[aprssig] APRS Messenger v2.98 released

Chris Moulding chrism at crosscountrywireless.net
Sat Jan 22 17:33:09 EST 2011

I've just uploaded APRS Messenger v2.98 to the webpage:

This version now has a remote control feature to allow the APRS over HF
digimodes and VHF TNC transmit functions to be enabled or disabled by an
APRS message.

In the initial set-up screen you can enter the callsign and SSID of the
remote control station. You can also enter the remote control messages
to stop and start the igate transmit function. The defaults are "Igate
transmit ON" and "Igate transmit OFF" but these can be changed to any 18
character message.

Remote control messages can be set over VHF (if a TNC is used), APRS
over HF digimodes or the APRS-IS. A confirmation message "Confirm igate
transmit ON" or "Confirm igate transmit OFF" is sent out to the remote
control station over the APRS-IS if connected. When transmit is disabled
the program still functions as a receive only Igate.

On HF digimodes the sound card transmit is enabled or disabled. Using a
VHF TNC the comm port RTS output is enabled or disabled to control the TNC.

This is useful in countries where closedown arrangements have to be made
for unattended use or where APRS igate operators would like a remote
control facility when away from home.


Chris, G4HYG

Chris Moulding
Cross Country Wireless Ltd
7 Thirlmere Grove, Bolton, Lancs, BL4 0QB, UK
Tel/fax: +44(0)1204 410626
Mobile:  +44(0)7752 391908
Website: http://www.crosscountrywireless.net
Company registered in England and Wales number: 7431559

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