Posts Tagged ‘JAVAPRSSrvr’

Tier2 APRS-IS network…

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Below is an image of the current Tier2 APRS-IS network, at a glance you can see how it’s been broken into regions

 

  1. asia.aprs2.net for Asia
  2. aunz.aprs2.net for Oceania
  3. euro.aprs2.net for Europe and Africa
  4. noam.aprs2.net for North America
  5. soam.aprs2.net for South America

As the end user, you can simply choose to connect directly to any T2 server, but should that server suffer from downtime then you will be without service until that server is restored. An alternate way to do things is to use a rotate DNS, that way should one server not be available the next in list is used. This assists in load balancing instead of just one single server being used. Australia & New Zealand do have a secondary rotate DNS of rotate.aprs.net.au this serves the same purpose as the aunz.aprs2.net so you can use either.

 

Tier2 status approved, VK7HSE-JS now T2TAS

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Today I received confirmation that my request to become part of the Tier2 APRS-IS network was successful. So what does this mean for fellow Amateur Radio operators that use the packet mode refereed to as APRS? Well not much really! only that I’m now part of the Oceania rotation network, so should you be using aunz.aprs2.net for your connection within the APRS client software then you may get forwarded to my server to obtain your APRS-IS data.

Please should there be any issues that you happen to notice please email mail me so I can rectify it ASAP!