[aprssig] -IS to RF Igating reloaded (Was: APRS on Android)

Lee Bengston lee.bengston at gmail.com
Tue Jan 25 21:47:48 EST 2011

On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 7:44 PM, Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:

> On 1/25/2011 2:31 PM, Earl Needham wrote:
>> Shucks, you can do this NOW.  Simply run a second instance of UI-View,
>> connected to the internet stream, but with a filter for everything within,
>> say, 20 miles.  Very simple.
>> Vy 7 3
>> Earl
>> KD5XB
> Except that:
> 1)      The filter will put stuff on the local map.  It won't, by default,
> transmit this stuff on RF though you could tweak igate.ini .    Further, you
> would have to filter out position-less stuff like NWS warnings, bulletins,
> etc.
> 2)      Dozens of igate stations along the itinerant mobile's route would
> have to do this to achieve what the original poster wanted -- to make his
> Internet-based mobile appear on local RF in one town after another as he
> travels through different areas.
Cool idea, though.  It opens up other possibilities such as transmitting
weather station data via internet only and still have it show up locally on
RF.  In that case one would only need one igate nearby his fixed location to
have the "reverse filter" in place.  Why transmit to IS only?  Could free up
a 2 meter rig for a different use.  Also it could be an easy solution for an
HOA that doesn't prevent a weather station from being installed in a back
yard but prohibits antennas on the roof.

Lee - K5DAT
Murphy, TX
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