[aprssig] Polite to TX-igate weather warnings?

Curt Mills curt.we7u at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 12:13:30 EDT 2016

Huh. News to me, and I run 2/3rds of the Firenet servers plus am the one
generating the extra weather alerts that get sent to Firenet.

So if I hook up an Xastir igate at home, I can't gate my own weather alerts
from my own servers (well, 2/3) out to local RF for me on my local SAR team
to reference when other teams of ours are out on hovercraft rescuing people
in floods? Yes, this is a real scenario that we play out at least once and
often two or three times a year. Not that the weather alerts would actually
help us directly in the rescues, but they'd be a heads-up that flood watch
and/or rescue missions may be forthcoming.

On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 9:01 AM, Pete Loveall AE5PL Lists via aprssig <
aprssig at tapr.org> wrote:

> That is not what I said.  I said FireNet servers do not support IGates and
> never have.  Basically, FireNet servers do not keep last heard history.
> Therefore, the FireNet port 14580 is -not- IGate enabled and any IGate
> attached to it will not function correctly regarding messaging to RF.
> FireNet is Internet-centric, not RF-centric.  That was the reason for its
> original creation and remains a testbed for many non-amateur radio related
> feeds as well as some high capacity feeds.
> 73,
> Pete Loveall AE5PL
> pete at ae5pl dot net
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Curt Mills [mailto:curt.we7u at gmail.com]
> > Sent: Monday, March 28, 2016 10:52 AM
> > Subject: Re: [aprssig] Polite to TX-igate weather warnings?
> >
> > What? You're saying you can't connect an igate to a Firenet server and
> gate
> > messages between Firenet and RF? The default for a bidirectional igate
> is to
> > gate messages to RF for any stations heard recently on RF there.
> >
> > I would expect you could still do that -and- choose to send weather
> alerts
> > through that were of interest for that area. Not so?
> >
> > Are you saying that a Firenet server can only ACCEPT packets from others
> but
> > can't send to an igate which sends to RF?
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Curt, WE7U
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