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[aprssig] RE: APRS User Activity Bit

dick at kb7zva.com dick at kb7zva.com
Wed Mar 9 18:25:07 UTC 2005


>>This all came to light with a newbie asking the question, 
>>"How or can I know, who has a keyboard that I can talk to?"

>Ah ha!  In 2000 or so,  I also introduced the "ACTIVITY" bit.
>This bit indicates if there is a human at the PC by detecting
>human activity.  If the human is present within the last 10 minutes
>then the N/S byte is in UPPERcase.  If that person's PC
>detects no activity in the last 10 mintes, then the N/S byte is 
>transmitted in Lower Case.

Now that Bob let the cat out of the bag... <g>.
How many times have we seen someone trying to message to a digi
or an object? "You there?", "Good Morning"

Would there be any interest in connecting to a server that only
handled stations with human intervention, Or, develop a port on
an existing server that would only display symbols of stations
you could actually talk to?

I'd like to get my feet wet on this one... anyone else?

Dick, KB7ZVA
APRSWest








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