[aprssig] Bob Not Using His Own Advice?

Cap Pennell cap at cruzio.com
Wed Sep 19 14:01:16 CDT 2007

Yes, when on transmitter hunting missions, to DF and then help eliminate
those stations still set with the obsolete RELAY alias (which unfortunately
don't ID themselves while responding to RELAY), occasionally it can be
helpful to deliberately cause an obsolete-style transmission simply to speed
up "getting a fix on that fox".

Still got a "non-traceable" alias, either WIDEn-N without "callsign
insertion" or the obsolete generic aliases (RELAY/WIDE/TRACE)?  Then watch
out, they're still out there looking to help you help your fellow VHF
network users.
Traceable WIDEn-N is the best routine.
73, Cap KE6AFE

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Keith VE7GDH
> Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 11:05 AM
> To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Bob Not Using His Own Advice?
> Dick (callsign?) wrote...
> > Bob please look at www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?WB4APR-9 it
> > shows you as using RELAY. Why? You're telling all of us not to use it
> > but you are?
> www.findu.com/cgi-bin/raw.cgi?call=WB4APR-9&time=1
> It appears it was just a single transmission. Perhaps Bob was
> doing a quick
> test to see if any nearby digis were still responding to RELAY... and one
> still was. Good eyes, though!
> It would appear that the non-identified RELAY digi was heard by
> N2AYK off to
> Bob's northeast... that is if Bob was using a GPS receiver for
> his position.
> You never know, though! That might help give a rough idea where the RELAY
> digi was. Perhaps Bob is off on a S&D mission right now.
> 73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH

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