Bad APRS citizens (was Re: [aprssig] Tiny Tracker?)

Richard Montgomery kb4ytm at
Tue Aug 30 15:26:02 EDT 2005

Hey Jim,

I understand what you mean on the dont have/wont get part. There are 2 
WX stations in southern IN that I have budlisted from 6 digi's that I 
maintain down here in TN. They were both sending out 4 packets a minute 
to WIDE4-4. Repeated emails and messages, even to the local digi sysop 
went unanswered. The local digi could "mute" the excessive paths at 
least, but like I said just silence to my responses.

Other digi sysops in IL and KY also budlisted them because of the 
abusive path/rate issue.

Anyways, for the most part there has been positive responses to emails 
and messages so the 'education' continues.


James Washer wrote:
> Well, this brings up a sore point. How to handle folks that "don't have"/"won't get" a clue.
> There's not much that can be done to keep them from consuming local RF bandwidth from their direct packets, but the local community could easily "black list" the station, or otherwise control the digipeating of the station. Igates could do the same thing. I'm guessing that a typical Igate is a full functioning PC, and hence could do any level of dup checking, for arbitrary lengths of time.
>  - jim
> On Tue, 30 Aug 2005 12:46:40 -0600
> Bruce Coates <bruce.coates at> wrote:
>>We have a similar culprit around here and it's because he has a very small 

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