[aprssig] FWD: Re: HF APRS igates

Joe Della Barba joe at dellabarba.com
Thu Apr 23 19:11:14 EDT 2020

I don't think so. I can send my grid all day long and be spotted all 
over 3 continents on PSKREPORTER, but nothing on APRS.FI.

If I can get down to my boat tonight I'll send a few more. There is some 
puzzle piece missing I am not understanding.


On 4/23/2020 6:01 PM, Stephen H. Smith via aprssig wrote:
> On 4/23/2020 4:02 PM, Joe Bennett via aprssig wrote:
>> I think there is confusion between the APRS format and the JS8CALL 
>> format. If the APRS format was used to send in JS8/FT8 it'll take 30 
>> minutes to send the packet. I'm being facetious but it will take a 
>> LONG time... The JS8CALL format is converted somewhere else in the 
>> network to the APRS format and then dumped on the APRSIS. I'm 
>> guessing after its forwarded to JS8NET?
> The earlier version 1.1.1 of of the JS8CALL application treated the 
> APRS-IS as an alternative "spotting network" to the usual FT8/JS8 
> spots.  It provided a set of fields with the usual APRS-IS login info, 
> right in the application (File, Settings, then the "Reporting").
>     The APRS fields asked for were:
> APRS-IS server name, server port name (defaulted to the customary 
> 14580), and APRS-IS passcode.   Apparently the app was computing the 
> APRS-IS passcode based on the callsign initially entered during setup 
> by itself -- I certainly never entered it myself.
> Apparently, the JS8 app translated to APRS format internally before 
> linking to the APRS-IS.
> In the current 2.1.1 version, the "APRS-centric" dialog has completely 
> disappeared, with no warning.  I have no idea what is happening now.  
> Has the JS8 Internet "spot-reporting" infrastructure now taken on the 
> task of reformatting and forwardinmg to the APRS-IS??
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