[aprssig] Win7 APRS Pgm?

KBØNLY kb0nly at mchsi.com
Sun May 15 23:23:40 EDT 2011

I didn’t download any modules for UI-View so no idea what your referring to there.  I downloaded the program, installed it, the map server and installed it, and done.  No fuss no muss...



From: Amateur Radio WB8NUT 
Sent: Sunday, May 15, 2011 1:06 PM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List 
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Win7 APRS Pgm?

I have no idea what you are referring to. AGWTracker is one file. You need AGWPE as a sound card TNC or to interface to a hardware TNC. If you want to be an IGate or Digi, then you download AGWUIDigi. 

It is no different than all the modules that I downloaded for UI-View. The difference is that someone is actually supporting AGWTracker.

$49 if you want to register. Roger used to charge for his product also. The only reason UIV is free is that it is a dead, unsupported, orphaned product. 

It's nice that AGWTracker has active development. UI-View cannot, it will not be enhanced, it may not run on future operating systems....in other words, it is stuck in time.

AGWTracker runs on my Windows 7 system all the time. I don't have to reboot, it takes very little memory. It runs with AGWUIDigi, DVAP Software, Echolink, WinLink, and an assortment of Multimode programs without any issues at all. Never a lock-up.

You might want to check your system if you are having all those issues and need to do a weekly reboot. Something is not right.


On 5/15/11 12:32 PM, KBØNLY wrote: 
  The problem I had with APRSIS and still have with it, is that it won’t handle my weather data from Weather Display like UI-View does, it seems to slowly drift off and stop receiving packets, I don’t know why but it works for a while then just slowly dies, but I can close it and open UI-View and the TNC is still sending in KISS to the computer just fine.  Ok on the igate stuff, too complicated, I set up the igate on UI-View with a few mouse clicks.

  Oh and UI-View is FREE, the addon map server is FREE, and the maps are FREE.  I don’t know why everyone seems to think it costs money.  All you need is the PA7RHM map server, works great, zoom in and out, pan around, does it all.

  Another comment on AGWTracker... $49 for something that is bloated.  That’s another problem, want to do this, oh download another file, want to do that, download another file.  I had to download a half dozen different things and it never did igate correctly and the weather data always dissapeared.

  I run UI-View 24/7 on a Win 7 computer that is dedicated to it and a ton of other functions.  One computer does my weather station, igate, digi, two scanner feeds to radioreference, weather webcam to weatherunderground and my website, and echolink to my repeater for linking with other area repeaters.  Gets rebooted once a week on Sunday for updates and other than that it just hums along.  

  When I tried AGW it would randomly lock up, too much memory use.


  Scott KBØNLY

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