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Miscellaneous Diagrams, Files and Information

Precision Mapping Server 9.0 add-on for UIview

UZ7HO Soundmodem Software TNC
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Other Stuff

60-Meter-Faq.PDF

AGW Packet Engine 2010-805 Installer  (Standard freeware version of AGWpe repacked into an automated Windows installer.)

APRS-Emergency_Full-Ver-1.11.exe  (Plug-In for UI-View)

APRS-Emergency-Ver-1.23-Update

APRS symbolcodes.txt

APRS_Symbol_Chart_Rev-H.pdf

APRS symbols for UIpoint-RevH.zip

APRS symbols for UIview-RevH.zip

APRS Symbols for APRSplus-RevH.zip

ARRL_US-BandPlan-March-2012.pdf

AT-Serial-Modem-DB9-DB25.gif

Cat5Cable-RJ45-Wiring.pdf

CB_FREQS.pdf

CheckSR-Setup.exe   Checks Sound Card Sample Rate 

ComDisable.msi     Disables enumeration of serial port devices at boot on
                           Windows PCs. Prevents mouse cursor from going nuts
                           when PC is booted with a serial GPS device connected.
                           Details here on this site:   GPS_Mouse.htm

 

Daylight Time Patches for Windows

U.S. Daylight Time now starts 3 weeks earlier than the traditional date (1st week of March instead of beginning in April), effective the year 2007. As a result, the automatic time change feature in Windows XP and earlier versions won't happen until 3 weeks after the fact.  The patches below will fix Windows to change on the proper dates.

These patches only affect the Windows operating system itself. If you use Outlook, another patch (available from Microsoft) is required.  Outlook keeps time internally in UTC and converts to local time only for display, using a routine similar to, but separate from, the one in Windows itself. 

Note that an intractable problem remains because MS grouped the US and Mexico together in the time zone select dialog in Windows (for example, "US Pacific and Tijuana, Mexico").  Since Mexico, unlike Canada, didn't slavishly follow the U.S. in this daylight time change idiocy, either you patch Windows and the U.S. west shows correctly and Mexico doesn't.   Or you don't patch to keep Mexico correct and the U.S. incorrect by an hour.  This nuisance will only persist for three weeks until the classic date for daylight change. At this point both the US  and Mexico will be on daylight time, allowing the same offset to be correct for both.

2007 Daylight Time Fix for Windows 2000 & XP    

This update (courtesy of http://www.intelliadmin.com, a vendor of corporate network management software, fixes the daylight time change issue.  Note that after installing this patch, you will have to reset the time, using an Internet utility or other means.  This forces Windows to re-compute the offset between UTC time (which the operating system uses internally) and the local time zone (which used for on-screen display).   Or download the "official" XP patch from the Microsoft website here.

2007 Daylight Time Fix for Windows 98 and ME 

Another freebie from  http://www.intelliadmin.com, similar to the one above, but for Win 98 and ME.

 

dBm-to-Microvolts.pdf

DegreeMinuteSecondConverter.exe  

Handy coordinates conversion tool from a defunct software company.  Converts between  DD.dddddd ,  DD MM SS  and DD MM.mm .

FINDU-allicons-RevG.zip

FT-100 Connectors.GIF

Ham Radio Deluxe

Final free version of HRD "rescued" from HRD website at http://www.hrdsoftwarellc.com/ before Ver 5.x archives are deleted. (Current ver 6.x is no longer free.)

Final versions of these documents in PDF form. (No release notes were available for Ver 5.24.38)

HybridPhonePatch.pdf

IF10D-for-Ken-TS50.pdf

JavAPRS-Filter-Guide.pdf

Kantronics_TNC_Radio_Conn.pdf

KenBeeps.zip WAV file recordings of D700 two-tone beeps to make UIview sound like a D700 on incoming or digipeated stations.

KenDIN13-Male.GIF

KenDIN13-Male.pdf

KenMic_RX_Audio.pdf

KenMic8-Plug-TNC2-Plug.pdf

KenMic-Jack-8.gif Use as a worksheet for wiring  Kenwood-compatible  8-pin panel jacks.

