Amateur Radio Homebrew (Part 3): Preventing Duplicate Tweets

Amateur Radio Homebrew (Part 3): Preventing Duplicate Tweets

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In my last post (part 2, also see part 1 here), I talked about Twitter’s API rate limits. Since many Packet Radio transmissions are duplicates by their nature, for example, beacon packets and ID packets, it’s important to have some kind of mechanism to prevent sending these through to Twitter.

The approach I used was to insert each received packet into a MongoDB database, storing the received packet data, who the packet was from and who to, and additional metadata about the packet, for example, when last sent, and when it was last received.

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May 17, 2017 at 07:39AM

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