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Oh, btw, I'm using a KPC 3, Kenwood TM 2530, usb to serial connection.

Re: Won't transmit by w5cjmw5cjm, 10 Apr 2018 18:34

So, I followed the troubleshoot, it's enabled to transmit, CD is set to software, port's set up right, and I can't transmit. What am I doing wrong?

Won't transmit by w5cjmw5cjm, 10 Apr 2018 18:32

OK been trying to get this working now for some time.

Have used another HAMs Laptop with thier APRSIS32, with my KenWood D700 and my USB to RS232 cable and all worked.

Using any of my PCs/Laptops will not work. Have some error codes :

Port(KWD700Kiss):2018-04-01T19:54:28.798 Sent[77]:<C0 00 82 A0 AE AE>b‘<E0 9A>`<AC 98 96>@`<AE 92 88 8A>b@b<AE 92 88 8A>d@c<03 F0>@195428h5202.47N/00106.39EyAPRS-IS for Win32<C0>
Port(KWD700Kiss):2018-04-01T19:54:28.876 KISS:Missing 0, found C0[96]:<00 00 00 00 C0 1F E1 E6>61<1D 16 FF 0B C3 E9 16>7<C8 D1 16>;<10 13 07 D6> <01 00 08>01<03 0B 01 08>1#6!<04>7<E3>+<10 DD 0B>.<CF C0>9<10 13 07 D4> <03 00 08>03<03 09 03 08>3#<C9 09>&7<C1>1)6<E6 E1 C3 C3 C9>&<D1 C9 C9>.<E9 03>]<17 17>’<DF 01 E9 D9>)
Port(KWD700Kiss):2018-04-01T19:54:28.938 KISS:Missing 0, no C0[102]:<C0>9<10 13 07 D4> <03 00 08>03<03 09 03 08>3#<C9 09>&7<C1>1)6<E6 E1 C3 C3 C9>&<D1 C9 C9>.<E9 03>]<17 17>'<DF 01 E9 D9>)<09>+<10 C1 D8>7<C8 D1 14>;<10 11 07 D6> <01 00 08>03<03 0B 01 08>3!<C9>$7<C1>3+6<E6 E1 C3 C3 CB>$<1A C9 C9>.<E9 03 EB D9 17>'<DF 01 E9 D9>)<C9>

Tells me it is asking the radio to send a command but getting noting in return or wrong thing. Not sure how to correct

On just internet use I see stations popping up, not been able to contact any but they do pop up. With radio nothing happens, all goes blank. No communication at all.

Have tried using the KISS, simply(KISS) and D700Kiss modes. Have checked I am using the correct USB port. Cable checked with another laptop and all OK. Have updated drivers.

any ideas please. Not sure what you need to know so please ask if I have left any information out and if so how to make sure I can find said info and send please

Many thanks for any help you can give M0VLK

Failing to see D700 radio by M0VLKM0VLK, 01 Apr 2018 20:10

Something similar was happening on mine. I discovered from the RF port log that my TNC was getting out of KISS mode. I had set a Quiet Time of 60 minutes on the port configuration (which I thought should force the TNC back into KISS) but setting the Quiet Time to zero actually solved the problem for me. I think maybe I should be using Simply KISS instead. Anyway try setting the Quiet Time to zero on your TNC port to see if that helps.

Mark VA2MM

I have APRSIS32 set up as a fill-in <DigiXform>WIDE1-1=WIDE1*</DigiXform> digipeater and it generally works well as intended. I live in a dense urban environment and the wide2 digis are located on mountains around the city, so my fill-in digi is very helpful for hand-held and low-power mobiles who cannot reliably reach the wide2 digis from my part of town.

I have noticed, however, that there are a few far-away home stations (high antenna, high-power) being heard and digipeated by my station because their path request includes Wide1-1, Wide2-X. These stations can easily reach the high Wide-2 digis directly, so going though me is unnecessarily cluttering the channel.

I tried setting a range filter in APRSIS to 10 miles (16 km) to exclude these far-away stations, but this does not seem to affect RF-to-RF digipeating. So, is there a way to edit the XML file to include range or callsign-specific rules about who is digipeated?

Thanks and 73,

Mark VA2MM

Digipeating rules by Mark VA2MMMark VA2MM, 15 Mar 2018 20:14

Hi. I'm hoping someone can suggest what might be wrong. I'm sure it is probably something obvious.

I have APRSIS32 running, which I am trying to operate from my QTH as a fill-in digi and iGate. I initially had it setup and running through a Mobilinkd TNC. It worked fine, but it seemed like after a period of time (maybe couple hours) I would come back and the scroller was not showing anything received through RF. More recently, I got a PK-232 and set it up to run the home station. At first, it appeared to be working like a charm (and perhaps better than the Mobilinkd with my home radio). But same issue…after an hour or few I look and I'm not showing RF received stations in the scroller.

Any ideas on what the problem might be? (The station id is KE4DHK-10)


Again further to my last I discovered I needed to use text mode for the port instead of KISS. Thus bluetooth seems to be working OK. Although there are still some close by stations which report OK to that don't appear in the scroll window - but it seems it is now functional.

Tom, VA7TA


Further to my last I wish to thank you for accepting my registration to this forum! I would also like those responsible for the development of APRSIS32 which looks like a fine program - no doubt a major effort involving lots of fine work!

Since discovering APRSIS32 yesterday I have found and reviewed parts of the well written pdf user manual. I gather from it that when an RF APRS packet is received and delivered from my BlueTooth TNC that the scroll list entry should be marked with an '*'. It is also my understanding if the packets are received from the network they should alternately be marked with an '@'. In my case the only associated mark is the station type icon. I wonder if I need to change a setting to get the data source markers?

