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I-Phone compass.

Michael Scott
 

Hi All
 
I have been trying to use my i-phone compass to set up a dish for QO-100 and am getting funny results. Quite often when I open the app the compass shows totally erroneous readings, ie 90 degrees error. I watched a U-tube video which said that the compass had to be calibrated at least once every 24 hours by rotating it in the vertical plane through 90 degrees leaving it there for 5 seconds and then continue doing this until completing 360 degrees. It then had to be turned face down for 5 secs and then face up for another 5 secs. This process seemed to get it to point in the right direction for North, but not sure how accurate the readings would be.
 
The chat on the internet is confusing, some say it is a rubbish app, and others say it is OK.
 
The reason I wanted to use it rather than a simple magnetic compass was that I thought it used gps rather than the earth’s magnetic field, and so would not be affected by steel in a dish or other nearby metalwork. Someone said it contained a magnetometer which, if correct, would mean that it is NOT immune to ferrous metals.
 
Can anyone say for sure how it works?
 
Another question, sometimes the scale turns red as it is rotated. What does this mean?
 
I have a little book on the i-phone, but it doesn’t even mention the compass.
 
Thanks in advance!
 
73, G3LYP.
 
 


Re: Just a suggestion

Adrian G4UVZ
 

Tony..Thank you ..it would appear that it was an old serer issue!


Re: Just a suggestion

Ralph
 

You can set up two windows , the top one is the general traffic activity and the second one is only directed at you

So you do not loose the information when its busy, but nationality does not enter into this one bit hi

Check the Setup in the tools you will see the option to have “Chat 2” enabled put “filtered” as your preference.

 

73

Ralph G4ALY

 

 

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From: Adrian G4UVZ via Groups.Io
Sent: 30 July 2019 17:59
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Just a suggestion

 

Well have revived my KSTME,,,,,but there is an awful lot of european traffic on there .. even on a school day!

Is there a way to just see UK stations?

Otherwise they are lost in the EU !! Maybe a BREXIT filter!!!

A

 


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Re: Just a suggestion

Adrian G4UVZ
 

Well have revived my KSTME,,,,,but there is an awful lot of european traffic on there .. even on a school day!

Is there a way to just see UK stations?

Otherwise they are lost in the EU !! Maybe a BREXIT filter!!!

A


Re: Just a suggestion

Tom GM8MJV
 

 
Regarding the original question from John – I don’t think that KST2ME lets you change your locator but easy to do from ON4KST web interface, maybe that’s the reason?
 

All

Just happening to be in KST2ME for something else - yes there is a menu option (Commands - Change own locator) to allow you to change it.  It’s pretty easy :-)

Tom


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73’s

Tom
GM8MJV (IO85)







Re: OSCAR 100 Dual feed dielectric lens

Adrian G4AZS
 

On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 02:48 PM, <polishamps@...> wrote:
"I bought a kit poty and it had the conical lens supplied but I found that with my setup a lens from a rocket LNB worked better".

That is consistent with the data in the photo posted by Jerry higher up this thread - which suggests that the rocket lens might perform better than the poty supplied lens (as tested by PE1CKK)

Your forum post was interesting and encouraging, thanks!


Re: Just a suggestion

G3UVR Denis IO83KH
 

I seem to remember that about  a year or two back my KST2ME failed to load at startup properly. I found that the fix was to update the program from the help tab. The current version is V1.2.0.0. dated 31/8/2017

It is possible that the version that Adrian has installed is older and no longer functions.

73 de Denis G3UVR @ work


Re: Just a suggestion

Tony G4NBS
 

Adrian, forgive me if this is totally wrong info but I believe KST2ME changed servers some time back (and also updated the program over time).

If you haven’t used the program for some considerable time it might be it is looking in the wrong place on the web?

Try updating the program on the PC you know used to work (the one where you had the original key) and see if it connects.

 

Guess you can semi-check that by looking at what version number the program shows compared to the one you just downloaded?

 

Bo would have sent your key via email so if you can find that you can put the key on the new PC, should still be valid. Alternatively look for it on your old PC in the folder holding KST2ME (guess your key would be KSTMe_G4UVZ.key). Just copy that over to the KST2ME folder on your new PC and it should work…….

