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Re: Issues Setting Up Second APRS Receiver

RC Anderson, Ph.D. KH6B
 

Robert,

The path settings in the XML file work because that was part of the issue I was having in getting the terrestrial APRS station to work properly. Once I got that set up correctly in there the digipeater started working correctly.

The necessary paths for terrestrial and SatGate systems are different and a universal setting won't work for both of them.

For instance, the terrestrial system uses: IS, WIDE1-1, WIDE2-2, etc. but the SatGate instead uses: ARISS, SGATE, WIDE2-2


RC
WH6FQE


Re: Issues Setting Up Second APRS Receiver

Rob Giuliano
 

I believe the DIGI and the PATH functions are universal.
The PATH and DIGI options "inside" the port settings are not used at this time, but place holders for the future.

Lynn can verify.
 
Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



From: "wh6fqe@... [aprsisce]"
To: aprsisce@...
Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2019 9:01 PM
Subject: [aprsisce] Re: Issues Setting Up Second APRS Receiver

 
If I can get the KISS mode issue figured out, I think I am seeing another issue with running both a terrestrial igate and a SatGate on the same system. 

In APRSIS am I able to have different paths for the different radios? When I added the second radio, it moved the path coding under both of the radios in the xml file. I tried to add the correct paths under each one, but when I closed it and opened it back up, it had changed it back to just one path listing which is correct for the terrestrial APRS system, but not the SatGate.

Can there be two different radios, each with different paths on the system?

RC
WH6FQE



Re: Issues Setting Up Second APRS Receiver

RC Anderson, Ph.D. KH6B
 

If I can get the KISS mode issue figured out, I think I am seeing another issue with running both a terrestrial igate and a SatGate on the same system. 

In APRSIS am I able to have different paths for the different radios? When I added the second radio, it moved the path coding under both of the radios in the xml file. I tried to add the correct paths under each one, but when I closed it and opened it back up, it had changed it back to just one path listing which is correct for the terrestrial APRS system, but not the SatGate.

Can there be two different radios, each with different paths on the system?

RC
WH6FQE


Re: Issues Setting Up Second APRS Receiver

RC Anderson, Ph.D. KH6B
 

When I move the second system back over to BPQ32, the SCS Tracker is back in KISS mode, but when I move it back to APRSIS it takes it out of KISS mode.

Apparently APRSIS is not going to allow me to operate two separate APRS receivers on different frequencies.


RC
WH6FQE


Re: APRS frequency world map

RC Anderson, Ph.D. KH6B
 

Steve,

Well, I can only speak for here in the United States.

Terrestrial APRS frequency:  144.390MHz.
Satellite APRS frequency:  145.825MHz.


RC
WH6FQE


Issues Setting Up Second APRS Receiver

RC Anderson, Ph.D. KH6B
 

I am trying to get a second radio system set up as a receiver on 145.825MHz, this one using an SCS Tracker / DSP TNC, but when I took it off of the BPQ system and moved it over to the APRSIS system something pulled it out of KISS. 


The dip switches on the front of the TNC are set for KISS mode, but the KISS light is no longer turned on, so something in the APRSIS system must be telling it to come out of KISS mode.


The other receiver that I have running on 144.390 is working correctly (or at least was), and everything is set up the same way, but this one isnt wanting to work.


ANy clue what I could be doing wrong?


RC

WH6FQE


Re: Nickname Issue - Solved

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

!Shriek!s are not case sensitive.  Your observation is correct on that.  I figured on some mobiles it's harder to enter caps than lower, so I just made them insensitive.  It also helps avoid common operator error during entry.


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

On 4/24/2019 9:32 AM, gil.chapin@... [aprsisce] wrote:
Thanks, Lynn.  I knew it would be something silly/obvious that I overlooked.

On a somewhat (event) related note, regarding shrieks, are they case sensitive?  It appears they are not, but I'd like the official word on that.

Gil Chapin, WB2UTI


Re: Nickname Issue - Solved

Gil
 

Thanks, Lynn.  I knew it would be something silly/obvious that I overlooked.

On a somewhat (event) related note, regarding shrieks, are they case sensitive?  It appears they are not, but I'd like the official word on that.

Gil Chapin, WB2UTI


APRS frequency world map

sbd sbd
 

Hi all

I want to update my world map of VHF frequencies. You might have seen the map sometimes modified but sometimes with my callsign G6UIM still there.

Anyway I want to check if frequencies are still the same and if there are any errors in it, I think there are as some of the info was really difficult to obtain, such as what the national radio society says and what is actually in use.

 

So the request is if you chat to someone on HF or via APRS please could you let me know, their APRS frequency

 

Will obviously release copyright free

 

Steve

G6UIM


Re: Nickname Issue - Solved

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Just so everyone can learn, nickname support can be enabled and disabled with a single menu option.  You'll find it under Screen / Labels / Nicknames / Use Nickname.  If that isn't checked, then none of the nicknames are used.

