[aprssig] NEW WIDEn-N what to do with this??

Brad [VE3BSM] lists.nospam at bpsmicro.com
Mon May 23 09:24:25 EDT 2005

When I read stuff like this about obviously under-educated APRS users (I
prefer to believe that over deliberate abuse), I wonder if perhaps we can
use some of the server-based systems like FindU to assist with the
For example, if a user like SV2BNL looked up his/her callsign on FindU and
was greeting *not* with the normal position reporting screen but rather a
page that said "Callsign delisted due to PATH abuse, click <here> for more
information.",  that might assist the errant user in making the right
I realize this won't help with HF gating issues, or local RF traffic. Heck,
it might not even be technically feasible without a lot of effort by the
keepers of the servers. But if it were, I wonder if it'd help in the long


-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of Robert Bruninga
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2005 8:38 AM
To: sv2agw at elcom.gr; aprssig at lists.tapr.org; sv2agw at raag.org
Subject: Re: [aprssig] NEW WIDEn-N what to do with this??

It should send a poison pill!

>>> sv2agw at raag.org 5/22/2005 3:25:39 PM >>>
>What a digi should do with this?

This is the height of ignorance or stupidity or arrogance.
This single packet could theoretically tie up the HF channel for over 10
minutes for EACH packet!!!!!

GIven that a 7-7 packet can generate almost 200 copies on VHF, and then
everyone of those can get GATED to HF at 3 seconds per packet.

Going back to my first writings on HF, the rule is that NO ONE ON VHF should
ever be gating to HF.  Leave HF for HF users who have no other path into the
APRS system.

de WB4APR, Bob

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