[aprssig] Re: Digi-coverage polygon

Andy Pritchard 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 
> traffic
> on this list, I'm sure someone will tell me I am in no uncertain terms if 
> my
> question has no merit. ;)
> Why was PHG set up as a manual entry with static data? It seems like we 
> have
> 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 
analysis data.

Note: It's not a circle...

Andy, M0CYP - Telford

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