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[aprssig] APRS Monitoring and activity

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Dec 31 16:52:00 UTC 2004


>>> bruninga at usna.edu 12/30/04 10:08 AM >>>
>As I said in an earlier post, APRS is not an end in itself....
>In our area, there are somthing like 25 packet freqs on ...
>Today, I'm home and stepping through all  25 channels about
>30 minutes on each.  I have alrady found 3 JNOS nodes,
>a local BBS, and a DX cluster and Im only on the 4th channel
>now...

Rest of day was less successful.
Im through 20 channels and have found 6 more assets.
I have discoverd that WinLINK stations do not beacon
their position nor status.  They are totally silent unless
someone logs on.  Then you capture that response.

I think WinLINK stations on VHF should beacon a POSIT
with PHG range VIA RELAY and all such statiosn should 
be RELAYS so that locals can "see" the network.
This is what makes APRS so valuable as a tool, to SEE
RF networks. and SEE range and connectivity.

I just can't bellieve that such fundamental capability 
was left out of UIview.

Bob





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