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[aprssig] UiView32 Registrations

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Mon Apr 4 22:47:25 UTC 2005


scott at opentrac.org wrote:

>Can someone tell me why there's even a registration requirement?  I thought
>donations were entirely voluntary now.
>
>Scott
>N1VG
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>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "steve" <kf6wax at yahoo.com>
>To: <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
>Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 12:18 PM
>Subject: [aprssig] UiView32 Registrations
>
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>>I am receiving an enormous amount of email for registration of UiView32
>>    
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>from around the World. Especially Europe!  I only do registrations for the
>American Continent.....(that is enough on its own)!  <g>
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Because the program won't work at all without being registered.  The 
registration number is generated by some sort of complex "secret sauce"  
algortithm applied to  your callsign.  Actually two numbers are 
generated: One for the program and one for verifed logins to APRS servers. 


In the past, you paid to have this "magic number" created for you.  Now 
it's free but still required to run the 32-bit version of the program.  
The 16-bit version doesn't require it (but also doesn't work with most 
of the neat add-ons including the Precision Mapping servers).




Stephen H. Smith             wa8lmf (at) aol.com
                                                    
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