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Re: I want to operate aprs while listening to hf on another band is that possible?

Jack L. Blake Sr (AI4LL)
 

The idea is to use a mono band 2 meter for dedicated APRS. Signal band 2 meter radio are pretty inexpensive. 

On Sat, Dec 28, 2019 at 11:53 AM Rob Giuliano via Groups.Io <kb8rco=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Like any setup, cheap HTs tend to work well when everything is configured properly.
Like most equipment, you need to look at its capability.  As Fred said, "MOST" dual band radios (more likely with HTs) are dual receive and single transmit, so you must make sure the TX is set to the TNC and desired frequency.  Using one for a QSO while also trying to RX/TX APRS is not likely to work.

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



On Saturday, December 28, 2019, 11:04:16 AM EST, Jack L. Blake Sr (AI4LL) <jblake8061@...> wrote:


How would one of the cheap Chinese HT connected to a outside antenna using a PS work? I would not want to tie up a high dollar dual band for APRS

On Sat, Dec 28, 2019 at 10:14 AM Fred Hillhouse Jr (CruelShoes) <f.hillhouse.jr@...> wrote:
The FT857 will not operate in that manner. Many of the dual band radios will not either. The 857 is single receive/transmit. The typical dual band is dual receive/single transmit. 
I tend to use older commercial radios for APRS but there are some good amateur radios. I have an FT1500 that works well.

Best regards, 
Fred N7FMH 

On Fri, Dec 27, 2019, 5:36 PM K7OI-Mark <K7oi.us@...> wrote:
Hi
K7oi here
I use 857d yaesu with signalink USB and aprsisce32.
Is it possible to listen to other bands while using the 144.39 to xmit/rcv aprs packets?

Anyone experienced in doing this I've tried for some reason my packets get cut off or xmit fully on the other freq I'm listening to embarrassing.
I've tried such things as priority channel either way etc.
Ideas?
And yes a dedicated 2m or xband rig is being considered.

--
Jack L. Blake

--
Jack L. Blake


Re: How to make a new PORT that listens to a soundcard?

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

I'm trying really hard not to comment on a WIDE1-1,WIDE3-3 path...

WinMain:2019-12-28T16:25:09.137 RFtoIS:[KWD710(Pkt)]IGated NU3S-7>APK102,KF8YK-2,WIDE1,K8UI-1,CHLSEA,KC8SDN-5*,WIDE3,qAR,KD7YZ-15:=4022.75N/08004.80W_163/002g005t041r p P000h98b10264KU2k
And it was completely used!

But I'm glad you're seeing the behavior you were wanting to accomplish.

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

On 12/28/2019 12:50 PM, KD7YZ Bob wrote:
And here's the proof. so to speak:

Port(AGWPE-TELNET ):2019-12-28T15:36:33.512 Read 116 bytes after 5122726 msec (up from 14) vs 0 Quiet
Port(AGWPE-TELNET ):2019-12-28T15:36:33.513 AGW:AX.25-rPort[0] VE3FFB>CQ,RS0ISS*,RS0ISS,SGATE,WIDE2-1:=4416.01N/07629.00W-ve3ffr@...

Ch-B of the D710 is set on 145.825
It is Port-1 on AGWPE ... the Signalink device to the Data port of the D710.

And then the APRSIS/32's iGate Trace-Log



WinMain:2019-12-28T15:36:33.513 RFtoIS:[AGWPE-TELNET ]IGated VE3FFB>CQ,RS0ISS*,RS0ISS,SGATE,WIDE2-1,qAR,KD7YZ-15:=4416.01N/07629.00W-ve3ffr@...
WinMain:2019-12-28T16:25:09.137 RFtoIS:[KWD710(Pkt)]IGated NU3S-7>APK102,KF8YK-2,WIDE1,K8UI-1,CHLSEA,KC8SDN-5*,WIDE3,qAR,KD7YZ-15:=4022.75N/08004.80W_163/002g005t041r p P000h98b10264KU2k

--
KD7YZ Bob EM88LL


Re: How to make a new PORT that listens to a soundcard?

NR4U Bob AFMARS
 

And here's the proof. so to speak:

Port(AGWPE-TELNET ):2019-12-28T15:36:33.512 Read 116 bytes after 5122726 msec (up from 14) vs 0 Quiet
Port(AGWPE-TELNET ):2019-12-28T15:36:33.513 AGW:AX.25-rPort[0] VE3FFB>CQ,RS0ISS*,RS0ISS,SGATE,WIDE2-1:=4416.01N/07629.00W-ve3ffr@...

