[aprssig] Another Bootlegger?

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Mon Jan 5 12:13:11 EST 2009

I really feel that jamming (even just on the IS) is the WRONG thing to 
do here.  At best, you're just going to piss them off and make them 
change the ID on the tracker(s), and meanwhile you've complicated the 
data collection needed to actually prosecute them.

Maybe next time they'll be smart enough to pick an actual callsign, and 
the chances of anyone recognizing the appropriation of an inactive call, 
especially outside the owner's home area, are going to be very small.


Jason KG4WSV wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 10:44 AM, Steve Dimse <steve at dimse.com> wrote:
>> If you want to jam efi, the best way would be direct on the aprs IS.
>> Ideally, the daemon would listen for a report to come in, and then
>> generate a random posit (or even a fixed posit in an ocean). That
>> keeps the load to a minimum and makes it almost certain no one could
>> ever get a good posit on the Internet servers.
> wouldn't that ping-pong from the transmitted posit to the bogus one?
> I thought about generating random posits all over the globe
> continuously (with a reasonable interval), inserted,as you say,
> directly into the APRS-IS.
> I also thought maybe we should give 'em the benefit of the doubt since
> apparently no one has heard them on RF yet, so we don't really _know_
> if they are illegal (e.g. CW or direct IDs, maybe with NOGATE) - but,
> on the other claw, with the equipment their packets are advertising,
> that does seem incredibly unlikely.
> -Jason
> kg4wsv
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