[aprssig] Fwd: RE: WinLink and the APRS-IS
wa7nwp at jnos.org
Tue Feb 15 11:43:14 CST 2005
> Sorry, yes, the SSID is the "SS" and very important
If you're saying,
"WA7NWP-WL>APWL2K:=DDMM.HHN0DDDMM.HHWa> PHG9999 145.630-03_1200b"
Then it's way too confusing...
Very few would know that the "-03" meant it was "wa7nwp-03" on 145.630.
(Yes - we'd learn it but it would be an learning curve for everybody new...)
Also another issue. What about folks with mulitple Winlink stations and/or frequencies
in different locations? I currently have 3 running (that I want to make public) and I know
another operator that has 4. With Linux, it's trivial to add Telpac gateways to the
existing packet infrastructure... ( http://nwp.ampr2.net/jnos/TelpacNode )
So a scheme such as "wa7nwp-wl" won't cover all the systems here.
> the winlink.org is so that a person has a refernce to know
> where to read more about this "thing" that is appearing on his
That'll be a really good thing IF the user has the ability to replace it with a URL of
their own for more specific information. Having a zillion packets out there all
the same info isn't useful and will quickly get old.
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