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Re: APRSIS settings for ISS

bobolink
 

On Wed, Jul 15, 2020 at 05:13 PM, Heikki Hannikainen wrote:
  So sending "ISS" as the body of the request is not only redundant, but could have looked at the last location of the ISS object and given a pass prediction from there.
Noted.
Thanks guys.

Bob
wm6h


Re: APRSIS settings for ISS

Heikki Hannikainen
 

Hi,

My app currently does not implement the replyacks protocol (other than ignoring it). I couldn't quite parse out the document on how it should actually work and didn't have time to reverse engineer it yet.

As per APRS101.PDF "The message identifier consists of the character { followed by a message number (up to 5 alphanumeric characters, no spaces) to identify the message." and so the app currently only returns the message ID (alphanumeric!) in the ack, and not the trailing } sent by SatSrv.

And yep, orphan or duplicate/delayed acks may well happen at times.


On Wed, 15 Jul 2020, Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:

Hessu - You may want to read this and also http://www.aprs.org/aprs11/replyacks.txt

4) When you receive a message line XXX.., send the normal existing
"ackXXX..". This algoirithm is unchanged. Even if XXX.. is MM}AA
then the ack is just the exact copy as before "ackMM}AA"
It appears that your app is not properly acknowledging the responses from the SatSrv.  It uses "Reply-Ack" formatting, but your application is stripping off the final character of the ack string.  Consider the following raw packets captured from aprs.fi.

2020-07-15 08:39:28 CDT: WM6H-4>APFII0,qAC,APRSFI::ISS      :ISS{B3421
2020-07-15 08:39:29 CDT: ISS>APWW10,TCPIP*,qAS,KJ4ERJ-15::WM6H-4   :ackB3421
2020-07-15 08:39:29 CDT: ISS>APWW10,KJ4ERJ-15*,TCPIP*,qAS,KJ4ERJ-15::WM6H-4   :AOS 11h32m (16 0111z) SE^6{NK}
2020-07-15 08:39:38 CDT: WM6H-4>APFII0,qAC,APRSFI::ISS :ackNK
2020-07-15 08:39:40 CDT: WM6H-4>APFII0,W0GQ-1,WIDE1*,WIDE2-1,qAR,KW0O-12:@133938h4201.25N/09141.36W-195/000APRS message enabled!w+R!
2020-07-15 08:40:03 CDT: ISS>APWW10,KJ4ERJ-15*,TCPIP*,qAS,KJ4ERJ-15::WM6H-4   :AOS 11h32m (16 0111z) SE^6{NK}
2020-07-15 08:40:36 CDT: ISS>APWW10,KJ4ERJ-15*,TCPIP*,qAS,KJ4ERJ-15::WM6H-4   :AOS 11h32m (16 0111z) SE^6{NK}
2020-07-15 08:41:39 CDT: ISS>APWW10,KJ4ERJ-15*,TCPIP*,qAS,KJ4ERJ-15::WM6H-4   :AOS 11h32m (16 0111z) SE^6{NK}
2020-07-15 08:42:52 CDT: WM6H-4>APFII0,W0GQ-1,WIDE1*,WIDE2-1,qAR,KW0O-12:@134248h4201.25N/09141.37W-298/000APRS message enabled!w21!
2020-07-15 08:43:16 CDT: ISS>APWW10,KJ4ERJ-15*,TCPIP*,qAS,KJ4ERJ-15::WM6H-4   :AOS 11h32m (16 0111z) SE^6{NK}

2020-07-15 08:43:16 CDT: ISS>APWW10,KJ4ERJ-15*,TCPIP*,qAS,KJ4ERJ-15::WM6H-4   :AOS 11h31m (16 0111z) SE^6{NL}
2020-07-15 08:43:25 CDT: WM6H-4>APFII0,qAC,APRSFI::ISS :ackNL
2020-07-15 08:43:48 CDT: ISS>APWW10,KJ4ERJ-15*,TCPIP*,qAS,KJ4ERJ-15::WM6H-4   :AOS 11h31m (16 0111z) SE^6{NL}
2020-07-15 08:44:21 CDT: ISS>APWW10,KJ4ERJ-15*,TCPIP*,qAS,KJ4ERJ-15::WM6H-4   :AOS 11h31m (16 0111z) SE^6{NL}
2020-07-15 08:45:25 CDT: ISS>APWW10,KJ4ERJ-15*,TCPIP*,qAS,KJ4ERJ-15::WM6H-4   :AOS 11h31m (16 0111z) SE^6{NL}
2020-07-15 08:47:01 CDT: ISS>APWW10,KJ4ERJ-15*,TCPIP*,qAS,KJ4ERJ-15::WM6H-4   :AOS 11h31m (16 0111z) SE^6{NL}

