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[aprssig] APRS & IRLP / Echolink

Richard Hoskin vk3jfk at amsat.org
Mon Jun 12 04:58:43 UTC 2006


I assume that the APRS Status script has to be run on each IRLP node for
this to work. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

What I was thinking was one instance of an Application/Script that would
have information on all IRLP/Echolink nodes world wide. It would be great if
it was something like an information Kiosk that gave you the closest 2 or 3
Nodes based on your location posit. The IRLP/Echolink information could
automatically be gathered from the appropriate systems. (You could choose
what was appropriate for your local area to pas to RF)

This is the type of Application/Script that I thought might be available.

Here in Australia the APRS station density is pretty low, the highest being
about 50 stations in a 500Km radius.

Cheers
Richard
VK3JFK


> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-
> bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of VE7GDH


> Precisely! That is what the APRS Status script does. It runs on the IRLP
> node and generates an APRS object that contains the node number, the
> frequency, offset, tone, and status. Oh yes... and the lat/long as well.
> The
> object is sent to the APRS-IS.
> 
> 
> No application is needed at the IGate. The local IGate operator just sets
> the IGate to send the IRLP status out via RF. It would be sent once each
> hour or when the node status changes. 100 km might be a bit outside the
> aloha circle of most IGates. Probably a path of WIDE2-1 or WIDE2-2 might
> be appropriate, but that is probably the default path of the IGate
> already.
> 





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