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Re: Feedback solicitation

John Woods <g1euh@...>
 

Hi Lynn

I've connected a GPS to the PC running aprsis32, but it isn't recognized by aprsis32.

Is there something I need to do to enable GPS input?

The GPS is on COM2. 4800 baud NMEA data.

Regards - John G1EUH.


--- On Sat, 12/12/09, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh wrote:

From: Lynn W. Deffenbaugh
Subject: [aprsisce] Feedback solicitation
To: aprsisce@...
Date: Saturday, 12 December, 2009, 13:28

Ok, there's been quite a few new members of the group over the past few
weeks so it's time to hear some feedback.

Who of you is running APRISCE on Windows Mobile?  And what platform is
it on?

Who has dared the new APRSIS32 for Win32 and what's your opinion of it?

Tell me what features you like, what you don't like, and what drives you
crazy (like the slightest move while trying to click on the screen ends
up moving the map and locking the center)?

I'd like to improve the product and move it towards becoming a UI-View
replacement, so let me know what you'd like to see.

If all goes well, there should be a release soon that supports KISS TNCs
for direct RF access as well!  This will enable mobile IGate operation
via your phone if you have either a real serial port or a BlueTooth to
serial adapter on your TNC.

I can't make the program better if I don't hear what you'd like difference!

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



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Re: Feedback solicitation

John Woods <g1euh@...>
 

Hi Lynn

Your request for feedback reminded me I'd intended to try out your win32 APRS application, which I've done this evening, it runs fine, picking off stations from APRS-IS, I found it very easy to set up.

A couple of things, (and I've not looked through the messages in the group yet, so apologies if they've already been covered).

The map display is great, but it's very pale on screen, it's quite difficult to see map details clearly at a glance.  Is it possible to alter this from within the application?

I'm not sure what the various boxes in the corners and at the bottom of the screen do yet, I think I need to feed a GPS into the PC to activate them.  Would it be possible to have some stock text displayed to inform the user what the boxes are for , even if they're not in use?

Would it be possible to put some basic documentation in the archive along with the application for download?

I don't own a phone that will support APRSISCE (yet!). 

I'm looking forward to the RF enabled win32 version, it's great to see new software being developed for APRS.

Thanks and regards - John G1EUH.


Ok, there's been quite a few new members of the group over the past few
weeks so it's time to hear some feedback.

Who of you is running APRISCE on Windows Mobile?  And what platform is
it on?

Who has dared the new APRSIS32 for Win32 and what's your opinion of it?

Tell me what features you like, what you don't like, and what drives you
crazy (like the slightest move while trying to click on the screen ends
up moving the map and locking the center)?

I'd like to improve the product and move it towards becoming a UI-View
replacement, so let me know what you'd like to see.

If all goes well, there should be a release soon that supports KISS TNCs
for direct RF access as well!  This will enable mobile IGate operation
via your phone if you have either a real serial port or a BlueTooth to
serial adapter on your TNC.

I can't make the program better if I don't hear what you'd like difference!

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



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Feedback solicitation

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Ok, there's been quite a few new members of the group over the past few weeks so it's time to hear some feedback.

Who of you is running APRISCE on Windows Mobile? And what platform is it on?

Who has dared the new APRSIS32 for Win32 and what's your opinion of it?

Tell me what features you like, what you don't like, and what drives you crazy (like the slightest move while trying to click on the screen ends up moving the map and locking the center)?

I'd like to improve the product and move it towards becoming a UI-View replacement, so let me know what you'd like to see.

If all goes well, there should be a release soon that supports KISS TNCs for direct RF access as well! This will enable mobile IGate operation via your phone if you have either a real serial port or a BlueTooth to serial adapter on your TNC.

I can't make the program better if I don't hear what you'd like difference!

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


Re: 2009/12/03 - New Release! - Station Tracking

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Dave,

First, both the Windows Mobile and the Win32 clients expect an "always on" connection. They are first and foremost an APRS-IS (not RF) client and cannot get data without the Internet. With that said...

If you want to always receive a particular station's packets when you are connected and regardless of where it goes, you can add it as a buddy or a friend filter. The difference is whether you receive just that station, or the station and other stations within a specified radius of that station. The two filters would be added to the (blank delimited) Add Filter field of the configuration dialog.