Gil, in your configuration file, this was not checked.  As soon as I checked, SAG-2 showed up on my map instead of WB2UTI-9.  Yes, I got lucky and you happened to be beaconing when I jsut did this test!

Check, your laptop and see if that isn't checked.  Once you check it, all of your nicknames should start working.  (I suspect they're all not working right now, not just SAG-2).

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

On 4/23/2019 7:20 AM, 'Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr)' kj4erj@... [aprsisce] wrote:

Gil,

Please send your APRSIS32.XML configuration file to KJ4ERJ @ arrl.net with the nicknames that you have in place and the exact steps you are doing to attempt the final nickname.  I'm sure I can figure it out and either fix it or at least describe a workaround and why it isn't working as expected.


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

On 4/22/2019 7:59 PM, gil.chapin@... [aprsisce] wrote:

I think I understand about nicknames, but I'm having an issue I haven't figured out yet.


I've been entering the nickname information for an upcoming bike ride I'm helping support.  I got a list of the tactical call signs and the expected APRS call sign/SSIDs to be used and I've set up a whole bunch of them ahead of the event.


I started with no nicknames in the list (except for "ME").  I know I was doing it right because one station's label changed when he showed up unexpectedly.


I decided I might as well nickname my own station to its tactical call sign.  I've done that successfully before.  This time, when I tried to do that, it wouldn't "take".  It's been my experience in the past that this can happen because that nickname label is already assigned.  As far as I can tell, it wasn't.  I even searched the .xml file and it only occurred once in the nickname I'd just set up.


I should explain my circumstances.  I have a laptop in my vehicle that I use for APRS, using the APRSIS 32 program.  I have a D710 running in APRS mode and it feeds the laptop (I also have an FTM-400 which can also feed the laptop - the D710 is much better at decoding and it has many features the 400 doesn't have - but it doesn't "do" C4FM...).  My D710's call sign/SSID is WB2UTI-9 (actually, so is my 400 but I don't use them at the same time).  The program on the laptop is assigned WB23UTI-13 - deliberately different from the radios.  The laptop is connected to the internet via a Verizon hotspot and it has a GPS receiver hooked to it so the map follows me around.  That way, when my radio beacons, I can see whether my radio's beacon made it to the APRS-IS.  It usually does, and when it does it just shows up as a mobile station labelled "WB2UTI-9".  That's the "station" I was unable to nickname.


When I tried to set up the nickname for my own station (WB2UTI-9), the label on the screen would not change.  When I clicked on the WB2UTI-9 label, I was not offered the option of nicknaming the station.  When I picked it out of the scrolling list, I was not offered the option to nickname it.


I went inside the house and turned on my desktop PC, fired up APRSIS32 and nicknamed my mobile station (WB2UTI) and it instantly changed on the screen when the mobile radio beaconed.


Apparently, there's something fishy in the laptop in the vehicle, but I don't see another occurrence of. the nickname I used anywhere.  I just put 27 nicknames in there.  I really don't want to delete them all (using the "delete all" menu option) and start over again, but I guess that's one option.


There's likely some obvious error I've made, except it's not obvious to me yet.


Does anyone have any ideas about this?  


Gil Chapin, WB2UTI


Re: Nickname Issue

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Gil,

Please send your APRSIS32.XML configuration file to KJ4ERJ @ arrl.net with the nicknames that you have in place and the exact steps you are doing to attempt the final nickname.  I'm sure I can figure it out and either fix it or at least describe a workaround and why it isn't working as expected.


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

On 4/22/2019 7:59 PM, gil.chapin@... [aprsisce] wrote:

I think I understand about nicknames, but I'm having an issue I haven't figured out yet.


I've been entering the nickname information for an upcoming bike ride I'm helping support.  I got a list of the tactical call signs and the expected APRS call sign/SSIDs to be used and I've set up a whole bunch of them ahead of the event.


I started with no nicknames in the list (except for "ME").  I know I was doing it right because one station's label changed when he showed up unexpectedly.


I decided I might as well nickname my own station to its tactical call sign.  I've done that successfully before.  This time, when I tried to do that, it wouldn't "take".  It's been my experience in the past that this can happen because that nickname label is already assigned.  As far as I can tell, it wasn't.  I even searched the .xml file and it only occurred once in the nickname I'd just set up.


