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[aprssig] MIC-E and APRS

Earl Needham needhame1 at plateautel.net
Fri Mar 4 17:23:35 UTC 2005

At 10:19 AM 3/4/2005, Scott Miller wrote:
>The surface mount versions of both the TinyTrak and OpenTracker would
>probably fit too, I just don't see that much benefit.  It's still got to get
>power somewhere.  For a mobile it might make more sense - you've often got
>maybe 8 volts for running lights and keypads and such.
>My old Yaesu FT-209 has a space for a CTCSS encoder board that'd probably
>fit a tracker, too, but it'd still need an external GPS receiver and some
>external connection.

         I get the feeling that, for this to happen, we'll have to go from 
a point where APRS is a primary operation to a point where APRS is simply 
an add-on that EVERYBODY does.  I mean, right now, most of us who run APRS 
have dedicated 2-meter rigs for that, a TNC, GPS, etc.  It's basically a 
second station in out house or vehicle.  At some point, we may or may not 
move to a spot where the PRIMARY station does it all.

         Just musing...

Earl Needham, KD5XB, Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk

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