[aprssig] APRServe??

Glenn Wiebe gswiebe at mb.sympatico.ca
Sun May 22 22:57:27 CDT 2005


Thank you Pete for your prompt response. There is a wealth of information in 
your message. Unfortunately, most of it I fail to understand. I cannot find the 
information needed to connect to a server in the USA or Canada that will allow 
me operate in an area of interest.

73 de Glenn...VE4GN

AE5PL Lists wrote:
> This is a very old aprsxtra.txt file (APRServe is no longer even in
> operation).  First, port 10151 has be deprecated for two reasons: it was
> a history port which now only allows read-only operation and the size of
> APRS-IS has made a full feed history port relatively useless.  Second,
> many of the servers you list no longer support external connections or
> they have simply gone away.  You can fine an up-to-date list at
> http://www.aprs-is.net/aprsservers.htm
> 
> Finally, the traffic on APRS-IS has increased dramatically over the past
> few years making it advisable to utilize server filter ports to reduce
> the number of stations your client needs to handle.  More information on
> the available filter options (found only on javAPRSSrvr servers) can be
> found at http://www.aprs-is.net/javaprssrvr/javaprsfilter.htm  You can
> use an APRS message addressed to SERVER to set the filter.  There may be
> another way in recent WinAPRS versions, but someone else will need to
> address that.
> 
> Hope this helps.
> 
> 73,
> 
> Pete Loveall AE5PL
> mailto:pete at ae5pl.net 
> 
> 
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Glenn Wiebe
>>Posted At: Sunday, May 22, 2005 11:54 AM
>>Subject: [aprssig] APRServe??
>>
>>Findu, etc. functions. Now that I would like to I'm not 
>>having much success. BTW, I'm using WinAPRS, a Kam and a DSL 
>>internet service. I have read "Using APRServe with WinAPRS" 
>>authored By N5KOA & modified by K4HG.
>>
>>In the WinAPRS folder is a file named aprsxtra.txt which 
>>contains the names and addresses of many servers (I hope I 
>>have the terminology correct). The only one that works for me is:
>>  "second.aprs.net 10151   APRServe Network - backkup".
>>A sample of others that don't work - "TNC Open failed" shows 
>>up near the bottom of the screen - are:
> 
> 
>>There are many others. If I use "Settings>TCP/IP 
>>connections>Show TCP status list" when attempting 
>>connections, some will show up as "Open>Yes" but stll come up 
>>with "TNC Open failed" down below. I sure could use some help 
>>on this, perhaps a link to some detailed instructions and a 
>>list of working servers.
> 
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