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  • Mark Taylor
    Thanks John... Ok, instead of beacons in the sense that it is announcing its presence, it is an ID that is broadcast AFTER a transmission. Other stations
    Message 1 of 6 , Feb 26, 2012
      Thanks John...

      Ok, instead of 'beacons' in the sense that it is announcing its presence,
      it is an ID that is broadcast AFTER a transmission. Other stations hear
      that and it is recorded on the map.

      Gotcha...


      Thanks
      Mark



      > Maybe I confused you. WINMOR calls them ID frames, not Beacons.
      >
      >
      >
      > _____
      >
      > From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
      > John
      > Wiseman
      > Sent: 26 February 2012 15:54
      > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: RE: [BPQ32] Speaking of the Packet Network Display...
      >
      > The WINMOR TNC sends a beacon after every session (successful or not). It
      > appears in the BPQ32 WINMOR Status window as something like:
      >
      > MONCALL GM8BPQ [IO68VL]
      >
      > You don't need to set it up, and as far as I know you can't stop it. It
      > doesn't matter what the application driving the TNC is - RMS Express or
      > BPQ32.
      >
      > 73, John
      >
      >
      >
      > From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
      > Mark
      > Taylor
      > Sent: 26 February 2012 15:53
      > To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: RE: [BPQ32] Speaking of the Packet Network Display...
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Thanks John. I followed everything after you said "WINMOR beacon." I
      > didn't know there was any beaconing, in the conventional sense of packet
      > beaconing, with Winmor. Is that something that Winmor does or BPQ does in
      > the BPQ32.cfg file? How do I know if I am beaconing? Do I 'need' to set up
      > beaconing or is it on by default?
      >
      > Mark
      >
      >> Mark,
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> If BPQ hears a WINMOR beacon from the station, it will use the locator
      >> from
      >> that. It will also try lookups on QRZ and APRS
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> Some stations have either their lat/lon or locator set incorrectly.
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> If you are seeing more stations than others it probably means you have a
      >> better setup, or are on a more popular frequency.
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> The "Heard" list shows stations heard in the last 4 days.
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> 73,
      >>
      >> John
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> _____
      >>
      >> From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BPQ32%40yahoogroups.com>
      > [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BPQ32%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf
      > Of
      >> n5mdt
      >> Sent: 26 February 2012 14:45
      >> To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BPQ32%40yahoogroups.com>
      >> Subject: [BPQ32] Speaking of the Packet Network Display...
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> If a station makes contact with a station that is not a BPQ32 user but
      >> does
      >> so through his own node, the contact is shown on his contact list on the
      >> map.It
      >>
      >> Sometimes, the contact is shown at 0 Lat, 0 Long off the coast of
      >> Africa,
      >> and other times it is in the right place. How does BPQ know where to
      >> place
      >> the marker? There seems to be something different about some stations.
      >> Does
      >> BPQ query QRZ or something for the grid locator?
      >>
      >> Then, I see some markers placed in obviously wrong places and was
      >> wondering
      >> if they might be on vacation or something may have been entered wrong in
      >> their QRZ page or BPQ setup. Like one US station is showing in central
      >> Asia.
      >> Must have put a E instead of W in the longitude coordinate, or left off
      >> the
      >> "-" sign. Other Canadians show in Baja and one in Europe. I figure those
      >> are
      >> vacationing.
      >>
      >> Finally, there are a couple of us that have many more contacts than do
      >> other
      >> stations. I can see that some are because they are only using robust
      >> packet,
      >> but I can not see why some of the stations using Winmor are not seeing
      >> the
      >> disproportionate number of stations that a couple of us do. Just
      >> wondered
      >> why.
      >>
      >> What's the time for stations to drop of that list since the time of last
      >> contact?
      >>
      >> Too many questions. I need something more to do on Sundays...
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >>
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