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  • Lynn W. Deffenbaugh
    Warning VERY Long release notes follow... You can download the release in .ZIP form from the Files section of the Yahoo group or just check the About box and
    Message 1 of 7 , Oct 3, 2010
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      Warning VERY Long release notes follow...

      You can download the release in .ZIP form from the Files section of the
      Yahoo group or just check the About box and download from there (APRS-IS
      must be enabled for version checking to work). You can download the
      full release notes to see the ToDo list.

      Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

      Here's what's new in the APRSISCE6P-101003.zip and APRSIS32-101003.zip

      About version is 2010/10/03 07:30

      MULTITRACK! - nuff said? Not really...

      Access via Station popup menu - MultiTrack option - Only on
      APRSIS32, no Windows Mobile for obvious screen estate limitations

      Set window's Size, Zoom (Up/Down) and Transparency (Left/Right) then
      hit Preferred / Percent or Size or Zoom (Screen / Preferred / MultiTrack
      / ... on Main Window)

      Windows are initially centered and tracking the original station
      with a Buddy filter

      To get a Friend Filter (if Range is non-zero) hit the Range option
      in the MultiTrack window's station popup menu (limited to 6 by APRS-IS
      server filters)

      Right click on empty map space menu shows all MultiTrack and Main
      windows for direct access

      There is a limited number of these windows allowed, currently 6
      (including Main) with Range tracking or 8 total Windows (including Main)

      APRSISCE/32 now parses and displays APRS weather (the 3 most popular
      formats) and displays it in the station popup. At least it's not in the
      comment any more! And there's new Configure / Metric options to go with
      it along with View / Label / Weather to show Temp and Windspeed/Direction.

      APRSISCE/32 supports ANSRVR, an announcement server that can be used
      similar to CQSRVR, but allows lurking quietly to listen for
      announcements. Check out Messages / Announcements / Active Groups to
      see what's available. Or Messages / Announcment / Join Group and make
      your own!

      Status Reports (APRS dataytype >) are now supported via Configure /
      Status... and the Configure / Status Report cascading menu.

      Enabled - Status reports won't transmit unless enabled

      GridSquare - The APRS Spec (pages 81-82, 91-92 in aprs101.pdf)
      provides for GridSquare to be transmitted as status

      Timestamp - Includes the current ddhhmmz timestamp in the status
      update, suppressed if GridSquare is checked.

      Status report / Status - The text to transmit, also available via
      cascading menu

      Interval - The time in minutes between transmissions. 0 will also
      disable.

      On the cascading menu, New will let you set a new status text while
      None will disable transmission of status.

      Comment Interval (Configure / Status...) allows you to specify a time
      range for including the Beacon Comment on position updates. Configure /
      Status... has Beacon Comment / Interval where 0 = Always (as it used to
      be), otherwise the value is in minutes. The comment is included on
      Forced (Manual) Transmit, but will only piggy-back on a beacon that is
      otherwise triggered by Transmit Pressure.

      Chat windows on APRSIS32 (not WinMo) Hide when they are closed
      automatically retaining previous chat contents. Any new message
      received from or sent to the same station will restore the populated
      chat. To actually close a chat (to get a new one next time), clear it
      first.

      Chat windows now offer a MultiTrack menu option that brings up a
      MultiTrack window for any callsign that isn't yours (2 windows for
      eavesdropped chats)

      If you click on a detected link in a Chat window, the URL will open in
      your default browser. Note that if the URL is split over multiple
      lines, you'll still have to piece it back together.

      You can no longer type a | ~ or { into a chat message. These are
      illegal characters in the body of APRS messages per spec.

      If you fill the chat outbound box, it will still let you type an Enter
      to send the message.

      Multi-line wrapped messages have a + added to the end to indicate to the
      recipient that there's more text coming their way. Eventually, APRSISCE
      might use this to merge messages together on the limited display.