Kenwood-8-Pin-Mic-Jack.pdf  Same as above in .PDF format.

Kenwood-ACC1-Cat-Cable.pdf Ultra-simple Kenwood CAT cable assembly.

KenMic Plug 8.gif  Use as a worksheet for wiring round  Kenwood-mic-jack-compatible  plugs.

Kenwood-8-Pin-Mic-Plug.pdf  Same as above in PDF format.

Kenwood MJ-88   "RJ-45" to 8-Pin-Round Mic Adapter

Kenwood TM271 Manual.PDF 

KLM-27el-UHF-BandPass-Yagi-Manual.pdf

TNC KISS_OFF.EXE

Compiled Quick Basic program to reset TNCs from KISS to normal command line mode. Because this is a compiled DOS program, it is a 16-bit application.  It will run in versions of Windows up to WinXP SP3 but not later. (Vista and higher will not run programs that contain 16-bit code) Because this app is a legacy DOS program, it is limited to the first 4 com ports (COM1 to COM4).

TNC2-119b-8N1Mod.zip  Last version ever of TAPR TNC2 firmware. Works in MFJ-127x TNCs.

KPC3_KAMV_Radio_Conn.pdf

MI-Digital-Traffic-Net-Info.pdf  Try out the Olivia and MT-63 digimodes here!

MI-ARRL-HF-Digital-Modes-Presentation-01-May-14.pdf  

PDF copy of PowerPoint presentation delivered to various radio clubs.

MiniDIN6-Packet.pdf

MiniDIN6-PS2.pdf

MiniDIN8-FT100.pdf

MiscWAVs.zip

NetBUI_Add.exe   Restores support for NetBEUI to Windows XP.

Microsoft quietly dropped support in XP for the Netbios Extended User Interface (NetBEUI) network protocol (which had been used all the way back to Windows 3.11), in favor of pure TCP/IP-based networking. This makes it impossible for networked XP computers, to see Win98 and earlier machines.  [Windows 2000 still had support for NetBEUI, although it isn't enabled by default.]

NullModemPlus.pdf

NWSget 2.91_SETUP.EXE

KC9XG's NWS-Get plug-in for UI-View that downloads NWS radar images into UIview, repackaged as a standard "Setup.EXE" fully-automated Windows installer. 

Pos2NMEA-1.40.exe    

Hard-to-find UIview plugin.  Extracts single call sign from UIview stations list, converts to standard NMEA format and outputs it to a virtual COM port for use by any standard GPS- driven mapping program.

PS2.pdf  PS/2 Keyboard jack pinout - use to steal 5VDC from a keyboard jack on laptop.

PSK31 Server    

This application was developed by G4IDE as an experimental add-on for UIview in early 2001. It combines a PSK31 "waterfall" soundcard application with a TCP/IP interface, and was intended to allow APRS operation over HF PSK31.  This was only a "quick-hack" experiment that was never intended for prime time.  A much more advanced approach to APRS-over-PSK (that is under current development) is here .

TigerTrak-GPS-FT100.pdf

KPC3plus_Digi-Init.txt

TNC2_Alignment.PDF  (from BuxComm/PacketRadio.com)

Precision Mapping Server Ver 9.0 For UIview

Latest version of this UIview plug-in, that is required to use Undertow Software's Precision Mapping Ver 9.0 with UIview 2.03.

Tone-Keyed_Soundcard_Interface.PDF

ToneKeyer-Discrete.gif

ToneKeyer-IC-Opto.gif

ToneKeyer-IC-Relay.gif

TinyTrak_GPS_Switch.pdf

Ubuntu-Xastir-VirtPC.exe  Self-extracting RAR archive of a virtual machine.

A complete Ubuntu 10.04 setup with Xastir 2.04 installed and ready-to-run in Microsoft Virtual PC 2007. Warning: Large file download (1.3 GB).  Lets you try Xastir in it's native environment (Linux) on any Windows XP, Vista or 7 setup without changes to Windows or hard disk partitioning.

