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[aprssig] IGate wildcards/Telpac data

Bill Vodall wa7nwp at jnos.org
Tue Feb 15 17:02:54 UTC 2005


> > As far as IGate wildcards, I also agree that it should be 
> > discouraged.  By restricting the use of wildcards, it 
> > encourages IGate operators to monitor and attend to their 
> > stations which is part of network stewardship.  To many "set 
> > it and forget it" abilities when dealing with the tremendous 
> > amount of data on the APRS-IS combined with an unattended 
> > IGate just opens up the network to potential problems. 

On the other hand, we have scads of underused packet frequencies
where a community APRS-IS to RF could be implemented.  That's
even before we get on to doing it in UDP packets by WiFi.

Bill






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