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Bogdan, Rick rbogdan at ursinus.edu
Mon Nov 20 21:06:06 UTC 2006


Hi Scott,

I'm placing an order now for the Assembled OpenTracker 1x.  Could you
add one of the 'Y' cables to the order, and what will it cost?

Thanks, 
Rick ka1udx

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of scott at opentrac.org
Sent: Monday, November 06, 2006 2:54 PM
To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
Subject: RE: [aprssig] Remote monitoring

The 'Y' cable is a standard, off-the-shelf part.  I don't have them
listed
on my website, but I have a few on hand.  When I was using this setup
with a
KPC-3, I never had any real trouble with the TNC not detecting the
tracker.

If it's solely a digi, then most of the time the TNC is going to
transmit
only after it receives a packet.  Set the tracker to have a long quiet
time
value, and it'll only transmit when the channel is quiet and the digi
isn't
going to be transmitting, except for the occasional ID.  The chances of
a
collision are small, and the fact that the tracker can detect the TNC's
transmission will tend to keep the two apart even if the interval is the
same.

You might have trouble if you're running open squelch, though - the OT
doesn't have true DCD.  You can probably set it up with some creative
wiring
in the TNC.  Or you could just wait until my Tracker2 is done.  =]

Weather permitting, I'll be flying a T2 prototype on a high-altitude
balloon
in the Mojave desert this Saturday.  It'll be sending telemetry,
tracking
data, and will be acting as a digipeater.  Anyone in range is welcome to
try
bouncing a message through it.  I should have messaging capability at
N1VG-8
(my TH-D7) and whatever I set up in the chase vehicle.

Scott

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Bogdan, Rick
> Sent: Monday, November 06, 2006 11:31 AM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: RE: [aprssig] Remote monitoring
> 
> Thanks for the replies.  Scott, your Opentracker looks 
> interesting.  The
> DB9 "Y" cable you mentioned, is it home brew also?  Ok on the diode on
> the Opentracker, but what about the existing tnc sensing the 
> Opentracker
> keying the radio? 
> 
> Thanks, 
> 
> Rick ka1udx
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of 
> scott at opentrac.org
> Sent: Monday, November 06, 2006 12:55 PM
> To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
> Subject: RE: [aprssig] Remote monitoring
> 
> Do you want the telemetry and digi to be the same device?  My Tracker2
> will
> do that, but it's not in regular production yet.
> 
> The OpenTracker will give you temperature and voltage 
> telemetry.  With a
> little tweaking, you can share a single radio for the existing TNC and
> the
> OpenTracker.  I'm doing just that in my garage, where I've got a radio
> shared between two trackers and a TNC.  I just use DB9 'Y' cables to
> connect
> them, and I think I had to replace one diode with a jumper to get the
> OpenTrackers to detect when the radio is in use by one of the other
> devices.
> 
> Scott, N1VG
> http://n1vg.net/opentracker
>  
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> > [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Bogdan, Rick
> > Sent: Monday, November 06, 2006 9:33 AM
> > To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> > Subject: [aprssig] Remote monitoring
> > 
> > Hello to the group,
> > 
> > I'm looking into a way of remotely monitoring a repeater site 
> > via aprs.
> > We have a Tiny-2 running as a digi presently (no computer).  I'm
> > specifically looking to monitor the power and possibly the temp. My
> > question is can this existing tnc do it?
> > 
> > Rick ka1udx
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> > [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of 
> Stephen H. Smith
> > Sent: Monday, November 06, 2006 12:23 PM
> > To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> > Cc: dave at emv.co.uk
> > Subject: [aprssig] RE: Re: *** APRS TNC Test CD Now 
> Available *** ---
> > Can'tPlay It
> > 
> > dave at emv.co.uk wrote:
> > > Hi..
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Thinking about it, having a "data" track at the beginning, 
> > not the end
> > > of the compilation may indeed screw up some players, 
> > probably the more
> > > capable ones too, after all my old Discman just "played" it 
> > (silently)
> > > as any other track, perhaps some players "see" a data track, then
> > assume
> > > the rest is data?  Most other mixed format CD's I've 
> seen, have the
> > > audio stuff first, then the other content...   Not tried it myself
> > with
> > > WiMP yet.
> > >
> > > WiMP, is however renown for sometimes doing odd things with mixed
> > > content disks, and also for the several odd way's to make 
> it behave,
> > > though it does seem to vary from one machine to another.
> > >
> > >   
> > 
> > 
> > 1)   I created the disk originally with Roxio Easy CD Creator 
> > 6.0 .    
> > CD Creator's default behavior for a "Mixed Mode Disk Project" is to 
> > place the data track first, and then the audio track(s).  
> > 
> > 2)   Using Easy CD Creator, I then made an image file in Roxio .CIF 
> > format because the widely used and nearly universal.ISO format only 
> > supports data-onlyCDs; not audio or mixed-mode disks.
> > 
> > 3)   I initially only posted the disk image in the 
> Adaptec/Roxio .CIF 
> > format. 
> > 
> > 4)   Someone else then converted the .CIF image to Nero .NRG format 
> > using a third-party format-conversion utility. Given that all the 
> > complaints so far on various lists has involved disks made 
> > from the Nero
> > 
> > version, I am wondering if the CIF->NRG conversion was less than 
> > perfect.  I simply have no way of knowing if the conversion was 
> > perfectly accurate.  Since I don't have or use Nero Burning 
> > ROM, I can't
> > 
> > test or vouch for the .NRG version of the file.
> > 
> > 
> > Finally,  
> > 
> > 5)   Win 2000's "CD Player" applet (not Media Player) plays 
> the disk 
> > just fine, allowing you to easily skip over the first (data) 
> > track that 
> > some CD drives mistakenly think is an unplayable audio 
> track.    The 
> > applet "CDplayer.exe" produces a user interface that looks like a 
> > typical car stereo CD player.  It is a single 330K exe file 
> > located in 
> > the /SYSTEM32 subdirectory underneath the main Windows 
> directory.    
> > This file requires no installation or hooks to the Windows 
> > registry.  It
> > 
> > can be copied from a Win 2K system and easily used with Windows XP.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > --
> > 
> > Stephen H. Smith    wa8lmf (at) aol.com
> > EchoLink Node:      14400    [Think bottom of the 2M band]
> > Home Page:          http://wa8lmf.com  --OR--   http://wa8lmf.net
> > 
> > NEW!   TNC Test CD
> >   http://wa8lmf.net/TNCtest
> > 
> > JavAPRS Filter Port 14580 Guide
> >   http://wa8lmf.net/aprs/JAVaprsFilters.htm
> > 
> > "APRS 101"  Explanation of APRS Path Selection & Digipeating
> >   http://wa8lmf.net/DigiPaths
> > 
> > Updated "Rev G" APRS            http://wa8lmf.net/aprs
> > Symbols Set for UI-View,
> > UIpoint and APRSplus:
> > 
> > 
> > 
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