[aprssig] Satellite server test

Jack Chomley radio at irock.com.au
Mon Nov 26 19:17:10 EST 2007

So this basically means that IF I travel into remote 
places/countries, my GO32 station will be worthless? Since my 
location is not going to make it to the Internet?



At 07:12 AM 27/11/2007, Peter wrote:
>You can.  Feel free to set it up.  Be advised as other have already
>stated: if someone sets up an IGate to connect to your isolated
>"satellite server", no gated packets will make it to APRS-IS.  This is
>what Steve, et. al. were commenting on.
>SatGates, as a rule, have been implemented over the years to let earth
>APRS stations be seen by others via the Internet when those earth
>stations are being digipeated by the satellite.  The individual
>satellite operators use other software and networks to gather their
>telemetry.  Satellite-generated APRS bulletins, position reports, etc.
>are really only of use to those receiving the satellite directly.  There
>are many other, more effective ways of getting information out to the GP
>than by trying to gate APRS packets originating from the satellite to
>APRS-IS.  Also, as a rule, SatGates are unidirectional (satellite to
>APRS-IS) to prevent unintended collisions by multiple IGates gating to
>the satellite.
>Hope this helps clarify.
>Pete Loveall AE5PL
>pete at ae5pl.net

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