      I've tightened up the Chat display by replacing the (redundant)
      date/Reply space with a < or > pointing to the side of the conversation
      that sent the text (this means the chat window is 6 characters narrower
      by default). If a date changes in a chat, a line is inserted to tell
      you that. (Who wants to stay up across midnight to test that for me?)

      Corrected a bug causing message-only stations to be forgotten quickly
      eliminating the ability for Reply-Ack to work.

      Also corrected a bug causing all non-SSID'd message recipients to appear
      as "My Messages" (thanks to SQ5NWI for reporting this one)

      New "Clear" menu with the old "Clear Tracks" and new "Clear Stations"
      that drops all but buddies and the center station. A bunch of other
      Clears have moved here as well.

      Configure / Screen / Labels / "Not Me" and "Not Mine" allow you to
      suppress your stations' callsigns from the display even if Screen /
      Labels / Callsign is checked. Many times, you know where your own
      stations are! (sort of Fred N7FMH)

      Configure / Messages now contains My Messages, Eavesdrop (both moved
      from Messages) and the new Hide Queries, Notify New, and Notify Query so
      you can eliminate the popup balloons if you so desire.

      When you pop up a single station menu, the most recently received packet
      for that station is shown at the bottom of the map. You may have to
      maximize the window to make this useful. Maybe some day it will scroll
      horizontally, but not soon.

      The station popup menu now includes the timestamp the most recent packet
      was heard. This will probably change to a packet age (d hh:mm:ss Ago)
      in some future revision.

      Single station popup menus now have a cascading "Path" menu showing the
      path components w/symbols additional cascades if the station is known

      The "Me" station popup message box includes the currently connected
      APRS-IS server IP:Port if connected and different than what is
      configured (Philip KB5ASY)

      All station popups now contain the table and symbol in ASCII characters
      after Sym: <DesscriptiveName> (TS). This will make constructing Symbol
      filters a bit easier. (sort of Fred N7FMH)

      +/- on zoom slider now have boxes around them to help stand out (not
      sure who suggested it, but thanks)

      Some of you may have noticed the square blocks around the station Icons
      on the task bar and system menu. I've been learning more about
      transparency and those blocks are now gone. Any white
      (RGB(255,255,255)) in the original symbol is now made transparent just
      as it is when displaying the symbol at 100% intensity on the map. Now I
      need to tackle making it fade away transparently (it currently gets a
      ghosty rectangle around it as it fades away).

      Brace yourself, the world really isn't a rectangle, but a continuous
      east/west flow. If you drag west of Hawaaii, you find Japan. If you
      drag east of Australia/New Zealand, you find South America! If you zoom
      way out, you can see multiple worlds, but only once instance of each
      station where it would be closest to center. There is still a N/S
      boundary though as OSM (and APRSISCE/32) only goes +/- 85.0511 degrees
      (arctan(sinh(pi)) - See
      http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Slippy_map_tilenames#X_and_Y and the
      bottom of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercator_projection#Uses). If
      you're venturing outside that limit, please take someone else's APRS
      software with you! (or take me along so I can test the behavior and
      make it work, all expenses paid, of course!)

      Improved paint performance of the background map, the scrolling station
      icons, and the map icons. Please see if your CPU is running more idle
      and let me know. My map painting seemed about 50% faster (20% down to
      10%) as I cache bigger maps rather than continuously assembling the
      individual tiles. It improved yet again when I cached the overlayed
      symbol images. Previously it jittered the overlay character and drew it
      about 10 times for EVERY icon repaint.

      I've further improved the paint performance of faded maps (<95%) by
      doing the fade while assembling the tiles rather than while putting the
      large map to the screen. This is now a 2msec operation instead of
      20msec on Win32. On WinMo, it's 2msec instead of 400-800msec!

      Address lookup is now asynchronous on a free-running thread. You can
      continue to work until the answer comes in at which time the (modal)
      message box will appear.

