[aprssig] Another Clueless Balloonist On The Rampage With A TinyTrack...

Fredric Moses fred at moses.bz
Sun Mar 16 11:48:54 EDT 2014

o no my poor digis are close to 50% duty cycle what ever will the poor poor motorola radios on them all do..?

this umich guys do this like every other weekend and have been 50/50 on there configs… somebody wana send them a nasty gram via email?  or would injecting my own objects with the same object call signs get the message through..

Fredric Moses - W8FSM - WQOG498
fred at moses.bz

On Mar 16, 2014, at 11:15 AM, Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:

> On 3/16/2014 11:08 AM, David Colburn wrote:
>> Can't you filter them out for now?
>> Sent from Samsung phone.
>> "Stephen H. Smith" <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:
>>> I awoke this morning to hear the WIDE1-1 digipeater in my APRS igate/webserver
>>> setup keying up every 10-15 seconds constantly.
>>> There are TWO balloons running a WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 path every 10 seconds at
>>> 30,000', about 20 miles west of Detroit.
> This is NOT Internet<-->RF traffic, which would be trivial to filter.   It's RF-to-RF traffic.    I have disabled my digi for the duration, but they're still hitting 5 other digis within earshot of my RF receiving station, both directly and on second hops.
> All because the balloon operator foolishly put TWO hops in the path, with the first one being "WIDE1-1" which will be acted upon by absolutely EVERY digipeater within a 250-300 mile radius.
> Most likely because the user just used a TinyTrack as-is out of the box without considering how the default settings should be changed for airborne use.
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