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Re: Proposed General Release (Dev: 2020/05/01 21:21)

Rob Giuliano
 

As near as I can tell, there is something in the WINE setup that automatically (and "unchangeably") links every ttyS## device in /dev to a com## in the .wine folder.  Linux (at least my XUbuntu) has ttyS0 - ttyS32.  Each USB serial device is added after that. 

Good news is that APRSIS32 "sees" all 33 (in my case) serial ports.  The bad news of course is that there is no guarantee of the USB order if you have more than 1 USB serial device.

Through investigation, I learned that udev rules can reallocate any of these com# device to a symlink device link other than an ttyS#, BUT WINE changes them back.  However, udev rule CAN override an existing device (with no hardware), that worked for me.  My desktop has 1 physical serial port on ttyS0 (com1), so I can reallocate any ttyS# with # > 0.  Just remember that COM# ports start with 1 and ttyS# devices start with 0 (zero), so my override of ttyS3 became com4.  A section of my udev rules file in /etc/udev/rules.d called 65-tnc.rules:

#65-tnc.rules
# TNC-X
# SUBSYSTEM=="tty", ATTRS{idVendor}=="0403", ATTRS{idProduct}=="6001", SYMLINK+="tncx"
SUBSYSTEM=="tty", ATTRS{idVendor}=="0403", ATTRS{idProduct}=="6001", SYMLINK+="ttyS3"

I have a line for each TNC device I connect, including some for Bluetooth connections, but I haven't tested those with WINE 5.0 yet.

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



On Saturday, May 2, 2020, 8:58:33 AM EDT, Michael Coslo via groups.io <mjc_n3li@...> wrote:


Hi Rob,

WINES’s handling of com ports flummoxed me. What used to be a simple symbolic link became something else indeed  ver 2.8 and later. The people at Codeweavers tried to help, but they had instructions for Mac, which were different enough that it didn’t work for me.

Needing my station up and running, I ended up removing Mint and reinstalling Windows 8.1, which is just too cruel! 8^)

When I’m not pressed for time, I’ll reinstall mint and try again.

But you might have the secret sauce for getting new versions of WINE to do the link?

Otherwise I might try again with an old version of WINE.

- 73 Mike N3LI -


> On May 2, 2020, at 12:56 AM, Rob Giuliano via groups.io <kb8rco=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
> Just upgraded my setup.  This includes latest XUbuntu (20.04) with WINE 5.0.
> Some features are new to me with the updated WINE version.
>
> APRSIS32 ran the normal update after clicking HELP.
> Other than connecting to my TNC (WINE changed COM port stuff), NO ISSUES here!
>
> I'll let it run now.
> Robert Giuliano
> KB8RCO
>
>
>
> On Friday, May 1, 2020, 10:02:06 PM EDT, Lynn Deffenbaugh <kj4erj@...> wrote:
>
>
> I just pushed the subject version to development.  Please let me know if
> you successfully upgrade to this and if it initially looks ok.
>
> The only change since the last Development release is a spelling
> correction, changing the name for APRSISMO (check KJ4ERJ-12), and
> setting the new release timestamp.
>
> If this checks out, I'll push it to release sometime over the weekend.
>
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
>
> Here are the proposed release notes.  They will be posted in full to the
> Wiki.
>
> Here's the major features in version 2020/05/01 21:21
>
> Updated ToCall and Mic-E definitions from:
> http://www.aprs.org/aprs11/tocalls.txt as of 17 Apr 2020 (updated
> 2020/04/27)
> http://aprs.org/aprs12/mic-e-types.txt through 4 Jun 2019 (Updated
> 2020/04/27)
>
> No longer suppress gating messages just because a station was heard
> INSIDE a 3rd party packet on RF.  See notes about KO6TH from 2018/09/03
> 11:36
>
> Support "Common Talker IDs" from
> http://www.catb.org/gpsd/NMEA.html#_talker_ids. See notes from
> 2017/07/17 15:05
>
> Support Always-On-Top in right click menu in both main and MultiTrack
> windows (not on CE)
>
> Support proprietary 4 digit precision extension (!DAO!xx) in Configure /
> Beacon / Precision / 4 Digits
>
> Draw a small heading arrow near symbols that beacon speed and course
>
> Support a Syslog-type port for APRISMO diagnostic capture (Development
> mode only)
>
> Added Screen / Labels / Nicknames / Delete All (n)
> Also, if you try to define a new nickname that uses the same label as an
> existing nickname, the Accept button will disable until the Label is unique.
>
> There's a new Configure / Aliases / Accumulate feature to "learn" local
> digipeater aliases for actual hop counting.
> (Note: these are things like WIDE, RELAY as well as the State and
> Regional aliases (SSn-N))
> See: http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/menu:configure-aliases
>
> Show both Non-alias used hop count and Simplistic used hop count in the
> Digi/IGate column of the packet scroller.
>
> Filtered gating of packets from -IS to RF, but only in Development
> mode.  See notes from 2012/08/31 08:02 below.
>
> There's a bunch of updates to the View / Platform submenu population and
> counting sprinkled throughout.
>
> There's a new Configure / Companions option described in 2012/09/04
> 21:26, 2012/09/06 02:03, 02:51, 13:35
>
> Support MiniDump creation on a detected crash.  This may create
> APRSIS32.DMP files in your execution directory that will assist me in
> determining the cause of crashes.
> If APRSIS32 generates a .DMP/DMZ file, it will automatically restart.
> Eventually it'll even auto-detect the .DMPs and offer to send them to me.
>
> Support port type of "Dummy" (connection type doesn't matter) to be a
> Transmit-Only Dummy Load for testing -IS to RF IGating in an RF-less
> environment.
>
> Count "Oth" packets for any packet that doesn't fit a defined type.
> These are the packets that a type (t/) filter can't pick up from a
> filtered feed.  These packet counts are display on the port status
> windows (right click in APRS-IS OK pane).
>
> There's a new set of "Busy Stations" windows available on the APRS-IS OK
> right click menu.  Read about them in 2012/09/27 07:39 below.
>
> Support Screen / Brightness / Bright/Dim which changes the background of
> the transparent maps from White to Black. Discovered on APRSISDR.  (Adam
> KC2ANT)
>
> The NMEA port now supports a direct TCP/IP connection to GPSd. Simply
> configure the NMEA port to use TCP/IP and point it to your GPSd
> instance.  If you've never heard of GPSd, don't worry about it.  If
> you've got a GPSd already running, then I don't need to tell you more,
> right?  (Steve G6UIM)
>
> RF Ports now have a "NoGate ME" checkbox to disable gating your own
> generated packets to the -IS if copied on a digipeat.
>
> Added zoom number in center of slider (breaks if/when I do fractional
> zooms).  (Greg KB3KBR, Fred N7FMH)
> The zoom number turns green (it might be hard to read) when you're
> zoomed in close enough to "Move ME".  (Greg KB3KBR)
>
> Ignore single character !shriek!s (!x! being put out by N5ETC-2)
>
> Properly parse local time (/) format specifier (Jerry KF5AOK)
>
> New support for JS8Call and FT8 log-scraping objects.  This is similar
> to the JT65 scraper that already existed.  Simply create new object of
> the appropriate type and point it to your ALL.TXT log file for the
> corresponding program.  Object will be created for any detected station
> for which a grid square is available. These are objects local to your
> instance only.
>
> Support for "Hashes".  These are similar to !shriek!s, but are delimited
> by a single preceding #, as in #JS8 or #EVENT.  More details on this to
> follow at some later date.
> Note that only 32 unique Hashes are currently supported.  This limit
> will be removed before this support is finalized.
>
> KISS (aka AX.25) callsigns are now limited to A..Z and 0..9. Invalid
> characters are simply removed from the transmitted callsign, so beware!
>
>
>
>
>
>




