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[wxsig] Problem with new modem+ and wind direction

John Koster w9ddd at tapr.org
Tue Dec 6 08:07:50 UTC 2005


Geez that was quick.  I barely shipped it and you have it assembled 
already.

Hopefully Will will have an answer on the software for you shortly.  

-- 
73,
John, W9DDD

On Tue, 6 Dec 2005 jnielson at chartermi.net wrote:

> Ok Will, here's one for ya...
> 
> I just bought the modem from the 238+ for my original 238.  Built it and all seemed well.  Then I noticed that I had no wind direction display.  Just Wnd ---°.  It doesn't change when I switch from degrees to N,S...  I am using 1.15.6R and have the system in "modem" mode.  If I switch it to "tnc" mode the wind direction works again!  I show no errors on the counters screen and the bus voltage shows 4.90V.  Here's a couple of APRS packets the modem is generating showing no wind direction:
> KB9RQD-4>WX1W,SOLON,K0NDX-10:@061653z4627.81N/09158.50W_.../000g009t068e1w 0300AB00AB00003B
> KB9RQD-4>WX1W,SOLON,K0NDX-10:@061803z4627.81N/09158.50W_.../000g005t068e1w 03010F010F00003B
> KB9RQD-4>WX1W,SOLON,K0NDX-10:@061818z4627.81N/09158.50W_.../000g000t068e1w
> 
> Any ideas?  I haven't tried my humidity sensor on here yet but I probably will later today. 
> 
> 73,
> Jim KB9RQD
> 
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