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[aprssig] Newbie APRS object question

Bill V WA7NWP wa7nwp at gmail.com
Fri May 22 16:52:43 UTC 2009


> I will go on record as saying it's probably "bad" to have an IGate gate
> objects from the Internet to RF.  I would have serious trouble figuring out
> just which objects to gate and as AI4PX pointed out, the pathing and/or
> actual broadcast location might be centered on the object's applicable area.
>
> Remember, object IDs are not necessarily unique and anything coming from
> APRS-IS can be spoofed, so even gating "objects owned by/originating from" a
> specified callsign can have unexpected results.

On the other hand,  this is about RF..   We NEED a mechanism where a
local APRS-IS user can force an object or bulletin out to RF in a
given area...    Several times I've had "important" information
(earthquakes, fires, etc...  no kidding...), this barrier prevented me
from contributing..

Bill - WA7NWP



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