[aprssig] AJ3U-5 Sat Packets

Steve Dimse steve at dimse.com
Mon Sep 26 20:04:43 CDT 2005

On Sep 26, 2005, at 7:39 PM, Andrew Rich wrote:

> I was paring on p/PCSAT/
> Thats gunna be data from the sat and data from some script in the USA.
> Thats no good. you take away the ability to filter by immitating the
> sat.

What you are whining about is an accepted usage of APRS. I know it  
would be easier for you as a programmer to have it be a different  
way. However, APRS is a complex and often illogical system of kludges  
and special cases. If you want to program for APRS, you must get used  
to this. It is YOUR job as a programmer to get the result you want.  
You cannot change APRS just because it would make your job easier!

You told people to look at findU to see if they were impacting the  
system negatively, and yet the packets you whine about DO NOT APPEAR  
on the findU PCSat page. In other words, they are not causing QRM on  
findU. Yes, that took more code on my part. If they are QRMing your  
code, the fault is with your code, not with the person sending the data.

Deal with it! Fix your code, or program on a system that is  
completely logical. Do not start berating users that are doing  
completely acceptable things!

Steve K4HG

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