SN Spotter Network: APRS—>SN Unstable Again

DPetsinger

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May 22, 2019
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Thank you Mark. I may just put together my own script to produce an APRS list out of the APRS-IS stream. I was hoping not have to put that much work into it. But it seem like SN may or may not work on fixing this. So if SN works on this and needs help, let me know.

Thanks a bunch.
 
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Thank you Mark. I may just put together my own script to produce an APRS list out of the APRS-IS stream. I was hoping not have to put that much work into it. But it seem like SN may or may not work on fixing this. So if SN works on this and needs help, let me know.

Thanks a bunch.
It has been almost two years since the APRS function has displayed correctly on the place files. I’m unsure why it’s even listed as an option anymore since it doesn’t work.
 

D McAnally

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Thank you Mark. I may just put together my own script to produce an APRS list out of the APRS-IS stream. I was hoping not have to put that much work into it. But it seem like SN may or may not work on fixing this. So if SN works on this and needs help, let me know.
I am interested in creating a script or method to generate filtered place files from APRS too. I need to set up an iGate first though.

After my initial post, I discovered that AllisonHouse.com provides a custom APRS placefile, in addition to custom SN placefile. The cost may not be for everyone, but it is an option I can use.

David McAnally
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After my initial post, I discovered that AllisonHouse.com provides a custom APRS placefile, in addition to custom SN placefile. The cost may not be for everyone, but it is an option I can use.

David McAnally
WD5M
I’ve used the custom SN place file on Allison House for a few years. The only drawback is the icon doesn’t indicate movement (you have to hover the cursor over the icon to see it). However, it doesn’t really matter with most SN users now converting to RadarScope because movement isn’t displayed. It is an option if you’re able to subscribe.
 

Mark Blue

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This thread is almost like a cold case murder file where you need to start from scratch with a fresh viewpoint and hope you find a detail that may have been overlooked. It would be nice if someone who understands the inner workings of APRS could remote into your computer using Team Viewer to take a look. That's taking support to a whole new level though on freeware!
 
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This thread is almost like a cold case murder file where you need to start from scratch with a fresh viewpoint and hope you find a detail that may have been overlooked. It would be nice if someone who understands the inner workings of APRS could remote into your computer using Team Viewer to take a look. That's taking support to a whole new level though on freeware!
There lies the issue. From what I understand the APRS data is flowing into SN, but no one knows why the information isn't being transmitted to the various place files and apps.
 
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Here’s another issue I have. I understand SN is volunteer based, but why does it take so long to get a response from anyone? That has been my issue since the support was moved to Stormtrack. There is a lack of accountability and communication gap. Yes, it is useful to have others give input; however it doesn’t get the job done in the long run.
 

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Was the support more timely before it was relocated to ST? If so we'll need to discuss that, probably in a new thread so we don't get off topic here.
 
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Was the support more timely before it was relocated to ST? If so we'll need to discuss that, probably in a new thread so we don't get off topic here.
I think the problem is people have been frustrated with this issue not being resolved in the two years since it started. No one knows or sees anything on the backend being done. All they see is what is being said in a “forum” style response, which at times has been less than empathetic by some on the SN board. Coming from someone that has worked in the customer service industry for over fifteen years, anytime you don’t empathize, assure, and understand where the user or customer is coming from, everyone suffers externally and internally as well.