[aprssig] Password changed in WinAPRS & MacAPRS

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Fri Apr 9 00:12:25 EDT 2010

I'm working on a new APRS client called APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and 
Win32.  You can download a free copy from the APRSISCE Yahoo group at 
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/APRSISCE/  You can read about the software 
at the fledgling Wiki at http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/start

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

Jacob Tennant wrote:
> I understand this fact about Win/Mac APRS but as a registered uder of 
> both Mac/Win APRS AND UI-VIew32 I would still like to be able to run 
> both so as to help anyone else in my local area that are running the 
> various version of APRS software.
> I have noticed also that since G4IDE had passed away, there has nort 
> been any updates to UI-View either, so is it going to eventually 
> become a abandoned program as well?
> I have been working with XASTIR on linux as well as SV2AGW's 
> AGWTracker software as well as they are really coming into their own 
> as main stream APRS software systems.
> I feel I need to keep up to date running most of the versions used in 
> my area so as to be able to help others trying to get started on APRS 
> as well as doing demo's for clubs that want one.
> Also, I am a firm believer in running software written for the 
> operating system being used. Have tried to run XASTIR in WIndows using 
> Cgywin better it never seemed to work write, and with getting a new 
> MAC laptop in a few weeks would like to run a version of APRS made to 
> run on MacOS. But will use XASTIR if I have to.
> Just my thoughts,
> Jacob Tennant - K8JWT
>     ----- Original Message -----
>     *From:* Stephen H. Smith <mailto:wa8lmf2 at aol.com>
>     *To:* k8jwt at comcast.net <mailto:k8jwt at comcast.net>
>     *Sent:* Wednesday, April 07, 2010 10:34 PM
>     *Subject:* Re: [aprssig] Password changed in WinAPRS & MacAPRS
>     Jacob Tennant wrote:
>>     Hello everyone,
>>         I ahve been off of APRS for a few years but some new interest
>>     locally has sparked my return but when I tryed to load up WinAPRS
>>     my registration code would not work?
>>     Since I have been gone have they chaged the way the registration
>>     codes a setup?
>>     Was hoping to find out as I have registration codes for both
>>     MacAPRS and WinAPRS that I need to update.
>>     Jacob Tennant - K8JWT
>     Why even bother to revive this dead orphaned product?    There has
>     been no development activity on this program for over three years
>     now.  (The author was severely injured and disabled in a
>     ballooning accident a year or two ago.)
>     1)      The symbol set in Win/MacAPRS is now over a DECADE out of
>     date, and unchangeable since it is embedded inside the compiled
>     .EXE.  Half of the current symbol set won't even display (or show
>     the WRONG symbols).  Further, current overlay characters used on
>     many of the secondary symbol set won't display.    
>     I maintain current symbol sets for UIview and APRSplus (where the
>     symbol set is  external to the program and changeable). Further my
>     current symbol set is also used by APRSpoint, findu and aprs.fi.  
>     I tried to contact the Win/MacAPRS authors several years ago about
>     embedding the current symbol set in their programs, but never
>     heard back from them.
>     2)      The last version of Precision Mapping that worked with
>     WinAPRS is now 7 years out of date.  Worse, even if you have the
>     install disks and want to install Precision Mapping 5.0, Undertow
>     Software no longer supports it with their online
>     activation/registration site.   That is, Precision Mapping 5.0 is
>     now unusable "abandonware".   
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>     Stephen H. Smith    wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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>     Symbols Set for UI-View,
>     UIpoint and APRSplus:
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