DSTAR: Location Unknown

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DSTAR: Location Unknown

Post by KM5GT » Fri May 24, 2019 9:53 pm

Hi, I just finished configuring my OpenSpot2 (incredibly easy!) and everything seems to be working except when I check the Heard on DSTAR it shows my location as "Unknown." I have fully configured my location information in Settings and rebooted. It is still showing the same. Is there anything else I need to do?

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Re: DSTAR: Location Unknown

Post by HA2NON » Sat May 25, 2019 7:01 am

The DCS and Dplus protocols (which the OS2 use for D-STAR servers) do not support sending location information. If you want, you can set up APRS in the OS2 so you'll appear on the APRS map.
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Re: DSTAR: Location Unknown

Post by KM5GT » Sat May 25, 2019 1:30 pm

Thanks for your reply. My DV4Mini somehow does update the location. Is there another way I can get this information to the DStar network?

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Re: DSTAR: Location Unknown

Post by HA2NON » Sun May 26, 2019 7:20 am

Please post the link where this location information is displayed.
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Re: DSTAR: Location Unknown

Post by KM5GT » Mon May 27, 2019 2:07 pm

Here you go.

http://www.dstarusers.org/lastheard.php

I have attached a screen shot of how the network records my location in Last Heard for your reference.

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Re: DSTAR: Location Unknown

Post by HA5OGR » Thu May 30, 2019 3:32 pm

I think the information shows the physical location of the server computer not the location of the hotspot. REF077 does not have location information so you see the place has an "unknown" message on the dashboard. I connected to REF012 reflector and make a short call and dashboard shows me in CA, USA but I was physically in Hungary.
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Re: DSTAR: Location Unknown

Post by KM5GT » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:16 pm

That is interesting. All I can say is with my DV4Mini (now sold, so I can't retest) it published my location to the network since I changed it when I traveled. I'm not sure what others have experienced. Perhaps I am doing something wrong.

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Re: DSTAR: Location Unknown

Post by HA5OGR » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:11 am

I checked my location information on the website again. Now I used my DV4MINI. The result was the same as the Openspot. The location data is unknown.
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