NWAPRS serves: Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories,
Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana

NWAPRS WIDEn-N WX DIGIPEATER SETTINGS

 

WIDEn-N DIGIPEATER SETTINGS KANTRONICS KPC-3 (VER 8.2 or newer), or KPC-3 Plus (any version eeprom)
Revised July 2009 (latest changes in RED)

KANTRONIC KPC-3 (ver 8.2), KPC-3 Plus VALUE

ABAUD

4800

BEACON

E 10

BLT

1 E 01:00:00 START 00:00:03 (randomize the seconds)
2 E 00:10:00 START 00:04:06 (randomize the seconds)
3 E 00:10:00 START 00:06:09 CLEAR (randomize the seconds)
4 E 00:10:00 START 00:08:11 (randomize the seconds)

BTEXT

;145.15- *111111z3742.40N/12340.40WrT100 Spok MicaPeak

On a D700, the text will display as:
     145.15-
     T100 Spok 
     MicaPeak

;FFF.FFF+x*111111zDDMM.mmN/DDDMM.mmWrAAAAAAAAAABBBBBBBBBB88888888....

Where ";FFF.FFF+x *111111z" is the frequency, +/- is the offset, x is an optional local unique character, and *111111z is the default null Date-Time field for the OBJECT format
     or     
Where ";FFF.FF+xy *111111z" is the frequency, +/- is the offset, x and y are each one of over 3600 unique characters A-Z or 0-9, and *111111z is the default null Date-Time field

Where "DDMM.mmN/DDDMM.mmWr"is the LAT/LONG (Degrees, Minutes, and Tenths of Minutes format) and "r" symbol is for a voice repeater

Where "AAAAAAAAAA,BBBBBBBBBB,88888888 "are the 10x10x8 free-text fields for easy display on a Kenwood D700 radio (D7A will only display 10x10 free-text fields

See http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/localinfo.html for more info

CD

SOFTWARE

CMSG

DISC

GPSHEAD

Use the header as described in your weather station manual. It is likely "_" or "$" to capture the sentence into the associated LT 3 buffer. GPSHEAD 1, 2, and 4 are not used

GPSPORT

2400 NORMAL NOCHECK (use this if wx data is going in on the KPC-3 DE-9 ports 2 data and 5 ground). Data speed might be 4800 NORMAL NOCHECK

HEADERLN

OFF

HID

OFF

INTERFACE

If WX data coming in DB-25 port: INT GPS
If WX data coming in DE-9 port: INT TERMINAL

LT

Use this format for LT 1 & 2: 
LT 1 !DDMM.mmNSDDDMM.hhW#PHGdddd W2,WAn-N, Any text here WX

1 !4720.20NS12320.45W#PHG5660 W2,WAn-N,WillapaValley WX WA7RW
2 !4720.20NS12320.45W#PHG5660 W2,WAn-N,WillapaValley WX WA7RW

3 (automatically filled in by weather station)

Use this format for LT 4:
LT 4 ;IRLP-node*111111zDDMM.hhNIDDDMM.hhW0FFF.FFFMHz Tnnn CALLSIGN

LT 4 ;IRLP-3200*111111z4720.20NI12320.45W0147.06MHZ T103 AH6CP HI
Note: Put actual callsign at end if using a geographical alias in MYCALL
(Geocoord format is DDMM.mm that's tenths of minutes, not seconds)

LTP

1 APN390 VIA WIDE2-2 (signifies TNC is KPC-3+ ver 9.0 and goes out 2 hops)
2 APN390
3 APN390 VIA WIDE2-2
4 APN390

The result is a position report once an hour that goes out two hops, and every 10 mins locally. The weather data is send every 10 mins and goes out two hops. The IRLP loc data goes out every 10 mins locally

MYALIAS

DISABLED

MYCALL

ALIASNAME, e.g. KOPEAK or SOMTN

MYNODE

Check Kantronics manual

MYREMOTE

Use a logon callsign of your choice. For K7GPS-10, the logon is GPSR-10. The R means Remote. This will be matched up with the secret text used in RTEXT to authenticate the logon.

NTEXT

not used

NUMNODES

2

PACLEN

0

PASSALL

OFF

RTEXT

(Secret text known only to control operator so you can access remotely)

UNPROTO

APN390

UIDIGI

For KPC-3 v8.3/KPC-3Plus: ON WIDE4-4,WIDE5-5,WIDE6-6
For KPC-3 v8.2 rel 7265 or older: ON WIDE1-1,WIDE4-4,WIDE5-5,WIDE6-6

UIFLOOD

SS,30,ID    eg: WA,30,ID  
Use one of the following state/province codes: WA,ID,MT,OR,BC,AB

UITRACE

WIDE,30

UIDWAIT

OFF

GPSPORT

2400 NORMAL NOCHECK (use this if the weather data is going into the KPC-3 Plus DE-9 ports 2 and 5)

GPSHEAD 2&4 Use the header as described in your weather station manual. It is likely a "_" or "$" to capture the weather sentence into the associated LT buffers.
MON OFF
  • BLT: The BLT parameter controls the timing of when the LT buffers are sent. We can control how often the buffers are sent, and also when they start.
    • BLT 1 E 01:00:00 START 00:00:03 Here we are setting BLT 1 so that the TNC sends LT 1 (a position report) once every hour.
    • BLT 2 E 00:10:00 START 00:04:06 Here we are setting BLT 2 so that the TNC sends LT 2 (a position report) once every 10 minutes at four minutes and six seconds after start. This will ensure that the position data persists on the D7 and D700 screens. 
    • BLT 3 E 00:10:00 START 00:06:09 CLEAR Here we are setting BLT 3 so that the TNC sends LT 3 (weather data) once every 10 minutes starting six minutes nine seconds after start.. The CLEAR parameter clears the LT buffer as soon as the buffer is sent. If the buffer is empty, nothing will be sent. This keeps from sending stale data if something happens to the incoming weather data stream from the weather station.
    • BLT 4 E 00:10:00 START 00:08:11 Here we are setting BLT 4 so that the TNC sends LT 4 (IRLP node data) once every 10 minutes starting eight minutes 11 seconds after start. This will ensure that the IRLP node data persists on t