Re: looking for help to see why my position only randomly shows up on the Nuvi 350
- answers interspersed below.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Keith VE7GDH" <ve7gdh@...> wrote:
> Kevin NB7O wrote...
> > AMODE GRMIN
> Is your AMODE really GRMIN... not GARMIN?
No it really is Garmin. To get a good display of settings I took the nuvi off, put the mode into auto, used hyperlink to get the settings. When I looked at the settings I saw that mode was not garmin. I new that if it was not Garmin that many would key in on this and advise me to change mode setting to Garmin. So I manually edited the mode setting in notepad and fat fingered it anyway. hi hi
> > INTERVAL 60
> > SMARTBCON OFF
> Any reason you are beaconing every 60 seconds instead of using
As I said earlier I didnt think I could get into a digi from out where I was working on the TNC so I shortened the interval to get lots of data. Then set it back to 5 minute interval. smartbcon is off until i get other issues resolved. i dont want to add another unknown to the equation. I run smart beacon in our fifth wheel in a TT3+. That is NB7O
> > PATH WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2
> Not a "bad" path but you could try a shorter WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1.
> It looks like you are hitting an IGate direct all of the time in your
> (many) recent beacons.
> > ALIAS 1:WIDE 3:TEMP
> > USEALIAS 1:ON 2:ON 3:OFF 4:OFF 5:OFF 6:OFF 7:OFF 8:OFF
> > HOPLIMIT 1:0 2:3 3:5 4:0 5:0 6:0 7:0 8:0
> Are you sometimes running a mobile WIDEn-N digi? The alias WIDE is "on"
> but HOPLIMIT is zero. I would probably set the HOPLIMIT to 2 but disable
> it with USEALIAS 1 OFF until needed.
I had a mobile digi set up. We are out in the desert of Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona alot. i thought having another digi around might help. I was disabling it to take the digi out of the equation. I thought that by setting hop limit to zero it would temporarily shut down the digi. I will follow ur suggestion.
> As others mentioned, you need to hear a digi echo to show up as a
> waypoint in the Nuvi. I wouldn't be too concerned about it unless it's
> a general symptom of a low decoding success rate. More likely,
> it's more a lack of digis in the area. The closest station that claims
> to be a digi is 38 miles away.
And with the hills between us that is a long 38 miles.
thanks for the suggestions. I will put them into service tomorrow on the 9 hour drive.
73 de kevin/NB7O
> 73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
> "I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"
- Kevin NB7O wrote...
> No it really is Garmin...That explains that - hi!
> As I said earlier I didn't think I could get into a digi from outThere may not be an issue. I could just be that there are no nearby
> where I was working on the TNC so I shortened the interval to get lots
> of data. Then set it back to 5 minute interval. smartbcon is off until
> I get other issues resolved. I don't want to add another unknown to
> the equation.
> I run smart beacon in our fifth wheel in a TT3+. That is NB7OPossibly, but when NB7O was last heard on April 25, it was UI-View.
> I had a mobile digi set up. We are out in the desert of Oregon,Guess it's really just another way of skinning the cat. Your HOPLIMIT 0
> Nevada, and Arizona a lot. I thought having another digi around might
> help. I was disabling it to take the digi out of the equation. I
> thought that by setting hop limit to zero it would temporarily shut
> down the digi. I will follow ur suggestion.
should work. I just thought it was more logical to set it up with ALIAS
and HOPLIMIT and disable it when not needed with USEALIAS.
> And with the hills between us that is a long 38 miles. thanks for theWhile you seem to reliably get to KE6RSZ from where you have been
> suggestions. I will put them into service tomorrow on the 9 hour
parked recently (presumably home) but perhaps a well placed digi or
two in the area wouldn't hurt. I see you were digi'd by BEAR at least
3 times. It looks like you are on the road already and well off to the
SE. Looking at the few reports, it could just be a lack of digi's in the
area, but a bit of comparison testing against another known good TNC
wouldn't hurt to see if you are decoding a reasonable number of packets
73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"