I should explain my circumstances.  I have a laptop in my vehicle that I use for APRS, using the APRSIS 32 program.  I have a D710 running in APRS mode and it feeds the laptop (I also have an FTM-400 which can also feed the laptop - the D710 is much better at decoding and it has many features the 400 doesn't have - but it doesn't "do" C4FM...).  My D710's call sign/SSID is WB2UTI-9 (actually, so is my 400 but I don't use them at the same time).  The program on the laptop is assigned WB23UTI-13 - deliberately different from the radios.  The laptop is connected to the internet via a Verizon hotspot and it has a GPS receiver hooked to it so the map follows me around.  That way, when my radio beacons, I can see whether my radio's beacon made it to the APRS-IS.  It usually does, and when it does it just shows up as a mobile station labelled "WB2UTI-9".  That's the "station" I was unable to nickname.


When I tried to set up the nickname for my own station (WB2UTI-9), the label on the screen would not change.  When I clicked on the WB2UTI-9 label, I was not offered the option of nicknaming the station.  When I picked it out of the scrolling list, I was not offered the option to nickname it.


I went inside the house and turned on my desktop PC, fired up APRSIS32 and nicknamed my mobile station (WB2UTI) and it instantly changed on the screen when the mobile radio beaconed.


Apparently, there's something fishy in the laptop in the vehicle, but I don't see another occurrence of. the nickname I used anywhere.  I just put 27 nicknames in there.  I really don't want to delete them all (using the "delete all" menu option) and start over again, but I guess that's one option.


There's likely some obvious error I've made, except it's not obvious to me yet.


Does anyone have any ideas about this?  


Gil Chapin, WB2UTI


Re: Nickname Issue

Gil
 

It's not a "race" as such, it's the National MS Society's "Citrus Tour" fund-raising ride in Central Florida.  It's two days, the 4th and 5th of May, coming up soon.

www.citrustour.org is the website for the amateur radio volunteers.


Re: Nickname Issue

shoan butler
 

Hello gil WB2UTI, how do i get signed up to tag along on that race from atlanta to newnan? I heard you guys talking about it. I hope I'm talking to the right person lol. I'm super interested because I'm trying to learn how to use the APRS system myself. Hope you find the answers you're looking for and if you have the info on that race please forward here and i always hang out on 146.760 as well.

Thank you

Shoan (KN4TXM)


On Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 7:59 PM, gil.chapin@... [aprsisce]
 

I think I understand about nicknames, but I'm having an issue I haven't figured out yet.


I've been entering the nickname information for an upcoming bike ride I'm helping support.  I got a list of the tactical call signs and the expected APRS call sign/SSIDs to be used and I've set up a whole bunch of them ahead of the event.


I started with no nicknames in the list (except for "ME").  I know I was doing it right because one station's label changed when he showed up unexpectedly.


I decided I might as well nickname my own station to its tactical call sign.  I've done that successfully before.  This time, when I tried to do that, it wouldn't "take".  It's been my experience in the past that this can happen because that nickname label is already assigned.  As far as I can tell, it wasn't.  I even searched the .xml file and it only occurred once in the nickname I'd just set up.


I should explain my circumstances.  I have a laptop in my vehicle that I use for APRS, using the APRSIS 32 program.  I have a D710 running in APRS mode and it feeds the laptop (I also have an FTM-400 which can also feed the laptop - the D710 is much better at decoding and it has many features the 400 doesn't have - but it doesn't "do" C4FM...).  My D710's call sign/SSID is WB2UTI-9 (actually, so is my 400 but I don't use them at the same time).  The program on the laptop is assigned WB23UTI-13 - deliberately different from the radios.  The laptop is connected to the internet via a Verizon hotspot and it has a GPS receiver hooked to it so the map follows me around.  That way, when my radio beacons, I can see whether my radio's beacon made it to the APRS-IS.  It usually does, and when it does it just shows up as a mobile station labelled "WB2UTI-9".  That's the "station" I was unable to nickname.


When I tried to set up the nickname for my own station (WB2UTI-9), the label on the screen would not change.  When I clicked on the WB2UTI-9 label, I was not offered the option of nicknaming the station.  When I picked it out of the scrolling list, I was not offered the option to nickname it.


I went inside the house and turned on my desktop PC, fired up APRSIS32 and nicknamed my mobile station (WB2UTI) and it instantly changed on the screen when the mobile radio beaconed.


Apparently, there's something fishy in the laptop in the vehicle, but I don't see another occurrence of. the nickname I used anywhere.  I just put 27 nicknames in there.  I really don't want to delete them all (using the "delete all" menu option) and start over again, but I guess that's one option.


There's likely some obvious error I've made, except it's not obvious to me yet.


Does anyone have any ideas about this?  


Gil Chapin, WB2UTI


Re: Nickname Issue

Gil
 

I should have added that on the successive attempts to set up the nickname, the nickname configuration dialog box showed my mobile station's icon, not the big red "X" that is the default.  So it "knows" my station is there, it just won't assign it a new label.

