• Cant receive messages when beacon does not reach IGate.
  • Current APRS networks break down during local disasters where internet in the local region is down.
  • No discoverable way to access a stations capabilities such as coverage area, or cross-band capabilities.
  • No universal and generic way to execute cross-band paths, critical in times of emergency.
  • Lacks store-and-forward messaging capability
  • No geographic routing, you must know an explicit path to your destination or use WIDE.
  • Packets are naively repeated, no rate limiting mechanisms other than max distance.
  • No automatic response to misbehaving stations, which can take down an entire local network.
  • No means to prevent packets from gating to the internet, making it difficult to simulate disaster scenarios.