[pskmail] l "Western hemisphere bug" - fixed !!

  • From: Robert Krasowski <rkrasowski@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 08:38:52 -0800 (PST)

Thanks Rein for moving me out of China, it was nice to be there but I am glad 
to be back home.... joke 

It works great now, it reads GPS correctly. Now should I travel to Brasil to 
check for southern hemisphere?? HI HI

Thanks very much for all your work, 





From: Rein Couperus <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2011 10:12 AM
Subject: [pskmail] Re: GPS and PSKmail "Western hemisphere  bug"??

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 
>2/ Compressed email required to be downloaded twice in order to be received 
>I will continue torture PSKmail this week end and see if I can narrow the 
>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......

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