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[aprssig] who hears my station - now reading raw data

VE7GDH ve7gdh at rac.ca
Sat Dec 24 16:21:55 UTC 2005


Joe N3HGB wrote on Dec 24 2005

> Here is some raw data from my station:
> N3HGB-5>SX5Y2V,WIDE3-2,qAR,N2ZRC:`h-"l Y/
etc.

These display OK in UI-View32 here. I can't translate the mic-e in my head,
so I edited an existing log file and dropped the above into it using the
existing log file to get the correct syntax, and you showed up on my map.
Some showed up as a "red dot" instead of the "yacht" symbol. I'm not sure
why that happened. Your position showed as 38º 59.26N 76º 17.06W and in a
small bay just south of Mariners Way, so the yacht symbol seemed reasonable.
According to the last beacon shown on findu.com, you are a yacht, so
I'm not sure why I saw a red dot instead for some of the beacons.
www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?call=n3hgb-5&units=metric

> Is there any way to tell from this who was the first DIGI in the path?

Unfortunately, not all digipeaters will inject their callsign. You could try
contacting the digi operators in your area and try and talk them into
updating the settings in the digi. To me, this is almost as important as
getting all of the mobiles etc. to get onboard with the "no longer new"
settings and drop the obsolete paths of RELAY, WIDE etc.

> Also, is WIDE3-3 overkill looking at this? Maybe I should switch to
> WIDE2-2?

Probably. The recommended path is WIDE2-2 or WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1. Most
of the time, anything more than that it just creating QRM, but the "correct"
path depends on where you are and what is around you.

Re not showing up on your map, what troubleshooting have you done? I'm sure
you can "fix" it by finding the "problem" and changing the setting, but you
could always use a bigger hammer and just uninstall UI-View complete with
deleting the installation folder and re-installing it. If it was me, I would
rather find the setting that is preventing stations from being displayed.
Have you looked at any of the previous suggestions? Assume you have tried
a control-F5 to make sure you don't just have symbols disabled ???

73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
--
"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"





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