[pskmail] Re: ?bug and idea for Client 1.5

  • From: G6CKR <radio@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:35:19 +0000

Short term manual fix would be to turn the beacon off before closing
pskmail then you have control over when you start the beacon when
pskmail is next started.
Not ideal but it will solve the problem.
This issue has been mentioned in the past, the beacon really needs to be
inhibited for a few minutes from start up.
73 Roger G6CKR
On 12/01/12 15:23, Robert Krasowski wrote:
> Hi all,
> just few observations we had while using PSKmail.
> While downloading GRIB file after "Get GRIB", the grib is put into the
> file and at the end of the name there is ". This is in client ver 1.5. I
> do not have that client running on my side, so I can not verify that but
> that is the problem that SQ2OAZ reported to me. What that do is the fact
> that GRIb file is not recognized by GRIB reading software and they have
> to rename that file. Not a big problem but there.
> Also while turning PSKmail client on it sends beacon with position
> immediately. If GPS did not have a chance to lock on new position, old
> position will be sent. If that beacon is received by any station, it
> will be put to the system with the time and date when it was received.
> It mess up tracking, because we have old position being sent with new
> time assigned to it. So beacon should wait until GPS get new position.  
> Here is raw packet from APRS system showing the result of this:
> 2012-01-12 09:40:19 UTC: *SQ2OAZ
> <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&limit=&call=SQ2OAZ>*>PSKAPR,TCPIP*,qAS,KB2PNM
> <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&limit=&call=KB2PNM>:!2152.50N/02847.95WY000/000/
> 2012-01-12 09:50:46 UTC: *SQ2OAZ
> <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&limit=&call=SQ2OAZ>*>PSKAPR,TCPIP*,qAS,KB2PNM
> <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&limit=&call=KB2PNM>:!2152.50N/02847.95WY000/000/
> 2012-01-12 09:53:46 UTC: *SQ2OAZ
> <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&limit=&call=SQ2OAZ>*>PSKAPR,TCPIP*,qAS,SM0RWO
> <http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&limit=&call=SM0RWO>:!2025.76N/03029.61WY214/005/
> *[Location changes too fast (>500 km/h)]*
> ** 
> Any idea how to fix it??
> Best regards
> Robert
> *KB2PNM *

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