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New OT3



Hi Scott,
I got the new OT3 today and I'm having a problem. When I hook it to my computer, and click connect, That button goes grayed out, and i eventually get a message that says "ready to connect, reset tracker" (something pretty close to that) When I power cycle it, I get a warning-message box that says "OTWINCFG communications error (BLver00)". Ticking the box "ERASE/ RELOAD FIRMWARE" has the same result as does "DISABLE TURBO"

An observation: With my other OT3, upon application of power, the two LED's on the front go red and then off. On this one they go orange, green and then off. It may not mean anything, or it may be a clue for you.

I have used my OTUSB as a guinea pig and it connects correctly, confirming that my hoo kups are good.

 I still have a couple weeks til the race, Here's hoping.

Thanks and 73, Ron (KC8SFQ)



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T-Hunt trackers?

Hamcom  in coming to Irving next month and I know Byron will be there, but does Scott make any T-Hunt trackers 
like the Pic-com? I need to start my list to show my YL how much money I need before June.

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Power output



Hi Scott, and all,
I just had a thought (scary, I know)
As regards the power output pins on the OT3 and OTUSB. When enabled, do they go hot ie input voltage, or do they go to ground?

And on the OTUSB, (RADIO connector, pin9) how much current can it source? (sink?)


Thanks, Ron (KC8SFQ)



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OT2M Weather Beacons



I had WT9M-5 OT2M running as digi and weather station for many years without any problems. I had Port A set up for LaCrosse since I had LaCrosse weather station on it. It always beaconed as weather station and acted as digi too.

I recently moved it to a new spot - same OT2M but I am using Peet Bros weather station on it now. I set Port A to Auto which should see weather input automatically according to manual.

When I sent remote command Wxinfo I got back a response showing weather data but it hasn't been beaconing weather info in beacons.

What needs to be set to get it sending weather beacons properly ?

Thanks,
Larry WT9M




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T3-301can't connect terminal via DB9



I'm trying to connect to a T-3-301 via the DB9 using Hyperterminal. No joy using the using the serial and power cable with or without serial splitter cable. I can connect to the T3-301 via the USB port and access the TNC that way, and when I connect a GPS up to the DB9 (with or without the splitter) I see GPS (connected to either the A or B plug of the splitter) info out the USB port.

 I'm at a loss.... and I don't think I'm missing anything. I'm fairly competent with comm ports and such as I had a business for 15 years selling SCS PTC modems and GPS receivers. But my forehead has a flat spot as a result of this project.

Don
W6CZ

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Writing Lattitude



I'm trying to enter a lattitude into the OTWINCONFIG without success.

I get an arror message saying 42.65.37 is an invalid latitude.

I'm confused...

Pete
KC0GPB


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Some observations, some assumptions and a few questions



Good Morning,

First, the observations:

Over the past, roughly, 24 hours, I've been running an OT3 as a DIGI.  I used the "CMD INFO" command and it returned the string: TEMP: 65F VOLT:11.91 RX:8672 FCS:127531 CFG:1 PWD:0 DIGI:1776 (*3-11:01:00)


Some of them are fairly obvious. Voltage, Temp, RX and CFG all seem to make sense. I assume PWD0 means the power solid-state-relay is off. If I read the instructions correctly FCS would seem to indicate that I got 127+ thousand busted packets, and only decoded 8+ thousand. Of those I DIGI'd 17+ hundred 


This leads me to some questions:

Is this ratio of busted to received packets normal or do I have something set a little off where it should be? (radio volume?) 

Is there somewhere inside the OT3 I can look with an Oscilloscope (that I'm dying to use) to tweak the RX setting with OTWINCFG?


As regards the (*3-11:01:00) The 11:01:00 part makes sense. That tracks with the clock. What is the meaning of the *3 part?


As regards the solid-state-relay:

Am I correct in my understanding that if I hook a load across the "PS" and "GND" pins in the accessory plug on front of the OT3 that I can switch a load? And somewhat related, Can I use this pair to switch an electro-mechanical relay to control a loa d in excess of the 7A rating of the solid-state-relay? Specifically thinking about inductive loading and back EMF from the coil as the relay opens.


OK, enough out of me for today.

Thanks in advance, Ron, KC8SFQ



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DS18S20 or DS18B20



Hi Scott,
Could the DS18B20 replace the DS18S20 for the temp sensors for the analog inputs in the OT3 mini?  I order these one by mistake :(

73's DE AE4SR,
Joel Vazquez-Rodriguez

Email: AE4SR.RadioOp-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org
Web: ae4sr.us


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Digipeater Settings



Using the tracker 3 as a digipeater what should be settings be in the Digipeater Settings window, and what Wide should it be set on.


Thanks


VY1XY



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Tracker 3 not working



Hello everyone,


Not sure if anyone can help but I thought I would give this group a shot. I had this tracker working fine last year. I didnt use it for about 8 months. It just sat in my truck. I went to go fire it up this April and nothing. So I took it back in the house to see what was wrong. I realized that I had forgotten the procedure to configure it, also realized that all that old config stuff was on my old computer. So I started fresh with my new computer. I looked online and remembered that 1st you have to download the .inf file so I did that. Then I downloaded OTWINCFG and installed it. Then I followed the tutorial to install the driver again. I finally got it so I could plug in the a to b usb connetor into my computer from my tr acker and get the OTWINCFG config page up. I even tried resetting the firmware, and intalling the new firmware suggested on the Argent Data Tracker3 web page. Still no luck, anyone have any suggestions?



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Voltage in telemetry value



Hello,
I have a question, is there a way that I can make the tracker send the voltage in the telemetry with the dot values, like "13.4V" as it appears in the comment section (obviously without the "V".  I ask cause I have notice in aprs.fi, in a digi Im setting up with a OT3, it is reported in the telemetry as 134 for example, and not big deal as we know that represents 13.4 volts, but in the graph as I see more useful value for monitoring it, this graph jumps to much, and I think it can be improved by adding the dot to the value.  I don't know the inside and out of the telemetry data transmission format requirements, but, could this be possible, make it report it as "13.4" instead of 134?

Thanks in advance,
73's DE AE4SR,
Joel Vazquez-Rodriguez

Email: AE4SR.RadioOp <at> gmail.com
Web: ae4sr.us


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