Direwolf <> Kpc9612

Today I made a comparison between Direwolf and a KPC9612. Now I have to say that it is difficult to compare. As the first set I use a KPC9612 and a Yaesu 7900 with an x30 as antenna and as software PinPoint Aprs Client for Windows. As the second set I use a Realistic pro 2006 scanner with an x50 as antenna and Direwolf. These antennas are at the same height.

Now I am very impressed with Direwolf, it seems that my KPC9612 is completely deaf. I clearly hear the packet signal but there is no decode. Unfortunately I don’t have two the same sets and two the same antennas to make the comparison better. But it is very clear here that Direwolf wins big.

Below you can see the difference between the setups. The Communication monitor is from PinPoint Aprs Client, the rest is from direwolf and some aprs parsing.

 

Okay, I know the comparison isn’t entirely fair. But for me Direwolf is the big winner.

Pinpoint Windows Aprs Client


I was playing with uiview32, but I was very bothered by the map that comes with uiview32. So I went looking for another Aprs client for windows. I ended up at PinPoint. In PinPoint you can choose from 40 different Map providers. Very nice.

I am satisfied with how it works. It is clear and fast. Only found out if at “Tools> Options” something changes you have to close the program and restart. There is also something disturbing, if you close the program and restart you have lost the received aprs messages. Very annoying.

http://www.pinpointaprs.com/

Ax25-apps, Ax25-tools, Ax25-utils, Libax25

Please use the latest version, this prevents irritation and annoying things that you do not understand.

Ax25-Apps
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Ax25-Tools
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Libax25
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Ax25-Utils
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Uronode 2.11

Brian N1URO, has released Uronode 2.11 (Mar 03, 2020)

Changelog

https://ham.packet-radio.net/packet/uronode/uronode-2.11.tar.gz

Source Link

https://sourceforge.net/projects/uronode/files/

Jnos start with screen

Jimmy K3CHB, Was looking at how he could get a restart option in Jnos in combination with “screen”.

Below how he did it.

Startnos

Nos.loop

 

Jnos snmpd

Autoexec.nos

sudo apt-get install mrtg
mkdir /var/www/html/mrtg/jnos
cd /var/www/html/mrtg/jnos
sudo nano mrtg.cfg

Mrtg.cfg

sudo nano /etc/cron.d/mrtg

Direwolf 1.6 D (Mar 1 2020) FX.25

I did some testing with a friend of mine PD2NLX. We have tested the (new) FX.25 protocol (32 and 16 Bytes) This is AX25 with forward error correction. Now the distance between us is quite short, about 5 kilometers. We have discovered that the 16 bytes check at a short distance works better.

First I have installed the “dev” release of Direwolf.

My direwolf.start file look like this

I have add the start option “-d x” Let’s take a look at what that looks like.

It has, of course, been developed to work over large distances and thus achieve a reasonably reliable connection. But it works surprisingly well.