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Re: Can't zoom map

David Shrum
 

I'll give it a try, with the program running you will see a long narrow
'box' in the same frame as the circle, you will notice it has a "+" at the
top and a "-" at the bottom; click one or the other and the map will zoom in
or out. OR the other choice is the up and down arrow keys on your key board,
same results (at least for me), they will also cause the map to zoom in or
out.

Dave N8PU

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From: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com [mailto:aprsisce@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of g4ilo
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2010 12:08 PM
To: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [aprsisce] Can't zoom map

I have just installed APRSIS32 and started it, but I don't know how to zoom
the map. If I click on the screen to try to draw a rectangle round the map,
the whole map moves when I drag.

I closed the program and manually entered my position by editing the XML.
However the map is still just a small view of the whole world which fits
well within the circle. How do I zoom in?

Julian, G4ILO

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Re: Can't zoom map

g4ilo
 

--- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "g4ilo" <julian.g4ilo@...> wrote:

I have just installed APRSIS32 and started it, but I don't know how to zoom the map. If I click on the screen to try to draw a rectangle round the map, the whole map moves when I drag.
Okay. I'm making some progress now. For some reason I thought that clicking on + would zoom in on the map. By accident I found that clicking - does that.

The icons on the map seem a bit small and unclear. Also is there any way to view messages that have been received, after they have been read the first time?

Julian, G4ILO


Re: Feedback solicitation

g4ilo
 

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

Can you all drop a note describing your APRS RF station and particularly
the TNC you use and what it takes to enter and exit KISS mode?
I'm using AGW Packet Engine in sound card (KISS Simple) mode.

Julian, G4ILO


Can't zoom map

g4ilo
 

I have just installed APRSIS32 and started it, but I don't know how to zoom the map. If I click on the screen to try to draw a rectangle round the map, the whole map moves when I drag.

I closed the program and manually entered my position by editing the XML. However the map is still just a small view of the whole world which fits well within the circle. How do I zoom in?

Julian, G4ILO


Re: APRSIS32 curiosity to me

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

If you want to add any custom filters, you can find documentation at the following URLs:

http://wa8lmf.net/aprs/JAVaprsFilters.htm
http://www.aprs-is.net/javAPRSFilter.aspx

Just figure out what you want to see and plug it into the "Add Filter:" box in the APRSISCE/32 configuration dialog.

The client automatically does some filtering for you. It does:

m/dist - My Range filter based on the configured Range (converted from 1/10 mile to km)

If you track or center on someone (right click or popup menu/Center), it adds a:

f/call/dist - Friend Range filter using the same range

This filter will be removed when you are no longer tracking a callsign.

If you drag the map around to establish a center other than yourself or a specific station, it adds a:

r/lat/lon/dist - Range filter using the map center and the configured range

For any other filter, you can do your own. Here's a few of the Add Filter's I've got in a few instances of my APRSIS32 client:

r/27.99673/-80.659072/1 b/KJ4DXK* b/KJ4ERJ* b/KJ4OVQ* u/APWW*/APWM* b/W4SGC*

r/28.40/-81.50/2000 r/27.99673/-80.659072/1 -b/WINLINK -s/S/S -s//a/DW

b/KJ4OVQ* b/KJ4ERJ* b/KJ4DXK* b/W4SGC* b/WI8H* -b/WINLINK -s/S/S -s//a/DW

and my APRSISCE phone has the following filter:

b/N4GVA* b/KJ4ERJ* b/KJ4DXK* b/KJ4OVQ* b/W4SGC* s/@/@ u/APWW*/APWM* -b/WINLINK

Can you tell what callsigns I like to keep tabs on?

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ

PS. KJ4DXK is my son, KJ4OVQ is my wife, and N4GVA flies small planes here in Florida.

David Shrum wrote:

I guess I must be very thick headed; I still am not sure where to add the
filters as you suggested. I know you explained it before but that went right
over the top of my head. I don't have a clue where to add them, is it in the
APRSIS32.xml where they are added? Thanks for your patience.

Thanks again,

Dave N8PU



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From: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com [mailto:aprsisce@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Lynn W. Deffenbaugh
Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 10:03 PM
To: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] APRSIS32 curiosity to me

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ

PS. Coincidentally, I was also watching this evening as the icon changed from phone to SUV and the beacon rate slowed down. I have u/APWW*/APWM* in one of my filter strings to get a feel for how many people are actually using the client at any point in time. You can add the same and you'll see APRSISCE/32 users wherever they are.


