- For a Kantronics KPC3Plus If the TNC is changing everything to upper case check the LCOK command it should be ON (Default) When ON no character translationMessage 1 of 2 , Jun 21, 2012View Source
For a Kantronics KPC3Plus
If the TNC is changing everything to upper case check the
LCOK command it should be ON (Default)
When ON no character translation occurs in the TNC
If OFF lower case characters will be translated to uppercase
before being output to the terminal from the TNC.
I don't know how many of you noticed your View / Shrieks menu filling up
over the past several days, but I did and took some time this morning to
track (no pun intended) down the cause. And, while I can't fix it
completely, I'm making a change to the !Shriek! gleaner to make it less
In my case, the View / Shrieks menu was filling up with !WXX! where XX
were either non-alphanumeric or capital letters, lower-case letters were
mysteriously non-existent. And before you tell me that !WXX! was/is a
valid !DAO!, that's not the case. The capital W !DAO! datum is a single
digit additional resolution so the XX would both be numeric. The lower
case w !DAO! datum is base 91 giving almost 2 additional digits to each
the lat and lon, but there weren't any lower case !w's in my view menu.
Well, I tracked the !Shriek!ing source down today to a UI-View IGate
K5WPN-1 that seemed to be UPCASING every packet that it gated. You can
see my messages to the IGate operator at
http://aprs.fi/?c=message&call=K5WPN-1 with references to some
date/times that packets for different stations were upcased by that
So, now that I know where some of the !WXX!s are coming from, how to fix
it? Well, I decided that !Shriek!s are intended to be easy to type on
radios and what-not, so the gleaner will now only "learn" alpha-numeric
!shriek!s. At least up-cased !wxx! !DAO!s that contain non-alphanumeric
characters won't be mistaken for !shriek!s. I considered restricting
!shriek!s to UPPERCASE only, but woudl appreciate some feedback before
making that drastic of a constraint.
While I was in there, I also identified a bunch of other minor packet
parsing busts which will be included in the upcoming development
release. Not sure when I'll get it out, but hopefully before the weekend.
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
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