2020-07-15 08:47:01 CDT: ISS>APWW10,KJ4ERJ-15*,TCPIP*,qAS,KJ4ERJ-15::WM6H-4   :AOS 11h28m (16 0111z) SE^6{NM}
2020-07-15 08:47:33 CDT: ISS>APWW10,KJ4ERJ-15*,TCPIP*,qAS,KJ4ERJ-15::WM6H-4   :AOS 11h28m (16 0111z) SE^6{NM}
2020-07-15 08:48:06 CDT: ISS>APWW10,KJ4ERJ-15*,TCPIP*,qAS,KJ4ERJ-15::WM6H-4   :AOS 11h28m (16 0111z) SE^6{NM}
2020-07-15 08:49:10 CDT: ISS>APWW10,KJ4ERJ-15*,TCPIP*,qAS,KJ4ERJ-15::WM6H-4   :AOS 11h28m (16 0111z) SE^6{NM}
2020-07-15 08:50:46 CDT: ISS>APWW10,KJ4ERJ-15*,TCPIP*,qAS,KJ4ERJ-15::WM6H-4   :AOS 11h28m (16 0111z) SE^6{NM}
2020-07-15 08:52:20 CDT: WM6H-4>APFII0,qAC,APRSFI::ISS :ackNM

2020-07-15 08:52:21 CDT: ISS>APWW10,KJ4ERJ-15*,TCPIP*,qAS,KJ4ERJ-15::WM6H-4   :AOS 11h19m (16 0111z) SE^6{NN}
2020-07-15 08:52:25 CDT: WM6H-4>APFII0,qAC,APRSFI::ISS :ackNN
2020-07-15 08:52:54 CDT: ISS>APWW10,KJ4ERJ-15*,TCPIP*,qAS,KJ4ERJ-15::WM6H-4   :AOS 11h19m (16 0111z) SE^6{NN}
2020-07-15 08:53:18 CDT: WM6H-4>APFII0,qAC,APRSFI::ISS :ackNN
2020-07-15 08:53:26 CDT: ISS>APWW10,KJ4ERJ-15*,TCPIP*,qAS,KJ4ERJ-15::WM6H-4   :AOS 11h19m (16 0111z) SE^6{NN}

The ack string from your app should have been "ackNK}", but it only sent "ackNK".  Since this wasn't the expected ack, SatSrv continued retrying the message, but your app only seems to have acked it once, or the APRS-IS dupe-suppressed the others.  But then it gets interesting...

Apparently, since the ackNK didn't match any outstanding messages, APRSIS32 (the host for SatSrv) passed it on to SatSrv. Since SatSrv doesn't care what the body of the message is (except for known stations, see below), it thought the mis-matched ack was a new request, so it queued up another response to be sent when the retries from the first one were exhausted.  When that was sent with {NM}, your app ack'd with ackNM which also didn't match so it queued up another response.  And so the cycle continued.

Please do be cautious of what the message content is that you send to SatSrv.  If the message body is a known APRS station ID, you will get the next pass prediction for the last known location of THAT station and not your own.  So sending "ISS" as the body of the request is not only redundant, but could have looked at the last location of the ISS object and given a pass prediction from there.  It turns out it didn't do that, or the information would have been in the body of the response like (note the @ KQ1L-4):

AOS 2h03m (2339z) SE^4 @ KQ1L-4 (*2-17:36:00)

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

PS.  I think I'll make SatSrv ignore any orphan ack's rather than treating them as a new request and document the fact that the message body should not start with "ack" or you will not get a response.

On 7/15/2020 3:55 PM, bobolink wrote:

Send an APRS message by any method (Internet is probably best) to
the satellite name, and you'll get a reply message with
information showing the next pass.  So, just send a message to
"ISS".  The message text can be anything (it's not used).  Be sure
to beacon where you are first.
That worked but is there a way to stop the messages? This may be a problem in the iOS message app I’m using:
- Hessu


Re: APRSIS settings for ISS

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

What is the callsign-SSID of that instance and what iOS app are you using?  Did you look at your raw packets?

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

On 7/15/2020 3:55 PM, bobolink wrote:
Send an APRS message by any method (Internet is probably best) to the satellite name, and you'll get a reply message with information showing the next pass.  So, just send a message to "ISS".  The message text can be anything (it's not used).  Be sure to beacon where you are first.
That worked but is there a way to stop the messages? This may be a problem in the iOS message app I’m using:


Re: APRSIS settings for ISS

bobolink
 

Send an APRS message by any method (Internet is probably best) to the satellite name, and you'll get a reply message with information showing the next pass.  So, just send a message to "ISS".  The message text can be anything (it's not used).  Be sure to beacon where you are first.
That worked but is there a way to stop the messages? This may be a problem in the iOS message app I’m using:


Re: Google Maps to GPX

Min
 

Thanks Fred…

 

Min G0JMS

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io [mailto:APRSISCE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Fred Hillhouse
Sent: 14 July 2020 20:31
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Google Maps to GPX

 

A long time ago I purchased ExpertGPS for some other stuff I was doing. I never really liked Basecamp (BC). The free map options was not pretty enough.

