[aprssig] [aprsfi] VK4TEC pushing ADS-B data to APRS-IS

Curt Mills curt.we7u at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 12:15:48 CDT 2016


Careful with the pitchforks. It may not have been intentional. Could have
been a misconfiguration or a bug.

On Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 10:13 AM, Steve Dimse via aprssig <aprssig at tapr.org>
wrote:

>
> > On Jul 20, 2016, at 9:42 AM, Heikki Hannikainen via aprssig <
> aprssig at tapr.org> wrote:
> >
> > It seems like Andrew VK4TEC has started to gateway ADS-B data to the
> APRS-IS.
> >
> > http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&limit=300&call=VK4TEC*&view=normal
> >
> > I do not think that this is a great idea - the APRS-IS is supposed to be
> a network for amateur radio communications, and quite a lot of people
> depend on it being just that.
> >
> I'll not be so kind. It was an absolutely idiotic idea.
>
> I was just about to start tracking down something I saw in my monitoring
> graphs when I saw this thread. It represented roughly a 1/3 increase in
> traffic on the APRS IS, though it seems to have stopped now. You can get a
> good idea of how much data he was sending before shutting it down by this
> page at findU, showing the last 200 packets with timestamps, he was sending
> dozens a second, for hours!
>
> http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/raw.cgi?call=vk4tec-12&time=1
>
> A graph that shows what he did to the traffic volume is here
>
> http://snowbird.findu.com/cgi-bin/aprsis.cgi?last=100&xsize=500&ysize=300
>
> This graph includes CWOP traffic, so combined the baseline represents 30 -
> 40,000 users, and the bump is all one selfish user.
>
> Andrew, don't ever send anything to the APRS IS that is not ham radio
> again. Please.
>
> Steve K4HG
>
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