UIview_Notes.pdf 

A capture of my web pages dealing with UIview and Precision Mapping 8.x, into a PDF file for off-line reference.

UIview_CMD_Files.zip for TM-D700, TM-D710 & TS-2000
 

Universal Soundcard Interface Cable Diagram  

Solves several problems when connecting a radio's speaker or headphone output to a computer sound system MIC input for sound card digital modes.

UI-Point 1.22

A repack of G4IDE's UIview plugin, released in 2002, that allows UIview to pass position reports to Microsoft MapPoint.  The original install package wouldn't work on 64-bit versions of Windows.  This one will.  Also includes the WA8LMF "Rev H" updated APRS symbol set.  Otherwise the program itself is unchanged.

UZ7HO Soundmodem Beta Ver .69

A soundcard software KISS TNC for 300 and 1200 baud packet that is a direct drop-in replacement for the AGW Packet Engine in programs such as UIview, APRSpoint, etc. Features tunable audio tones and can and & receive on two frequencies/radios at the same time with a stereo sound card input and two sound card interfaces. Has a BUILT-IN received packet monitor that makes the application self-contained for monitoring and trouble-shooting packet/APRS activity.  Dual TCP/IP servers emulate both the classic AGWpe interface and standard KISS interface on separate configurable IP port numbers.

Note that this is a repack of UZ7HO's original basic zipfile requiring hand installation, into a full-blown Windows "wizard"-type installer that automatically creates a folder, desktop shortcut and Start Menu entry.

UZ7HO-EasyTerm-0.30b.exe   

A split-screen send/receive terminal program for use with the Soundmodem above. Useful for classic non-APRS connected packet operation. Includes the YAPP file transfer protocol.

Verizon-Cellphones-As-Modems.pdf

WaveTools.exe

WWVH-Schedule.jpg

WWV-Schedule.jpg

Win2000_Services_Information_REV4.pdf  (from defunct BlackViper.com domain)

WinXP_Services_Information_REV4.pdf     (from defunct BlackViper.com domain)

The Black Viper domain seems to be back online. Latest online versions of these documents are here:

   http://www.blackviper.com

Windows XP and 2000 Services Guides

 

 

 

Many of the files linked above are in Portable Document File (.PDF) format. The free Adobe Acrobat Reader software, available from Adobe can be used to view or print this type of file.

A small, fast-loading alternative to the sluggish, grotesquely bloated (200 MB plus) severely security-challenged current versions of the Acrobat Reader is the freeware Foxit Reader.  This program is less than one-TENTH the size of Acrobat and loads nearly instantly. Download from:

http://www.foxitsoftware.com/Secure_PDF_Reader

 

These PDF readers install themselves to operate in two ways:

Left-Clicking the link to a PDF will open the PDF file in your web browser. If Acrobat or another PDF reader is not installed, you will be prompted for a normal file download instead. Right-Clicking the link to a file and choosing "Save Target As..." will initiate a file download to copy the file to your hard drive for off-line viewing or printing.

 

A Bit About PDF Files

This file format is independent of computer, operating system, or application programs. PDFs can accurately reproduce highly-formatted pages produced by desktop publishing programs and advanced word processors. Unusual fonts (including non-Latin character sets) used in the original composition are embedded in the file, and will reproduce correctly, even if the font is not present on your system.  PDFs can also reproduce smoothly-scalable vector images (not jagged pixelated bitmaps) of technical diagrams produced by CAD, draw and mapping programs without needing the original program. At print time, the image can be automatically re-sized to the actual paper size regardless of the original layout size. 

PDFs are created from any program by issuing a "Print" command and selecting a virtual printer driver rather than your actual printer.  A virtual printer driver called the "Distiller" is part of the full (purchased) version of Acrobat.  It is actually a specialized PostScript printer driver that captures print output into a PDF file instead of sending it to a real printer.   

An open-source FREE alternative for making PDFs from any program is the "PDF Creator" virtual printer driver available here:

http://www.pdfforge.org/