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APRS Voyager configuration and testing

  • 17 Jan 2018 2:49 PM
    Message # 5688368
    Gerry MacDonald wrote:

    https://aprs.fi/?c=raw&call=VE6DWX-14

    Hi Rob

    Looks like you are having a few issues with the TNC , let me know if I can help.

    Gerry

    VE6QLT

    Yes we were

    Any one have one of these Microsat products. My first application for this APRS TNC would be to configure it to send out a packet containing long/ lat time and voltage every 30 minutes.  do not need to digi and do not have any  weather station parts yet. With the proper setting I am sure I would eventually get there but I am stumped right now. I am having trouble changing the aprs.fi symbol displayed. It is showing up as a car       >      even when  the Symbol code is r       ref. page 14

    Manual pages 13 to 30 show screen shots of configuration software; lots of boxes to edit.

    Last modified: 23 Jan 2018 10:47 PM | Robert
  • 18 Jan 2018 7:50 AM
    Reply # 5689471 on 5688368


    THE QUESTION was  How do we modify configuration to change symbol that appears on the aprs.fi map.   ?

    Thanks to help from VE6QLT  and VA6DJH we now know how to do this.

    changing the symbol field in the encoding prototypical window does not seem to be controlling anything in this situation.  Changing the > for a car, to r or _ was not making any changes to the map.

    The edit needed to be made in the BEACONS TAB window. message field

    see
    Device manual v1.03: English language

    default value was    !<statlat>/<statlong>>APRS Voyager U=<volt>V.

    changing >> to a >r  produced  an antenna symbol  on the map



    Last modified: 23 Jan 2018 10:29 PM | Robert
  • 19 Jan 2018 10:27 AM
    Reply # 5691529 on 5688368
    BATTERY TESTING:

    My first application for this APRS TNC would be to configure it to send out a packet containing long/ lat time and voltage every 30 minutes.

    The APRS "beacon" is currently powered from a P-BOX through a CZH-LABS module set to disconnect when voltage drops to 11.4 and reconnect at 12.1

    TEST RESULTS
    2018-01-18 07:17:35 MST: APRS Voyager U=12.2V.  
     2018-01-19 09:50:30 MST:APRS Voyager U=11.6V
    About 26 hours of operation before battery disconnected.
    Begin charging VE6DWX battery from U=11.6V 2018-01-19 09:50:30,MST:
    Recharged battery over night

    2018-01-17 16:15:54 EST: APRS Voyager U=11.5V.
    2018-01-18 09:17:35 EST: APRS Voyager U=12.2V.

    VE6DWX  back on air  2018-01-19 20:34:08 MST:   U=12.6V.

    TEST continues with battery charger attached to maintain voltage.


    Last modified: 23 Jan 2018 10:48 PM | Robert
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