[aprssig] Pinging a digi?

Denny Phillips II w0ddp.denny at gmail.com
Mon Jul 10 12:33:19 EDT 2017

Thanks all for the info!  We had a sucessful event this Saturday.  Everyone
lived, nobody got lost, life is good. :)
I really appreciate the answers.  So much to learn in APRS, this mailing
list has been great!

Denny, W0DDP

On Sat, Jul 8, 2017 at 10:40 PM, Scott Miller <scott at opentrac.org> wrote:

> You should be able to put the digi's own callsign in the first field of
> your path.  I can't guarantee that all digis will digipeat on their own
> call, and they may not do duplicate elimination, but I think most ought to
> respond.
> Most will also do callsign insertion on a WIDEn-N alias, so you can see
> the path your packets took.  You can just mouse over your trail on aprs.fi
> and it should show the digi you hit.
> Scott
> N1VG
> On 7/4/2017 2:39 PM, Denny Phillips II wrote:
> This is my first post, so hope I am doing it right...
> I know I can't (I think) ping a digi like I can an IP.  What I would like
> to to is send a beacon through a specific digi before it gets to an iGate.
> I would like to test the coverage of a specific digi for an upcoming bike
> ride that our ARES is doing comms for.  I could take my 710g or 72a and run
> the course while hitting the specific digi (or trying).  We are going to be
> using some Micro-Trak AIO units along with other, but if I can verify where
> the unit will hit this mountain top digi and where it will not, this will
> tell me if we need to do a specific fill in digi.  During the ride, it will
> beacon as normal.  I also want to make sure the digi will get RF to where
> our command post will be because we will only be taking APRS data via RF.
> No internet support for the tracking program we are using.
> Thanks for all the help!!
> 73 W0DDP
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