Re: Proposed General Release (Dev: 2020/05/01 21:21)

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

And when the details are determined, we can update the Wiki at:

http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/doc:linux

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

On 5/2/2020 8:58 AM, Michael Coslo via groups.io wrote:
Hi Rob,

WINES’s handling of com ports flummoxed me. What used to be a simple symbolic link became something else indeed ver 2.8 and later. The people at Codeweavers tried to help, but they had instructions for Mac, which were different enough that it didn’t work for me.

Needing my station up and running, I ended up removing Mint and reinstalling Windows 8.1, which is just too cruel! 8^)

When I’m not pressed for time, I’ll reinstall mint and try again.

But you might have the secret sauce for getting new versions of WINE to do the link?

Otherwise I might try again with an old version of WINE.

- 73 Mike N3LI -


On May 2, 2020, at 12:56 AM, Rob Giuliano via groups.io <kb8rco=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Just upgraded my setup. This includes latest XUbuntu (20.04) with WINE 5.0.
Some features are new to me with the updated WINE version.

APRSIS32 ran the normal update after clicking HELP.
Other than connecting to my TNC (WINE changed COM port stuff), NO ISSUES here!

I'll let it run now.
Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



On Friday, May 1, 2020, 10:02:06 PM EDT, Lynn Deffenbaugh <kj4erj@...> wrote:


I just pushed the subject version to development. Please let me know if
you successfully upgrade to this and if it initially looks ok.

The only change since the last Development release is a spelling
correction, changing the name for APRSISMO (check KJ4ERJ-12), and
setting the new release timestamp.

If this checks out, I'll push it to release sometime over the weekend.

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

Here are the proposed release notes. They will be posted in full to the
Wiki.

Here's the major features in version 2020/05/01 21:21

Updated ToCall and Mic-E definitions from:
http://www.aprs.org/aprs11/tocalls.txt as of 17 Apr 2020 (updated
2020/04/27)
http://aprs.org/aprs12/mic-e-types.txt through 4 Jun 2019 (Updated
2020/04/27)

No longer suppress gating messages just because a station was heard
INSIDE a 3rd party packet on RF. See notes about KO6TH from 2018/09/03
11:36

Support "Common Talker IDs" from
http://www.catb.org/gpsd/NMEA.html#_talker_ids. See notes from
2017/07/17 15:05

Support Always-On-Top in right click menu in both main and MultiTrack
windows (not on CE)

Support proprietary 4 digit precision extension (!DAO!xx) in Configure /
Beacon / Precision / 4 Digits

Draw a small heading arrow near symbols that beacon speed and course

Support a Syslog-type port for APRISMO diagnostic capture (Development
mode only)

Added Screen / Labels / Nicknames / Delete All (n)
Also, if you try to define a new nickname that uses the same label as an
existing nickname, the Accept button will disable until the Label is unique.

There's a new Configure / Aliases / Accumulate feature to "learn" local
digipeater aliases for actual hop counting.
(Note: these are things like WIDE, RELAY as well as the State and
Regional aliases (SSn-N))
See: http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/menu:configure-aliases

Show both Non-alias used hop count and Simplistic used hop count in the
Digi/IGate column of the packet scroller.

Filtered gating of packets from -IS to RF, but only in Development
mode. See notes from 2012/08/31 08:02 below.

There's a bunch of updates to the View / Platform submenu population and
counting sprinkled throughout.

There's a new Configure / Companions option described in 2012/09/04
21:26, 2012/09/06 02:03, 02:51, 13:35

Support MiniDump creation on a detected crash. This may create
APRSIS32.DMP files in your execution directory that will assist me in
determining the cause of crashes.
If APRSIS32 generates a .DMP/DMZ file, it will automatically restart.
Eventually it'll even auto-detect the .DMPs and offer to send them to me.

Support port type of "Dummy" (connection type doesn't matter) to be a
Transmit-Only Dummy Load for testing -IS to RF IGating in an RF-less
environment.

Count "Oth" packets for any packet that doesn't fit a defined type.
These are the packets that a type (t/) filter can't pick up from a
filtered feed. These packet counts are display on the port status
windows (right click in APRS-IS OK pane).

There's a new set of "Busy Stations" windows available on the APRS-IS OK
right click menu. Read about them in 2012/09/27 07:39 below.

Support Screen / Brightness / Bright/Dim which changes the background of
the transparent maps from White to Black. Discovered on APRSISDR. (Adam
KC2ANT)

The NMEA port now supports a direct TCP/IP connection to GPSd. Simply
configure the NMEA port to use TCP/IP and point it to your GPSd
instance. If you've never heard of GPSd, don't worry about it. If
you've got a GPSd already running, then I don't need to tell you more,
right? (Steve G6UIM)

RF Ports now have a "NoGate ME" checkbox to disable gating your own
generated packets to the -IS if copied on a digipeat.

Added zoom number in center of slider (breaks if/when I do fractional
zooms). (Greg KB3KBR, Fred N7FMH)
The zoom number turns green (it might be hard to read) when you're
zoomed in close enough to "Move ME". (Greg KB3KBR)

Ignore single character !shriek!s (!x! being put out by N5ETC-2)

Properly parse local time (/) format specifier (Jerry KF5AOK)

New support for JS8Call and FT8 log-scraping objects. This is similar
to the JT65 scraper that already existed. Simply create new object of
the appropriate type and point it to your ALL.TXT log file for the
corresponding program. Object will be created for any detected station
for which a grid square is available. These are objects local to your
instance only.

Support for "Hashes". These are similar to !shriek!s, but are delimited
by a single preceding #, as in #JS8 or #EVENT. More details on this to
follow at some later date.
Note that only 32 unique Hashes are currently supported. This limit
will be removed before this support is finalized.

KISS (aka AX.25) callsigns are now limited to A..Z and 0..9. Invalid
characters are simply removed from the transmitted callsign, so beware!






