Not receiving texts from SMSGTE

Discussion in 'Digital Radio, DMR, Fusion, Wires, DSTAR' started by N1YY, Aug 14, 2021.

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  1. N1YY

    N1YY Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm trying to use SMSGTE for the first time.
    I'm using UISS and I've put SMSGTE in the 'To' field.

    Here's what the message looks like:
    Fm N1YY To SMSGTE Via WIDE2-2 <UI pid=F0 Len=26 >[15:42:32]
    @1234567890 Test Message 2

    I received the echo back from my local packet repeater:

    Fm N1YY To SMSGTE Via KB1AEV-15*,WIDE2-1 <UI pid=F0 Len=26 >[15:42:34]
    @1234567890 Test Message 2

    But no text message received.
    Am I doing something wrong?

  2. KD4UPL

    KD4UPL Ham Member QRZ Page

    I use the SMS gateway from time to time. I've found it's fairly hit or miss if the message goes thru or not. I've probably got about a 75% success rate. What's worse is when the SMS recipient tries to reply back to me. Those are probably only about 50%.
    I learned not long ago on this forum that some miss-guided or just uninformed amateurs have been putting up "receive only" digipeaters or igates. If my SMSGTE message goes thru one of these receive only stations the reply won't reach me because when it tries to reverse the path these stations don't transmit. I guess some hams have forgotten that amateur radio is all about two way communication.

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