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[aprssig] AutoResponders talking to AutoResponders

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Sun Oct 16 12:11:24 UTC 2011


Oh, and as implemented in the original APRS's, the auto answer was automatically CANCELED as soon as OPERATOR activity was detected.  We just did not want them hanging around beyond an immediate need!

> Autoanswer is something I dislike intensly.  
> We put it in there for SPECIAL use when for 
> example, one is at the EOC involved in an
> event and has to step away for a few minutes.
>
> Then and only then, an AUTOANSEWER message might 
> make sense.  ... "I'll be back at 1320".. for example.
>
> It is an abomination to leave it on all 
> the time!  DUH!  APRS provides ACKS.  
> THERE IS NO NEED FOR A ROUTINE AUTO ANSWER!
>
> Bob, WB4APR




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