 

I too have found paths that did not work. One that sticks in my mind was a relatively local bridge that was out of service. I could not figure out why Google would not route over it until I did my trip. At the time there was no indication the bridge was out of service.

 

I used Google My Maps as well. It will export to an KML which I had to convert to GPX.

 

Fred N7FMH

 

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io [mailto:APRSISCE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Min via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:13 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Google Maps to GPX

 

Hi Fred

 

Thanks for the link and will try it but I normally use Basecamp for any mapping and routes, motor biking(motorcycling) or car.

With the controls that BC has a true time for the setup but doesn’t have the road closure at that time….

I’ll try anything once J….

 

I’m an active user of Google and used to use MyRoute APP when it Tyre to Travel and wondered why a route would not work (The road through the Alps was closed due to rock fall) making it a 120 km reroute !!! Google intelligence at the time but since they started charging up to the minute planning has gone from some routing websites.

 

So plan it on BC and then check on Google for road works and closure nearer the time.

 

My routes taken are then put into BC and it’s worrying the information available to you and others!!!!!!

 

Min G0JMS

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io [mailto:APRSISCE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Fred Hillhouse
Sent: 13 July 2020 23:17
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: [APRSISCE] Google Maps to GPX

 

Greetings,

 

It has been a while since I tried converting a Google Maps travel solution to GPX. I just tried it and had success. It has never been simpler!

 

https://mapstogpx.com/

 

Give it a shot!

 

Best regards,

Fred N7FMH

 


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Re: Google Maps to GPX

Fred Hillhouse
 

A long time ago I purchased ExpertGPS for some other stuff I was doing. I never really liked Basecamp (BC). The free map options was not pretty enough.

 

I too have found paths that did not work. One that sticks in my mind was a relatively local bridge that was out of service. I could not figure out why Google would not route over it until I did my trip. At the time there was no indication the bridge was out of service.

 

I used Google My Maps as well. It will export to an KML which I had to convert to GPX.

 

Fred N7FMH

 

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io [mailto:APRSISCE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Min via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:13 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Google Maps to GPX

 

Hi Fred

 

Thanks for the link and will try it but I normally use Basecamp for any mapping and routes, motor biking(motorcycling) or car.

With the controls that BC has a true time for the setup but doesn’t have the road closure at that time….

I’ll try anything once J….

 

I’m an active user of Google and used to use MyRoute APP when it Tyre to Travel and wondered why a route would not work (The road through the Alps was closed due to rock fall) making it a 120 km reroute !!! Google intelligence at the time but since they started charging up to the minute planning has gone from some routing websites.

 

So plan it on BC and then check on Google for road works and closure nearer the time.

 

My routes taken are then put into BC and it’s worrying the information available to you and others!!!!!!

 

Min G0JMS

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io [mailto:APRSISCE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Fred Hillhouse
Sent: 13 July 2020 23:17
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: [APRSISCE] Google Maps to GPX

 

Greetings,

 

It has been a while since I tried converting a Google Maps travel solution to GPX. I just tried it and had success. It has never been simpler!

 

https://mapstogpx.com/

 

Give it a shot!

 

Best regards,

Fred N7FMH

 


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Re: Google Maps to GPX

Fred Hillhouse
 

For a while mapstogpx did not work. It was after one of the big Google map changes. I am glad it is working again. I have tried other methods and some were better than others. I quickly made a collection of tracks that covered a few was to a destination.

 

Fred N7FMH

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io [mailto:APRSISCE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Stan Leeds
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2020 9:17 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Google Maps to GPX

 

I've used it a lot.� Did some mapping for Amtrak routes that my wife and I will do with APRSIS32 once this virus thing gets more under control.� Its good when you only need routes as defined by Google Maps.

Another one I have used was www.mapmyride.com.� I paid for the low range offering to support, but it's pluses were when you need to change from roads or documented pathways to say through a fence gate or using a foot path, you are able to change the tool that documents that and then you can output as a GPX with no hand editing the file.� Used for a number of bike and marathons here and again with APRSIS32. (No affiliation just the one I came across that worked for what I needed)

Cheers and 73,
Stan, KC7EHJ

 

On 7/13/2020 6:17 PM, Fred Hillhouse wrote:

Greetings,

�

It has been a while since I tried converting a Google Maps travel solution to GPX. I just tried it and had success. It has never been simpler!

