RE: [aprsisce] Icon
- Thanks Keith for your info and suggestions.
That particular repeater and controller has not been looked at for years.
It just sits there and does it's thing.
I have contacted our repeater coordinator to get him to change the path.
I now have my APRSISCE running to my satisfaction.
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 14:00:24 -0800
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] IconBurt AF5AA wrote...
> I would like to see the WX symbol on the map...Per your later message, you have the WX symbol now selected.
> Secondly, I am not seeing any stations on my map.http://aprs.fi/info/AF5AA%2A
With what callsign-SSID are you not seeing any other stations on
your map? Are you listening on RF only, or are you also connected
to the APRS-IS? If you aren't getting anything from the radio, you
could try taking APRSISCE out of the picture and connecting the
radio (you mentioned later it is a D72) to a terminal program and
seeing if it is decoding. I know that you can view received
beacons on the D72 in APRS mode, but with it in packet mode, it
would be nice to confirm that it is spitting decoded beacons out
on the serial port. It would confirm that you know the com port
number and the data rate to use in the APRS client.
Looking at AF5AA-13... I know that you mentioned that you are
new to this, but you should be aware that fixed stations should
never use WIDE1-1. Neither should anything that flies. It is
reserved for mobile stations. Fixed stations usually don't need
any help in reaching a regular WIDEn-N digi. Fill-in digis respond
to only WIDE1-1. What is a good mobile path isn't a good one
for a fixed station. If you really need a two hop path, change to
WIDE2-2. If a one hop path will spread your beacons far
enough, consider using just WIDE2-1.
It appears that AF5AA-13 is being used by more than one station.
One is sending WX data and the other appears to be using MIC-E.
If the D72 is decoding but nothing is showing up in APRSISCE, do
you have a port configured for the D72?
If it is also connected to the APRS-IS, check what filter you are
using. For most servers, if you don't enter a filter, you won't
get anything except the "keep alive" packets.
> Our club station, W5BII, shows on other APRS maps.http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&call=W5BII&limit=50
This one needs some work. According to the symbol it is a digi.
However, it is beaconing with a path of WIDE,WIDE. The alias WIDE
became obsolete 5+ years ago. Hopefully there are no other digis
close to it that respond to WIDE but if there are, there could be
lots of ping-ponging back and form as there wasn't any dupe
checking with WIDE. The currently accepted two hop path would be
WIDE2-2 but consider first if it really needs to be beaconing with
a two hop path. It is also periodically using a path of TRACE4-4.
This is also obsolete. A four hop path would also be considered
abusive in most locations. I don't know what software of TNC the
digi is using, but many can be programmed to vary the path
length... e.g. send most beacons direct (no path) but once an
hour, send one with a one or two hop path.
> I have the D72 connected to the computer with the suppliedAs I mentioned above, confirm with a terminal program that the
> cable from Kenwood.
D72 is actually outputting decoded beacons on the serial cable.
The radio should be in packet mode, not APRS mode. In APRS
mode, the D72 is controlling the beaconing.
73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"