Ch-B of the D710 is set on 145.825
It is Port-1 on AGWPE ... the Signalink device to the Data port of the D710.

And then the APRSIS/32's iGate Trace-Log



WinMain:2019-12-28T15:36:33.513 RFtoIS:[AGWPE-TELNET ]IGated VE3FFB>CQ,RS0ISS*,RS0ISS,SGATE,WIDE2-1,qAR,KD7YZ-15:=4416.01N/07629.00W-ve3ffr@...
WinMain:2019-12-28T16:25:09.137 RFtoIS:[KWD710(Pkt)]IGated NU3S-7>APK102,KF8YK-2,WIDE1,K8UI-1,CHLSEA,KC8SDN-5*,WIDE3,qAR,KD7YZ-15:=4022.75N/08004.80W_163/002g005t041r p P000h98b10264KU2k

--
KD7YZ Bob EM88LL


Re: I want to operate aprs while listening to hf on another band is that possible?

Rob Giuliano
 

Like any setup, cheap HTs tend to work well when everything is configured properly.
Like most equipment, you need to look at its capability.  As Fred said, "MOST" dual band radios (more likely with HTs) are dual receive and single transmit, so you must make sure the TX is set to the TNC and desired frequency.  Using one for a QSO while also trying to RX/TX APRS is not likely to work.

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



On Saturday, December 28, 2019, 11:04:16 AM EST, Jack L. Blake Sr (AI4LL) <jblake8061@...> wrote:


How would one of the cheap Chinese HT connected to a outside antenna using a PS work? I would not want to tie up a high dollar dual band for APRS

On Sat, Dec 28, 2019 at 10:14 AM Fred Hillhouse Jr (CruelShoes) <f.hillhouse.jr@...> wrote:
The FT857 will not operate in that manner. Many of the dual band radios will not either. The 857 is single receive/transmit. The typical dual band is dual receive/single transmit. 
I tend to use older commercial radios for APRS but there are some good amateur radios. I have an FT1500 that works well.

Best regards, 
Fred N7FMH 

On Fri, Dec 27, 2019, 5:36 PM K7OI-Mark <K7oi.us@...> wrote:
Hi
K7oi here
I use 857d yaesu with signalink USB and aprsisce32.
Is it possible to listen to other bands while using the 144.39 to xmit/rcv aprs packets?

Anyone experienced in doing this I've tried for some reason my packets get cut off or xmit fully on the other freq I'm listening to embarrassing.
I've tried such things as priority channel either way etc.
Ideas?
And yes a dedicated 2m or xband rig is being considered.

--
Jack L. Blake


Re: I want to operate aprs while listening to hf on another band is that possible?

Justin Cherington
 

The cheap Chinese dual bands tend to have a long turnaround time. That is they take several times longer (up to 7x) to go from tx to being able to rx. The few tests I’ve seen online show a lot less packets being decoded by them as well. 


On Dec 28, 2019, at 9:04 AM, Jack L. Blake Sr (AI4LL) <jblake8061@...> wrote:


How would one of the cheap Chinese HT connected to a outside antenna using a PS work? I would not want to tie up a high dollar dual band for APRS

On Sat, Dec 28, 2019 at 10:14 AM Fred Hillhouse Jr (CruelShoes) <f.hillhouse.jr@...> wrote:
The FT857 will not operate in that manner. Many of the dual band radios will not either. The 857 is single receive/transmit. The typical dual band is dual receive/single transmit. 
I tend to use older commercial radios for APRS but there are some good amateur radios. I have an FT1500 that works well.

Best regards, 
Fred N7FMH 

On Fri, Dec 27, 2019, 5:36 PM K7OI-Mark <K7oi.us@...> wrote:
Hi
K7oi here
I use 857d yaesu with signalink USB and aprsisce32.
Is it possible to listen to other bands while using the 144.39 to xmit/rcv aprs packets?

Anyone experienced in doing this I've tried for some reason my packets get cut off or xmit fully on the other freq I'm listening to embarrassing.
I've tried such things as priority channel either way etc.
Ideas?
And yes a dedicated 2m or xband rig is being considered.

--
Jack L. Blake


Re: I want to operate aprs while listening to hf on another band is that possible?

