[aprssig] ARISS Satgates

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Tue Jul 20 11:51:27 EDT 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Winningham
> Posted At: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 9:53 AM
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] ARISS Satgates
> > More ARISS Satgates needed?
> What is needed for an IGate?  I haven't bothered looking at 
> the details before, since there's already an IGate 1.3 miles 
> from the location where I would put one up.

A SatGate is normally a one-way IGate.  In other words, SatGates
normally do not transmit, only receive.

> Assuming I already have an Alinco 2m with a built-in TNC 
> w/appropriate antenna, an always-on internet connection, and 
> a computer running linux, what else would I need?  Is aprsd 
> the software of choice?

I would recommend javAPRSSrvr with javAPRSIGate.  It is stable and can
act as a unidirectional IGate.  The Alinco would simply need to be tuned
to the satellite downlink frequency, the TNC connected to your Linux box
running with ax25 kernel support configured, and
javAPRSSrvr/javAPRSIGate connected to APRS-IS.

Hope this helps.


Pete Loveall AE5PL
mailto:pete at ae5pl.net

PS: javAPRSSrvr may be obtained for free by contacting me directly at
pete at ae5pl.net

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