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[aprssig] APRS Message Idea

Christensen, Eric CHRISTENSENE at MAIL.ECU.EDU
Thu Mar 3 13:59:47 UTC 2005


What if there were no cell phones???

I do agree, though.  It could clog up the network fairly quickly.  There
would have to be some engineering involved with the design of this
software.

73s,
Eric KF4OTN

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of John Kraus
> Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2005 08:53
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: RE: [aprssig] APRS Message Idea
> 
> 
> 
> >
> >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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