[aprssig] Subject: Re: SKY1 - callsign? Wayne County, Ohio.
bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Aug 12 09:30:33 CDT 2010
> This is an interesting idea.
> We could [legally usurp the object callsign]
> on the internet, not on air.
> It would be interesting to have
> a script which monitors for certain
> tactical calls (like SKY-1) and immediatly
> injects an object with the same name
> somewhere off the coast of africa with
> a URL in the comment that points to a
> web site explaining why this has been done.
Actually, the comment text could say "this station appears to be
illegal... See www.xxxxxx"
> The web site verbage should not be too presumptuous, rather
> offer that if they are a ham they need to ID in the comment
> field, if they are not a ham they should consider becoming
> Make the use of a tracker by unlicensed people utterly
> useless to them. Their (wife/coworker / what have you) will
> eventually tell them "I couldn't track you on the internet,
> your position was jumping between Ohio and 0N,0W and there is
> a link to some website listed.
> Good... now supposing that someone has (ahem) written such a
> script and we've opened pandora's box, I trust no one would
> perpetrate this on *my* car's callsign. In the end, that's
> the danger of turning such a tool loose in the wild.... how
> long before someone abuses it.
> God help those who do not help themselves.
> On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 23:01, Keith VE7GDH <ve7gdh at rac.ca>
> Now if dozens of people started beaconing the
> "callsign" SKY1 every
> few minutes it could frustrate anyone illegally using
> SKY1 with no callsign
> associated with it. I'm sure that eventually they would
> change to another
> "callsign" but it wouldn't take too much effort for
> legal users to make it
> useless for the unlicensed users. It could be done on
> RF close to an IGate
> with flea-power and with no path, or it could even be
> done with a TCPIP
> connection only instead of on the air.
> 73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
> "I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"
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