      When a telemetry update is received, refrsh the timestamp of any
      telemetry definitions for that station to keep them around longer.
      Note, the timestamp is not necessarily when the definitions were
      received, but when they were most recently considered "useful" as in the
      station is still sending telemetry.

      Telemetry Definitions now purge if they are not referenced after a long
      period of time (default 14 days). You can also dump all of them on the
      floor (not recommended if you use the Telemetry popup) via Clear / Clear
      Telemetry.

      Bulletins now purge if they are not refreshed after a configurable
      period of time (default 48 hours). You can clear them all via Clear /
      Clear Bulletins or the Clear menu option on the bulletins window itself.

      Buddy stations can now be configured to purge with age instead of
      hovering at 5%. They still fade based on <Stations.MaxAge>, but will
      delete after <Stations.MaxAge.Buddy> (default 0 for unlimited as before).

      Track points will now purge even if the owning station remains active.
      There are two parameters for this, one for Buddy tracks and the other
      for non-buddies. A value of 0 retains them forever. Buddies default to
      0 (unlimited) and others are 24 hours by default.

      The <IGATE capabilities packet is no longer generated if APRS-IS is
      disabled (an RF-Only installation). The program isn't gating then
      anyway. Also, if <IGATE has been transmitted and APRS-IS is disabled,
      an <IGATE,DISABLED packet will be sent. (Philip KB5ASY)

      That bothersome Xmit checkbox is gone from the TCP/IP and COMM port
      configuration dialogs.

      Fixed the Power Status popup to only display values that Windows doesn't
      flag as Unavailable (255 in the case of percentage) (Thanks to Mike WM4B)

      Renovated internal window invalidates to prepare for MultiTracking
      windows. Let me know if any visual artifacts result.

      In some strange instances (like when my phone is tethered to my laptop),
      noam.aprs2.net translates to some bogus IP addresses ending in .0. I
      now ignore these UNLESS every translations ends in .0. This is only
      done with DNS-resolved, not explicitly configured IP addresses.

      Some of you eavesdroppers have been getting innudated with the "Running"
      messages sent by KJ4ERJ to KJ4ERJ-12 and noticed that they didn't go
      away with Messages / Purge Eaves. This is because these messages were
      considered "special". I've fixed it so they'll go back to being
      eavesdrop messages for everyone but me.

      Mucked around with the popup menus as I noticed that they overlap to a
      high degree on WinMo. I liked how they came out, so all station popup
      menus will now show the station's call AND comment (if any) along with a
      separator making them appear to be a "header" on the menu. This way, if
      you can see the menu, you know who it's for even if it covered the
      parent menu item that brought it up (like a multi-station selection or a
      Path menu).

      The "Path" menu now shows the accurate hop count for the displayed path
      at the end (after a new separator). It will also include the "Best"
      hops if it is different than the displayed Path. This happens when
      multiple digi'd packets are received, the last one's path is shown, but
      there may have been a better (fewer used hops) earlier.

      If Configure / Beacon / Comment was used to select or enter a new
      comment, the "ME" station popup did not reflect the change. It does
      now. (Julian G4ILO)

      There is also a Clear / Beacon Comments that will clear ALL remembered
      comments except the one that may be currently in use (Steve G6UIM)

      Genius Beacon settings now support "Time Only" (Default off, which
      completely bases beacons on Max Time) and "Start/Stop" (Default On,
      which can disable the start/stop beacon triggers for those that drive in
      traffic) (Peter Scheltema and ???)

      If an instance with objects and/or bulletins was down for a while, when
      it came up, it would burst out all overdue objects and bulletins. This
      has been tempered to only allow one Object and one Bulletin over RF per
      30 second window. If an Object or Bulletin is edited and changed (or a
      new one is created), all pending objects and bulletins are allowed to
      transmit regardless of -IS or RF.

