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Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Wed Sep 22 19:17:56 UTC 2004


On Wed, 22 Sep 2004, Bob Bruninga wrote:

> On Tue, 21 Sep 2004, Curt Mills wrote:
>
> > > that is, always center on a station sending PRIORITY or EMERGENCY.
> > > Yes, its only part of what Wes asked for, but its trivial.
> >
> > And this works only for stations transmitting MIC-E format packets.
> > Those are the only ones that can have Priority and Emergency status.
>
> Yes, but most small trackers use the Mic-E protocol and those
> are the folks (the mobiles and protables) that are in the situation
> where they may need to identify their location that way.

Most current small trackers, yea.  Mine isn't currently capable of
Mic-E, but can do Base-91 compressed positions...  Wouldn't take
much to add an emergency transmit to it if a port pin was toggled,
but no clients would key off of that since it wouldn't be a Mic-E
emergency packet.

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