[aprssig] KPC-3+ 383 Problem
ve7gdh at rac.ca
Tue Dec 11 05:53:27 EST 2007
Travis KB5ILY wrote...
> I seem to be having a problem with the BText repeater info not
> being transmitted. Below is the info that I set. Did I miss something?
> MYCALL KC5IWC-10
> BText ;145.11-AR*111111z3413.15N/9305.26WrT088 R25m Meet1StThur at EOC
> UNPROTO APN383
> BEACON E 10
The beacon text and timing looks like it is OK. However... when I look
at 145.11-AR, it appears to have been created by UI-View and not by a
KPC-3+. With the object sent by UI-View, it will go out using the three
hop path in your station setup instead of going direct with no path. The
rate is set in SETUP - MISC. Perhaps the repeater object was just
created temporarily by UI-View for a test.
R20m, Meet1StTh at EOC, Degray ARC.
Creating the repeater object with the digi is the right way to go. It
goes out every 10 minutes with no path. Done in UI-View, you are sending
it out with the three hop path that you are currently using...
HOTSPR*,WIDE3-2 which I presume started out as WIDE3-3. Repeater objects
are meant for local consumption. Sent with a three hop path is just QRM.
However, the object created by UI-View appears to have stopped over 11
hours ago. Perhaps you turned it off when the repeater object was added
to the KC5IWC-10 digi.
Do you really need a three hop path from KB5ILY? The recommended path
for home stations is WIDE2-2 or less. If you are within earshot of at
least one high WIDEn-N digi, a one hop could be more than adequate.
However, only you know exactly what is around you and what is required.
So, going back to the object created by KC5IWC-10... how do you know
it's not working? It isn't making it (recently and from KC5IWC-10) to an
IGate. Perhaps there just isn't an IGate within direct earshot of
KC5IWC-10. Could that be the case? According to the parameters you
posted, it should be sending it out direct every 10 minutes. I see that
WA5LUY is an IGate 15 miles to your North. Would it be able to hear
More importantly, listen on 144.390 yourself and see if you can decode
the repeater object generated by the KC5IWC-10 every 10 minutes.
73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"
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