[aprssig] Anyone know what DISABL is?

Steve Dimse steve at dimse.com
Tue Aug 1 19:04:31 CDT 2006

On Aug 1, 2006, at 7:44 PM, VE7GDH wrote:

> Ah - good info! I looked at findu.com, but only for position.  
> Perhaps adding
> the time stamp www.findu.com/cgi-bin/raw.cgi?call=disabl&time=1  
> might help
> Pat KA9SCF look at what he is hearing and compare the times shown  
> for the
> raw data, but the IGates should be a pretty good hint too. Pat  
> appears to be just west of Chicago. Looking at nearby activity,  
> www.findu.com/cgi-bin/near.cgi?call=KA9SCF and the list of DISABL  
> stations, I didn't spot any callsigns associated with gating the  
> DISABL but I was going back and forth between two lists that both  
> contained callsigns that I wasn't familiar with, but Pat would  
> probably look harder than I did!

Note that disable never sends a position, so things like near.cgi  
have nothing to work with. As has been pointed out, these are often  
telpac nodes. The damage here is also quite minimal, a short packet  
every 20 minutes.

If you really want to track down the most likely culprit, look for a  
telpac node within range of the IGate.


If you make contact, please do so VERY nicely, as they are not  
causing any significant damage or breaking any rules. (At least in  
the US, they send with their callsign at appropriate intervals, the  
callsign is required once every 10 minutes, NOT in every packet).

Steve K4HG

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