15521Re: [tracker2] Tracker3 / OT3m - next steps for a new owner (after the manual)?
- May 2, 2013
> 1 - How do I know what digipeater settings are "good" for a givenLooking at what's in use around you is a good start. Most places, I
> environment? I'm using this from New Prague MN if you wish to look it
> up. I can hear a number of stations as the MONITOR output shows. This is
recommend either WIDE2-2 (works great in California) or possibly
WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 if you're somewhere with fill-in digis - which seem to
be rare around here.
> docs have clearly explained how your symbols appear online. Is itAs long as an IGate hears your packets (and they're not specifically
> automatic? At this point my tracker has never appeared online, nor has
> it appeared in the decoded APRS packets. I would think at some point I
> should see my module show up in the path to somewhere else? But that too
> is a gap in my understanding.
marked RFONLY) they'll be passed to the APRS-IS and show up on aprs.fi
(and other sites) automatically.
> 3 - Interfacing the tracker to other software - e.g. APRISCE/32 - is aI don't have the specific setup information for that application - maybe
> mystery. When I had it set to MONITOR ON (not KISS mode) then
> APRSISCE/32 complained about badly formatted packets. When I went to
> USBKISS ON, then it received no packets (even though when on monitor
someone can share their settings. You need to make sure the host mode
on the application side is set to KISS as well.
> 4 - As part of making the module appear online, do I need to set my OT3mThe symbol type is generally just cosmetic, except for the weather
> to have a specific symbol type such as digi? Wondering if that affects
> how the module's packets are processed by other recipients. Are there
symbol, which is required for weather packet parsing. (It just wouldn't
be APRS if we didn't overload each field with at least one irregular
usage.) The weather symbol is automatic for Argent trackers, so you
don't ever need to set that.
> specific data item contents that should be provided in the output? IFor a moving station, normally just course and speed. Altitude isn't
> have not yet found what I would call a good beginner's guide that
> addresses such questions.
usually necessary, and time is very rarely needed and just takes up space.
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