[aprssig] Danger Will Robinson!

Wes Johnston, AI4PX wes at ai4px.com
Wed Jul 22 19:11:35 CDT 2009

After reading all of this, I have to ask.... Why are we doing this?  What's
wrong with letting the echolink operator send his own ID onto 144.39 with
his own TNC?   As much as I like neat / cool things, this seems like we are
going around our elbow to get to our nose.

Hitler gave great speeches too!

On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 17:56, Keith VE7GDH <ve7gdh at rac.ca> wrote:

> Jason KG4WSV wrote...
> IMO, this is something that should be handled at the local level, maybe
>> between the echolink node operator and the local Igate operator.
> If the IGate operator (or anyone else close to the EchoLink node) generated
> a static object, it could go out on RF with a path of RFONLY and it wouldn't
> even make it to the APRS-IS. However, it would be a static object showing
> only the location, frequency, tone etc. and would not include the actual
> status of the node.
> In the case of IRLP nodes, the APRS status script (if installed by the
> owner) runs right on the node itself. It goes out every X minutes via a cron
> job, and whenever the node status changes. It's TCPIP only and up to someone
> (usually but not necessarily the IGate operator) to gate it to RF.
> 73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
> --
> "I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"
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