[aprssig] APRS on Android

Eric Lorenz K9LGE k9lge at emlorenz.com
Tue Jan 25 09:02:56 EST 2011

Actually, maybe I wasn't clear after all..what I am looking for is to be 
able to use my APRSDroid app for beaconing, and to be seen in the local 
APRS environment just the same as those using RF, via RF. So, anyone 
viewing APRS via RF on a map would see me (via reverse IS-to RF igating) 
along with anyone else out there...locally to where I am. Anyone else 
who is not local to where *I* am can just go on aprs.fi and see my 

Example...I am in Madison, WI- I want my beacons to be seen by anyone 
watching APRS via RF as if I was beaconing directly via radio.

Is that any clearer?

Eric K9LGE

On 01/25/2011 02:52 AM, Stephen H. Smith wrote:
> NOTHING!    This isn't about MESSAGING -- that happens routinely and 
> automatically if the RF station involved has been heard recently and 
> locally to your igate.
> The "arrangements" referred to are to forward POSITION reports (i.e. 
> normal beacons) heard on the Internet data stream from distant 
> locations back to RF a.k.a. "reverse gating".    For example, one 
> might do this to allow the posits and status beacons from a local that 
> is out of town on a cross-country trip (and is hitting igates three 
> states away) to be seen on RF by the stay-at-home locals.

Eric Lorenz K9LGE
Communications Trailer Coordinator
Disaster Services Technology
American Red Cross of Greater Chicago
630-430-2421 cell

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