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Re: [tracker2] Small feature issue / unexpected result

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  • Scott Miller
    Thanks, fixed it - it wasn t properly limiting the string length and the path was being overwritten. The AX.25 protocol only has space for 6 characters and a
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 25, 2009
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      Thanks, fixed it - it wasn't properly limiting the string length and the
      path was being overwritten.

      The AX.25 protocol only has space for 6 characters and a 4-bit SSID, so
      there's no way to make your long VE2/ call work. Best to just put that
      in the comment.

      Scott

      Michael wrote:
      >
      >
      > Scott,
      >
      > Being in software development myself, I try to avoid using the 'b'
      > word as it makes people cranky, so I wanted to mention a small feature
      > I discovered this weekend.
      >
      > Driving into Canada from New York, I thought I would be clever (always
      > a mistake) and decided to send
      >
      > --CALL VE2/KC2JCJ
      >
      > to my Tracker2 from the Nuvi 350. I wasn't sure if it would work, but
      > I thought I'd do it anyway as it might catch the attention of some
      > APRS-loving Canadians and get them to send me a message.
      >
      > It didn't work, unfortunately, (CALL ended up being some horrible
      > frankenstein of a string) and I had to re-enter my proper call with SSID.
      >
      > Anyway, I noticed that for the remainder of the trip, and for the
      > whole ride back into the States, all the local digis were deaf to me.
      > I thought perhaps it was just some bad weather, but come last night I
      > figured something must have gone south.
      >
      > It looks like trying to set my CALL to the value above hosed up the
      > PATH variable setting on the Tracker2. If I recall correctly, it got
      > set to something like:
      >
      > JCDE1-1,WIDE2-1
      >
      > Correcting the PATH fixed everything.
      >
      > While this is probably an edge case, I figured firing off an email to
      > you might save someone a headache down the road.
      >
      > Cheers and 73
      > Mike
      > KC2JCJ
      >
      >
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