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Page Up/Down Zoom*3 (Dev: 2020/05/10 05:19)

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Yes, another new small release.  The Page Up/Down keys now zoom 3 levels in either direction.  I had done this on APRSISMO and it's quite nice for zooming in or out quickly.

But the real reason for the release is a bug fix that I uncovered while testing the previous release on my (forgotten) Windows XP VM.  This was a fresh install, so it prompted me for my callsign defaulting to NONAME.  Well, I only needed to see it run to confirm that the ldap DLL was there, so I aborted it.  However, upon re-running it, it claimed I was downgrading the version! Found an original bug where the saved default configuration was missing the application name as part of the version string breaking the config version check on restart.

Anyway, long store short is, it's fixed now!  And XP would work, at least mine did.

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


XP Users (Dev: 2020/05/09 21:57)

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

WinXP users of APRSIS32,

If you upgrade to the latest development version (2020/05/09 21:57), please let me know if it works.  The incorporation of CURL into the program required a new import library for wldap32 and, even though I told Visual Studio to build for XP compatibility, I have no XP machine on which to verify that it will still work.

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

On 5/9/2020 10:09 PM, Lynn Deffenbaugh wrote:
A new development release has been pushed out that includes two minor changes:

1) Correct handling of satellite and lightning multilines if a { happens to be in the !DAO!

2) Use libcurl instead of custom-coded HTTP/1.0 client for map tile fetching.  MUCH faster as it uses HTTP/1.1 and re-uses server connections.

That second one is not only a dramatic performance boost for tile fetching, but also lays the groundwork for being able to support https tile sources  Of course, those will only happen from MbTiles files as the old tile set definition has no way to specify the protocol to use.  The MbTiles layout I'm using includes the full URL in the database, so it will be able to support https (but it doesn't yet, so don't try it!).

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



libCURL (Dev: 2020/05/09 21:57)

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

A new development release has been pushed out that includes two minor changes:

1) Correct handling of satellite and lightning multilines if a { happens to be in the !DAO!

2) Use libcurl instead of custom-coded HTTP/1.0 client for map tile fetching.  MUCH faster as it uses HTTP/1.1 and re-uses server connections.

That second one is not only a dramatic performance boost for tile fetching, but also lays the groundwork for being able to support https tile sources  Of course, those will only happen from MbTiles files as the old tile set definition has no way to specify the protocol to use.  The MbTiles layout I'm using includes the full URL in the database, so it will be able to support https (but it doesn't yet, so don't try it!).

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


Re: Weather Station Interface

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Thank you for the report.  The link has been corrected to:

https://cumuluswiki.org/a/Wxnow.txt

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

On 5/9/2020 11:21 AM, jabrams2 wrote:
The wxnow.txt file referred to in the wikipages does not exist.



Re: Weather Station Interface

Greg D
 

Hi Pat,

I have one of the Acurite stations (don't recall which model).  I had good luck with the package "weewx" for interfacing it with the computer.  My computer runs Linux, but the package is written in Python so I expect it will run on other systems too.  It was a little fiddly to set up, but once running, it has performed well.

You need something like that to poll the weather station for data and create the wxnow.txt file on a periodic basis.  APRSISCE/32 looks for changes in that text file to create the weather beacon.

Greg  KO6TH


patrick lambert wrote:

Acurite 5 in one

Pat ⛷🏂


From: APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io> on behalf of Fred Hillhouse Jr (CruelShoes) <f.hillhouse.jr@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:27:12 AM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Weather Station Interface
 
Do you have a weather station running now? If yes, share the brand, model or anything else that might be pertinent to provide better  answers. 

Second, assuming the first answer was yes, is your weather station application producing wxnow.txt?

Fred N7FMH 


On Sat, May 9, 2020, 11:21 AM jabrams2 <jabrams4@...> wrote:
The wxnow.txt file referred to in the wikipages does not exist.






Re: Weather Station Interface

patrick lambert
 

Acurite 5 in one

Pat ⛷🏂


From: APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io> on behalf of Fred Hillhouse Jr (CruelShoes) <f.hillhouse.jr@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:27:12 AM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Weather Station Interface
 
Do you have a weather station running now? If yes, share the brand, model or anything else that might be pertinent to provide better  answers. 

Second, assuming the first answer was yes, is your weather station application producing wxnow.txt?

Fred N7FMH 


On Sat, May 9, 2020, 11:21 AM jabrams2 <jabrams4@...> wrote:
The wxnow.txt file referred to in the wikipages does not exist.





