[amsat-bb] ISS ping box (now PBBS)

Clayton W5PFG w5pfg at amsat.org
Thu Sep 22 19:40:48 UTC 2016

Sadly, there are people who connect to the packet BBS regularly over the 
USA. It jams up the channel with REJ packets from AOS to LOS.  Those 
people probably don't read anything published here on AMSAT-BB.


On 9/22/2016 13:11, Robert Bruninga wrote:
> All it takes is one person to try to log on, and then the ENTIRE PASS is
> lost to retries and retries and retries.  Nothing is accomplished, and
> rarely if ever does anyone even get logged on.  It is an abomination to
> even think about using the ISS BBS.

> Oops... nevermind... I see you are on an island thousands of miles from
> any Ham Radio density...

> But again, this will ONLY work over Hawaii, or Australia, or South Africa
> or other areas where packet ISS usage is so low as to be non-existant.  In
> those places, yes, it would be a fun experiment.  BUT ONLY UNTIL others
> heard about it.  Then it would be the same ole' "tradgedy of the
> commons"... (google it)...  Everybody tries and it fails for everyone....

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