[aprssig] AutoResponders talking to AutoResponders

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Sat Oct 15 18:22:38 CDT 2011

To all APRS users:

If you're going to send a message to an Auto-Responder service like 
CQSRVR, ANSRVR, EMAIL, EMAIL-2, WHO-IS, or the new satellite pass 
prediction server, please, please PLEASE make sure you turn off your 
auto-answer!  Unless you have an intelligent auto-answer (like 
APRSISCE/32) that operates on a time delay and operator activity 
detector, what ends up happening is the response from the query triggers 
an auto-answer from your radio or software which triggers another (most 
of the time error) response response from the original service.  What 
should have been a 1+1 round-trip message, becomes a 1+1+1+1 with all of 
the attendant acks as well.

This has been a common courtesy request from:

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

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