The newest Tier2 aprs server is online and seems to be working great.
I want to thank Jackson State Community College for allowing us to
host this great service on campus. Here is the information you need to
take advantage of the newest server.
In UI-View32 just click on the topmost server in your list (under
Setup, APRS Server Setup screen), and press INSERT on your keyboard.
This will give you the filtered server port so you can then define
your own filter commands under EXTRA LOG ON TEXT. Example, I use:
filter m/250 -p/CW that gives me all stations within 250 km of my QTH
except for those citizen weather stations.
We also have 2 predefined ports available if you want to connect those
instead. Add these the same way you did the one above EXCEPT you don't
use anything in the EXTRA LOG ON TEXT field. The first one would be:
This gives you all stations in TN (and a little extra because of the
funny shape). Its hard to make it exact because of the limitations of
the filter commands available.
This gives you all stations inside the MEG (Memphis) National Weather
Service coverage areas.
You can web browse to http://westtn.aprs2.net:14501
This will give you a status page of how much traffic the new server is
passing, how many stations are connected, etc..
Let me know if you have any problems or questions about how to get
this working for your situation. It seems most of our locals are using
UI-View32, but it is very similar in other aprs software.
I also want to thank our local APRS users Phillip KG4NVN and Bill
KI4HYF. The idea for the new Tier2 server came from a conversation
between them, and the usual "WHAT IF" questions that followed. And now
here we are with a new aprs server for the entire world to enjoy.
Thanks for everyone's help on getting this up and running,