[aprssig] Cleaning up the Global APRS Satellite ground station network?- New Symbol [SGATE mode for APRX?]

Heikki Hannikainen hessu at hes.iki.fi
Wed Aug 9 02:27:50 EDT 2017

On Tue, 8 Aug 2017, la3qma at aprs.la wrote:

> Den 08.08.2017 22:02, skrev Steve Dimse:
>> There is a simpler method. Simply delay any directly heard packets 15
>> seconds when operating in satgate mode. If a local station
>> successfully digipeats, whether through you or through another
>> satgate, then the digipeated packet will make it to ariss.net before
>> the directly heard packet. Putting this into APRSC would make it
>> useable as a satgate everywhere.
> I have not been exploring the source code of APRSC yet. But adding a flag for 
> sgate mode and include the 15sec delay should not be that much work? If we 
> are affraid that people are using the function wrong then make it "difficult" 
> to enable APRSC in SAT-mode.

I believe all this talk is about aprx, the igate software, that people use 
for interfacing radios with the APRS-IS.

Not aprsc, the APRS-IS server software, which does not talk to radios or 
TNCs at all.

Just to clarify the names of the software bits. :)

   - Hessu

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