Re: iGATE Functioning?


Don Woodward
 

Thanks for the info - I'll study the packet info in the link you sent.

73's

Don W.
KD4APP


From: APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io> on behalf of James Ewen via groups.io <ve6srv@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:41 PM
To: APRSISCE@groups.io <APRSISCE@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [APRSISCE] iGATE Functioning?
 
Oops, sent too soon.

Basic understanding of the construction of APRS packets is useful...

The APRS101.pdf will help you with this. http://www.aprs.org/doc/APRS101.PDF

2020-08-18 17:17:00 EDT: KD4APP-5>APWW11,TCPIP*,qAC,T2KA:<IGATE,MSG_CNT=10,LOC_CNT=0,DIR_CNT=0,RF_CNT=0,DX=7*N4NE-2(45mi@196<0xb0>)  

Timestamp the APRS-IS heard the packet

2020-08-18 17:17:00 EDT:   

Source callsign (station sending the packet) 


Destination (TOCALL) used by APRS to identify the source station software in this case, APRSISCE/32 

  APWW11, 

Handled by a network connection

  TCPIP*,  
 
q construct (http://www.aprs-is.net/q.aspx) sent to the APRS-IS directly by a verified connection

  qAC,  

APRS-IS server that handled the packet.

  T2KA: 

Actual packet contents finally! This is determined by Lynn's software. I'm going way out on a limb here expanding the term...

 <IGATE,MSG_CNT=10,LOC_CNT=0,DIR_CNT=0,RF_CNT=0,DX=7*N4NE-2(45mi@196<0xb0>)  

IGATE is reporting information.

  <IGATE, 

Message Count

MSG_CNT=10, 

Location Count

  LOC_CNT=0 

Heard Direct Count 

  DIR_CNT=0 

Heard via RF Count 

RF_CNT=0  

Furthest station heard

  DX=7*N4NE-2(45mi@196<0xb0>) 

DX = shortened term for distance commonly used by amateur radio operators.
7* (number of time heard?)
N4NE-2 (callsign of the station heard, including SSID.
45mi distance to station in miles.
196° bearing to station.

The <0xb0> is the degree symbol that is being shown as a non-printable ascii hex code.

So no, your station is not sending packets to N4NEQ-2 via RF (at least not as indicated by this packet.)


James
VE6SRV


On Tue, Aug 18, 2020 at 4:31 PM James Ewen <ve6srv@...> wrote:
Basic understanding of the construction of APRS packets is useful...

The APRS101.pdf will help you with this. http://www.aprs.org/doc/APRS101.PDF

2020-08-18 17:17:00 EDT: KD4APP-5>APWW11,TCPIP*,qAC,T2KA:<IGATE,MSG_CNT=10,LOC_CNT=0,DIR_CNT=0,RF_CNT=0,DX=7*N4NE-2(45mi@196<0xb0>)  

Timestamp the APRS-IS heard the packet

2020-08-18 17:17:00 EDT:   

Source callsign (station sending the packet) 


Destination (TOCALL) used by APRS to identify the source station software in this case, APRSISCE/32 

  APWW11, 

Handled by a network connection

  TCPIP*,  
 
q construct (http://www.aprs-is.net/q.aspx) sent to the APRS-IS directly by a verified connection

  qAC,  

APRS-IS server that handled the packet.


James
VE6SRV


On Tue, Aug 18, 2020 at 3:57 PM Don Woodward <dbwoodw@...> wrote:
Does this mean my iGATE has sent packets via RF to N4NEQ-2 ?

2020-08-18 17:17:00 EDT: KD4APP-5>APWW11,TCPIP*,qAC,T2KA:<IGATE,MSG_CNT=10,LOC_CNT=0,DIR_CNT=0,RF_CNT=0,DX=7*N4NE-2(45mi@196<0xb0>)

TIA and 73's

Don W.
KD4APP

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