Re: Proposed General Release (Dev: 2020/05/01 21:21)

Michael Coslo
 

Hi Rob,

WINES’s handling of com ports flummoxed me. What used to be a simple symbolic link became something else indeed ver 2.8 and later. The people at Codeweavers tried to help, but they had instructions for Mac, which were different enough that it didn’t work for me.

Needing my station up and running, I ended up removing Mint and reinstalling Windows 8.1, which is just too cruel! 8^)

When I’m not pressed for time, I’ll reinstall mint and try again.

But you might have the secret sauce for getting new versions of WINE to do the link?

Otherwise I might try again with an old version of WINE.

- 73 Mike N3LI -

On May 2, 2020, at 12:56 AM, Rob Giuliano via groups.io <kb8rco=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Just upgraded my setup. This includes latest XUbuntu (20.04) with WINE 5.0.
Some features are new to me with the updated WINE version.

APRSIS32 ran the normal update after clicking HELP.
Other than connecting to my TNC (WINE changed COM port stuff), NO ISSUES here!

I'll let it run now.
Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



On Friday, May 1, 2020, 10:02:06 PM EDT, Lynn Deffenbaugh <kj4erj@...> wrote:


I just pushed the subject version to development. Please let me know if
you successfully upgrade to this and if it initially looks ok.

The only change since the last Development release is a spelling
correction, changing the name for APRSISMO (check KJ4ERJ-12), and
setting the new release timestamp.

If this checks out, I'll push it to release sometime over the weekend.

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

Here are the proposed release notes. They will be posted in full to the
Wiki.

Here's the major features in version 2020/05/01 21:21

Updated ToCall and Mic-E definitions from:
http://www.aprs.org/aprs11/tocalls.txt as of 17 Apr 2020 (updated
2020/04/27)
http://aprs.org/aprs12/mic-e-types.txt through 4 Jun 2019 (Updated
2020/04/27)

No longer suppress gating messages just because a station was heard
INSIDE a 3rd party packet on RF. See notes about KO6TH from 2018/09/03
11:36

Support "Common Talker IDs" from
http://www.catb.org/gpsd/NMEA.html#_talker_ids. See notes from
2017/07/17 15:05

Support Always-On-Top in right click menu in both main and MultiTrack
windows (not on CE)

Support proprietary 4 digit precision extension (!DAO!xx) in Configure /
Beacon / Precision / 4 Digits

Draw a small heading arrow near symbols that beacon speed and course

Support a Syslog-type port for APRISMO diagnostic capture (Development
mode only)

Added Screen / Labels / Nicknames / Delete All (n)
Also, if you try to define a new nickname that uses the same label as an
existing nickname, the Accept button will disable until the Label is unique.

There's a new Configure / Aliases / Accumulate feature to "learn" local
digipeater aliases for actual hop counting.
(Note: these are things like WIDE, RELAY as well as the State and
Regional aliases (SSn-N))
See: http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/menu:configure-aliases

Show both Non-alias used hop count and Simplistic used hop count in the
Digi/IGate column of the packet scroller.

Filtered gating of packets from -IS to RF, but only in Development
mode. See notes from 2012/08/31 08:02 below.

There's a bunch of updates to the View / Platform submenu population and
counting sprinkled throughout.

There's a new Configure / Companions option described in 2012/09/04
21:26, 2012/09/06 02:03, 02:51, 13:35

Support MiniDump creation on a detected crash. This may create
APRSIS32.DMP files in your execution directory that will assist me in
determining the cause of crashes.
If APRSIS32 generates a .DMP/DMZ file, it will automatically restart.
Eventually it'll even auto-detect the .DMPs and offer to send them to me.

Support port type of "Dummy" (connection type doesn't matter) to be a
Transmit-Only Dummy Load for testing -IS to RF IGating in an RF-less
environment.

Count "Oth" packets for any packet that doesn't fit a defined type.
These are the packets that a type (t/) filter can't pick up from a
filtered feed. These packet counts are display on the port status
windows (right click in APRS-IS OK pane).

There's a new set of "Busy Stations" windows available on the APRS-IS OK
right click menu. Read about them in 2012/09/27 07:39 below.

Support Screen / Brightness / Bright/Dim which changes the background of
the transparent maps from White to Black. Discovered on APRSISDR. (Adam
KC2ANT)

The NMEA port now supports a direct TCP/IP connection to GPSd. Simply
configure the NMEA port to use TCP/IP and point it to your GPSd
instance. If you've never heard of GPSd, don't worry about it. If
you've got a GPSd already running, then I don't need to tell you more,
right? (Steve G6UIM)

RF Ports now have a "NoGate ME" checkbox to disable gating your own
generated packets to the -IS if copied on a digipeat.

Added zoom number in center of slider (breaks if/when I do fractional
zooms). (Greg KB3KBR, Fred N7FMH)
The zoom number turns green (it might be hard to read) when you're
zoomed in close enough to "Move ME". (Greg KB3KBR)

Ignore single character !shriek!s (!x! being put out by N5ETC-2)

Properly parse local time (/) format specifier (Jerry KF5AOK)

New support for JS8Call and FT8 log-scraping objects. This is similar
to the JT65 scraper that already existed. Simply create new object of
the appropriate type and point it to your ALL.TXT log file for the
corresponding program. Object will be created for any detected station
for which a grid square is available. These are objects local to your
instance only.

Support for "Hashes". These are similar to !shriek!s, but are delimited
by a single preceding #, as in #JS8 or #EVENT. More details on this to
follow at some later date.
Note that only 32 unique Hashes are currently supported. This limit
will be removed before this support is finalized.

KISS (aka AX.25) callsigns are now limited to A..Z and 0..9. Invalid
characters are simply removed from the transmitted callsign, so beware!






Re: Proposed General Release (Dev: 2020/05/01 21:21)

Michael Wright
 

I'll push it to release sometime over the weekend.
I completely lost track of all the emails lately. But then I appreciate all the work you and all the others contributing to APRS.

Mike K6MFW


Re: Proposed General Release (Dev: 2020/05/01 21:21)

KE6BB
 

Upgraded 3 computers and ran them for 2 or 3 hours with no problems.  One of them (KE6BB) will be on all night with wind advisory objects for the interstate 5 corridor north of Los Angeles, until 9am.

Mark,
KE6BB


-------- Original message --------
From: Lynn Deffenbaugh <kj4erj@...>
Date: 5/1/20 7:02 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: [APRSISCE] Proposed General Release (Dev: 2020/05/01 21:21)

I just pushed the subject version to development.  Please let me know if
you successfully upgrade to this and if it initially looks ok.

The only change since the last Development release is a spelling
correction, changing the name for APRSISMO (check KJ4ERJ-12), and
setting the new release timestamp.

If this checks out, I'll push it to release sometime over the weekend.

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

Here are the proposed release notes.  They will be posted in full to the
Wiki.

