[aprssig] D700A TNC Problems????

Cap Pennell cap at cruzio.com
Fri Sep 14 17:57:18 CDT 2007

W5WHT-7 is apparently using WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1,WIDE2-2
N4ESS-2 is using WIDE3-3
K9FV-1 is apparently using KI4ELU-7,WIDE2-2 (or WIDE1-1,WIDE2-2)
Some local digis are misconfigured (not inserting their call into the path).
Right now at least, K9FV-1 is closer to KI4ELU-7 than to W4IAX-7.
Yes, only the _first_ copy to reach the internet is kept there.

Suggest the mobile stations (there too) use routinely WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1.
There's more to it than only reaching the internet.
73, Cap KE6AFE

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Ken H>
> Sent: Friday, September 14, 2007 12:43 PM
> To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
> Subject: [aprssig] D700A TNC Problems????
> Hello all. I'm riding from Fairhope, AL over to work each day and have
> not been getting into the digipeaters that well. The KI4ELU-7 I get to
> nicely when in range, but as I cross I-10 to the north, I do not get
> digi'd very good. When on I-10 I am VERY close to W4IAX-7 digi. See
> below for my raw packets showing KI4ELU-7 as the first digi that picks
> me up. Note that N4ESS-2 in the next batch of raw packets is picked up
> by W4IAX-7 digi even though he's futher away than I am. Can anyone
> give me any ideas as to "why" W4IAX-7 digi does not pick me up? I'm
> using a D700A radio mounted on a motorcycle.
> 2007-09-13 11:34:15 GMT:
> K9FV-1>SP4P2W,KI4ELU-7,W4NN-1*,WIDE2-1,qAo,WD4HDT:`tZl"|*</]"3c}Te
> st new APRS de K9FV
> 2007-09-13 11:45:42 GMT:
> K9FV-1>SP3S1V,KI4ELU-7,WF4X-7,W4AP-3*,qAO,KE4LTT:`t_Fm!k</]"3[}Tes
> t new APRS de K9FV
> 2007-09-13 11:46:34 GMT:
> K9FV-1>SP3R7T,KI4ELU-7,W5PFC*,WIDE2-1,qAo,AA5ED-10:`t_Fo5k</]"3\}T
> est new APRS de K9FV
> 2007-09-13 11:47:08 GMT:
> K9FV-1>SP3R7T,KI4ELU-7,WF4X-7*,WIDE2-1,qAo,WD4ROJ-1:`t_Fo5k</]"3\}
> Test new APRS de K9FV
> 2007-09-13 11:51:35 GMT:
> K9FV-1>SP3P9T,KI4ELU-7,W5PFC*,WIDE2-1,qAo,AA5ED-10:`t`7l
> e</]"3c}Test new APRS de K9FV
> 2007-09-13 11:52:52 GMT:
> K9FV-1>SP3P9T,KI4ELU-7,WF4X-7*,WIDE2-1,qAo,WD4ROJ-1:`t`7l
> e</]"3c}Test new APRS de K9FV
> HEre is W5WHT-7's raw packets showing W4IAX-7 as his first digipeater
> most of the time with KI4ELU-7 only twice.
> 2007-09-13 22:04:43 EDT: W5WHT-7>S0TQ5Q,
> W4IAX-7,WIDE1,W4NN-1,WIDE2,WF4X-7*,WIDE2-1,qAo, WD4ROJ-1:`tYR ?
>  2007-09-13 22:08:03 EDT: W5WHT-7>S0SY9Y,
> W4IAX-7,WIDE1,W4NN-1,WIDE2*,WIDE2-2,qAo,WD4HDT:`sV$ ]-k/]"3u}
>   2007-09-13 22:10:05 EDT:
> W5WHT-7>S0SY5S,W4IAX-7,WIDE1*,WIDE2,WIDE2-2,qAO, KB5VE-1:`sTH I!k/]"3q}
>  2007-09-13 22:10:37 EDT: W5WHT-7>S0SY5S,
> KI4ELU-7,W4NN-1,WIDE2,WF4X-7,WIDE2*,qAO, KD4MOJ-9:`sTH I!k/]"3q}
>  2007-09-13 22:12:05 EDT: W5WHT-7>S0SY3S,
> KI4ELU-7,W4JBB-7*,WIDE2-2,qAO,KF4YPK-2:`sRd lk/]"3x}
>   2007-09-13 22:14:09 EDT:
> W5WHT-7>S0SY3Q,W4IAX-7,WIDE1*,WIDE2,WIDE2-2,qAO, KB5VE-1:`sQK Rvk/]"4#}
>  2007-09-13 22:18:14 EDT: W5WHT-7>S0SX3Q,
> W4IAX-7,WIDE1,W4NN-1,WIDE2*,WIDE2-2,qAo,WD4HDT:`sP2n6<k/]"4E}
> My concern is the TNC in my D700A isn't working correctly - I've
> read a couple of posts about the TNC not transmitting correctly -
> perhaps with packets digi'd for a couple of days, then not
> working correctlly.  Since this radio is only a month old, I'd
> like to determine this early on if possible.
> Also, there are several times when I get digi'd by the KI4ELU-7
> digi, but it never makes it to an Igate.  Perhaps the TNC is
> sending packets that are almost out of spec and only KI4ELU can
> pass them reliably?
> Is there any way I can *test* this radio to check?
> Thanks to all for any help,
> Ken H> K9FV-1

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