      Object kill flags were being parsed, but only recognized if it was a
      kill on the first definition of the object. This has been fixed to
      recognize a kill on subsequent packets and remove the object from the
      screen. (Steve AB3LT)

      The zoom slider and the width of the power and close stations bars is
      now based on the width of a standard vertical scroll bar via
      GetSystemMetrics(). This may be wider than before, but is not allowed
      to get narrower than my previous hard-coded 15 pixels. (Robin)

      If you have Configure / Screen / GridSquare checked to see the screen
      center grid square in the lower left corner, you will now see grid
      square outlines at 45% and 95% opacity. The left/right arrows adjust by
      5% for each increment, but don't worry, if you see the grid square, you
      can't help but notice the outlines when they appear unless you're zoomed
      WAY up close. Zoom levels 0 through 4 show 2 character squares
      (unlabelled), 5 through 9 show 4 character squares, and 10 and higher
      show 6 character squares.

      Parsing of the !xxxx! texts from
      http://aprs.org/aprs12/EmergencyCode.txt into the MicE status string, no
      notifications yet, though.

      ?APRSS now triggers an immediate status report transmission in addition
      to returning the configured port status and traffic rates (Randy WF5X)

      APRSISCE (WinMo) now offers to save enabled trace logs "Always" for
      things like RF Port logs. The only way to remove an Always is editing
      the XML file.

      APRSISCE (WinMo) now tracks phone operator and quality status in the
      APRS-IS OK rotating status display. This status is also reported in the
      ?APRST query response. The Quality value is also reported in the
      Telemetry if enabled.

      APRSISCE (WinMo) can now enable or disable a Trace Log while viewing
      it. This is good if you open APRS-IS trace log to check IP addresses.
      Disable it or it will grow quickly. APRSISCE can also clear and copy
      the trace log. In a few development releases, the menu covered the
      horizontal scroll bar, but this is now fixed.

      APRSISCE (WinMo) chat windows are now titled based on the "other" (not
      Me) callsign. The "FromCall <-> ToCall" title is just too wide for
      portrait mobile devices.

      APRSISCE (WinMo) now properly clears the green message waiting indicator
      when you click on it to open a hidden Chat. All pending shell
      notifications are also cleared simply by opening the chat.

      APRSISCE (WinMo) now pans a bit quicker due to the caching of the
      assembled map. Also, if it does need to reload the map, it will switch
      the transparency off as it can pan smoother in that mode. It will
      automatically restore the transparency when the drag operation is complete.

      MAJOR CHANGE (For Trace Log Users): APRSISCE/32 no longer automatically
      enables a Trace Log just by viewing it. The menu option will say
      "Enable" if it is disabled and "Disable" if it is enabled. You must
      manually enable the log after viewing if you expect to see new stuff.
      This was done to allow viewing of "Forced" trace log information without
      be instantly flooded by the non-forced (must be enabled) information.
      Enables / View Logs / All still enables all logs. Enables / Logging /
      All OFF will turn them all off.

      During initial installation (First Run), the following streamline
      changes have been made: (Bill WA7NWP)
      1) Can now Cancel out of initial callsign configuration dialog,
      program exits with a message (will not run with NOCALL)
      2) The OSMTiles directory is automatically created as a subdirectory
      under the current default directory (no prompting).
      3) The "Drag and Zoom to Home" now accepts Transmit as a way out and
      doesn't require restarting the client
      4) Zoom checks are done to ensure that they are at least at a
      reasonably detailed zoom level before accepting a location.

      The new fresh installation startup sequence is now:
      1) Double-click APRSIS32.EXE
      2) Enter callsign-SSID and press Enter or click Accept
      3) Drag and zoom to find "Home" and click Transmit (prompt remains
      at bottom of screen)
      4) Done. Up and running and watching the APRS world.