Here's the major features in version 2020/05/01 21:21

Updated ToCall and Mic-E definitions from:
http://www.aprs.org/aprs11/tocalls.txt as of 17 Apr 2020 (updated
2020/04/27)
http://aprs.org/aprs12/mic-e-types.txt through 4 Jun 2019 (Updated
2020/04/27)

No longer suppress gating messages just because a station was heard
INSIDE a 3rd party packet on RF.  See notes about KO6TH from 2018/09/03
11:36

Support "Common Talker IDs" from
http://www.catb.org/gpsd/NMEA.html#_talker_ids.  See notes from
2017/07/17 15:05

Support Always-On-Top in right click menu in both main and MultiTrack
windows (not on CE)

Support proprietary 4 digit precision extension (!DAO!xx) in Configure /
Beacon / Precision / 4 Digits

Draw a small heading arrow near symbols that beacon speed and course

Support a Syslog-type port for APRISMO diagnostic capture (Development
mode only)

Added Screen / Labels / Nicknames / Delete All (n)
Also, if you try to define a new nickname that uses the same label as an
existing nickname, the Accept button will disable until the Label is unique.

There's a new Configure / Aliases / Accumulate feature to "learn" local
digipeater aliases for actual hop counting.
(Note: these are things like WIDE, RELAY as well as the State and
Regional aliases (SSn-N))
See: http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/menu:configure-aliases

Show both Non-alias used hop count and Simplistic used hop count in the
Digi/IGate column of the packet scroller.

Filtered gating of packets from -IS to RF, but only in Development
mode.  See notes from 2012/08/31 08:02 below.

There's a bunch of updates to the View / Platform submenu population and
counting sprinkled throughout.

There's a new Configure / Companions option described in 2012/09/04
21:26, 2012/09/06 02:03, 02:51, 13:35

Support MiniDump creation on a detected crash.  This may create
APRSIS32.DMP files in your execution directory that will assist me in
determining the cause of crashes.
If APRSIS32 generates a .DMP/DMZ file, it will automatically restart. 
Eventually it'll even auto-detect the .DMPs and offer to send them to me.

Support port type of "Dummy" (connection type doesn't matter) to be a
Transmit-Only Dummy Load for testing -IS to RF IGating in an RF-less
environment.

Count "Oth" packets for any packet that doesn't fit a defined type. 
These are the packets that a type (t/) filter can't pick up from a
filtered feed.  These packet counts are display on the port status
windows (right click in APRS-IS OK pane).

There's a new set of "Busy Stations" windows available on the APRS-IS OK
right click menu.  Read about them in 2012/09/27 07:39 below.

Support Screen / Brightness / Bright/Dim which changes the background of
the transparent maps from White to Black. Discovered on APRSISDR.  (Adam
KC2ANT)

The NMEA port now supports a direct TCP/IP connection to GPSd. Simply
configure the NMEA port to use TCP/IP and point it to your GPSd
instance.  If you've never heard of GPSd, don't worry about it.  If
you've got a GPSd already running, then I don't need to tell you more,
right?  (Steve G6UIM)

RF Ports now have a "NoGate ME" checkbox to disable gating your own
generated packets to the -IS if copied on a digipeat.

Added zoom number in center of slider (breaks if/when I do fractional
zooms).  (Greg KB3KBR, Fred N7FMH)
The zoom number turns green (it might be hard to read) when you're
zoomed in close enough to "Move ME".  (Greg KB3KBR)

Ignore single character !shriek!s (!x! being put out by N5ETC-2)

Properly parse local time (/) format specifier (Jerry KF5AOK)

New support for JS8Call and FT8 log-scraping objects.  This is similar
to the JT65 scraper that already existed.  Simply create new object of
the appropriate type and point it to your ALL.TXT log file for the
corresponding program.  Object will be created for any detected station
for which a grid square is available. These are objects local to your
instance only.

Support for "Hashes".  These are similar to !shriek!s, but are delimited
by a single preceding #, as in #JS8 or #EVENT.  More details on this to
follow at some later date.
Note that only 32 unique Hashes are currently supported.  This limit
will be removed before this support is finalized.

KISS (aka AX.25) callsigns are now limited to A..Z and 0..9. Invalid
characters are simply removed from the transmitted callsign, so beware!






Re: Proposed General Release (Dev: 2020/05/01 21:21)

Rob Giuliano
 

Just upgraded my setup.  This includes latest XUbuntu (20.04) with WINE 5.0.
Some features are new to me with the updated WINE version.

APRSIS32 ran the normal update after clicking HELP.
Other than connecting to my TNC (WINE changed COM port stuff), NO ISSUES here!

I'll let it run now.

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



On Friday, May 1, 2020, 10:02:06 PM EDT, Lynn Deffenbaugh <kj4erj@...> wrote:


I just pushed the subject version to development.  Please let me know if
you successfully upgrade to this and if it initially looks ok.

The only change since the last Development release is a spelling
correction, changing the name for APRSISMO (check KJ4ERJ-12), and
setting the new release timestamp.

If this checks out, I'll push it to release sometime over the weekend.

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

Here are the proposed release notes.  They will be posted in full to the
Wiki.

Here's the major features in version 2020/05/01 21:21

Updated ToCall and Mic-E definitions from:
http://www.aprs.org/aprs11/tocalls.txt as of 17 Apr 2020 (updated
2020/04/27)
http://aprs.org/aprs12/mic-e-types.txt through 4 Jun 2019 (Updated
2020/04/27)

No longer suppress gating messages just because a station was heard
INSIDE a 3rd party packet on RF.  See notes about KO6TH from 2018/09/03
11:36

Support "Common Talker IDs" from
2017/07/17 15:05

Support Always-On-Top in right click menu in both main and MultiTrack
windows (not on CE)

Support proprietary 4 digit precision extension (!DAO!xx) in Configure /
Beacon / Precision / 4 Digits

Draw a small heading arrow near symbols that beacon speed and course

Support a Syslog-type port for APRISMO diagnostic capture (Development
mode only)

Added Screen / Labels / Nicknames / Delete All (n)
Also, if you try to define a new nickname that uses the same label as an
existing nickname, the Accept button will disable until the Label is unique.

There's a new Configure / Aliases / Accumulate feature to "learn" local
digipeater aliases for actual hop counting.
(Note: these are things like WIDE, RELAY as well as the State and
Regional aliases (SSn-N))

Show both Non-alias used hop count and Simplistic used hop count in the
Digi/IGate column of the packet scroller.

Filtered gating of packets from -IS to RF, but only in Development
mode.  See notes from 2012/08/31 08:02 below.

There's a bunch of updates to the View / Platform submenu population and
counting sprinkled throughout.

There's a new Configure / Companions option described in 2012/09/04
21:26, 2012/09/06 02:03, 02:51, 13:35

Support MiniDump creation on a detected crash.  This may create
APRSIS32.DMP files in your execution directory that will assist me in
determining the cause of crashes.
If APRSIS32 generates a .DMP/DMZ file, it will automatically restart. 
Eventually it'll even auto-detect the .DMPs and offer to send them to me.

