[aprssig] Polite to TX-igate weather warnings?

Pete Loveall AE5PL Lists hamlists at ametx.com
Mon Mar 28 11:01:11 CDT 2016


That is not what I said.  I said FireNet servers do not support IGates and never have.  Basically, FireNet servers do not keep last heard history.  Therefore, the FireNet port 14580 is -not- IGate enabled and any IGate attached to it will not function correctly regarding messaging to RF.

FireNet is Internet-centric, not RF-centric.  That was the reason for its original creation and remains a testbed for many non-amateur radio related feeds as well as some high capacity feeds.

73,

Pete Loveall AE5PL
pete at ae5pl dot net

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Curt Mills [mailto:curt.we7u at gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, March 28, 2016 10:52 AM
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Polite to TX-igate weather warnings?
> 
> What? You're saying you can't connect an igate to a Firenet server and gate
> messages between Firenet and RF? The default for a bidirectional igate is to
> gate messages to RF for any stations heard recently on RF there.
> 
> I would expect you could still do that -and- choose to send weather alerts
> through that were of interest for that area. Not so?
> 
> Are you saying that a Firenet server can only ACCEPT packets from others but
> can't send to an igate which sends to RF?


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