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[aprssig] OpenAPRS New Features Release

Gregory A. Carter gcarter at openaprs.net
Sun Sep 7 20:24:33 UTC 2008


Excellent comment and idea... I'll add that in the next couple of days.  Of
course there is also the "beacon" setting which will actually auto beacon
the object up to 1 year at set intervals...

It may not make sense to use decay when you can just beacon it anyways?  Do
normal digipeaters that advertise their objects or remote sites decay as
well?

Greg

NV6G
OpenAPRS.Net

On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 1:09 PM, Bob Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:

> > I've recently added object creation...
> > Of course object creation is APRS-IS only...
> > ...check our blog at http://blog.oaprs.net/
>
> Great work!  Comments:...
>
> I think you need to implement the usual APRS decaying algorithm for new
> objects.  Otherwise, the only people that will see them are people who were
> logged on at the instant of creation.
>
> This will fail the most common application... That is, see something
> happen, post an object, send out a message to the world to "see this", but
> when they log on, it is never seen again..
>
> So I'd suggest a packet at creation, then maybe 2.5, 5 and then 10 minute
> refresh.  Then keep it at 10 minutes for the next 12 hours.  Then
> automatically cease transmitting it, or even consider sending a kill..
>
> Bob
> WB4APR
>
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