[OZAPRS] Igate

Robert rbaker at bigpond.com
Wed Mar 2 18:40:51 AEDT 2016

Thanks Guys for I think a little help, But I really did want info in setting
up a simple stand alone (no computer if possible). But the question appears
to have change, but that's probably normally around here.



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From: OZAPRS [mailto:ozaprs-bounces at aprs.net.au] On Behalf Of Rob - VK6LD
Sent: Wednesday, 2 March 2016 12:12 PM
To: ozaprs at aprs.net.au
Subject: Re: [OZAPRS] Igate

Hi Liz,

I use a few Dovado Tiny routers to interface ethernet to USB 3G/4G dongles.

The Dovado does the login to the internet, has, a WiFi access point, a ping
watchdog to reboot the connection or the router if it falls over, can e-mail
you when the connection is reset or restarted and if your 3G/4G service has
amobile number attached to it, you can also query its status or reboot it
via SMS and setup a VPN. Heaps of features.

I get mine from Telco Antennas in VK4 -
Around $150.00.

According to the Dovado website your Huawei E220 modem will function in the

Hope this helps.



>You have made a good sales attempt. It could replace the eeepc here, 
>but for the proposed location, I would still have to put a 
>microcomputer on it to deal with the 3G connectivity required. That 
>son's domicile is 250km from the nearest digi, so I don't expect to be 
>able to put stuff through the network other than APRS-IS. He doesn't 
>have an ADSL service, but the AC is the right price (whatever voltage 
>it is at the end of the transmission system).
>So far the decision is going
>FM828 + hardware TNC + microcomputer + Huawei E220 which would only 
>require the purchase of 2 crystals, and a hardware TNC, maybe another 
>antenna, everything else is available in various "treasure chests".
>Does anyone apply for additional callsigns for their remote digis?
>Happy for replies off-list if desired.

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