�

https://mapstogpx.com/

�

Give it a shot!

�

Best regards,

Fred N7FMH

 


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Re: Google Maps to GPX

Min
 

Hi Fred

 

Thanks for the link and will try it but I normally use Basecamp for any mapping and routes, motor biking(motorcycling) or car.

With the controls that BC has a true time for the setup but doesn’t have the road closure at that time….

I’ll try anything once J….

 

I’m an active user of Google and used to use MyRoute APP when it Tyre to Travel and wondered why a route would not work (The road through the Alps was closed due to rock fall) making it a 120 km reroute !!! Google intelligence at the time but since they started charging up to the minute planning has gone from some routing websites.

 

So plan it on BC and then check on Google for road works and closure nearer the time.

 

My routes taken are then put into BC and it’s worrying the information available to you and others!!!!!!

 

Min G0JMS

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io [mailto:APRSISCE@groups.io] On Behalf Of Fred Hillhouse
Sent: 13 July 2020 23:17
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: [APRSISCE] Google Maps to GPX

 

Greetings,

 

It has been a while since I tried converting a Google Maps travel solution to GPX. I just tried it and had success. It has never been simpler!

 

https://mapstogpx.com/

 

Give it a shot!

 

Best regards,

Fred N7FMH

 


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Re: Google Maps to GPX

Stan Leeds <srkleeds@...>
 

I've used it a lot.� Did some mapping for Amtrak routes that my wife and I will do with APRSIS32 once this virus thing gets more under control.� Its good when you only need routes as defined by Google Maps.

Another one I have used was www.mapmyride.com.� I paid for the low range offering to support, but it's pluses were when you need to change from roads or documented pathways to say through a fence gate or using a foot path, you are able to change the tool that documents that and then you can output as a GPX with no hand editing the file.� Used for a number of bike and marathons here and again with APRSIS32. (No affiliation just the one I came across that worked for what I needed)

Cheers and 73,
Stan, KC7EHJ

On 7/13/2020 6:17 PM, Fred Hillhouse wrote:

Greetings,

�

It has been a while since I tried converting a Google Maps travel solution to GPX. I just tried it and had success. It has never been simpler!

�

https://mapstogpx.com/

�

Give it a shot!

�

Best regards,

Fred N7FMH




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Google Maps to GPX

Fred Hillhouse
 

Greetings,

 

It has been a while since I tried converting a Google Maps travel solution to GPX. I just tried it and had success. It has never been simpler!

 

https://mapstogpx.com/

 

Give it a shot!

 

Best regards,

Fred N7FMH




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Re: Passcode request (posted to main group)

Rob Giuliano
 

He has been sending emails direct to me and I have tried to cross post, but his replies always come back to me alone.
It appears he has moved on to a different client.  He didn't say which.

I did ask him to check the folder that he ran APRSIS32.exe from, to see if there is an APRSIS32.xml file in it.
I am pretty sure I tried this from work (with restricted internet access allowing no maps), it created the xml, but left the screen blank (no map).

If there was na XML but no OSMTiles folder, I would guess #1.
No XML, and it was definitely run from within the zip.

I just don't know if he will take the time to look.

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



On Sunday, July 5, 2020, 8:33:25 PM EDT, Lynn Deffenbaugh <kj4erj@...> wrote:


You can download the .ZIP file to anywhere.  It is critically important, however, that you UNZIP the contents into a newly-created, empty, and not protected (like not under Program Files) directory.  Then make sure you execute APRSIS32.EXE from within that newly created directory.

By placing the .ZIP into the directory where you unzipped it, it is still possible that you double-clicked a folder view of the .ZIP and not the unzipped .EXE file.

The behavior you are describing may be Rob's first issue, but it certainly describes what you see when you double-click a .ZIP view.

Try going to the following URL and see if you get a map tile.


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

On 7/5/2020 6:43 PM, Rob Giuliano via groups.io wrote:
Cross posting to the APRSIS32 group.

That sounds like 2 possibilities:
1. having an issue connectin to the internet (port blockled) and you can't download maps
    I know I can't download maps when I am at work - it is blocked.
2. the folder access for either the APRSIS32.xml or maps

Is there an APRSIS32.XML file in the folder you tried installing it into?
You can attach that and maybe there will be a clue.

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO

PS: Please reply to all to post to the APRSIS32 groips.io board.


On Sunday, July 5, 2020, 5:28:45 PM EDT, David George <va3dpg@...> wrote:


Robert, thank you for emailing me back.

After downloading the zip file to the C drive into its own folder,(not under programs) I unzipped the file. It required me to insert my call sign and the pass code you gave me.