 

Regarding the original question from John – I don’t think that KST2ME lets you change your locator but easy to do from ON4KST web interface, maybe that’s the reason?

 

Wasn’t thinking of making contests harder by any means but I do think there should be some form of (simple) unique exchange required that is altered by band and contest. Seems to me there is far too much reliance on databases and freely available info in advance of a QSO!

Nothing against setting up skeds to create activity (and even spotting them on the Cluster so others are aware!) but make it a real QSO please…..

 

73

Tony G4NBS

 

 

 

From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io [mailto:UKMicrowaves@groups.io] On Behalf Of Adrian G4UVZ via Groups.Io
Sent: 30 July 2019 11:03
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Just a suggestion

 

Denis..looked for you on Zello under G3UVR   but can't find you?  I am on as G4UVZ ..so maybe you could link to me?


Re: Just a suggestion

Adrian G4UVZ
 

Denis..looked for you on Zello under G3UVR   but can't find you?  I am on as G4UVZ ..so maybe you could link to me?


Re: Just a suggestion

Adrian G4UVZ
 

Thanks for the info Neil...but my two previous instals of ME are 'unplugged'!


Re: Just a suggestion

Neil Smith G4DBN
 

KST2ME is written by Bo OZ2M.  The reg key is just so he can keep tabs on how many people are using his program.  Nothing to do with ON4KST other than using that as a back-end server.

As Bo says, the key is there for his amusement only.  Small price to pay for a neat bit of code. If you've lost the original key and it won't issue a new one, drop him an email

I had a bit of a mess about with the Apple devkit for apps on my Mac, but I wasn't fired up enough to go to the trouble of coding something up in Xcode/Swift, and now I only have an Android phone after breaking my ipad screen for the last time.

Neil G4DBN

On 30/07/2019 09:58, Adrian G4UVZ via Groups.Io wrote:
Denis....Lastnight I down loaded ME on new PC ..requested a KEY but told firmly that you only get one chance to join the KST club !  apparently some where I have a key??   Returned to old PC with ME   and I am apparently un plugged!!!!    see attached ...

A


Re: Just a suggestion

G3UVR Denis IO83KH
 

Adrian.

I am still thinking about the KST2ME key problem you have.. I have run KST2ME since it came out and at that time installed the key and it has worked flawlessly ever since.

About tonight and a rain scatter test with you. I can be ready by 18:30 local time which will give us a little time to test before you have to go out. I will log into Zello to have comms with you while we test 3cm.

I do not have a direct path to you I require suitable rain around the midlands area this will require you to point your dish 20 - 30deg to the east of direct.. I worked G3VkV and G3YKI by this scatter path last Sunday.

73 de Denis G3UVR


Re: Just a suggestion

Andy G4JNT
 

Why should you have to have a key for KSTtoME at all ?
Provided you are already registered with the KST site.
It shouldn't be needed.

After reading the messages in this thread, I remembered a while back I had a play with the Telnet interface for KST.   Looked in the archives and found (in a folder called 'MISC'  !) I'd being playing with it in Nov 2017 and wrote a very crude terminal interface.   That's as far as it went, coz I think I was only interested in getting Telnet working from  software I'd written.
But once telnet comms are working to KST, any customisation you want, working with and formatting the sent and received data to write personal filters.   Not going to do it, as it would only be repeating what KSTtoMe does anyway (albeit without the faff of a key)  - but does show that if your programming language has Telnet capability, a customised simpler interface is possible
Who can programme for Apple/Android devices.




On Tue, 30 Jul 2019 at 09:58, Adrian G4UVZ via Groups.Io <adrianwhatmore248=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:
Denis....Lastnight I down loaded ME on new PC ..requested a KEY but told firmly that you only get one chance to join the KST club !  apparently some where I have a key??   Returned to old PC with ME   and I am apparently un plugged!!!!    see attached ...

A


Re: Just a suggestion

Adrian G4UVZ
 

Denis....Lastnight I down loaded ME on new PC ..requested a KEY but told firmly that you only get one chance to join the KST club !  apparently some where I have a key??   Returned to old PC with ME   and I am apparently un plugged!!!!    see attached ...

