[aprssig] Mic-E encoding on HF -- does generic SSID path GATE?
Stephen H. Smith
wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sat Aug 5 00:01:15 CDT 2006
ben at ben.com wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 04, 2006 at 02:49:24PM -0400, Stephen H. Smith wrote:
>> Nearly all APRS HF receive stations igate received packets directly into
>> the Internet system, along with any other functions such as cross-band
> I'm assuming that if I sent a packet with the path GATE (only) and it
> was IGated by the HF receiver, the raw data on APRS-IS would look
> something like src>APRS,GATE,qA?,hfgate*:...?
You are confusing "IGATE" with "GATE" .
The command "GATE" is only required to go from HF to VHF; i.e. to
It *IS NOT* required to get into the Internet directly from HF. Igate
stations, either HF or VHF, will normally feed *ANY* valid packet they
hear, into the Internet system, regardless of paths stated in the packet.
Repeating my last post, the shorter the packet, the more likely it is to
be decoded successfully and considered "valid".
Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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