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[aprssig] APRS Hardware Survey

Pete Loveall AE5PL Lists hamlists at ametx.com
Thu Oct 20 16:36:50 UTC 2011


Firenet is not a " clone of an APRS-IS server operating outside the APRS-IS".  Firenet is a subnet of APRS-IS.  Any amateur station that transmits a packet while connected to the public port 14580 will be seen on APRS-IS exactly the same as if they were directly connected to an APRS-IS server.  What Firenet adds to directly connected clients is a large quantity of non-amateur radio packets that are injected to the Firenet servers via a local-only port.  Those packets are not passed to APRS-IS.

In other words, an amateur radio client, including IGates, can connect to port 14580 on the Firenet servers and their packets will appear on APRS-IS -exactly- as if they were directly connected to an APRS-IS server.

Hope this helps.

73,

Pete Loveall AE5PL
pete at ae5pl dot net



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephen H. Smith
> Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2011 11:26 AM
> 
> Further, how is Firenet showing up in this list?   Firenet is essentially a
> clone of an APRS-IS server operating outside the APRS-IS (rather than a user
> transmitting to the APRS-IS).      Is someone gating data from the Firenet
> server into the APRS-IS,  making it appear as a virtual user?     If so,
> wouldn't the station doing the cross-gating show up instead as the "source"?
> What's going on here??


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