As you can see below, the Budlist supports both wildcards and multiple calls in a single instance while the friend filter needs to specify the full call-ssid of the moving station along with a range in kilometers from that station's most recently beaconed position. You can even put a b/ filter for the call-* (all -ssids) along with an f/call-ssid/range filter for the particular -ssid you're most interested in. That way you receive any packets from the station before any position beacons have been received.

Finally, the client automatically adds an f/call-ssid/range filter using the configured range whenever you click on the station and select "Center" from the pop-up menu. The map will move to the center and will automatically move to the most recently received position of that station. This is very handy for just watching a truck go by on the local interstate, for instance, whereas configuring explicit b/ or f/ filters is good for when your son and daughter head out of state on a road trip!

The centered station is not remembered when the client is restarted, but the filter settings are, although you'd still have to find the station and re-initiate the Center action to get the map to track it after restarting.

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

From http://wa8lmf.net/aprs/JAVaprsFilters.htm:


#3 b/ Budlist filter

The budlist filter will pass traffic based on exact match of the sender's
call or call starts with a specific pattern (from V 1.4). Also the SSID is part
of the exact match.

Syntax: b/call1/p1*/call3/p2*...

Where: b = budlist command
call# = The prefix (starting) pattern
p# = The prefix (starting) pattern

Samples:

*b/SM5NRK * This will pass all traffic from SM5NRK
without any SSID
*b/SM5NRK-5/SK5UM * This will pass all traffic from SM5NRK-5
and from SK5UM
*b/K** This will pass all traffic from stations
starting with K
*b/SM5NRK/F* * This will pass all traffic from SM5NRK and
all stations starting with F



#11 f/ Friend Range filter

The friend filter works the same as My range filter, except you define which
call-ssid should be used (see more above). Up to 9 friend filters can be defined.
This is a moving filter so it follows the call-ssid last known position.


Note: This will not work until a valid position has been sent from the
call-ssid defined.

Syntax: f/call/dist

Where: f = friend range command
call = call to be used as center of the range
dist = distance in kilometers from lat/lon.

Samples:
*f/SM5NRK/500* This will pass all traffic within 500 km from
SM5NRK's last position.

David Shrum wrote:

Lynn,
I suspect I just missed it somewhere but how do I make the map track a
specific station, not mine since I don't have an 'always on' Internet
connection. Do I put that call in the 'add filter' location then "OK" it?

Thanks,
Dave N8PU


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Subject: [aprsisce] 2009/12/03 - New Release!


1) Map display dragging! You can now drag the map anywhere you want in
addition to still centering on (and following) a specific station. The
filter is automatically adjusted to include the configured range around
the map center (r/lat/lon/range) in addition to the range around the
home (GPS on Windows Mobile) location (m/range). If you are centered on
a station, the range around that station is added to the filter
(f/call/range).


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Re: 2009/12/03 - New Release! - Station Tracking

David Shrum
 

Lynn,
I suspect I just missed it somewhere but how do I make the map track a
specific station, not mine since I don't have an 'always on' Internet
connection. Do I put that call in the 'add filter' location then "OK" it?

Thanks,
Dave N8PU

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To: aprsisce@...
Subject: [aprsisce] 2009/12/03 - New Release!


1) Map display dragging! You can now drag the map anywhere you want in
addition to still centering on (and following) a specific station. The
filter is automatically adjusted to include the configured range around
the map center (r/lat/lon/range) in addition to the range around the
home (GPS on Windows Mobile) location (m/range). If you are centered on
a station, the range around that station is added to the filter
(f/call/range).


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Passcode for Win32

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Oh, one more thing. You'll need a passcode to successfully beacon from APRSIS32. You can use the same passcode that you have from your APRSISCE for Windows Mobile or any other APRS-IS client that you use.

If you don't have a passcode for your callsign (-SSID doesn't matter), drop me a private e-mail and I'll send you one!

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISxx


2009/12/03 - New Release!

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Here's what's new in the APRSISCE6P091203.zip (In the Files section)

1) Map display dragging! You can now drag the map anywhere you want in
addition to still centering on (and following) a specific station. The
filter is automatically adjusted to include the configured range around
the map center (r/lat/lon/range) in addition to the range around the
home (GPS on Windows Mobile) location (m/range). If you are centered on
a station, the range around that station is added to the filter
(f/call/range).

2) Save/Restore map center position if not tracking self.

3) Mouse wheels do zoom on the Win32 platform (unless someone has a
wheel mouse on Windows Mobile?).

