messages get caught in que - not being sent out

Trying to get aprs messaging to work with a nuvi350 and T2-301.  everything else seems to work, but messages seem to get stuck in que and not sent.  How can this be persuaded to work as it should?

Posted by: Eric Fort <eric.fort-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>


Re: breadcrumb problem...

I had thought I'd heard mention that a few of the newer units had fixed this (with much repeated nudging of garmin by scott...) but sadly I can't remember if soand which units.



It would be nice if ALL of these:


could be covered in the argent data table, even if most of the answers are "unknown"

On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 6:32 PM, Marcel S ki6qdj-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org [tracker2] <tracker2-hHKSG33TihhbjbujkaE4pw@public.gmane.org> wrote:

The most up to date table I know of is here: http://wiki.argentdata.com/index.php?title=Garmin_FMI

Sadly it doesn't include many of the newer models. It'd be great if others could update the wiki with any units they have experience with (or send me details so I can update for you).


-Marcel AI6MS

On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 6:09 PM, Eric Fort eric.fort-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org [tracker2] <tracker2-hHKSG33TihhbjbujkaE4pw@public.gmane.org > wrote:

Is it only the nuvi 350 that lacks the breadcrumb isue,or has garmin finally fixed this on (some of) their newer units?  which ones if any?


Posted by: Eric Fort <eric.fort-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>


breadcrumb problem...

Is it only the nuvi 350 that lacks the breadcrumb isue,or has garmin finally fixed this on (some of) their newer units?  which ones if any?


Posted by: Eric Fort <eric.fort-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>


Fwd: T2-301 not on speaking terms with nuvi 350 or computer [1 Attachment]

[Attachment(s) from Eric Fort included below]

Since Scott and the support address have been nonresponsive - hopefully the list can be of some help:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Eric Fort <eric.fort-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>
Date: Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 5:06 PM
Subject: T2-301 not on speaking terms with nuvi 350 or computer
To: support <at> argentdata.com, Scott Miller <scott <at> argentdata.com>


please help get this unit working again.  it was working when I last put it on the shelf or just before and now the T2-301 refuses to speak with either the computer or the nuvi.  attached is the wiring diagram ( T2-301cableAsIs.pdf)) for the cable that attaches to the nuvi fmi-cable, computer, and T2-301.

A couple questions:

Does the cable wiring look right to you?  it should as this exact cable has worked fine in the past with this t2-301 and this nuvi 350.

Am I correct that the garmin FMI cable connects to the side of the nuvi 350 and the power adapter plugs to the back via the cradle, or do I have this backwards?

What baud rate should the serial ports default to on the T2-301?  can they be reset to those defaults?  will the T2-301 Autobaud?

should the computer normally connect to port A or port B on the T2-301?

Should the nuvi FMI cable normally connect to Port A or port B on the T2-301?

can new firmware or config be uploaded to the T2-301 from a non windows computer?  (the ability to do this from linux (otlinconfig sourcecode) or osx (guessing the same source would likely compile under linux or osx) would be useful for the userbase and as a configuration and firmware uploader only shouldn't give away many secrets of the T2/T3 internals.

Anything else I can or should look at to get this working?



Thanks,  I'll likely ping you tomorrow and see what we can come up with.


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Posted by: Eric Fort <eric.fort-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>


Wisconsin HAB balloon launch Sat 4/18/2015

Sorry for being slightly off-topic, but thought those interested in tracking might want to follow this launch.

Wisconsin HAB is doing our second launch, which is participating as part of the Global Balloon Space Challenge.
See www.balloonchallenge.org for all the details. We are team Wisconsin HAB

If you are interested in following the launch, please see the details below:

Date: 4/18/2015
Time: 8:00 AM CDT Setup, 9:00 AM CDT Launch

If you want to see it in person, EVERYONE is welcome to stop out and watch.
It's at a park so there's lots of room. Join us!

Highland Village Park, located at 755 N Park St, Highland, WI 53543 (about 1 hour West of Madison, WI)

If you can't make it in-person, watch it LIVE on YouTube.
That's right, we will be streaming LIVE on YouTube <at> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvs2jdcJdek

You can monitor our chase & tracking at FM38 (http://www.fm38.org/tiki-index.php). Additionally, we will be transmitting a voice beacon on 146.430 MHz and using Simplex <at> 146.550 Mhz during the recovery effort.
For beacon signal reports, please e-mail: wisconsin.hab <at> gmail.com

If you are a visual person and want to follow the balloon via Google Maps, you can visit http://aprs.fi/…
This will be using call sign N9UX-11

We will be updating Facebook and tweeting <at> WisconsinHAB (https://twitter.com/WisconsinHAB/) with hashtag ‪#‎GSBChallenge‬ (as will others doing launches on 4/18).


Posted by: kc9ony <at> arrl.net



Are you counting the digits after the decimal in that? 😆

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On Apr 16, 2015, at 5:57 PM, Bill Vodall wa7nwp-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org [tracker2] <tracker2-hHKSG33TihhbjbujkaE4pw@public.gmane.org> wrote:

Just letting Bill know that he needs to dangle a bigger carrot!

