[pskmail] Re: iGating

  • From: ve7cus@xxxxxxx
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2010 10:19:34 -0700

Sorry to hear about all your problems, Fred. Actually the server is VE7SUN and 
it does run 24/7 without much activity but since it is using antenna, radio and 
computer designated for emergency use, it is a good use for other times. The 
only time it is not running is Field Day in June. With propagation getting 
better, hopefully it will get more use.


On 2010-10-21, at 10:07 AM, Fred Reiselt wrote:

> I'm afraid the WB5CON server is probably down for good. It was up 24x7 for 
> several years. After the hard drive failed, the monitor quit, the radio went 
> deaf, and the dipole fell down, all in less than one month, I took it as a 
> sign. I, too, am surprised at the lack of activity. The server would often go 
> several weeks without any activity on it. I'm glad the folks in Europe and 
> Australia realize what a great system it is.
> I originally set it up to use while on my sailboat but propagation was not 
> right. I'm too close for skywave and too far for groundwave. I left it up for 
> others to use and figured other servers would pop up that I could use from 
> the boat. I guess VE7CUS is the only 24x7 server currently in North America.
> 73 - Fred - WB5CON
> On 10/21/2010 9:52 AM, Robert Lorenzini wrote:
>> On 10/20/2010 07:22 PM, ve7cus@xxxxxxx wrote:
>>> I received my first iGate this evening from WD6DOD in Newport Bay, CA. I 
>>> guess he was transmitting  from his sailboat and he was upgrading from 
>>> v.0.54 to v.0.7 and getting his coordinates set properly.
>>> Darrel, VE7CUS
>> Yes I was. I'm trying to get back up on a new computer and it's a lot harder 
>> without
>> wb5con's trace on the channel. I'm still not sure what mode (500r?) to use 
>> or if
>> you can detect the mode and change accordingly. As I have a 10 over noise
>> level here at the moment I'm not going to see any replies. I just can't 
>> believe
>> that there is not more activity in the US.
>> Bob

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