      New XML configuration file elements:
      <TraceLogAlways> Always enabled Trace log name - Use this to set them on
      Win32...
      <View.Callsign.NotMe> & <View.Callsign.NotMine>
      <Aging.TelemetryDefs.Days> - Retention period for unreferenced TelemetryDefs
      <Aging.Bulletins.Hours> - Retention period for non-refreshed Bulletins
      <Stations.Tracks.Hours> - Retention period for accumulated tracks
      <Stations.Tracks.Buddy.Hours> - Retention period for "buddy" station tracks
      <Stations.MaxAge.Buddy> - Retention period for inactive "buddy" stations
      (they still fade to Stations.MaxAge and lurk at 5%)
      <MultiTrack.Orientation> - Preferred MultiTrack Orientation (not
      actually used as the screen layout doesn't change)
      <MultiTrack.Percent> - Preferred MultiTrack map transparency
      <MultiTrack.height> - Preferred MultiTrack height
      <MultiTrack.width> - Preferred MultiTrack width
      <MultiTrack.Zoom> - Preferred MultiTrack Zoom
      <MultiTrack.Scale> - Ditto (don't ask me why there's two)
      <Genius.TimeOnly> - Genius's Time Only setting
      <Genius.StartStop> - Genius's Start/Stop setting
      <CommentInterval> - In minutes
      <Status.Enabled>
      <Status.Interval> - In minutes
      <Status.GridSquare> - Trumps Timestamp
      <Status.Timestamp>
      <Status.Text>
      <Status.Choice> - Can be many
      <Status.LastSent> - Time status last sent
      <Enables.HideQueries> - Don't show Queries and/or responses in Chat windows
      <Enables.NotifyOnQuery> - Notification when Queries are received (only
      if not hiding queries)
      <Enables.NotifyOnNewMessage> - Notification when messages for Me arrive
      <View.Metric.Pressure> - Display pressure in mb vs in
      <View.Metric.Rainfall> - Display rainfall in mm vs in
      <View.Metric.Windspeed> - Display Windspeed in knots vs mph/kph
      <View.Weather> - Includes Temp/Wind as Label for stations that have it

      Performance enhancements including:
      OSM Map is now built from panes large enough for the screen. This
      larger map is now blt'd onto the screen for station addition during the
      paint instead of drawing from the original tiles.
      OSM Tile Cache is now also multiple panes in size rather than a bitmap
      per pane to reduce Windows resource consumption and improve performance
      Panning is improved on APRSISCE by switching map transparency off if the
      map needs to be reloaded. Transparency takes LOTS longer w/o hardware
      acceleration.
      Serious performance improvement in locating stations in the station list
      for updating when packets are received. qsort/bsearch rather than a
      linear search of 2 9-character strings in a list of 10-20,000 elements.
      Instead of drawing overlay characters on each station every time it
      paints, I now cache pre-written symbols. This also allows me to paint
      them faded without having a BOLD overlay character.


      More ToDos that were completed in this and previous releases:
      Custom MessageBox() implementation to support Enable/Sound & Station
      icons & more
      Ensure restored main window position is located on monitor and not
      off-screen somewhere
      CQSRVR custom support, auto-keepalive, queries
      Migrate internals towards multi-tracking window in a single instance
      Eliminate Station Index Use - Menus, Center Index, More? - Use
      FindStationCall and/or strncmp
      Eliminate MaxStationCount, use avg and grow as needed - No "Oldest"
      replacment
      qsort and bsearch FindStationCall
      Use FindStationCall (bsearch version) in GetOrCreate
      Eliminate SendMessageDlg - Use Chat w/Drop-Down at top - Almost, you'll
      know the change when you see it
      Chat display simplification using <> on CE and one date/no "Reply"
      CE message doesn't clear green if chat is hidden - Dismiss/Reply does
      Paint / Scrolling Log use cached symbol bitmaps
    • Greg D
      Hi Lynn, Automatic upgrade to the latest /32 version works from Linux under Wine. Also the multi-track; nice addition! Initial map in the new tracking window
      Message 2 of 7 , Oct 3, 2010
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        Hi Lynn,

        Automatic upgrade to the latest /32 version works from Linux under Wine.  Also the multi-track; nice addition!  Initial map in the new tracking window is transparent (just hit the right arrow a few times; no biggie).  Also updated the CE version on my iPAQ hw6945...  Yea!  Scroll bars on the pop-up windows!

