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Anyone know what the "Other" category is on the stats site?

On the stats site I see…

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Can anyone tell me what’s in the “Other” category that’s generating almost half my positions reported?

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From a quick look, it looks like test ground stations. Look for TEST1234 callsigns.

They do not transmit actual positions (which is why they go into the Other bucket) but your site continuously hears & reports their existence.

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Ah OK. I didn’t realize that “Positions Reported” is really “Messages Reported”. Yeah, I’ve always got at least 4 TEST1234. They’re good for, well, testing, since they’re in different locations and always have constant RSSI.