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Re: Technical Assist with APRSIS32 Setup - Msg 4

Don Woodward
 

Dave:

150' may be too far for some range extenders, but they do make WiFi Bridges that go further - this is what I pan to use on my property to connect a remote building where I'll have a repeater up on a hill on my property.


Amazon.com: Ubiquiti PowerBeam M5 PBE-M5-300 2PACK PRE-CONFIGURED 5GHz 22dBi 400mW Bridge: Computers & Accessories
www.amazon.com
73's

Don W.
KD4APP


From: APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io> on behalf of Dave / KL7BX via Groups.Io <bearskinrugmaker@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:35 AM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io>
Cc: David Luchak G-Mail <bearskinrugmaker@...>
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Technical Assist with APRSIS32 Setup - Msg 4
 

Don,

 

Firstly: That sounds like it just might be worth investigating !   I've been trying to figure OUT a way to get internet connectivity in MY detached shop bldg (completely metallic building located about 150 feet from my house) as well!!! 

 

Your idea just might be THE solution to BOTH my problems/concerns!  THANKS!!  

 

 

Secondly:  I managed to get the APRSIS32 software running properly again (HOORAAAYYYYYY!!), as of Monday 3-30-2020 @ 9 PM CDT, by changing the APRS I-Gate WIN XP PC's IP Address assignment to DHCP/dynamic, and hard-setting the desired IP Address within the AT&T DSL Router FOR the WIN XP PC, as a "Fixed-Private" permanent IP Address.  The I-Gate seems to be running just fine now, but I'll have to wait and see whether it STAYS that way for the next couple of days or not.

 

Thanks for all the suggestions, folks!   I sincerely appreciate it!

 

 

Dave in Texas     :-)

KL7BX

 

Tuesday / 3-31-2020 / 8:30 AM CDT

 

********** ************* ************

 

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io On Behalf Of Don Woodward
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:02 AM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Technical Assist with APRSIS32 Setup - Msg 3

 

Dave:

 

You could get a WiFi Range extender which has a Ethernet jack - I use one of these in my shed and connect the Ethernet on the range extender to a Ethernet switch to feed several wired devices.  You can connect that Ethernet port to your XP PC and avoid using WiFi on it.

 

73;s

 

Don W.

KD4APP

 


From: APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io> on behalf of Dave / KL7BX via Groups.Io <bearskinrugmaker@...>
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2020 10:30 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Technical Assist with APRSIS32 Setup - Msg 3

 

Noel,

 

     I JUST changed the dedicated WIN XP desktop PC back to DHCP IP Address assignment, and once a new IP Address was assigned, lo & behold, the APRSIS32 software acknowledged the connection and changed the message across the screen header from "APRS-IS Delayed" to "APRS-IS OK"....... for about 90 SECONDS, at which point the Wi-Fi connection started toggling between connected and disconnected for about 2 full minutes.

 

   After the 2 minute "toggling" episode, the Wi-Fi connection finally stabilized, and for the past 5 minutes, the APRSIS32 software has been operating PROPERLY.  Now I'll have to wait and see how long it lasts THIS time.

 

The WIN XP Network Connections screen says the Wi-Fi connection Signal Strength is "Excellent", with 5 out of 5 signal strength bars solid!

 

 

   Thanks for any advice.  I'm all ears for any outside help at the moment.

 

 

Monday / 3-30-2020 / 9:30 PM CDT

 

 

Dave in Texas

KL7BX

 

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io On Behalf Of Noel Shrum
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2020 4:04 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Need Technical Assistance with APRSIS32 Setup for I-Gate Operations - (2nd Try)

 

I would almost guarantee that the problem is with the wifi hardware in the old computer.

 

Have you tried a wired Ethernet connection? 

 

 

On Mon, Mar 30, 2020, 3:03 PM Dave / KL7BX <bearskinrugmaker@...> wrote:

To ANYONE out there who may be able to help........  This is a rather long-winded request for some DEEP technical assistance with APRSIS32 software setups, so be ready for a long sit-down session, just to read thru it all.  (Sorry for the first attempt with old text included from an earlier io.group message)

 

Approximately 2-3 months ago, I activated a new APRS 2-Way (RF-IS-RF) I-Gate Station (KL7BX-10) on the air, with the help of a couple folks in this group, and some from the Tiny Trak4.io group, as well. THANK YOU ALL for that!!

 

I am a total NEWBIE at using APRSIS32 software, and have been TRYING to learn by reading thru the APRSIS32 Manual, but most of the info in the manual is going over my head, as far as HOW/WHAT needs to be properly setup the APRSIS32 software to do what I THINK I want/need it to do for my I-Gate operation.  I am a licensed Motorola RADIO repair technician by trade, but only have just enough technical knowledge on computers/APRS software to be known as "Dangerous".

 

My situation is probably going to be best handled via direct phone call contact, as I have been battling with the exact same, specific problem, running APRSIS32 for my I-Gate system operation, ever since I initially put my I-Gate system on the air.  I HAD been able to get it back up & running on my own during previous failures, but that was until tonight (Sunday / 3-29-2020).

 

If you feel willing and able to help, please contact me directly via e-mail at the address provided on the QRZ.com website for my Callsign, and I will send you my contact phone number by return e-mail, privately.  OR if you wish, send me YOUR phone number, and I will call YOU, directly. Either method works, for me.

 

Going back & forth via the group will probably take forever, due to my lack of in-depth computer/software knowledge/capabilities.

 

 

Dave / KL7BX

MSgt, US Air Force, Retired

 

 

Problem : Approximately every 36-48 hours of continuous operation on the WIN XP PC, the Wi-Fi adapter connection would be LOST, and it would refuse to re-connect to my in-home ATT DSL Router. NORMALLY I could get it to reconnect after either unplugging/re-plugging the USB adapter, and/or rebooting the PC and restarting APRSIS32 application.  Once wi-fi connection was re-established, everything operated just FINE for I-Gate operations again.  Not anymore.

 

 

My I-Gate Station/System physical setup Background info:

 

Am using COM1 RS232 db9 port of WIN XP PC to Tiny-Trak 4 2-way tracker unit/TNC in KISS mode. TT4 is connected to mono-band 2 Mtr mobile radio used as a base station with 70' HAAT omni antenna. No RADIO or TNC operation issues need troubleshooting. Only the PC / software portion is having issues.

 

Am running APRSIS32 Development version Client (by KJ4ERJ Built JAN 21, 2019), on an old donated Windows XP desktop (HP-Compaq) PC .... (Probably my whole problem??? JUNK/P.O.S. computer?)

 

I HAVE been running the I-Gate system 95% successfully for a couple months now, with only the afore-mentioned Wi-Fi connection failure, reboot/re-connection issues.  My System has now, after another wi-fi connection loss and re-establishment cycle, FAILED to restore normal I-Gate operation, and has reverted back to Digipeater ONLY operation now.   The APRSIS32 screen display now constantly alternates between "TT4A OK", & "APRS-IS Delay" at the top of the video monitor screen image. I CAN get it to Transmit manually, over the RF side, to a distant neighboring I-Gate Station, or digipeater path, by clicking on the Transmit function button in the APRSIS32 software. My station also DOES RECEIVE APRS stations over the air, just fine, according to the software screen displayed callsign lists.

 

ALL issues seem to be with the computer failing to maintain a continuous Wi-Fi connection to my in-home AT&T DSL Router Wi-Fi connection, for more than 48 hours.  All OTHER Wi-Fi devices in the household (approx. 6 other items) are working just FINE, with ZERO connectivity or failure issues.

 

I'm using a USB plugin Linksys WUSB6300N Adapter for Wi-Fi connection between the WIN XP PC and the AT&T DSL Router. (Had previously been using Belkin Wi-Fi Adapters, with exactly the same issue. No improvement or change in symptoms when recently changing from Belkin USB adapter to Linksys USB WI-Fi adapters.)

 

I have already consulted with a local computer guru, & changed the WIN XP PC from dynamic/DHCP, to Static/Assigned IP Address. The thought was that the DSL Router was occasionally re-assigning dynamic IP Addresses to various items in our home, and may have run out of available addresses, or had developed duplicate address conflicts. 

The change from Dynamic/DHCP mode to Static IP operations mode lasted exactly 36 hours before the final failure tonight.  (I've also already confirmed, in the AT&T DSL Router IP Assignments Table, that the IP Addresses listed in the Router DO match the Static IP Address in the WIN XP PC.  No IP Address duplication or mis-match between the two devices.)  I DO have access to the AT&T Router's internal Web Server data, with read/write privileges.

 

I have already gone thru numerous attempts to restore the I-Gate System operations by rebooting the PC, and looking in the APRSIS32 settings & restarting the application,  to see if something got corrupted/changed, but I don't have enough familiarity with all the different APRSIS32 software settings to know what's right or wrong.

 

My I-Gate system is now stuck in Digipeater ONLY mode. (I have confirmed this by verification of my station Beacon & Status/Comment data appearance times,  with the respective RF Path used, on the APRS.FI website "Raw Data" search for my I-Gate station Callsign.)

 

 

I'm pulling out what little hair I have left.   Please HELP!!!!

 

ANY help is appreciated!  THANK YOU!  Any takers?????

