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[aprssig] KPC-3+ Trackers (not blind)... MODIFIED: (or DUMB)

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sun Oct 30 07:20:11 UTC 2005

bruninga at usna.edu wrote:

> .
>That is exactly why we have that category called
>dumb-trackers.  It refers to any tracker that
>only transmits and does not do messaging nor
>any other display of "received" APRS data.
>As you say, you are frustrated when you cannot
>talk to one... that is why we call it "dumb".
>When a KPS-3 or any other TNC is connected to
>a computer or laptop, it is no longer a dumb
>tracker but a "full-up" APRS system (unless it
>runs some "dumb" software, but I wont go there...
It just occurred to me, given the alternate meaning of "dumb"  in other 
contexts,  that perhaps a
better term would be  "Deaf Trackers"!

Stephen H. Smith    wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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