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Tue Aug 15 11:02:34 UTC 2006


I would recommend #4.  Low frequency usage, identification of sending
station, positive acknowledgement, and judging from your subsequent
example, single message format.  As to using Linux vs. Windows, either
one would work fine for this application if the program was written for
cross-platform use (Java works cross-platform with no problems,
including doing SQL inserts and selects).  APRS+SA has a "message form"
capability where you can define a form for the user to fill in and the
data is then transmitted as a comma-delimited APRS message.  That would
take care of your client end.  The only thing to do on the host end is
acknowledge the packets and put the data into the database.

73,

Pete Loveall AE5PL
mailto:pete at ae5pl.net  


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	From: Andrew Rich
	Posted At: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 2:34 AM
	Subject: [aprssig] Horse Enduro
	
	
	Thinking out aloud, I wondered if it was possible to send the
scores into HQ using packet.
	 
	I have been trowing a few ideas around. Wondering if anyone has
some comments ?
	 
	1) Use LINUX and the HQ and use packet to go straight into a
mysql database
	2) Use TCP/IP over packet to browse to the form on the windows
laptops in the field 
	3) Make a terminal server at HQ where people connect, leave
scores and then bail out
	4) Using APRS messgaing (UI) style of score sending
	5) Just blindly broadcast scores and HQ hears and puts in
database.
	 
	In most cases we seem to be heading for a LINUX server at HQ,
and windows laptops in the field.
	 
	Ideas ?




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