 

 

Dave / KL7BX

MSgt, USAF, Retired

 

Monday / 3-30-2020 / 1:00 AM CDT

 

************** ************** ************* ***********

 

 

 

Re: Technical Assist with APRSIS32 Setup - Msg 4

Dave / KL7BX
 

Don,

 

Firstly: That sounds like it just might be worth investigating !   I've been trying to figure OUT a way to get internet connectivity in MY detached shop bldg (completely metallic building located about 150 feet from my house) as well!!! 

 

Your idea just might be THE solution to BOTH my problems/concerns!  THANKS!!  

 

 

Secondly:  I managed to get the APRSIS32 software running properly again (HOORAAAYYYYYY!!), as of Monday 3-30-2020 @ 9 PM CDT, by changing the APRS I-Gate WIN XP PC's IP Address assignment to DHCP/dynamic, and hard-setting the desired IP Address within the AT&T DSL Router FOR the WIN XP PC, as a "Fixed-Private" permanent IP Address.  The I-Gate seems to be running just fine now, but I'll have to wait and see whether it STAYS that way for the next couple of days or not.

 

Thanks for all the suggestions, folks!   I sincerely appreciate it!

 

 

Dave in Texas     :-)

KL7BX

 

Tuesday / 3-31-2020 / 8:30 AM CDT

 

********** ************* ************

 

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io On Behalf Of Don Woodward
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:02 AM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Technical Assist with APRSIS32 Setup - Msg 3

 

Dave:

 

You could get a WiFi Range extender which has a Ethernet jack - I use one of these in my shed and connect the Ethernet on the range extender to a Ethernet switch to feed several wired devices.  You can connect that Ethernet port to your XP PC and avoid using WiFi on it.

 

73;s

 

Don W.

KD4APP

 


From: APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io> on behalf of Dave / KL7BX via Groups.Io <bearskinrugmaker@...>
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2020 10:30 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Technical Assist with APRSIS32 Setup - Msg 3

 

Noel,

 

     I JUST changed the dedicated WIN XP desktop PC back to DHCP IP Address assignment, and once a new IP Address was assigned, lo & behold, the APRSIS32 software acknowledged the connection and changed the message across the screen header from "APRS-IS Delayed" to "APRS-IS OK"....... for about 90 SECONDS, at which point the Wi-Fi connection started toggling between connected and disconnected for about 2 full minutes.

 

   After the 2 minute "toggling" episode, the Wi-Fi connection finally stabilized, and for the past 5 minutes, the APRSIS32 software has been operating PROPERLY.  Now I'll have to wait and see how long it lasts THIS time.

 

The WIN XP Network Connections screen says the Wi-Fi connection Signal Strength is "Excellent", with 5 out of 5 signal strength bars solid!

 

 

   Thanks for any advice.  I'm all ears for any outside help at the moment.

 

 

Monday / 3-30-2020 / 9:30 PM CDT

 

 

Dave in Texas

KL7BX

 

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io On Behalf Of Noel Shrum
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2020 4:04 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Need Technical Assistance with APRSIS32 Setup for I-Gate Operations - (2nd Try)

 

I would almost guarantee that the problem is with the wifi hardware in the old computer.

 

Have you tried a wired Ethernet connection? 

 

 

On Mon, Mar 30, 2020, 3:03 PM Dave / KL7BX <bearskinrugmaker@...> wrote:

To ANYONE out there who may be able to help........  This is a rather long-winded request for some DEEP technical assistance with APRSIS32 software setups, so be ready for a long sit-down session, just to read thru it all.  (Sorry for the first attempt with old text included from an earlier io.group message)

 

Approximately 2-3 months ago, I activated a new APRS 2-Way (RF-IS-RF) I-Gate Station (KL7BX-10) on the air, with the help of a couple folks in this group, and some from the Tiny Trak4.io group, as well. THANK YOU ALL for that!!

 

I am a total NEWBIE at using APRSIS32 software, and have been TRYING to learn by reading thru the APRSIS32 Manual, but most of the info in the manual is going over my head, as far as HOW/WHAT needs to be properly setup the APRSIS32 software to do what I THINK I want/need it to do for my I-Gate operation.  I am a licensed Motorola RADIO repair technician by trade, but only have just enough technical knowledge on computers/APRS software to be known as "Dangerous".

 

My situation is probably going to be best handled via direct phone call contact, as I have been battling with the exact same, specific problem, running APRSIS32 for my I-Gate system operation, ever since I initially put my I-Gate system on the air.  I HAD been able to get it back up & running on my own during previous failures, but that was until tonight (Sunday / 3-29-2020).

 

If you feel willing and able to help, please contact me directly via e-mail at the address provided on the QRZ.com website for my Callsign, and I will send you my contact phone number by return e-mail, privately.  OR if you wish, send me YOUR phone number, and I will call YOU, directly. Either method works, for me.

 

Going back & forth via the group will probably take forever, due to my lack of in-depth computer/software knowledge/capabilities.

 

 

Dave / KL7BX

MSgt, US Air Force, Retired

 

 

Problem : Approximately every 36-48 hours of continuous operation on the WIN XP PC, the Wi-Fi adapter connection would be LOST, and it would refuse to re-connect to my in-home ATT DSL Router. NORMALLY I could get it to reconnect after either unplugging/re-plugging the USB adapter, and/or rebooting the PC and restarting APRSIS32 application.  Once wi-fi connection was re-established, everything operated just FINE for I-Gate operations again.  Not anymore.

 

 

My I-Gate Station/System physical setup Background info:

 

Am using COM1 RS232 db9 port of WIN XP PC to Tiny-Trak 4 2-way tracker unit/TNC in KISS mode. TT4 is connected to mono-band 2 Mtr mobile radio used as a base station with 70' HAAT omni antenna. No RADIO or TNC operation issues need troubleshooting. Only the PC / software portion is having issues.

 

Am running APRSIS32 Development version Client (by KJ4ERJ Built JAN 21, 2019), on an old donated Windows XP desktop (HP-Compaq) PC .... (Probably my whole problem??? JUNK/P.O.S. computer?)

 

I HAVE been running the I-Gate system 95% successfully for a couple months now, with only the afore-mentioned Wi-Fi connection failure, reboot/re-connection issues.  My System has now, after another wi-fi connection loss and re-establishment cycle, FAILED to restore normal I-Gate operation, and has reverted back to Digipeater ONLY operation now.   The APRSIS32 screen display now constantly alternates between "TT4A OK", & "APRS-IS Delay" at the top of the video monitor screen image. I CAN get it to Transmit manually, over the RF side, to a distant neighboring I-Gate Station, or digipeater path, by clicking on the Transmit function button in the APRSIS32 software. My station also DOES RECEIVE APRS stations over the air, just fine, according to the software screen displayed callsign lists.

 

ALL issues seem to be with the computer failing to maintain a continuous Wi-Fi connection to my in-home AT&T DSL Router Wi-Fi connection, for more than 48 hours.  All OTHER Wi-Fi devices in the household (approx. 6 other items) are working just FINE, with ZERO connectivity or failure issues.

 

I'm using a USB plugin Linksys WUSB6300N Adapter for Wi-Fi connection between the WIN XP PC and the AT&T DSL Router. (Had previously been using Belkin Wi-Fi Adapters, with exactly the same issue. No improvement or change in symptoms when recently changing from Belkin USB adapter to Linksys USB WI-Fi adapters.)

 

I have already consulted with a local computer guru, & changed the WIN XP PC from dynamic/DHCP, to Static/Assigned IP Address. The thought was that the DSL Router was occasionally re-assigning dynamic IP Addresses to various items in our home, and may have run out of available addresses, or had developed duplicate address conflicts. 

The change from Dynamic/DHCP mode to Static IP operations mode lasted exactly 36 hours before the final failure tonight.  (I've also already confirmed, in the AT&T DSL Router IP Assignments Table, that the IP Addresses listed in the Router DO match the Static IP Address in the WIN XP PC.  No IP Address duplication or mis-match between the two devices.)  I DO have access to the AT&T Router's internal Web Server data, with read/write privileges.

 

I have already gone thru numerous attempts to restore the I-Gate System operations by rebooting the PC, and looking in the APRSIS32 settings & restarting the application,  to see if something got corrupted/changed, but I don't have enough familiarity with all the different APRSIS32 software settings to know what's right or wrong.

 

My I-Gate system is now stuck in Digipeater ONLY mode. (I have confirmed this by verification of my station Beacon & Status/Comment data appearance times,  with the respective RF Path used, on the APRS.FI website "Raw Data" search for my I-Gate station Callsign.)

 

 

I'm pulling out what little hair I have left.   Please HELP!!!!

 

ANY help is appreciated!  THANK YOU!  Any takers?????

 

 

Dave / KL7BX

MSgt, USAF, Retired

 

Monday / 3-30-2020 / 1:00 AM CDT

 

************** ************** ************* ***********

 

 

 

Re: Technical Assist with APRSIS32 Setup - Msg 3

Don Woodward
 

Dave:

You could get a WiFi Range extender which has a Ethernet jack - I use one of these in my shed and connect the Ethernet on the range extender to a Ethernet switch to feed several wired devices.  You can connect that Ethernet port to your XP PC and avoid using WiFi on it.