Support port type of "Dummy" (connection type doesn't matter) to be a
Transmit-Only Dummy Load for testing -IS to RF IGating in an RF-less
environment.

Count "Oth" packets for any packet that doesn't fit a defined type. 
These are the packets that a type (t/) filter can't pick up from a
filtered feed.  These packet counts are display on the port status
windows (right click in APRS-IS OK pane).

There's a new set of "Busy Stations" windows available on the APRS-IS OK
right click menu.  Read about them in 2012/09/27 07:39 below.

Support Screen / Brightness / Bright/Dim which changes the background of
the transparent maps from White to Black. Discovered on APRSISDR.  (Adam
KC2ANT)

The NMEA port now supports a direct TCP/IP connection to GPSd. Simply
configure the NMEA port to use TCP/IP and point it to your GPSd
instance.  If you've never heard of GPSd, don't worry about it.  If
you've got a GPSd already running, then I don't need to tell you more,
right?  (Steve G6UIM)

RF Ports now have a "NoGate ME" checkbox to disable gating your own
generated packets to the -IS if copied on a digipeat.

Added zoom number in center of slider (breaks if/when I do fractional
zooms).  (Greg KB3KBR, Fred N7FMH)
The zoom number turns green (it might be hard to read) when you're
zoomed in close enough to "Move ME".  (Greg KB3KBR)

Ignore single character !shriek!s (!x! being put out by N5ETC-2)

Properly parse local time (/) format specifier (Jerry KF5AOK)

New support for JS8Call and FT8 log-scraping objects.  This is similar
to the JT65 scraper that already existed.  Simply create new object of
the appropriate type and point it to your ALL.TXT log file for the
corresponding program.  Object will be created for any detected station
for which a grid square is available. These are objects local to your
instance only.

Support for "Hashes".  These are similar to !shriek!s, but are delimited
by a single preceding #, as in #JS8 or #EVENT.  More details on this to
follow at some later date.
Note that only 32 unique Hashes are currently supported.  This limit
will be removed before this support is finalized.

KISS (aka AX.25) callsigns are now limited to A..Z and 0..9. Invalid
characters are simply removed from the transmitted callsign, so beware!






Proposed General Release (Dev: 2020/05/01 21:21)

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

I just pushed the subject version to development.  Please let me know if you successfully upgrade to this and if it initially looks ok.

The only change since the last Development release is a spelling correction, changing the name for APRSISMO (check KJ4ERJ-12), and setting the new release timestamp.

If this checks out, I'll push it to release sometime over the weekend.

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

Here are the proposed release notes.  They will be posted in full to the Wiki.

Here's the major features in version 2020/05/01 21:21

Updated ToCall and Mic-E definitions from:
http://www.aprs.org/aprs11/tocalls.txt as of 17 Apr 2020 (updated 2020/04/27)
http://aprs.org/aprs12/mic-e-types.txt through 4 Jun 2019 (Updated 2020/04/27)

No longer suppress gating messages just because a station was heard INSIDE a 3rd party packet on RF.  See notes about KO6TH from 2018/09/03 11:36

Support "Common Talker IDs" from http://www.catb.org/gpsd/NMEA.html#_talker_ids.  See notes from 2017/07/17 15:05

Support Always-On-Top in right click menu in both main and MultiTrack windows (not on CE)

Support proprietary 4 digit precision extension (!DAO!xx) in Configure / Beacon / Precision / 4 Digits

Draw a small heading arrow near symbols that beacon speed and course

Support a Syslog-type port for APRISMO diagnostic capture (Development mode only)

Added Screen / Labels / Nicknames / Delete All (n)
Also, if you try to define a new nickname that uses the same label as an
existing nickname, the Accept button will disable until the Label is unique.

There's a new Configure / Aliases / Accumulate feature to "learn" local digipeater aliases for actual hop counting.
(Note: these are things like WIDE, RELAY as well as the State and Regional aliases (SSn-N))
See: http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/menu:configure-aliases

Show both Non-alias used hop count and Simplistic used hop count in the Digi/IGate column of the packet scroller.

Filtered gating of packets from -IS to RF, but only in Development mode.  See notes from 2012/08/31 08:02 below.

There's a bunch of updates to the View / Platform submenu population and counting sprinkled throughout.

There's a new Configure / Companions option described in 2012/09/04 21:26, 2012/09/06 02:03, 02:51, 13:35

Support MiniDump creation on a detected crash.  This may create APRSIS32.DMP files in your execution directory that will assist me in determining the cause of crashes.
If APRSIS32 generates a .DMP/DMZ file, it will automatically restart.  Eventually it'll even auto-detect the .DMPs and offer to send them to me.

Support port type of "Dummy" (connection type doesn't matter) to be a Transmit-Only Dummy Load for testing -IS to RF IGating in an RF-less environment.

Count "Oth" packets for any packet that doesn't fit a defined type.  These are the packets that a type (t/) filter can't pick up from a filtered feed.  These packet counts are display on the port status windows (right click in APRS-IS OK pane).

There's a new set of "Busy Stations" windows available on the APRS-IS OK right click menu.  Read about them in 2012/09/27 07:39 below.

Support Screen / Brightness / Bright/Dim which changes the background of the transparent maps from White to Black. Discovered on APRSISDR.  (Adam KC2ANT)

The NMEA port now supports a direct TCP/IP connection to GPSd. Simply configure the NMEA port to use TCP/IP and point it to your GPSd instance.  If you've never heard of GPSd, don't worry about it.  If you've got a GPSd already running, then I don't need to tell you more, right?  (Steve G6UIM)

RF Ports now have a "NoGate ME" checkbox to disable gating your own generated packets to the -IS if copied on a digipeat.

Added zoom number in center of slider (breaks if/when I do fractional zooms).  (Greg KB3KBR, Fred N7FMH)
The zoom number turns green (it might be hard to read) when you're zoomed in close enough to "Move ME".  (Greg KB3KBR)

Ignore single character !shriek!s (!x! being put out by N5ETC-2)

Properly parse local time (/) format specifier (Jerry KF5AOK)

New support for JS8Call and FT8 log-scraping objects.  This is similar to the JT65 scraper that already existed.  Simply create new object of the appropriate type and point it to your ALL.TXT log file for the corresponding program.  Object will be created for any detected station for which a grid square is available. These are objects local to your instance only.

Support for "Hashes".  These are similar to !shriek!s, but are delimited by a single preceding #, as in #JS8 or #EVENT.  More details on this to follow at some later date.
Note that only 32 unique Hashes are currently supported.  This limit will be removed before this support is finalized.

KISS (aka AX.25) callsigns are now limited to A..Z and 0..9. Invalid characters are simply removed from the transmitted callsign, so beware!