After entering this I was expecting the map to show up for me to enter my location, as shown by the video? All that would show up was a white box across my screen a half inch wide 6 inchess long with a small blue square flashing on and off.

I tried many times and gave up.

David va3dpg

On Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 4:44 PM Rob Giuliano <kb8rco@...> wrote:
I don't remember seeing another post, or I deleted the update and not the original.
Did you ever get this working?

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 9:14:12 PM EDT, David George <va3dpg@...> wrote:


When starting the exe file you are required to enter call sign and ssid, and enter. That’s is as far as I can get


On Jul 2, 2020, at 9:09 PM, Rob Giuliano <kb8rco@...> wrote:

I am not sure what you are referring to with"Filled the required fields on start up.  Aprsis32 no responding message?"
What are you expecting?

Are you getting stations in the scroll bar (left side) that are coming in from APRS-IS?

You can check your status by enabling logging
  >Menu >Enables >logging >Port(APRSIS)
This will allow you to see the interaction with the APRS-IS server.

If you disable APRS-IS and re-enable the port with logging, you can see if there are any errors

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 6:35:27 PM EDT, David George <va3dpg@...> wrote:


Thanks for the code. Filled the required fields on start up. Aprsis32 no responding message?


On Jul 2, 2020, at 5:40 PM, Rob Giuliano <kb8rco@...> wrote:

<passcode info removed>


On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 5:14:43 PM EDT, David George <va3dpg@...> wrote:


Please provide a passcode for David George call sign VA3DPG.

Thank you.


Re: Passcode request (posted to main group)

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

You can download the .ZIP file to anywhere.  It is critically important, however, that you UNZIP the contents into a newly-created, empty, and not protected (like not under Program Files) directory.  Then make sure you execute APRSIS32.EXE from within that newly created directory.

By placing the .ZIP into the directory where you unzipped it, it is still possible that you double-clicked a folder view of the .ZIP and not the unzipped .EXE file.

The behavior you are describing may be Rob's first issue, but it certainly describes what you see when you double-click a .ZIP view.

Try going to the following URL and see if you get a map tile.


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

On 7/5/2020 6:43 PM, Rob Giuliano via groups.io wrote:
Cross posting to the APRSIS32 group.

That sounds like 2 possibilities:
1. having an issue connectin to the internet (port blockled) and you can't download maps
    I know I can't download maps when I am at work - it is blocked.
2. the folder access for either the APRSIS32.xml or maps

Is there an APRSIS32.XML file in the folder you tried installing it into?
You can attach that and maybe there will be a clue.

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO

PS: Please reply to all to post to the APRSIS32 groips.io board.


On Sunday, July 5, 2020, 5:28:45 PM EDT, David George <va3dpg@...> wrote:


Robert, thank you for emailing me back.

After downloading the zip file to the C drive into its own folder,(not under programs) I unzipped the file. It required me to insert my call sign and the pass code you gave me.

After entering this I was expecting the map to show up for me to enter my location, as shown by the video? All that would show up was a white box across my screen a half inch wide 6 inchess long with a small blue square flashing on and off.

I tried many times and gave up.

David va3dpg

On Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 4:44 PM Rob Giuliano <kb8rco@...> wrote:
I don't remember seeing another post, or I deleted the update and not the original.
Did you ever get this working?

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 9:14:12 PM EDT, David George <va3dpg@...> wrote:


When starting the exe file you are required to enter call sign and ssid, and enter. That’s is as far as I can get


On Jul 2, 2020, at 9:09 PM, Rob Giuliano <kb8rco@...> wrote:

I am not sure what you are referring to with"Filled the required fields on start up.  Aprsis32 no responding message?"
What are you expecting?

Are you getting stations in the scroll bar (left side) that are coming in from APRS-IS?

You can check your status by enabling logging
  >Menu >Enables >logging >Port(APRSIS)
This will allow you to see the interaction with the APRS-IS server.

If you disable APRS-IS and re-enable the port with logging, you can see if there are any errors

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 6:35:27 PM EDT, David George <va3dpg@...> wrote:


Thanks for the code. Filled the required fields on start up. Aprsis32 no responding message?


On Jul 2, 2020, at 5:40 PM, Rob Giuliano <kb8rco@...> wrote:

<passcode info removed>


On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 5:14:43 PM EDT, David George <va3dpg@...> wrote:


Please provide a passcode for David George call sign VA3DPG.

Thank you.


Re: Passcode request (posted to main group)

Rob Giuliano
 

Cross posting to the APRSIS32 group.

That sounds like 2 possibilities:
1. having an issue connectin to the internet (port blockled) and you can't download maps
    I know I can't download maps when I am at work - it is blocked.
2. the folder access for either the APRSIS32.xml or maps

Is there an APRSIS32.XML file in the folder you tried installing it into?
You can attach that and maybe there will be a clue.