73;s

Don W.
KD4APP


From: APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io> on behalf of Dave / KL7BX via Groups.Io <bearskinrugmaker@...>
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2020 10:30 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Technical Assist with APRSIS32 Setup - Msg 3
 

Noel,

 

     I JUST changed the dedicated WIN XP desktop PC back to DHCP IP Address assignment, and once a new IP Address was assigned, lo & behold, the APRSIS32 software acknowledged the connection and changed the message across the screen header from "APRS-IS Delayed" to "APRS-IS OK"....... for about 90 SECONDS, at which point the Wi-Fi connection started toggling between connected and disconnected for about 2 full minutes.

 

   After the 2 minute "toggling" episode, the Wi-Fi connection finally stabilized, and for the past 5 minutes, the APRSIS32 software has been operating PROPERLY.  Now I'll have to wait and see how long it lasts THIS time.

 

The WIN XP Network Connections screen says the Wi-Fi connection Signal Strength is "Excellent", with 5 out of 5 signal strength bars solid!

 

 

   Thanks for any advice.  I'm all ears for any outside help at the moment.

 

 

Monday / 3-30-2020 / 9:30 PM CDT

 

 

Dave in Texas

KL7BX

 

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io On Behalf Of Noel Shrum
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2020 4:04 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Need Technical Assistance with APRSIS32 Setup for I-Gate Operations - (2nd Try)

 

I would almost guarantee that the problem is with the wifi hardware in the old computer.

 

Have you tried a wired Ethernet connection? 

 

 

On Mon, Mar 30, 2020, 3:03 PM Dave / KL7BX <bearskinrugmaker@...> wrote:

To ANYONE out there who may be able to help........  This is a rather long-winded request for some DEEP technical assistance with APRSIS32 software setups, so be ready for a long sit-down session, just to read thru it all.  (Sorry for the first attempt with old text included from an earlier io.group message)

 

Approximately 2-3 months ago, I activated a new APRS 2-Way (RF-IS-RF) I-Gate Station (KL7BX-10) on the air, with the help of a couple folks in this group, and some from the Tiny Trak4.io group, as well. THANK YOU ALL for that!!

 

I am a total NEWBIE at using APRSIS32 software, and have been TRYING to learn by reading thru the APRSIS32 Manual, but most of the info in the manual is going over my head, as far as HOW/WHAT needs to be properly setup the APRSIS32 software to do what I THINK I want/need it to do for my I-Gate operation.  I am a licensed Motorola RADIO repair technician by trade, but only have just enough technical knowledge on computers/APRS software to be known as "Dangerous".

 

My situation is probably going to be best handled via direct phone call contact, as I have been battling with the exact same, specific problem, running APRSIS32 for my I-Gate system operation, ever since I initially put my I-Gate system on the air.  I HAD been able to get it back up & running on my own during previous failures, but that was until tonight (Sunday / 3-29-2020).

 

If you feel willing and able to help, please contact me directly via e-mail at the address provided on the QRZ.com website for my Callsign, and I will send you my contact phone number by return e-mail, privately.  OR if you wish, send me YOUR phone number, and I will call YOU, directly. Either method works, for me.

 

Going back & forth via the group will probably take forever, due to my lack of in-depth computer/software knowledge/capabilities.

 

 

Dave / KL7BX

MSgt, US Air Force, Retired

 

 

Problem : Approximately every 36-48 hours of continuous operation on the WIN XP PC, the Wi-Fi adapter connection would be LOST, and it would refuse to re-connect to my in-home ATT DSL Router. NORMALLY I could get it to reconnect after either unplugging/re-plugging the USB adapter, and/or rebooting the PC and restarting APRSIS32 application.  Once wi-fi connection was re-established, everything operated just FINE for I-Gate operations again.  Not anymore.

 

 

My I-Gate Station/System physical setup Background info:

 

Am using COM1 RS232 db9 port of WIN XP PC to Tiny-Trak 4 2-way tracker unit/TNC in KISS mode. TT4 is connected to mono-band 2 Mtr mobile radio used as a base station with 70' HAAT omni antenna. No RADIO or TNC operation issues need troubleshooting. Only the PC / software portion is having issues.

 

Am running APRSIS32 Development version Client (by KJ4ERJ Built JAN 21, 2019), on an old donated Windows XP desktop (HP-Compaq) PC .... (Probably my whole problem??? JUNK/P.O.S. computer?)

 

I HAVE been running the I-Gate system 95% successfully for a couple months now, with only the afore-mentioned Wi-Fi connection failure, reboot/re-connection issues.  My System has now, after another wi-fi connection loss and re-establishment cycle, FAILED to restore normal I-Gate operation, and has reverted back to Digipeater ONLY operation now.   The APRSIS32 screen display now constantly alternates between "TT4A OK", & "APRS-IS Delay" at the top of the video monitor screen image. I CAN get it to Transmit manually, over the RF side, to a distant neighboring I-Gate Station, or digipeater path, by clicking on the Transmit function button in the APRSIS32 software. My station also DOES RECEIVE APRS stations over the air, just fine, according to the software screen displayed callsign lists.

 

ALL issues seem to be with the computer failing to maintain a continuous Wi-Fi connection to my in-home AT&T DSL Router Wi-Fi connection, for more than 48 hours.  All OTHER Wi-Fi devices in the household (approx. 6 other items) are working just FINE, with ZERO connectivity or failure issues.

 

I'm using a USB plugin Linksys WUSB6300N Adapter for Wi-Fi connection between the WIN XP PC and the AT&T DSL Router. (Had previously been using Belkin Wi-Fi Adapters, with exactly the same issue. No improvement or change in symptoms when recently changing from Belkin USB adapter to Linksys USB WI-Fi adapters.)

 

I have already consulted with a local computer guru, & changed the WIN XP PC from dynamic/DHCP, to Static/Assigned IP Address. The thought was that the DSL Router was occasionally re-assigning dynamic IP Addresses to various items in our home, and may have run out of available addresses, or had developed duplicate address conflicts. 

The change from Dynamic/DHCP mode to Static IP operations mode lasted exactly 36 hours before the final failure tonight.  (I've also already confirmed, in the AT&T DSL Router IP Assignments Table, that the IP Addresses listed in the Router DO match the Static IP Address in the WIN XP PC.  No IP Address duplication or mis-match between the two devices.)  I DO have access to the AT&T Router's internal Web Server data, with read/write privileges.

 

I have already gone thru numerous attempts to restore the I-Gate System operations by rebooting the PC, and looking in the APRSIS32 settings & restarting the application,  to see if something got corrupted/changed, but I don't have enough familiarity with all the different APRSIS32 software settings to know what's right or wrong.

 

My I-Gate system is now stuck in Digipeater ONLY mode. (I have confirmed this by verification of my station Beacon & Status/Comment data appearance times,  with the respective RF Path used, on the APRS.FI website "Raw Data" search for my I-Gate station Callsign.)

 

 

I'm pulling out what little hair I have left.   Please HELP!!!!

 

ANY help is appreciated!  THANK YOU!  Any takers?????

 

 

Dave / KL7BX

MSgt, USAF, Retired

 

Monday / 3-30-2020 / 1:00 AM CDT

 

************** ************** ************* ***********

 

 

 

Re: Technical Assist with APRSIS32 Setup - Msg 3

Dave / KL7BX
 

Noel,

 

     I JUST changed the dedicated WIN XP desktop PC back to DHCP IP Address assignment, and once a new IP Address was assigned, lo & behold, the APRSIS32 software acknowledged the connection and changed the message across the screen header from "APRS-IS Delayed" to "APRS-IS OK"....... for about 90 SECONDS, at which point the Wi-Fi connection started toggling between connected and disconnected for about 2 full minutes.

 

   After the 2 minute "toggling" episode, the Wi-Fi connection finally stabilized, and for the past 5 minutes, the APRSIS32 software has been operating PROPERLY.  Now I'll have to wait and see how long it lasts THIS time.

 

The WIN XP Network Connections screen says the Wi-Fi connection Signal Strength is "Excellent", with 5 out of 5 signal strength bars solid!

 

 

   Thanks for any advice.  I'm all ears for any outside help at the moment.

 

 

Monday / 3-30-2020 / 9:30 PM CDT

 

 

Dave in Texas

KL7BX

 

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io On Behalf Of Noel Shrum
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2020 4:04 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Need Technical Assistance with APRSIS32 Setup for I-Gate Operations - (2nd Try)

 

I would almost guarantee that the problem is with the wifi hardware in the old computer.

 

Have you tried a wired Ethernet connection? 

 

 

On Mon, Mar 30, 2020, 3:03 PM Dave / KL7BX <bearskinrugmaker@...> wrote:

To ANYONE out there who may be able to help........  This is a rather long-winded request for some DEEP technical assistance with APRSIS32 software setups, so be ready for a long sit-down session, just to read thru it all.  (Sorry for the first attempt with old text included from an earlier io.group message)

 

Approximately 2-3 months ago, I activated a new APRS 2-Way (RF-IS-RF) I-Gate Station (KL7BX-10) on the air, with the help of a couple folks in this group, and some from the Tiny Trak4.io group, as well. THANK YOU ALL for that!!

 

I am a total NEWBIE at using APRSIS32 software, and have been TRYING to learn by reading thru the APRSIS32 Manual, but most of the info in the manual is going over my head, as far as HOW/WHAT needs to be properly setup the APRSIS32 software to do what I THINK I want/need it to do for my I-Gate operation.  I am a licensed Motorola RADIO repair technician by trade, but only have just enough technical knowledge on computers/APRS software to be known as "Dangerous".