Jack L. Blake Sr (AI4LL)
 

How would one of the cheap Chinese HT connected to a outside antenna using a PS work? I would not want to tie up a high dollar dual band for APRS

On Sat, Dec 28, 2019 at 10:14 AM Fred Hillhouse Jr (CruelShoes) <f.hillhouse.jr@...> wrote:
The FT857 will not operate in that manner. Many of the dual band radios will not either. The 857 is single receive/transmit. The typical dual band is dual receive/single transmit. 
I tend to use older commercial radios for APRS but there are some good amateur radios. I have an FT1500 that works well.

Best regards, 
Fred N7FMH 

On Fri, Dec 27, 2019, 5:36 PM K7OI-Mark <K7oi.us@...> wrote:
Hi
K7oi here
I use 857d yaesu with signalink USB and aprsisce32.
Is it possible to listen to other bands while using the 144.39 to xmit/rcv aprs packets?

Anyone experienced in doing this I've tried for some reason my packets get cut off or xmit fully on the other freq I'm listening to embarrassing.
I've tried such things as priority channel either way etc.
Ideas?
And yes a dedicated 2m or xband rig is being considered.

--
Jack L. Blake


Re: I want to operate aprs while listening to hf on another band is that possible?

Fred Hillhouse Jr (CruelShoes)
 

The FT857 will not operate in that manner. Many of the dual band radios will not either. The 857 is single receive/transmit. The typical dual band is dual receive/single transmit. 
I tend to use older commercial radios for APRS but there are some good amateur radios. I have an FT1500 that works well.

Best regards, 
Fred N7FMH 

On Fri, Dec 27, 2019, 5:36 PM K7OI-Mark <K7oi.us@...> wrote:
Hi
K7oi here
I use 857d yaesu with signalink USB and aprsisce32.
Is it possible to listen to other bands while using the 144.39 to xmit/rcv aprs packets?

Anyone experienced in doing this I've tried for some reason my packets get cut off or xmit fully on the other freq I'm listening to embarrassing.
I've tried such things as priority channel either way etc.
Ideas?
And yes a dedicated 2m or xband rig is being considered.


Re: How to make a new PORT that listens to a soundcard?

NR4U Bob AFMARS
 

.
"So, if you have a single instance of AGWpe reading both your D710's audio
direct as well as the SDR, you're already receiving packets decoded from both
channels."

I "Think" I may be learning.

looking at the Trace Log for the AGWPE-TelNet, I have
---------------------------------------------------------------------
WinMain:2019-12-28T14:11:10.632 Starting Port(AGWPE-TELNET )
Port(AGWPE-TELNET ):2019-12-28T14:11:10.632 TcpReader Running on @localhost or localhost:8000 (0 OpenCmds, 0 CloseCmds)
Port(AGWPE-TELNET ):2019-12-28T14:11:10.633 localhost[0] = 127.0.0.1
Port(AGWPE-TELNET ):2019-12-28T14:11:10.633 Connecting(localhost[0/0]) or 127.0.0.1:8000
Port(AGWPE-TELNET ):2019-12-28T14:11:10.634 Connected(localhost)[0/0]=>127.0.0.1:8000
Port(AGWPE-TELNET ):2019-12-28T14:11:10.634 Connected(localhost)[0/0] via 127.0.0.1:58576 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Port(AGWPE-TELNET ):2019-12-28T14:11:10.634 Firing NewConnection
Port(AGWPE-TELNET ):2019-12-28T14:11:10.634 Back from NewConnection
Port(AGWPE-TELNET ):2019-12-28T14:11:10.648 AGW:Version 2017.105
WinMain:2019-12-28T14:15:20.804 Logging Enabled
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
About the 5th line down, there is the second port which covers my Port-2 in AGWPE, namely the RTL-SDR

thanks for the lesson!

--
KD7YZ Bob EM88LL


Re: How to make a new PORT that listens to a soundcard?

NR4U Bob AFMARS
 

On Mon, Dec 23, 2019 at 04:09 PM, Jack L. Blake Sr (AI4LL) wrote:


Bob,
I have a kenwood D-710 and the data cable. Can you share how you have it
hooked up?
Jack L. Blake
Has any of this answered your question?
If not, and to not bore the group with D710 specific chatter, you can email me directly.

