[aprssig] Why Not "Gate in Vicinity"

Jason KG4WSV kg4wsv at gmail.com
Fri Dec 23 08:26:08 EST 2011

On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 7:05 AM, Georg Lukas <georg at op-co.de> wrote:
> This basically means that APRS-IS is going to stay a second class
> network,

Not second class, but APRS-IS is an adjunct to the RF network.  It's a
very useful tool, but it is not the primary APRS network - that's your
local RF network.

This is ham _radio_ , not ham internet.

> thus reducing the overall usability of APRS.

No, thus maintaining the usability of the _primary_ APRS network - RF!

IMO, gating IS-only traffic to RF is spam - no matter how
geographically local it is.  Gating message traffic is awesome.
Gating WX alter traffic is critical.  Gating satellite passes is fine,
assuming the local network can handle it.

Gating non-RF "stations" is a waste of bandwidth, IMO.


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