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Re: APRS

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Post by DaveK » Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:20 am

hmfigueroa wrote:
PARASHANT.zip
Parashant Overview

Here is an overview I created for our trip, Again it is for UI-View32

it will go into your program files/peak systems/ui-view32/maps folder

Thanks, Hector. If I end up using UIVIEW, I will incorporate it.
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Re: APRS

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Post by diverbob » Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:24 pm

Hector,

Have you had a chance to look at the Tiny Trak gear?

I'm just getting started with the APRS and don't know that much about it
other the what one of the hams at the electronics store has said. He indicated
that the Tiny Trak three or four was all that would be needed with an inexpensive 2 meter radio
hooked up to my laptop computer.

Any help or direction you can give will be greatly appreciated.

Bob

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Re: APRS

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Post by cruiserlarry » Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:42 am

hmfigueroa wrote:Larry Here is a map of Los Angeles County for UI View.

This will get you started
LACOUNTY.GIF.zip
Unizip or extract the files to your peak systems/ui-view32/maps folder then when you open the program you can see more of thel local traffic.

I had to leave for Dinner that I forgot, sorry I had to leave so suddenly. I forgot to check your audio levels. We can work on that soon.
Hector, thank you for the map, and all of your assistance.

No apologies are necessary. The system seems to be working OK, as I'm receiving all sorts of information, and stations are popping up on the map. I don't know if the system is automatically transmitting my station info, but it does transmit manually.
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Re: APRS

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Post by hmfigueroa » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:13 am

diverbob wrote:Hector,

Have you had a chance to look at the Tiny Trak gear?

I'm just getting started with the APRS and don't know that much about it
other the what one of the hams at the electronics store has said. He indicated
that the Tiny Trak three or four was all that would be needed with an inexpensive 2 meter radio
hooked up to my laptop computer.

Any help or direction you can give will be greatly appreciated.

Bob
Bob, sorry for the delay in my response, I finally gave up on a lost cause I had on my computer. Let me supply I quote I got on the Byonics website.
Planned Functionality:
9600 baud and 300 baud encode and decode TNC & Tracker
DTMF encode and decode - use for remote control, logging, transmitter hunting
Weather station support
PSK31 support
Remote control
Full TNC
Ordering

Please note that while TinyTrak4 has been successfully used by hundreds of operators, it still does not contain all planned functionality. New code will be written and posted to this site, and that code can always be downloaded for free from this site to upgrade existing TinyTrak4s in the field. If you are concerned about ordering a TinyTrak4 before a feature you need has been added, please delay your purchase and contact Byonics by email.
While the full TNC is planned for the Tinytrak 4 it does not have that capablilty right now. SO at this point it would function to transmit your position data to the network in stand alone mode, It does not immediately allow for the use tethered to a computer.

I would think that you could set the Tinytrack to standalone tracker mode and then split off the audio from your radio to power a receive only station with your computer using the AGW Packet engine the others are exploring.

The tinytrack 4 also has the capability to plot stations as a waypoint on "compatible GPS" devices I am not certain at this point on how that is implemented. I would imagine that may have an impact on your ability to use your GPS with your computer at the same time.

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Re: APRS

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Post by hmfigueroa » Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:40 am

DaveK wrote:
hmfigueroa wrote:
PARASHANT.zip
Parashant Overview

Here is an overview I created for our trip, Again it is for UI-View32

it will go into your program files/peak systems/ui-view32/maps folder

Thanks, Hector. If I end up using UIVIEW, I will incorporate it.
I think I mistyped, you can also use it for AGWTracker, but you need to open a new map project and then open the map file, you can then layer additional maps to get a larger map

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Re: APRS

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Post by DaveK » Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:40 am

Thanks Hector.

At least at this point, I think that I will be utilizing the AGW software and this is very helpful. Many thanks!!!!
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Re: APRS

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Post by cruiserlarry » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:02 am

Hector, three quick questions...

How do I set up UI View 32 so it automatically sends out a beacon ?

Is there a way (and is it legal) to send out a name instead of a callsign to be received by others monitoring APRS?

The map of LA County works great...
Is there a map of LA that covers more area (incl northern LA county) ?
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Re: APRS

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Post by hmfigueroa » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:32 am

There is a library of maps covering most of southern california at http://cheloco.com/aprs/ most of the site is in Spanish, but the map download link is at the left of the page. I recommend the New California Maps small file link.

Gotta go to work but I will get with you on the other questions.

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Re: APRS

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Post by DaveK » Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:13 pm

The Signal Link was shipped on Monday and should arrive tomorrow or Thursday. It comes complete with everything that will be necessary to hit the ground running, including software and cables (made specifically for the radio I am using).

Most importantly, it comes with instructions (available from the website in pdf) which are some of the best I have seen. I downloaded the instructions today and read through it in its entirety and when compared to some of the other things I have seen in reference to APRS , this thing is a GEM! Engineering degree NOT required!
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Re: APRS

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Post by cruiserlarry » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:56 pm

Hector -

I was checking out UI View 32 tonight on my way home, and saw you driving near Covina... very cool...

Is there a way for me to send a message to you, or to any other stations I want to contact ?
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