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Andrew Rich vk4tec at tech-software.net
Mon Sep 26 22:26:20 UTC 2005


You must must must always check the impact on findu.com

and the APRS IS stream after impelementing anything to acertain the 
impact.

In this case the impact was mixing in with real satellite packets.


> 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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