It would appear APRSIS32 is either not getting or is rejecting my BlueTooth interfaced TNC data. APRSIS32 flashes that it is connected OK and the bluetooth transceiver shows that it is in fact connected to my PC BT port. I have confirmed the data will flow nicely to my favorite ASCII terminal software and to my development system console thus I have confidence in the connection performance. I am wondering if there is a protocol issue. The data stream is the same ASCII APRS report that my smart TNC transmits onto the VHF network which is recognized OK by the web site. I am wondering if APRSIS32 needs a prefix character or something similar possibly needed to discriminate between position reports and other types of data such as messages?

Thanks in advance for any help!

Tom, VA7TA


I am new to APRSIS32 and wish to be able to use it for offline operation during internet failures. So far I have been unable to get it to display my TNC received APRS data unless connected to the Internet. It seems to ignore my TNC data stream when offline even though it indicates it is connected OK to my bluetooth linked TNC. Any data in the small window is frozen. As soon as I go online the data stream starts scrolling through again and the stations are displayed on the map as intended.

I wonder if it is possible to use APRSIS32 when offline to display local APRS stations on the map? If yes I wonder what settings I need to change to get it to work?

Thanks in advance!


APRSIS32 Operational Offline? by va7tava7ta, 21 Feb 2018 07:15

Hi, is there any to block a station in being digipeated? Alternatively, can the digipeat of a particular station be done only every 30 minutes, lets say, even though that fixed station beacons every 30s?
APRSIS32 2012 and SoundModem on Windows 7.
Tnx, Julian MoIPU


That is a cool feature if you know it is there. Thanks

Re: Maps are Gone! by Aaron DiersAaron Diers, 05 Feb 2018 05:16

Try hitting the right arrow to increase opacity. It is possible that you have made the maps nearly 100% transparent with the left arrow.

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

Re: Maps are Gone! by Lynn (D)Lynn (D), 05 Feb 2018 04:10

I have been running APRSIS for about two weeks on a Windows 10 machine. Using the default maps both online and offline, I opened the software yesterday and all the maps were gone. i have tried using the Prefetch command to no avail. I may be missing something basic but I have not been able to find anything yet.


Maps are Gone! by Aaron DiersAaron Diers, 04 Feb 2018 22:18

I want to take calls recieved from APRS-IS (Internet) and rebroadcast them on RF. i can send and recieve on RF right now. i just do not know how to get it to send everything it hears from the internet. I have a kenwood TS-2000X using its TNC works perfect. i can send and receive.

No igates in my area so wanted to start one.

Igate HELP! by dcoulsondcoulson, 26 Jan 2018 19:42
Re: Passcode, I need one.
(account deleted) 12 Jan 2018 20:20
in discussion APRSISCE/32 Discussion / General APRSIS » Passcode, I need one.

Every time I click on "Passcode request" it takes me to the opening of Chrome and I log in and there is nothing. I have done this several times. If you do not want me to have a pass code then just say so! If this is the way you operate then I do not know if I really want a passcode.

Re: Passcode, I need one. by (account deleted), 12 Jan 2018 20:20

Please follow the instructions at:

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

Re: Passcode, I need one. by Lynn (D)Lynn (D), 12 Jan 2018 03:23
Passcode, I need one.
(account deleted) 12 Jan 2018 02:15
in discussion APRSISCE/32 Discussion / General APRSIS » Passcode, I need one.

I need a passcode. My Name is Richard Kraatz. My call sign is N8YQW.

Passcode, I need one. by (account deleted), 12 Jan 2018 02:15

I have been trying to find a simpler way to plot a route on my mapping software (Delorme Street Atlas) to a station on APRS. As of yet, I haven't found anything much short of copying GPS coordinates and searching for them in the mapping software, and then plotting a route. Either that, or eye-balling the rough area.

But I have just learned that the Kenwood TH-D7 and other Kenwood radios have the ability to send waypoints (& and GPS information) to garmin devices. And those devices can then make routes to the received stations. I saw this in a video www(dot)youtube(dot)com/watch?v=yxK1O4duO4s, and also on this site www(dot)hulleng(dot)karoo(dot)net/g0vrm/content/aprs/garmin(dot)htm

It looks like the raw data heading to the Garmin looks like this.
$GPWPL,5346.17,N,00030.15,W,M1BLR *5C
$GPWPL,5342.91,N,00027.05,W,N TOWE*36

So this is what I want for Christmas! A way to take the stations that APRSIS/32 is receiving and forward them, along with my personal GPS position data, to my mapping software. This way I can plot routes to the waypoints.

Tim D.

I have learned more about the map tiles, and have found dark map tiles online!




Summery of my requested feature: Add a checkbox in the Tile Set windows for inverting the map text color? Or perhaps even a dark mode that has light map text and dark background & light text in the scroller, speed, direction, frequency monitor, etc…?

Thanks again for all the work you do!

Tim D.

No, it actually does't have anything to do with creating objects, but you can create objects that advertise repeater frequencies, tones, and offsets.

Kenwood and Yaesu APRS-capable radios have features that automatically embed the "other" band's frequency information into their APRS packets. If you want to do this, you'll have to modify your station's beacon text to include frequency information using the formats that you've apparently already found on the web.

In it's simplest form, simply put FFF.FFFMHz as the first characters of your beacon status text. It MUST be 3 digits decimal 3 digits. Zero fill and/or pad as necessary. It also MUST be MHz (not Mhz nor MHZ) in order for Yaesu radios to understand that it's a frequency specification.

Other optional parameters can follow with blank delimited 4 character sets of text providing tone, offset, and other things.

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

PS. Frequency specification is all about the APRS protocol and doesn't really have anything to do with a particular APRS client.

Re: Frequency Monitor by Lynn (D)Lynn (D), 29 Oct 2017 02:47
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