[aprssig] Gawd This APRS Path May Reach Mars!

mwbesemer at cox.net mwbesemer at cox.net
Wed Feb 2 13:57:16 EST 2011

I don't disagree (in principle anyhow), but there are some true 
knuckleheads in the crowd.

We've got one who leaves his tracker running in his vehicle all day 
(sitting in the parking lot), beaconing every 30 seconds.  When we asked 
him (nicely) not to do that, he changed the beacon rate to about 45 
seconds and added a wisecrack about "I hope you're happy now" to his 
beacon comment.

Bottom line:  Ignorance can be fixed - Stupid is forever.


On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 12:55 PM, Javier Henderson wrote:

> On Feb 2, 2011, at 12:33 PM, Cap Pennell wrote:
>> Nah, that's too difficult.  Instead, the ignorant VHF abusers only 
>> need a
>> touch of friendly education from neighbor hams.  Works almost every 
>> time!
>> Start simply with a polite "hello", as Jav W6VMS notes he is 
>> considering.  For example, that 10-hop broad path AF6TM-7 used 
>> yesterday has now already
>> been repaired, due simply to feedback from fellow hams.
> Indeed. I think most of those abusive situations (long paths, too 
> frequent beaconing, etc.) are due more to ignorance than malice.
> 73,
> -jav w6vms
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