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[aprssig] Yet Another APRS Client is now available...

Jason Rausch jason at ke4nyv.com
Wed Jan 25 14:52:34 UTC 2012


> It's KISS-only, but it attempts to
> send the KISS ON and RESTART commands to switch over a TNC2.

I would suggest making that something that can be toggled off, if not needed.  Such as with a TNC-X or similar KISS only TNC.

> Alas, it doesn't put it back to command mode when it's done;
> is that a desirable feature?

Again, an option that should have the ability to be toggled off or on depending on the TNC model being used.

With so many KISS only TNC's that start up in KISS and never leave that mode (TNC-X, OpenTracker 1+, TinyTrak4, ect.), it really simplifies the whole setup.  No more guessing why the hell you just stopped getting data, when the TNC decided to just drop out of KISS mode for no reason (KPC-3, PacComms, AEAs, ect.).

Just my $0.02 on the subject :o)

Jason Rausch - KE4NYV
RPC Electronics, LLC
www.rpc-electronics.com


--- On Wed, 1/25/12, Andrew P. <andrewemt at hotmail.com> wrote:

> From: Andrew P. <andrewemt at hotmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Yet Another APRS Client is now available...
> To: "Jason Rausch " <jason at ke4nyv.com>, "aprssig at tapr.org " <aprssig at tapr.org>, "aprs at almostanywhere.com " <aprs at almostanywhere.com>
> Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 9:30 AM
> It's KISS-only, but it attempts to
> send the KISS ON and RESTART commands to switch over a TNC2.
> Alas, it doesn't put it back to command mode when it's done;
> is that a desirable feature?
> 
> Andrew Pavlin, KA2DDO
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Rausch <jason at ke4nyv.com>
> Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 13:26:22 
> To: <aprssig at tapr.org>;
> <aprs at almostanywhere.com>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Yet Another APRS Client is now
> available...
> 
> Ah, ok!  That did it.
>  
>  Does this program support KISS?  I just got it fired up. 
> I'm in the port setup and I only see an option for
> SERIAL_TNC.  Is this KISS or the old dreaded
> command/converse scheme?
>  
>  Jason Rausch - KE4NYV
>  RPC Electronics, LLC
>  www.rpc-electronics.com <http://www.rpc-electronics.com> 
>  
>  
>  --- On Wed, 1/25/12, Bruce W. Martin <aprs at almostanywhere.com>
> wrote:
>  
>  > From: Bruce W. Martin <aprs at almostanywhere.com>
>  > Subject: Re: [aprssig] Yet Another APRS Client is now
> available...
>  > To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
>  > Cc: jason at ke4nyv.com
>  > Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 8:15 AM
>  > The link is not dead it is just
>  > malformed. Copy the text and paste that in your
> browser and
>  > it should work.
>  > 
>  > Bruce, KQ4TV
>  > 
>  > On Jan 25, 2012, at 7:10 AM, Jason Rausch wrote:
>  > 
>  > > Is the link currently dead?  I get a page not
>  > found error when going to it.
>  > > 
>  > > Jason Rausch - KE4NYV
>  > > RPC Electronics, LLC
>  > > www.rpc-electronics.com <http://www.rpc-electronics.com> 
>  > > 
>  > > --- On Tue, 1/24/12, Andrew P. <andrewemt at hotmail.com>
>  > wrote:
>  > > 
>  > > From: Andrew P. <andrewemt at hotmail.com>
>  > > Subject: [aprssig] Yet Another APRS Client is
> now
>  > available...
>  > > To: aprssig at tapr.org
>  > > Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 10:49 PM
>  > > 
>  > > Greetings, all.
>  > > 
>  > > After weeks of waiting for the lawyers at my
> day-job
>  > employer to finish with the red tape, I now legally
> own my
>  > APRS program, so I can give it out now.
>  > > 
>  > > YAAC ("Yet Another APRS Client") is an APRS
> client
>  > application intended for PC's, MacOSX, and Linux (and
>  > possibly some other platforms). It provides all the
> basic
>  > functionality one would expect from an APRS client,
>  > including interfacing both to TNCs/GPSs and to the
> Tier 2
>  > APRS-IS servers, and has standalone mapping built in
> (no
>  > Internet connection required for map displays) that
> is
>  > pannable and zoomable without a separate mapping
> program. It
>  > supports multiple simultaneously-connected TNCs and
>  > digipeating.
>  > > 
>  > > Other features include:
>  > >     . map display mode
>  > >     . sortable tabular reporting of
>  > all heard stations, objects, and raw messages