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO

PS: Please reply to all to post to the APRSIS32 groips.io board.


On Sunday, July 5, 2020, 5:28:45 PM EDT, David George <va3dpg@...> wrote:


Robert, thank you for emailing me back.

After downloading the zip file to the C drive into its own folder,(not under programs) I unzipped the file. It required me to insert my call sign and the pass code you gave me.

After entering this I was expecting the map to show up for me to enter my location, as shown by the video? All that would show up was a white box across my screen a half inch wide 6 inchess long with a small blue square flashing on and off.

I tried many times and gave up.

David va3dpg

On Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 4:44 PM Rob Giuliano <kb8rco@...> wrote:
I don't remember seeing another post, or I deleted the update and not the original.
Did you ever get this working?

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 9:14:12 PM EDT, David George <va3dpg@...> wrote:


When starting the exe file you are required to enter call sign and ssid, and enter. That’s is as far as I can get


On Jul 2, 2020, at 9:09 PM, Rob Giuliano <kb8rco@...> wrote:

I am not sure what you are referring to with"Filled the required fields on start up.  Aprsis32 no responding message?"
What are you expecting?

Are you getting stations in the scroll bar (left side) that are coming in from APRS-IS?

You can check your status by enabling logging
  >Menu >Enables >logging >Port(APRSIS)
This will allow you to see the interaction with the APRS-IS server.

If you disable APRS-IS and re-enable the port with logging, you can see if there are any errors

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 6:35:27 PM EDT, David George <va3dpg@...> wrote:


Thanks for the code. Filled the required fields on start up. Aprsis32 no responding message?


On Jul 2, 2020, at 5:40 PM, Rob Giuliano <kb8rco@...> wrote:

<passcode info removed>


On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 5:14:43 PM EDT, David George <va3dpg@...> wrote:


Please provide a passcode for David George call sign VA3DPG.

Thank you.


Re: Passcode request (posted to main group)

Rob Giuliano
 

I don't remember seeing another post, or I deleted the update and not the original.
Did you ever get this working?

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 9:14:12 PM EDT, David George <va3dpg@...> wrote:


When starting the exe file you are required to enter call sign and ssid, and enter. That’s is as far as I can get


On Jul 2, 2020, at 9:09 PM, Rob Giuliano <kb8rco@...> wrote:

I am not sure what you are referring to with"Filled the required fields on start up.  Aprsis32 no responding message?"
What are you expecting?

Are you getting stations in the scroll bar (left side) that are coming in from APRS-IS?

You can check your status by enabling logging
  >Menu >Enables >logging >Port(APRSIS)
This will allow you to see the interaction with the APRS-IS server.

If you disable APRS-IS and re-enable the port with logging, you can see if there are any errors

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 6:35:27 PM EDT, David George <va3dpg@...> wrote:


Thanks for the code. Filled the required fields on start up. Aprsis32 no responding message?


On Jul 2, 2020, at 5:40 PM, Rob Giuliano <kb8rco@...> wrote:

<passcode info removed>


On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 5:14:43 PM EDT, David George <va3dpg@...> wrote:


Please provide a passcode for David George call sign VA3DPG.

Thank you.


Re: KJ4ERJ-LS feed?

Glenn O'Connor
 

You are very welcome!


On Sat, Jul 4, 2020, 08:32 Lynn Deffenbaugh <kj4erj@...> wrote:

Wasn't supposed to be down, but it apparently wasn't polling blitzortung.  Restarted and you should be seeing the feed again.

Thanks for noticing and even more thanks for letting me know!  I've got so many things running that I sometimes neglect to check their status.

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

On 7/4/2020 8:19 AM, Glenn O'Connor wrote:
Has the "experimental" lightning feed been suspended?

Glenn-KF0ED


Re: KJ4ERJ-LS feed?

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Wasn't supposed to be down, but it apparently wasn't polling blitzortung.  Restarted and you should be seeing the feed again.

Thanks for noticing and even more thanks for letting me know!  I've got so many things running that I sometimes neglect to check their status.

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

On 7/4/2020 8:19 AM, Glenn O'Connor wrote:
Has the "experimental" lightning feed been suspended?

Glenn-KF0ED


KJ4ERJ-LS feed?

Glenn O'Connor
 

Has the "experimental" lightning feed been suspended?

Glenn-KF0ED


Re: Passcode request

Rob Giuliano
 

Are you running the application in a protected area?
Protected areas such as:
1. Inside the ziup file -> you must extract the EXE file into a local unpretotected folder
2. Extracted into "Program Files" or some other Microsoft restricted folder
3. Folder is protect by virus protection
    Many folders are now (by default) read only) and you need to provide permissions to allow access to these folder.

