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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
$GPWPL,5344.03,N,00025.68,W,G0VRM*6B

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.

73
Tim D.
KD8LKQ

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

Name:DarkMatter
Server:cartodb-basemaps-a.global.ssl.fastly.net
URL:/dark_all/%z/%x/%y.png

also

Name:DarkMap
Server:tile.thunderforest.com
URL:/transport-dark/%z/%x/%y.png

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!

73
Tim D.
KD8LKQ

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 aprs.fi 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.

Hi,

I have been surfing around here in the forum to find something about a problem I am not aware of what can be the reason.!
What happen is - the APRS-IS software will not transmit when it starts after an 'exit' of the software or after a 'reboot' om my computer.!
I have copied the shortcut to the software into the Windows Startup folder, so the software starts together with Windows startup.

(The APRS-IS starts in 'Suspended Mode' and the transmit need to be done 'manually' every time after starting up the software - to confirm the location.)

Are there any settings to fix this problem.??

This queston have already been up here in the forum - from KE5UUO,
but no answers to that post.!

I would like to know if someone can give me a clue of sulution for this..!!

I'm using that same set up running an igate from work. I setup a port to talk to the PK232 via AGW Packet engine. all working within 10 minutes.
I cant post a link because I'm a new user. but just google AGW packet engine. Dave

Re: APRSIS32 and PK232MBX ???? by G0OFCG0OFC, 05 Jul 2017 16:18

Ok will do and thank you.

Re: Map tiles by kf5jmjkf5jmj, 07 Jun 2017 06:31

Just disable map purging on your tile set and you should be good.

To prevent trying to access the Internet for new tiles, unceck Enables / Internet Access. Note that this will also kill the APRS-IS connection.

Re: Map tiles by Lynn (D)Lynn (D), 06 Jun 2017 16:46

My bad I am running aprsis32

Re: Map tiles by kf5jmjkf5jmj, 06 Jun 2017 09:56

Thanks for the reply. Yes I am running aprsisce/32 on my computer and no it is not a different computer. the motorola mw800 has all the map tiles on it with aprsisce/32 running on it. It also has direwolf and all the software to control the radios for packet. If any other software needs to be loaded that is not a problem I can do that easily. Its just that I need to be able to point aprsisce to the directory that has the osm map tiles and not have it try to connect to osm server.

Re: Map tiles by kf5jmjkf5jmj, 06 Jun 2017 09:54

This is actually a better question to ask in the APRSISCE Yahoo group, at least I assume that you're planning to run APRSISCE/32 on the computer?

Is "my computer" which already has downloaded tiles different than the "motorola mw800 computer" in the truck?

If you repost this question to the APRSISCE Yahoo group with those clarifications, I'm sure we can get you going in the proper direction.

Re: Map tiles by Lynn (D)Lynn (D), 05 Jun 2017 21:28

Hi I know this is an old post but this is the only one that i have found that is close to what I need info on. I am running a tm-d710 with a placer 455 gps tied into to a motorola mw800 computer in my truck. Is it possible to use the map tiles that I have allready downloaded from osm on my computer. I travel to remote ares that do not have internet connections even byway of cell phone so the ability to use maps offline stored on the computer would be of great help to me. I use sartrak but that dose not work for mobile operations it is intended for fixed position operation and that is fine for the base location. But for the people in the field we we need to have the ability see the station close to us. We do not need to know all the aprs traffic within 100 miles just the ones that are close to us in the field.

Re: Map tiles by kf5jmjkf5jmj, 05 Jun 2017 20:32

To use the PK232 with APRSISCE/32, you'll need to get it into KISS mode and lock it there across power cycles. You can tell the TNC is in KISS mode if you monitor it with a terminal emulator when packets are received and decoded. The headers of those packets will be unreadable, but the APRS payloads will be understandable.

You may get more assistance if you post a question to the APRSISCE Yahoo group as there are probably other users there that have PK232 devices.

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

I have a couple of the old AEA PK-232MBX TNC here that I am trying to put into use as an APRS iGate using the APRSIS32 software.

I have the APRSIS32 all set up and working fine, on the internet side, and I created the port and get a response that the TNC connection is good, however, no activity or signal comes from the radio and the radio never transmits, so there is no communication through the TNC to and from the radio.

The TNC Radio is good. I can hook up same Computer TNC and RADIO and use WINAPRS software and radio works fine however no igate connection. So I know the radio, TNC, and Computer are all communicating.

I believe the difference involves the WINAPRS software uses the AEA PK-232MBX commands, where the APRSIS32 wants the TNC to be in KISS mode. I have read the manual, and the command for putting the AEA PK-232MBX into KISS mode is KISS on or KISS $01. I use the PK Terminal software and access command mode, and other commands go in fine and return to the CMD: prompt, but when I use either of the KISS commands and hit return the screen advances to the next line and nothing ever happens. If I kill the process and exit the TNC has to be reset it no longer communicates with the PC. I have tried this with both of the AEA PK-232MBX that I have with same results They are sporting EPROM version 12/1/1993 $99

Any ideas, suggestions, recommendations, etc. would be greatly appreciated! I would really like to utilize these TNC's

Thanks,
73 de AB4WS,
Jack
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APRSIS32 and PK232MBX ???? by AB4WSAB4WS, 12 May 2017 23:32

I'm starting to play around APRSIS32 that I want to use during my next passage in sailing boat from the Mediterranean to the Caribbeans with one of the SCS Modems for RPR. The configuration of the program end up with a xml configuration file. Reading some RPR manuals I also saw some scripts to add to that xml configuration file, in particular to operate with the different SCS modems: PTCII, tracker or P4Dragon, but also to interpose between the APRSIS32 and the modem the AGWPE program. I'm a programmer myself, and I would like to understand, then my question is: where come from the language used in those scripts?
In other words: how can I interpret those instructions?
Giuseppe
IZ1GCL

Re: Config - xml file language by gmengagmenga, 15 Mar 2017 23:37
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