4) Support loading and displaying GPX and LOC (untested) files from
GeoCaching.com. Windows Mobile displays only the short description
while Win32 provides the full description. Use View/Geocaches to toggle
on and off. To load multiple files, load one, toggle it off, load
another. Repeat as necessary (and memory allows).

5) Station address lookup from GeoNames.org - Access from the station
popup menu.

6) OSM Tiles are now purged after an xml-configurable RetainDays
(defaults to 7). Double-clicking the circle tells you how many tiles
are cached and how much space they occupy, but only after the client has
been running a while.

7) On the Win32 platform, tiles are marked as referenced when accessed.
This is too slow on the Windows Mobile platform, so even frequently used
tiles will be deleted in 7 days until I figure out a better way to do it.

8) Improved OSM Tile Fetcher read timing to display freshly fetched
tiles faster.

9) Support decaying time retransmission of messages until an ack is
received or it times out. First retry is in 31 seconds with 15 seconds
added for each retry up to 6 transmissions.
/* Retries Seconds */
/* 0 31 */
/* 1 46 */
/* 2 61 */
/* 3 76 */
/* 4 91 */
/* 5 106 */
/* Total 411=6.85 minutes */

10) Message acks must come from the addressed station. The iPhone IBCNU
app acknowledges ANY subsequent messages sent by a station that
previously sent to the IBCNU station. APRSISCE now informs you that
some other station "pirated" a subsequent ack.

11) Revamp how packets are tested for reasonableness to take into
account calculated speed and duplications. "Invalid" packets are
remembered, but not drawn with connected lines as it is unlikely that
the station actually moved that way.

12) View/Invalids similar to view duplicates to only see stations with
Invalid (too quick/too fast) track points.

13) Track point validity can be one of the following displayed in the
indicated colors on the map (sometimes without connecting lines). The
background of the scrolling station display will also display in this
color for non-OK packets.
OK - Normal black dot
(Purple) Duplicate - Duplicate position received within 10 minutes
(Pink) Quick - Less than 1 second between packets
(Red) Fast - Calculated speed too fast
(Aqua) Restart - "Jumped"

14) Calculate (and display in station popup) both Instantaneous
(packet-to-packet) speed and rolling (4 sample) average. Track points
will not be connected (and will be drawing in ???) if they move "too
fast". Speed is learned, so even jet airplanes might only skip 2 or 3
packets. Satellites are even displayed after a short "acceleration" period.

15) Parse Lat/Lon extended digits (!DAO!). Some station popups will
show additional minute decimal places. Due to space constrains, a full
4 digit precision station will show 3 digits and a + rather than the 4
digits displayed in the Win32 version. "My" coordinates are displayed
in high resolution, although !DAO! is not yet transmitted.

16) Ignore $GPRMC packets without valid fix flag

17) Changed a few prompts on the configuration dialog.

18) Require callsign to be set when a new configuration file is created.

19) Prompt for location of OSM Tile cache when a new configuration file
is created.

20) In Win32, record screen center as "home" coordinates the first time
the program is exited after a new configuration file is created. This
is used for beaconing a fixed position from Win32 at the Genius
Beaconing(r) Max Time rate (default 30 minutes) if both GPS and Tracking
are enabled. It can be changed by editing the XML configuration file.

21) Default initial Win32 screen to 640x480 in a system-determined
position. Actual size and location are recorded and restored when
program is restarted.

22) Fixed a nasty notification lockup bug if the last received message
is dismissed from the notification window with previously received
messages pending. I actually restructured a bunch of memory buffers in
a misguided thought that large local variables (TCHAR[256] for those
programmers out there) were at the root of this issue, but it turned out
much simpler than that. Oh well!




To Dos: (Still Incomplete and getting LONGER instead of SHORTER!)

