[aprssig] IGATEs doing odd things

Earl Needham needhame1 at plateautel.net
Sat Dec 29 18:02:39 EST 2007

         From time to time, we've tried to figure out why certain 
IGATEs seem to delay packets, and I'm not sure we ever found out for 
sure which ones were at fault.

         I think I've found one that is misconfigured in some manner.

         I've been doing round trips from Clovis, NM to Shreveport, 
La this week, and I'm on the third one.  I've noticed that when I get 
close to Seymour, Texas, and from there all the way over to 
Gainesville, Texas, my laptop will send a position packet, and some 
seconds later a packet will arrive placing my icon anywhere form 5 to 
20 miles BEHIND me -- the old delay problem.

         Today I stopped my truck and just watched for a few 
minutes.  The problem seems to be coming from the N5LEZ IGATE.  My 
laptop sends a position on RF, and then a little later, a packet 
arrives via the internet (yes I have mobile internet 
service...).  The problem being that the packet from the internet has 
been delayed for quite some time and is now showing up from N5LEZ.

         As I said, this has been going on for several days at 
least.  I'm not quite sure how to handle it, but if anyone is still 
trying to run down this error/misconfiguration, here is a good 
opportunity to do so, and it might help the entire APRS community.

         7 3 & HNY

KD5XB -- Earl Needham
Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT 

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