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[aprssig] APRS Message Idea

John Kraus jfkraus3 at cox.net
Thu Mar 3 13:53:29 UTC 2005


>
>Please don't try to modify the APRS messaging protocol for those who do
>not request it.  This would be disastrous for the reliability and
>usability of APRS-IS.
>
>73,


I can see it now.  You turn on your D-7 and send a posit and for the next 
30 minutes or more the network is totally clogged as an IGATE  attempts to 
deliver the MSG's it has accumulated for the last 7 days.

APRS=REAL-TIME LOCAL TACTICAL   (over an hour old forget it.)

A cellphone is much more useful for short text messaging anyway.  Why do we 
need/want to make APRS emulate a cellphone.

Me thinks tis a bad idea. 





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