[OZAPRS] Are 4 x iGates in Sydney too many?

Scott Evans scott at vk7hse.hobby-site.org
Sun May 25 11:50:35 EST 2014

>From a T2 perspective there's no issue! If you're using aunz.aprs2.net rotate the load balancing is automatically taken care of, however if you have set up a static server and if everyone else had done similar then maybe a problem would exist! 

On May 25, 2014 11:32:59 AM GMT+10:00, Liz VK2XSE <edodd at billiau.net> wrote:
>QTR Thu, 22 May 2014 21:47:13 +1000 Ian Mills QTC
>> I've noticed we now have at least 4 x iGates in Sydney, I would have 
>> thought that's too many and may be adding extra loads on the sever as
>> they all gate the same traffic?
>> Ian vk2him
>The guys in the US, who have more experience in handling large traffic
>volumes, seem to whinge far more about excessive digipeating than
>excessive iGating.
>I did notice on my last trip to Wollongong that my packets were being
>spread far and wide, and often gated from Newcastle after being picked
>up by VK2AMW-1. (WIDE2-2)
>The questions can best be answered by experimentation. 
>There is apparently a need for better RF coverage in Sydney. How much
>redundancy is required in the iGating system could be explored by
>deliberately turning off internet connectivity at one or more of the
>Sydney iGates. 
>Sydney users would need to know when these changes were made, and then
>comment on negative and positive aspects of the changes.
>We would also need to know how many hops people are using in their
>And is there any information from the APRS-IS server operators about
>network load?
>who hopes not to be using APRS in Sinny, 15 years living there was
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