[aprssig] FW: Growth of Ham radio and APRS

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Wed Jun 4 19:35:33 CDT 2008

On Wed, 4 Jun 2008, Stephen H. Smith wrote:

> How are these stats collected?

> I ask since I am puzzled how APRSdos shows up at all since it lacks 
> Internet connectivity.   I assume this must reflect APRSdos stations 
> heard over RF by an igate.

Perl script hooked into one of the core servers, collecting stats
continuously and writing a line to a file once an hour.  It's
killed/restarted once a day to make sure it generally keeps running.

APRSdos stations show up because they're heard by an igate and gated
onto the APRS-IS stream.

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