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Re: RX/TX From radio/tnc

Brian Webster
 

If your TNC is not already in kiss mode then the port probably won’t work.

 

Brian N2KGC

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io [mailto:APRSISCE@groups.io] On Behalf Of ve6frc@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2:13 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] RX/TX From radio/tnc

 

 Made a new port using Simply kiss, no luck there James and long time no talk.


Re: RX/TX From radio/tnc

ve6frc@...
 

Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:35:07.987 Opening COM5 with 4 Args
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:35:08.227 Opened COM5:4800,N,8,1, Flushing 0 in TransmitQueue, Sending 1 OpenCmds
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:36:08.089 Terminating after 60102 msec vs 60000 Quiet
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:36:08.089 Closing COM5:4800,N,8,1
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:36:08.114 Restarting Reader...
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:36:08.114 CpReader Running on COM5:4800,N,8,1 (1 OpenCmds, 1 CloseCmds)
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:36:08.114 Opening COM5:4800,N,8,1
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:36:08.114 Opening COM5 with 4 Args
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:36:08.353 Opened COM5:4800,N,8,1, Flushing 0 in TransmitQueue, Sending 1 OpenCmds
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:37:08.216 Terminating after 60101 msec vs 60000 Quiet
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:37:08.216 Closing COM5:4800,N,8,1
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:37:08.240 Restarting Reader...
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:37:08.240 CpReader Running on COM5:4800,N,8,1 (1 OpenCmds, 1 CloseCmds)
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:37:08.241 Opening COM5:4800,N,8,1
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:37:08.241 Opening COM5 with 4 Args
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:37:08.481 Opened COM5:4800,N,8,1, Flushing 0 in TransmitQueue, Sending 1 OpenCmds
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:38:08.344 Terminating after 60103 msec vs 60000 Quiet
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:38:08.344 Closing COM5:4800,N,8,1
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:38:08.368 Restarting Reader...
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:38:08.368 CpReader Running on COM5:4800,N,8,1 (1 OpenCmds, 1 CloseCmds)
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:38:08.368 Opening COM5:4800,N,8,1
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:38:08.368 Opening COM5 with 4 Args
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:38:08.608 Opened COM5:4800,N,8,1, Flushing 0 in TransmitQueue, Sending 1 OpenCmds
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:39:08.470 Terminating after 60101 msec vs 60000 Quiet
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:39:08.470 Closing COM5:4800,N,8,1
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:39:08.494 Restarting Reader...
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:39:08.494 CpReader Running on COM5:4800,N,8,1 (1 OpenCmds, 1 CloseCmds)
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:39:08.494 Opening COM5:4800,N,8,1
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:39:08.494 Opening COM5 with 4 Args
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:39:08.740 Opened COM5:4800,N,8,1, Flushing 0 in TransmitQueue, Sending 1 OpenCmds
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:40:08.602 Terminating after 60108 msec vs 60000 Quiet
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:40:08.602 Closing COM5:4800,N,8,1
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:40:08.626 Restarting Reader...
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:40:08.626 CpReader Running on COM5:4800,N,8,1 (1 OpenCmds, 1 CloseCmds)
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:40:08.626 Opening COM5:4800,N,8,1
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:40:08.626 Opening COM5 with 4 Args
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:40:08.873 Opened COM5:4800,N,8,1, Flushing 0 in TransmitQueue, Sending 1 OpenCmds
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:41:08.736 Terminating after 60109 msec vs 60000 Quiet