 

My situation is probably going to be best handled via direct phone call contact, as I have been battling with the exact same, specific problem, running APRSIS32 for my I-Gate system operation, ever since I initially put my I-Gate system on the air.  I HAD been able to get it back up & running on my own during previous failures, but that was until tonight (Sunday / 3-29-2020).

 

If you feel willing and able to help, please contact me directly via e-mail at the address provided on the QRZ.com website for my Callsign, and I will send you my contact phone number by return e-mail, privately.  OR if you wish, send me YOUR phone number, and I will call YOU, directly. Either method works, for me.

 

Going back & forth via the group will probably take forever, due to my lack of in-depth computer/software knowledge/capabilities.

 

 

Dave / KL7BX

MSgt, US Air Force, Retired

 

 

Problem : Approximately every 36-48 hours of continuous operation on the WIN XP PC, the Wi-Fi adapter connection would be LOST, and it would refuse to re-connect to my in-home ATT DSL Router. NORMALLY I could get it to reconnect after either unplugging/re-plugging the USB adapter, and/or rebooting the PC and restarting APRSIS32 application.  Once wi-fi connection was re-established, everything operated just FINE for I-Gate operations again.  Not anymore.

 

 

My I-Gate Station/System physical setup Background info:

 

Am using COM1 RS232 db9 port of WIN XP PC to Tiny-Trak 4 2-way tracker unit/TNC in KISS mode. TT4 is connected to mono-band 2 Mtr mobile radio used as a base station with 70' HAAT omni antenna. No RADIO or TNC operation issues need troubleshooting. Only the PC / software portion is having issues.

 

Am running APRSIS32 Development version Client (by KJ4ERJ Built JAN 21, 2019), on an old donated Windows XP desktop (HP-Compaq) PC .... (Probably my whole problem??? JUNK/P.O.S. computer?)

 

I HAVE been running the I-Gate system 95% successfully for a couple months now, with only the afore-mentioned Wi-Fi connection failure, reboot/re-connection issues.  My System has now, after another wi-fi connection loss and re-establishment cycle, FAILED to restore normal I-Gate operation, and has reverted back to Digipeater ONLY operation now.   The APRSIS32 screen display now constantly alternates between "TT4A OK", & "APRS-IS Delay" at the top of the video monitor screen image. I CAN get it to Transmit manually, over the RF side, to a distant neighboring I-Gate Station, or digipeater path, by clicking on the Transmit function button in the APRSIS32 software. My station also DOES RECEIVE APRS stations over the air, just fine, according to the software screen displayed callsign lists.

 

ALL issues seem to be with the computer failing to maintain a continuous Wi-Fi connection to my in-home AT&T DSL Router Wi-Fi connection, for more than 48 hours.  All OTHER Wi-Fi devices in the household (approx. 6 other items) are working just FINE, with ZERO connectivity or failure issues.

 

I'm using a USB plugin Linksys WUSB6300N Adapter for Wi-Fi connection between the WIN XP PC and the AT&T DSL Router. (Had previously been using Belkin Wi-Fi Adapters, with exactly the same issue. No improvement or change in symptoms when recently changing from Belkin USB adapter to Linksys USB WI-Fi adapters.)

 

I have already consulted with a local computer guru, & changed the WIN XP PC from dynamic/DHCP, to Static/Assigned IP Address. The thought was that the DSL Router was occasionally re-assigning dynamic IP Addresses to various items in our home, and may have run out of available addresses, or had developed duplicate address conflicts. 

The change from Dynamic/DHCP mode to Static IP operations mode lasted exactly 36 hours before the final failure tonight.  (I've also already confirmed, in the AT&T DSL Router IP Assignments Table, that the IP Addresses listed in the Router DO match the Static IP Address in the WIN XP PC.  No IP Address duplication or mis-match between the two devices.)  I DO have access to the AT&T Router's internal Web Server data, with read/write privileges.

 

I have already gone thru numerous attempts to restore the I-Gate System operations by rebooting the PC, and looking in the APRSIS32 settings & restarting the application,  to see if something got corrupted/changed, but I don't have enough familiarity with all the different APRSIS32 software settings to know what's right or wrong.

 

My I-Gate system is now stuck in Digipeater ONLY mode. (I have confirmed this by verification of my station Beacon & Status/Comment data appearance times,  with the respective RF Path used, on the APRS.FI website "Raw Data" search for my I-Gate station Callsign.)

 

 

I'm pulling out what little hair I have left.   Please HELP!!!!

 

ANY help is appreciated!  THANK YOU!  Any takers?????

 

 

Dave / KL7BX

MSgt, USAF, Retired

 

Monday / 3-30-2020 / 1:00 AM CDT

 

************** ************** ************* ***********

 

 

 

Re: Technical Assist with APRSIS32...........

Dave / KL7BX
 

I don't have a wired Ethernet connection path available for the dedicated APRS I-Gate PC.......That's why I am using the USB Wi-Fi adapter.

 

 

 

From: APRSISCE@groups.io On Behalf Of Noel Shrum
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2020 4:04 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Need Technical Assistance with APRSIS32 Setup for I-Gate Operations - (2nd Try)

 

I would almost guarantee that the problem is with the wifi hardware in the old computer.

 

Have you tried a wired Ethernet connection? 

 

 

On Mon, Mar 30, 2020, 3:03 PM Dave / KL7BX <bearskinrugmaker@...> wrote:

To ANYONE out there who may be able to help........  This is a rather long-winded request for some DEEP technical assistance with APRSIS32 software setups, so be ready for a long sit-down session, just to read thru it all.  (Sorry for the first attempt with old text included from an earlier io.group message)

 

Approximately 2-3 months ago, I activated a new APRS 2-Way (RF-IS-RF) I-Gate Station (KL7BX-10) on the air, with the help of a couple folks in this group, and some from the Tiny Trak4.io group, as well. THANK YOU ALL for that!!

 

I am a total NEWBIE at using APRSIS32 software, and have been TRYING to learn by reading thru the APRSIS32 Manual, but most of the info in the manual is going over my head, as far as HOW/WHAT needs to be properly setup the APRSIS32 software to do what I THINK I want/need it to do for my I-Gate operation.  I am a licensed Motorola RADIO repair technician by trade, but only have just enough technical knowledge on computers/APRS software to be known as "Dangerous".

 

My situation is probably going to be best handled via direct phone call contact, as I have been battling with the exact same, specific problem, running APRSIS32 for my I-Gate system operation, ever since I initially put my I-Gate system on the air.  I HAD been able to get it back up & running on my own during previous failures, but that was until tonight (Sunday / 3-29-2020).

 

If you feel willing and able to help, please contact me directly via e-mail at the address provided on the QRZ.com website for my Callsign, and I will send you my contact phone number by return e-mail, privately.  OR if you wish, send me YOUR phone number, and I will call YOU, directly. Either method works, for me.

 

Going back & forth via the group will probably take forever, due to my lack of in-depth computer/software knowledge/capabilities.

 

 

Dave / KL7BX

MSgt, US Air Force, Retired

 

 

Problem : Approximately every 36-48 hours of continuous operation on the WIN XP PC, the Wi-Fi adapter connection would be LOST, and it would refuse to re-connect to my in-home ATT DSL Router. NORMALLY I could get it to reconnect after either unplugging/re-plugging the USB adapter, and/or rebooting the PC and restarting APRSIS32 application.  Once wi-fi connection was re-established, everything operated just FINE for I-Gate operations again.  Not anymore.

 

 

My I-Gate Station/System physical setup Background info:

 

Am using COM1 RS232 db9 port of WIN XP PC to Tiny-Trak 4 2-way tracker unit/TNC in KISS mode. TT4 is connected to mono-band 2 Mtr mobile radio used as a base station with 70' HAAT omni antenna. No RADIO or TNC operation issues need troubleshooting. Only the PC / software portion is having issues.

 

Am running APRSIS32 Development version Client (by KJ4ERJ Built JAN 21, 2019), on an old donated Windows XP desktop (HP-Compaq) PC .... (Probably my whole problem??? JUNK/P.O.S. computer?)

 

I HAVE been running the I-Gate system 95% successfully for a couple months now, with only the afore-mentioned Wi-Fi connection failure, reboot/re-connection issues.  My System has now, after another wi-fi connection loss and re-establishment cycle, FAILED to restore normal I-Gate operation, and has reverted back to Digipeater ONLY operation now.   The APRSIS32 screen display now constantly alternates between "TT4A OK", & "APRS-IS Delay" at the top of the video monitor screen image. I CAN get it to Transmit manually, over the RF side, to a distant neighboring I-Gate Station, or digipeater path, by clicking on the Transmit function button in the APRSIS32 software. My station also DOES RECEIVE APRS stations over the air, just fine, according to the software screen displayed callsign lists.

 

ALL issues seem to be with the computer failing to maintain a continuous Wi-Fi connection to my in-home AT&T DSL Router Wi-Fi connection, for more than 48 hours.  All OTHER Wi-Fi devices in the household (approx. 6 other items) are working just FINE, with ZERO connectivity or failure issues.

 

I'm using a USB plugin Linksys WUSB6300N Adapter for Wi-Fi connection between the WIN XP PC and the AT&T DSL Router. (Had previously been using Belkin Wi-Fi Adapters, with exactly the same issue. No improvement or change in symptoms when recently changing from Belkin USB adapter to Linksys USB WI-Fi adapters.)

