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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
Re: Frequency Monitor by TchGimmickTchGimmick, 29 Oct 2017 00:49

Good to know you got it working. That's an easy trap to fall into since Windows makes zip views look so much like folder views.

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

Re: Newest version won't load by Lynn (D)Lynn (D), 26 Oct 2017 22:45

Thank you for the post. Yes, Lynn, I did after reading this post. I then realized what I was doing wrong. I though it was a win 10 issue. Next to get a new TNC and use the software via RF.

Thank you Lynn for your time and resources.

Keith Boyer N4TRN

Re: Newest version won't load by n4trnn4trn, 26 Oct 2017 21:17

I posted this to the Yahoo group and have had a couple people respond with various suggestions to no avail. Just can't get it to work correctly. I installed UI-View and have no issues other than its mapping sucks which I don't care about. At lease its functional as a fill in for areas out of range near me. Bye, bye, APRSIS32!

It wasn't nice while it lasted.

Re: Digipeating by Bob JunkeBob Junke, 16 Oct 2017 12:45

I must be doing something wrong with the configuration but I simply can't find any answers in the documentation.

So, I am running APRSIS32 on Win10 connected to a KPC3 (not KPC3+). After researching I found a reference in the documentation saying to add "<DigiXform>WIDE1-1=WIDE1*</DigiXform>" to the APRSIS32.xml file. My system's call sign is W7REJ located just south of Tucson, AZ.

I did that and restarted APRSIS32. To test the setup I am running an Android with APRSDroid connected by the BTECH APRS cable to a Baofeng radio. This setup is identified by W7REJ-9.

APRSIS32 is digipeating from my Baofeng as evidenced by the 'W7REJ-9@" in the scroller. I can also see that my system is digipeating other stations. So here's the problem. I don't see my APRS digi on nor do I see my W7REJ-9 system. Also, I am not seeing any other stations displayed on my Android's APRSDroid. Now if I enable the APRS-IS (internet) port, my Droid gets sent over that port and shows up on APRS.FI as well as the digipeater. But I do not want that port enabled when this is running correctly. The desire is for this to provide fill in coverage further south away from Tucson where the other digis live.

I can't find anything in the documentation that gives a complete description on how to set this up. Can someone point me to something that will help me correct this, or can someone that is running the same kind of setup send me a copy of their settings (APRSIS32.xml) that I could use to fix mine? Thanks.

Bob, W7REJ

Digipeating by Bob JunkeBob Junke, 15 Oct 2017 02:38

I suspect you have Configure / Beacon / After Transmit checked. This option is designed for users that have no GPS, but yet are mobile (for instance, on a trip checking into different hotels). If this is checked, APRSISCE/32 will not transmit the saved "stale" location until the operator has had a chance to re-center the map on the current location and then manually hit Transmit moving ME to the new screen center.

If you do not have Configure / Beacon / After Transmit checked, please repost and I'll noodle for another possible cause.

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