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:41:08.736 Closing COM5:4800,N,8,1
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:41:08.760 Restarting Reader...
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:41:08.760 CpReader Running on COM5:4800,N,8,1 (1 OpenCmds, 1 CloseCmds)
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:41:08.760 Opening COM5:4800,N,8,1
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:41:08.760 Opening COM5 with 4 Args
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:41:08.998 Opened COM5:4800,N,8,1, Flushing 0 in TransmitQueue, Sending 1 OpenCmds
WinMain:2020-08-05T18:41:15.465 Stopping Port(VHF 2)
WinMain:2020-08-05T18:41:15.465 Waiting at line 742
WinMain:2020-08-05T18:41:15.566 Waiting at line 742
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:41:15.616 Terminating after 6856 msec vs 60000 Quiet
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:41:15.616 Closing COM5:4800,N,8,1
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:41:15.640 Reader Exiting
WinMain:2020-08-05T18:41:15.666 Starting Port(VHF 2)
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:41:15.666 CpReader Running on COM5:4800,N,8,1 (1 OpenCmds, 1 CloseCmds)
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:41:15.666 Opening COM5:4800,N,8,1
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:41:15.666 Opening COM5 with 4 Args
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:41:15.911 Opened COM5:4800,N,8,1, Flushing 0 in TransmitQueue, Sending 1 OpenCmds
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:42:15.774 Terminating after 60107 msec vs 60000 Quiet
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:42:15.774 Closing COM5:4800,N,8,1
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:42:15.798 Restarting Reader...
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:42:15.798 CpReader Running on COM5:4800,N,8,1 (1 OpenCmds, 1 CloseCmds)
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:42:15.798 Opening COM5:4800,N,8,1
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:42:15.798 Opening COM5 with 4 Args
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:42:16.040 Opened COM5:4800,N,8,1, Flushing 0 in TransmitQueue, Sending 1 OpenCmds
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:43:15.902 Terminating after 60104 msec vs 60000 Quiet
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:43:15.902 Closing COM5:4800,N,8,1
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:43:15.926 Restarting Reader...
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:43:15.926 CpReader Running on COM5:4800,N,8,1 (1 OpenCmds, 1 CloseCmds)
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:43:15.926 Opening COM5:4800,N,8,1
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:43:15.926 Opening COM5 with 4 Args
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:43:16.167 Opened COM5:4800,N,8,1, Flushing 0 in TransmitQueue, Sending 1 OpenCmds
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:44:16.030 Terminating after 60102 msec vs 60000 Quiet
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:44:16.030 Closing COM5:4800,N,8,1
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:44:16.053 Restarting Reader...
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:44:16.053 CpReader Running on COM5:4800,N,8,1 (1 OpenCmds, 1 CloseCmds)
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:44:16.053 Opening COM5:4800,N,8,1
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:44:16.053 Opening COM5 with 4 Args
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:44:16.294 Opened COM5:4800,N,8,1, Flushing 0 in TransmitQueue, Sending 1 OpenCmds
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:45:16.156 Terminating after 60102 msec vs 60000 Quiet
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:45:16.156 Closing COM5:4800,N,8,1
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:45:16.180 Restarting Reader...
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:45:16.180 CpReader Running on COM5:4800,N,8,1 (1 OpenCmds, 1 CloseCmds)
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:45:16.180 Opening COM5:4800,N,8,1
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:45:16.180 Opening COM5 with 4 Args
Port(VHF 2):2020-08-05T18:45:16.423 Opened COM5:4800,N,8,1, Flushing 0 in TransmitQueue, Sending 1 OpenCmds
Log using Simply kiss with negative results


