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[aprssig] Creating and maintaining a repeater object

Steve Daniels steve at daniels270.eclipse.co.uk
Fri Sep 21 22:16:45 UTC 2012


Well javAPRSsrvr has the ability to send objects from a file, so anyone
doing that could host them for you.
Or someone running APRSIS32 24/7 who could put them out as normal objects or
as QRU objects that are then queried by the users location.

I have a German couple sailing down the English Channel that are sending
requests to QRU for the local repeaters. They think it's great as they get
the nearest repeaters to them, without having to have wait for them.

As you are in the USA you could ask KJ4ERJ to host them. 

Steve Daniels
G6UIM
APRSISCE/32 Beta tester and WIKI editor http://aprsisce.wikidot.com
 

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
Of Sander Pool
Sent: 21 September 2012 22:07
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: [aprssig] Creating and maintaining a repeater object


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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