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Old 09-15-2014, 07:40 PM
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Default Two more iGates coming on-line!

Two more VAF faithful are adding iGates to the network. Thanks guys!

I was a bit slow getting these out. They should arrive at their new forever homes in 2-3 days.

One is the XO-1 design and one is the new Raspberry Pi system. Both were tested before shipping so the new owners already have made their mark at APRS.FI
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:44 AM
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Default Replaced I-Gate

I had built my own I-gate several years ago from an old PC and Yeasu 2 meter radio. It worked well but was a boat anchor...big and clumsy. I had read a post where Glen had a couple of the little green laptops ready to go so I purchased the "Complete Package" from Glen.

Well I got the gear hooked it up in my hangar and it worked 100% right out of the box. I am gating a lot more traffic than I did with my old system, why I don't know, but it is.

But anyway...a big thanks to Glen for putting together these packages and his desire to fill holes in the APRS network.

So get off your butts and buy one of his I-Gates and contribute back to the APRS system by setting up an I gate.

One more happy camper.
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:25 AM
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Steve, I'm glad you are running smoothly!


There are also a couple of the PiGates starting to come on line.

Both designs use the same architecture and have the same performance ... which makes me happy
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Old 10-21-2014, 06:58 PM
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Default EAA IGate

Hi Glenn:

My EAA chapter (1158) will put up and sponsor an iGate at KETB - they have internet access and several computers in a nice hangar at the airport.

At this point, I am not sure who will buy the iGate, them or me.

What equipment is required for an iGate and how much do the iGates you create cost?

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Old 10-21-2014, 07:34 PM
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My EAA chapter (1158) will put up and sponsor an iGate at KETB - they have internet access and several computers in a nice hangar at the airport.


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That's a great location John! Will give me extra courage on next crossing



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Old 02-03-2015, 02:07 PM
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Default iGate Teaser

There is a new Raspberry Pi 2 just released and it looks to be powerful enough to do the necessary number crunching to support the low cost RTL-SDR dongles.

As soon as I can get my hands on one of the new RPi's, I'll see if I can make it work. If so, it would result in a complete iGate below the $75 price point.

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Old 02-03-2015, 08:14 PM
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Glen, I just setup a PI ADS-B receiver. Pretty slick and simple.

Anybody have code for a I-gate PI version?
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iGate in my area her...

How to track an airplane or a car, what must be installed in the aircraft or vehicle for tracking? Are there any "Dummies Guide" that shows everything you can use this for?

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Old 02-04-2015, 07:07 AM
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Hi Helge,

There are three components to the typical APRS environment:
  1. the "tracker" - transmits beacon messages
  2. the "digipeater" - these are optional ground stations which relay beacons to increase range and have special understanding of beacons to avoid repeating forever
  3. the 'iGate" - is the gateway between the radio network and the internet

There are a number of companies selling very small trackers. These are easy to install in an RV. Some people install it in the fuselage somewhere and have an external antenna that is very similar to a COMM antenna. Some chose to install it in the fiberglass wingtip with an internal antenna bonded to the inside surface of the wingtip.

Since the tracker is a transmitter operating on an amateur radio frequency, you are required to have an amateur radio (HAM) licence. In the USA, the lowest level licence is the Technician Class.

There are a number of very good "sticky" posts in this forum for getting started, equipment reviews, etc.
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Old 04-02-2015, 07:22 AM
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Just when you think an idea has run its course - you get an email!

I'm happy to announce a new iGate is headed to Illinois and should be on-line in a week or two.

Thanks again to everyone who contributes to the APRS network!
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