Re: [aprsisce] Feature Request
- I wouldn't say problem, it's just an alternative.
Was simply pointing out that the ability to right click on a station is a way to create objects, but a station is not required to use it.
From: Greg D
Sent: 6 Apr 2013 03:30:26 GMT
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Feature Request
"The right click solution works everywhere on the map, not just on top of stations."
That's actually the problem - precision. I know I can click anywhere and create an object, but to do it with precision I need to zoom in on the location before clicking, or hope that I'm right-clicking on the precise center of the thing on the map. The "vehicle" (an APRS client) knows where it is, and I would like to quickly make use of that knowledge and precisely create a marker on the map where they are at that instant.
My GPS has a "Man OverBoard" (MOB) feature for this reason. Quick and precise.
That's what my +1 was intended to be for...
Adam Mahnke wrote:It's not tied to the vehicle, I think he's simply using an APRS capable station as a method of obtaining the coordinates for the creation of an object.
The right click solution works everywhere on the map, not just on top of stations.
From: Robert Bruninga
Sent: 5 Apr 2013 14:41:30 GMT
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Feature Request
Why is it tied to the vehicle? Once you see where the vehicle is, putting the cursor on that location and creating an object should be a normal process independent of the vehicle that is already there? Maybe I missed something...
On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 1:36 AM, Greg Dolkas <ko6th.greg@...> wrote:
On Apr 4, 2013 11:32 PM, "chuckbland" <BackForty@...> wrote:
> I would like to be able to click (or right-click) on a vehicle, etc and select "make Object Here". Using the position of that vehicle, it oens the create object form to finish the job.
> Example application: I send a vehicle to a particular place and I don't know it's specific location, so I can use the map. Perhaps an aid station in a large park, but I don't know where in the park it is.
> Once that vehicle is in the location, I can click on it in the map and create an object at that vehicle's location.
> Make sense?
I just found software that does what I want
Habrotate pulls info from the Habitat database and feeds to pstRotator and pstRotator has an APRS option.
Have just paid for pstRotator and waiting for a registration code was only 15 Euro
When it arrives will test it all out and report back
Still think it would be nice to have in APRSIS32 though
https://www.philcrump.co.uk/Habrotate Windows compile
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Sent: 27 June 2014 23:44
Subject: [aprsisce] Feature Request
Just received my rotator control unit an ERC-M unit only got the USB option I do wonder if the Lan option might be handy as well.
What I would like when Lynn gets the time is the ability to follow a station and have the rotator system track that station.
For me this is mainly for use with Lynn ’s habitat to APRS system for tracking balloons. But also ships in the channel. But it’s obviously useful for tracking anything moving.
So whats needed is a rotator port type the usual TCP/IP, USB, Com.
The software already does bearing so elevation added. Following a station with rotator enabled auto tracks that station.
My control box uses Yaesu GS232A and B protocols which seem standard across various rotators and software
Yaesu GS232 A and B
The only difference in A and B is the format how a position is returned from the ERC
Note 1): This command was added by the Dual-AZ protocol by VE2DX and used to drive 2 AZ-rotators with a 2-axis interface
Command to ERC Description Returned from ERC
A<cr> Stop rotation azimuth <cr>
B<cr> (in GS232A-mode) Request position elevation +0eee<cr><lf>
B<cr> (in GS232B-mode) Request position elevation EL=eee<cr><lf>
C<cr> (in GS232A-mode) Request position azimuth +0aaa<cr><lf>
C<cr> (in GS232B-mode) Request position azimuth AZ=aaa<cr><lf>
C2<cr> (in GS232A-mode) Request position azimuth + elevation +0aaa+0eee<cr><lf>
C2<cr> (in GS232B-mode) Request position azimuth + elevation AZ=aaa<s><s>EL=eee<cr><lf>
D<cr> Rotate DOWN or CCW 2nd axis <cr>
E<cr> Stop rotation elevation <cr>
L<cr> Rotate CCW 1st axis <cr>
Maaa<cr> Rotate azimuth to aaa <cr>
MBeee<cr> 1) Rotate elevation to eee <cr>
R<cr> Rotate CW 1st axis <cr>
S<cr> Stops rotation both axis <cr>
U<cr> Rotate UP or CW 2nd axis <cr>
Waaa eee<cr> Rotate azimuth to aaa and Rotate elevation to eee<cr>
I think A,B,C,E,M and MB, I don’t see a need for D,L,R,S,U