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


David Shrum
 

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

Thanks,
Dave N8PU

-----Original Message-----
From: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com [mailto:aprsisce@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Lynn W. Deffenbaugh
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 3:17 AM
To: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [aprsisce] 2009/12/03 - New Release!


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


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Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Dave,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


#3 b/ Budlist filter

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

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

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

Samples:

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



#11 f/ Friend Range filter

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


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

Syntax: f/call/dist

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

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

David Shrum wrote:

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

Thanks,
Dave N8PU


-----Original Message-----
From: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com [mailto:aprsisce@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Lynn W. Deffenbaugh
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 3:17 AM
To: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [aprsisce] 2009/12/03 - New Release!


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


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David Shrum
 

Lynn,
I guess I'm too dumb to figure out how to make it track just one station,
under configure - add filter I added (my sons call) b/W8TVI-12 and nothing,
then changed it to f/W8TVI-12 and still nothing. I suspect I'm missing at
least one if not more steps but I can't get it to track him like I can using
the Google maps under http://aprs.fi/?call=(call).

Any ideas what I might be doing wrong, please keep your answer K I S S (keep
it simple for stupid).

Dave N8PU

-----Original Message-----
From: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com [mailto:aprsisce@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Lynn W. Deffenbaugh
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 8:16 AM
To: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] 2009/12/03 - New Release! - Station Tracking

Dave,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


#3 b/ Budlist filter

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

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

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

Samples:

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



#11 f/ Friend Range filter

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


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

Syntax: f/call/dist

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

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

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

Thanks,
Dave N8PU


-----Original Message-----
From: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com [mailto:aprsisce@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Lynn W. Deffenbaugh
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 3:17 AM
To: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [aprsisce] 2009/12/03 - New Release!


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


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Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Dave,

Here's the filter text from one of my APRSIS32 clients (works on APRSISCE as well):

r/27.99673/-80.659072/1 b/N4GVA-2 b/AI4RI-2 u/APWW*/APWM*

That says only give me 1 (yes, ONE) kilometer around my home coordinates, but give me ALL of N4GVA-2 and AI4RI-2 packets. It also tracks all of the APRSISCE and APRSIS32 clients (the u/ filter).

You also need to connect to an APRS-IS server's filter port that doesn't previously filter out who you're trying to watch. I connect mine to port 14580 of rotate.aprs2.net. You set this up by manually editing the .XML file while the client is NOT running. Otherwise, your changes will get overwritten when you exit the client.

If that doesn't work, we'll try something more extensive.

Oh, and when you start getting packets for him, the map will not automatically move to where he is. You have to click on his callsign in the scrolling station list and select "Center" from the popup menu.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ

PS. Just for the record, here's the filter from my APRSISCE client (KJ4ERJ-12):

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

N4GVA is an airplane tracker from Daytona
KJ4ERJ is of course all of my clients and trackers
KJ4DXK is my son
KJ4OVQ is my wife

Yes, I keep it all in the family!

David Shrum wrote:

Lynn,
I guess I'm too dumb to figure out how to make it track just one station,
under configure - add filter I added (my sons call) b/W8TVI-12 and nothing,
then changed it to f/W8TVI-12 and still nothing. I suspect I'm missing at
least one if not more steps but I can't get it to track him like I can using
the Google maps under http://aprs.fi/?call=(call).

Any ideas what I might be doing wrong, please keep your answer K I S S (keep
it simple for stupid).

Dave N8PU


-----Original Message-----
From: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com [mailto:aprsisce@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Lynn W. Deffenbaugh
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 8:16 AM
To: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] 2009/12/03 - New Release! - Station Tracking

Dave,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


#3 b/ Budlist filter

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

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

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

Samples:

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



#11 f/ Friend Range filter

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


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

Syntax: f/call/dist

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

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

David Shrum wrote:

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

Thanks,
Dave N8PU


-----Original Message-----
From: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com [mailto:aprsisce@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Lynn W. Deffenbaugh
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 3:17 AM
To: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [aprsisce] 2009/12/03 - New Release!


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


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14:43:00

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14:47:00



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