        One thing I noticed, likely NOT your problem (so this is just in case someone else notices it)...  I happened to be playing a youtube video in another Linux "desktop" (same machine, different virtual screen) when I did the upgrade of the /32 version.  No idea why, but the video stopped, right when the download started, and did not continue on by itself.  I'm on a high speed internet connection, on a 3.2 GHz hyperthreaded processor, so this isn't a matter of starvation.  Wine, probably, but I can't imagine how or why it would do that.

        Anyway, looks like a clean and worthwhile update.  Thanks!

        Greg  KO6TH


        Lynn W. Deffenbaugh wrote:
         

        Warning VERY Long release notes follow...

        You can download the release in .ZIP form from the Files section of the
        Yahoo group or just check the About box and download from there (APRS-IS
        must be enabled for version checking to work). You can download the
        full release notes to see the ToDo list.


      • Randy Love
        Yes, very nice job, Lynn. and yes, I *did* read the entire release note. 73, Randy WF5X
        Message 3 of 7 , Oct 3, 2010
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          Yes, very nice job, Lynn.
          and yes, I *did* read the entire release note.

          73,
          Randy
          WF5X

        • SV1UY
          Hi Lynn, Good work OM! The update worked automagically a LINUX machine under WINE, in a Windows 7 DESKTOP and also in my ASUS eeePC901 Netbook running Windows
          Message 4 of 7 , Oct 4, 2010
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            Hi Lynn,

            Good work OM! The update worked automagically a LINUX machine under WINE, in a Windows 7 DESKTOP and also in my ASUS eeePC901 Netbook running Windows XP.

            I love the multitracking capability!

            73 de Demetre SV1UY
          • Fred Hillhouse
            Hi Lynn, After using the latest for about a week... MULTITRACK! - nuff said? Not really... This is really a cool feature. I have been following STEAM/UP844
            Message 5 of 7 , Oct 8, 2010
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              Hi Lynn,


              After using the latest for about a week...

              "MULTITRACK! - nuff said? Not really..."

              This is really a cool feature. I have been following STEAM/UP844 in its own
              window as it made its way to St Louis. I wish I could travel out to see it
              in person! This last week I made a preferred size and zoom which has been
              handy. I finally did a preferred display for my regular window too. Now if
              only I could have them display where I last placed them. Of course, I
              haven't looked at trying it already. Work is getting in the way but I do
              like my house, food and vehicles and toys and...

              "Brace yourself, the world really isn't a rectangle"

              It is a tube with a hollow center. The conspiracy theorist have been right
              all along!
              Nice feature!

              I have been playing with the filters more. There is no new work that I
              noticed but I like it! After a kick start by G6UIM, I have looked into more
              options besides balloons and airplanes. One I found was /d. I use it to see
              stations with a particular call in the path. Naturally occurring events,
              earthquakes, hurricanes, etc are interesting so I have added them as well.
              The filters have added a whole new dimension for me!

              I have noticing little tweaks here and there. Maybe this weekend I will get
              to play more than usual and find more.

              Thanks!


              Best regards,
              Fred
            • Steve D
              Glad I got you started Fred, thanks for the mention of d/ now have that in my sat filter for stations gated by the ISS _____ From: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com
              Message 6 of 7 , Oct 8, 2010
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                Glad I got you started Fred, thanks for the mention of d/ now have that in my sat filter for stations gated by the ISS

                 


                From: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com [mailto: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Fred Hillhouse
                Sent: 08 October 2010 22:13
                To: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com
                Subject: RE: [aprsisce] 2010/10/03 07:30 RELEASED!