Support checking revision of tiles when loading, via OpenStreetMap.org's
/status URL.
Find a way to mark tiles referenced on Windows Mobile without slowing
down map loading (queue references to fetcher thread?).
Use HTTP/1.1 in OSM Tile Fetcher to improve throughput (multiple tile
fetches on a single connection).
Implement a compass direction/distance screen for homing in on GeoCaches.
NMEA serial (BlueTooth) GPS support, primarily for Win32, but may also
work on Windows Mobile.
KISS TNC support via serial (BlueTooth) ports for both Win32 and Windows
Mobile.
Remember and provide for re-display of received messages.
If target station's platform is known, format message sending screen
accordingly.
Optionally transmit either 1 or 2 !DAO! digits.
Parse and display Frequency object information
Support the -180/180 latitude wrap with closest display tile
Find a better icon scaling algorithm based on screen size & scale
Allow non-initial (re)configuration of location for OSMTiles cache (w/o
editing XML)
Allow configuration of date/time display & GMT vs local (Dave N8PU)
Allow configurable removal of some screen elements (Satellites, John N8JJ)
Record/Recall last DNS/IP for OSM/APRS-IS (in config file, for
connecting without DNS)
Asynchronous TCP/IP connections & reading (solves hangs)
Timeout on OSM Tile fetcher (solves stalls)
Implement whatever results from the Zoom +/- Poll

Win32 client only for the following:
Simultaneously track multiple targets in separate circles

Detect and highlight source of delayed duplications
Additional View/Filter options based on symbol types

Feed-through APRS-IS with local filters (for multiple instances of Win32
version with a single full feed to APRS-IS).


APRSIS32 Released

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Yes, the much hinted-at APRSIS32 client for Windows on your desktop has now been released! However, don't throw out your cell-phone just yet. The desktop client doesn't support GPS nor real tracking, just a fixed location beacon. But the visibility is AMAZING!

Here's how to get it going.

1) Download APRSIS32091203.zip from the APRSISCE Yahoo Group files section.

2) Unzip into a directory of your choice.

3) Double-click the .EXE file.

4) Configure your callsign-ssid (make it different from your phone!) and you might want to expand the Range and/or add a few additional filter sections. The client will automatically make a Me filter (only works if you allow it to beacon with both GPS and Tracking enabled) as well as adding a Range filter around the screen center if you drag it around. Click accept when you're done.

5) Select or create a directory into which the OSM tiles will be saved (mine weighs in at 756 MB, but I've been zooming in and out all over the world). I use OSMTiles as a sub-directory of the directory containing the .EXE. Click Save when you have it in the right place.

6) Drag the map around and zoom in on your home location. Make sure you have it centered in the circle (size the window smaller if you need to).

7) Close the program. This will record the center location as your "Home" coordinates to be used for beaconing. If you need to change this, you can edit the APRSIS32.XML file located in the directory, but make sure the client is NOT RUNNING! Otherwise your changes will be overwritten when the client exits.

8) Restart the client and have fun!

Post any questions, problems, or suggestions here. Also please post if you've downloaded it and are using it. If things look good in a week or two I'll de-cloak it into some of the other APRS mailing lists and Yahoo groups.

Please do NOT distribute the program but invite your friends to join this Yahoo Group and download their own copy. That way they'll receive update notifications and have a line to the developer to report problems and ask questions.

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


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Re: Delay connect message

jamesmhz <brad@...>
 

Ok, sorted it out...

This is for anyone else that has a Blackjack 2 smartphone.

If you have connection issues be sure to check the following:

Start > Settings > Connections > GPRS (but dont click on it, click menu and go "advanced") then make sure "internet" is on your main internet ISP selection.

After that reboot and you shouldn't have any disconnections, delay connect etc. I did experience a slow seeking of GPS's, I went around that by loading my Garmin Mobile XT then once Garmin had sourced the birds I closed it and went back into APRSISCE which I left running, and the birds we all connected as well as my internet :)

Sean
ZR5BBL

--- In aprsisce@..., "jamesmhz" <brad@...> wrote:

I'm looking forward to the message when I'm stable :)

I didn't notice you could change servers till you mentioned, I took another squiz through the file and found it. Perhaps I'll try a number of servers and maybe that might also help.
From the list at http://www.aprs-is.net/APRSServers.aspx I see there's none in South Africa but I'll ping around and find one that is close, who knows, might fix some connection issues.

Looking forward to being online!
S

--- In aprsisce@..., "Lynn W. Deffenbaugh" <kj4erj@> wrote:

That's certainly news! I'm glad you have it isolated.

The APRSISCE.XML file is editable when the client is not running if
you'd like to specify a different, possibly more-local APRS-IS server to
connect to. I believe it ships connecting to one of the rotate level 2
servers, but I'm not actually sure any more. Just make sure you connect
to a filtered port (typically 14580) or you can rapidly overwhelm the
best cellular data connection!

