[aprssig] Here we go again...sigh

Herb Gerhardt hgerhardt at wavecable.com
Fri Jul 11 19:50:30 EDT 2014

The proper way of notifying a person who is using the wrong paths or making
other mistakes, is to contact them OFF LINE and try to help them out.

As far as I am concerned, there was nothing done wrong which has any major
consequences.  According to:  
http://www.db0anf.de/app/aprs/stations/mobile-KB8PVR-5  he put out 124
packets on his balloon flight today.  That is no big deal to the system.  It
can handle one time burst like that just fine and there is no reason to make
any attacks or ridicule anyone for an occasional occurrence like this.
Educating individuals in private is great but public ridicule is NOT!

Keep in mind we are AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS and we MUST HAVE FUN in our
hobby.....  Great flight David, hope you recovered it just fine.....

Herb, KB7UVC
NW APRS Group, West Sound Coordinator
Our WEB Site:  http://www.nwaprs.info

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
> Kenneth Finnegan
> Sent: Friday, July 11, 2014 1:52 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Here we go again...sigh
> On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 9:14 AM, Jeff Dugas (Mobile)
<N5TEV at compuserve.com>
> wrote:
> > NOTHING at 38,000+ feet should have any path. This is pure abuse.
> Fine. So how are users supposed to know this? Where in the APRS spec does
it say
> anything more specific than "use your best judgement"?
> We've been finding examples of people making bad path choices and
> them on this mailing list for a decade, but how were they supposed to
know? If we
> don't give any specific guidance to users, how can we expect them to
always make
> their own choices that agree with our judgement?
> --
> Kenneth Finnegan, W6KWF
> http://blog.thelifeofkenneth.com/
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