[aprssig] APRS System Overiding Fundamentals

Jim Andrews jim at stuckinthemud.org
Tue Mar 8 16:07:07 CST 2005

As a long-time UI-View user, could you elaborate on what abilities are available
in APRSdos that UI-View has difficulties with, in the context of what is being
discussed here.

I've used the object moving ability on events mainly as a control-room
scratch-pad. The area of object "ownership" would concern me, unless APRSdos
does it differently.

Jim, G1HUL

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of A.J. Farmer (AJ3U)
Sent: 08 March 2005 21:58
To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
Subject: RE: [aprssig] APRS System Overiding Fundamentals

I understand exactly.  I'm also primarily a UI-View32 user.  I've also used
Xastir enough to try it out and become familiar with it.  Armed with this
background, I was still amazed at what APRSdos can do after seeing Bob's
demo.  He was doing things that can not be done (or in some cases, can not
be "easily" be done) with UI-View.


A.J. Farmer, AJ3U

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of Phillip B. Pacier
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 4:40 PM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS System Overiding Fundamentals

A.J. Farmer (AJ3U) wrote:

>Bob gave a brief APRSdos demo at the Richmond hamfest.  To be honest, I was
>amazed at the capabilities of APRSdos.  So many people have written it off
>because it is a DOS program.  I know better now after seeing it in action
>someone that knows how to use it!!
Because I made mention of it, I will respond briefly.  I think it is a
great program and I remember seeing my first presentation on it way back
when.  I would like to make better use of it, but I need TCP/IP
support.  It doesn't make sense for me to run several different APRS
programs to get all of the functions I think I need.  UI-View works the
best for me, but definitely has a few issues that will continue to be
problematic as time goes on.  I have yet to figure out how to run Xastir
on my Windows box (sorry, I just don't know Linux well enough to have a
Linux box, nor do I have the time to learn another OS), plus I want to
be able to use Precision Mapping software with whatever I run.  APRSDos
is great for the fundamentals of APRS, but I have moved way beyond the
linear resolution mapping that it supports (plus the TCP issue).

That's all!
Phil - AD6NH

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