+ select Simply(KISS).  Close APRSIS32.  Open the APRSIS32.xml file where APRSIS32 is stored at with notepad or similar.  Look for for the port you just created.   You can verify as the RFPort Name should = KPC3+.   Replace this:

~!!0
~!!0

With:


^M~
^M~
XFLOW ON!!0
FULLDUP OFF!!0
INT KISS!!0
RESET!!0
^192^255^192~!!0
^C^C^C~!!0

Good Luck
Greg -K7UHP

On 10/30/2018 9:45 AM, n2djs@... [aprsisce] wrote:
 

Do I enter this directly into the TNC through PUTTY?


Re: Kantronics KPC-3 + settings

Dennis Schultz
 

Do I enter this directly into the TNC through PUTTY?


Re: Kantronics KPC-3 + settings

Greg
 

Here's the settings from the wiki for the KPC3+:

For participation in a shared APRS RF network:

^M~
^M~
XFLOW ON!!0
FULLDUP OFF!!0
INT KISS!!0
RESET!!0
^192^255^192~!!0
^C^C^C~!!0


Wiki  info:  http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/tnc-kpc-3


-Greg (K7UHP)


On 10/30/2018 9:10 AM, Dennis Schultz n2djs@... [aprsisce] wrote:
 

Does anyone have the list of Kantronics settings to correctly work with APRSIS32?


I hate to reinvent the wheel.


Kantronics KPC-3 + settings

Dennis Schultz
 

Does anyone have the list of Kantronics settings to correctly work with APRSIS32?

I hate to reinvent the wheel.


Re: Aprs

Rob Giuliano
 

In general, the first question would be:
  Did you put in the PassCode to connect to the APRS-IS server?

When requesting a psscode, it is most beneficial to provide your name as it appears on you license.  For instance if you go by Skip in your email signature, but you license has a different name, please provide the name that shows on your license or in the callsign lookup databases.

If you setup APRSISce/32 on your Raspberry Pi, please let us know how you went about that (WINE, or some other method).  Not only would more people be interested, but depending on how you setup the system, we can provide assistance accordingly.

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO

P.S.
This discussion got side tracked on things like APRX and Xastir which are not topics for this group.
If you are using some other application like APRX or Xastir, you should be asking for assistance in their group.
 


From: "Frank kh6bfd@... [aprsisce]"
To: aprsisce@...
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2018 5:41 PM
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Aprs

 
I have set up APRS on my pi and after I logged in and am all connected it says that it received the data from a handheld device on the pi screen.  But, no reports are showing up on the APRS.fi map.  I must have missed something.  I might add that I am not yet any kind of expert on Linux operations. But, I am learning.  

Frank
Kh6bfd


Sent from my Commodore Vic-20



On Oct 29, 2018, at 7:19 AM, Rob Giuliano kb8rco@... [aprsisce] <aprsisce@...> wrote:

 
 APRX can easily be connected to APRSISce/32 through 2 means:
1. Server set to your APRSISce/32, and APRSISce/32 as a local server
    but then you weather data would be sent to APRS first, then, if so configured, to the APRS-IS.
2. TCP KISS device - straight serial to TCP as used with SOCAT or other serial to TCP interfaces
    The APRSISce/32 side uses a Simply(KISS) port with TCP/IP interface

 I do not think there is an "old fashion" AX.25 port in APRSISce/32, just the AGW port.  APRX does not offer an AGW port.

I've used APRX on a WRT54 and a raspberry Pi and fed into APRSIS32 with great success.

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



From: "'Steve Daniels' steve@... [aprsisce]" <aprsisce@...>
To: aprsisce@...
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2018 12:59 PM
Subject: RE: [aprsisce] Aprs

 
Non graphical APRX runs well on the Pi, I am using it to send my weather data to APRS.
APRX allows TCP links to other systems so it should be possible if I remember correctly to link it to APRSISCE, will give it a try and report back
 
Steve
G6UIM
 
From: aprsisce@... <aprsisce@...>
Sent: 26 October 2018 18:41
To: aprsisce@...
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Aprs
 
 
Although this group is for APRSIS32, the discussion of the Pi and interfacing can be related by connecting it "to APRSIS32" from a client on the Pi. That is where a "mapless client" and even an old Pi seem to be most beneficial and work with linked cell phone connection, possibly even APRSISMO (if you can figure out how to connect through BT).
 
That said ...
Yes, the map handling has improved since the Tiger Maps went away.  Still a bit slow on the Pi though, but then I have not tried Xastir on a Pi 2 or Pi 3.
     Xastir has a Pi version available
          sudo apt-get install xastir
     or find it in the software installer on your Pi
     NOTE: this is not typically the latest, but it ensure you install everything you need 
                 compiling your own afterward is easier. 
 
 
Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO
 

From: "Greg D ko6th.greg@gmail. com [aprsisce]" <aprsisce@...>
To: aprsisce@...
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2018 1:09 PM
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Aprs
 
 
I sometimes run YAAC on a Raspberry Pi 2 in my car, linked to my cell phone in hotspot mode for the connection.  Works pretty well.  I recently installed a mobile rig (though only QRP) in the car, so next step should be to get Direwolf running and drop the cell connection.

