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[aprssig] Linking digipeaters

Wes Johnston, AI4PX wes at ai4px.com
Tue Mar 8 18:00:25 UTC 2011


Seems to me that UI View likes to take the TNC in and out of KISS mode when
it restarts, so that jibes.

How about everyone that owns a kpc3plus and runs kiss mode just spring for a
$6 digital timer.  Set it to turn off at 2:59am and on at 3:00am.

Wes
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On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 12:33, Cap Pennell <cap at cruzio.com> wrote:

> Once, I was told by San Francisco IGate sysop AF6BU that restarting
> _either_
> the Kantronics TNC or the UI-View32 software resolved the gating delays
> problem, for a while again.  That particular IGate station is now gone from
> service.
>
> Alan N6VUD has been helping by attempting to gain more actual evidence,
> particularly about exactly which TNC firmware versions may be involved (and
> which are innocent).  There's a online Poll still open, particularly of
> effected IGate sysops (for ca_aprs yahoo group subscribers) at
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ca_aprs/polls .
> 73, Cap KE6AFE
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On
>  > Behalf Of Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr)
> > Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 6:09 AM
> > To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> > Subject: Re: [aprssig] Linking digipeaters
> >
> > Restarting the machine may actually take the KPC-3+ out of KISS and
> > back
> > in or otherwise send commands to it the remedy the problem.   Testing
> > has been done that when a KPC-3+ is in this mode, simply powering down
> > and up will recover normal operation.  The issue has been exhibited
> > with
> > different software in use with the only common component being a KPC-3+
> > in KISS mode operating for an extended period of time.  When packet
> > traffic gets heavy, the problem manifests sooner which may be why you
> > hear reports of "it's never happened to me" from people running KPC-3+
> > in KISS in a low activity environment.
> >
> > Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRISSCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
> >
> > PS.  I'm familiar with the issue because WC4PEM to my west is (was)
> > this
> > installation and the trustee of that IGate restarts it weekly but
> > sooner
> > if I happen to notice packet delays coming through that gate.
> >
> > On 3/8/2011 9:03 AM, Bob Bruninga wrote:
> > >> we have that XP machine set to restart every morning at 3:35AM.
> > >> It seems to not exhibit the problem once we added the restart
> > >> of the machine to the scheduled tasks.
> > > Hummh.  This suggests to me that the problem cannot then be in the
> > KPC3?
> > >
> > > Bob
> > >
> > > From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On
> > Behalf
> > > Of Randy Love
> > > Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 7:30 AM
> > > To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> > > Subject: Re: [aprssig] Linking digipeaters
> > >
> > >
> > > On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 1:21 AM, Keith VE7GDH<ve7gdh at rac.ca>  wrote:
> > > Wes AI4PX wrote...
> > >
> > > KPC3 KISS delay problem... if you cycle the power rather than pop it
> > in
> > > and out of kiss mode, does that reset it as well?
> > >
> > > I don't know. I would assume so, but I have always exited KISS mode
> > and
> > > then re-entered it. Anyone else?
> > >
> > >
> > > I would think so too. To me, the issue with the KPC3+'s holding
> > packets
> > > seems to be some sort of buffer shift over time, or maybe a circular
> > list
> > > that gets its offset decremented when it exceeds the number of
> > individual
> > > elements in its array. Resetting the power should flush the
> > buffers/memory
> > > and put everything back like it was. This is mostly speculation on my
> > part.
> > > But we do have a KPC3+ running at our EOC that is accessed via AGWPE,
> > and we
> > > have that XP machine set to restart every morning at 3:35AM. It seems
> > to not
> > > exhibit the problem once we added the restart of the machine to the
> > > scheduled tasks.
> > >
> > > Randy
> > > WF5X
> > >
> > >
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