APRS

Michael McNamara
 

I am using an FTM100DE and a Kantronics PLC 3 plus. My question is what program do I need to download in order to configure and use it with APRS.

Mike
N3MRM


Re: RX/TX From radio/tnc

ve6frc@...
 

 Made a new port using Simply kiss, no luck there James and long time no talk.


Re: RX/TX From radio/tnc

James Ewen
 

The log file says you are using the Kenwood port type. Your TNC will not respond to Kenwood TNC commands. 

Use the simply KISS interface. 

On Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 12:06 PM <ve6frc@...> wrote:
And negative on Putty connecting to TNC from APRSIS 32 machine.

--
James
VE6SRV


Re: RX/TX From radio/tnc

ve6frc@...
 

And negative on Putty connecting to TNC from APRSIS 32 machine.


Re: Igate setup

Brian Webster
 

ALL aprs server respond to the standard port numbers. It’s part of the server software. You will want to connect to port 145980 and then send a message to “server” to set up your port filters. Some programs do this automatically when you connect to the server on port 14580. Part of the setup screen has a filter option you can input. For instance if you add the filter m/250, you will only get data from the stream that is 250 kilometers radius from your reported location. You probably don’t want the full aprs IS stream.

 

Here are some pages that describe the filters and syntax:

http://www.aprs-is.net/javAPRSFilter.aspx

http://www.cx2sa.org/texts/en-aprsfilters.html

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

 

Brian N2KGC

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io [mailto:APRSISCE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob German
Sent: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 1:46 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Igate setup

 

Lynn,

Thanks for the info.  I had visited the noam.aprs2.net url looking for the port number but did not find any reference to APRS,   The website appears to be the host for some form of HTTP server product called NGINX.

Bob G

KG6PJG


Re: RX/TX From radio/tnc

ve6frc@...
 

WinMain:2020-08-05T17:30:17.388 Starting Port(VHF)
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:30:17.388 CpReader Running on COM5:4800,N,8,1 (6 OpenCmds, 4 CloseCmds)
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:30:17.388 Opening COM5:4800,N,8,1
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:30:17.389 Opening COM5 with 4 Args
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:30:17.635 Opened COM5:4800,N,8,1, Flushing 0 in TransmitQueue, Sending 6 OpenCmds
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:30:19.636 Missed Expected Response(cmd:) From Command(^M~)
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:30:21.637 Missed Expected Response(cmd:) From Command(^M~)
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:30:23.638 Missed Expected Response(cmd:) From Command(XFLOW OFF)
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:31:25.801 Terminating after 60163 msec vs 60000 Quiet
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:31:25.801 Closing COM5:4800,N,8,1
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:31:27.403 Missed Expected Response(TS 1) From Command(TC 1!TS 1)
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:31:28.469 Missed Expected Response(TN 2,0) From Command(TN 2,0!TN 2,0)
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:31:28.493 Restarting Reader...
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:31:28.493 CpReader Running on COM5:4800,N,8,1 (6 OpenCmds, 4 CloseCmds)
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:31:28.493 Opening COM5:4800,N,8,1
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:31:28.493 Opening COM5 with 4 Args
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:31:28.737 Opened COM5:4800,N,8,1, Flushing 0 in TransmitQueue, Sending 6 OpenCmds
WinMain:2020-08-05T17:31:56.152 Stopping Port(VHF)
WinMain:2020-08-05T17:31:56.152 Waiting at line 742
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:31:56.181 Terminating after 27074 msec vs 60000 Quiet
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:31:56.181 Closing COM5:4800,N,8,1
WinMain:2020-08-05T17:31:56.252 Waiting at line 2877
WinMain:2020-08-05T17:31:56.353 Waiting at line 2877
WinMain:2020-08-05T17:31:56.454 Waiting at line 2877
WinMain:2020-08-05T17:31:56.555 Waiting at line 2877
WinMain:2020-08-05T17:31:56.656 Waiting at line 2877
WinMain:2020-08-05T17:31:56.757 Waiting at line 2877
WinMain:2020-08-05T17:31:56.858 Waiting at line 2877
WinMain:2020-08-05T17:31:56.959 Waiting at line 2877
WinMain:2020-08-05T17:31:57.060 Waiting at line 2877
WinMain:2020-08-05T17:31:57.161 Waiting at line 2877
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:31:57.250 Missed Expected Response(TS 1) From Command(TC 1!TS 1)
WinMain:2020-08-05T17:31:57.262 Waiting at line 2877
WinMain:2020-08-05T17:31:57.363 Waiting at line 2877
WinMain:2020-08-05T17:31:57.464 Waiting at line 2877
WinMain:2020-08-05T17:31:57.565 Waiting at line 2877
WinMain:2020-08-05T17:31:57.666 Waiting at line 2877
WinMain:2020-08-05T17:31:57.767 Waiting at line 2877
WinMain:2020-08-05T17:31:57.867 Waiting at line 2877
WinMain:2020-08-05T17:31:57.968 Waiting at line 2877
WinMain:2020-08-05T17:31:58.069 Waiting at line 2877
WinMain:2020-08-05T17:31:58.170 Waiting at line 2877
WinMain:2020-08-05T17:31:58.271 Waiting at line 2877
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:31:58.315 Missed Expected Response(TN 2,0) From Command(TN 2,0!TN 2,0)
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:31:58.339 Reader Exiting
WinMain:2020-08-05T17:32:04.976 Starting Port(VHF)
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:32:04.977 CpReader Running on COM5:4800,N,8,1 (6 OpenCmds, 4 CloseCmds)
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:32:04.977 Opening COM5:4800,N,8,1
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:32:04.977 Opening COM5 with 4 Args
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:32:05.222 Opened COM5:4800,N,8,1, Flushing 0 in TransmitQueue, Sending 6 OpenCmds
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:34:29.856 Terminating after 60163 msec vs 60000 Quiet
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:34:29.856 Closing COM5:4800,N,8,1
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:34:30.925 Missed Expected Response(TS 1) From Command(TC 1!TS 1)
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:34:31.991 Missed Expected Response(TN 2,0) From Command(TN 2,0!TN 2,0)
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:34:32.014 Restarting Reader...
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:34:32.014 CpReader Running on COM5:4800,N,8,1 (6 OpenCmds, 4 CloseCmds)
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:34:32.014 Opening COM5:4800,N,8,1
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:34:32.014 Opening COM5 with 4 Args
Port(VHF):2020-08-05T17:34:32.258 Opened COM5:4800,N,8,1, Flushing 0 in TransmitQueue, Sending 6 OpenCmds


