[aprssig] Repeater object recommendation? (was Creating and maintaining a repeater object (RANT))

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Sat Sep 22 17:03:47 EDT 2012

It appears you are the ONLY APRS source in the local area of that
repeater.  I sugggest you originate the repeater freq object from your
station direct.  At leaset anyone driving along the interstate will
see it, and being in a valley, you will not QRM out of area.  Since
your station can only be seen along about a 5 mile stretch, you might
originalte this object once every 5 minutes so you get a chance of
informing any mobile that passes throught.

FOrtunately, APRSISCE is smart enough to have a separate path for each
object, so set this one to direct.  This is not as good as sourcing it
from the HIGH VOice repeater which could listend for a clear channel
first, but at least it does not spam out of area... Bob, WB4APR

On Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 4:35 PM, Andre <aprs at pe1rdw.demon.nl> wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Sep 2012 22:09:03 +0200, Greg D <ko6th.greg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Bob,
>> I would like to cause a repeater object to be broadcast for our local
>> club.  Recommendations, please?
>> I run a 24x7 bi-directional iGate at my home (using Lynn's APRSIS32
>> software), which is about 4mi NW of the repeater site.  It's a fairly low
>> level installation (5w, 20' AGL J-pole antenna).  We are in hilly country,
>> and I'm at the bottom of a valley, so most of the traffic that I gate to IS
>> comes from the main high level Digi in the area, K6FGA-1 which is a bit over
>> 20mi NE of me on a mountain top in a different city.  I.e.
>> Repeater ---- 4mi --- ME ------------------------------------------ 20mi
>> ------------------------------------------------ Regional Digi
>> To my knowledge, I am the closest 24x7 ARPS station to the repeater, and I
>> do have good coverage of a section of the interstate that runs through town,
>> so I think it makes sense for me to originate the object.  We do not have
>> any APRS equipment at the repeater site, nor would it be likely to be added.
>> What *specific* settings do I use?  Or, is this a bad idea?
>> Thanks,
>> Greg  KO6TH
> My first choice would be to send out the objects with a direct path as you
> point out that you have a good coverage of the interstate and the repeater
> is a low level instalation, it might even be better then the digipeater
> transmitting them or you transmitting them only trough the digipeater.
> Should your coverage be fastly different then the digipeater you could
> consider sending them trough the digipeater instead but it probably will
> result in a lot more people getting the object then it is usefull to.
> Not sure if aprsis can configure a different path for an object then the
> normal path, there might be a program that can send beacons trough a shared
> tnc with agwpe that could be usefull if aprsis can't do it.
> --
> 73 Andre PE1RDW
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