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 7:02:46 PM EDT, David George <va3dpg@...> wrote:


Rob, I have followed the setup page to no end but still cannot get the map to appear to complete the setup. A small blue square is flashing on the screen to no end. Any suggestion?

David


On Jul 2, 2020, at 5:40 PM, Rob Giuliano <kb8rco@...> wrote:

Passcode for VA3DPG is 18080

This passcode will work for any -SSID (http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/doc:ssids) you choose to use.
Because it is actually the APRS-IS network passcode, it should also work with other APRS-IS client software.

73 de
Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 5:14:43 PM EDT, David George <va3dpg@...> wrote:


Please provide a passcode for David George call sign VA3DPG.

Thank you.


Re: Passcode request (posted to main group)

Rob Giuliano
 

I am not sure what you are referring to with"Filled the required fields on start up.  Aprsis32 no responding message?"
What are you expecting?

Are you getting stations in the scroll bar (left side) that are coming in from APRS-IS?

You can check your status by enabling logging
  >Menu >Enables >logging >Port(APRSIS)
This will allow you to see the interaction with the APRS-IS server.

If you disable APRS-IS and re-enable the port with logging, you can see if there are any errors

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 6:35:27 PM EDT, David George <va3dpg@...> wrote:


Thanks for the code. Filled the required fields on start up. Aprsis32 no responding message?


On Jul 2, 2020, at 5:40 PM, Rob Giuliano <kb8rco@...> wrote:

<passcode info removed>


On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 5:14:43 PM EDT, David George <va3dpg@...> wrote:


Please provide a passcode for David George call sign VA3DPG.

Thank you.


Re: Direct RF Messaging

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

There are lots of things going on here that need more information.  See interspersed below.

On 6/27/2020 1:37 PM, Charles Jessee wrote:
I've turned off the Beacon on the APRS-IS Port and also set my 710-APRS Port to No Gate ME.

That's a good start.  And to be clear, you're using a KWD710(APRS) port to talk to your D710, right?  If so, that introduces yet another layer of confusion.

I sent a message directly from my radio

So, you didn't use APRSIS32, but the front panel of your D710 to send the message.  What is the configured callsign-SSID of the radio and the same question for your APRSIS32 instance?

and saw that appear on the target AB1II-7 when I clicked it's icon on the APRSIS32 map.

I have no idea what "saw that appear...it's icon" means.  Messages don't show up on icons nor any popups that I can recall.  Can you describe what you saw and where/when you saw it?

My sent message was red and remained red.

Where was your sent message red?  I didn't think the D710 had a color display?  Or did you actually send the message from APRSIS32?  And if the latter, what were the checkboxes in the message dialog when you sent the message?


I see the below on APRS.FI Messaging. It looks like it sent 5 times?

APRS.fi's messaging display isn't the best place to look as it doesn't show acks.  It's convenient in that it shows messages both to and from a station, but for what you're trying to debug, you need to see the acks.

Also, APRS.fi is only fed by the APRS-IS and that has very little to do with what your station(s) were copying on RF.  Anything captured on the APRS-IS is at the mercy of IGates and duplicate suppression.  If you want to debug "Direct RF Messaging", then you need to do it with RF logs, not the APRS-IS nor APRS.fi.

Do you have Enables / Logging / File Enabled checked?  This allows all trace log content to be recorded into your APRSIS32*.log files.

Do you have the Port<YourPortName> trace log enabled?  This would capture lots of traffic between APRSIS32 and your radio or TNC.

Do you have Enables / Ports / Log All checked?  This will cause all RF-received packets to be logged to a *.PKT file.  Very useful for analyzing what your station is hearing via RF.

Do you have the Transmit trace log enabled?  This will allow you to see what your station is transmitting and over which ports.

I saw no reply on APRSIS32 but see the below on APRS-FI.

What "reply" are you expecting?  Do you mean the ack?  Or a separate message from the other station?


Can I send direct RF on APRSIS32 as I am now configured (above)?

Again, you said you sent the message "directly from my radio", so I'm confused (again).  The only thing it takes to send on RF Only is selecting the appropriate option in the APRSIS32 messaging dialog.


Thanks for helping me understand!

But wait, there's more!  First, you should use a unique callsign-SSID for every active station.  According to aprs.fi's raw packets (https://aprs.fi/?c=raw&call=N4SRN), you are using your base callsign for both APRSIS32 and a CWOP weather station.  One of these should have an -SSID to keep them straight.

You never mentioned if the other station in your test is actually reachable in your local RF environment.  Or are you trying to go RF through a local IGate or digipeater to reach the other station?  And can you copy it direct via RF?  RF paths are not necessarily bi-directional.