Though you might gather from reading: it may perhaps be the blind leading the blind as I am quite new to the D710/packet/Aprsis/32

--
KD7YZ Bob EM88LL


Re: I want to operate aprs while listening to hf

K7OI-Mark
 

Yes I've tried that priority and Split frequency mode and no joy.
My vx8gr I sold had a dedicated aprs frequency that was nice.
Happy Holidays
Drive responsibly😁


Re: I want to operate aprs while listening to hf

Rob Giuliano
 

The Yaesu FT857D is a single frequency radio.  There is no way to use it as you intend.  The priority channel jumps between 2 frequencies, but transmit on the VFO (not priority) frequency.


On Fri, Dec 27, 2019 at 17:50, Lynn Deffenbaugh
<kj4erj@...> wrote:

With a dedicated rig for 2m, yes.  With a dual band, it's likely that whatever band has PTT control on the front is the band that will transmit via the audio connections out the back to the SignalLink.

I believe there are some radios that let you specify which bands go out, but I'm not personally familiar with the 857D.

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

On 12/27/2019 5:36 PM, K7OI-Mark wrote:
Hi
K7oi here
I use 857d yaesu with signalink USB and aprsisce32.
Is it possible to listen to other bands while using the 144.39 to xmit/rcv aprs packets?

Anyone experienced in doing this I've tried for some reason my packets get cut off or xmit fully on the other freq I'm listening to embarrassing.
I've tried such things as priority channel either way etc.
Ideas?
And yes a dedicated 2m or xband rig is being considered.


Re: I want to operate aprs while listening to hf on another band is that possible?

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

With a dedicated rig for 2m, yes.  With a dual band, it's likely that whatever band has PTT control on the front is the band that will transmit via the audio connections out the back to the SignalLink.

I believe there are some radios that let you specify which bands go out, but I'm not personally familiar with the 857D.

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

On 12/27/2019 5:36 PM, K7OI-Mark wrote:
Hi
K7oi here
I use 857d yaesu with signalink USB and aprsisce32.
Is it possible to listen to other bands while using the 144.39 to xmit/rcv aprs packets?

Anyone experienced in doing this I've tried for some reason my packets get cut off or xmit fully on the other freq I'm listening to embarrassing.
I've tried such things as priority channel either way etc.
Ideas?
And yes a dedicated 2m or xband rig is being considered.


I want to operate aprs while listening to hf on another band is that possible?

K7OI-Mark
 

Hi
K7oi here
I use 857d yaesu with signalink USB and aprsisce32.
Is it possible to listen to other bands while using the 144.39 to xmit/rcv aprs packets?

Anyone experienced in doing this I've tried for some reason my packets get cut off or xmit fully on the other freq I'm listening to embarrassing.
I've tried such things as priority channel either way etc.
Ideas?
And yes a dedicated 2m or xband rig is being considered.


Re: How often does an APRS DIGI need to I'd?

K7OI-Mark
 

Thanks I've read that link info b4 have a better understanding now and read it again.
Tnx 73s


Re: RF Serial COM1 Port Parsing Error, KISS: Missing Leading CO[XX]

Don Eklund
 

Lynn,

Will aprsis32 work with street atlas USB GPS?

THANKS 
Don 




Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Lynn Deffenbaugh <kj4erj@...>
Date: 12/27/19 5:07 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] RF Serial COM1 Port Parsing Error, KISS: Missing Leading CO[XX]

Hopefully you have APRSIS32 on a Simply(KISS) type port.  The KISS type port is designed for Kenwood APRS radios and will sometimes take other TNCs out of KISS mode when the port is disabled or APRSIS32 is closed.

So, if your "straight kiss" means "Simply(KISS)", you're good.  If it means "KISS", you may be hosed at some point in the future again.

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

PS.  I queried your station and it appears that the port you called "kiss" is actually a KISS-type port.  You need to delete that one and create a new one with all the same settings, except select Simply(KISS) at the start.  Unfortunately, there's no way to change the type of an existing port, only it's connectivity and attributes.

On 12/27/2019 3:38 PM, Michael wrote:
Lee,

You were right on. I left the Tracker II ports default in AUTO after updating the firmware. I have now changed the port to KISS and now I am getting RF in the Scrolling listing. I might have changed something in both the OTII and APRSIS32, but now it is working again having changed both to straight kiss!

Thank you!

