Email robots on HF bands

Nan and Sandy Sanders esanders at
Sat Mar 24 19:04:01 CDT 2007

Mike, I guess the question I was asking is the robot a lid? Will it 
answer the requester at A and pass its traffic while QRMing the 
ongoing QSO between C and D that it at least should know is there. Or 
like the considerate operator will it wait until the QSO is finished 
to respond or at least move A to a clear frequency to pass the traffic.

At 02:26 PM 3/24/2007, Mike O'Dell wrote:
>Nan and Sandy Sanders wrote:
>>Bob, do the robots listen at all before they respond? Say requester 
>>at location A has propagation only to a robot at location B. 
>>Location B also has a path to locations C and D where a QSO between 
>>2 RTTY stations is going on. Requester at A not hearing C or D 
>>sends a request to robot at B and the request is decoded through 
>>the signals from D or E, will the robot start transmitting on to of 
>>the QSO between C and D?
>>         Sandy
>>         WB5MMB
>>At 8:07 AM 3/24/2007, Robert Bruninga wrote:
>>>I think we have been duped by chicken little..
>>>Winlink HF mail box systems do not TX on their own.  They only
>>>RESPOND to a sentient human logon request.  It is the
>>>responsibility of those human operators to listen to the
>>>frequency first before logging on.
>>>I think
>>>Bob, WB4APR
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>and how is this situation unique to robots?
>asymmetric connectivity and the hidden transmitter problem
>are just facts of life in the radio realm.
>         -mo

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