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[aprssig] AEA PK232-MBX & Reverse gating packets

Gerhard f5vag.eu at gmail.com
Wed Oct 31 13:36:39 UTC 2007


On 10/31/07, Adam Ploessl <adamj812 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> I've been messing with APRS for the past month and have found that there is
> almost no local usage or coverage in my town.   I now have an IGate
> operating and would like to set up a digipeater on the opposite side of
> town.
>
> Will the PK232-MBX run UI-DIGI and act as a standalone TNC?  If so, is there
> any place online with a tutorial on how to set it up? I have a location, but
> it can't support a PC running UI-View.
>
> Also, I've been reading a lot up on running APRS and IGates, but most all of
> the information is about getting packets to the internet.  I would like to
> use APRS while storm chasing and have the weather warnings and watch boxes
> and such gated back to RF so they show up on my laptop.  Is there an easy
> way to set this up in UI-View?
>
> I asked elsewhere any they all complained that it would clog up the airwaves
> with unneeded information.  I've had my IGate up for over a month and a half
> and have had only 1 other user that passed through town.  The rest of the RF
> packets received were WIDE3s digied in from users 100+ miles up into
> Wisconsin.  I don't think congestion would be a problem.

Adam,

The PK-232 will surely not work as a full digi but as a fill-in digi.
Just put WIDE1-1 in the ALIAS and it will digipeat on WIDE1-1.

-- 
73 de Gerhard, F5VAG / DL7MW
f5vag.eu, france.aprs2.net




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