[aprssig] question on aprs data routing
ve7gdh at rac.ca
Mon Sep 24 13:22:24 CDT 2012
Mike KB3IXO wrote...
> I have a little bit of confusion about how APRS tracking data gets
> routed. I made an assumption that my station could directly receive
> APRS data from another station or from a self contained tracking
Yes, that is correct. If you have a radio and can decode the tones
from other stations, you are in business.
> I could then use my APRS software to view the data. It was suggested
> to me that all of the data gets routed to a digipeater before coming
> to my station.
It doesn't matter if you hear a station direct or via a digi.
Send the data to something like UI-View and it will display
them just fine no matter how you heard them... direct, via
a digi or via TCPIP from a server.
> I'm thinking that both possibilities are true, but I would like to be
> sure. Could someone please clarify this?
Digis are only needed to extend the range of a beacon.
73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"
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