[aprssig] Creating and maintaining a repeater object

Gregory A. Carter gcarter at openaprs.net
Fri Sep 21 19:43:19 EDT 2012

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On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 3:06 PM, Sander Pool <sander_pool at pobox.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> almost two weeks ago I was hiking in Point Reyes National Seashore and
> received two repeater objects that my D72 would happily tune to. Very. One
> repeater I could hit, the other one I could not. I've always been a fan of
> repeater objects as it solves the age old problem of "I'm new here, what
> repeater should I listen to". None of the repeaters around here have
> repeater objects. I'd like to change that. The only way I know how to do
> this at the moment is to have create these objects in APRSIS/32 and have it
> run all the time so it injects these objects into the APRSIS servers for
> igates to pick up.
> This seems a bit cumbersome. Is there no way to tell some service somewhere
> what objects I have and how often they should announce themselves? If not
> then is this one of the reasons repeater objects aren't widely used? Most of
> the repeaters I know around here do not have a matching igate that could
> inject these objects.
> I've poked in the archives but didn't really find anything related. Perhaps
> I didn't look correctly or (likely) I don't understand at all how this
> works. Please correct me in that case.
> Thanks,
>     Sander W1SOP
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