I'll be watching for your station to get stabilized. Don't be surprised
to receive an APRS message from KJ4ERJ-AP sometime!.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ

jamesmhz wrote:
Hey Lynn,

Got good news and bad news... good news, it works! Managed to get a solid connection via mobile internet. The bad news, it didn't last long. The issue is clearly the mobile ISP I have and will try sort it out. I saw my callsign pop up on the web aprs though which confirmed it's working.

Thanks!
Sean
ZR5BBL

--- In aprsisce@..., "jamesmhz" <brad@> wrote:

Hi Lynn,

Thanks for the swift reply. You were right about the net connection there, there seems to be an issue (this is africa afterall,mobile internet gives issues), I'll do some more tests and if they continue after I've got a solid connection, I'll pop those files through :)


--- In aprsisce@..., "Lynn W. Deffenbaugh" <kj4erj@> wrote:

The spot where it says "Delay Connect" is where it shows the current
status of the APRS-IS connection. When all is working well, it should
say "APRS OK". "Delay Connect" means that APRSISCE has attempted to
connect and failed and is now in a holding pattern before attempting the
next connection.

Can you verify that you have a good data connection using Internet
Explorer to your favorite web site first? If IE can't bring up a page,
then APRSISCE most likely can't establish a connection either.

In order to diagnose this further, I could use a copy of your .XML
configuration file and a .LOG of the operation of APRSISCE. To get
these files, follow the steps below:

1) Turn on Debug Logging via Menu/Enables/Debug Logging
2) Exit APRSISCE
3) Restart APRSISCE (This captures the startup debug)
4) Wait for the "Delay Connect" to appear.
5) Turn off Debug Logging the same way it was turned on
6) Exit APRSISCE

You should have two files in My Documents which are also synch'd to your
desktop if you sync your phone. They will be APRSISCE.XML (the
configuration file) and APRSISCE.LOG (the debug log). It is important
to make sure these files synchronized after APRSISCE was closed or they
won't have the latest data.

E-mail the files direct to KJ4ERJ@ please. I'll check into the
configuration and the debug trace to see if I can figure out what's
happening.

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

jamesmhz wrote:

Hi all,

Firstly, thanks for such a great little program on the wm6 phone, loving it.

I'm just having one thing confusing me though... forgive me it has been mentioned before but I have searched and couldn't find any mention.

On my screen it comes up with "DELAYED CONNECT" at the top, I press transmit but don't see my call sign pop up on the live feed on the web, just wondering what could be the issue here, I'm most definate it's my side, always is haha

Any assistance would be of great help. Thanks
Sean Brad Inggs
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Re: Delay connect message

jamesmhz <brad@...>
 

I'm looking forward to the message when I'm stable :)

I didn't notice you could change servers till you mentioned, I took another squiz through the file and found it. Perhaps I'll try a number of servers and maybe that might also help.
From the list at http://www.aprs-is.net/APRSServers.aspx I see there's none in South Africa but I'll ping around and find one that is close, who knows, might fix some connection issues.

Looking forward to being online!
S

--- In aprsisce@..., "Lynn W. Deffenbaugh" <kj4erj@...> wrote:

That's certainly news! I'm glad you have it isolated.

The APRSISCE.XML file is editable when the client is not running if
you'd like to specify a different, possibly more-local APRS-IS server to
connect to. I believe it ships connecting to one of the rotate level 2
servers, but I'm not actually sure any more. Just make sure you connect
to a filtered port (typically 14580) or you can rapidly overwhelm the
best cellular data connection!

I'll be watching for your station to get stabilized. Don't be surprised
to receive an APRS message from KJ4ERJ-AP sometime!.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ

jamesmhz wrote:
Hey Lynn,

Got good news and bad news... good news, it works! Managed to get a solid connection via mobile internet. The bad news, it didn't last long. The issue is clearly the mobile ISP I have and will try sort it out. I saw my callsign pop up on the web aprs though which confirmed it's working.

Thanks!
Sean
ZR5BBL

--- In aprsisce@..., "jamesmhz" <brad@> wrote:

Hi Lynn,

Thanks for the swift reply. You were right about the net connection there, there seems to be an issue (this is africa afterall,mobile internet gives issues), I'll do some more tests and if they continue after I've got a solid connection, I'll pop those files through :)


--- In aprsisce@..., "Lynn W. Deffenbaugh" <kj4erj@> wrote:

The spot where it says "Delay Connect" is where it shows the current
status of the APRS-IS connection. When all is working well, it should
say "APRS OK". "Delay Connect" means that APRSISCE has attempted to
connect and failed and is now in a holding pattern before attempting the
next connection.

