[aprssig] EMERGENCY test...
ve7gdh at rac.ca
Fri Aug 8 12:23:31 EDT 2014
Lynn KJ4ERJ wrote...
> I suspect that there's a digipeater or IGate in the area that
> has PASSALL enabled and is gating invalid packets to the APRS-IS
> causing the Mic-E bits (mbits: below) to be 000.
That is certainly a possibility. As I heard it on RF, it would suggest a
digi rather than an IGate. There was one bogus position that placed
VE7HMW-9 about 330 km to the south of his actual position. That could
have been bogus info from the GPS or a packet corrupted after
transmission, would require PASSALL in a TNC or something odd going on
in the IGate.
> But if you actually received the Emergency packets on your radio
I've heard the emergency beacons on RF, but not direct.
I've finished my own on-air emergency beacons with "This is a test - NOT
an emergency." embedded in them.
I'll keep watching but will assume emergency beacons from VE7HMW-9 are
73 Keith VE7GDH
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