The YAAC View Menu
The View menu provides options for different ways to display APRS
data. Options include:
- displaying the main map window (useful if it has been closed while other windows kept YAAC alive).
- displaying raw APRS messages (the Raw Packets window).
- displaying text messages sent through APRS in four ways:
- monitoring the current network bandwidth in use on each
interface port open by YAAC.
- monitoring the current status of the GPS receiver(s) connected to YAAC.
- monitoring the current status of the
weather station connected to YAAC.
- displaying incoming message traffic in the same style as the Kenwood RC-D710 control head.
- displaying all the stations and objects currently known by YAAC.
- displaying all objects/items originated from this station.
- viewing the message rates from all heard stations in messages per 15-minute interval.
- view received telemetry data.
- view a health monitor for selected stations of interest.
- view which APRS-IS connected stations are being forwarded (Tx I-gated) by this station.
- display all currently known active severe weather zones in a tabular format. Note you will have to
download the County, Marine, and Public Forecast zone shapefiles from the
US National Weather Service's AWIPSShapefiles page
and install there per the directions for viewing these regions on the geographical map.
- view all received AX.25 connected-mode sessions, regardless of whether this YAAC station is one end of the session.
- choose whether or not to display the local station on the map, and what style to use to identify it as its
configured APRS icon or as a crosshair (if station isn't moving) or pointing arrow (if moving).
- enable/disable tools for drawing additional non-radio attributes onto the map.
- show all stations/objects that are treated specially regarding their map display and status change reporting, and
edit the special attributes for those stations.
- draw a line-of-sight over terrain between two selected points on the map.
- automatically re-centering the map around the current GPS
location (useful for mobile operations).
- optionally displaying weather stations using old-style weather map symbols, including wind direction tail, wind speed barbs,
"dry bulb" and "wet bulb" (dew point) temperatures, and the last three digits of the barometric pressure in tenths
of millibars. This display style is documented by the United States National Weather Service at
also used by the flight weather service of Canada.
By default, weather stations are drawn with the standard APRS symbol icons for weather stations (
for primary symbol, for alternate).
- turn on and off raster map overlay images, and load new raster map images into the map catalog,
including weather map data from the U.S. National Weather Service.
- turning on and off different types of map data on the OpenStreetMap and terrain elevation layers.
- view the list of security authentication keys used for authenticated messaging.
- display reported DX events.
Note that additional items may appear on this menu if you are using plugins that provide additional views.