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A.J. Farmer (AJ3U) farmer.aj at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 21:44:38 UTC 2005


On 9/26/05, Andrew Rich <vk4tec at tech-software.net> wrote:
> It annoys me to see a map littered with peoples expierments of sat tracking objects.

This is not a new experiment.  This is generated by APRSData - written
by Bob Bruninga, WB4APR long ago.  There use to be many of these
stations, but apparently I might be the only one left doing it.

>If you do attempt it, do it in house, compare to a real satellite
tracking package and then >release it to the world.

Already done.  Set up in house, tested, confirmed everything was
up-to-date, valid data.  I check it and update the keps on a daily
basis.  I'm not putting out invalid data at all so I'm not sure why
you are accusing me of such.

I really think you might misunderstand what APRSData is doing.  There
is nothing shady going on here...  Here is info on what it does:

http://web.usna.navy.mil/~bruninga/satinfo.html

To help you out, I have added RFONLY to the station's path.  This
should keep the traffic it generates on local RF and out of APRS-IS. 
Just be aware that if someone else somewhere in the world sets up
another APRSData system for their local area, you will have the same
problem again.  They should be advised to add "RFONLY" to their path
so that your program won't choke.  That way we can all get along. ;-)

Hope that helps!

A.J.




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