[aprssig] HID packets

Patrick A. Green pgreen at warpcore.com
Sat Jul 24 18:54:44 EDT 2004

I delete these on my TH-D7 as they waste 1 of the 40 slots and provide
almost no info (location importantly).  Is there a way to filter these out
on the D7?  These are 4 or 5 of these I my local area alone.

73 de Pat --- KA9SCF

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of Robert Bruninga
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2004 11:45 AM
To: wb4apr at amsat.org; aprssig at lists.tapr.org
Subject: [aprssig] HID packets

>>> someone asked 7/19/04 10:30:19 AM >>>
>Bob, what's a "HID" ?

Its a 10 minute ID packet from a TNC.  It was in there for 
conventional PACKET operation to send out an ID packet
that tells what your TNC's PBBS and NODE callsigns are.

But those functions are not used on APRS and so it 
serves no useful purpose on 144.39.  Hence we don't need 
nor want those 10 minute packets flooding our APRS network
and blocking other packets...


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