Xastir is a native Linux application, so I expect it should be possible, if not trivial, to compile it for the ARM platform and run it directly.  Oh, give or take the X-windows bit.  Yeah, that could be a problem...

But if you think back to the very early days of APRSISCE/32, I was one of the first to get APRSIS32 running under Linux/Wine on my underpowered x86 machine.  I did that because Xastir was so horribly slow at rendering the OSM maps, after the Tiger service was turned off.  It would be interesting to see if Xastir has gotten any better in this regard in the intervening years.  Otherwise, it will probably be too painful to use on the Pi too, even natively...

Greg  KO6TH

'Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr)' kj4erj@... [aprsisce] wrote:
 
I've been told that WINE is really slow on the Pi, but I' have also read that some folks have successfully executed xastir on the Pi.

I was successful once in the past at running APRSISMO (under MOAI) on the Pi, but it would be better described as "crawling", not "running".  Screen updates were VERY slow because it was using X instead of native graphics.  I attempted to update MOAI to use the native support, but gave up before being successful.

That said, aprsc, a non-graphical APRS server, was actually tested on the Pi by Hessu (of aprs.fi fame) and AFAIK, he still has several Pis running aprsc in a data center somewhere.

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


On 10/26/2018 7:35 AM, Adrian Burg ve6tdx@... [aprsisce] wrote:
Hey guys.
Has anyone ever tried to run aprs on a pi3 ? I just picked one up and i am playing with it right now. I put castor on and give it a try. It worked fine. 
Thanks.
Adrian, ve6tdx
 
 
 





Re: Aprs

Frank <kh6bfd@...>
 

I have set up APRS on my pi and after I logged in and am all connected it says that it received the data from a handheld device on the pi screen.  But, no reports are showing up on the APRS.fi map.  I must have missed something.  I might add that I am not yet any kind of expert on Linux operations. But, I am learning.  

Frank
Kh6bfd


Sent from my Commodore Vic-20



On Oct 29, 2018, at 7:19 AM, Rob Giuliano kb8rco@... [aprsisce] <aprsisce@...> wrote:

 

 APRX can easily be connected to APRSISce/32 through 2 means:
1. Server set to your APRSISce/32, and APRSISce/32 as a local server
    but then you weather data would be sent to APRS first, then, if so configured, to the APRS-IS.
2. TCP KISS device - straight serial to TCP as used with SOCAT or other serial to TCP interfaces
    The APRSISce/32 side uses a Simply(KISS) port with TCP/IP interface

 I do not think there is an "old fashion" AX.25 port in APRSISce/32, just the AGW port.  APRX does not offer an AGW port.

I've used APRX on a WRT54 and a raspberry Pi and fed into APRSIS32 with great success.

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



From: "'Steve Daniels' steve@... [aprsisce]" <aprsisce@...>
To: aprsisce@...
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2018 12:59 PM
Subject: RE: [aprsisce] Aprs

 
Non graphical APRX runs well on the Pi, I am using it to send my weather data to APRS.
APRX allows TCP links to other systems so it should be possible if I remember correctly to link it to APRSISCE, will give it a try and report back
 
Steve
G6UIM
 
From: aprsisce@... <aprsisce@...>
Sent: 26 October 2018 18:41
To: aprsisce@...
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Aprs
 
 
Although this group is for APRSIS32, the discussion of the Pi and interfacing can be related by connecting it "to APRSIS32" from a client on the Pi. That is where a "mapless client" and even an old Pi seem to be most beneficial and work with linked cell phone connection, possibly even APRSISMO (if you can figure out how to connect through BT).
 
That said ...
Yes, the map handling has improved since the Tiger Maps went away.  Still a bit slow on the Pi though, but then I have not tried Xastir on a Pi 2 or Pi 3.
     Xastir has a Pi version available
          sudo apt-get install xastir
     or find it in the software installer on your Pi
     NOTE: this is not typically the latest, but it ensure you install everything you need 
                 compiling your own afterward is easier. 
 
 
Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO
 

From: "Greg D ko6th.greg@gmail. com [aprsisce]" <aprsisce@...>
To: aprsisce@...
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2018 1:09 PM
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Aprs
 
 
I sometimes run YAAC on a Raspberry Pi 2 in my car, linked to my cell phone in hotspot mode for the connection.  Works pretty well.  I recently installed a mobile rig (though only QRP) in the car, so next step should be to get Direwolf running and drop the cell connection.

Xastir is a native Linux application, so I expect it should be possible, if not trivial, to compile it for the ARM platform and run it directly.  Oh, give or take the X-windows bit.  Yeah, that could be a problem...

But if you think back to the very early days of APRSISCE/32, I was one of the first to get APRSIS32 running under Linux/Wine on my underpowered x86 machine.  I did that because Xastir was so horribly slow at rendering the OSM maps, after the Tiger service was turned off.  It would be interesting to see if Xastir has gotten any better in this regard in the intervening years.  Otherwise, it will probably be too painful to use on the Pi too, even natively...