Can you verify that you have a good data connection using Internet
Explorer to your favorite web site first? If IE can't bring up a page,
then APRSISCE most likely can't establish a connection either.

In order to diagnose this further, I could use a copy of your .XML
configuration file and a .LOG of the operation of APRSISCE. To get
these files, follow the steps below:

1) Turn on Debug Logging via Menu/Enables/Debug Logging
2) Exit APRSISCE
3) Restart APRSISCE (This captures the startup debug)
4) Wait for the "Delay Connect" to appear.
5) Turn off Debug Logging the same way it was turned on
6) Exit APRSISCE

You should have two files in My Documents which are also synch'd to your
desktop if you sync your phone. They will be APRSISCE.XML (the
configuration file) and APRSISCE.LOG (the debug log). It is important
to make sure these files synchronized after APRSISCE was closed or they
won't have the latest data.

E-mail the files direct to KJ4ERJ@ please. I'll check into the
configuration and the debug trace to see if I can figure out what's
happening.

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

jamesmhz wrote:

Hi all,

Firstly, thanks for such a great little program on the wm6 phone, loving it.

I'm just having one thing confusing me though... forgive me it has been mentioned before but I have searched and couldn't find any mention.

On my screen it comes up with "DELAYED CONNECT" at the top, I press transmit but don't see my call sign pop up on the live feed on the web, just wondering what could be the issue here, I'm most definate it's my side, always is haha

Any assistance would be of great help. Thanks
Sean Brad Inggs
ZR5BBL




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Re: Delay connect message

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

That's certainly news! I'm glad you have it isolated.

The APRSISCE.XML file is editable when the client is not running if you'd like to specify a different, possibly more-local APRS-IS server to connect to. I believe it ships connecting to one of the rotate level 2 servers, but I'm not actually sure any more. Just make sure you connect to a filtered port (typically 14580) or you can rapidly overwhelm the best cellular data connection!

I'll be watching for your station to get stabilized. Don't be surprised to receive an APRS message from KJ4ERJ-AP sometime!.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ

jamesmhz wrote:

Hey Lynn,

Got good news and bad news... good news, it works! Managed to get a solid connection via mobile internet. The bad news, it didn't last long. The issue is clearly the mobile ISP I have and will try sort it out. I saw my callsign pop up on the web aprs though which confirmed it's working.

Thanks!
Sean
ZR5BBL

--- In aprsisce@..., "jamesmhz" <brad@...> wrote:

Hi Lynn,

Thanks for the swift reply. You were right about the net connection there, there seems to be an issue (this is africa afterall,mobile internet gives issues), I'll do some more tests and if they continue after I've got a solid connection, I'll pop those files through :)


--- In aprsisce@..., "Lynn W. Deffenbaugh" <kj4erj@> wrote:

The spot where it says "Delay Connect" is where it shows the current status of the APRS-IS connection. When all is working well, it should say "APRS OK". "Delay Connect" means that APRSISCE has attempted to connect and failed and is now in a holding pattern before attempting the next connection.

Can you verify that you have a good data connection using Internet Explorer to your favorite web site first? If IE can't bring up a page, then APRSISCE most likely can't establish a connection either.

In order to diagnose this further, I could use a copy of your .XML configuration file and a .LOG of the operation of APRSISCE. To get these files, follow the steps below:

1) Turn on Debug Logging via Menu/Enables/Debug Logging
2) Exit APRSISCE
3) Restart APRSISCE (This captures the startup debug)
4) Wait for the "Delay Connect" to appear.
5) Turn off Debug Logging the same way it was turned on
6) Exit APRSISCE

You should have two files in My Documents which are also synch'd to your desktop if you sync your phone. They will be APRSISCE.XML (the configuration file) and APRSISCE.LOG (the debug log). It is important to make sure these files synchronized after APRSISCE was closed or they won't have the latest data.

E-mail the files direct to KJ4ERJ@ please. I'll check into the configuration and the debug trace to see if I can figure out what's happening.

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

jamesmhz wrote:

Hi all,

Firstly, thanks for such a great little program on the wm6 phone, loving it.
I'm just having one thing confusing me though... forgive me it has been mentioned before but I have searched and couldn't find any mention.