Re: APRSIS32 curiosity to me

David Shrum
 

I guess I must be very thick headed; I still am not sure where to add the
filters as you suggested. I know you explained it before but that went right
over the top of my head. I don't have a clue where to add them, is it in the
APRSIS32.xml where they are added? Thanks for your patience.

Thanks again,

Dave N8PU

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From: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com [mailto:aprsisce@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Lynn W. Deffenbaugh
Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 10:03 PM
To: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] APRSIS32 curiosity to me

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ

PS. Coincidentally, I was also watching this evening as the icon
changed from phone to SUV and the beacon rate slowed down. I have
u/APWW*/APWM* in one of my filter strings to get a feel for how many
people are actually using the client at any point in time. You can add
the same and you'll see APRSISCE/32 users wherever they are.


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Re: APRSIS32 curiosity to me

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Long answer: I'm hoping to latch onto some image rotation code to do the same thing with APRSISCE, but for now it just shows the simple icon. In addition, I'm hoping to do a dead-reckoning forecast of current position based on the previous heading and speed. I'll probably fade out the forecast icon and connect it to the last known position with a line in realtime.

Short answer: it's on the ToDo list!

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ

PS. Coincidentally, I was also watching this evening as the icon changed from phone to SUV and the beacon rate slowed down. I have u/APWW*/APWM* in one of my filter strings to get a feel for how many people are actually using the client at any point in time. You can add the same and you'll see APRSISCE/32 users wherever they are.

David Shrum wrote:

Tonight I was tracking my son, W8TVI-12 with the APRSIS32 DeskTop version
and with http://aprs.fi/ using Google maps; what I noticed with Google maps
the SUV icon would show the direction of travel with the icon, but the
APRSIS32 program, while keeping his icon centered, it didn't show the
direction to travel in relationship to the map. Like I said, it was nothing
more than curiosity to me.

Dave N8PU


APRSIS32 curiosity to me

David Shrum
 

Tonight I was tracking my son, W8TVI-12 with the APRSIS32 DeskTop version
and with http://aprs.fi/ using Google maps; what I noticed with Google maps
the SUV icon would show the direction of travel with the icon, but the
APRSIS32 program, while keeping his icon centered, it didn't show the
direction to travel in relationship to the map. Like I said, it was nothing
more than curiosity to me.

Dave N8PU

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Re: APRSIS32 Installed

Jerome <jlofton@...>
 

Lynn,

You are correct. I was using the Shortcut (inconsistantly). I did check the XML file and it was set for something other than the intended location ... Changed it with WORDPAD, and it is working fine. Thanks.

Can't wait to get the list to find out what else can be customized.

73, Jerome
WD4CWG

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

Jerome,

The APRSIS32.xml file located in the current directory when the .EXE is
executed is the only configuration information for the program. Are you
double-clicking the .EXE directly or using a shortcut from somewhere
else? It may be that the shortcut is specifying a different default
directory and an .xml file in that directory is giving you grief.
Although, if that were the case, it wouldn't prompt you for a new
configuration when you run it. The lack of a configured callsign is
what does that.

If it were me, I'd just edit the APRSIS32.xml file with a plain text
editor (Notepad works) and change the <OSM.Path> to something like:

<OSM.Path>.&#92;OSMTiles&#92;</OSM.Path>

Create a directory called OSMTiles in the directory along with the .EXE
and .xml files and remember to only edit the .xml with the client NOT
running. Otherwise your changes will get lost.

There's other parameters in the .xml that you can mess with and others
that will completely break the program, so please edit with caution and
save a copy of the pre-edited file! One of these days I'll get around
to documenting what all is in there and what is safe to change.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ


Jerome wrote:
Lynn,

I Installed APRSIS32 per your instructions; Entered my Call WD4CWG-2 and created a OSMTiles subdirectory from the Directory where the exe is located; Located Home and exited program to save.

Program worked fine ... however

The OSMTiles files seem to be "locked" into a location other than specified.

I originally placed the APRSIS32.exe in my c:&#92;My Documents&#92;My Downloads&#92;APRS&#92;APRSIS32 Folder. Then I installed the program, as described ... Entered my Call WD4CWG-2 and created a OSMTiles subdirectory from the Directory where the exe is located; Located Home and exited program to save. When I started up the program everything ran fine, but when I checked for the OSMTiles files, the OSMTiles folder did not exist and the APRS00-thru-APRS18 folders were located at C:&#92;My Documents&#92;My Downloads.

