Apparently my mail about BugSat-1 raised some interest into that bird's
digipeater. But that still leaves me with the following question (and I
hope I don't sound too obtuse): how do you digipeat? I've tried to
understand it by googling it over the past year or so, but I still don't
get it much. Most tutorials explain about setting it up, but with HTs. I
am running a home station only, with the rig connected to a PC. From
what I understand you need to use the program UISS then.
I got as far as this: I installed UISS (under Wine) and got it connected
to Direwolf. Right now I can work the Falconsat-3 BBS using PacSat
Ground Station and while running that program I see the same messages
that Direwolf displays also appearing in UISS. So far, so good, but then
what? I press either F5, F6, or F7, but nothing happens. Yes, my rig
burps out some data for a split second, but I can't find myself back on
APRS.fi. So what am I doing wrong? Any parameters to adjust? Or are
digipeats not stored for the next iGate to put it on the internet?
Again, I hope I don't sound too witless, but I've never really
understood APRS, apart from terrestrial position reporting and even that
was kind of hard with all the paths and whatnot. Hope you nice people on
this list can drop some pointers. 73 de Hans
P.S. I've got some nasty local interference on 145.825 MHz and that
makes receiving the ISS and other birds almost impossible. I was lucky
to get two frames in from IO-86 the other day, because that was due
south, with the QRM coming from the north-east. Getting a signal up
shouldn't be much of a problem, though.