On my screen it comes up with "DELAYED CONNECT" at the top, I press transmit but don't see my call sign pop up on the live feed on the web, just wondering what could be the issue here, I'm most definate it's my side, always is haha

Any assistance would be of great help. Thanks
Sean Brad Inggs
ZR5BBL




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

Yahoo! Groups Links





Re: Delay connect message

jamesmhz <brad@...>
 

Hey Lynn,

Got good news and bad news... good news, it works! Managed to get a solid connection via mobile internet. The bad news, it didn't last long. The issue is clearly the mobile ISP I have and will try sort it out. I saw my callsign pop up on the web aprs though which confirmed it's working.

Thanks!
Sean
ZR5BBL

--- In aprsisce@..., "jamesmhz" <brad@...> wrote:

Hi Lynn,

Thanks for the swift reply. You were right about the net connection there, there seems to be an issue (this is africa afterall,mobile internet gives issues), I'll do some more tests and if they continue after I've got a solid connection, I'll pop those files through :)


--- In aprsisce@..., "Lynn W. Deffenbaugh" <kj4erj@> wrote:

The spot where it says "Delay Connect" is where it shows the current
status of the APRS-IS connection. When all is working well, it should
say "APRS OK". "Delay Connect" means that APRSISCE has attempted to
connect and failed and is now in a holding pattern before attempting the
next connection.

Can you verify that you have a good data connection using Internet
Explorer to your favorite web site first? If IE can't bring up a page,
then APRSISCE most likely can't establish a connection either.

In order to diagnose this further, I could use a copy of your .XML
configuration file and a .LOG of the operation of APRSISCE. To get
these files, follow the steps below:

1) Turn on Debug Logging via Menu/Enables/Debug Logging
2) Exit APRSISCE
3) Restart APRSISCE (This captures the startup debug)
4) Wait for the "Delay Connect" to appear.
5) Turn off Debug Logging the same way it was turned on
6) Exit APRSISCE

You should have two files in My Documents which are also synch'd to your
desktop if you sync your phone. They will be APRSISCE.XML (the
configuration file) and APRSISCE.LOG (the debug log). It is important
to make sure these files synchronized after APRSISCE was closed or they
won't have the latest data.

E-mail the files direct to KJ4ERJ@ please. I'll check into the
configuration and the debug trace to see if I can figure out what's
happening.

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

jamesmhz wrote:
Hi all,

Firstly, thanks for such a great little program on the wm6 phone, loving it.

I'm just having one thing confusing me though... forgive me it has been mentioned before but I have searched and couldn't find any mention.

On my screen it comes up with "DELAYED CONNECT" at the top, I press transmit but don't see my call sign pop up on the live feed on the web, just wondering what could be the issue here, I'm most definate it's my side, always is haha

Any assistance would be of great help. Thanks
Sean Brad Inggs
ZR5BBL


Re: Delay connect message

jamesmhz <brad@...>
 

Hi Lynn,

Thanks for the swift reply. You were right about the net connection there, there seems to be an issue (this is africa afterall,mobile internet gives issues), I'll do some more tests and if they continue after I've got a solid connection, I'll pop those files through :)

--- In aprsisce@..., "Lynn W. Deffenbaugh" <kj4erj@...> wrote:

The spot where it says "Delay Connect" is where it shows the current
status of the APRS-IS connection. When all is working well, it should
say "APRS OK". "Delay Connect" means that APRSISCE has attempted to
connect and failed and is now in a holding pattern before attempting the
next connection.

Can you verify that you have a good data connection using Internet
Explorer to your favorite web site first? If IE can't bring up a page,
then APRSISCE most likely can't establish a connection either.

In order to diagnose this further, I could use a copy of your .XML
configuration file and a .LOG of the operation of APRSISCE. To get
these files, follow the steps below:

1) Turn on Debug Logging via Menu/Enables/Debug Logging
2) Exit APRSISCE
3) Restart APRSISCE (This captures the startup debug)
4) Wait for the "Delay Connect" to appear.
5) Turn off Debug Logging the same way it was turned on
6) Exit APRSISCE

You should have two files in My Documents which are also synch'd to your
desktop if you sync your phone. They will be APRSISCE.XML (the
configuration file) and APRSISCE.LOG (the debug log). It is important
to make sure these files synchronized after APRSISCE was closed or they
won't have the latest data.

E-mail the files direct to KJ4ERJ@... please. I'll check into the
configuration and the debug trace to see if I can figure out what's
happening.

