[aprssig] Digipeater routing: 'Get me to findu'

William McKeehan mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net
Tue Feb 28 10:52:53 EST 2006

Not too much information for me! Sounds like something worth remembering and

Is there a list somewhere of these "services" that are out there listening?

On a related topic, if I go into an area which has a DIGI_NED station with
"tiny web pages", is there any generic query that will cause it to identify

On Tue, February 28, 2006 10:45 am, AE5PL Lists said:
> Not a sure way (requires a two-way IGate), but you can try sending a
> blank (no text) message to POSITS.  You should here a Morse code R
> showing that you received an ACK from the server and receive a message
> from POSITS indicating that your message was invalid.
> As a reminder, the POSITS server can generate a message "from" a queried
> station.  If you send a message to POSITS with a callsign (case is
> significant), you will get an unnumbered message back indicating how
> long ago the station was heard appearing to be from the station enquired
> about.  This will cause the local IGate to also pass that station's
> posit when it becomes available.  The message is unnumbered to prevent
> an ack issue with non-message capable devices.
> POSITS (not the queried station) acks your message and also generates a
> "not found" message if the station is not found in the jFindu database.
> POSITS does not generate position packets (keeps the integrity of the
> near-realtime aspect of APRS).
> Do not query about the station you are operating from (I don't think)
> because I can't guarantee how different devices will like seeing
> messages from themselves.
> More info than you probably wanted to know but I figured I would take
> the opportunity to remind folks that the server was there.  ;-)
> 73,
> Pete Loveall AE5PL
> mailto:pete at ae5pl.net
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: William McKeehan
>> Posted At: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 8:07 AM
>> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Digipeater routing: 'Get me to findu'
>> When you are traveling with APRS, is there any way to tell if
>> the path you are using is taking your position packet to an IGate?
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William McKeehan
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