Re: Weather Station Interface

Fred Hillhouse Jr (CruelShoes)
 

Do you have a weather station running now? If yes, share the brand, model or anything else that might be pertinent to provide better  answers. 

Second, assuming the first answer was yes, is your weather station application producing wxnow.txt?

Fred N7FMH 


On Sat, May 9, 2020, 11:21 AM jabrams2 <jabrams4@...> wrote:
The wxnow.txt file referred to in the wikipages does not exist.





Re: Weather Station Interface

jabrams2
 

The wxnow.txt file referred to in the wikipages does not exist.


Re: Weather Station Interface

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Which basically says anything that generates a wxnow.txt file can be picked up and delivered by APRSIS32.

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

On 5/8/2020 5:16 PM, Glenn O'Connor wrote:

http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/doc:weather-stations

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io> On Behalf Of jabrams2
Sent: Friday, May 08, 2020 4:02 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: [APRSISCE] Weather Station Interface

 

This is probably not the correct software group, but prior to Superstorm Sandy I was running a Heathkit weather station connected directly to the Comm port of my computer running software that put the information on APRS.FI.  Both the computer and the weather station were destroyed.  I do not see any information (I still have the 2012 version and didn't upgrade yet) on enabling a weather station in the software.  What APRS program had the weather station interfaces (more than one).  Thank you
Jerry WB2ZEX


Re: Weather Station Interface

Glenn O'Connor
 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io> On Behalf Of jabrams2
Sent: Friday, May 08, 2020 4:02 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: [APRSISCE] Weather Station Interface

 

This is probably not the correct software group, but prior to Superstorm Sandy I was running a Heathkit weather station connected directly to the Comm port of my computer running software that put the information on APRS.FI.  Both the computer and the weather station were destroyed.  I do not see any information (I still have the 2012 version and didn't upgrade yet) on enabling a weather station in the software.  What APRS program had the weather station interfaces (more than one).  Thank you
Jerry WB2ZEX


Weather Station Interface

jabrams2
 

This is probably not the correct software group, but prior to Superstorm Sandy I was running a Heathkit weather station connected directly to the Comm port of my computer running software that put the information on APRS.FI.  Both the computer and the weather station were destroyed.  I do not see any information (I still have the 2012 version and didn't upgrade yet) on enabling a weather station in the software.  What APRS program had the weather station interfaces (more than one).  Thank you
Jerry WB2ZEX


Re: APRSIS

ve6tdx
 

The kenwood 710 has no gps build in.
The kenwood 710 G has one.
Thanks any way.
Adrian ve6tdx

On Wed., May 6, 2020, 13:59 Christopher Rose, <kb8uih88@...> wrote:
710 has its own GPS. Why use a second GPS?

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From: "ve6tdx"
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Wednesday May 6 2020 1:39:22PM
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] APRSIS

No that is checked.
I am using the kenwood 710 with a garmin Montana GPS unit. It worked fine until the update. GPS is enabled as checked off.
Adrian ve6tdx

On Wed., May 6, 2020, 11:14 Fred Hillhouse, <fmhillhouse@...> wrote:
I think it is this setting:
Toolbar > Configure > Screen > Speed size
Is it unchecked? If so, add a check.

Fred N7FMH


Re: APRSIS

James Ewen
 

The TM-D710G has a GPS built in. My TM-D710a does not. Adrian probably had the older version. 

James
VE6SRV

On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 1:59 PM Christopher Rose <kb8uih88@...> wrote:
710 has its own GPS. Why use a second GPS?

-----------------------------------------

From: "ve6tdx"
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Wednesday May 6 2020 1:39:22PM
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] APRSIS

No that is checked.
I am using the kenwood 710 with a garmin Montana GPS unit. It worked fine until the update. GPS is enabled as checked off.
Adrian ve6tdx

On Wed., May 6, 2020, 11:14 Fred Hillhouse, <fmhillhouse@...> wrote:
I think it is this setting:
Toolbar > Configure > Screen > Speed size
Is it unchecked? If so, add a check.

Fred N7FMH

--
James
VE6SRV


Re: APRSIS

Christopher Rose <kb8uih88@...>
 

710 has its own GPS. Why use a second GPS?

-----------------------------------------

From: "ve6tdx"
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Wednesday May 6 2020 1:39:22PM
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] APRSIS

No that is checked.
I am using the kenwood 710 with a garmin Montana GPS unit. It worked fine until the update. GPS is enabled as checked off.
Adrian ve6tdx

On Wed., May 6, 2020, 11:14 Fred Hillhouse, <fmhillhouse@...> wrote:
I think it is this setting:
Toolbar > Configure > Screen > Speed size
Is it unchecked? If so, add a check.