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

jamesmhz wrote:
Hi all,

Firstly, thanks for such a great little program on the wm6 phone, loving it.

I'm just having one thing confusing me though... forgive me it has been mentioned before but I have searched and couldn't find any mention.

On my screen it comes up with "DELAYED CONNECT" at the top, I press transmit but don't see my call sign pop up on the live feed on the web, just wondering what could be the issue here, I'm most definate it's my side, always is haha

Any assistance would be of great help. Thanks
Sean Brad Inggs
ZR5BBL


Re: Delay connect message

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

The spot where it says "Delay Connect" is where it shows the current status of the APRS-IS connection. When all is working well, it should say "APRS OK". "Delay Connect" means that APRSISCE has attempted to connect and failed and is now in a holding pattern before attempting the next connection.

Can you verify that you have a good data connection using Internet Explorer to your favorite web site first? If IE can't bring up a page, then APRSISCE most likely can't establish a connection either.

In order to diagnose this further, I could use a copy of your .XML configuration file and a .LOG of the operation of APRSISCE. To get these files, follow the steps below:

1) Turn on Debug Logging via Menu/Enables/Debug Logging
2) Exit APRSISCE
3) Restart APRSISCE (This captures the startup debug)
4) Wait for the "Delay Connect" to appear.
5) Turn off Debug Logging the same way it was turned on
6) Exit APRSISCE

You should have two files in My Documents which are also synch'd to your desktop if you sync your phone. They will be APRSISCE.XML (the configuration file) and APRSISCE.LOG (the debug log). It is important to make sure these files synchronized after APRSISCE was closed or they won't have the latest data.

E-mail the files direct to KJ4ERJ@... please. I'll check into the configuration and the debug trace to see if I can figure out what's happening.

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

jamesmhz wrote:

Hi all,

Firstly, thanks for such a great little program on the wm6 phone, loving it.
I'm just having one thing confusing me though... forgive me it has been mentioned before but I have searched and couldn't find any mention.

On my screen it comes up with "DELAYED CONNECT" at the top, I press transmit but don't see my call sign pop up on the live feed on the web, just wondering what could be the issue here, I'm most definate it's my side, always is haha

Any assistance would be of great help. Thanks
Sean Brad Inggs
ZR5BBL


Delay connect message

jamesmhz <brad@...>
 

Hi all,

Firstly, thanks for such a great little program on the wm6 phone, loving it.

I'm just having one thing confusing me though... forgive me it has been mentioned before but I have searched and couldn't find any mention.

On my screen it comes up with "DELAYED CONNECT" at the top, I press transmit but don't see my call sign pop up on the live feed on the web, just wondering what could be the issue here, I'm most definate it's my side, always is haha

Any assistance would be of great help. Thanks
Sean Brad Inggs
ZR5BBL


Re: does the application have an instalation icon now?

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

nudge pong, Nope. Sorry about that.

I have not yet spiffied up the installation procedure for the program. Personally, as long as it is a single .EXE, I have no problem with simply copying it somewhere on the phone and creating a shortcut to the menu by hand. As for syncing WM6, that's what I use to copy it. I hook it up for sync, browse the phone, and drop it on the SD card.

Actually, I'll probably be building an auto-update notification and copy function into the program before setting up a full installer.

Or is there something missing here that an installer will do for me? And/or what true purpose would an "installation icon" serve? Is it blank on the phone or on the desktop? Any volunteers to make a nice looking, Windows Mobile-compatible Icon for APRSISCE for Windows Mobile? (I'm a very good programmer, but a lousy artist!).

Lynn (D) - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile

n1kcg wrote:

bump ping. Lynn did you answer this?

--- In aprsisce@..., Kevin Jensen <ktjensen@...> wrote:

Lynn,

Does the application have an installation icon now? I have a blank
little icon for the app, and was wondering if you picked something and
put it in the file during CAB install?

Also do you have an installation application for those who want to
sync WM6 with a desktop system?

Kevin
N1KCG-12


Re: does the application have an instalation icon now?

n1kcg <ktjensen@...>
 

bump ping. Lynn did you answer this?

--- In aprsisce@..., Kevin Jensen <ktjensen@...> wrote:

Lynn,

Does the application have an installation icon now? I have a blank
little icon for the app, and was wondering if you picked something and
put it in the file during CAB install?

Also do you have an installation application for those who want to
sync WM6 with a desktop system?

Kevin
N1KCG-12