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[aprssig] KPC-3+ digi setup oddity

Stephen - K1LNX k1lnx at k1lnx.net
Wed May 2 17:34:54 UTC 2012


Thanks all.... I suspected the LT strings was what I was after but 
wasn't 100% sure. Makes sense now :)

73
Stephen
K1LNX

On 5/2/2012 8:27 AM, Bob Bruninga wrote:
>> Instead of using BTEXT for your posit string,
>> I suggest taking a look at the LT 1-4 strings
>> and the BLT 1-4 for the timing... [and LTP 1-4 for the paths]
> Do not forget that that those 5 total potential beacons from the KPC3 should
> be used for not only the digi's own beacon, but also for local info.  Please
> see http://aprs.org/fix14439.html for the digi settings and/or
> /localinfo.html for how to set the local frequency objects.
>
> Typically 2 beacons are for the digi, one direct every 10 minutes and the
> other via 2 hops every hour.  That leaves three for LOCALINFO objects via
> the DIRECT path every 10 minutes.  And yes, the BTEXT only uses BEACON, but
> the LTP's can contain the APN391...  Bob, Wb4APR
>
> On 05/01/2012 07:26 PM, Stephen - K1LNX wrote:
>> I've got a KPC-3+ with 9.1 firmware that I'm trying to setup as a
>> fill-in digipeater and something is baffling me. I set my unproto to
>> APN391, beacon to 10 minutes and my btext as follows:
>>
>> BTEXT    !3616.98N108222.54W#K1LNX W1 digi - Johnson City, TN
>>
>> Yet, when it beacons it sends it to beacon instead of APN391 (unless I'm
>> misinterpreting something which is highly possible):
>>
>> K1LNX-1>BEACON:<UI>:
>> !3616.98N108222.54W#K1LNX W1 digi - Johnson City, TN
>>
>> Monitoring from another radio/tnc does indeed indicate that the beacons
>> are being sent to "beacon" instead of APN391 as I would expect.
>>
>> What could I be missing here?
>>
>> tnx and 73
>> Stephen
>> K1LNX
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