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[aprssig] SCOUTS to RF

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Fri Oct 5 22:32:07 UTC 2007

The problem with this concept is that most "pass-to-RF" lists in IGates
are for stations of -origin-, not message -destination- stations.  This
is by design since an IGate is supposed to only gate to RF messages
destined for a station heard on RF and not heard directly on APRS-IS.
This also prevents people from abusing local RF environments by sending
broadcast messages which would be gated to all RF networks.


Pete Loveall AE5PL

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Bruninga
> Posted At: Friday, October 05, 2007 8:32 AM
> Subject: [aprssig] SCOUTS to RF
> In support of Youth, the APRS network is supposed to pass all
> messages to SCOUTS to RF, so that scout outings and
> demonstrations can easily find each other by sending a message
> to SCOUTS as a way of finding other groups.
> We hope all Igates that want to support scouting will add the
> callsign SCOUTS to his "pass-to-RF list" in their area.
> Scouting groups should also add SCOUTS to their message-group
> list, so that their stations will receive any such messages.
> This is completely dependent on the local APRS I-gate operator
> having added the callsign SCOUTS to his "pass-to-RF list" in his
> area.  Many have not done this, so there are no guarantees.

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