[aprssig] WinAPRS fails to accept ACKed messages
kb8uih at sbcglobal.net
Fri Nov 26 08:20:18 CST 2004
I use WinAPRS but don't leave the computer linked to
TCPIP 24/7. I just connect when I want to send a
message directly to another station that I know is
connected. We ususally get acks and have an exchange
and then I disconnect. We are 900 mi apart so RF
directly is out of the question.
Locally, I have sent and received messages and haven't
had this problem.
There is a message retry function to keep sending a
message that hasn't been acked that defaults to 5X.
It can be changed however.
The only way I know to not ack a message and stop
sending it is if the sending station is an aligator
and doesn't hear as well as it transmits.
How about one in a heavy RF environment that can't
hear as well as it needs to? I am not justifying
this, It is just a theory to explain your problem.
What station is it that won't ack the message and then
--- aa3jy at winlink.org wrote:
> I've been noticing this problem for awhile.. When I
> receive a message from a user of WinAPRS..my program
> will send out continous ACK's to that
> message..However the original message fails to be
> deleted by the returned *ACK*. I have to generate
> another message to the WinAPRS user to plse delete
> his last message..other wise I receive a screen full
> of the same message. If the WinAPRS user isn't by
> his keyboard for months..well..it's self
> I've been watching the TCP/IP screen and I can see
> dozens of messages not being cancelled or deleted by
> users of WinAPRS..Isn't there a time expiration
> feature with that program??
> Clay AA3JY
> (via Winlink)
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