[OZAPRS] Freakishly long message path

Liz liz at billiau.net
Sat Feb 12 20:25:25 AEDT 2022

On Sat, 12 Feb 2022 03:32:06 +1100
Chris Baird <vk2cjb at gmail.com> wrote:

> With my APRS Station VK2CJB-1 being a Linux system, I've had it
> happily record all packet traffic that it hears to a
> infinitely-growing log file.
> ..and I noticed today that it was over 80 megabytes and 500,000
> packets since I last flushed it ..so I wrote a hack Python script to
> find which packet had traveled the furthest to get to me.
> The Winner, traveling 1087.4 kilometres:
> VK2KGV-3>APRS,VK2RNW-1,VK2AMW-1,VK2RAB-1*:!2915.28S/15049.27E# APRS
> Digi @ Coolatai
> I didn't expect it to be a VK2 station! ..as there were several VK4,
> VK1, and VK3 showing up during Tropo season.
> The path details are shown in this image: https://imgur.com/a/y5381IS

I haven't looked at my logs lately, but I do recommend logrotate to
keep log file sizes under control ;)


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