[aprssig] What is the process to make changes to APRS symbols document ?

KF4LVZ aprssigZbr6 at acarver.net
Wed Sep 9 20:03:18 EDT 2015


Tom Hayward's point was that the data stopped flowing out because the
data stopped flowing *in*.  What filters do you have set currently?  Do
you have a range or area filter at all?  I just looked on aprs.fi and
see plenty of Dstar stations on the map in addtion to thousands of
weather sations.  One showed up near your station, K1HBR-C.  There's
several other Dstar stations around you on the map, too.  If anything,
the weather stations would generate far more traffic than DStar, there's
more WX stations than there are DStar stations so saving bandwidth would
have started there if anyone was actually doing that.

It also appears from the DStar hotspot software documentation that the
hotspots themselves must announce their presence on APRS-IS.  They
establish a connection to an APRS-IS server and self publish their
location.  It is possible that there has been a hotspot software update
that stopped that feature for whatever reason.  That means the APRS-IS
simply won't get any data.

So it appears that the problem really lies on the DStar side of the data
stream.  It's just not arriving at the APRS-IS servers.

On 2015-09-09 16:33, Tom via aprssig wrote:
> Hi Tom,
> Thanks for your thoughts and input.  Let me be clear with regard to what I'm discussing, because this topic maybe misleading if you haven't read my first post.
> I run an IGate, it's connected to a APRS IS Server.  Prior to 1 Sep 2015 as part of the TCPIP feed from the APRS Server connection - DStar Repeaters, Hotspots and Users were part of the default data fed back to my IGate.  If I didn't exclude it via Server-side filter settings it was there.
> On 1 Sep 2015 all that DStar APRS information went dark.  It's no longer part of the default feed from the APRS IS Server network on port 14580.  I've tried this across multiple Tier 1/2 servers with the same result.  All those DStar Repeaters, Hotspots and Users are still there, connected and sending the same info they were before.  But it's no longer fed by default to those stations connected to the Tier 1/2 servers.
> So the facts are that the data is in the APRS network it's just not fed back to those connected to the servers by default as it was before.  I'd have to say that sure appears to me as a Global change and it was unilateral as it's present on all the servers I've tried.  
> My conclusion is that the DStar data is steerable in the background by Administrative function.  There is probably some perfectly logical reason for this action to be taken.  That's out of my span of control and in someone else's realm.
> I'd like to continue to receive the data on my IGate.  I've experimented with filter syntax to get some of this data, but it sure would be nice to be able to use a new Server-side filter specifically designed and implemented for this function.
> Admins, Code Writer, please???
> Thanks again for your comments!  All the best!

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