A


Re: Just a suggestion

Neil Smith G4DBN
 

make that /SET QRA IO93NR...

On 30/07/2019 09:53, Neil Smith G4DBN wrote:

I quite like the telnet interface at telnet://www.on4kst.info:23000

Works fine on a telnet-capable terminal app on a smartphone.  You can change your locator using "/SET QRG IO93NR".

I haven't tried anything fancy as the effort involved in getting an app together isn't worth it. Having a searchable backscroll buffer in the terminal program means I can dig back through talk messages, but it can't support a filtered chat directly of course, unless your client supports some sort of piping. 

I'm just command-line oriented...

Neil G4DBN

On 30/07/2019 09:36, Noel G8GTZ wrote:
I am not a great fan of KST, I can't believe that someone cleverer than me can't design a better user interface, however using KST2ME with a seperate window for your own messages does make it more useable even when out portable.  What I would really like is an app for the iphone / ipad to save having to take a laptop out /p at all!

I think a video on the UKmicrowave youtube channel of how to set up and use KST2ME would be really useful for a lot of people...

One question relevant to how this thread started - is it possible to change your locator on KST2ME or do you have to log in to the main site, as I did on Sunday?

73 Noel - G8GTZ


Re: Just a suggestion

Neil Smith G4DBN
 

I quite like the telnet interface at telnet://www.on4kst.info:23000

Works fine on a telnet-capable terminal app on a smartphone.  You can change your locator using "/SET QRG IO93NR".

I haven't tried anything fancy as the effort involved in getting an app together isn't worth it. Having a searchable backscroll buffer in the terminal program means I can dig back through talk messages, but it can't support a filtered chat directly of course, unless your client supports some sort of piping. 

I'm just command-line oriented...

Neil G4DBN

On 30/07/2019 09:36, Noel G8GTZ wrote:
I am not a great fan of KST, I can't believe that someone cleverer than me can't design a better user interface, however using KST2ME with a seperate window for your own messages does make it more useable even when out portable.  What I would really like is an app for the iphone / ipad to save having to take a laptop out /p at all!

I think a video on the UKmicrowave youtube channel of how to set up and use KST2ME would be really useful for a lot of people...

One question relevant to how this thread started - is it possible to change your locator on KST2ME or do you have to log in to the main site, as I did on Sunday?

73 Noel - G8GTZ


Re: Just a suggestion

Noel G8GTZ
 

I am not a great fan of KST, I can't believe that someone cleverer than me can't design a better user interface, however using KST2ME with a seperate window for your own messages does make it more useable even when out portable.  What I would really like is an app for the iphone / ipad to save having to take a laptop out /p at all!

I think a video on the UKmicrowave youtube channel of how to set up and use KST2ME would be really useful for a lot of people...

One question relevant to how this thread started - is it possible to change your locator on KST2ME or do you have to log in to the main site, as I did on Sunday?

73 Noel - G8GTZ


Re: OSCAR 100 Dual feed dielectric lens

groupio@...
 

Hi Adrian,

I bought a kit poty and it had the conical lens supplied but I found that with my setup a lens from a rocket LNB worked better. It required the lens insert and the waterproof cover together to work well. I used clingfilm to cover the poty against the weather but you can see the result in this post https://forum.batc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=101&t=6180#p20125 . One thing I did find was that a 22mm pipe cutter as in plumbing, makes a nice job of cutting the LNB to fit a poty.


Re: Just a suggestion

Adrian G4UVZ
 

Hi Denis...I am about most of tomorrow until 7 pm ..then its bell ringing practice,,tower will be up and ready to go on 3cms.

I am within 1 mile of GB3KBQ,,,so if you hear the beacon..chances are you will hear me!


Crawley round table

Denis Stanton G0OLX
 

To All
We are looking for some additional talks for the Crawley microwave round table in September
If any one feels that they would like to bring something to the round table
Please let me know off chat
Email to denis.stanton@ntlworld.com
Many thanks
Denis
G0OLX

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