[aprssig] Re: Digi-coverage polygon
apritch at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Oct 13 12:39:58 CDT 2005
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron McCoy" <rmccoylist at blueantservices.com>
To: "'TAPR APRS Mailing List'" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2005 5:43 PM
Subject: RE: UI-View Bashing (was Re: APRS RF DX? (Was RE: [aprssig]
APRSinAtlanta - flooding the network))
> I'm still new to APRS so this may be a stupid question. Based on the
> on this list, I'm sure someone will tell me I am in no uncertain terms if
> question has no merit. ;)
> Why was PHG set up as a manual entry with static data? It seems like we
> all the information we need for a digi to dynamically create a coverage
> object surrounding it on a map.
> By keeping track of the locations of directly heard stations over a period
> of time, real performance could be used to draw the digi-coverage polygon
> (not likely to be a circle)
> Why would this be a bad idea?
It's not, all you need is something added to the APRS protocol to distribute
the polygon data (area objects may do it?).
UI-Path32 already creates a plot of stations heard direct see the following
http://www.apritch.myby.co.uk/uipath32.jpg it just does not distribute the
Note: It's not a circle...
Andy, M0CYP - Telford
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