17018All Star APRS Beacons
- May 1, 2012Greetings AllStar Developers (and Redundancy Dept),
I've had occasion recently to analyze the APRS-IS network for dropped
packets and noticed a large number of packets coming from stations with
"AllStar" in their comments. These stations are beaconing fixed
information at a high rate (in some cases, every 30 seconds).
Are these packets being generated by the AllStar node software or some
add-on that the individual stations may have installed?
A fixed station beacon rate of one every 10 minutes for a typical
repeater is sufficient. Even though the APRS-IS may appear to be high
bandwidth, every 30 seconds from anything fixed is rather extreme.
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
PS. Here's a few sample stations:
PPS. I've got a vested interest in having this resolved as I'm about to
being work to support arbitrary IGating of local interest packets from
APRS-IS to RF in my APRSISCE/32 client application. As such, I'm
watching for various mistakes that people may make in configuring such
IGating and these high-rate stations came immediately to my attention.