Re: Lightning data (was: Ready for Release?)
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Re: “Note that you should NOT connect an IGate to firenet. “
My mind just isn’t what it used to be. You just reminded me WHY I started running separate instances, one for Amateur Radio APRS, on standard APRS tier 2 servers, and a second instance for weather watching on firenet. You also get weather advisories AND warnings on firenet.
I set this all up in 2016, so I think I will copy parts of your message and put it in a file for future reference. My mind just isn’t what it used to be, or did I mention that already.
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From: Lynn Deffenbaugh
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2020 02:33 PM
Subject: [APRSISCE] Lightning data (was: Ready for Release?)
b/KJ4ERJ-15 will get you my flying satellites as will o/ISS*/PSAT* (the * is required as they have trailing spaces. This should work on both APRS-IS and firenet.
b/KJ4ERJ-LS will get you the individual strikes as well as the strike zones as well o/LS-*/SZ-*. If you only want the strike zones (a lot fewer objects, but nearly as informative), just use o/SZ-*. This only works on firenet. The KJ4ERJ-15 for lightning data is obsolete and should be ignored.
Note that you should NOT connect an IGate to firenet. I've been told that firenet's 14580 ports are not internally flagged as "IGate" ports, so they will NOT remember what stations you've gated and therefore you will not receive messages addressed to those stations nor courtesy posits from the originators of those messages.
If I thought about it hard enough, I could probably come up with a combination of APRSIS32 instances to pull off gating nearby strikezone objects from the -IS to RF without actually using firenet as the IGate connection, but given their update frequency during a storm, I really don't think you'd ever want to actually do this.
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
On 4/30/2020 4:52 PM, KE6BB via groups.io wrote: