Re: Need help on Tracker 2 - firmware back to ver 0
- Will do!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Scott Miller <scott@...> wrote:
> There was never a firmware rev 0 - the build numbers are supposed to be
> the modified Julian date of release. '0' would have been 4713 BC.
> If you've already tried the erase/reload and disable turbo options, and
> if it was working before, then chances are pretty good the bootloader is
> corrupted or it may have suffered some hardware damage. Send it back in
> with a note about the problem and I'll check it out.
> deep_south_bob wrote:
> > Scott
> > I bought the Tracker 2 from you a while back and it has been working
> > without any issues until recently. June 1 brought some pretty good
> > lightning down here.....even on surge protectors and UPS it wiped a
> > mother board on one machine, damaged a network card on another, and the
> > small Dell that was running the aprs seems to have lost the serial port
> > connectivity. The tracker has been set up to do weather, digi, and an
> > Igate. The UIview was running on the internet side fine. The digi seemed
> > to be functioning on the tracker side as you would hear it key up the
> > transmitter. Just nothing going through the modem-no receive and no transmit
> > So last night I hooked up a new machine running XP service pack 3 and
> > did the UIview install and used your program for the tracker. I managed
> > to get into the tracker without much issue (as opposed to the other Dell
> > which would not connect throught the serial port). I noticed that the
> > firmware was sitting at version 0 and since I had screen shots of the
> > original communication and the config files for comparision from the
> > other machine (version was something like 50xxx) I figured the tracker
> > would need a firmware upgrade.
> > I attempted to use the web side for the task of gettting the new
> > firmware but it kept giving me errors. So I download the file from the
> > website and decided to use the file upload feature.. It would start and
> > then crash giving me a windows error message. I figure okay maybe this
> > XP machine was too high tech for it so I swtiched everything over to a
> > machine running NT4. Again when trying to do a firmware check on the web
> > it couldn't find the location. The upload file feature failed as well.
> > So then I went back to the XP machine and using my screen shots
> > configured the tracker as close as I could get......some areas like KISS
> > settings weren't available on the version 0. I then went through UIVieew
> > and set up the identical settings as before for the program.
> > The tracker has been set up to do weather, digi, and an Igate just as
> > before.
> > As soon as I got uiview to connect to the server my weather was going
> > out over the internet.....but there seemed to be no transmission over
> > air. The 2 meter rig was receiving data from other stations and the data
> > was going to the internet and appears to be hearing just fine based on
> > the aprs.fi info I did see the red lights come on and off on occasion -
> > I figured the digi side. But I do not seem to be getting the tracker to
> > tranmist data from UIview out to the transceiver (which is a dedicated
> > Yausu 2 meter rig). The cables I checked and they haven't been moved
> > since originally setup.
> > So are my problems with the tracker related to the lack of firmware
> > upgrade or would the transmit function be damaged somehow?
> > I need a solution asap as a lot of hams around here rely on my system
> > (ironic eh?)....Like I said I had no problems prior to this. the machine
> > that appears to have the serial port issue was a 500mhz Dell so I
> > suspect it was about time. Everything else that I had running during the
> > storms are fine.
> > Help please.
> > Robert Pullman
> > KE5JJC Petal, MS