20337Minor??? Feature Change
- Oct 1, 2012This is NOT a high priority.
Background: When starting or stopping the program, and at one-hour intervals, APRSIS32 sends an i-gate capabilities packet to the IS.
Annoyance: When beaconing is disabled to the IS, the i-gate capabilities packet is also disabled.
Request: Always send the i-gate capabilities packet to the IS even when IS beaconing is disabled (or give the user the option to do so).
Rationale: If you are running an i-gate, then, by definition, there is an IS connection, so always send the capabilities packet there. I like to keep IS beaconing disabled so that I can monitor RF health of my station on aprs.fi. Aprs.fi will not record/display the RF beacons if the beacon is first received on the IS.
I think we discussed this a long time ago, and you deferred it until you ripped into the ports. Sounds like that may be happening now, but I was not sure it was important enough that it ever made it to a list, though. This is NOT meant to affect ?IGATE? queries.