Re: Earthquakes

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

s//Q is the proper symbol.  I added that to my filter and haven't gotten flooded with BrandMeister but DO have quakes showing up.  A quick test filer shows the following source of earthquake symbols as well:

WinMain:2020-05-01T22:38:42.099 IS[Firenet](Hit(s//Q)) [1]YM2UDM>APNU19,QUAKE7-7,qAR,TA1KC:;012126-01*012126z3423.12N\02522.78EQM=3.2 AKDENIZ GIRIT ADASI ACIKLARI
WinMain:2020-05-01T22:39:17.201 IS[Firenet](Hit(s//Q)) [1]YM2UDM>APNU19,QUAKE7-7,qAR,TA1OSN:;011101-01*011101z4212.95N\02451.84EQM=4.6 BULGARISTAN
WinMain:2020-05-01T22:40:00.412 IS[Firenet](Hit(s//Q)) [1]YM2UDM>APNU19,QUAKE7-7,qAR,TA1OSN:;012126-01*012126z3423.12N\02522.78EQM=3.2 AKDENIZ GIRIT ADASI ACIKLARI

Interesting that they also show up on the APRS-IS, so YM2UDM must be injecting them into the main network.  Or not using the "firenet-only" port on a firenet server.

Checking these object locations puts them around the Mediterranean.

See http://www.aprs.org/symbols/symbols.txt and http://www.aprs.org/symbols/symbols-new.txt for name-searchable lists of symbols.  Or http://www.aprs.org/symbols.html for a more verbose description.

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

On 5/1/2020 5:45 PM, Fred Hillhouse Jr (CruelShoes) wrote:
I think \Q is the default symbol for BrandMeister.

Fred N7FMH 

On Fri, May 1, 2020, 5:20 PM Lynn Deffenbaugh <kj4erj@...> wrote:

Ok, if you have Lightning already displayed, that means you're connected to firenet.  So the only thing you need to add is s//Q which is the symbol for Earthquakes.  This gets appended to your Config / General / Additional Filter setting.  The s is a symbol filter, the nothing between the two slashes means nothing selected from the primary symbol table and the final Q is the earthquake symbol from the alternate table.

Living on the sand in Florida, it's been a long time since I was curious about the earthquakes!  Maybe I'll add it to my test APRSISMO instance which is drawing from firenet and is otherwise (relatively) uncluttered.

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

On 5/1/2020 4:13 PM, Al Massaro wrote:
Lightning I have displaying (when we get it), earthquakes I am very interested. How? Where to find the setup info?
AL M
KF5SMH


Re: Earthquakes

Fred Hillhouse
 

It looks like Brandmeister are SharkRF are using /Q except for a couple of examples. So \Q is safe. J

 

You will have a few false positives. I did find a SharkRF looking like an earthquake. I think it was the only false positive of the SharkRF variety. There is a straggler using it for a home symbol.

 

 

 

If you use b/QUAKE* you might miss this one. However, at this time, I assume QUAKE-6 is also serving it.

 

 

 

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io [mailto:APRSISCE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Fred Hillhouse Jr (CruelShoes)
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 5:43 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Ready for Release?

 

Add b/QUAKE* to your filter.

 

Fred N7FMH 

On Fri, May 1, 2020, 4:13 PM Al Massaro <almassaro1@...> wrote:

Lightning I have displaying (when we get it), earthquakes I am very interested. How? Where to find the setup info?
AL M
KF5SMH




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Re: Earthquakes

Adam Mahnke
 

Glad I moved back to NY, I used to live in that area


From: APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io> on behalf of Lynn Deffenbaugh <kj4erj@...>
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 5:23:11 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Earthquakes
 

Wow, turned it on, was going to do a test filter just to see if any packets showed up, but they immediately started popping in on the map.

I have it 50% dimmed and dark so you can more easily see the gray circles which are the earthquake symbol.  The orange circle is the map fetcher because I zoomed in on one of them.


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

On 5/1/2020 5:20 PM, Lynn Deffenbaugh wrote:

Ok, if you have Lightning already displayed, that means you're connected to firenet.  So the only thing you need to add is s//Q which is the symbol for Earthquakes.  This gets appended to your Config / General / Additional Filter setting.  The s is a symbol filter, the nothing between the two slashes means nothing selected from the primary symbol table and the final Q is the earthquake symbol from the alternate table.

Living on the sand in Florida, it's been a long time since I was curious about the earthquakes!  Maybe I'll add it to my test APRSISMO instance which is drawing from firenet and is otherwise (relatively) uncluttered.

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

On 5/1/2020 4:13 PM, Al Massaro wrote:
Lightning I have displaying (when we get it), earthquakes I am very interested. How? Where to find the setup info?
AL M
KF5SMH


Re: Earthquakes (was: Ready for Release?)

Fred Hillhouse Jr (CruelShoes)
 

I think \Q is the default symbol for BrandMeister.

Fred N7FMH 

On Fri, May 1, 2020, 5:20 PM Lynn Deffenbaugh <kj4erj@...> wrote:

Ok, if you have Lightning already displayed, that means you're connected to firenet.  So the only thing you need to add is s//Q which is the symbol for Earthquakes.  This gets appended to your Config / General / Additional Filter setting.  The s is a symbol filter, the nothing between the two slashes means nothing selected from the primary symbol table and the final Q is the earthquake symbol from the alternate table.

Living on the sand in Florida, it's been a long time since I was curious about the earthquakes!  Maybe I'll add it to my test APRSISMO instance which is drawing from firenet and is otherwise (relatively) uncluttered.

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

On 5/1/2020 4:13 PM, Al Massaro wrote:
Lightning I have displaying (when we get it), earthquakes I am very interested. How? Where to find the setup info?
AL M
KF5SMH


Re: Ready for Release?

Fred Hillhouse Jr (CruelShoes)
 

Add b/QUAKE* to your filter.

Fred N7FMH 


On Fri, May 1, 2020, 4:13 PM Al Massaro <almassaro1@...> wrote:
Lightning I have displaying (when we get it), earthquakes I am very interested. How? Where to find the setup info?
AL M
KF5SMH


Re: Earthquakes

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Wow, turned it on, was going to do a test filter just to see if any packets showed up, but they immediately started popping in on the map.

I have it 50% dimmed and dark so you can more easily see the gray circles which are the earthquake symbol.  The orange circle is the map fetcher because I zoomed in on one of them.


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

On 5/1/2020 5:20 PM, Lynn Deffenbaugh wrote:

Ok, if you have Lightning already displayed, that means you're connected to firenet.  So the only thing you need to add is s//Q which is the symbol for Earthquakes.  This gets appended to your Config / General / Additional Filter setting.  The s is a symbol filter, the nothing between the two slashes means nothing selected from the primary symbol table and the final Q is the earthquake symbol from the alternate table.

Living on the sand in Florida, it's been a long time since I was curious about the earthquakes!  Maybe I'll add it to my test APRSISMO instance which is drawing from firenet and is otherwise (relatively) uncluttered.

