[aprssig] How many Hams does it take to watch a balloon event?

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 7 15:13:14 EST 2012


--- David Flood wrote:

> After seeing my phone try to keep up with the flood 
>  of messages ....
> ...90% ..S/N ratio approaching unity....  "me too!".
> If I wanted that much noise, I would have watched the
> Twitter feed.  

You should have because there was hardly enough to need two haNDS TO COUND THEM.

That's what that service is designed
> for.  I don't.  There is absolutely no reason that
> a non-Emergency event needs to generate so many worthless
> emails.  And if it is an Emergency event, the S/N ratio
> would have obscured any true information.
> Please, please, please take a moment before hitting REPLY on
> any email to the group and ask yourself a key question -
> "Does this email advance Ham Radio (any of its aspects) or
> is it just an attempt to make sure the group knows I'm
> here?"
> <end of rant>
> Dave
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