Re: Igate setup

Bob German
 

Lynn,
Thanks for the info.  I had visited the noam.aprs2.net url looking for the port number but did not find any reference to APRS,   The website appears to be the host for some form of HTTP server product called NGINX.
Bob G
KG6PJG


Re: RX/TX From radio/tnc

Don Woodward
 

What kind of radio?  I use a Motorola CDM1250 and had a similar issue and I looked at everything (I thought) and it turned out the receive audio in on the DB9 end of the cable to the TNC  had a bad solder joint and had broken loose and once re-soldered it all started working.

Don W.
KD4APP



From: APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io> on behalf of ve6frc via groups.io <ve6frc@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:31 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io>
Subject: [APRSISCE] RX/TX From radio/tnc
 
Hi All.

I have an issue where after the last update a couple months back, my computer has lost all comms with the radio/tnc. I had everything shutdown for a month or two till I had more time to play with the settings. Today I have reinstalled Build 2020/05/01 21:21. Still can not get program to communicate with tnc. Using a USB to DB9 cable which is known to be good. Port 5 at 4800 baud. These settings have not changed since 2012. TNC reports accurate and readable strings at 4800 when using a laptop plugged into the DB9 port on the tnc.

Any idea's on what to check next?.

Thanks
Fred
VE6FRC


Re: RX/TX From radio/tnc

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

If I read his comment correctly, he used a terminal emulator from a different PC than the one that runs APRSIS32.  So it's likely a bigger issue than just speed and such.

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

On 8/5/2020 9:31 AM, patrick lambert wrote:
Did you check if the speed of the software, tnc, and ports were the same? Because if you can see the aprs traffic with yout terminal program that means that you radio is well connected to the tnc and the tnc to the computer. So it's not a big problem that need to be solved I think. 

Pat 🗻🎿


Re: RX/TX From radio/tnc

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Several things:

1) KISS mode is designed for use with Kenwood APRS radios' internal TNCs.  It is not designed for a KPC-3+.  You'll eventually want either Simply(KISS) with the TNC locked into KISS mode, or read http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/tnc-kpc-3

2) Changing <Open/CloseCmd>s should not put the program into an infinite loop, unless you entered invalid XML.  But even then, it should revert to the backup configuration file.  If you still have it, can you send me the APRSI32.XML that caused the loop?

