[pskmail] Re: GPS and PSKmail "Western hemisphere bug"??

  • From: "Rein Couperus" <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 16:12:21 +0100 (CET)

Found the bug, and corrected it...
pse test if it works in beta8 (1.4.b8), which has been uploaded.
South should be OK.

Rein PA0R

Yes, that what I was worry about, missing minus sign somewhere and you have no chance to see it since you are in Eastern part of the world (no minus). We also should check for South. I will appreciated if you look at this problem. I am finishing up my boat's station and will send it to Canary's Island probably in 3 weeks. Everything seems to be working fine, still few issues
1/ Sometimes while communicating server and client goes out of sync and get lost
2/ Compressed email required to be downloaded twice in order to be received correctly
I will continue torture PSKmail this week end and see if I can narrow the problem. 
Thanks for you work Rein

From: Rein Couperus <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2011 3:13 AM
Subject: [pskmail] Re: GPS and PSKmail "Western hemisphere bug"??


probably a minus missing somewhere. Difficult to debug for me because 
I live in the wrong place :)
I will take a look...


Still torturing PSKmail....
This time I worked with gpsd
It did not function properly but after few trials I learned that have to simply restart gpsd to make it work.
From terminal: 
 killall gpsd
 rm /var/run/gpsd.sock
That will stop whatever is not working and next starting again :
gpsd /dev/ttyASM0
After that I started xgps which nicely shewed me all data from GPS.
Later I reconfigurated my jPSKmail client with  Preferences/Edit/Devices -> marked Use gpsd

Proudly I was able to see my position in APRS window, the problem - Longitude stay EAST !!
I see data out of GPS in xgps and it is correct, but in jPSKmail I am in Eastern hemisphere. Please look at the attached picture.
I am affraid that "minus" is missing somwere in the code. 

Well, anybody has any suggestions??
I keep torturing PSKmail......



Other related posts: