[aprssig] Designating HOME Igates

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Sat Jun 18 15:42:10 CDT 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wes Johnston
> Posted At: Saturday, June 18, 2005 3:35 PM
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Designating HOME Igates
> She could send a message to me, and when my d700 sends an 
> ACK, my position and ACK get sent out the igate nearest my 
> wife.  Is that how it works?

That is how it is supposed to work (and does for many IGates).

> What if I'm running a tiny track instead, and tiny trak 
> doesn't have any idea my wife send a message, so it won't 
> generate an ACK.... will the IGATE still allow the next 
> position my tiny track sends out on RF?

No, the posit gated to RF is associated with the message (in this case,
the ACK message).  This is where something like I described which is a
server that would generate a unnumbered (no ack) message for that
station would be handy.  In looking at it, that server wouldn't have to
send a posit as the IGate should have (and javAPRSSrvr on filter ports
does have) at least a 30 minute history of posits.  This would prevent
reintroduction of posits to the Internet.


Pete Loveall AE5PL
mailto:pete at ae5pl.net 

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