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[aprssig] HID packets

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Jul 19 16:44:45 UTC 2004


>>> someone asked 7/19/04 10:30:19 AM >>>
>Bob, what's a "HID" ?

Its a 10 minute ID packet from a TNC.  It was in there for 
conventional PACKET operation to send out an ID packet
that tells what your TNC's PBBS and NODE callsigns are.

But those functions are not used on APRS and so it 
serves no useful purpose on 144.39.  Hence we don't need 
nor want those 10 minute packets flooding our APRS network
and blocking other packets...

Thanks
Bob





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