[aprssig] Not digipeating since moving to a new computer

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Fri Oct 30 11:02:33 CDT 2015


On 10/30/2015 11:09 AM, Dave Kaplan via aprssig wrote:
> Looking for some suggestions for a problem I am having with UIView.
>
> Over a year ago I moved my hard drive from one computer to another computer.
> All the programs seemed to be working fine and I can see WB0WNX reporting both
> position and weather on findu.com.
>


1)   You simply CANNOT CANNOT CANNOT just move as-installed programs from one 
Windows computer to another.

Virtually ALL programs, outside of the most minimal single-file utilities, 
place many files into the the common \WINDOWS directory and/or it's subs, in 
addition to setting up stuff in the program's own folder.

Formal program installers also make dozens (or sometimes hundreds) of entries 
into the Windows Registry (the vast shared database file about everything 
installed or configured in Windows) that is located in the \WINDOWS directory.

Simply copying an as-built program's own folder from one machine to another 
completely overlooks all this additional stuff.


2)   "Digipeating" means re-transmitting packets over RF.     You are 
apparently confusing it with "Igating" (verb form of "Igate" --Internet 
Gateway) which is the correct term for passing packets from RF to the Internet.



3)    > I’m thinking maybe I should wipe the UIView install and do a fresh 
install to
 > see if that fixes the issue. But before I do that I thought I would check and
 > see if anyone has any suggestions on things I should change or check.
 >
 > Dave
 >
 > WB0WNX
 >
 > Sioux City, IA

This is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL to doing a UIview setup on a new machine.    You 
MUST first do a cold install from the UIview setup package.

Then, if you wish, you can clone the configuration of the old setup to the new 
one by copying the files "UIreg.bin" and "UIview32.ini" from the main UIview 
folder on the old setup to the corresponding location in the new setup.

"UIreg.bin"   contains your name, call and registration code that unlocks 
UIview in your name.

"UIview32.ini"    is where hundreds of user settings and preferences like 
beacon path settings, beacon comments, igate login passwords and filters, the 
list of available APRS Internet servers, available maps, selected TNC type and 
on and on are stored.  Nearly EVERYTHING you can change, pulldown or check-off 
on UIview menus is stored here.

Also, don't overlook copying any added maps from the UIview\maps folder to the 
corresponding place on the new system.

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