 

I have already consulted with a local computer guru, & changed the WIN XP PC from dynamic/DHCP, to Static/Assigned IP Address. The thought was that the DSL Router was occasionally re-assigning dynamic IP Addresses to various items in our home, and may have run out of available addresses, or had developed duplicate address conflicts. 

The change from Dynamic/DHCP mode to Static IP operations mode lasted exactly 36 hours before the final failure tonight.  (I've also already confirmed, in the AT&T DSL Router IP Assignments Table, that the IP Addresses listed in the Router DO match the Static IP Address in the WIN XP PC.  No IP Address duplication or mis-match between the two devices.)  I DO have access to the AT&T Router's internal Web Server data, with read/write privileges.

 

I have already gone thru numerous attempts to restore the I-Gate System operations by rebooting the PC, and looking in the APRSIS32 settings & restarting the application,  to see if something got corrupted/changed, but I don't have enough familiarity with all the different APRSIS32 software settings to know what's right or wrong.

 

My I-Gate system is now stuck in Digipeater ONLY mode. (I have confirmed this by verification of my station Beacon & Status/Comment data appearance times,  with the respective RF Path used, on the APRS.FI website "Raw Data" search for my I-Gate station Callsign.)

 

 

I'm pulling out what little hair I have left.   Please HELP!!!!

 

ANY help is appreciated!  THANK YOU!  Any takers?????

 

 

Dave / KL7BX

MSgt, USAF, Retired

 

Monday / 3-30-2020 / 1:00 AM CDT

 

************** ************** ************* ***********

 

 

 

Re: Need Technical Assistance with APRSIS32 Setup for I-Gate Operations - (2nd Try)

Noel Shrum
 

I would almost guarantee that the problem is with the wifi hardware in the old computer.

Have you tried a wired Ethernet connection? 


On Mon, Mar 30, 2020, 3:03 PM Dave / KL7BX <bearskinrugmaker@...> wrote:

To ANYONE out there who may be able to help........  This is a rather long-winded request for some DEEP technical assistance with APRSIS32 software setups, so be ready for a long sit-down session, just to read thru it all.  (Sorry for the first attempt with old text included from an earlier io.group message)

 

Approximately 2-3 months ago, I activated a new APRS 2-Way (RF-IS-RF) I-Gate Station (KL7BX-10) on the air, with the help of a couple folks in this group, and some from the Tiny Trak4.io group, as well. THANK YOU ALL for that!!

 

I am a total NEWBIE at using APRSIS32 software, and have been TRYING to learn by reading thru the APRSIS32 Manual, but most of the info in the manual is going over my head, as far as HOW/WHAT needs to be properly setup the APRSIS32 software to do what I THINK I want/need it to do for my I-Gate operation.  I am a licensed Motorola RADIO repair technician by trade, but only have just enough technical knowledge on computers/APRS software to be known as "Dangerous".

 

My situation is probably going to be best handled via direct phone call contact, as I have been battling with the exact same, specific problem, running APRSIS32 for my I-Gate system operation, ever since I initially put my I-Gate system on the air.  I HAD been able to get it back up & running on my own during previous failures, but that was until tonight (Sunday / 3-29-2020).

 

If you feel willing and able to help, please contact me directly via e-mail at the address provided on the QRZ.com website for my Callsign, and I will send you my contact phone number by return e-mail, privately.  OR if you wish, send me YOUR phone number, and I will call YOU, directly. Either method works, for me.

 

Going back & forth via the group will probably take forever, due to my lack of in-depth computer/software knowledge/capabilities.

 

 

Dave / KL7BX

MSgt, US Air Force, Retired

 

 

Problem : Approximately every 36-48 hours of continuous operation on the WIN XP PC, the Wi-Fi adapter connection would be LOST, and it would refuse to re-connect to my in-home ATT DSL Router. NORMALLY I could get it to reconnect after either unplugging/re-plugging the USB adapter, and/or rebooting the PC and restarting APRSIS32 application.  Once wi-fi connection was re-established, everything operated just FINE for I-Gate operations again.  Not anymore.

 

 

My I-Gate Station/System physical setup Background info:

 

Am using COM1 RS232 db9 port of WIN XP PC to Tiny-Trak 4 2-way tracker unit/TNC in KISS mode. TT4 is connected to mono-band 2 Mtr mobile radio used as a base station with 70' HAAT omni antenna. No RADIO or TNC operation issues need troubleshooting. Only the PC / software portion is having issues.

 

Am running APRSIS32 Development version Client (by KJ4ERJ Built JAN 21, 2019), on an old donated Windows XP desktop (HP-Compaq) PC .... (Probably my whole problem??? JUNK/P.O.S. computer?)

 

I HAVE been running the I-Gate system 95% successfully for a couple months now, with only the afore-mentioned Wi-Fi connection failure, reboot/re-connection issues.  My System has now, after another wi-fi connection loss and re-establishment cycle, FAILED to restore normal I-Gate operation, and has reverted back to Digipeater ONLY operation now.   The APRSIS32 screen display now constantly alternates between "TT4A OK", & "APRS-IS Delay" at the top of the video monitor screen image. I CAN get it to Transmit manually, over the RF side, to a distant neighboring I-Gate Station, or digipeater path, by clicking on the Transmit function button in the APRSIS32 software. My station also DOES RECEIVE APRS stations over the air, just fine, according to the software screen displayed callsign lists.

 

ALL issues seem to be with the computer failing to maintain a continuous Wi-Fi connection to my in-home AT&T DSL Router Wi-Fi connection, for more than 48 hours.  All OTHER Wi-Fi devices in the household (approx. 6 other items) are working just FINE, with ZERO connectivity or failure issues.

 

I'm using a USB plugin Linksys WUSB6300N Adapter for Wi-Fi connection between the WIN XP PC and the AT&T DSL Router. (Had previously been using Belkin Wi-Fi Adapters, with exactly the same issue. No improvement or change in symptoms when recently changing from Belkin USB adapter to Linksys USB WI-Fi adapters.)

 

I have already consulted with a local computer guru, & changed the WIN XP PC from dynamic/DHCP, to Static/Assigned IP Address. The thought was that the DSL Router was occasionally re-assigning dynamic IP Addresses to various items in our home, and may have run out of available addresses, or had developed duplicate address conflicts. 

The change from Dynamic/DHCP mode to Static IP operations mode lasted exactly 36 hours before the final failure tonight.  (I've also already confirmed, in the AT&T DSL Router IP Assignments Table, that the IP Addresses listed in the Router DO match the Static IP Address in the WIN XP PC.  No IP Address duplication or mis-match between the two devices.)  I DO have access to the AT&T Router's internal Web Server data, with read/write privileges.

 

I have already gone thru numerous attempts to restore the I-Gate System operations by rebooting the PC, and looking in the APRSIS32 settings & restarting the application,  to see if something got corrupted/changed, but I don't have enough familiarity with all the different APRSIS32 software settings to know what's right or wrong.

 

My I-Gate system is now stuck in Digipeater ONLY mode. (I have confirmed this by verification of my station Beacon & Status/Comment data appearance times,  with the respective RF Path used, on the APRS.FI website "Raw Data" search for my I-Gate station Callsign.)

 

 

I'm pulling out what little hair I have left.   Please HELP!!!!

 

ANY help is appreciated!  THANK YOU!  Any takers?????

 

 

Dave / KL7BX

MSgt, USAF, Retired

 

Monday / 3-30-2020 / 1:00 AM CDT

 

************** ************** ************* ***********

 

 

 

Need Technical Assistance with APRSIS32 Setup for I-Gate Operations - (2nd Try)

Dave / KL7BX
 

To ANYONE out there who may be able to help........  This is a rather long-winded request for some DEEP technical assistance with APRSIS32 software setups, so be ready for a long sit-down session, just to read thru it all.  (Sorry for the first attempt with old text included from an earlier io.group message)

 

Approximately 2-3 months ago, I activated a new APRS 2-Way (RF-IS-RF) I-Gate Station (KL7BX-10) on the air, with the help of a couple folks in this group, and some from the Tiny Trak4.io group, as well. THANK YOU ALL for that!!

 

I am a total NEWBIE at using APRSIS32 software, and have been TRYING to learn by reading thru the APRSIS32 Manual, but most of the info in the manual is going over my head, as far as HOW/WHAT needs to be properly setup the APRSIS32 software to do what I THINK I want/need it to do for my I-Gate operation.  I am a licensed Motorola RADIO repair technician by trade, but only have just enough technical knowledge on computers/APRS software to be known as "Dangerous".

 

My situation is probably going to be best handled via direct phone call contact, as I have been battling with the exact same, specific problem, running APRSIS32 for my I-Gate system operation, ever since I initially put my I-Gate system on the air.  I HAD been able to get it back up & running on my own during previous failures, but that was until tonight (Sunday / 3-29-2020).

 

If you feel willing and able to help, please contact me directly via e-mail at the address provided on the QRZ.com website for my Callsign, and I will send you my contact phone number by return e-mail, privately.  OR if you wish, send me YOUR phone number, and I will call YOU, directly. Either method works, for me.

 

Going back & forth via the group will probably take forever, due to my lack of in-depth computer/software knowledge/capabilities.