                 

                 

                Hi Lynn,

                After using the latest for about a week...

                "MULTITRACK! - nuff said? Not really..."

                This is really a cool feature. I have been following STEAM/UP844 in its own
                window as it made its way to St Louis . I wish I could travel out to see it
                in person! This last week I made a preferred size and zoom which has been
                handy. I finally did a preferred display for my regular window too. Now if
                only I could have them display where I last placed them. Of course, I
                haven't looked at trying it already. Work is getting in the way but I do
                like my house, food and vehicles and toys and...

                "Brace yourself, the world really isn't a rectangle"

                It is a tube with a hollow center. The conspiracy theorist have been right
                all along!
                Nice feature!

                I have been playing with the filters more. There is no new work that I
                noticed but I like it! After a kick start by G6UIM, I have looked into more
                options besides balloons and airplanes. One I found was /d. I use it to see
                stations with a particular call in the path. Naturally occurring events,
                earthquakes, hurricanes, etc are interesting so I have added them as well.
                The filters have added a whole new dimension for me!

                I have noticing little tweaks here and there. Maybe this weekend I will get
                to play more than usual and find more.

                Thanks!

                Best regards,
                Fred

              • Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr)
                Just to build anticipation, picture being able to set a standard-looking filter on a MultiTrack window and only see the received stations matching that (sub)
                Message 7 of 7 , Oct 8, 2010
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                  Just to build anticipation, picture being able to set a standard-looking
                  filter on a MultiTrack window and only see the received stations
                  matching that (sub) filter. Oh, and remembering where and how big a
                  tracking MultiTrack window is on my list, I just haven't tackled that
                  one yet. The more I use MultiTrack, the more I want that feature. Put
                  X over there, and Y over here, and Z out there, but only when/if I
                  MultiTrack them next.

                  Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

                  Steve D wrote:
                  >
                  >
                  > Glad I got you started Fred, thanks for the mention of d/ now have
                  > that in my sat filter for stations gated by the ISS
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  >
                  > *From:* aprsisce@yahoogroups.com [mailto:aprsisce@yahoogroups.com] *On
                  > Behalf Of *Fred Hillhouse
                  > *Sent:* 08 October 2010 22:13
                  > *To:* aprsisce@yahoogroups.com
                  > *Subject:* RE: [aprsisce] 2010/10/03 07:30 RELEASED!
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > Hi Lynn,
                  >
                  > After using the latest for about a week...
                  >
                  > "MULTITRACK! - nuff said? Not really..."
                  >
                  > This is really a cool feature. I have been following STEAM/UP844 in
                  > its own
                  > window as it made its way to St Louis. I wish I could travel out to see it
                  > in person! This last week I made a preferred size and zoom which has been
                  > handy. I finally did a preferred display for my regular window too. Now if
                  > only I could have them display where I last placed them. Of course, I
                  > haven't looked at trying it already. Work is getting in the way but I do
                  > like my house, food and vehicles and toys and...
                  >
                  > "Brace yourself, the world really isn't a rectangle"
                  >
                  > It is a tube with a hollow center. The conspiracy theorist have been right
                  > all along!
                  > Nice feature!
                  >
                  > I have been playing with the filters more. There is no new work that I
                  > noticed but I like it! After a kick start by G6UIM, I have looked into
                  > more
                  > options besides balloons and airplanes. One I found was /d. I use it
                  > to see
                  > stations with a particular call in the path. Naturally occurring events,
                  > earthquakes, hurricanes, etc are interesting so I have added them as well.
                  > The filters have added a whole new dimension for me!
                  >
                  > I have noticing little tweaks here and there. Maybe this weekend I
                  > will get
                  > to play more than usual and find more.
                  >
                  > Thanks!
                  >
                  > Best regards,
                  > Fred
                  >
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