I then deleted ALL the APRS00-thru-APRS18 folders, deleted the APRSISCE.log, and deleted the APRSIS32.xml. I then repeated the above and got the same result.

I then deleted ALL the APRS00-thru-APRS18 folders, deleted the APRSISCE.log, and deleted the APRSIS32.xml again, then I created and moved to C:&#92;Program Files&#92;APRSIS&#92; and copyied the APRSIS Folder with ONLY the EXE and repeated the install ... (Exe now in folder C:&#92;Program Files&#92;APRSIS&#92;APRSIS). I again entered my Call WD4CWG-2 and created a OSMTiles subdirectory from the Directory where the exe is located (C:&#92;Program Files&#92;APRSIS32&#92;APRSIS32&#92;OSMTiles); Located Home and exited program to save. When I started up the program everything again ran fine, but when I checked for the OSMTiles files, the OSMTiles folder did exist this time, but the APRS00-thru-APRS18 folders were still located at C:&#92;My Documents&#92;My Downloads.

Is there another file located somewhere else that is defining the directory structure that I failed to delete ? Any Ideas ?

Thanks,
Jerome
WD4CWG


APRS-IS Passcode/Password

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

If there's any new APRS-IS users in the group that don't yet have an APRS-IS passcode (password in the configuration dialog), drop me a line and I'll e-mail one to you!

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ

PS. This question just came up in one of the APRS mailing list, so I thought I'd refresh it here. If you don't have a valid password that matches your callsign (-SSID doesn't matter), then you'll see data from the -IS, but won't be able to send anything TO the -IS.


Re: APRSIS32 Installed

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Jerome,

The APRSIS32.xml file located in the current directory when the .EXE is executed is the only configuration information for the program. Are you double-clicking the .EXE directly or using a shortcut from somewhere else? It may be that the shortcut is specifying a different default directory and an .xml file in that directory is giving you grief. Although, if that were the case, it wouldn't prompt you for a new configuration when you run it. The lack of a configured callsign is what does that.

If it were me, I'd just edit the APRSIS32.xml file with a plain text editor (Notepad works) and change the <OSM.Path> to something like:

<OSM.Path>.&#92;OSMTiles&#92;</OSM.Path>

Create a directory called OSMTiles in the directory along with the .EXE and .xml files and remember to only edit the .xml with the client NOT running. Otherwise your changes will get lost.

There's other parameters in the .xml that you can mess with and others that will completely break the program, so please edit with caution and save a copy of the pre-edited file! One of these days I'll get around to documenting what all is in there and what is safe to change.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ


Jerome wrote:

Lynn,

I Installed APRSIS32 per your instructions; Entered my Call WD4CWG-2 and created a OSMTiles subdirectory from the Directory where the exe is located; Located Home and exited program to save.

Program worked fine ... however

The OSMTiles files seem to be "locked" into a location other than specified.

I originally placed the APRSIS32.exe in my c:&#92;My Documents&#92;My Downloads&#92;APRS&#92;APRSIS32 Folder. Then I installed the program, as described ... Entered my Call WD4CWG-2 and created a OSMTiles subdirectory from the Directory where the exe is located; Located Home and exited program to save. When I started up the program everything ran fine, but when I checked for the OSMTiles files, the OSMTiles folder did not exist and the APRS00-thru-APRS18 folders were located at C:&#92;My Documents&#92;My Downloads.

I then deleted ALL the APRS00-thru-APRS18 folders, deleted the APRSISCE.log, and deleted the APRSIS32.xml. I then repeated the above and got the same result.

I then deleted ALL the APRS00-thru-APRS18 folders, deleted the APRSISCE.log, and deleted the APRSIS32.xml again, then I created and moved to C:&#92;Program Files&#92;APRSIS&#92; and copyied the APRSIS Folder with ONLY the EXE and repeated the install ... (Exe now in folder C:&#92;Program Files&#92;APRSIS&#92;APRSIS). I again entered my Call WD4CWG-2 and created a OSMTiles subdirectory from the Directory where the exe is located (C:&#92;Program Files&#92;APRSIS32&#92;APRSIS32&#92;OSMTiles); Located Home and exited program to save. When I started up the program everything again ran fine, but when I checked for the OSMTiles files, the OSMTiles folder did exist this time, but the APRS00-thru-APRS18 folders were still located at C:&#92;My Documents&#92;My Downloads.

Is there another file located somewhere else that is defining the directory structure that I failed to delete ? Any Ideas ?

