On Tue, 10 Mar 1998, Bill Jones wrote: > I hope I am wrong, but my "guess" would be that there were so many > stations on running APRS... that MIR never got a chance to transmit.... Nope, R0MIR was QRT during the test. Besides usually on MIR, there are tens of dozens of people trying to connect to MIR using one packet every 10 seconds. (APRS stations will operate at only 5% of this rate). A prior analysis published here of a typical MIR pass shows on a typical pass there were 262 packets, 11 stations successfully got a conneect acknowledge, but only 2 got the BBS prompt and none completed any BBS commands. All of this took 164 packets of which 35 were dupes and 129 were just the overhead of getting the user logged on. Meantime there were 88 connect-rej or Busy packets and 11 UI's. During this test, the objective is to replace the useless 88 conect requests with simple one-liner's that convey more interesting information... Stay tuned tonight!