Greg  KO6TH

'Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr)' kj4erj@... [aprsisce] wrote:
 
I've been told that WINE is really slow on the Pi, but I' have also read that some folks have successfully executed xastir on the Pi.

I was successful once in the past at running APRSISMO (under MOAI) on the Pi, but it would be better described as "crawling", not "running".  Screen updates were VERY slow because it was using X instead of native graphics.  I attempted to update MOAI to use the native support, but gave up before being successful.

That said, aprsc, a non-graphical APRS server, was actually tested on the Pi by Hessu (of aprs.fi fame) and AFAIK, he still has several Pis running aprsc in a data center somewhere.

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


On 10/26/2018 7:35 AM, Adrian Burg ve6tdx@... [aprsisce] wrote:
Hey guys.
Has anyone ever tried to run aprs on a pi3 ? I just picked one up and i am playing with it right now. I put castor on and give it a try. It worked fine. 
Thanks.
Adrian, ve6tdx
 
 
 



Re: Aprs

Rob Giuliano
 

 APRX can easily be connected to APRSISce/32 through 2 means:
1. Server set to your APRSISce/32, and APRSISce/32 as a local server
    but then you weather data would be sent to APRS first, then, if so configured, to the APRS-IS.
2. TCP KISS device - straight serial to TCP as used with SOCAT or other serial to TCP interfaces
    The APRSISce/32 side uses a Simply(KISS) port with TCP/IP interface

 I do not think there is an "old fashion" AX.25 port in APRSISce/32, just the AGW port.  APRX does not offer an AGW port.

I've used APRX on a WRT54 and a raspberry Pi and fed into APRSIS32 with great success.

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



From: "'Steve Daniels' steve@... [aprsisce]"
To: aprsisce@...
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2018 12:59 PM
Subject: RE: [aprsisce] Aprs

 
Non graphical APRX runs well on the Pi, I am using it to send my weather data to APRS.
APRX allows TCP links to other systems so it should be possible if I remember correctly to link it to APRSISCE, will give it a try and report back
 
Steve
G6UIM
 
From: aprsisce@...
Sent: 26 October 2018 18:41
To: aprsisce@...
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Aprs
 
 
Although this group is for APRSIS32, the discussion of the Pi and interfacing can be related by connecting it "to APRSIS32" from a client on the Pi. That is where a "mapless client" and even an old Pi seem to be most beneficial and work with linked cell phone connection, possibly even APRSISMO (if you can figure out how to connect through BT).
 
That said ...
Yes, the map handling has improved since the Tiger Maps went away.  Still a bit slow on the Pi though, but then I have not tried Xastir on a Pi 2 or Pi 3.
     Xastir has a Pi version available
          sudo apt-get install xastir
     or find it in the software installer on your Pi
     NOTE: this is not typically the latest, but it ensure you install everything you need 
                 compiling your own afterward is easier. 
 
 
Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO
 

From: "Greg D ko6th.greg@gmail. com [aprsisce]" <aprsisce@...>
To: aprsisce@...
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2018 1:09 PM
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Aprs
 
 
I sometimes run YAAC on a Raspberry Pi 2 in my car, linked to my cell phone in hotspot mode for the connection.  Works pretty well.  I recently installed a mobile rig (though only QRP) in the car, so next step should be to get Direwolf running and drop the cell connection.

Xastir is a native Linux application, so I expect it should be possible, if not trivial, to compile it for the ARM platform and run it directly.  Oh, give or take the X-windows bit.  Yeah, that could be a problem...

But if you think back to the very early days of APRSISCE/32, I was one of the first to get APRSIS32 running under Linux/Wine on my underpowered x86 machine.  I did that because Xastir was so horribly slow at rendering the OSM maps, after the Tiger service was turned off.  It would be interesting to see if Xastir has gotten any better in this regard in the intervening years.  Otherwise, it will probably be too painful to use on the Pi too, even natively...

Greg  KO6TH

'Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr)' kj4erj@... [aprsisce] wrote:
 
I've been told that WINE is really slow on the Pi, but I' have also read that some folks have successfully executed xastir on the Pi.

I was successful once in the past at running APRSISMO (under MOAI) on the Pi, but it would be better described as "crawling", not "running".  Screen updates were VERY slow because it was using X instead of native graphics.  I attempted to update MOAI to use the native support, but gave up before being successful.

That said, aprsc, a non-graphical APRS server, was actually tested on the Pi by Hessu (of aprs.fi fame) and AFAIK, he still has several Pis running aprsc in a data center somewhere.

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


On 10/26/2018 7:35 AM, Adrian Burg ve6tdx@... [aprsisce] wrote:
Hey guys.
Has anyone ever tried to run aprs on a pi3 ? I just picked one up and i am playing with it right now. I put castor on and give it a try. It worked fine. 
Thanks.
Adrian, ve6tdx
 
 
 


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