--Michael K5NOT

On 12/27/2019 2:20 PM, K5DAT wrote:
I believe that message in the log is an indicator that the OpenTracker is not actually in KISS mode.  In other words APRSIS32 is expecting standard KISS output from the OpenTracker, but it's not seeing it.

73,
Lee K5DAT


On Fri, Dec 27, 2019 at 11:26 AM Michael <mw@...> wrote:
I have had ASPSIS32 working fine. Then I touched it. Started poking around, "Wonder what this does?" for a few hours and now it is broke. :|

Config:
APRSIS32 on Win 10
Open Tracker II in KISS Mode on COM1, 4800,N,1
APRSIS32 in Simply KISS mode, COM1, 4800,N,1 (Created port "Open Tracker II as Kiss port)
Scroller at ALL

Scroller is showing APRS-IS traffic fine. No local RF Traffic, no CALLSIGN*

Looking at the data from the TNC with TerraTerm, looks fine - as expected text with local RF stations and Digi hop info.

Logging the port I see a lot of:

Port(OpenTracker II) [Date and time info] KISS:Missing Leading CO[XX]...

Where XX data is changing, as an example: 50,62,51,53

and ... above shows the path information.

What did I click on that I should not have clicked on, what areas should I check? I looked at Wicki but did not see a path to success... :)

Thank You,

--Michael K5NOT

-- 
Michael Willett
Mobile: 214-578-2400
mw@...
www.advancedsourcinginc.com


Re: RF Serial COM1 Port Parsing Error, KISS: Missing Leading CO[XX]

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Hopefully you have APRSIS32 on a Simply(KISS) type port.  The KISS type port is designed for Kenwood APRS radios and will sometimes take other TNCs out of KISS mode when the port is disabled or APRSIS32 is closed.

So, if your "straight kiss" means "Simply(KISS)", you're good.  If it means "KISS", you may be hosed at some point in the future again.

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

PS.  I queried your station and it appears that the port you called "kiss" is actually a KISS-type port.  You need to delete that one and create a new one with all the same settings, except select Simply(KISS) at the start.  Unfortunately, there's no way to change the type of an existing port, only it's connectivity and attributes.

On 12/27/2019 3:38 PM, Michael wrote:
Lee,

You were right on. I left the Tracker II ports default in AUTO after updating the firmware. I have now changed the port to KISS and now I am getting RF in the Scrolling listing. I might have changed something in both the OTII and APRSIS32, but now it is working again having changed both to straight kiss!

Thank you!

--Michael K5NOT

On 12/27/2019 2:20 PM, K5DAT wrote:
I believe that message in the log is an indicator that the OpenTracker is not actually in KISS mode.  In other words APRSIS32 is expecting standard KISS output from the OpenTracker, but it's not seeing it.

73,
Lee K5DAT


On Fri, Dec 27, 2019 at 11:26 AM Michael <mw@...> wrote:
I have had ASPSIS32 working fine. Then I touched it. Started poking around, "Wonder what this does?" for a few hours and now it is broke. :|

Config:
APRSIS32 on Win 10
Open Tracker II in KISS Mode on COM1, 4800,N,1
APRSIS32 in Simply KISS mode, COM1, 4800,N,1 (Created port "Open Tracker II as Kiss port)
Scroller at ALL

Scroller is showing APRS-IS traffic fine. No local RF Traffic, no CALLSIGN*

Looking at the data from the TNC with TerraTerm, looks fine - as expected text with local RF stations and Digi hop info.

Logging the port I see a lot of:

Port(OpenTracker II) [Date and time info] KISS:Missing Leading CO[XX]...

Where XX data is changing, as an example: 50,62,51,53

and ... above shows the path information.

What did I click on that I should not have clicked on, what areas should I check? I looked at Wicki but did not see a path to success... :)

Thank You,

--Michael K5NOT

-- 
Michael Willett
Mobile: 214-578-2400
mw@...
www.advancedsourcinginc.com


Re: RF Serial COM1 Port Parsing Error, KISS: Missing Leading CO[XX]

Michael
 

Lee,

You were right on. I left the Tracker II ports default in AUTO after updating the firmware. I have now changed the port to KISS and now I am getting RF in the Scrolling listing. I might have changed something in both the OTII and APRSIS32, but now it is working again having changed both to straight kiss!

Thank you!

