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[aprssig] WinLink Stations on 144.39

Jim Duncan jdbandman at earthlink.net
Thu Feb 3 04:33:05 UTC 2005


Actually, I probably wouldn't. While my station IS on the air and 
running as an IGate, I RARELY turn on the monitor any more. About the 
only time I look at the screen is a) when I'm mobile, b) during storm 
season, c) if the grass isn't growing...

APRS just hasn't held my interest much in the past couple of years with 
grad school, writing a dissertation, and other hobbies.

Jim Duncan, KU0G

A.J. Farmer (AJ3U) wrote:

> I just recounted and still see 15 of them.  The question right now is
> whether or not these are active TelPac nodes or if they are stale records in
> the database.  Sometimes people set up nodes for testing and forget to
> remove them from the database when they take them offline.  It's also
> possible that there are some typo's like you said.  
> 
> The key thing is the people involved with the Winlink project are fully
> aware of APRS so I'm sure they will address any problems.  Steve just asked
> for anyone to let him know if they see a TelPac node that is active on
> 144.39.  He did mention that there has been at least one TelPac node that
> did set up shop on 144.39, but it was quickly pounced upon.  With the amount
> of airtime they require (connected mode), you would know if one was
> operating. ;-)
> 
> A.J.
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
> On Behalf Of Jim Duncan
> Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 11:05 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] WinLink Stations on 144.39
> 
> I only noticed THREE stations listing 144.39. Is it possible that these 
> are simply typing errors when the operator INTENDED to put in 144.93???
> 
> 
> 
> A.J. Farmer (AJ3U) wrote:
> 
> 
>>I got a very quick reply from Steve, K4CJX.  He assured me that operation
> 
> of
> 
>>Winlink TelPac stations should not be happening on 144.39.  He's going to
>>put out a reminder on the Winlink reflector to make sure that people know
>>not to operate on 144.39.  If you are aware of a Winlink TelPac node
>>operating in your area on 144.39, he asked that you notify him so that he
>>can address it directly with the node operator.
>>
>>73!
>>
>>A.J. Farmer, AJ3U
>>http://www.aj3u.com
>>
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: A.J. Farmer (AJ3U) [mailto:ajfarmer at spenet.com] 
>>Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 10:09 PM
>>To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
>>Subject: RE: [aprssig] WinLink Stations on 144.39
>>
>>I just sent a friendly e-mail to K4CJX about this.  He is listed as a
>>primary contact on the Winlink website.  Hopefully he can help steer
> 
> Winlink
> 
>>users away from setting up on 144.39.
>>
>>On a related note, it sure would be handy to have Winlink node objects
>>available on APRS just like what is being done for IRLP and Echolink
> 
> nodes.
> 
>>I believe this was discussed a while back.  I also mentioned this in my
>>e-mail to K4CJX for what it is worth.
>>
>>Imagine arriving in a new area and seeing local IRLP, Echolink, and
> 
> Winlink
> 
>>node objects on your APRS map.  Now that is useful!!
>>
>>A.J. Farmer, AJ3U
>>http://www.aj3u.com
>> 
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
> 
>>On Behalf Of A.J. Farmer (AJ3U)
>>Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 9:47 PM
>>To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
>>Subject: [aprssig] WinLink Stations on 144.39
>>
>>I made a disurbing discovery today.  There are 15 registered WinLink nodes
>>operating on 144.39:
>>
>>http://www.winlink.org/status/TelpacEx.aspx
>>
>>I found this out by accident when searching for a local node and found one
>>registered on 144.39!!
>>
>>A.J. Farmer, AJ3U
>>http://www.aj3u.com
>>
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73 de Jim, KU0G





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