No RF beacon, just TCP????
- I've been a Ham for over 10 years but am new to APRS.
I started running UIVIEW and decided to switch to APRSISCE. I have my AEA PK-232MBX and Yaesu FT-895D hooked up and running well. I had fairly good luck running UIVIEW and saw that I had a fair amount of traffic on the aprs.fi web site.
I created a KISS port and an APRS-IS port. They are both enabled, transmit enabled, and are set for inbound and outbound traffic. All possible message types are checked. The TNC has a quiet time of zero and the APRS-IS port won't let me set it to zero so I set it at 300.
When I go to aprs.fi I don't see any RF port beacons, only TCP. I know the radio is transmitting because I see activity in the digi log. My only confusion is that there is no RF beacon so local users can tell I'm available.
I've obviously mal-configured something. Any suggestions?
Jim - KC9AOP
- WOW! I finally got some time to spend with the links you noted below, and found them quite helpful. I have tried to do some of this manually from aprs.fi etc., but the accuracy is limited for the reasons previously noted. When I went to your webpages, there the data was...in nice graphs and tabular formats.
I can hardly wait for the first development release that starts to build "some of this capability directly into APRSISCE/32." I have never seen this type of capability built into a software package, but I must qualify my comment in that I don't use other APRS software anymore.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr)" wrote:
> >> That said, you might want to take a look at:
> >> http://tinyurl.com/IGATE-KC9AOP-15 - Table of stations recently heard
> >> and hearing you
> >> and
> >> http://tinyurl.com/bkr27hn - More details about what your IGate is hearing
> >> Note that these graphs are generated from data not taken from the
> >> APRS-IS, but from direct, non-dupe-suppressed feeds of RF packets heard
> >> by APRSISCE/32 instances around the planet. I will eventually build
> >> some of this capability directly into APRSISCE/32.