[aprssig] Why Not "Gate in Vicinity"

Javier Henderson javier at kjsl.org
Thu Dec 22 12:20:27 EST 2011

On Dec 22, 2011, at 12:16 PM, Pete Loveall AE5PL Lists wrote:

> Those of you who think it is good practice to give over control of your IGate station to an unknown person by enabling "gate to RF any station on APRS-IS within x miles" might be interested in how badly configured some of those "smartphone" apps can be.  VE4HTO-14 is transmitting a beacon from his APRSDroid software every 5 seconds (or faster) which would wipe out any general APRS RF channel and make it unusable if those beacons were gated to RF.  Of course, his email address on QRZ is invalid so there is no way to ask nicely that he reduce the beacon rate.

Send him an APRS message?

I'll try that.

-jav k4jh

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