[aprssig] WinAPRS as IGate

William McKeehan mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net
Thu May 12 10:35:10 EDT 2005

I am part of a group that is going to be tracking a balloon this Saturday in
East TN (see http://balloon.utarc.org). The current projected path that the
balloon will take has poor digi coverage, so I am asking that anyone with
capabilities to IGate (RF to Internet) the balloon's packets do so. We will
have some people monitoring the internet feed to keep up with the balloon;
some will assist the recovery team by watching to for packets that the
recovery team does not hear directly or via a digi, others just to watch the
balloon's flight. One person in this area runs WinAPRS, and is willing to turn
it on as an IGate for this event...but he does not know how.

When I tried WinAPRS, I found that enabling an internet connection would
quickly cause my stations list to fill up and then things would stop showing
on my screen. Is there anyway to have WinAPRS connect to a filtered port?

On Thu, May 12, 2005 10:10 am, Dennis Hudson said:
> Yes, it CAN be an IGate but there are many other program better
> suited for full time IGate functions.
> Go to Settings>TCP/IP Connections>TCP/IP Settings and click "Feed
> (echo) local data to TCP/IP"
> Now I'm not sure about all the caveats of using WinAPRS as a gate. I
> stopped using MacAPRS as a gate in favor of aprsd and now javAPRSrvr.
> I think if you use the most recent version it will at least not
> destroy the mic-e packets or damage any payloads but as I recall it's
> not the smartest about reverse gating and local message delivery.
> Is this going to be full time, are you the only IGate in your aloha
> circle? Tell us a little more about what you are trying to do and
> about your local network.
> --
> Dennis Hudson, N2LBT
> http://neaprs.no-ip.org:14501
> Albany, NY
> On May 12, 2005, at 8:46 AM, William McKeehan wrote:
>> Is it possible to have WinAPRS function as an IGate?
>> Are there any step-by-step directions for doing this?
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William McKeehan
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