[aprssig] Why Not "Gate in Vicinity"

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 22 21:42:32 EST 2011


  Looking @ his messages, he is sending them to DH5FB-9 who has answered.   

  Stations sending messages to him that don't appear to be answered are:

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--- On Thu, 12/22/11, Georg Lukas <georg at op-co.de> wrote:

> From: Georg Lukas <georg at op-co.de>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Why Not "Gate in Vicinity"
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Date: Thursday, December 22, 2011, 7:38 PM
> * Pete Loveall AE5PL Lists <hamlists at ametx.com>
> [2011-12-22 18:17]:
> > 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.
> This must really be my fault (i.e. a bug). In APRSdroid, it
> is not
> possible to set any interval less than 1 minute for
> periodic beacon
> transmission, and SmartBeaconing is using 15s intervals for
> corner
> pegging, which was obviously not the case for VE4HTO-14.
> I have seen this issue one or two times already, however
> never had the
> possibility to contact the user where it happened. If one
> of you gets
> lucky enough to receive a reply from VE4HTO, please forward
> him my email
> address (or vice versa).
> I am really interested in resolving this issue.
> 73, Georg DO1GL
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