[aprssig] APRS Google Earth KML and filter

Michael J. Wolthuis wolthui3 at msu.edu
Fri Apr 11 21:37:39 EDT 2008

It works if I use port 14580.  If I use any other port then it fails.  I 
see port 14580 is a bi-directional filter port, but I am not sure if 
that will pass me data based on my filter string.  I have not heard of a 
bi-directional port before.  Maybe someone could explain that?


Michael J. Wolthuis wrote:
> I am trying to use the APRS Google Earth overlay to track a single 
> station.  So I connect it into the National APRS via first.aprs.net 
> with a filter of b/kb8zgl which should only pass me data from kb8zgl, 
> but it keeps saying:
> java.net.SocketException: Socket Closed
> and then it disconnects and reconnects to the igate.
> anyone have any ideas?  The java file is running on CentOS.
> Mike
> kb8zgl
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