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[aprssig] IGATE at Home

N0YXV - Stan Coleman n0yxv at gihams.org
Fri Dec 30 04:29:08 UTC 2005


If your planning on using it ONLY as an IGATE then UI-View should work
great. If your planning on doing any level of Digipeating I'd suggest
using DigiNed or Javaprssrvr.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Brian Webster
> Sent: Wednesday, December 28, 2005 8:32 AM
> To: fred at wb4aej.com; TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: RE: [aprssig] IGATE at Home
> 
> 
> Fred,
> 	I too recommend using UI-View. I have tried just about 
> every flavor of APRS software at one time or another. While I 
> still prefer WinAPRS for serious APRS Operations (due to the 
> fact that I can have multiple maps open tracking different 
> units at the same time), UI-View is the easiest and most 
> stable version to use as an I-Gate. The biggest reason is 
> that you can connect to a filtered port on an APRS server and 
> have it send the filter request automatically. This really 
> helps cut down on the data you have to receive from the 
> internet while still letting you send everything you hear 
> effectively. It also has a fairly simple process for 
> filtering stations you want to gate to the RF that it hears 
> on the internet. I do this when one of our local guys sets 
> out on a long trip so that we all can see where he is (and 
> with WinAPRS you can set a map window to scroll on his 
> station in a separate window). I have left my MFJ in the 
> standard mode and not used KISS. This works for me, the only 
> reason I would set up the KISS mode is if I wanted to become 
> a digi and use the smart digi functions in UI-View. Check 
> with your local folks to see if you would need to be used as 
> a digi, just doing it might not be the best thing for your 
> local RF network depending on the conditions and existing 
> coverage. Feel free to keep asking questions. Your assumption 
> of how to do it is exactly what you thought it was, a very 
> good idea and the simple way to do it.
> 
> 
> 
> Thank You,
> Brian N2KGC
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fred Atkinson [mailto:fred at wb4aej.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 28, 2005 3:44 AM
> To: TAPR APRS
> Subject: [aprssig] IGATE at Home
> 
> 
>      The more I'm thinking this project out, the more I think 
> I am going to set up an APRS station at home.  Since I have 
> cablemodem there, there is no reason that digi on our 
> mountain site couldn't relay to my station and let me IGATE it.
> 
>      Now correct me if I am wrong, but I think I need my MFJ 
> TNC connected to my PC via a serial port and some piece of 
> software to run as a process on my PC (I have Windows 2000 
> Professional on that PC and have no intention of downgrading 
> it to XP, just my bias).
> 
>      I think I remember that there were two pieces of 
> software that might accomplish that.  What would you folks 
> recommend for this?  And if I have missed something important 
> here, please let me know.
> 
>      73,
> 
> 
>                                         Fred, WB4AEJ
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