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[aprssig] IGATE at Home

Fred Atkinson, WB4AEJ fred at wb4aej.com
Fri Dec 30 04:32:41 UTC 2005


No,

    Digipeating from my location wouldn't be adviseable.  I'm down in a
nook.

    We have a site for a digipeater on a mountain just a short way from me.
I'll be able to receive it fine.  And I'll relay it to the Internet.

    73,



Fred, WB4AEJ

----- Original Message -----
From: "N0YXV - Stan Coleman" <n0yxv at gihams.org>
To: <bwebster at wirelessmapping.com>; "'TAPR APRS Mailing List'"
<aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2005 11:29 PM
Subject: RE: [aprssig] IGATE at Home


> 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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