--Michael K5NOT

On 12/27/2019 2:20 PM, K5DAT wrote:
I believe that message in the log is an indicator that the OpenTracker is not actually in KISS mode.  In other words APRSIS32 is expecting standard KISS output from the OpenTracker, but it's not seeing it.

73,
Lee K5DAT


On Fri, Dec 27, 2019 at 11:26 AM Michael <mw@...> wrote:
I have had ASPSIS32 working fine. Then I touched it. Started poking around, "Wonder what this does?" for a few hours and now it is broke. :|

Config:
APRSIS32 on Win 10
Open Tracker II in KISS Mode on COM1, 4800,N,1
APRSIS32 in Simply KISS mode, COM1, 4800,N,1 (Created port "Open Tracker II as Kiss port)
Scroller at ALL

Scroller is showing APRS-IS traffic fine. No local RF Traffic, no CALLSIGN*

Looking at the data from the TNC with TerraTerm, looks fine - as expected text with local RF stations and Digi hop info.

Logging the port I see a lot of:

Port(OpenTracker II) [Date and time info] KISS:Missing Leading CO[XX]...

Where XX data is changing, as an example: 50,62,51,53

and ... above shows the path information.

What did I click on that I should not have clicked on, what areas should I check? I looked at Wicki but did not see a path to success... :)

Thank You,

--Michael K5NOT

-- 
Michael Willett
Mobile: 214-578-2400
mw@...
www.advancedsourcinginc.com


Re: RF Serial COM1 Port Parsing Error, KISS: Missing Leading CO[XX]

Lee Bengston
 

I believe that message in the log is an indicator that the OpenTracker is not actually in KISS mode.  In other words APRSIS32 is expecting standard KISS output from the OpenTracker, but it's not seeing it.

73,
Lee K5DAT


On Fri, Dec 27, 2019 at 11:26 AM Michael <mw@...> wrote:
I have had ASPSIS32 working fine. Then I touched it. Started poking around, "Wonder what this does?" for a few hours and now it is broke. :|

Config:
APRSIS32 on Win 10
Open Tracker II in KISS Mode on COM1, 4800,N,1
APRSIS32 in Simply KISS mode, COM1, 4800,N,1 (Created port "Open Tracker II as Kiss port)
Scroller at ALL

Scroller is showing APRS-IS traffic fine. No local RF Traffic, no CALLSIGN*

Looking at the data from the TNC with TerraTerm, looks fine - as expected text with local RF stations and Digi hop info.

Logging the port I see a lot of:

Port(OpenTracker II) [Date and time info] KISS:Missing Leading CO[XX]...

Where XX data is changing, as an example: 50,62,51,53

and ... above shows the path information.

What did I click on that I should not have clicked on, what areas should I check? I looked at Wicki but did not see a path to success... :)

Thank You,

--Michael K5NOT


RF Serial COM1 Port Parsing Error, KISS: Missing Leading CO[XX]

Michael
 

I have had ASPSIS32 working fine. Then I touched it. Started poking around, "Wonder what this does?" for a few hours and now it is broke. :|

Config:
APRSIS32 on Win 10
Open Tracker II in KISS Mode on COM1, 4800,N,1
APRSIS32 in Simply KISS mode, COM1, 4800,N,1 (Created port "Open Tracker II as Kiss port)
Scroller at ALL

Scroller is showing APRS-IS traffic fine. No local RF Traffic, no CALLSIGN*

Looking at the data from the TNC with TerraTerm, looks fine - as expected text with local RF stations and Digi hop info.

Logging the port I see a lot of:

Port(OpenTracker II) [Date and time info] KISS:Missing Leading CO[XX]...

Where XX data is changing, as an example: 50,62,51,53

and ... above shows the path information.

What did I click on that I should not have clicked on, what areas should I check? I looked at Wicki but did not see a path to success... :)

Thank You,

--Michael K5NOT


Re: How to make a new PORT that listens to a soundcard?

Rob Giuliano
 

Unfortunately, I don't use AGWpe Pro.  Most of my work has been with hardware TNCs and recently Direwolf.

Let me give an explanation a try:
"When I make an APRSIS/32 "Port" I make them in the style I "Think) Bob B wrote about ... or gee, maybe it was Lynn, .... make a KWD710-APRS and a KWD710(PKT) and enable one or the other for whatever I am doing."

This is the standard D710 port that works with the "INTERNAL" TNC which you are using on 144.39 and normal APRS traffic.

