[aprssig] New and playing
bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Nov 18 12:53:25 CST 2004
>>> mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net 11/18/04 9:29:41 AM >>>
>I am new to APRS (and relatively new to HAM), it looks like
>I will need to put the laptop in simplex range...in order to
>reliably capture [APRS] information [from my jeep]..
>Is there something that I am missing or is this about
>what I can expect from APRS?
The problem is, that too many APRS operators these days are
just plug-n-play appliance operators who don't seem to
appriciate the difference between a local 1200 baud channel
and the 56k + internet. 98% of the packets your local DIGI
sees are from OUT OF YOUR AREA and are jamming local
use of your system.
Over the years, many releases of APRS follow-on clone software
do nothing to help provide stewardship of the local RF network
to help share the channel and encourage priority for local and
fresh info as was provided for in the original protocol.
Best thing to do is to work with the local DIGI owners and get
them to DISABLE WIDEn-N routing and replace it with
a local LANn-N or LINKn-N and/or add a 144.99 local input
on the digis. And of course educate the users in your surrounding
states that are being jerks with their paths...
Good luck. I'm getting fed up with the whole mess...
de WB4APR, Bob
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