Gil, WB2UTI


Nickname Issue

Gil
 

I think I understand about nicknames, but I'm having an issue I haven't figured out yet.


I've been entering the nickname information for an upcoming bike ride I'm helping support.  I got a list of the tactical call signs and the expected APRS call sign/SSIDs to be used and I've set up a whole bunch of them ahead of the event.


I started with no nicknames in the list (except for "ME").  I know I was doing it right because one station's label changed when he showed up unexpectedly.


I decided I might as well nickname my own station to its tactical call sign.  I've done that successfully before.  This time, when I tried to do that, it wouldn't "take".  It's been my experience in the past that this can happen because that nickname label is already assigned.  As far as I can tell, it wasn't.  I even searched the .xml file and it only occurred once in the nickname I'd just set up.


I should explain my circumstances.  I have a laptop in my vehicle that I use for APRS, using the APRSIS 32 program.  I have a D710 running in APRS mode and it feeds the laptop (I also have an FTM-400 which can also feed the laptop - the D710 is much better at decoding and it has many features the 400 doesn't have - but it doesn't "do" C4FM...).  My D710's call sign/SSID is WB2UTI-9 (actually, so is my 400 but I don't use them at the same time).  The program on the laptop is assigned WB23UTI-13 - deliberately different from the radios.  The laptop is connected to the internet via a Verizon hotspot and it has a GPS receiver hooked to it so the map follows me around.  That way, when my radio beacons, I can see whether my radio's beacon made it to the APRS-IS.  It usually does, and when it does it just shows up as a mobile station labelled "WB2UTI-9".  That's the "station" I was unable to nickname.


When I tried to set up the nickname for my own station (WB2UTI-9), the label on the screen would not change.  When I clicked on the WB2UTI-9 label, I was not offered the option of nicknaming the station.  When I picked it out of the scrolling list, I was not offered the option to nickname it.


I went inside the house and turned on my desktop PC, fired up APRSIS32 and nicknamed my mobile station (WB2UTI) and it instantly changed on the screen when the mobile radio beaconed.


Apparently, there's something fishy in the laptop in the vehicle, but I don't see another occurrence of. the nickname I used anywhere.  I just put 27 nicknames in there.  I really don't want to delete them all (using the "delete all" menu option) and start over again, but I guess that's one option.


There's likely some obvious error I've made, except it's not obvious to me yet.


Does anyone have any ideas about this?  


Gil Chapin, WB2UTI


Re: KN4IUD-11 Florida Ballon northbound out of P A

Michael
 

Oh great. Now Justin Trudeau is talking about building a wall. A really tall wall. 

--Michael Willett
K5NOT 

On Apr 20, 2019, at 5:54 PM, wh6fqe@... [aprsisce] <aprsisce@...> wrote:

 

As fast as he is moving North, I wonder if he remembered to bring his passport along, lol


RC
WH6FQE


Re: KN4IUD-11 Florida Ballon northbound out of P A

n4trn14
 

It is passing the location of Saguena in Canada. 

Keith

On Sat, Apr 20, 2019 at 11:02 PM Glenn OConnor kf0ed@... [aprsisce] <aprsisce@...> wrote:
 

At that altitude, it would require some sort of oxygen provision. Hadn't this been of 12+ hours duration? I hope the pilot is alive. Also, the temperature is brrrrrr.😱



--
Keith Boyer N4TRN
Orange County ARES
Asst. Emerg. Coord. (AEC) Skywarn Orange County, FL



Re: KN4IUD-11 Florida Ballon northbound out of P A

RC Anderson, Ph.D. KH6B
 

Ok, I found it listed on a high altitude balloon site that is showing its path, and apparently its predicted path until it crashes 4 days from now on April 24th at 02:02:18 HST in the Eastern North Atlantic ocean, just south of Ponta Delgada and west of North Africa.


That sure is a very specific splash down prediction, lol.


RC
WH6FQE


Re: KN4IUD-11 Florida Ballon northbound out of P A

RC Anderson, Ph.D. KH6B
 

A couple of us here are taking bets on where it will end up. 

I'm trying to decide between New Foundland or Greenland, lol


RC
WH6FQE


Re: KN4IUD-11 Florida Ballon northbound out of P A

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

This is not likely a passenger balloon, but a High Altitude Balloon.  In this case, it became a "floater" where the weight of the payload and the lift of the balloon balanced out to not ascend to burst altitude.  Many HABs shoot up to 90-100,000 feet where they burst and the payload plummets back to the ground.  This could stay up for days or weeks.

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

On 4/20/2019 11:02 PM, Glenn OConnor kf0ed@... [aprsisce] wrote:
At that altitude, it would require some sort of oxygen provision. Hadn't this been of 12+ hours duration? I hope the pilot is alive. Also, the temperature is brrrrrr.😱

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