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[aprssig] Designating HOME Igates

n2lbt at spamcop.net n2lbt at spamcop.net
Fri Jun 17 23:57:26 UTC 2005


I offer a version of this service to anyone I see local on the  
internet. When they come online (testing, learning whatever) I send  
them a quick note welcoming them to APRS. Once the dialog is started  
and I understand what they're up to I explain I run a 2-way igate  
here and offer to reverse gate their packets until they get a TNC and  
radio setup. As long as they treat this like a live RF port, all is  
well. They really appreciate it and then their other friends see them  
and they feel like they're part of the game.

I have done the "home" thing manually on request, but this was on an  
individual basis, based on a certain SSID. So far no one has abused  
it, but I really wouldn't let that happen.



--
Dennis Hudson, N2LBT
Sysop APRSALY
http://neaprs.no-ip.org:14501
http://www.neaprs.org
Albany, NY


On Jun 17, 2005, at 7:17 PM, Robert Bruninga wrote:


> I disagree.
> Every APRS operator has a home area, and being
> able to have the system deliver his traveling
> packets effeciently back to his "home" should be a
> significant part of the job of APRS.  Also inherent in this
> design is that a person can only have one "home"
> and so fears of flooding from distant areas
> are quite inconsequential.       Bob
>






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