[aprssig] How to digi 6x in the New APRS world?

Earl Needham needhame1 at plateautel.net
Tue Aug 16 13:17:59 EDT 2005

At 10:41 AM 8/16/2005, Brian Riley wrote:
>Is it just me or is anybody else offended/annoyed by this message?????
>  1) 'temporarily resubscribed'  - we're good enough to give answers
>when he needs it, but not to give anything in return

         Actually, I think he has enough irons in the fire already with 

>  2) He wants six hops, but he knows its not kosher, but its all
>right just for this weekend for his purposes ... and I am sure he
>won't do it again until the next contest!

         Well you know, I tried to tell this list of people for several 
years that we just didn't need to go to such short paths over the entire 
country and nobody wanted to hear it.  Now we are limited to 2 or so hops 
over most of the USA and sometimes that just isn't enough.  But nobody 
wants to hear it STILL.  This morning, I'm down to three stations on my map 
again, and two of those are via the internet feed.  Nothing coming through 
any more on RF.

>  3) He knows its not kosher, so its OK to email him backchannel and
>tell him how to use his magic decoder ring to compromise the system,
>"just this one weekend" so noone else will know, just him and his
>'deep throat' source! If he is the only one using the trick then it
>gives him an unfair advantage over the other rovers, if he spills the
>beans to the other rovers, then the NE APRS network has a complete
>mess on its hands for 48 hours.

         You're saying a couple of rovers would create "a complete 
mess"?  Something's wrong with the system if you're that close to capacity.


Earl Needham, KD5XB, Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk

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