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[aprssig] CQSRVR and JOTA/SCOUTS

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Sun Oct 21 14:26:59 UTC 2007

Actually no "melt-down" will occur.  If all 20,000 APRS users (count for
over the past 30 days) tried to do a CQ FIELDAY, CQSRVR, APRS-IS, and
the respective local APRS RF networks could handle it.  That is because
the CQSRVR logic already prohibits beaconing a CQ more often than every
30 minutes and because all CQSRVR originated messages are unnumbered.
Of course, Field Day rules explicitly prohibit contacts made through the
Internet which would include this type of communication.

Don't make this more complicated than it needs to be.  CQSRVR conforms
to APRS and APRS-IS requirements, and has built-in safeguards to make it
a non-issue with regards to network performance, both APRS-IS and APRS


Pete Loveall AE5PL
pete at ae5pl dot net

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bob Bruninga
> Posted At: Sunday, October 21, 2007 8:22 AM
> Subject: RE: [aprssig] CQSRVR and JOTA/SCOUTS
> With this random CQ capability, APRS can make a huge inpact dring
> Day, though of course, the CQSRVR logic will need to be modified to
> prevent melt-down.
> I wonder what kind of moderating mechanism would work to keep the
> network from total grid lock.  My thinking is that since CQ is a

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