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[aprssig] CQ Field Day via CQSRVR

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Oct 22 12:45:32 UTC 2007


> As I have told you countless times before in 
> private and here, CQSRVR does what it was 
> designed to do...

Yes, for small groups.  But its exponential loading will fail on
the one day (Field Day) it is needed most unless some kind of
throtteling mechanism is designed in before then.

> and I have no intention of trying to break it 
> just because you have a pipe dream that has 
> no basis in reality.

Throtteling at some huge threshold won't break it.  And I don't
think that using APRS at Field Day is a pipe dream.  I can think
of no better place for APRS and a properly managed CQ Server
than the premier event in Ham Radio, Field Day.  The ultimate in
reality.

> As I have also told you before, if you have 
> something worthwhile to communicate to me about 
> any of my products, do it directly, not here on 
> your soapbox.  Taking this tact only ensures that
> your empty arguments will be ignored.
> This thread is done.  I'm out of here.

Too bad.  A CQ Server is a good concept and it will work great
for all groups.  But ignoring the potential overload at Field
Day is being short sighted when just a little engineering could
manage that problem as well.   Being able to do national CQ's
with managed load limiting would have been a great new
capability to bring APRS to Field Day.

What fun it would be...

APRS is a two way system.  Helping operators find other live
operators is a needed capability.  And your CQSRVR is a big step
in that direction.

Bob
WB4APR





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