25267RE: [aprsisce] Re: Mobile Use with a Wifi Hot Spot
- Mar 13, 2014
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto: email@example.com ] On Behalf Of gil.chapin@...
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2014 4:35 PM
Subject: RE: [aprsisce] Re: Mobile Use with a Wifi Hot Spot
Thanks for the info, Fred. Apparently it's even stranger than that. I just did a few experiments.
I can’t really help with the D710 since I don’t have one to play with.
D710 Radio in APRS mode connected to APRSIS32. APRSIS32 beaconing turned off. Radio beacon on.
Radio has -9 SSID, APRSIS32 has -13 SSID (that's intentional for reasons I think I can explain). When I send a message to the radio (-9) from my D72, the D710 beeps and blinks and talks to me. APRSIS32 also registers the message and I can see it on the screen. If I reply via the APRSIS32 keyboard messaging, it keys the radio and sends out the text from (-13) - as you predicted. (I have no intention of trying to send messages directly from the radio anyway...)
However, now subsequent beacons from the radio go out as -13 SSID even though the radio's menu clearly shows the -9 SSID. Unless I remove and restore power from the radio, the radio has somehow been forced to become -13. It appears to have hijacked the MYCALL in the radio (but the radio keeps the vehicle icon). Normally I wouldn't care, but the whole purpose of this exercise is in preparation for supporting an event for which I will have a tactical APRS call sign (accompanied by my FCC call in the outgoing text). So if I reply to a message, I'll have to remember to cycle the power on the radio to continue beaconing the tactical call. Unless I can figure something else out...
Within APRSIS32, a nickname can be assigned to a call sign if that helps at all.
And I was mistaken about the "Transmit" button in the software under these conditions. It does not key the radio transmitter in this arrangement (but that's OK with me). I'd rather force a beacon from the radio panel.if needed to update my position.
And I think I just broke aprs.fi..... I hope that's just a coincidence.that it just went down while I was fiddling...
Yep, it is broke!!! You did it! No soup for you! ;)
Actually it still works.
And now I can't seem to see my D72 showing up on aprs.fi (which seems to be working again). I've got it set to a tactical call sign of SAG1HT - which plays OK with both the D710 and APRSIS32 even though it's not a valid call sign format. It's being digipeated through my home station nicely - which itself is showing up on aprs.fi. I've tried some other variations of the desired tactical call sign, but none seems to work. Went back to my own WB2UTI-7 and that doesn't show up either.
However, it's interesting that the satellite photo of my location shows my vehicle in the driveway with the doors open - just the way I just had it - except the sunlight's at the wrong angle. Spooky anyway..
And my mobile GPS's seem to be wandering a bit.
They do wander but are not lost.
Time to do something else I guess.
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