 

 

Dave / KL7BX

MSgt, US Air Force, Retired

 

 

Problem : Approximately every 36-48 hours of continuous operation on the WIN XP PC, the Wi-Fi adapter connection would be LOST, and it would refuse to re-connect to my in-home ATT DSL Router. NORMALLY I could get it to reconnect after either unplugging/re-plugging the USB adapter, and/or rebooting the PC and restarting APRSIS32 application.  Once wi-fi connection was re-established, everything operated just FINE for I-Gate operations again.  Not anymore.

 

 

My I-Gate Station/System physical setup Background info:

 

Am using COM1 RS232 db9 port of WIN XP PC to Tiny-Trak 4 2-way tracker unit/TNC in KISS mode. TT4 is connected to mono-band 2 Mtr mobile radio used as a base station with 70' HAAT omni antenna. No RADIO or TNC operation issues need troubleshooting. Only the PC / software portion is having issues.

 

Am running APRSIS32 Development version Client (by KJ4ERJ Built JAN 21, 2019), on an old donated Windows XP desktop (HP-Compaq) PC .... (Probably my whole problem??? JUNK/P.O.S. computer?)

 

I HAVE been running the I-Gate system 95% successfully for a couple months now, with only the afore-mentioned Wi-Fi connection failure, reboot/re-connection issues.  My System has now, after another wi-fi connection loss and re-establishment cycle, FAILED to restore normal I-Gate operation, and has reverted back to Digipeater ONLY operation now.   The APRSIS32 screen display now constantly alternates between "TT4A OK", & "APRS-IS Delay" at the top of the video monitor screen image. I CAN get it to Transmit manually, over the RF side, to a distant neighboring I-Gate Station, or digipeater path, by clicking on the Transmit function button in the APRSIS32 software. My station also DOES RECEIVE APRS stations over the air, just fine, according to the software screen displayed callsign lists.

 

ALL issues seem to be with the computer failing to maintain a continuous Wi-Fi connection to my in-home AT&T DSL Router Wi-Fi connection, for more than 48 hours.  All OTHER Wi-Fi devices in the household (approx. 6 other items) are working just FINE, with ZERO connectivity or failure issues.

 

I'm using a USB plugin Linksys WUSB6300N Adapter for Wi-Fi connection between the WIN XP PC and the AT&T DSL Router. (Had previously been using Belkin Wi-Fi Adapters, with exactly the same issue. No improvement or change in symptoms when recently changing from Belkin USB adapter to Linksys USB WI-Fi adapters.)

 

I have already consulted with a local computer guru, & changed the WIN XP PC from dynamic/DHCP, to Static/Assigned IP Address. The thought was that the DSL Router was occasionally re-assigning dynamic IP Addresses to various items in our home, and may have run out of available addresses, or had developed duplicate address conflicts. 

The change from Dynamic/DHCP mode to Static IP operations mode lasted exactly 36 hours before the final failure tonight.  (I've also already confirmed, in the AT&T DSL Router IP Assignments Table, that the IP Addresses listed in the Router DO match the Static IP Address in the WIN XP PC.  No IP Address duplication or mis-match between the two devices.)  I DO have access to the AT&T Router's internal Web Server data, with read/write privileges.

 

I have already gone thru numerous attempts to restore the I-Gate System operations by rebooting the PC, and looking in the APRSIS32 settings & restarting the application,  to see if something got corrupted/changed, but I don't have enough familiarity with all the different APRSIS32 software settings to know what's right or wrong.

 

My I-Gate system is now stuck in Digipeater ONLY mode. (I have confirmed this by verification of my station Beacon & Status/Comment data appearance times,  with the respective RF Path used, on the APRS.FI website "Raw Data" search for my I-Gate station Callsign.)

 

 

I'm pulling out what little hair I have left.   Please HELP!!!!

 

ANY help is appreciated!  THANK YOU!  Any takers?????

 

 

Dave / KL7BX

MSgt, USAF, Retired

 

Monday / 3-30-2020 / 1:00 AM CDT

 

************** ************** ************* ***********

 

 

 

HELP!!! Need Assistance Troubleshooting APRSIS32 Setup for I-Gate Operations

Dave / KL7BX
 

To ANYONE out there who may be able to help........  This is a rather long-winded request for some DEEP technical assistance with APRSIS32 software setups, so be ready for a long sit-down session, just to read thru it all.

 

Approximately 2-3 months ago, I activated a new APRS 2-Way (RF-IS-RF) I-Gate Station (KL7BX-10) on the air, with the help of a couple folks in this group, and some from the Tiny Trak4.io group, as well. THANK YOU ALL for that!!

I am a total NEWBIE at using APRSIS32 software, and have been TRYING to learn by reading thru the APRSIS32 Manual, but most of the info in the manual is going over my head, as far as HOW/WHAT needs to be properly setup the APRSIS32 software to do what I THINK I want/need it to do for my I-Gate operation.  I am a licensed Motorola RADIO repair technician by trade, but only have just enough technical knowledge on computers/APRS software to be known as "Dangerous".

 

My situation is probably going to be best handled via direct phone call contact, as I have been battling with the exact same, specific problem, running APRSIS32 for my I-Gate system operation, ever since I initially put my I-Gate system on the air.  I HAD been able to get it back up & running on my own during previous failures, but that was until tonight (Sunday / 3-29-2020).

 

If you feel willing and able to help, please contact me directly via e-mail at the address provided on the QRZ.com website for my Callsign, and I will send you my contact phone number by return e-mail, privately.  OR if you wish, send me YOUR phone number, and I will call YOU, directly. Either method works, for me.

 

Going back & forth via the group will probably take forever, due to my lack of in-depth computer/software knowledge/capabilities.

 

 

Dave / KL7BX

MSgt, US Air Force, Retired

 

 

Problem : Approximately every 36-48 hours of continuous operation on the WIN XP PC, the Wi-Fi adapter connection would be LOST, and it would refuse to re-connect to my in-home ATT DSL Router. NORMALLY I could get it to reconnect after either unplugging/re-plugging the USB adapter, and/or rebooting the PC and restarting APRSIS32 application.  Once wi-fi connection was re-established, everything operated just FINE for I-Gate operations again.  Not anymore.

 

 

I-Gate System Background info:

 

Am using COM1 RS232 db9 port of WIN XP PC to Tiny-Trak 4 2-way tracker unit/TNC in KISS mode. TT4 is connected to mono-band 2 Mtr mobile radio used as a base station with 70' HAAT omni antenna. No RADIO or TNC operation issues need troubleshooting. Only the PC / software portion is having issues.

 

Am running APRSIS32 Development version Client (by KJ4ERJ Built JAN 21, 2019), on an old donated Windows XP desktop (HP-Compaq) PC .... (Probably my whole problem??? JUNK/P.O.S. computer?)

 

I HAVE been running the I-Gate system 95% successfully for a couple months now, with only the afore-mentioned Wi-Fi connection failure, reboot/re-connection issues.  My System has now, after another wi-fi connection loss and re-establishment cycle, FAILED to restore normal I-Gate operation, and has reverted back to Digipeater ONLY operation now.   The APRSIS32 screen display now constantly alternates between "TT4A OK", & "APRS-IS Delay" at the top of the video monitor screen image. I CAN get it to Transmit manually, over the RF side, to a distant neighboring I-Gate Station, or digipeater path, by clicking on the Transmit function button in the APRSIS32 software. My station also DOES RECEIVE APRS stations over the air, just fine, according to the software screen displayed callsign lists.

 

ALL issues seem to be with the computer failing to maintain a continuous Wi-Fi connection to my in-home AT&T DSL Router Wi-Fi connection, for more than 48 hours.  All OTHER Wi-Fi devices in the household (approx. 6 other items) are working just FINE, with ZERO connectivity or failure issues.

 

I'm using a USB plugin Linksys WUSB6300N Adapter for Wi-Fi connection between the WIN XP PC and the AT&T DSL Router. (Had previously been using Belkin Wi-Fi Adapters, with exactly the same issue. No improvement or change in symptoms when recently changing from Belkin USB adapter to Linksys USB WI-Fi adapters.)

 

I have already consulted with a local computer guru, & changed the WIN XP PC from dynamic/DHCP, to Static/Assigned IP Address. The thought was that the DSL Router was occasionally re-assigning dynamic IP Addresses to various items in our home, and may have run out of available addresses, or had developed duplicate address conflicts. 

The change from Dynamic/DHCP mode to Static IP operations mode lasted exactly 36 hours before the final failure tonight.  (I've also already confirmed, in the AT&T DSL Router IP Assignments Table, that the IP Addresses listed in the Router DO match the Static IP Address in the WIN XP PC.  No IP Address duplication or mis-match between the two devices.)  I DO have access to the AT&T Router's internal Web Server data, with read/write privileges.

 

I have already gone thru numerous attempts to restore the I-Gate System operations by rebooting the PC, and looking in the APRSIS32 settings & restarting the application,  to see if something got corrupted/changed, but I don't have enough familiarity with all the different APRSIS32 software settings to know what's right or wrong.

 

My I-Gate system is now stuck in Digipeater ONLY mode. (I have confirmed this by verification of my station Beacon & Status/Comment data appearance times,  with the respective RF Path used, on the APRS.FI website "Raw Data" search for my I-Gate station Callsign.)

 

 

I'm pulling out what little hair I have left.   Please HELP!!!!

 

ANY help is appreciated!  THANK YOU!  Any takers?????