3) You need to use a terminal program from the SAME PC as where you run APRSIS32 to prove anything.  Saying that the TNC works in a terminal program from a different machine doesn't help at all.  Unless you're somehow running APRSIS32 on a Win90 PC?

4) Even from the Win98 PC, if you can read all of the packets, your TNC is not in KISS mode.  In KISS mode, the headers are bit-shifted left and are not printable characters.  You should only be able to read the payloads which are (usually) printable ASCII.

5) VHF ok indicates that the COMM port was opened, not that APRSIS32 understands the data being received from that port.  The reason this is asked is that some people have multiple programs accessing the COMM port which Windows does not allow.  In this situation, the VHF ok would have likely cycled between VHF open and VHF delay.

6) The APRSIS32 updates (or did you mean Windows updates?) should not have affected port behavior.  But even so, you should find the old version .EXE still in the directory with a .yyyymmddhhmm extension.  You can try firing up the earlier versions, but we really need to get the latest version debugged and working for you.

So, what we still need is:

a) Use a terminal emulator on the APRSIS32 machine and see if you can talk to the TNC.

b) Enable and tell me what the Port<VHF> trace log says when you disable and enable the port.

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

On 8/5/2020 9:27 AM, ve6frc@... wrote:
Hi All.

ICOM 207H hooked into a Kantronics KPC 3+ TNC the mode I have been using was KISS mode. not simply KISS mode which I have tried numerous times. I do not have any custom  <openCmd> that I know of. Modified 2  of those strings yesterday which sent the program into an endless loop where as I have to power down the computer with the on/off button as Task manager was flashing and useless. If I power down the TNC and use Terminal program from my win98 laptop and power up I can see the data. And yes I get the message APRS-IS ok and VHF ok messages in rolling status window when every thing should be working. This happened after the last update. There was an update and a week or two later there was another update and nothing after that.I am stumped as to why.
As for drivers for USB-DB9 cable, Have also tried that and have replaced that cable also with a known good cable. Went to com 8 and same thing. no comms with TNC.


Re: RX/TX From radio/tnc

patrick lambert
 

Did you check if the speed of the software, tnc, and ports were the same? Because if you can see the aprs traffic with yout terminal program that means that you radio is well connected to the tnc and the tnc to the computer. So it's not a big problem that need to be solved I think. 

Pat 🗻🎿


Re: RX/TX From radio/tnc

ve6frc@...
 

Hi All.

ICOM 207H hooked into a Kantronics KPC 3+ TNC the mode I have been using was KISS mode. not simply KISS mode which I have tried numerous times. I do not have any custom  <openCmd> that I know of. Modified 2  of those strings yesterday which sent the program into an endless loop where as I have to power down the computer with the on/off button as Task manager was flashing and useless. If I power down the TNC and use Terminal program from my win98 laptop and power up I can see the data. And yes I get the message APRS-IS ok and VHF ok messages in rolling status window when every thing should be working. This happened after the last update. There was an update and a week or two later there was another update and nothing after that.I am stumped as to why.
As for drivers for USB-DB9 cable, Have also tried that and have replaced that cable also with a known good cable. Went to com 8 and same thing. no comms with TNC.


Re: RX/TX From radio/tnc

Min
 

Can I suggest looking at the driver for usb to d plug. Windows will update drivers. It could be a cloned chip in the usb as I have seen the same issue. 
Going back to the old driver of 2007 resolves the prolific issue. 

https://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_Drivers.php

Min Standen G0JMS


On 4 Aug 2020 20:46, Lynn Deffenbaugh <kj4erj@...> wrote:

So, am I to understand that you used a terminal emulator on the same PC on which you run APRSIS32 and connected it to COM5 whic is what you have configured into APRSIS32 and have it set to 4800?  And also matched the parity, data bits, and stop bits.  And it worked?

What is the TNC?

It it KISS mode or some other protocol?

What port type do you have configured in APRSIS32?  Simply(KISS) or something else?

Do you have any custom <OpenCmd>s in your APRSIS32.xml configuration file for the port?

If you enable the Port<YourPortName> trace log in APRSI32 and then disable/enable the port, what shows up in the trace log?