Thanks,
Jerome
WD4CWG


APRSIS32 Installed

Jerome <jlofton@...>
 

Lynn,

I Installed APRSIS32 per your instructions; Entered my Call WD4CWG-2 and created a OSMTiles subdirectory from the Directory where the exe is located; Located Home and exited program to save.

Program worked fine ... however

The OSMTiles files seem to be "locked" into a location other than specified.

I originally placed the APRSIS32.exe in my c:&#92;My Documents&#92;My Downloads&#92;APRS&#92;APRSIS32 Folder. Then I installed the program, as described ... Entered my Call WD4CWG-2 and created a OSMTiles subdirectory from the Directory where the exe is located; Located Home and exited program to save. When I started up the program everything ran fine, but when I checked for the OSMTiles files, the OSMTiles folder did not exist and the APRS00-thru-APRS18 folders were located at C:&#92;My Documents&#92;My Downloads.

I then deleted ALL the APRS00-thru-APRS18 folders, deleted the APRSISCE.log, and deleted the APRSIS32.xml. I then repeated the above and got the same result.

I then deleted ALL the APRS00-thru-APRS18 folders, deleted the APRSISCE.log, and deleted the APRSIS32.xml again, then I created and moved to C:&#92;Program Files&#92;APRSIS&#92; and copyied the APRSIS Folder with ONLY the EXE and repeated the install ... (Exe now in folder C:&#92;Program Files&#92;APRSIS&#92;APRSIS). I again entered my Call WD4CWG-2 and created a OSMTiles subdirectory from the Directory where the exe is located (C:&#92;Program Files&#92;APRSIS32&#92;APRSIS32&#92;OSMTiles); Located Home and exited program to save. When I started up the program everything again ran fine, but when I checked for the OSMTiles files, the OSMTiles folder did exist this time, but the APRS00-thru-APRS18 folders were still located at C:&#92;My Documents&#92;My Downloads.

Is there another file located somewhere else that is defining the directory structure that I failed to delete ? Any Ideas ?

Thanks,
Jerome
WD4CWG


Setting Lat/Lon in APRSIS32

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

For those that recently downloaded the program, if the initial activation didn't get the Lat/Lon set correctly, you can edit the APRSIS32.xml that should be located in the directory containing the program. This must be done with the program CLOSED or you will lose your changes when the file is automatically re-written when the program exits.

Just put your preferred Lat/Lon in the <Latitude> and <Longitude> elements in decimal degrees. This means that if you're at 27 degrees 59.802 minutes, the number should be 27.9967 (27 + 59.802/60).

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


Re: Feedback solicitation

jamesmhz <brad@...>
 

I'm happy for those to send me messages while on APRS, people can message me anytime on my callsigns I got listed, the ZR5BBL-1 is my laptop but ZR5BBL is my mobile.

You correct, its not touchscreen, my last one was and was driving me mad haha
As for directional keys, I think 2 for up, 8 down, 4 left, 6 right would be better, that way its able to pan around the whole map in any direction and leaving the zoom function intact?
May all of you have a festive, safe season and see you on APRS :)
Sean Brad Inggs
ZR5BBL
South Africa


Re: Feedback solicitation

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Francisco Guerra wrote:
Thanks, I did'nt think about soft keyboard. It works!
Enjoy the transparency control. I fade out the maps when I'm focusing on stations and bring them up to full opaque when I'm trying to read the street names.
I don't know about interfaces for soundcard in wm. But "PocketDigi" works with the mic input.
I'll have to look that one up. Thanks for the pointer.
Can you put the information about the color of stations in the next incarnation of aprsisce.txt file?
Will do. That file is up for a renovation/update anyway. It's falling rather far behind. Especially if/when I get around to removing screen elements for disabled features (like all of the GPS "things" on Win32).

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ


Re: Feedback solicitation

Francisco Guerra <f.guerra@...>
 

Thanks, I did'nt think about soft keyboard. It works!
I don't know about interfaces for soundcard in wm. But "PocketDigi" works with the mic input.
Can you put the information about the color of stations in the next incarnation of aprsisce.txt file?

Thanks

Em 2009.12.14 0:31, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh escreveu:

 

Francisco Guerra wrote:
>
>> The left/right arrow keys will vary the transparency of the maps. It
>> defaults to 50% which is why it appears pale. If you crank it down
>> (left) to zero, expect to see your stations jump as it switches from a
>> Mercatur Projection required by the maps to a circular distance and
>> bearing display centered on the screen center. Make some rather
>> interesting displays if you're connected to a full feed.
>>
> Ok. But howto in Windows Mobile? I have not a wheel nor left/right keys.

