[amsat-bb] WISP - Resetting the directory

Chris Thompson g0kla at arrl.net
Fri Jan 5 23:56:14 UTC 2018

Hi everyone,....

I had some trouble with WISP after the BBS reload.  I was no longer
downloading any new directory entries.  I tried resetting the holes and
resetting the date of the directory, but nothing seemed to work.  I then
noticed this in the Pacsat Protocol, describing which file headers are

"The local computer then sends a message to PACSAT that says send the next
file whose header meets the following criteria: it's a mail message type.
the destination is me. and the file number is bigger than x?.  x is the
number of the last file received on the ground, and is kept by the local
computer. ".

The problem was, the last file on the ground still had a 4 digit hex number
in my directory but the new files on FS-3 all started at 100.  So WISP was
asking for new fiiles that did not exist yet.

To fix this I had to start the directory again.

In my C:\WISP directory I renamed the falconsat-3 directory to a new name
as a backup.  Then I started GSC, went into Setup, Satellite Setup, Edited
Falconsat-3, clicked on Directories.  Then clicked OK.  This seemed to
cause GSC to recreate all the falconsat-3 directories under C:\WISP.

After that everything has been running well.

Some people who are stuck may not be able to download this!  So I will
cross post to..AMSAT-BB.


Chris E. Thompson
chrisethompson at gmail.com
g0kla at arrl.net

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