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[aprssig] how to configure satgate?

Phillip B. Pacier ad6nh at arrl.net
Thu Feb 3 17:12:44 UTC 2005

You don't have to connect to a particular server, but if you do not need 
your SatGate to receive ANY data from the internet (i.e. if you already 
have another APRS station online), you can connect to 
socal.aprs2.net:10150 - this port was setup specifically for SatGate 
stations.  It will gate all of your RF data to the internet, but it will 
send you NOTHING on the internet, except messages directed to that exact 

Phil Pacier - AD6NH

Jason Winningham wrote:

> I've been looking for information on how to set up a satgate (or an 
> igate, for that matter), but have come up empty.
> Here's what I have inferred or assumed:
> - connect station to RF, tune to correct frequency
> - connect to a tier 2 APRS-IS server
> - set software to gate from RF to IS
> - use same icon as an igate, but with an S overlay for satgate operation
> - what else?
> Are satgates suppose to connect to a particular server?  How does 
> Findu (http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/pcsat.cgi) know that the data is 
> coming from a satgate?
> If it matters, I'm using xastir for the gateway.
> If this information is somewhere on the web, I couldn't google it...
> -Jason
> kg4wsv
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