>  > >     . 4 different ways of looking at
>  > messages
>  > >     . support for the New-N
>  > digipeating paradigm with standard aliases built-in
> and
>  > regional aliases user-enterable
>  > >     . 9 different ways of filtering
>  > message traffic to isolate specific data
>  > >     . automatic timestamped logging of
>  > both received and transmitted messages
>  > >     . a plugin architecture allowing
>  > drop-in extensions
>  > >     . built on top of other open
>  > source products, such as OpenStreetMap, rxtx, and
> JavaHelp
>  > >     . compatible with any KISS or
>  > TNC2-compliant TNC, including the built-in TNCs in
> Kenwood
>  > radios
>  > >     . designed for plug-in I18N
>  > localized prompts and display messages
>  > > 
>  > > I plan on releasing YAAC as open-source (yes, you
> will
>  > be able to see and modify the source code) under the
> Lesser
>  > Gnu Public License as soon as I've resolved any major
> issues
>  > reported by the alpha-testers (hint, hint). In the
> meantime,
>  > the alpha-testers will receive ready-to-run binary
>  > distributions while I fix any reported bugs, finish
> writing
>  > the online help, and bring the source code into full
>  > compliance with the LGPL.
>  > > 
>  > > So, anyone who would like to help get this ready
> for
>  > prime-time usage, please sign up on the Yahoo group
>  > yaac-alpha-testers (targeted at supporting the
> alpha-test
>  > effort) and visit my website to get the alpha-test
>  > distribution and instructions.
>  > > 
>  > > http://www.findtheater.com/ka2ddo/YAAC.html
>  > > 
>  > > (No, that's not a bogus URL; I'm piggybacking off
> the
>  > amateur theater website [another Java application] I
> also
>  > wrote and run.)
>  > > 
>  > > Thanks in advance for your help. Bug reports and
>  > suggestions for improvements and enhancements
> welcome.
>  > > 
>  > > Andrew Pavlin, KA2DDO
>  > > professional software engineer, amateur radio
> operator
>  > and thespian
>  > > 
>  > > > From: andrewemt at hotmail.com
>  > > > To: aprssig at tapr.org
>  > > > Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 20:20:31 +0000
>  > > > Subject: [aprssig] How to get new software
>  > evaluated???
>  > > > 
>  > > > Greetings, all (especially WB4APR).
>  > > > 
>  > > > As promised, I have a first (very early) cut
> of my
>  > new APRS application (currently code-named YAAC, for
> "Yet
>  > Another APRS Client" :-) waiting to be pounded on by
> experts
>  > in the field. It is not ready for full release quite
> yet
>  > (still have some source code clean-up and a few
> missing
>  > sub-features to add), but I would like to know if I'm
> doing
>  > the right thing or have majorly stumbled down the
> wrong path
>  > in my development efforts.
>  > > > 
>  > > > So, I'd be interested in having Bob (and
> any
>  > others in the core of APRS development who are
> interested
>  > and have the time) take a whack at using my app, and
> tell me
>  > where I need to improve and/or correct it before I let
> it
>  > out to the general public.
>  > > > 
>  > > > How is this sort of thing done here? I'm not
> ready
>  > to hand out source code yet (the innards aren't
> stable
>  > enough to have others tinker yet), but I can easily
> ship a
>  > zip file that unpacks a runnable distribution. 
>  > > > 
>  > > > Known working platforms are Windows XP
> (NTFS
>  > filesystems only, for some weird reason) and Fedora
> Core
>  > Linux (releases 13 and 15, with a hack needed on 15).
> It
>  > should work on any 32-bit Windows or Linux distro with
> Java
>  > installed, and theoretically should work on MacOSX
> too. It
>  > can listen to APRS-IS servers, and both receive and
> transmit
>  > through KISS (or KISSable by TNC2 command) TNC's, and
> listen
>  > to Kenwood radios in APRS mode (Kenwood firmware
> doesn't
>  > seem to allow transmitting APRS from the radio and a
>  > computer simultanously). It also works with NMEA
>  > 0183-compliant GPS receivers (not yet with gpsd in the
> way).
>  > App configuration is done inside the app with a
>  > configuration GUI; no need to hand-edit config files.
>  > > > 
>  > > > So, how do I get some initial alpha-test
> field
>  > feedback?
>  > > > 
>  > > > Andrew Pavlin, KA2DDO
>  > > > Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
>  > > > 
>  > > >
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