"So, if you have a single instance of AGWpe reading both your D710's audio direct as well as the SDR, you're already receiving packets decoded from both channels."

That is correct.  APRSIS32 will receive any packet decoded by AGW on the same APRSIS32 AGW stream over the configured port (typically 8000) .  With this configuration, you want the SignaLink on Port 1 (TX capable configuration) and the RTL -> SD-Console -> VAC-Line#1 should be connected to Port 2 (APRSIS32 cannot TX on this port, and the RTL has no TX capability.  Keep in mind that 2 ports configured on the same radio will cause 2 tranmits on that radio - if both have beaconing enabled.  You can disable this for any port in >Configure >Ports  >{port name}. 

If this is your setup (again, I suggest swapping AGW radio port 1 and radio port 2). then you should be all set with monitoring APRS through the D710 on a normal D710 port, and stations on 145.825 through both radio ports of the AGW.  APRSIS32 can TX on 145.825 (AGW port 1: SignaLink) if that is enabled in the app.  I am not sure how you would tell which AGW port is decoding what in APRSIS32, but it sounds like you can see that in AGWpe Pro.

"By using "UISS" from ON6MU (Paid), which reads right off Packet-Engine-Pro, I am able to see the UI message "CQ" and thus a HI I am here AX.25 off,say, ISS ....UISS easily allows me to fire off a quick "I copy you" to  "Mheard Call" "X" and thus make a fast QSO/Grid. I xmit thru UISS."

This part I am unsure of, but if AGWpe Pro allow multiple connections to each "device", then connecting UISS to it "WITH" APRSIS32 should work (AGWpe Pro site seems to indicate port sharing).  But if not. you wioll have to disconnect one to use the other.  I don't think you need to make any AGWpe Pro changes between the 2 apps (UISS and APRSIS32).

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



On Friday, December 27, 2019, 6:30:49 AM EST, KD7YZ Bob <kd7yz@...> wrote:


Been trying to get a handle on the suggestions from both you as well as Lynn ... for a few days and evenings now.

As far as needing or using AGW Monitor, as I see it, the paid version of Packet Engine Pro incorporates all that.
I see MHeard. And I see, on the far left column, Port ID 1 and 2 when I have only the D710 Data-Port output to SignaLink (is Port 2) and Port ID 1 is the other soundcard, RTL-->SDR-Console-->VAC-Line#1 .

So, if I understand Lynn's comment about:
"So, if you have a single instance of AGWpe reading both your D710's audio direct as well as the SDR, you're already receiving packets decoded from both channels."

Then I do NOT see how to create two different APRSIS/32 "AGW" type ports to allow me to see or read or (?) the packets from both "Packet Engine Pro" defined ports.

"Usually" I put the right-side D710 window (CH-B) on 145.825 and the Left CH-A on 144.390.

When I make an APRSIS/32 "Port" I make them in the style I "Think) Bob B wrote about ... or gee, maybe it was Lynn, .... make a KWD710-APRS and a KWD710(PKT) and enable one or the other for whatever I am doing.

I see no way in either Packet Engine Pro nor APRSIS/32 to re-designate KISS ports as Rob was describing.

Mainly that's what I have been try to do for a few days now ... before I opened my dumb moth to make the "Reply" here.

BTW, "Is" there a way to send small screen shots to a post to this BBS? Sometimes it is easier to attach the config window snapshot than try to describe it.

Anyway, I am not really trying to "compare" inputs as much as I am trying to collect them from two frequencies and 4 antennas ///// two SPID rotators and so forth.

By using "UISS" from ON6MU (Paid), which reads right off Packet-Engine-Pro, I am able to see the UI message "CQ" and thus a HI I am here AX.25 off,say, ISS ....UISS easily allows me to fire off a quick "I copy you" to  "Mheard Call" "X" and thus make a fast QSO/Grid. I xmit thru UISS.

But I want the packets from the Sats to get into the system, so to speak ..IGated, if u will. Only the great APRSIS/32 can do such.
I guess if you can look at what ever traffic I manage to iGATE,  then u will occasionally see I sent PSAT or ISS from Packet Engine Pro thru APRSIS/32 sometimes successfully.

I'll get a run of a few days where I get it all then later discover I have disconnected the PEP "Ports" from APRSIS/32 and have to reconstruct them all.

AGWPE (PEP) seems to like me to "Re-Start it every time I make a change.




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