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[aprssig] What settings for igate?

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Sat Apr 28 23:11:23 UTC 2007


Hi folks,

Seeing all this BBS discussion on wide-blah-dash-blah, etc, made me think 
that I should have my ARPS station contribute to capturing local traffic and 
igateing it to the internet.  Should I?  What settings?

I had a "spare" Alinco HT, MFJ-1278 TNC, and computer doing nothing special, 
so I started playing around with APRS.  The computer is running SuSE Linux 
10.2, so I loaded up xastir v1.8.0 and cabled up the TNC and radio and a 
J-pole antenna.  It's been useful to see the several weather stations in the 
area, though my kids think it's a bit spooky to see Dad stalking other 
hams...  :-).

Currently I am only transmitting my fixed position once/hr, with a "house" 
icon.  I see xastir settings under Interface control -> Properties to gate 
RF to Internet, and to set the unproto paths.  Presumably I just check the 
RF to Internet only box, as my station is not very high level and wouldn't 
be a help going the other direction.  The first unproto path is set to 
WIDE2-1, and the others are blank.  Is this correct?  I think most of the 
other settings are pretty much default.  Anything I should change or verify 
before turning it on?

Thanks,

Greg  KO6TH

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