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[aprssig] Delayed packets

Bruce W. Martin, KQ4TV aprs at almostanywhere.com
Tue Jun 6 15:37:25 UTC 2006

I recently had a discussion with some others about this very subject.  
He was in Huntsville, Alabama and his packet was immediately I-Gated  
by the local Huntsville I-Gate and 8 minutes later, after 4 or 5  
update packets, his position was I-Gated by my javaprssrvr running on  
a Gateway 2000 P200 with a built in serial port. I know the packet  
went through 2 digis to get to me about 100 miles north in Tennessee.  
The delay seemed to be in the digipeaters.

Bruce, KQ4TV

On Jun 6, 2006, at 8:38 AM, Wes johnston wrote:

> WRT uiview, we had two stations near here doing it and in each case  
> they were UIview, which lead me to my previous conclusion.  Your  
> report that a copy of xastir did it is the first I've heard of the  
> problem outside uiview. This begs the question: what do these  
> delayed packet igates have in common? this could lead us to  
> pointing fingers at a particular brand of USB serial adapter.  I  
> have one that is based on the prolific chipset that won't program  
> my TT3 b/c the last packet never gets sent until another one comes  
> along to "push" it out.  Many laptops and some desktops are now  
> coming with USB on the motherboard for serial ports, could that be  
> the problem?
> Wes
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Curt, WE7U" <archer at eskimo.com>
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2006 9:16 AM
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Delayed packets
>> On Tue, 6 Jun 2006, Wes johnston wrote:
>>> Although it is difficult to prove, this delayed delivery of a  
>>> packet seems
>>> to always revolve around the UI-View client.
>> Very difficult to prove, considering it isn't true!  ;-)
>> I know of at least one Xastir client that has had the same sorts of
>> difficulty, gating things in either direction late.  It appears to
>> be a function of that particular machine 'cuz I don't recall hearing
>> of others that do it.  Never figured out why it does it on that one,
>> which is owned by a nearby friend of mine.
>>> running uiview in our area to stop igating and the problem went  
>>> away for us.
>>> Please let us know what you find.  Unfortunately, we all know the  
>>> chances of
>>> fixing this....
>> Because the author is SK?  Yea, but I thought all of UI-View's ills
>> could be fixed with a plug-in...  More than likely somebody will
>> write a plug-in to replace the igate functionality if it's possible
>> to do that particular piece with the plug-in API.  I've come to the
>> conclusion that people won't ever let UI-View die a natural death.
>> More than likely people will keep older Windows versions around
>> after newer Windows releases make it obsolete, just to run UI-View.
>> --
>> Curt, WE7U.   APRS Client Comparisons: http://www.eskimo.com/~archer
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