If you see "accurate and readable strings" from the TNC in a terminal emulator, then it the TNC is not in KISS mode.  If you have APRSIS32 expecting a KISS-mode TNC

With the port enabled, what do you see in the rotating status window?  You should see something like APRS-IS OK alternating with something about <YourPortName>.

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

On 8/4/2020 3:31 PM, ve6frc@... wrote:
Hi All.

I have an issue where after the last update a couple months back, my computer has lost all comms with the radio/tnc. I had everything shutdown for a month or two till I had more time to play with the settings. Today I have reinstalled Build 2020/05/01 21:21. Still can not get program to communicate with tnc. Using a USB to DB9 cable which is known to be good. Port 5 at 4800 baud. These settings have not changed since 2012. TNC reports accurate and readable strings at 4800 when using a laptop plugged into the DB9 port on the tnc.

Any idea's on what to check next?.

Thanks
Fred
VE6FRC


Re: RX/TX From radio/tnc

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

So, am I to understand that you used a terminal emulator on the same PC on which you run APRSIS32 and connected it to COM5 whic is what you have configured into APRSIS32 and have it set to 4800?  And also matched the parity, data bits, and stop bits.  And it worked?

What is the TNC?

It it KISS mode or some other protocol?

What port type do you have configured in APRSIS32?  Simply(KISS) or something else?

Do you have any custom <OpenCmd>s in your APRSIS32.xml configuration file for the port?

If you enable the Port<YourPortName> trace log in APRSI32 and then disable/enable the port, what shows up in the trace log?

If you see "accurate and readable strings" from the TNC in a terminal emulator, then it the TNC is not in KISS mode.  If you have APRSIS32 expecting a KISS-mode TNC

With the port enabled, what do you see in the rotating status window?  You should see something like APRS-IS OK alternating with something about <YourPortName>.

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

On 8/4/2020 3:31 PM, ve6frc@... wrote:
Hi All.

I have an issue where after the last update a couple months back, my computer has lost all comms with the radio/tnc. I had everything shutdown for a month or two till I had more time to play with the settings. Today I have reinstalled Build 2020/05/01 21:21. Still can not get program to communicate with tnc. Using a USB to DB9 cable which is known to be good. Port 5 at 4800 baud. These settings have not changed since 2012. TNC reports accurate and readable strings at 4800 when using a laptop plugged into the DB9 port on the tnc.

Any idea's on what to check next?.

Thanks
Fred
VE6FRC


RX/TX From radio/tnc

ve6frc@...
 

Hi All.

I have an issue where after the last update a couple months back, my computer has lost all comms with the radio/tnc. I had everything shutdown for a month or two till I had more time to play with the settings. Today I have reinstalled Build 2020/05/01 21:21. Still can not get program to communicate with tnc. Using a USB to DB9 cable which is known to be good. Port 5 at 4800 baud. These settings have not changed since 2012. TNC reports accurate and readable strings at 4800 when using a laptop plugged into the DB9 port on the tnc.

Any idea's on what to check next?.

Thanks
Fred
VE6FRC


Re: Igate setup

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

On most APRS-IS servers including the Tier2 rotate DNS names, 14580 is the filtered IGate port.

This is NOT true on firenet.us which should not be used for an IGate because it does not off any IGate-capable ports.

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

On 8/4/2020 1:12 PM, Bob German wrote:
Lynn,

I noticed your recommendation for I-gate traffic routing to noam.aprs2.net.  Would you please advise the port number to be configured in APRSISCE.  Thank you.

Bob G
KG6PJG


Re: Igate setup

Bob German
 

Lynn,

I noticed your recommendation for I-gate traffic routing to noam.aprs2.net.  Would you please advise the port number to be configured in APRSISCE.  Thank you.

Bob G
KG6PJG


Re: Satellite Telemetry

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

That would certainly 'splain it!  Hope you get it worked out and get back online soon.

