[aprssig] Compromise WinLink object proposal
wa7nwp at jnos.org
Tue Feb 15 14:04:38 CST 2005
> * Encourage IGate operators to only gate-to-RF by explicit call
> or name of object.
"Encourage maybe but don't mandate..."
Gating by explicit call won't work. Too much trouble when stations
are continuously coming and going.
It was simple to create a controlled CWxxxx-to-RF widget simply by
filtering locally on the Lat/Long.
Now, with the improved rules at the APRS-IS feeds, it's possible to
receive (and thus gate) only the objects of local interest.
Anybody gating everything where it's not appreciated such as a busy 144.39
region will certainly be educated by their local users.
There are other places, and frequences, where it will be a good thing. Don't
prevent the good just to try and elminate potential problems that can be resolved
Bill - WA7NWP
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