 

 

Dave / KL7BX

MSgt, USAF, Retired

 

Monday / 3-30-2020 / 1:00 AM CDT

 

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From: APRSISCE@groups.io On Behalf Of Justin Cherington
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:44 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: [APRSISCE] Fun with filters (Really just some questions)

 

Ok, I have used filters in Direwolf but am trying it in aprsis32 for the first time.  I entered two -b filters for two calls signs that involve pilots just swamping the area almost daily with 30 second beacon rates and WIDE1-1, WIDE2-1 paths.  I entered them in the Configure>General>add filters box.  I wish to ignore these guys and not gate them in either direction.

I then surprisingly got a pop up box (attached) that showed what I entered but also what looks like a 9 mile range filter around my location.  We have mountain top digis here with 80 mile ranges, (I decode them 50+ miles away all day) so I want to make sure I am not neglecting to gate some packets needlessly.  Or does the m/9 filter mean something altogether different?  I did not enter that so I assume it is one of the auto filters.  Thanks!

Development version loses GPS fix: Windows 10 tablet connected to Kenwood D710A with K6VHF GPS receiver via RT systems cable or Blutronium serial to bluetooth adapter, general release version crashes

Anthony Mascola
 

Hi all,
I am having trouble with the newest development version of APRSIS32 losing my GPS fix and plotting my position despite my ability to see it in the Kenwood D710 position display in the control head.  The position in APRSIS32 says "no fix" but my position is correctly displayed on the transceiver POS key and received correctly via other iGates as shown on APRS.fi when I beacon from the transceiver without APRSIS32.  I tested this while moving and the transceiver is correctly updating my position and beaconing it out alright.  The general release version from 2012 seems to work for awhile correctly beaconing and plotting my position also but it crashes unexpectedly if run the program for an extended time.  I upgraded to the development version as there was a previous post below from AE5IB and reply from Lynn suggesting this crashing was a problem with receiving certain packets.  I can't get a position fix with my GPS however with the development version with the same port settings.  Neither version is running stably for me unfortunately.  Has anyone else had issues running the D710A with this GPS over a serial to bluetooth adapter or RT systems USB-K5G serial to USB adapter?  This seems like a separate issue than the one AE5IB ran into that follows that as I migrated to the new version however my APRSIS32 had several instances where it would lose the connection with the blutronium and no amount of deleting the device from bluetooth settings or deleting the port and reconfiguring it would restore it and I would periodically have to delete and reinstall APRSIS32 and set it up from scratch to get it going again and it would work for a week or two and crash again.  I would love to get this running stably so that I could count on it.  Any suggestions?

Transceiver: Kenwood D710A with latest firmware
K6VHF GPS
Blutronium Serial to Bluetooth adapter or RT Systems USB K5G serial to USB adapter
Toshiba Encore WT8A32 Windows 10 tablet

I run the RT Systems serial to USB K5G cable on my laptop Windows 10 PC at my base station at home and the serial to Bluetooth adapter on my Tablet in my Jeep so that I can quickly take the tablet up/down from the mount without a lot of wired connections to prevent theft. 

Either serial cable is connected to the back of the D710 display and terminates either in the USB connector or the bluetooth adapter.

When I use the Blutronium. I can find the correct COM port that is identified as the outgoing COM port in the Bluetooth settings on the Tablet (Windows 10 creates two COM Ports, I have selected the one that is outgoing DEV B).  In the development version the serial port options include a "bluetooth" option and the blutronium appears there.  In the production version I select the outgoing COM port as a serial port and configure it that way.

Thanks,
Anthony KJ6OKV


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From: "AE5IB (Kip)" <kiptonm@...>
Date: March 10, 2020 at 07:17:33 PDT
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re:  [APRSISCE] APRSIS shutting down
Reply-To: APRSISCE@groups.io

 

 

 

I have had problems with my Windows 10 laptop using Winlink. 

 

 

 

Windows likes to shut down things when it thinks they are not used. It was shutting down the USB port to the TNC.

 

 

 

Maybe you have a similar problem. 

 

 

 

Kip

 

 

 

On Tue, Mar 10, 2020, 8:35 AM Lynn Deffenbaugh <kj4erj@...> wrote:

 

What version of APRSIS32 does About show you?  If it is the general release from 2012, there are certain packets that can cause it to crash.  If you upgrade to the latest development version, your mysterious disappearance should quit happening.

 

http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/doc:development-version

 

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

 

 

 

PS.  Yes, Bob W9BU, I'm considering moving the current development version to general release before diving back in to make more changes.

 

 

 

On 3/10/2020 9:28 AM, Wayne Morris wrote:

 

Windows 10 but I have this program in the startup programs. I have verified that it autostarts when Windows boots. Windows is running but the program has stopped.
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RF Filter results

Arnold Harding. - KQ6DI
 

Sorry if this sounds negative (but it is).  The result of what everyone suggested on how to filter out a station transmitting something poorly on RF is to use something other than APRSIS32.  I either need a TNC which will filter out the undesired station from being passed on KISS or use UZ7HO Soundmodem which apparently can filter, but not Direwolf that has more options.
Considering the number of options that APRSIS32 has for display, I hope that Lynn can at some point in the future figure out a way to filter out a station on RF from displaying on the screen.
Until then, I will continue to use APRSIS32 because it's just so great. And I'll feed it the RF from Direwolf since I can have Direwolf do so many other things as well.
Arnold, KQ6DI

Re: Two way igate not working.

KD7YZ Bob
 

"BTW, the way I usually test is with an HT, I'll send a message to "ISS" (without the quotes) and see if I get the auto-response back. If you're not familiar with the SATSRV, read http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/doc:satsrv"



07:50:47 New Chat Between KD7YZ-15 and ISS on 2020-03-28
07:51:23> TEST ISS
07:51:31< AOS 8h22m (2013z) SE^18

COOL. THAT was fun. Thanks Lesson Lynn.

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Re: Kill (Object) vs Kill Stations (was: Filters)

Julian
 

Hi Lynn, thank you for clarification. If not already there, let's add this to the Wiki pages or manual.
Regards, J, MzeroIPU, YOthreeFCA

Re: Digipeater path

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

So, you have the D710 doing the digipeating directly, not digipeating with APRSIS32, right?

If you are a typical home station, then you should likely ONLY be digipeating WIDE1 and not WIDE2.   If you are a high altitude station with a large range, then you should be responding to both WIDE1 and WIDE2.

But if you're talking about the path being used for your own packets, that's what I was describing in my response.

A digipeater has TWO settings, one for its own packets (the path) and the other describes what path components it responds to by digipeating other people's packets.

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

On 3/26/2020 3:53 PM, Timothy Bonnell via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi,
I’m running a digipeater. I took off the wide1-1 and it’s set to wide2-2. I’m using a Kenwood d710 is there any other settings I should know about?




On Thursday, March 26, 2020, 14:39, Lynn Deffenbaugh <kj4erj@...> wrote:

I don't think Timothy is running AS  digipeater, but is referring to
what path to use to REQUEST digipeater support.

The general rule is WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 for mobile stations that might need
the assistance of a low-level (read: WIDE1) digipeater.  For a fixed
station, WIDE2-1 is more likely, unless you're fixed way down in a hole
somewhere and need the local WIDE1 digipeater's boost to get out to the
rest of the world.

In some more remote areas, WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2 (mobile) or just WIDE2-2
(fixed station) might be appropriate.

The specific answer would require a more complete knowledge of your
local RF infrastructure and topology.

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

On 3/26/2020 3:06 PM, AE5IB (Kip) wrote:
> If you are a digipeater you should not be running WIDE1-1 because that
> is for stations that cannot hit a regular WIDE2 digipeater. Since you
> are already a digipeater you are not useful if you cannot hit a WIDE2
> digipeater.
>
> Again since you are a Digipeater you do not need your signal repeated
> multiple times. You should be just WIDE2-1.
>
> So you are close to being correct.
>
> Kip
> AE5IB
>
> On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 1:35 PM Timothy Bonnell via Groups.Io
> <w9ntn=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> What should I be using for my digipeater path?
>> I’m currently using wide1-1,wide2-1
>> Tyia
>>
>> W9ntn
>> Timothy Bonnell
>>
>>
>>
>
>



Re: Digipeater path

Timothy Bonnell
 

Hi,
I’m running a digipeater. I took off the wide1-1 and it’s set to wide2-2. I’m using a Kenwood d710 is there any other settings I should know about?




On Thursday, March 26, 2020, 14:39, Lynn Deffenbaugh <kj4erj@...> wrote:

I don't think Timothy is running AS  digipeater, but is referring to
what path to use to REQUEST digipeater support.

The general rule is WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 for mobile stations that might need
the assistance of a low-level (read: WIDE1) digipeater.  For a fixed
station, WIDE2-1 is more likely, unless you're fixed way down in a hole
somewhere and need the local WIDE1 digipeater's boost to get out to the
rest of the world.

In some more remote areas, WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2 (mobile) or just WIDE2-2
(fixed station) might be appropriate.

The specific answer would require a more complete knowledge of your
local RF infrastructure and topology.

