[aprssig] Subject: Re: SKY1 - callsign? Wayne County, Ohio.

Robert Bruninga 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.
> Wes
> ---
> 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
> 	--
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