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

Wes Johnston, AI4PX wes at ai4px.com
Thu Aug 12 12:48:25 UTC 2010

This is an interesting idea.  We could maliciously interfere 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.
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 one.

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> wrote:

> 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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