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  • chuckbland
    I was anticipating that the full bulletin would not be transmitted over APRS. Such a huge message wold not be nice to drop on that network. AE5PL is in my
    Message 1 of 49 , Feb 29, 2012
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      I was anticipating that the full bulletin would not be transmitted over APRS. Such a huge message wold not be nice to drop on that network.

      AE5PL is in my server list (it is on the top), but the finger option is greyed out. Do I need to do something else to enable it?

      Chuck

      --- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr)" <kj4erj@...> wrote:
      >
      > What you're after is the Finger information for the NWS full text. Only
      > AE5PL-WX offers such a finger server and these are the critical alerts
      > as defined by the NWS. If you click on a highlighted area and get the
      > offer of Finger(AE5PL-WX), then you can get the full text. Conveniently
      > (but maybe not so good), a Tornado alert just popped up and gives me:
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
      >
      > PS. Bottom line is that the full text is NOT transmitted via APRS nor
      > would you want it to be. It is provided directly via the Internet by
      > the server that injects the packets. WE7U, however, doesn't offer such
      > a server at this time which is why the Finger option is disabled for his
      > alerts.
      >
      >
      > On 2/29/2012 12:59 PM, chuckbland wrote:
      > > Well, the highlighting is working. My presumption is that moving to a folder outside of \Program Files is what fixed the problem.
      > >
      > > The file in the group file section called APRSISCE.TXT points this out, but I'm not certain this little detail is as obvious as it needs to be. But then again, I was in the minority with this problem......
      > >
      > > I have clicked on the highlights and explored the context menu, but still have a question. Is there a way to access the text of the full bulletin associated with the weather alert that triggered the highlight?
      > >
      > > Chuck
      > >
      > > --- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "chuckbland"<BackForty@> wrote:
      > >> I just did a complete re-install. In reviewing some of the note files on the Yahoo Group page, I decided to NOT reinstall in C:\Program Files\APRSIS. The new install is in C:\APRSIS.
      > >>
      > >> We have storms coming, so there should be sufficient opportunity for bulletins.
      > >>
      > >> We'll see.
      > >>
      > >> Chuck
      > >>
      > >> --- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "w7boz"<w7boz@> wrote:
      > >>> Here is what has worked for me when updating or changing anything in the NWS files. Delete ALL NWS files!!!! Install/Unzip the new NWS files. Edit the XML and DELETE the NWS lines of your old Shapefiles. Start Aprsisce and then add the new NWS files.
      > >>>
      > >>> I don't understand why there is so much problem here. If you have the correct server firenet.us, and enable * for ALL, select the right NWS entry server, WE7U-WX - I also have AE5PL-wx, and ENABLED checked, there should be no problems.
      > >>>
      > >>> If this does not work, maybe it is time you did a complete reinstall of Aprsisce. Delete everything and start over new. Sometimes things just get messed up somewehere.
      > >>>
      > >>> Kevin
      > >>> W7BOZ
      > >>>
      > >>> --- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr)"<kj4erj@> wrote:
      > >>>> On 2/24/2012 2:41 PM, Fred Hillhouse wrote:
      > >>>>> |**|begin egp html banner|**|
      > >>>>>
      > >>>>> Lynn, if I load the new release that is for the future and I still
      > >>>>> have the current release loaded, will this cause confusion?
      > >>>>>
      > >>>>> Probably. I can't guarantee which one the client will use. It would
      > >>>>> be best to only put the new ones in after their effective date.
      > >>>>> Unchecking and leaving then future files will be okay I imagine. I
      > >>>>> loaded the April files but unchecked them.
      > >>>> Yes, that would be fine, and good idea of a way to (hopefully) remember
      > >>>> to switch over to them. At least, if you bring up the menu and notice
      > >>>> the disabled ones.
      > >>>>
      > >>>>> PS. Spell check likes Upchucking instead of unchecking! :D
      > >>>> Too funny!
      > >>>>
      > >>>> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
      > >>>>
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > ------------------------------------
      > >
      > > Yahoo! Groups Links
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
    • chuckbland
      I was anticipating that the full bulletin would not be transmitted over APRS. Such a huge message wold not be nice to drop on that network. AE5PL is in my
      Message 49 of 49 , Feb 29, 2012
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        I was anticipating that the full bulletin would not be transmitted over APRS. Such a huge message wold not be nice to drop on that network.