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

On 5/1/2020 4:13 PM, Al Massaro wrote:
Lightning I have displaying (when we get it), earthquakes I am very interested. How? Where to find the setup info?
AL M
KF5SMH


Earthquakes (was: Ready for Release?)

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Ok, if you have Lightning already displayed, that means you're connected to firenet.  So the only thing you need to add is s//Q which is the symbol for Earthquakes.  This gets appended to your Config / General / Additional Filter setting.  The s is a symbol filter, the nothing between the two slashes means nothing selected from the primary symbol table and the final Q is the earthquake symbol from the alternate table.

Living on the sand in Florida, it's been a long time since I was curious about the earthquakes!  Maybe I'll add it to my test APRSISMO instance which is drawing from firenet and is otherwise (relatively) uncluttered.

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

On 5/1/2020 4:13 PM, Al Massaro wrote:
Lightning I have displaying (when we get it), earthquakes I am very interested. How? Where to find the setup info?
AL M
KF5SMH


Re: Lightning data

Greg D
 

Actually, this is on my home system.  I'm running Linux on it, with 4 Desktops.  One is dedicated to APRSIS32, full-screen (such as a 22" inch display is these days).  The others are for various other themes (email, etc.).  I still find it easiest to just have the one instance running.

To Lynn's thought about separate filters, I hadn't considered that, but it seems to work out ok.  I'm not finding a lot of stuff on the screen that I would want to partition out into separate instances.  I think all I have as a filter is s//Q (earthquakes), which is a constant source of entertainment out here in California.  That only applies to Firenet, and sources nothing from APRSIS.

As for the Mobile, I'm running YAAC there.  It's got a better format for the small VGA in-dash display (shared with the backup camera), and it runs on the Raspberry Pi that I have connected to the radio.  The cell phone, if it's doing APRS, tends to run APRSDroid, or I just get lazy and share my position with the family through Google Maps if I'm on my way there. 

Greg  KO6TH


Fred Hillhouse wrote:

I can understand Greg’s usage. If mobile with a single display, it is useful to see the local traffic and some data that only exists on Firenet. How many vehicles have room for more than one display?

Sitting at home, multiple instances are easy and maybe the most convenient.

 

Best regards,

Fred N7FMH

 

 

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io [mailto:APRSISCE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Lynn Deffenbaugh
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 10:36 AM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Lightning data

 

As long as the APRS-IS port is connected to the mainstream network and the additional port is connected to firenet, you should be OK from an IGate perspective.  IGating recption only transmits on the APRS-IS port (plus any local server ports you may be running).

The same filter is sent to both ports, IIRC.  I'm not completely certain of that because my extra ports are all connected to port 10152 for a full feed.

I do know that the CWOP servers don't do any filtering on any port, so if you connect there, be ready for a flood of blue stations!

But if you want different filters, then you definitely need to run two instances.

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

On 5/1/2020 9:40 AM, Fred Hillhouse wrote:

Hi Greg,

 

I never thought to have two internet ports. I run two instances so I can see different groups of data. I display earthquakes, NWS, lightning, and a few other odds and ends, on my firenet instance. I display the typical items on my APRS-IS port instance. Each instance has different filter settings.

 

Best regards,

Fred N7FMH

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io [mailto:APRSISCE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Greg D
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:59 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Lightning data

 

Um, so I'm running one instance of APRSIS32, and have both IS and Firenet ports defined.  But the Firenet port doesn't have Transmit enabled, nor any of the iGate check boxes (RF to IS or IS to RF). 

Isn't that effectively the same, but all on one screen?

Greg  KO6TH


KE6BB via groups.io wrote:

Re:  “Note that you should NOT connect an IGate to firenet. “

 

My mind just isn’t what it used to be.  You just reminded me WHY I started running separate instances, one for Amateur Radio APRS, on standard APRS tier 2 servers, and a second instance for weather watching  on firenet.  You also get weather advisories AND warnings on firenet.

 

I set this all up in 2016, so I think I will copy parts of your message and put it in a file for future reference.  My mind just isn’t what it used to be, or did I mention that already.

 

Mark

KE6BB

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Lynn Deffenbaugh
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2020 02:33 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: [APRSISCE] Lightning data (was: Ready for Release?)

 

b/KJ4ERJ-15 will get you my flying satellites as will o/ISS*/PSAT* (the * is required as they have trailing spaces.  This should work on both APRS-IS and firenet.

b/KJ4ERJ-LS will get you the individual strikes as well as the strike zones as well o/LS-*/SZ-*.  If you only want the strike zones (a lot fewer objects, but nearly as informative), just use o/SZ-*.  This only works on firenet.  The KJ4ERJ-15 for lightning data is obsolete and should be ignored.

Note that you should NOT connect an IGate to firenet.  I've been told that firenet's 14580 ports are not internally flagged as "IGate" ports, so they will NOT remember what stations you've gated and therefore you will not receive messages addressed to those stations nor courtesy posits from the originators of those messages.

If I thought about it hard enough, I could probably come up with a combination of APRSIS32 instances to pull off gating nearby strikezone objects from the -IS to RF without actually using firenet as the IGate connection, but given their update frequency during a storm, I really don't think you'd ever want to actually do this.

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

On 4/30/2020 4:52 PM, KE6BB via groups.io wrote:

Thanks for the reminder, Fred.  I had forgotten about Lynns lightning server.  I noticed that I had -b/KJ4ERJ-LS in my filters which I changed to b/KJ4ERJ-LS, and it works!  Now I remember that I used the “-“ to turn the filter off without having to take it clear out of the Configure menu.  That keeps it handy so I can turn lightning on or off without having to look it up.

 

I found an old message (#29727 dated 10/22/16 in groups.io) that says to, “…specify a filter of b/KJ4ERJ-15 or o/LS*…”, but that may be old info.  I haven’t tried either of them recently:

 

https://groups.io/g/APRSISCE/message/29727

 

Lynn does of great job of keeping me from hanging out in bars all night 😜.

 

Mark,

KE6BB

 

 

 

From: Fred Hillhouse
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2020 11:56 AM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Ready for Release?

 

I do almost the same thing. I also display earthquakes and lightning!

 

Best regards,

Fred N7FMH

 

PS. Release it! It is ready!

 

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io [mailto:APRSISCE@groups.io] On Behalf Of KE6BB via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:16 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Ready for Release?

 

Yes! I've had 2 instances running most of the day...One for "normal" APRS traffic (RF & IS), and a second one for NWS traffic on firenet for weather (tornado) watching.  No problems so far.

 

I love the program!  Thank you.

 

Mark,

KE6BB

 

-------- Original message --------

From: Lynn Deffenbaugh <kj4erj@...>

Date: 4/29/20 5:38 PM (GMT-08:00)

Subject: [APRSISCE] Ready for Release?

