Sorry - not an IRLP question, but this forum is the closest thing I could find to being relevant. Question is regarding unproto addressing in 2 meter APRS. I am using UI-View32 and transmitting weather station information over the air. I chose not to sent over my local internet too as this defeats the purpose of the 2 meter radio portion of this hobby. I also iGate other mobile stations as a fill in for the area. There's another iGate 7 miles from me and his iGate always captures my transmissions and gates them, as it should; but I don't want his iGate to gate my transmissions at all. I tried unproto addressing to specify another iGate's callsign and that doesn't work. I have used WIDE2-2 and that doesn't work. Is there a way to NOGATE a specified callsign, ie the iGate closest to me, and allow the next closest gate to grab my traffic? I am more interested in seeing how my propagation is rather than publishing information to the internet. I realize the whole point of APRS is to use the closest gate, but I want to publish my weather data on more distant iGates rather than my local. I may as well gate it directly to the internet without using radios at all if that's the case... (BORING!) Maybe I should be looking at a different aspect of the packet hobby if I am looking for beaconing for propagation or looking DX reports. Opinions and ideas are welcomed.
Jay - VE3SWS
I'd suggest joining the TAPR APRS Special Interest Group's email reflector and posting this question there.
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