[aprssig] PSAT digipeater is ON (ARISS and APRSAT aliases)

Bob Burns W9BU w9bu_lists at rlburns.net
Thu Jun 4 06:33:20 EDT 2015

Steve did not call Bob idiotic.

Steve did call Bob's decision idiotic.

There's a difference.

Steve attacked Bob's idea, but did not attack Bob.

Since Bob prefaced his message with "Sorry, this is confusing", I think it's a given that Bob recognizes a problem has been created. Whether or not Bob addresses the problem in the future remains to be seen. But, you can rest assured that if the problem occurs again, someone will point out to him the error of his ways...possibly in a caustic manner.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf Of Jeff Dugas
> (Mobile) via aprssig
> Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 8:31 AM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] PSAT digipeater is ON (ARISS and APRSAT aliases)
> I would like to suggest that calling people "idiotic" in a public forum should be
> avoided. We can all provide constructive criticism and feedback in a civil
> manner. It seems like the internet sometimes fosters a coarsening of
> interchange at times. We are better than that. Every person participating
> here makes a contribution, and debate can be conducted in mutual respect
> without offending others.
> Jeff
> -----Original Message-----
> Steve Dimse via aprssig <aprssig at tapr.org> wrote:
> >
> >On Jun 2, 2015, at 7:50 PM, Robert Bruninga via aprssig <aprssig at tapr.org>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Sorry this is confusing, but ARISS and APRSAT were always the intended
> generic Satellite Aliases, just like WIDEn-N is on Earth.  The reason that there
> are both ARISS and APRSAT is because the original radio/TNC on the ISS only
> could supplrt a single ALIAS.  And since it was using ARISS, then the only way
> to make all APRS satellites generic was then to put ARISS in ALL APRS
> satellites too.  It has been this way since 2001 in all APRS satellites.
> >>
> >This was an idiotic decision. APRS does not control ARISS and we cannot
> guarantee how ARISS will use the alias ARISS, but clearly it belongs to them
> and should not have been used for anything not on the ISS. It slipped under
> the radar because everything prior did the substitution, but now your kludge
> is biting you in the ass. There is a lesson here Bob. Learn it. Please.
> >
> >Steve K4HG
> >
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