Fred N7FMH


Re: APRSIS

Fred Hillhouse
 

I would certainly check your port assignments against what Windows is using.

 

Fred N7FMH

 

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io [mailto:APRSISCE@groups.io] On Behalf Of ve6tdx
Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2020 1:39 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] APRSIS

 

No that is checked.

I am using the kenwood 710 with a garmin Montana GPS unit. It worked fine until the update. GPS is enabled as checked off.

Adrian ve6tdx

 

On Wed., May 6, 2020, 11:14 Fred Hillhouse, <fmhillhouse@...> wrote:

I think it is this setting:
Toolbar > Configure > Screen > Speed size
Is it unchecked? If so, add a check.

Fred N7FMH




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Re: APRSIS

Fred Hillhouse
 

I should have added, my GPS output was NMEA sentences. For this to work with your GPS, it would need to output NEMA. I seem to remember some DeLorme GPS units only had a proprietary mode.

 

There are lots of very cheap options if you cannot get them to work.

 

Fred N7FMH

 

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io [mailto:APRSISCE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Fred Hillhouse
Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2020 1:41 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] APRSIS

 

I had a RS232 GPS and I had used an USB/RS232 converter. In the PC, it shows up on a virtual COM port.

Can you do that with the DeLorme GPS?

 

Fred N7FMH

 

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io [mailto:APRSISCE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Don Eklund
Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2020 1:35 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] APRSIS

 

Fred. How are you mapping a USB port to a computer port?

 

I ha e a couple of Delorme GPS that I would l I keep to use with apps win 32..

 

 

 

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

 

 

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

From: Fred Hillhouse <fmhillhouse@...>

Date: 5/6/20 1:31 PM (GMT-05:00)

To: APRSISCE@groups.io

Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] APRSIS

 

Are you using a GPS connected to an USB port? If yes, is it mapped to a COM port? Is it now on a different COM port? I have had this issue before.

Fred N7FMH

 


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Re: APRSIS

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Please send me your APRSIS32.xml file to KJ4ERJ@....  I suspect there's an issue with your <Open/CloseCmd>s that are no longer telling the D710 to send the GPS data.

I assume your D710 is in Packet mode?  As far as I remember, that's the only mode that delivers GPS data to the connected PC.

Please also confirm that the GPS/NMEA box is checked in your Configure / Ports / <YourD710PortName>.

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

On 5/6/2020 1:38 PM, ve6tdx wrote:
No that is checked.
I am using the kenwood 710 with a garmin Montana GPS unit. It worked fine until the update. GPS is enabled as checked off.
Adrian ve6tdx

On Wed., May 6, 2020, 11:14 Fred Hillhouse, <fmhillhouse@...> wrote:
I think it is this setting:
Toolbar > Configure > Screen > Speed size
Is it unchecked? If so, add a check.

Fred N7FMH


Re: APRSIS

Fred Hillhouse
 

I had a RS232 GPS and I had used an USB/RS232 converter. In the PC, it shows up on a virtual COM port.

Can you do that with the DeLorme GPS?

 

Fred N7FMH

 

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io [mailto:APRSISCE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Don Eklund
Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2020 1:35 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] APRSIS

 

Fred. How are you mapping a USB port to a computer port?

 

I ha e a couple of Delorme GPS that I would l I keep to use with apps win 32..

 

 

 

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

 

 

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

From: Fred Hillhouse <fmhillhouse@...>

Date: 5/6/20 1:31 PM (GMT-05:00)

To: APRSISCE@groups.io

Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] APRSIS

 

Are you using a GPS connected to an USB port? If yes, is it mapped to a COM port? Is it now on a different COM port? I have had this issue before.

Fred N7FMH




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Re: APRSIS

ve6tdx
 

No that is checked.
I am using the kenwood 710 with a garmin Montana GPS unit. It worked fine until the update. GPS is enabled as checked off.
Adrian ve6tdx

On Wed., May 6, 2020, 11:14 Fred Hillhouse, <fmhillhouse@...> wrote:
I think it is this setting:
Toolbar > Configure > Screen > Speed size
Is it unchecked? If so, add a check.

Fred N7FMH


Re: APRSIS

Don Eklund
 

Fred. How are you mapping a USB port to a computer port?

I ha e a couple of Delorme GPS that I would l I keep to use with apps win 32..



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Fred Hillhouse <fmhillhouse@...>
Date: 5/6/20 1:31 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] APRSIS

Are you using a GPS connected to an USB port? If yes, is it mapped to a COM port? Is it now on a different COM port? I have had this issue before.

Fred N7FMH

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