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[aprssig] Another poison packet???

Dave Baxter Dave at emv.co.uk
Mon Dec 8 09:20:35 UTC 2008

I've seen similar things happen if someone tries running a packet node
(I think) on the APRS channel.

Scrambled callsign's in the TNC's MH list, barkingly mad packets on a
terminal screen if you have monitor running (like if you open a zip file
in Notepad) and no way to track down the culprit AFIK.  

I've had to cold reset the TNC once so far, other times just doing a MHC
fixed it.   Thankfully, UiView seems robust enough to ignore it.
(Thanks Roger)

The only reason I suspect it's a spurious packet node, is because
someone else local to me had the same problem years ago, when he ran a
node, and APRS, but got the channels "crossed" one time.   (The callsign
often shows as "N", & is classed by the TNC as a "Node")


Dave G0WBX.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Earl Needham [mailto:needhame1 at plateautel.net] 
> Sent: 04 December 2008 15:27
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List; hamhud at yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [aprssig] Another poison packet???
>     Several nights ago, I spent the night at Hattiesburg, 
> Mississippi.  
> When I woke up, my HamHUD had some weird characters across 
> the screen, and the TNC would not respond to anything I tried 
> until I cycled power off and back on, when it began to 
> operate normally again.
>     I've seen this several times over the past five years or 
> so, but not in the past 2 or 3.  I don't know what station 
> might have sent those odd characters, but it might be worth 
> chasing down, if someone is in that area.
>     7 3
>     Earl
> --
> KD5XB -- Earl Needham
> Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
> Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT

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