Hey - I'm talking 3 digits here.   That's a digit or two more than
some Hams want to spend...

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Posted by: ve6srv-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org


FS: T2-301, Nuvi 350 GPS, 12v power cable, all cables n accessories, plug n play.

For Sale: 

Well cared for in a smoke free environment.

T2-301 (unit says T3-301 but I'm pretty sure it's one of the last few in not the last T2-301 ever built) ($229)
ducky antenna ($9)
garmin nuvi 350 gps w/ LIFETIME updates ($80 VALUE for updates alone + about $30 on ebay for nuvi 350)
12v garmin power cord
T3-301 serial and power cable ($8)
Custom cable harness which exposes both serial ports to DB9 of proper sex
Garmin serial port cable

plug and play aprs - everything you need in one package

I really like this unit and it has served me well but I've decided to upgrade to a T3-135 configuration and probably a more current Nuvi model and short term I need to free up some cash.  Look for AF6EP-1 in the southern california USA region on aprs.fi and you are seeing the hardware listed above.

Asking $220 or best offer delivered via usps priority mail to any US address.  Payment via paypal preferred.  

Eric Fort

Posted by: Eric Fort <eric.fort-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>


T3 micro can't find documentation on wiki support

Hello, I have the t3 micro usb and was trying to find documentation on it at the argent data wiki site.

Has anyone used this device?

I wan't to use this device with a beagle bone black board as a single aprs system.

Can this device be used on a linux system?

Looking for info


stephen AC8QE

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both T3 and OT-USB stopped working

Other day I connected my T3 I have in my car for typical APRS stuff but nothing happened. The red light momentary comes on then goes out. Normally I see it blink many times as GPS collects sat signals then shortly after it transmits, and green light flickers. Now none of this occurs. The GPS puck leds are on (the blue one blinks).

I connect my T3 to computer to look at its configuration, nothing has changed.

I then take my OT-USB (which I haven't used in a year) and it has same symptoms.

Do these things need to be re-flashed or whatever if they haven't been used? Last time I used my T3 was a few months ago.

thanks in advance, Mike K6MFW

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UIView32 using OT2 in Alinco DR-135

trying to get UIView to run with an Argent Data Open Tracker2 (OT2) in an Alinco DR-135 radio.  ive been running a digi/i-gate until last weekend when my KAM TNC bit the dust.  not wanting to invest in another TNC I pulled my DR-135 out of mothballs and have been trying for several hours to get it working.  truth be told I have made several attempts over the past year to get the DR-135 to work with no success. 


here's where I am with this:

·       PC is a windows 7x64 up to date with all critical updates.  as I mentioned until last weekend I had a digi/igate working on UIView32 so UIView is installed correctly on the PC.


·       I am able to communicate with, read and write from/to the OT2s config file using OTWINCFG.EXE so I believe the tracker is good.  yes, the f irmware is older but a few years back I had the radio and UIView working together in our camper.


·       The radio IS in data mode


·     &nbsp ; I have COMMS setup initially in the NONE mode with XON/XOFF handshaking and the terminal window set to CONV just to be able to see incoming packets.  The radio IS receiving packets but they are not being displayed in the terminal window of UIView.


color me puzzled.  would an update to the firmware solve the issue?  can anyone help?



rich, n9dko
Live your life and forget your age.





Posted by: "Rich Bauer" <rk911-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>


T3-135 and aprx


I bought a T3-135 year or two ago. I am able to make it work with aprx, but it has never been stable. It freezes regularly. From what I can tell, it does so when I try to transmit. Not every time, but quite often, almost each time.

Is there anything that the T3 receive on the serial port that will make it hang? I tried hard and here is a packet sent from aprx to the T3 that made it hang:

c0 00 84 8a 82 86 9e 9c 60 ac 8a 64 a4 86 8c 66 ac 82 64 a4 86 90 e2 ac 8a 64 a0 96 8e e2 ae 92 88 8a 64 40 e1 03 f0 3e 20 44 49 47 49 20 4a 6f 6e 71 75 69 65 72 65 20 77 77 77 2e 76 65 32 63 72 73 2e 6f 72 67 20 31 34 36 2e 39 34 30 54 31 32 37 2e 33 0d c0

This converts to:

À�„Š‚†žœ`¬Šd¤†Œf¬‚d¤†â¬Šd –Žâ®’ˆŠd <at> áð> DIGI Jonquiere www.ve2crs.org 146.940T127.3

I'm using 2.8.1-W6KWF-10-g6f3a458

Anybody using that particular software with a T2 or T3? Here is my config if it can help:

mycall VE2***-1   #I have mycall set correctly
myloc lat 4800.00N lon 07100.00W  
        pidfile /var/run/aprx.pid
        rflog /var/log/aprx/aprx-rf.log
        aprxlog /var/log/aprx/aprx.log
        passcode -1  # I have my passcode set correctly
        server rotate.aprs.net 14580
        serial-device /dev/aprs 9600 8n1 KISS
        tx-ok true
        transmitter $mycall
                source $mycall
                viscous-delay   5
                source          APRSIS
                relay-type      third-party
                viscous-delay   5
                filter          t/mo

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