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[aprssig] Simplified New n-N for Users

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Apr 6 19:38:22 UTC 2005


Keith,

Sorry if that struck you wrongly...  The reason I said it that way, is

beacuse only UIview has made it so easy to turn ANY
TNC or sound card into a  full UIFLOOD and UITRACE 
digi.  And UIview is used by 85% of all users.  And since
none of the other software (to my knowlegdge can do this
so easily) then it only seemed logical to name the software...
Did not mean to offend.   Bob

>>> ve7gdh at rac.ca 4/6/05 3:08:42 PM >>>
Bob WB4APR wrote on 06/04/2005 10:45:33 AM PDT

> And the other part of this "mine field" is how easy it is for any
> home station with UI-View to become all kinds of digipeating
> when in fact, in the USA we probably don't want anyone to
> be a digi, unless there is a clear, and well designed and 
> thought-out need for it...

It's really easy for ANYONE to use inappropriate settings. Why don't
you chase after everyone that has a TNC in case they use it
inappropriately? I appreciate all the work you and others are doing in
trying to improve the APRS network, and to "fix" the 144.390 MHz
network, but why do you keep taking stabs at UI-View? If you had just
said "it's too easy for any home station to set up a digipeater where it
isn't needed" I wouldn't give your comment a second thought. I agree
100% that a digipeater shouldn't be set up where it isn't needed. Let's
leave it at that, other than to say that except for general
recommendations, it is the individual and those in their immediate area
that should be deciding where digipeaters should be set up (and what
hardware or software to use) and if there are any benefits in having a
particular home station running a (properly set up!) digipeater.

Keep up the good work!

73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
--
"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"


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