Which Windows Mobile platform do you have? There's no soft keyboard
that can get you arrow keys? If not, how do you type text? Even if
there's a small cursor moving rocker thing, that should generate
left/right and up/down.

> I think "mouse-hover" is a good approach.

I'll see what I can come up with. My personal issue with hover is that
I tend to just throw the mouse out of my active window and it distracts
me to know end to see a hover pop-up appear from underneath wherever it
happened to land. I understand the desire for window clarification, but
I still believe that it's only good for about the first 2 or 3 days of
usage.

> I'm using a MFJ-1278 in a computer with Xastir and AGWPE+Ui-View in
> another one with Windows XP and a soundcard.
> It will be good if you can use the soundcard and/or the bluetooth in
> both versions.

I do plan to try to support AGWPE for SoundCard access. Given that
programs can access it via TCP/IP, I can probably support it from
Windows Mobile as well, but that would assume that you're actually
co-resident with the non-Mobile PC running AGW. Or is there a SoundCard
interface for Windows Mobile that I haven't heard of?

> Ok. I can connect the MFJ via bluetooth with the Windows Mobile
> device or with the desktop computer.

Correct. That's my primary focus, at least initially. You should be
able to use any serial TNC either via a direct serial port or via a
Bluetooth to serial adapter.

> The "+-" works different from other programms like Google Earth. In
> Google "+" zooms in and "-" out.

Yes it does. I did a survey earlier on and it ended up tied. Just
think of + adding MORE stations to the screen and - displaying FEWER
stations. I think of the focus of APRS being the visible stations, not
the visible map. This may yet change in some future revision, however.

> What does the color of the station mean? Usually they are green, but
> some are black or red.

The color of a station in the scrolling list indicates how far they are
from the screen center. Green stations are probably not even visible
or are at the edges of the map. A station in red is very near or
actually at the center of the screen. Black stations have not yet
transmitted a position packet so APRISCE doesn't know where they are.
They typically don't have a symbol either.

I'm considering displaying RF-received stations in BOLD in the scrolling
station list, thoughts?

> Can you configure the programs to use metric instead of imperial units?

Metric display is on my ToDo list. As I see more non-US callsigns
actively using the program, the priority of that task will rise.

> Thank you

You're welcome and thank you for the well-thought comments and bringing
my attention to them! With enough feedback like this, we can make the
program better and better in more ways than I can think of independently.

73,

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ


Re: Feedback solicitation

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Thanks for the clarification. The first -RF capable version should work
well with TNCs locked into KISS mode.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ

Francisco Guerra wrote:



Oh, sorry, my information was not correct.
To enter KISS On ---- "KISS ON" and then "RESTART";
To KISS Off ---- in TCP/IP, assuming the interface is "ax0", enter "param ax0 255" and then "Return". This command must be issue under TCP/IP "net>" prompt and in lower case.
So, is not easy to enter KISS Off. My MFJ is in KISS ON mode, permanently. I do'nt use programms in ax25 mode.

73's de CT1AKV

Em 2009.12.14 0:18, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh escreveu:

Francisco Guerra wrote:

Commands for enter/exit KISS mode in MFJ-1278 TNC are: "KISS ON" and
"RESTART" respectively.
So "KISS ON" puts it immediately into KISS mode? But once there, I
suspect it won't understand "RESTART" because it's looking for KISS packets?

I know the Alinco requires both "KISS ON" and "RESTART" to put it into
KISS mode. And a 3 character non-printable sequence (I don't have it
handy) to take it out. Is it possible the MFJ is similar?

73's CT1AKV
(PS: Did you read the comments in my last msg?)
Yes, I thought I did. Ah, I see them now. I'll comment back on them on
a separate reply.

Lynn (D) - Finding it hard to fathom a KISS TNC understanding a word
command to leave KISS mode


Em 2009.12.13 19:39, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh escreveu:



Francisco Guerra wrote:
I'm trying both windows mobile and win32 versions. The first in a
Samsung i900 device with Windows Mobile 6.1, and the other in
Windows XP.
I like both of them very much. The wm version solves a problem when
you have not a RF device or a digi ear you.
It will be good to have RF acess too, and the possibility of
igate in
mobile or in fixed station.
Thanks for the comments and the platforms and the willingness to try
them both.

