[pskmail] Re: zyGrib

  • From: John Douyere <vk2eta@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 22:30:51 +1100


Is it possible to get access to these new servers and clients and do some
testing too, or is it too early?


John (VK2ETA)

On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 8:31 PM, Rein Couperus <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> You are lucky... we are already working together closely with
> the author of zyGrib.
> four things are happening at the moment:
> * I have made a small script which loads the latest IAC fleetcode file into
> the server
> * The server I am testing now can broadcast this file
> * I am testing a new FEC streaming protocol on PI4TUE which allows the
> client to repair the broadcasted fIAC fleetcode file if errors occur, and
> automatically put in into the /opt/zyGrib/grib directory
> * If you request a grib file with pskmail email, you can get the attached
> grib file
> just by reading the mail within seconds...
> Of course the IAC fleetcode files will also be available for download.
> Broadcasting grib files is a bit difficult while grib files covering a
> large area
> are really too big for broadcasting. But the wx analysis and forecast
> contained
> in the IAC fleetcode files give you a complete weather map.
> At the moment we cover only the north atlantic, but the author of zyGrib
> is working on other areas. This broadcast can be auto-received without the
> need for a TX, so yachts with only a receievr can use this.
> In EU we will broadcast this file on a fixed time every 3 hours on 80, 40,
> 20 and 30.
> Also on the todo list is to add a gps coupling to zyGrib to show your
> position on the
> weather map(but as with the pskmail author ,
> the zyGrib author is on his own...).
> Now that I have your attention:
> The next server will have two main changes:
> * The APRS target address changes from PSKAPRS to PSKAPR. This to make it
> compatible to the APRS standard which allows only 6 characters. We noticed
> some web sites filter this, and will
> not show pskmail posits. The client needs no change for this, I can imagine
> some
> of the web scripts filter on PSKAPRS, and have to be changed.
> * The format of the 'QSL <CLIENT> de <SERVER>' will get a CRC check,
> so I can check the validity of the callsigns
> Fldigi-3.1 is out. I have tested it wthin clients 0.9 and 1.04 and both the
> IPC and TCP/IP interfaces are working fine. We have made significant
> changes in both interfaces which fix hidden bug, so I strongly suggest
> you chnage to fldigi-3,1
> I am spending most of my time testing all this at the moment.
> 73,
> Rein PA0R
> > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> > Von: "Kepple, Alan C CIV SEA 08 NR" <alan.kepple@xxxxxxxx>
> > Gesendet: 21.01.09 21:34:25
> > An: <pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Betreff: [pskmail] zyGrib
> Just installed the latest version of zyGrib. What a brilliant program!
> > Integration with pskmail would provide a very nice tool for us
> > yachties.
> >
> > Alan KD4QCL
> --
> http://pa0r.blogspirit.com

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