[aprssig] SatReporter Hacked once Again

Michael Barnes barnmichael at gmail.com
Thu Sep 7 22:48:37 EDT 2017

I'll support Steve's remarks. Andrew is a persistent festering sore. From
his attitude and actions, I would guess him to be about ten years old, but
his post history belies that. Perhaps that is normal behavior for his part
of the world, but not for the rest of us. He starts out with the most basic
of questions that anyone should routinely know or can find the answer with
a 15 second Google search (questions on the order of "Should I exhale every
time I inhale?"), then suddenly morphs into a subject matter expert with
high level education, advanced security clearances on special projects, and
special relationships with government authorities. If anything takes him
down a notch or two or makes him go away for a while, then it is worth the

On Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 6:36 PM, <steve at dimse.com> wrote:

> > On Sep 7, 2017, at 7:07 AM, Javier Henderson <javier at kjsl.org> wrote:
> >
> > Did you accomplish anything with that flame? What was the purpose of it?
> Do you know the circumstances of other people?
> >
> > Maybe reaching out off-list, rather than public shaming, with an offer
> to help, might be more productive all around.
> >
> I guess you don't know the history of Andrew. My dealings with him go back
> to at least 2003 (as far as my archives go, so probably longer). I have
> answered upwards of 300 questions of his over the years. Many of them more
> than once. I have written code for him in Perl, given him command line
> solutions, and much more. The problem may be myself and others were too
> generous, and he began treating the APRS SIG as his private Ask Jeeves. He
> also posts many things off-topic and just to let everyone know what he is
> working on, which is always at least 10 years behind the state of the art.
> Newcomers to APRS often do these things, but quickly progress to join the
> community. He has not progressed in all this time.
> I sent him dozens of private emails trying to explain appropriate behavior
> to no avail. I know many others have done so as well. It did not help. So I
> began to do it publicly, gently at first but with increasing vigor. It did
> not help. So now I choose to ignore him on the borderline things, but to
> aggressively call him out when he is way over the line, like with this last
> secret agent message.
> To answer your first question, did I accomplish anything? Time will tell.
> I can say previously when I got through to him (demonstrated by him calling
> me names) he has left the SIG for some period of time, a few months to over
> a year. If he does that this time then yes, I accomplished something.
> Steve K4HG
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