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[aprssig] Gating Objects from Internet to RF (fina?l)

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Wed Jul 22 20:36:28 UTC 2009


There was discussion both ways, some people believe it should be both 
ways.  There is no technical nor legal reason (on APRS-IS) for one vs 
the other, although some mistakenly believed these objects would somehow 
conflict with the real station's position.

My final decision was based on the following factors:

1) There's no interference for using the station's callsign
2) The ToCall of APELNK will be google-able and define where the objects 
are coming from
3) My call will be in the path of the raw packets on the Internet
4) All of the information in the object is controlled by the node's owner
5) I'm only reformatting data, not authoring anything new
6) All information is already available to the public (EchoLink status)

Mike (kb8zgl) put it best at 10:39 today:

"It would seem odd to me to see my KB8ZGL-R EL object come from someone 
else's callsign. That would bother me more than seeing it come from my 
own callsign even though I didn't put it out there."

I agree with him wholeheartedly.  I really wouldn't want to see some 
other callsign "owning" my EchoLink Nodes object.  I might not like 
seeing someone else injecting the object, but at least the object 
acknowledges my "ownership".

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ

Steve Dimse wrote:
> Maybe I missed something. Didn't everyone agree you should not be 
> sending data with other hams callsigns as the origin?
> Steve
> On Jul 22, 2009, at 3:45 PM, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
>> Curt,
>> Done.  Check out the current proposed objects at 
>> http://ldeffenb.dnsalias.net/EchoLink.txt.  It only uses PHG if the 
>> frequency doesn't adhere to the valid ones listed in 
>> http://aprs.org/info/freqspec.txt, including the GHz ranges near the 
>> bottom of that page.  Any "invalid" frequency will still be included 
>> in the status text, but only in its owner-specified format, not in a 
>> normalized FREQ object.
>> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ
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