[aprssig] qAR vs qAS gating

Pete Loveall AE5PL Lists hamlists at ametx.com
Tue Dec 27 11:09:51 CST 2016

Clients (includes IGates) never use qAS, ever.  The q algorithm and support documentation is found at http://www.aprs-is.net/q.aspx  Take note of the Client Generated section.

If you are writing an IGate, you should use qAR if your IGate is bidirectional and qAO if it is receive-only.  Also, be sure to look at http://www.aprs-is.net/IGating.aspx 
http://www.aprs-is.net/IGateDetails.aspx and http://www.aprs-is.net/Connecting.aspx 

Have fun!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nagi Punyamurthula
> Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 10:32 AM
> Subject: [aprssig] qAR vs qAS gating
> Hi all - qq
> From reading thru the APRS docs and following a few    insights therein, my
> understanding is that the right way to gate a 3rd party station is via qAR. A qAS
> is for self gating your statuon. Is this an accurate understanding
> If that's so, wanted to brainstorm as we see a history of igates configured to
> gating 3rd party stations via qAS
> Thoughts?
> If this was already addressed, please point me there. Thanks
> Nagi

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