[aprssig] RE: "Local Info" confusion...

Richard Montgomery kb4ytm at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 08:38:38 CDT 2007

Keith VE7GDH wrote:
> Tim N8DEU wrote...
>> UI-View will display the digipeater on the map with a star and an S
>> overlay at all times. The sequence of events is the UIDIGI will beacon
>> its position using the digi star with an S overlay using the following
>> beacon text format:
>> Beacon1Text = !3438.07NS08630.74W#PHG5630/W2,ALn Huntsville Alabama
>> Shortly thereafter, the third party beacon as defined earlier will be
>> transmitted. As soon as UI-View receives that packet, the digipeater is
>> highlighted with the square box around it...
> Thanks for the explanation. I've never noticed this. Perhaps there aren't
> any UIDIGIs around me, or if there are, perhaps they aren't sending out any
> 3rd party beacons. Any idea what there is about the beacon from a UIDIGI
> that would make UI-View think the digi sending the object was an IGate? I
> couldn't see any significant difference between the examples you gave and
> the beacon going out from the KPC-3+ TNC that I was looking at.
> 73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH

The KPC-3 tnc's that we use here as digipeaters also showed up as Igates 
using the third party beacon settings, so its not limited to just the 
UIDIGI tnc's. We switched back to Tim's recommendations.


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