[aprssig] Portable IGate

Joel Maslak jmaslak-aprs at antelope.net
Fri Apr 27 10:37:04 CDT 2007

I just equipped my camping trailer with a satellite internet  
connection.  I'm going to be setting up a small server to provide  
IGate and Digi functionality.  (system also includes plenty of  
battery and solar!)

Although it has some obvious uses in an emergency, it will primarily  
be used to "fill in" for my truck and man-portable APRS gear when I'm  
in the middle of nowhere.  It seems my travels often take me to  
places without APRS I-gates (Savannah, GA) and/or digis (Yellowstone  
NP).  I figure with some PVC (or maybe one of those cool antenna  
masts that Bob posted about last year) I can put up a decent antenna  
for a portable station, all the while helping the stray out-of-area ham.

My question and the reason for posting...I know the danger of too  
many digis, and will definitely configure things to not act as a digi  
when it is not appropriate.  But, as for IGate, the satellite  
connection has about a 1 second round-trip latency.  Is that going to  
be an issue with dupe prevention or anything else (everything I read  
indicates that this should not be a problem whatsoever)?  What's the  
symbol for a portable IGate/New-N digi?  :)

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