        AE5PL is in my server list (it is on the top), but the finger option is greyed out. Do I need to do something else to enable it?

        Chuck

        --- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr)" <kj4erj@...> wrote:
        >
        > What you're after is the Finger information for the NWS full text. Only
        > AE5PL-WX offers such a finger server and these are the critical alerts
        > as defined by the NWS. If you click on a highlighted area and get the
        > offer of Finger(AE5PL-WX), then you can get the full text. Conveniently
        > (but maybe not so good), a Tornado alert just popped up and gives me:
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
        >
        > PS. Bottom line is that the full text is NOT transmitted via APRS nor
        > would you want it to be. It is provided directly via the Internet by
        > the server that injects the packets. WE7U, however, doesn't offer such
        > a server at this time which is why the Finger option is disabled for his
        > alerts.
        >
        >
        > On 2/29/2012 12:59 PM, chuckbland wrote:
        > > Well, the highlighting is working. My presumption is that moving to a folder outside of \Program Files is what fixed the problem.
        > >
        > > The file in the group file section called APRSISCE.TXT points this out, but I'm not certain this little detail is as obvious as it needs to be. But then again, I was in the minority with this problem......
        > >
        > > I have clicked on the highlights and explored the context menu, but still have a question. Is there a way to access the text of the full bulletin associated with the weather alert that triggered the highlight?
        > >
        > > Chuck
        > >
        > > --- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "chuckbland"<BackForty@> wrote:
        > >> I just did a complete re-install. In reviewing some of the note files on the Yahoo Group page, I decided to NOT reinstall in C:\Program Files\APRSIS. The new install is in C:\APRSIS.
        > >>
        > >> We have storms coming, so there should be sufficient opportunity for bulletins.
        > >>
        > >> We'll see.
        > >>
        > >> Chuck
        > >>
        > >> --- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "w7boz"<w7boz@> wrote:
        > >>> Here is what has worked for me when updating or changing anything in the NWS files. Delete ALL NWS files!!!! Install/Unzip the new NWS files. Edit the XML and DELETE the NWS lines of your old Shapefiles. Start Aprsisce and then add the new NWS files.
        > >>>
        > >>> I don't understand why there is so much problem here. If you have the correct server firenet.us, and enable * for ALL, select the right NWS entry server, WE7U-WX - I also have AE5PL-wx, and ENABLED checked, there should be no problems.
        > >>>
        > >>> If this does not work, maybe it is time you did a complete reinstall of Aprsisce. Delete everything and start over new. Sometimes things just get messed up somewehere.
        > >>>
        > >>> Kevin
        > >>> W7BOZ
        > >>>
        > >>> --- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr)"<kj4erj@> wrote:
        > >>>> On 2/24/2012 2:41 PM, Fred Hillhouse wrote:
        > >>>>> |**|begin egp html banner|**|
        > >>>>>
        > >>>>> Lynn, if I load the new release that is for the future and I still
        > >>>>> have the current release loaded, will this cause confusion?
        > >>>>>
        > >>>>> Probably. I can't guarantee which one the client will use. It would
        > >>>>> be best to only put the new ones in after their effective date.
        > >>>>> Unchecking and leaving then future files will be okay I imagine. I
        > >>>>> loaded the April files but unchecked them.
        > >>>> Yes, that would be fine, and good idea of a way to (hopefully) remember
        > >>>> to switch over to them. At least, if you bring up the menu and notice
        > >>>> the disabled ones.
        > >>>>
        > >>>>> PS. Spell check likes Upchucking instead of unchecking! :D
        > >>>> Too funny!
        > >>>>
        > >>>> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
        > >>>>
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > ------------------------------------
        > >
        > > Yahoo! Groups Links
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        >
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