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[aprssig] ARISS Satgates

Drew Baxter droobie at maine.rr.com
Tue Jul 20 15:02:59 UTC 2004


I'm using the Alinco DR135TP with the built in TNC and Xastir on a Sparc 
Ultra 1.  It's attached to a ~ 14 foot Cushcraft ARX2B out back.  It's 
going to be a GP9 Comet on top of a 48 foot Trylon T300 tower later in the 
year though. :-)

I prefer Xastir because I can VNC (remote control) into the machine (it's 
headless) and then send messages and look at traffic, etc.  This is the 
only IGate in the general vicinity and is K1XVM on APRS.

APRSd would require less resources because it doesn't need XWindows 
graphical interface amongst other things.  All depends on what you have for 
a machine right handy.  No machine is totally unusable usually.

--Droo, K1XVM

At 10:52 AM 7/20/2004, Jason Winningham wrote:
>What is needed for an IGate?  I haven't bothered looking at the details 
>before, since there's already an IGate 1.3 miles from the location where I 
>would put one up.
>
>Assuming I already have an Alinco 2m with a built-in TNC w/appropriate 
>antenna, an always-on internet connection, and a computer running linux, 
>what else would I need?  Is aprsd the software of choice?
>
>Would a simple quarter wave be better than a vertical antenna with gain, 
>because of the null above the gain antenna?





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