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Original tweet : https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/1384990588060241930
(at 144 MHz)
Finally measured the loss in the unlabeled 80 ft piece of coax given to me by my elmer (WX1O) 20 years ago (along with a #boatanchor receiver I still have). Works put to about 2.7 db/100 ft, not bad.
Still going to upgrade, if only to shorten the feedline.
@KK4QAM I'm actually pretty excited to try JS8CALL when I get a chance. The more I play with APRS, the more I realize the excitement of just seeing stuff come in over RF. It might be different if I lived in an area with a lot of traffic, though.
@k0stk it's on my list of things to do! Real job getting in the way.
Are you up in these parts today?
@osvaldorosadoq did you get hamlib installed before installing direwolf? I skipped it because I couldn't figure it out and didn't need it to use GPIO pins for PTT.
I think I was wrong. Might have been using two servers that weren't communicating for some reason. Seems to be working now.
For some reason, this seems to interfere with gating IS>RF, though. Still experimenting.
The closest answer is apparently SATGATE. This will delay gating any RX>IS for a given number of seconds (default 10), then if the packet shows up on IS, #direwolf will not gate it.
This seems to allow redundancy in iGates; if the other one in the area is down for some reason, this one will gate packets after 15 seconds. #aprs
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