[aprssig] Stealth digis
Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr)
ldeffenb at homeside.to
Wed Nov 5 10:24:57 CST 2014
They definitely should (IMHO) insert their call if they digipeat
something. And without a posit beacon (even if they choose to do
ambiguity), there's no way to do any path analysis of their
participation in the network.
But then, I guess it falls under the "to each his own" category.
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
On 11/5/2014 11:12 AM, Andrew P. wrote:
> Is there a reason to have stealth (non-beaconing) digipeaters? There
> are some folks in my area who want to hide their digis from the
> general public (supposedly to keep excess traffic off those digis).
> But, if those digis support WIDEn-N aliases, they should still
> digipeat general traffic in their range, and no one will know who is
> doing it (unless those digis add a trace entry of themselves to the
> So what would be the point? One digi beacon every 30 minutes wouldn't
> clog the channel. And, unless those digis explicitly didn't support
> standard aliases (WIDEn-N or the obsolete RELAY and WIDE), they would
> still digi general traffic (not just the owner's traffic).
> Just can't figure out why someone would want a stealth digi.
> Andrew, KA2DDO
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