[aprssig] Paths - Solution proposal
mcheavens at usa.net
Sun Jul 13 18:03:50 CDT 2014
So as you move from area to area around the
country you know the system layout and loading
and change your path accordingly?
I know that 99+% of "users" do not change from day to day, minute to minute.
The system should do that dynamically.
To answer Bob's concern about "importance" of the
packet. If the packet is a new and unique packet,
then it would automatically have a higher
priority than a redundant packet sent within a short period of time.
- If "Importance" is the concern, then a bit could indicate the importance.
As a sysop of many digi's, I would immediately
upgrade my radio's. We are talking about under
$150.00 for either a Tracker3($95.00) (If new
firmware were written for it to support a new
methodology) or for a TNC-Pi and a Raspberry Pi.
"Existing" paths would still work during the
transition. In high density area's the transition could occur first.
If a local sysop can't afford that "minor"
investment in an upgraded infrastructure, then
I'm sure other users in the area could come
together to support it. Donate the old TNC to a home station that needs it.
At 03:25 PM 7/13/2014, Richard Sharp, KQ4KX wrote:
>I too have to agree with Bob.Â A properly
>educated user originating a packet should be
>able to control their packet dissemination.
>It seems to me the real âproblemâ we are
>experiencing is either inconsiderate or
>uninformed users that are utilizing the APRS
>network with no regard for others.
>Since the vast majority of these airborne ops
>are using the dumb tracker equipment perhaps
>there should be a prominent description in the
>manuals for these types of equipment provided by
>their manufacturer.Â Particularly, what NOT to do if using them airborne.
>Every year during the Sun-N-Fun fly-in I see
>countless airplanes on my local APRS map with
>the âdefaultâ land based paths.Â Clearly,
>these ops are simply buying these trackers
>(possibly preconfigured) and using
>them.Â Usually, when I see an airplane on my
>map just passing through the local network
>flooding is only for a short time.Â But during
>the weeklong fly-in there are multiple planes up
>flying around the area beaconing.Â Oh, and look
>up their callsign on QRZ.com and of course NO
>email address listed.Â Or, theyâre using the
>planeâs tail number as a tactical callsign and
>may or may not have their actual callsign listed in the payload.
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