ARES UISS Setup for Unproto Net

 

LCARES Packet Frequency 145.010 (Effective 2/1/2009)

Effective 3/1/2009, the Packet Net will be an Unproto (not-connected) net

Once you have AGWPE setup (if your having trouble setting up AGWPE, go here for help):

  1. Set up AGWPE to automatically open UISS by right clicking on the AGWPE icon in the taskbar at the bottom right of the screen and select “Startup Programs”, click “add”, navigate to the location of UISS (probably c:\Program Files\UISS\UISS.exe)- remember to change “Files of Type” to all files so that it will show you the file, click “open”, click on “OK” (do not add anything to the box), and click on “OK” again to close the box.

  2. Close AGWPE (and UISS if you also have it open) and restart AGWPE; AGWPE should open and then UISS should automatically open.

  3. The first time you run UISS, you will need to enter your callsign. Unless you have special circumstances such as multiple packet setups (home, mobile, portable, etc.), you don’t need to use an SSID after your callsign.

  4. If you are running UISS with a sound card (as opposed to a TNC), make sure to go to Setup: UISS: Extras and check the box that says “Disable Sound”. If you don’t do this, UISS will announce various things (such as “You’re digipeated” or “Connected”) over the radio.

  5. In the “To:” box at the top left of UISS, enter “ARES” (without the quotes).

  6. In the “Via:” box underneath, enter “K4FC” (without the quotes).

To send unproto (unconnected) text, type your message into the “TX Text Data” box and hit enter. UISS will automatically highlight the text you just sent so that you can immediately type your next text message and send it. In the monitor screen at the bottom of UISS, you should see the message you just sent twice- once from your ending it and once from K4FC digipeating it. A digipeated packet will look like:

FM K4AC To ARES Via K4FC* <UI pid=F0 Len=4 > [18:53:56]
test

(“UI” indicates that it is an unproto/unconnected packet; pid=F0 indicates that the frame contains text; Len=4 indicates that the frame contains 4 characters)

 

Notes:

  1. When using a TNC (as opposed to a sound card), UISS seems to work more reliably if the TNC is set to 9600 baud communications rate between the computer and the TNC. (The on air baud rate should ALWAYS be 1200 baud for our packet operations.) You will need to set the TNC to this speed if it is not already and will need to set this speed in the port properties of AGWPE as well. You will probably need to use Hyperterm to set the TNC’s speed. The AEA PK-232 uses “tbaud” to set this communications parameter (tbaud 9600); consult the manual of your TNC to see what it uses. (For TNC’s built into radios such as Kenwoods, the parameter is typically set by a menu selection on the radio itself.)

  2. If using a TNC built into a Kenwood radio (TS-2000, D7, or D700), the proper TNC Type in AGWPE is “TAPR TNC2” and TNC Sub Type is “Kiss Simple”.

  3. If you can’t find answers in the AGWPE help file, try joining the SV2AGW Yahoo Group and searching the message archives (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SV2AGW/?yguid=364916450). You have to actually join the group to be able to search the archives; if you don’t already have a Yahoo Groups account, you’ll have to sign up for one.

  4. If you can’t find answers in the UISS help file, try joining the UISS Yahoo Group and searching the message archives (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/UISS_ON6MU/). You have to actually join the group to be able to search the archives; if you don’t already have a Yahoo Groups account, you’ll have to sign up for one.

Last update 2/26/2009

 

 

 

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