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

On 3/26/2020 3:06 PM, AE5IB (Kip) wrote:
> If you are a digipeater you should not be running WIDE1-1 because that
> is for stations that cannot hit a regular WIDE2 digipeater. Since you
> are already a digipeater you are not useful if you cannot hit a WIDE2
> digipeater.
>
> Again since you are a Digipeater you do not need your signal repeated
> multiple times. You should be just WIDE2-1.
>
> So you are close to being correct.
>
> Kip
> AE5IB
>
> On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 1:35 PM Timothy Bonnell via Groups.Io
> <w9ntn=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> What should I be using for my digipeater path?
>> I’m currently using wide1-1,wide2-1
>> Tyia
>>
>> W9ntn
>> Timothy Bonnell
>>
>>
>>
>
>



Kill (Object) vs Kill Stations (was: Filters)

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Ok, to clear up some confusion before it gets worse.  There are TWO different Kills in APRSIS32.

One is "Kill Station" and appears on the normal (left) button click on a station in the popup menu.  Selecting this option will simply remove that station from the map as well as from APRSIS32's internal station list.  It is EXACTLY as if the station had aged out and disappeared normally.  Such action is NOT remembered, and the station WILL re-appear if a new beacon is heard from it.  As noted, it doesn't matter if the station came from RF or -IS, the action is the same.

The other is the "Kill Flag" checkbox in the Object configuration dialog.  This will cause the object packet to be transmitted with the "Kill" flag set causing it to disappear from OTHER people's screens, provided that their APRS client supports the Kill flag.  AFAIK, aprs.fi does NOT support this flag and the object will continue to be there.  If APRSIS32 receives a Kill-flagged object packet, the object will be deleted, provided that it is NOT being followed anywhere.  If the object is being followed, it will go to a Kill Pending state and will finally disappear when all following has ceased.

If you normal (left) click on one of your own objects, the popup will include a "My Object" submenu which further contains a "Kill Object" option.  Selecting that option will actually check the "Kill Flag" in that object's configuration and the behavior will be as described in the previous paragraph.

The Configure / Objects menu also has a "Kill" option within each group's sub-menu.  Selecting this option will set the "Kill Flag" for ALL objects in that group.  See the behavior 2 paragraphs back for what happens then.

Finally, once an object has transmitted a kill-flagged packet some number of times (too lazy to go look at the code), the object will be automatically disabled (uncheck the Enable box).  This will cause the object to no longer beacon until it is manually enabled again.

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

On 3/26/2020 2:54 PM, Arnold Harding. - KQ6DI wrote:
Now I understand where 'Kill' is.  It is in YOUR own Object.  When you remove it (from yourself), do you want it to just time-out from others screens, or be removed instantly (Kill).  So it only works on Objects you make.
Arnold, KQ6DI
On March 26, 2020 at 11:25 AM Julian <iulianp@...> wrote:

Hi Min. No shouting - no worries! He he.
Hi agn Arnold.

For some unknown reason I was going more into digipeat blocking rather than showing or not stuff on the APRSIS32 screen. I don't know abt 'kill'. I have never used it. There are some features in APRSIS32 I have never used, sat, DFs etc. The manual states, "Kill Flag. Selecting this tick box, will send out a kill request and remove the object from all receiving stations maps". Object, hmm. Could be.

Arnold, 'kill', as far as I remember is on a Left or Right Click on an object etc. I haven't used APRSIS32 for few months now.

TNC in KISS won't block anything. It has to be a software modem which provides some sort of intelligence, SoundModem or DireWolf.

Pigeons. Roger on the GPS fact, however you've still got to teach them to dive into that antenna, at high speed! ;)

73 de J, M zero IPU/M, YO three FCA.


 

Re: Filters

Julian
 

Re 'kill'. Sorry to hear that.

Using a software modem aka SoundModem by UZ7HO is much more rewarding. It also decodes many more packets than a regular TNC (see the DireWolf manual on how this is achieved). AGW is also there.
You have got to install SoundModem preferably on your APRSIS32 PC and ditch the TNC. The Audio to/from radio now goes through the PC soundcard , PTT via RTS or DTR with the help of a  serial port. Other variants are also possible, SignaLink, external or rig soundcard etc.

Re KISS, https://www.scc-ares-races.org/data/packet/docs/NOSintro.pdf pages 39 (44 in the PDF) and 42 (47 in the PDF) can shed light upon the matter.

73 de J


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Re: Digipeater path

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

I don't think Timothy is running AS  digipeater, but is referring to what path to use to REQUEST digipeater support.

The general rule is WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 for mobile stations that might need the assistance of a low-level (read: WIDE1) digipeater.  For a fixed station, WIDE2-1 is more likely, unless you're fixed way down in a hole somewhere and need the local WIDE1 digipeater's boost to get out to the rest of the world.

In some more remote areas, WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2 (mobile) or just WIDE2-2 (fixed station) might be appropriate.

The specific answer would require a more complete knowledge of your local RF infrastructure and topology.

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

On 3/26/2020 3:06 PM, AE5IB (Kip) wrote:
If you are a digipeater you should not be running WIDE1-1 because that
is for stations that cannot hit a regular WIDE2 digipeater. Since you
are already a digipeater you are not useful if you cannot hit a WIDE2
digipeater.

Again since you are a Digipeater you do not need your signal repeated
multiple times. You should be just WIDE2-1.

So you are close to being correct.

Kip
AE5IB

On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 1:35 PM Timothy Bonnell via Groups.Io
<w9ntn=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello,
What should I be using for my digipeater path?
I’m currently using wide1-1,wide2-1
Tyia

W9ntn
Timothy Bonnell


Re: Digipeater path

AE5IB (Kip)
 

If you are a digipeater you should not be running WIDE1-1 because that
is for stations that cannot hit a regular WIDE2 digipeater. Since you
are already a digipeater you are not useful if you cannot hit a WIDE2
digipeater.

Again since you are a Digipeater you do not need your signal repeated
multiple times. You should be just WIDE2-1.

So you are close to being correct.

Kip
AE5IB

On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 1:35 PM Timothy Bonnell via Groups.Io
<w9ntn=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hello,
What should I be using for my digipeater path?
I’m currently using wide1-1,wide2-1
Tyia

W9ntn
Timothy Bonnell


Re: Filters

Arnold Harding. - KQ6DI
 

Now I understand where 'Kill' is.  It is in YOUR own Object.  When you remove it (from yourself), do you want it to just time-out from others screens, or be removed instantly (Kill).  So it only works on Objects you make.
Arnold, KQ6DI

On March 26, 2020 at 11:25 AM Julian <iulianp@...> wrote:

Hi Min. No shouting - no worries! He he.
Hi agn Arnold.

For some unknown reason I was going more into digipeat blocking rather than showing or not stuff on the APRSIS32 screen. I don't know abt 'kill'. I have never used it. There are some features in APRSIS32 I have never used, sat, DFs etc. The manual states, "Kill Flag. Selecting this tick box, will send out a kill request and remove the object from all receiving stations maps". Object, hmm. Could be.

Arnold, 'kill', as far as I remember is on a Left or Right Click on an object etc. I haven't used APRSIS32 for few months now.

TNC in KISS won't block anything. It has to be a software modem which provides some sort of intelligence, SoundModem or DireWolf.

Pigeons. Roger on the GPS fact, however you've still got to teach them to dive into that antenna, at high speed! ;)

73 de J, M zero IPU/M, YO three FCA.


 

Re: Filters

KE6BB
 

Kill shows up when in the pop-up menu that appears when you click on the station you want to kill.  It really says “Kill Station”.  I have used that in the past, but I **THINK** the station shows up again when it sends a new beacon.  You might want to test that because my memory isn’t what it used to be.  I believe it doesn’t care if the station came from RF or the IS.

 

I think what Arnold is asking for is something possibly like this:

 

A button on the VIEW>CHOOSER menu, possibly in the “Space 4 Rent” spot, that says something like “Don’t View”.  When clicked, it would open up a menu where station calls/SSID’s that the user DOESN’T want to show up on the screen could be listed, along with an “ENABLE” checkbox.  When enabled, that station/ssid would NOT show on the screen.  This is similar to the way you can screen what symbols you want to see or not using the VIEW menu.  It would not block other APRSIS32 functions such as IGATE and Digi.  It would not remove the station/ssid from internal APRSIS32 lists so that it could immediately be disabled and the stations would reappear.  That way the program would continue to maintain conformance to the APRS specification but be more flexible.  That would be a feature request, NOT a bug report.

 

Just my thoughts.  They are free, so take them for what they are worth.

 

Mark,

KE6BB

 

 

 

From: Arnold Harding. - KQ6DI
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:08 AM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] Filters

 

Where is "Kill" ?  And does this work on received RF?  or just on IS feed?

Arnold, KQ6DI

On March 26, 2020 at 10:50 AM "Min via Groups.Io" <mins@...> wrote:

If I'm wrong don't shout. 

 

Does Kill not block a receiving a station ?

Min G0JMS

 

On 26 Mar 2020 17:26, Julian <iulianp@...> wrote:

Hi Arnold. You may be in luck, depending on how you're feeding the packets into APRSIS32. SoundModem for ex has a blocking feature in its ini file, just enter callsigns etc the in the appropriate field. Packets from those stns will be discarded before reaching APRSIS32.  RF blocking is considered unethical and the best solution is to liaison with the other party. It also depends on your initial/subsequent approach(es). Some people get easily offended. I am aware that in some cases a shrink may be needed and there is almost nothing you can do... Possibly sending an army of trained pigeons to target the offending antenna?.... He he.
73 and good luck de J.     M zero IPU, YO three FCA.