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

On 8/4/2020 8:36 AM, Thomas Testa via groups.io wrote:
After further investigation I have discovered the cause of my problems. I run APRSIS32 on a older system, Windows 7. It seems that a service pack update has disabled my browsers, Google Chrome and caused a certificate issue with Internet Explorer. I have no access to the internet.




On Monday, August 3, 2020, 4:57 PM, Lynn Deffenbaugh <kj4erj@...> wrote:

You can also check the "Satellite" and "Satellite-Load" trace logs. Their output may also be in your APRSIS32*.log file(s) if you have Enables / Logging / File enabled checked.

My KJ4ERJ-15 instance successfully loaded 197 satellites from nasabare earlier today, so it was at least working then.


WinMain:2020-08-03T01:37:00.499 Loaded 197 From http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ftp/keps/current/nasabare.txt
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

On 8/3/2020 3:54 PM, Lynn Deffenbaugh wrote:

The message means exactly what it says.  APRSIS32 attempted to fetch the indicated URL but did not find any valid TLEs (Three Line Elements) there.  If you browse to that url (below) in a browser, what do you get?

http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ftp/keps/current/nasabare.txt

I apologize for not remembering that it was called that.  So few people comment on that feature that it completely slipped my mind.  But it definitely doesn't have anything to do with GPS nor telemetry which were just a red herrings (https://tinyurl.com/ceplxr4)!

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

On 8/3/2020 3:09 PM, Thomas Testa via groups.io wrote:
Ok when I closed the box and hit Control O this is the message I received.






On Monday, August 3, 2020, 2:51 PM, Tom T <tmtlu3@...> wrote:

Lynn I have included two screenshots from tjhe menu tree that clearly list satellite tracking. 







On Monday, August 3, 2020, 1:59 PM, Greg D <ko6th.greg@...> wrote:

GPS?

Greg KO6TH

On August 3, 2020 10:48:48 AM PDT, Lynn Deffenbaugh <kj4erj@...> wrote:

I still don't understand what "satellite tracking" is?

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

On 8/3/2020 12:33 PM, Thomas Testa via groups.io wrote:
I have satellite tracking activated. The satellite details box is blank. There is no information coming in. I haven’t changed a thing. It was all working fine until 2 days ago. The details box went blank and the date and time box turned red ate the same time.

                   Thank You Tom N2UFM




On Monday, August 3, 2020, 11:53 AM, Lynn Deffenbaugh <kj4erj@...> wrote:

What is the "satellite pop up box"?  I"m not familiar with that one.

And I didn't ask before, but I might as well go ahead and ask what you mean by "satellite telemetry"?  I don't know what that is either.

It doesn't show popups, but sometimes the screen layout at the URL below is helpful.  For instance, 16 is the date/time box.

http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/doc:screen-elements

Also, the date/time box on the lower right background color represents how much CPU APRSIS32 believes it is using vs how busy the system is in general.  This is only an approximation and sometimes gets confused and goes solid red background.  It has nothing to do with GPS nor satellites.

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

On 8/3/2020 11:23 AM, Thomas Testa via groups.io wrote:
Lynn it is N2UFM-2. I am a fixed station with no GPS activated. Everything was working fine until two day ago when I stopped receiving satellite telemetry. The  satellite pop up box opens without any information and the date and time box on the lower right is solid red.

                        Thank You , Tom N2UFM




On Monday, August 3, 2020, 10:37 AM, Lynn Deffenbaugh <kj4erj@...> wrote:

I need more information.  Is this APRSISCE or APRSIS32?  What operating system?  What is your GPS and how do you have it configured in APRSISCE/32?

Actually, I did some queries and answered the APRSIS32 and O/S questions.  Are we talking about N2UFM-2 (your IGate with a Simply(KISS) RF port) or N2UFM (an RF-only Weather station?)?

And definitely what GPS are you using via what connection and how do you have it configured in APRSIS32?

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

On 8/3/2020 9:19 AM, Thomas Testa via groups.io wrote:

Hi Lynn I am not receiving Satellite Telemetry. The box opens stays blank and the time and date box is a steady read. I am running the latest Development Version.
                                Thank You , Tom N2UFM



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