The Latitude and Longitude are in the format dd.mm.nn<C>. "dd" is two digits for degrees.
"mm" is two digits for minutes. "nn" is two digits for decimal minutes.
NOTE - decimal minutes, not seconds i.e. 30 seconds is .50 as there are 60 seconds in a minute.
"<C>" is either "N" for North, "S" for South, "W" for West or "E" for East.
Finally add a short beacon comment and confirm the other settings are as shown in my screen grab.
It does not need to have a location reference, because you have already provided your Longitude and Latitude!
Here are those common defaults SSID's:
-0 Home Station, Home Station running I-Gate.
-1 Digipeater, Home Station running a Wide1-1 Digi, WX Digipeater
-2 Digipeater [#2 or] on 70CM
-3 Digipeater [#3]
-4 HF to VHF Gateway
-5 I-Gate (Not home station)
-6 is for Operations via Satellite
-7 Kenwood D7 HT
-8 is for boats, sailboats and ships (maybe 802.11 in the future)
-9 is for Mobiles
-10 is for operation via The internet only
-11 is for APRS touch-tone users (and the occasional Balloons)
-12 Portable Units such as Laptops, Camp Sites etc.
-14 is for Truckers
-15 is for HF
STEP 4: [ Setup - Status Text ]
You can either put a short line of information,
STEP 5: [ Setup - Station Info ]
Hopefully self explanatory, if not hit F1
STEP 6: [ Setup - Digipeater Setup ]
Leave the WX Station Setup at its defaults and then have a look at the
SETUP -DIGIPEATER SETUP. Even if you do not intend to run as a digipeater it is worth
having a look as it helps to understand how other stations can configure
STEP 7: [ Setup - APRS-Compatibility ]
This is how I have my station configured
STEP 8: [ Setup - Miscellaneous ]
Then have a look at the SETUP-MISCELLANEOUS options screen.
The default settings are the best place to start with this screen, however for information
this is how I set mine. The Refresh Preference is not set to "Immediate" for two reasons.
Firstly is if you are taking a full global feed from the internet APRS servers your PC will
struggle to keep up and secondly I like the "vapour trail" effect that the two minute refresh
has on mobile stations.
STEP 9: [ Setup - APRS-Server Setup ]
You will need to connect to the internet APRS servers you will need to have a registered version of
UI-View (As stated in Step 1)
Please note that this is not the UI-View registration number. It is really worth reading the help
pages to work out how to enter servers and update the list.
I have my filter set to m/450 = This will pass all traffic within 450 km from my location
Note: If you leave this blank You will see all stations..
For an explanation of other filter settings click here.
STEP 10: [ Action - Connect To APRS Server ]
Everything should now be up and running. There are many other configuration screens that you can use,
but if I covered all of them this would not be an introduction to UI-View.
You should see other stations on the maps provided with UI-View and you can start to do things like
double clicking on stations to see more information from them. Also you can right click on the icons to
see a list of actions, such as send a message. If you are only interconnected to an APRS Server i.e.
no TNC or rig, you will need to tell UI-View to connect to the server when you are connected to your
Internet Service Provider. You do this by clicking on the ACTION menu and then
CONNECT TO APRS SERVER. This can be automated using FILE - SCHEDULE EDITOR
so that it logs on as soon as UI-View is launched by running APRSSERVE_CONNECT.
UI-View is supported via a Yahoo eGroup if you can't find the answer in the help screens
STEP 11: [ Your Done ]
If Alternative Mouse Actions on the Options menu is NOT checked
If Alternative Mouse Actions on the Options menu IS checked
Hope to see Ya on APRS..
73's - John