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Charles Doughtie n5exy at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 21 12:03:29 UTC 2005



Gaius Plinius Secundus A.D. 23 - 79

Quid non miraculo est cum primum in notitiam venit?
quam multa fieri non posse priusquam sunt facta
iudicantur!

What is not deemed miraculous when first it comes into
knowledge? how many things are judged impossible
before they actually occur!


--- "A.J. Farmer (AJ3U)" <ajfarmer at spenet.com> wrote:

> 
> Reminds me of an old Confuscious saying:
> 
> "He who says it can not be done should not get in
> the way of he who is
> already doing it".  ;-)
> 
> 73!
> 
> A.J. Farmer, AJ3U
> http://www.aj3u.com
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
> On Behalf Of Henk de Groot
> Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2005 10:12 AM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] (no subject)
> 
> Ron Stordahl schreef:
> > Do you really think for one minute that it would
> be wise to put a PC at 
> > a remote site that runs 40 F below in the winter
> and 100 F above in the 
> > summer and is subject to regular power
> failure/restores?
> > 
> > If so, come here and take over the maintenance of
> 15 remote sites please!
> 
> Why it is possible in Italy, France, Germany,
> Belgium, The Netherlands? 
> Why should a PC board be less reliable than a KPC-3?
> I'm talking about a 
> solid system, without a spinning harddisk, I bet the
> components are not 
> any different than the components used on a KPC-3
> and in your TRX.
> 
> Let met ask you straight, did you ever try it? How
> do you know a PC will 
> not work under these conditions when a Kantronics
> TNC and your 
> commercial-grade TRX seems to work?
> 
> Besides that, I never said you shall have a PC. A PC
> is currently the only 
> solution available, but if we make a decision today
> to move into a new and 
> better direction then even solutions for sites like
> you mention will 
> emerge. Note that we are only discussing this right
> now and already people 
> show up with *great* ideas like a PIC controller to
> take over the 
> digipeating function and replacing the KPC-3 PROM
> with something like a 
> UIDIGI type of PROM.
> 
> I don't understand the tendency to pick the
> exceptions to show why 
> something can't be done. Lets look at the
> opportunities, solutions for the 
> exceptions will then emerge in due time, people are
> creative and always 
> found ways to overcome problems.
> 
> Kind regards,
> 
> Henk.
> 
> 
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