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[aprssig] Re: Worst Path of the Day

Chris Rose kb8uih at sbcglobal.net
Fri Oct 29 01:04:45 UTC 2004


Scott,
You persist in telling me that trackers don't have
receive capability.  I am not arguing with you about
how they work. 
  
I want to know why do people run transmit only
devices?

Where are those operators going to look for their
transmitted data later?

If the Digis beaconed or messages were sent
specifically to those trackers, stating the desired
packet path for that area, the web page those ops go
look at later would be able to display the messages or
beacons sent by others as well wouldn't they?

Other than somehow limiting what a digi passes, user
education is a big answer to make sure APRS ops don't
abuse the local network.

I don't know how to make that happen.

Thanks,
Chris 
KB8UIH

  
--- scott at opentrac.org wrote:

> And my point was that a lot of transmit-only
> trackers aren't likely to
> receive any friendly messages you might send them
> about their path settings.
> The OpenTracker defaults to RELAY,WIDE - I haven't
> added any excessive path
> warnings, but I'll probably do that soon.
> 
> Scott
> N1VG
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of
> Chris Rose
> Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2004 4:57 PM
> To: Joe Della Barba; TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Re: Worst Path of the Day
> 
> 
> Hello Joe,
> The rest of my post would have given more intent of
> my
> post.  The answer that you have given me is that
> tracker operators do look for the data somewhere to
> show their postion, progress on a trip or some other
> reason(s).  You have a web page dedicated to your
> boat
> for your APRS use.
> 
> That way they will see if a WIDE 2-2 path is enough
> to
> reach an Igate or if they need to incrementally
> increase the path by one or two.
> 
> But, to set up a transmitter to WIDE 7-7 is
> completely
> overkill and that was the reason for my post.
> 
> Thanks,
> Chris
> KB8UIH
> 
> --- Joe Della Barba <joe at dellabarba.com> wrote:
> 
> >
> > > Why do tracker guys just have trackers?  Who is
> > > looking at their data?
> > >
> > > Chris
> > > KB8UIH
> > >
> >  See
> >
> http://www.dellabarba.com/sailing/findcoquina1.html
> > for one example of
> > this.
> >
> > 73 de N3HGB
> > Joe Della Barba
> 
> 
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