 

So, according to the second ("Upgrades") telemetry graph for KJ4ERJ at
aprs.fi, it appears that the upgrades are slowing down. So the $20,000
question is:  For those of you running the latest development release,
is it ready to be pushed out as the first General release since 2012?

https://aprs.fi/telemetry/a/KJ4ERJ?range=week

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Re: Ready for Release?

Al Massaro
 

Lightning I have displaying (when we get it), earthquakes I am very interested. How? Where to find the setup info?
AL M
KF5SMH


Re: Misspelled

Fred Hillhouse
 

I think you’re are stuck with APRSISxx. After a dozen years or so with the same basic name, you can’t change now. J

 

Unless you do something like AYAAAC, “And yes! Another awesome APRS client”. ;)

 

Best regards,

Fred N7FMH

 

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io [mailto:APRSISCE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Lynn Deffenbaugh
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 11:00 AM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Misspelled

 

Yep, fixed in the code.  Will be included in the next release along with relabeling APWAxx from APRSISDR to ????

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

On 5/1/2020 10:42 AM, Fred Hillhouse wrote:

Is this misspelling yours Lynn?

 

BrandMeister and footprints  sure knows how to clutter a map!

 

Best regards,

Fred N7FMH

 

 

 


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Re: Misspelled

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Yep, fixed in the code.  Will be included in the next release along with relabeling APWAxx from APRSISDR to ????

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

On 5/1/2020 10:42 AM, Fred Hillhouse wrote:

Is this misspelling yours Lynn?

 

BrandMeister and footprints  sure knows how to clutter a map!

 

Best regards,

Fred N7FMH

 

 




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Misspelled

Fred Hillhouse
 

Is this misspelling yours Lynn?

 

BrandMeister and footprints  sure knows how to clutter a map!

 

Best regards,

Fred N7FMH

 

 




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Re: Lightning data

Fred Hillhouse
 

I can understand Greg’s usage. If mobile with a single display, it is useful to see the local traffic and some data that only exists on Firenet. How many vehicles have room for more than one display?

Sitting at home, multiple instances are easy and maybe the most convenient.

 

Best regards,

Fred N7FMH

 

 

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io [mailto:APRSISCE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Lynn Deffenbaugh
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 10:36 AM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Lightning data

 

As long as the APRS-IS port is connected to the mainstream network and the additional port is connected to firenet, you should be OK from an IGate perspective.  IGating recption only transmits on the APRS-IS port (plus any local server ports you may be running).

The same filter is sent to both ports, IIRC.  I'm not completely certain of that because my extra ports are all connected to port 10152 for a full feed.

I do know that the CWOP servers don't do any filtering on any port, so if you connect there, be ready for a flood of blue stations!

But if you want different filters, then you definitely need to run two instances.

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

On 5/1/2020 9:40 AM, Fred Hillhouse wrote:

Hi Greg,

 

I never thought to have two internet ports. I run two instances so I can see different groups of data. I display earthquakes, NWS, lightning, and a few other odds and ends, on my firenet instance. I display the typical items on my APRS-IS port instance. Each instance has different filter settings.

 

Best regards,

Fred N7FMH

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io [mailto:APRSISCE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Greg D
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:59 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Lightning data

 

Um, so I'm running one instance of APRSIS32, and have both IS and Firenet ports defined.  But the Firenet port doesn't have Transmit enabled, nor any of the iGate check boxes (RF to IS or IS to RF). 

Isn't that effectively the same, but all on one screen?

Greg  KO6TH


KE6BB via groups.io wrote:

Re:  “Note that you should NOT connect an IGate to firenet. “

 

My mind just isn’t what it used to be.  You just reminded me WHY I started running separate instances, one for Amateur Radio APRS, on standard APRS tier 2 servers, and a second instance for weather watching  on firenet.  You also get weather advisories AND warnings on firenet.

 

I set this all up in 2016, so I think I will copy parts of your message and put it in a file for future reference.  My mind just isn’t what it used to be, or did I mention that already.

 

Mark

KE6BB

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Lynn Deffenbaugh
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2020 02:33 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: [APRSISCE] Lightning data (was: Ready for Release?)

 

b/KJ4ERJ-15 will get you my flying satellites as will o/ISS*/PSAT* (the * is required as they have trailing spaces.  This should work on both APRS-IS and firenet.

b/KJ4ERJ-LS will get you the individual strikes as well as the strike zones as well o/LS-*/SZ-*.  If you only want the strike zones (a lot fewer objects, but nearly as informative), just use o/SZ-*.  This only works on firenet.  The KJ4ERJ-15 for lightning data is obsolete and should be ignored.

Note that you should NOT connect an IGate to firenet.  I've been told that firenet's 14580 ports are not internally flagged as "IGate" ports, so they will NOT remember what stations you've gated and therefore you will not receive messages addressed to those stations nor courtesy posits from the originators of those messages.

If I thought about it hard enough, I could probably come up with a combination of APRSIS32 instances to pull off gating nearby strikezone objects from the -IS to RF without actually using firenet as the IGate connection, but given their update frequency during a storm, I really don't think you'd ever want to actually do this.

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

On 4/30/2020 4:52 PM, KE6BB via groups.io wrote:

Thanks for the reminder, Fred.  I had forgotten about Lynns lightning server.  I noticed that I had -b/KJ4ERJ-LS in my filters which I changed to b/KJ4ERJ-LS, and it works!  Now I remember that I used the “-“ to turn the filter off without having to take it clear out of the Configure menu.  That keeps it handy so I can turn lightning on or off without having to look it up.

 

I found an old message (#29727 dated 10/22/16 in groups.io) that says to, “…specify a filter of b/KJ4ERJ-15 or o/LS*…”, but that may be old info.  I haven’t tried either of them recently:

 

https://groups.io/g/APRSISCE/message/29727

 

Lynn does of great job of keeping me from hanging out in bars all night 😜.

 

Mark,

KE6BB

 

 

 

From: Fred Hillhouse
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2020 11:56 AM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Ready for Release?

 

I do almost the same thing. I also display earthquakes and lightning!

 

Best regards,

Fred N7FMH

 

PS. Release it! It is ready!

 

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io [mailto:APRSISCE@groups.io] On Behalf Of KE6BB via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:16 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Ready for Release?

 

Yes! I've had 2 instances running most of the day...One for "normal" APRS traffic (RF & IS), and a second one for NWS traffic on firenet for weather (tornado) watching.  No problems so far.

 

I love the program!  Thank you.

 

Mark,

KE6BB

 

-------- Original message --------

From: Lynn Deffenbaugh <kj4erj@...>

Date: 4/29/20 5:38 PM (GMT-08:00)

Subject: [APRSISCE] Ready for Release?

 

So, according to the second ("Upgrades") telemetry graph for KJ4ERJ at
aprs.fi, it appears that the upgrades are slowing down. So the $20,000
question is:  For those of you running the latest development release,
is it ready to be pushed out as the first General release since 2012?

https://aprs.fi/telemetry/a/KJ4ERJ?range=week

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





 

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