[aprssig] Cleaning up the Global APRS Satellite ground station network?- New Symbol

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Tue Aug 8 17:03:09 CDT 2017


So, we need to fix the various I-gate client programs. Which client programs already have sat-gate mode as an option? I know I haven't added it to my program yet, but could do so easily if there was any interest.
Andrew Pavlin, KA2DDOauthor of YAAC

-------- Original message --------
From: Kenneth Finnegan <kennethfinnegan2007 at gmail.com> 
Date: 8/8/17  17:18  (GMT-05:00) 
To: Steve Dimse <steve at dimse.com> 
Cc: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org> 
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Cleaning up the Global APRS Satellite ground station network?- New Symbol 

But aprsc is an -IS server only. It can't be used as an I-gate in any context. 
Kenneth Finnegan
On Aug 8, 2017 13:02, "Steve Dimse" <steve at dimse.com> wrote:


> On Aug 8, 2017, at 8:57 AM, la3qma at aprs.la wrote:

>

> Why is this so important? Regarding ISS we have only a small window to beacon compared to europe and other places. Also the terrain with high mountains we can reach a satellite but not hear the digipeated package. Reaching a IGATE you can always confirm it later on.

>

> I could probably filter out LA/LB/LC/LD/LE stations heard direct but then other callsigns is gated.



There is a simpler method. Simply delay any directly heard packets 15 seconds when operating in satgate mode. If a local station successfully digipeats, whether through you or through another satgate, then the digipeated packet will make it to ariss.net before the directly heard packet. Putting this into APRSC would make it useable as a satgate everywhere.



Steve K4HG



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