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[aprssig] Creating and maintaining a repeater object

Sander Pool sander_pool at pobox.com
Fri Sep 21 21:06:34 UTC 2012


Hi,

almost two weeks ago I was hiking in Point Reyes National Seashore and 
received two repeater objects that my D72 would happily tune to. Very. 
One repeater I could hit, the other one I could not. I've always been a 
fan of repeater objects as it solves the age old problem of "I'm new 
here, what repeater should I listen to". None of the repeaters around 
here have repeater objects. I'd like to change that. The only way I know 
how to do this at the moment is to have create these objects in 
APRSIS/32 and have it run all the time so it injects these objects into 
the APRSIS servers for igates to pick up.

This seems a bit cumbersome. Is there no way to tell some service 
somewhere what objects I have and how often they should announce 
themselves? If not then is this one of the reasons repeater objects 
aren't widely used? Most of the repeaters I know around here do not have 
a matching igate that could inject these objects.

I've poked in the archives but didn't really find anything related. 
Perhaps I didn't look correctly or (likely) I don't understand at all 
how this works. Please correct me in that case.

Thanks,

     Sander W1SOP



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