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[aprssig] APRS System Overiding Fundamentals

Wes Johnston aprs at kd4rdb.com
Wed Mar 9 03:08:38 UTC 2005


Bob, you make a good point... We just did an aprs indoctrination at the local
NWS office a week ago, and as one guy put it... Last time he spot checked APRS
is was just for tracking cars.  He had no idea about it's other uses.  Now, he
was specifically talking about weather apps such as the polygons made by the
NWS robot, doppler radar overlays.  We didn't have the time to cover much more,
but still, I guess the point is that the average ham may have heard of APRS but
thinks it is confined to tracking cars.  _This_ is the part of user education
that actually works!

Wes
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Quoting Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu>:

> AND these days ANY LAPTOP can run a version of
> APRS without any TNC, so no one in the club with a
> laptop and an HT has any excuse NOT to fire up
> APRS and join the event.  It used to be that lack of
> a TNC was a limitation.  But NO  MORE.
>
> So my present sermon is just about getting people to
> use APRS displays even if they dont want to bother
> with a GPS...
>
> Thanks for your good feedback.
> Bob, WB4APR






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