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[aprssig] Automatic Voice RFelay System (AVRS) and ALLSTAR

Andrew P. andrewemt at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 17 20:37:06 UTC 2012

Perhaps a new APRS message could be defined specifically to beacon such gateways with the relevant parameters (most of which are in the standard position message anyway). Then we wouldn't need a back-door URL to get the data; AVRS could just use a type-filtered feed to get all the gateway beacons (regardless of which net they are on).

Just my $.02.

Andrew Pavlin, KA2DDO
------Original Message------
From: Bill Vodall
To: aprssig at tapr.org
Sent: Sep 17, 2012 1:49 PM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Automatic Voice RFelay System (AVRS) and ALLSTAR

> I.e. I need callsign, node number, lat/lon of node, RF characteristics
> (freq/offset/tone), and status (connected, listening, down, etc)
> Given that data I can poll it, update a local DB, map the nodes, and make
> AllStar part of the AVRS protocol.

Will this info be generally available on the APRS-IS so we can easily
bring it to the RF domain without doing Internet magic...   (Yes - I
know APRS-IS == Internet but there is a subtle difference...)

Bill - WA7NWP

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