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[aprssig] Off Topic: Top Posting

James Washer washer at trlp.com
Fri Aug 19 14:15:31 UTC 2005


For those of us who read individual threads, and those of us who follow specific threads, top posting is MUCH easier to read, and everything is right there on the openning thread... Hence, this becomes a religious argument.

On Fri, 19 Aug 2005 10:04:51 -0400 (EDT)
Doug Ferrell <kd4moj at kd4moj.org> wrote:

> <RANT ON>
> 
>  	See how hard this is to read?  Do you know what I am replying to? See you
> have to scroll down this entire message to see what the original message
> (quoted) is about. 
> 
> 	This is called "TOP POSTING" when you post on TOP of the
> quote. These type of  messages are hard to read especially in digest mode.
> 
> 	So please be courteous in quoting and posting! I'm not picking on
> the writers below... I just picked a random TOP POST since I just read
> about 10 in a row...
> 
> </RANT OFF>
> 
> 
> 
> > This is exactly the type of thing I was thinking about!
> > 
> > Thanks for the links.
> > 
> > On Wed, August 17, 2005 11:34 am, Todd Springer said:
> > > I have used the 2 below for projects similar to what you are doing.
> > > The pelicans are expensive but when you need watertight they are hard to
> > > beat.
> > >
> > > http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=36870
> > > http://www.pelican.com/cases/1bo_1150.html
> > >
> > > As for small radios that are good for what you are doing I would try and
> > > find a Yaesu Ft-1500. These have been discontinued but can be found on
> > > Ebay and such. I like these radios because they are small have a din
> > > data connector and the entire case is the heat sink.
> > > Todd
> > > K6TJS
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> > > [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of William McKeehan
> > > Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2005 7:51 AM
> > > To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
> > > Subject: [aprssig] Tracker Enclosure ?
> > >
> > > I'm looking to build some trackers - initially all using the TinyTrak3,
> > > eventually upgrading some to use full TNC's.
> > >
> > > These trackers will be used for events that cover 40 miles or so from
> > > one end
> > > to the other and will often be in places where a digi is not available
> > > (thus
> > > the future full TNC plan for some to be portable digi's). I am planning
> > > to use
> > > mobile radio's and mag-mount external antenna for these trackers. The
> > > trackers
> > > will be placed in event vehicles on the day of the event.
> > >
> > > What I am looking for is example enclosures (and sources for these
> > > enclosures)
> > > that you have used to build a portable tracker.
> > >
> > > I'm also looking for input on which current 2-meter radios lend
> > > themselves
> > > best to APRS use (i.e., have a 6-pin mini din or other features that
> > > would
> > > make attaching a TNC easy).
> > >
> > > Thanks for any help!
> > > --
> > > William McKeehan
> > > KI4HDU
> > > Internet: mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net
> > > http://mckeehan.homeip.net
> > >
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But other's may agree with you

 - jim




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