I just added the ability to transmit via a KISS TNC and now I realized
that I need to support a configurable path over which to transmit.
After that, I suspect I need to add configurable commands to tell the
TNC to enter/exit KISS mode for those TNCs that don't stick there
across
power-ups (I know my Alinco TNC wants it). With that in place, it
could
act as a receive-only IGate. Then I'll start tracking "local" "recent'
stations on the RF to enable a message-transmitting IGate from -IS to
-RF (3rd party packets). Wow, seems like there's a lot to do, but I
really want to get a version out for those interested in playing with
the RF side of things too!

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



Re: Feedback solicitation

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

jamesmhz wrote:
Hi Lynn,

Been making great use of your win32 program, I havent recieved messages yet tho but overall, I've got no complaints/suggestions here yet.
Just drop your callsign-SSID in here and I'm sure someone would be glad
to assist with using the messaging functions! When my filter shows me
clients moving, I sometimes fire off a message, but I don't like to
intrude too much.

The mobile version however... is it not possible to pan around the map at all? Its hard to watch another station that moves off the map as its always centered on me.
I'm using it on a Samsung i617 blackjack 2.

If I remember correctly, the BlackJack is a SmartPhone that doesn't have
a touch screen, right? But does have a way to enter
up/down/left/right? I was considering this the other day and am
thinking about a menu option called View/Pan that will lock the
directional keys to pan the map instead of their current functions of
zoom (up/down) and fade (left/right). Being a BlackJack user, does that
sound functional?

Keep up the great work!
I plan to do just that as the time allows. Thanks for the feedback.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ


Re: Feedback solicitation

jamesmhz <brad@...>
 

Hi Lynn,

Been making great use of your win32 program, I havent recieved messages yet tho but overall, I've got no complaints/suggestions here yet. The mobile version however... is it not possible to pan around the map at all? Its hard to watch another station that moves off the map as its always centered on me.
I'm using it on a Samsung i617 blackjack 2.

Keep up the great work!

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

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: Feedback solicitation

Francisco Guerra <f.guerra@...>
 

Oh, sorry, my information was not correct.
To enter KISS On ---- "KISS ON" and then "RESTART";
To KISS Off ---- in TCP/IP, assuming the interface is "ax0", enter "param ax0 255" and then "Return". This command must be issue under TCP/IP "net>" prompt and in lower case.
So, is not easy to enter KISS Off. My MFJ is in KISS ON mode, permanently. I do'nt use programms in ax25 mode.

73's de CT1AKV

Em 2009.12.14 0:18, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh escreveu:

 

Francisco Guerra wrote:
>
> Commands for enter/exit KISS mode in MFJ-1278 TNC are: "KISS ON" and
> "RESTART" respectively.
>
So "KISS ON" puts it immediately into KISS mode? But once there, I
suspect it won't understand "RESTART" because it's looking for KISS packets?

I know the Alinco requires both "KISS ON" and "RESTART" to put it into
KISS mode. And a 3 character non-printable sequence (I don't have it
handy) to take it out. Is it possible the MFJ is similar?

> 73's CT1AKV
> (PS: Did you read the comments in my last msg?)
>
Yes, I thought I did. Ah, I see them now. I'll comment back on them on
a separate reply.

Lynn (D) - Finding it hard to fathom a KISS TNC understanding a word
command to leave KISS mode

>
> Em 2009.12.13 19:39, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh escreveu:
>>
>>
>>
>> Francisco Guerra wrote:
>> > I'm trying both windows mobile and win32 versions. The first in a
>> > Samsung i900 device with Windows Mobile 6.1, and the other in
>> Windows XP.
>> > I like both of them very much. The wm version solves a problem when
>> > you have not a RF device or a digi ear you.
>> > It will be good to have RF acess too, and the possibility of igate in
>> > mobile or in fixed station.
>>
>> Thanks for the comments and the platforms and the willingness to try
>> them both.
>>
>> I just added the ability to transmit via a KISS TNC and now I realized
>> that I need to support a configurable path over which to transmit.
>> After that, I suspect I need to add configurable commands to tell the
>> TNC to enter/exit KISS mode for those TNCs that don't stick there across
>> power-ups (I know my Alinco TNC wants it). With that in place, it could
>> act as a receive-only IGate. Then I'll start tracking "local" "recent'
>> stations on the RF to enable a message-transmitting IGate from -IS to
>> -RF (3rd party packets). Wow, seems like there's a lot to do, but I
>> really want to get a version out for those interested in playing with
>> the RF side of things too!
>>
>> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32 (and
>> soon RF)
>>
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