[aprssig] Another Clueless Balloonist On The Rampage With A TinyTrack...

David Colburn qrv at kd4e.com
Sun Mar 16 10:08:38 CDT 2014


Can't you filter them out for now?
Sent from Samsung phone.

"Stephen H. Smith" <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:

>I awoke this morning to hear the WIDE1-1 digipeater in my APRS igate/webserver 
>setup keying up every 10-15 seconds constantly.
>
>There are TWO balloons running a WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1 path every 10 seconds at 
>30,000', about 20 miles west of Detroit.
>
>o   They are hitting:
>
>o   CHLSEA (VERY wide area digi about 10 mi west of Ann Arbor, MI) on the first 
>hop, and my digi on the second.
>
>o   And my station directly, with the local Lansing area wide as the second hop.
>
>o   And the local Lansing-area wide on the first hop.
>
>o   And at least two other digis directly and/or via second hops, within 40 
>miles that I can hear off the air from here.
>
>The result is almost 100% occupancy of 144.39 non-stop, as monitored 
>off-the-air, in the Lansing/East Lansing area.    (And I assume most of the 
>rest of Michigan, northern Ohio, northern Indiana and southwest Ontario.)
>
>A clear demonstration, if there ever was one, of why one should NEVER NEVER 
>NEVER use WIDE1-1 in the path of an airborne trackcer
>
>This log is monitored off the air with my TH-D7 listening to my 
>digipeater/igate in Haslett, MI (about 5 mi north-east of East Lansing, MI)
>
>2014-03-16 14:44:51 START UTC
>2014-03-16 14:45:01 KF6RFX-2>APT312,WA8LMF-10*,WIDE2-1 <UI>:
>/144455h4200.38N/08411.05WO000/000/A=037966/UMich Testing
>2014-03-16 14:45:12 KF6RFX-2>APT312,WA8LMF-10*,WIDE2-1 <UI>:
>/144509h4200.46N/08410.61WO000/000/A=038134/UMich Testing
>2014-03-16 14:45:24 KF6RFX-3>TRPP5Q,WA8LMF-10*,WIDE2-1 <UI R>:
>`p&?#\gO/>#Y"}=
>2014-03-16 14:45:30 KF6RFX-2>APT312,WA8LMF-10*,WIDE2-1 <UI>:
>/144524h4200.54N/08410.18WO000/000/A=038294/UMich Testing
>2014-03-16 14:45:42 KF6RFX-2>APT312,WA8LMF-10*,WIDE2-1 <UI>:
>/144539h4200.61N/08409.72WO000/000/A=038488/UMich Testing
>2014-03-16 14:46:01 KF6RFX-2>APT312,WA8LMF-10*,WIDE2-1 <UI>:
>/144555h4200.68N/08409.26WO000/000/A=038672/UMich Testing
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>Stephen H. Smith    wa8lmf (at) aol.com
>Skype:        WA8LMF
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>"APRS 101"  Explanation of APRS Path Selection & Digipeating
>   http://wa8lmf.net/DigiPaths
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