Here's your raw packets from aprs.fi that match the messages you posted:

2020-06-27 11:04:25 CDT: N4SRN>APK102,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,KB1GKN-10::AB1II-7  :TES RF RX{5
2020-06-27 11:05:26 CDT: N4SRN>APK102,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,N3LLO-3::AB1II-7  :TES RF RX{5
2020-06-27 11:06:26 CDT: N4SRN>APK102,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,KB1GKN-10::AB1II-7  :TES RF RX{5
2020-06-27 11:07:27 CDT: N4SRN>APK102,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,KB1GKN-10::AB1II-7  :TES RF RX{5
2020-06-27 11:08:27 CDT: N4SRN>APK102,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,N3LLO-3::AB1II-7  :TES RF RX{5

Given the >APK102, it does appear that you sent these from the radio itself, but assuming a KWD710(APRS) type port, this could be suspect.  Apparently 3 of these messages got through, or at least 3 acks came back according to AB1II-7's raw packets:

2020-06-27 11:05:36 CDT: AB1II-7>APY02D,W1MHL*,WIDE2-1,qAR,N1UEC-6::N4SRN    :ack5
2020-06-27 11:06:35 CDT: AB1II-7>APY02D,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,W1XM::N4SRN    :ack5
2020-06-27 11:08:36 CDT: AB1II-7>APY02D,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,N3LLO-3::N4SRN    :ack5

So, the question is why the ack's didn't get back to the radio, right?

And now, on the other 'way round.  Here's messages from AB1II-7 to N4SRN:

2020-06-27 11:19:46 CDT: AB1II-7>APY02D,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,N3LLO-3::N4SRN    :R 73  TES RF RX{34
2020-06-27 11:20:51 CDT: AB1II-7>APY02D,W1MHL*,WIDE2-1,qAR,NS1RA-2::N4SRN    :R 73  TES RF RX{34
2020-06-27 11:21:55 CDT: AB1II-7>APY02D,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,N3LLO-3::N4SRN    :R 73  TES RF RX{34
2020-06-27 11:22:59 CDT: AB1II-7>APY02D,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,N3LLO-3::N4SRN    :R 73  TES RF RX{34
2020-06-27 11:24:05 CDT: AB1II-7>APY02D,WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,qAR,W1XM::N4SRN    :R 73  TES RF RX{34

Apparently, all 5 of these retransmissions got through because acks were logged coming from N4SRN.

2020-06-27 11:19:46 CDT: N4SRN>APWW11,TCPIP*,qAC,T2LONDON::AB1II-7  :ack34
2020-06-27 11:20:51 CDT: N4SRN>APWW11,TCPIP*,qAC,T2LONDON::AB1II-7  :ack34
2020-06-27 11:21:55 CDT: N4SRN>APWW11,TCPIP*,qAC,T2LONDON::AB1II-7  :ack34
2020-06-27 11:22:59 CDT: N4SRN>APWW11,TCPIP*,qAC,T2LONDON::AB1II-7  :ack34
2020-06-27 11:24:05 CDT: N4SRN>APWW11,TCPIP*,qAC,T2LONDON::AB1II-7  :ack34

So, based on the acks, each station apparently DID copy the original messages, but based on the retries, the acks were not copied by the originating station.  In the second exchange, this may or may not be surprising, because the logged packets were sent via the APRS-IS.  But then again, you haven't mentioned turning off Messages on the APRS-IS port, so acks were likely sent out on all ports, RF and the -IS, but the -IS would only show the first copy of said ack.

So, there's the situation with questions for additional clarification.  Hopefully there's some RF logs from one or both sides to help reconstruct what really happened.

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

PS.  Apparently AB1II-7 with a ToCall of APY02D is a Yaesu FT2D radio so there aren't likely logs available from it...


Bret/N4SRN

2020-06-27 12:04:25 EDT: N4SRN>AB1II-7: TES RF RX
2020-06-27 12:05:26 EDT: N4SRN>AB1II-7: TES RF RX
2020-06-27 12:06:26 EDT: N4SRN>AB1II-7: TES RF RX
2020-06-27 12:07:27 EDT: N4SRN>AB1II-7: TES RF RX
2020-06-27 12:08:27 EDT: N4SRN>AB1II-7: TES RF RX
2020-06-27 12:19:46 EDT: AB1II-7>N4SRN: R 73 TES RF RX
2020-06-27 12:20:51 EDT: AB1II-7>N4SRN: R 73 TES RF RX
2020-06-27 12:21:55 EDT: AB1II-7>N4SRN: R 73 TES RF RX
2020-06-27 12:22:59 EDT: AB1II-7>N4SRN: R 73 TES RF RX
2020-06-27 12:24:05 EDT: AB1II-7>N4SRN: R 73 TES RF RX