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[aprssig] SCOUTS to RF Broadcast Server???

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Sun Oct 7 04:21:58 UTC 2007


Duh, nevermind....
I forgot that the message forwarded from the CQSRVR has to be to the subscriber's original call, else how does the IGate know to pass it back to RF.  shucks...

Now I remember how this originally worked.  A station at a SCOUT place would temporarily change his call to SCOUTS and send a message to SCOUTS.  This way, the local IGate would learn that "SCOUTS" was a local callsign.  THen all messages seen on the APRS-IS would be picked off the APRS-IS and sent via RF back to this station.

Hummh... thats why we didnt need a CQSRVR and that is how all messages to SCOUTS could then be received by SCOUTS.  And that is also how we did not need any action on the part of the IGate sysop either.

Unless it is too late at night and I am offtrack again, then this worked then, and it will work now... and we dont need a CQSRVR?  Am I missing something again?  But this method is a a bit of a kludge... so the idea of a CQSRVR really does appeal to me...

THough, I think in the long run, maybe the name of MSGSVR might be better, so that it can serve the more generic service of just connecting message groups together... not just for the purpose of initial CQ contact...

Bob, WB4APR






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